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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 886
Posted By jcl10
It is always engaged. The light on the dash...

It is always engaged.

The light on the dash comes on when the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) or Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) systems intervene. That intervention consists of applying a brake...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,925
Posted By jcl10
I agree with Penguin. I don't see how you are...

I agree with Penguin. I don't see how you are increasing boost pressure without running the turbos faster. Indirectly, you can speed up the turbo with tuning. By controlling the wastegate, you...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By jcl10
You can tow in auto, or use the manual shift...

You can tow in auto, or use the manual shift feature of the steptronic, but the most important thing is to keep the torque converter in lockup mode. There is far less heat produced in that mode. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,638
Posted By jcl10
It is a money-maker for the dealer and insurance...

It is a money-maker for the dealer and insurance company, so they are paying out less than they are charging (on average). It really depends on whether you feel you are lucky, and can beat the house...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,231
Posted By jcl10
I am not familiar with the wear sensors being...

I am not familiar with the wear sensors being mounted on the pads. From memory, they are a separate part number, available from the dealer. If you are just doing one axle, there is just one sensor...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-09-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,447
Posted By jcl10
Glad the misunderstanding on the charge air...

Glad the misunderstanding on the charge air cooling was cleared up.

I am not sure why the term twin turbo can not apply to both parallel and compound turbo arrangements. This is simply a parallel...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,447
Posted By jcl10
No. Disagree with post above. Engine is not...

No. Disagree with post above. Engine is not even calibrated for 91 AKI, but for less than that. 91 is recommended by BMW to allow a safety margin because fuel is not always what it says on the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 35,528
Posted By jcl10
4.4: Maximum 6000 lbs trailer weight, anything...

4.4: Maximum 6000 lbs trailer weight, anything over 1600 lbs requires trailer brakes.
3.0 automatic up through 2003: Maximum 5000 lbs trailer weight, same trailer brake limit
3.0 manual, and all...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 35,528
Posted By jcl10
Well, it certainly isn't a current Malibu 21...

Well, it certainly isn't a current Malibu 21 since the post was from 2005, and the boat wasn't necessarily new even then. Perhaps Malibu built lighter boats many years ago.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By jcl10
Pictures of my 2008 535 with the MSport package...

Pictures of my 2008 535 with the MSport package in this thread.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249209&highlight=
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-12-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 35,528
Posted By jcl10
It is an old thread, so you may not get many...

It is an old thread, so you may not get many responses. Some new members may be able to chime in.

The X5 is a very good tow vehicle. Take a look at X5 world dot com for articles on towing,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By jcl10
My SP Sport 01 tires were likely manufactured...

My SP Sport 01 tires were likely manufactured later than that bulletin (Vehicle was Sept 2007 production) so I don't know if it applies. In any case, I have been happy with them and they are wearing...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By jcl10
Running 41 psi will undoubtedly help you get rid...

Running 41 psi will undoubtedly help you get rid of them sooner :thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By jcl10
I run 32/34, and would expect to have to replace...

I run 32/34, and would expect to have to replace tires sooner with any higher pressures, as they would wear more in the centre of the tread.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By jcl10
Coincidence. I had a LF wheel bearing go at...

Coincidence. I had a LF wheel bearing go at 45,000 km on the X5. The dealer had done enough of them to not think of it as unusual.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By jcl10
The X5 is not a good vehicle to consider for...

The X5 is not a good vehicle to consider for towing behind an RV. You really need a trailer to tow it properly. It is also too large and heavy. You would be better served by a small sport utility...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,548
Posted By jcl10
36.4 mpg (Imperial) on a 2008 535i 6MT, highway,...

36.4 mpg (Imperial) on a 2008 535i 6MT, highway, in the mountains. If I had slowed down I would have beat 37, no problem, but those are Imperial gallons. Equates to just over 30 mpg (US gallons). ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By jcl10
If you don't have cold weather, you don't need...

If you don't have cold weather, you don't need the 0 weight. If you are concerned about fuel economy, you wouldn't want to go heavier than the 30 weight recommended by BMW. Why not stay with the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-22-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By jcl10
It is really a coin toss. If you want to change...

It is really a coin toss. If you want to change it, do the filter and use BMW fluid, IMO. The transmissions on these models seem to have a higher incidence of failure from 100k onwards, but my...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By jcl10
It was time to trade my X5, and I wanted a...

It was time to trade my X5, and I wanted a sportier ride as a daily driver. We still wanted one SUV for carrying bikes, etc, so we traded the X5 and the 325xi, on a 535i and an X3. The X3 is a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By jcl10
Yes

Yes
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By jcl10
I buy oil for my E60 from my dealer in Vancouver....

I buy oil for my E60 from my dealer in Vancouver. Small world, eh? It is Castrol 5W-30. It isn't from Germany. It is the same price or cheaper at my dealer than the local Lordco auto parts...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,473
Posted By jcl10
+1 I think it looks good. I wouldn't...

+1

I think it looks good. I wouldn't compare it to the X6. The X6 is trying to invent a segment, but is just an X5 without the utility. It is far too heavy, and ends up being silly. This is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,341
Posted By jcl10
Yes, but you posted it in more than one place. I...

Yes, but you posted it in more than one place. I answered your post in your other thread. The gist of it was that all diesel is not the same. You are referencing sulphur levels, while the concerns...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,580
Posted By jcl10
There are at least two different Castrol Syntec...

There are at least two different Castrol Syntec oils. One is labelled Syntec Blend, and is not a full synthetic. Another is labelled Syntec, and is a full synthetic. It meets a higher spec if you...
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