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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 55,851
Posted By Scott ZHP
Agreed. Collectively, there isn't much we have...

Agreed. Collectively, there isn't much we have not tackled here.

I had to replace a rear door lock actuator recently on my E53. It wasn't apparent how to remove the door panel, and the Bentley...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 55,851
Posted By Scott ZHP
Thanks; can't help much with the fluid, as my...

Thanks; can't help much with the fluid, as my experience is with the GM box fitted to the earlier models. Sounds like you've done your research though.

If I were doing this again, I'd probably...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Scott ZHP
How often are you clearing codes? You need to...

How often are you clearing codes? You need to complete the cycle in order to set the "ready" state flags.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Scott ZHP
All sorts of electrical wierdness can happen when...

All sorts of electrical wierdness can happen when the battery is weak, including the symptoms you have. How old is the battery?

Keep in mind, a dead or dying battery can often times take the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Scott ZHP
Not sure what you mean by "pre bi-VANOS". ...

Not sure what you mean by "pre bi-VANOS".

The M54 engine in your X5 is dual VANOS. The seals are shot by now, assuming they have never been replaced. As is the DISA, if that's never been...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Scott ZHP
I'm going to guess it was plugs on the coils,...

I'm going to guess it was plugs on the coils, rather than injectors.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,063
Posted By Scott ZHP
Just me, but I don't see why the dealership bears...

Just me, but I don't see why the dealership bears any responsibility for this issue, especially if its out of warranty. If I ran a dealership's service dept and I caught a tech suggesting that the...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-24-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,795
Posted By Scott ZHP
Failure to prepare = prepare to fail. ...

Failure to prepare = prepare to fail.

Good luck, this day has been a long time coming. :thumbup:
Forum: Off-Topic 02-23-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,795
Posted By Scott ZHP
Big day tomorrow. :)

Big day tomorrow. :)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By Scott ZHP
Bought my 01 new. 144k miles on it, and I'd do...

Bought my 01 new. 144k miles on it, and I'd do it again.
Forum: Off-Topic 02-20-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 451
Posted By Scott ZHP
Doubt it, unless it's hostile. Elon Musk has...

Doubt it, unless it's hostile. Elon Musk has waaaaay too big of an ego to sell out. Hope Tesla has tight corporate by-laws.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Scott ZHP
Might be an option too: ...

Might be an option too:
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Scott ZHP
P0128 is generally the code thrown for a bad...

P0128 is generally the code thrown for a bad thermostat. I suspect you have an issue with a leaking expansion tank.
If your coolant is low, there's a reason. Changing the sensor and clearing the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Scott ZHP
We never got the diesel E53 in the US, so I dont...

We never got the diesel E53 in the US, so I dont have any real experience with that engine.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Scott ZHP
Can you tell us which engine you have? It...

Can you tell us which engine you have?

It could be as simple as a bad trans cooler thermostat in the expansion tank housing.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Scott ZHP
Maybe you need to index the wiper to the splined...

Maybe you need to index the wiper to the splined shaft? With the rear wiper parked, remove the cap and the nut. Re-position the arm on the splined shaft so that its parallel to the tailgate and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Scott ZHP
If this only happens when its cold; I suspect the...

If this only happens when its cold; I suspect the secondary air pump or hoses. Left side of engine, just forward of the windshield washer tank. Also check the F connector on the lower intake boot....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Scott ZHP
Is your check engine light on? What are the...

Is your check engine light on? What are the codes. Engine misfires ALWAYS throw codes.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Scott ZHP
Here's the part: ...

Here's the part:

http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_X5_Hood_Emblem_W_Grommets_OEM_p/51148132375x5.htm

Use a 2ft strand of dental floss under the edge to "pry" the old emblem off the hood. Do...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-11-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,622
Posted By Scott ZHP
The "cash back" scheme is a marketing gimmick...

The "cash back" scheme is a marketing gimmick designed to get you to spend more than you can afford to pay off each month. If you are disciplined and never, or rarely carry a balance, these cards are...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-09-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 560
Posted By Scott ZHP
Not even sure how you're seeing 89 volts. In my...

Not even sure how you're seeing 89 volts. In my experience, it's either nothing, or somewhere between 110 and 130.

I'm a little confused about the testing of the switch using a meter. Normally,...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-07-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By Scott ZHP
I think the best correction would have been to do...

I think the best correction would have been to do absolutely nothing with the engines; the engines in that ATR were fitted with autofeather. The gear was already retracted; there was no additional...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Scott ZHP
You and me both!

You and me both!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Scott ZHP
With the plastic fan shroud out of the way, you...

With the plastic fan shroud out of the way, you should be able to remove the fan blade assembly from the clutch; it bolts on from the back side. With the fan removed from the clutch; try and remove...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Scott ZHP
Do you have an automatic? If so, screwing...

Do you have an automatic?

If so, screwing with the A/C is going to disable your aux fan. Although anyone contemplating an AC system removal likely won't care.

A far, FAR better way to save...
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