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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By leejim
Rough idle.

Hi I think I would check the coil fault first as it is easy ti get at and it is something that was disturbed in the job done. As for the other things you mentioned a bit out of my expertise really. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By leejim
Rough idle.

Hi when I did my job I didn,t put in new plugs but did all the rest. I dont have a code reader I just started it up as normal and it runs perfect. A fast idle for about 20-30 seconds then slows down...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By leejim
Valve cover gaskets

Hi the spark plug seal can go anyway but put some silicone grease on them so the cover slips over them easy. Also be careful you have the cover holding down nuts correct there is two length nuts for...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By leejim
Hi Just a long shot, check your alternator output...

Hi Just a long shot, check your alternator output , should be at least 14.4 volts. Low voltage does all sorts of silly things.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By leejim
Dreaded Alternator bracket oil leak.

Hi can anyone let me know where the thread for replacing the Alternator bracket sealing gasket on a 05 X5 E53 4.4 V8 is please? I have seen it before but cant find now. It explains how to lower the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By leejim
Upper timing cover gaskets.

Hi had my alternator fail due to oil leak from timing cover. I did just the one side and valve cover gasket as well. I think you need to have the valve cover of to do the timing cover. I did it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By leejim
Yes it was thankyou. But only part 4 the plastic...

Yes it was thankyou. But only part 4 the plastic cap it says showed up goodness knows where the other 3 are? But my cap was not plastic it is metal "s- -t or muck metal. I guess to replace the oil...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By leejim
Object in oil filter

Hi Grumpy thanks for the reply so promptly. I had read it in a thread before but couldn't find it today. Regards JD.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By leejim
Metal object in oil filter?

05 X5 4.4 V8. Hi just changing my oil filter and oil as I have done many times and when I dropped down the filter a small ( 1'' x 5/8 approx) little cage type object fell out from on top of filter....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By leejim
Hi, I would like to see you tow a 23 ft Haines...

Hi, I would like to see you tow a 23 ft Haines Hunter boat (2.5 tones) and also a large caravan with a 3 liter six banger up hills we have in NZ. My 4.4 V8 does all that and touches 230 k when wound...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By leejim
Hey get a V8 man, wicked grunt, fun to drive and...

Hey get a V8 man, wicked grunt, fun to drive and I get up to 11.8 liters per 100 k. It can blow of most sedans / saloon cars to. Six pack are for the ladies. !!!! :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-25-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By leejim
HI i am sure the new one I fitted to my X5 4.4 V8...

HI i am sure the new one I fitted to my X5 4.4 V8 was 180 amp. Valeo brand.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By leejim
Hi I am not sure if you can get one with a higher...

Hi I am not sure if you can get one with a higher amp out put but there is no way you could fit a physically bigger one in the position they are in. My 05 X5 has done 212 000 Ks and I have just...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By leejim
HI I got CREE LED 40 watt kit to do both sides...

HI I got CREE LED 40 watt kit to do both sides very much brighter on E bay for less than $ 60 .
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By leejim
Had enough !!!

Hey Frankrp give mate your not even funny anymore. Ive been a mechanic since 1961 and my 05 X5 4.4 is the best vehicle Ive ever had !! And at 208,000 kilometers it runs like dream.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-09-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By leejim
Sealed Transmission just a joke.

Any good auto trans place can do the oil change and filter for you with good type Synthetic oil. It should be done every 50k especially if you tow like I do. ( 6.8m boat and a caravan) My 05 4.4 V8...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By leejim
Car wont start ?

Hi have you tried this it maybe a help. Is the dash asking for a code?

Disconnect battery for at least 5 mins.
Reconnect battery.
Turn ignition key to position 1.
A 10 minute...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By leejim
Hi, I would say Alternator, test output should be...

Hi, I would say Alternator, test output should be 14.4 volts. I had one that sometimes would not charge then start again until it finally gave up. Fitted my own but a bit of a struggle.
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 08-09-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,640
Posted By leejim
So what?

Must have spent a heap on the whole rig, whats a few bucks for gas gunna worry him ?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By leejim
Cost X 5 ?

At 184,000ks my E53 4.4 auto started to hold on changing into 5 & 6 when cold ok after warm up. Had Auto trans oil and filter changed cost just under $400 NZ has run perfect 16,000k since. Needed...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 58,186
Posted By leejim
Alternator fault !

Hi if it helps anyone here is my story. I had no indication of any trouble coming on. I was driving along 100 k from home and my Radar detector beeps " Low voltage" then warning lights start coming...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By leejim
Auto Trans Fluid change

Hi Wayne, someone told me the X5 Auto Trans is the same Trans they use in the Ford Territory? If this is so your people over there (Aus) should be pretty clue y on them? My 05 4.4 V8 has done 198,000...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By leejim
Auto Trans Fluid change

Hi, should be changed at 100K and new filter fitted. Use only Synthetic Trans Fluid.Make sure Torque converter flushed to. I think approx 8 liters.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By leejim
Noise when turning and braking?

Hi, it sounds like you may be out of brake pads?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 31,991
Posted By leejim
How many miles on your X5 E53 ?

Hi my 05 4.4 has done 194,000 kilometres and runs like new. The only non service item I have had to replace is the oil pressure switch. Not hard to do myself , cost $25nz. Used 1 litre oil between...
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