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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By motordavid
From that other X specific site: ...

From that other X specific site:

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/89363-blower-motor-replacement-diy.html
...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-01-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By motordavid
We use it on Road Trips and find it is...

We use it on Road Trips and find it is handy/usually informative.

I don't know how a solo driver could input amuch nd still pay attention to the road...

We find an occasional check in every...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By motordavid
I second what Scott wrote...before you spend...

I second what Scott wrote...before you spend another dime on other stuff/fixes, get a new batt installed unless the current batt is nearly new.
Weak batts in Xs are source for many gremlins and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By motordavid
Roughly, the OP wants to dump his cat converters...

Roughly, the OP wants to dump his cat converters and allow the engine to 'breathe more freely', and wants opins or ideas, or... :confused:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By motordavid
Difficult to diagnose... Possibilities include...

Difficult to diagnose...
Possibilities include bent shifter fork, worn synchros, trans 'moving' in mounts in relation to engine, and on and on.

The lack of clunk at idle suggests the problem is...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-05-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By motordavid
If you like to read, the original book is worth...

If you like to read, the original book is worth seeking and reading.
Very good post mini nuke war story, (not some vague plague), with a very different and interesting writing style: some of the...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-23-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By motordavid
Good Birthday to note! :thumbup: We have...

Good Birthday to note! :thumbup:
We have walked/hiked parts of the Trail, and wandered around Muir Woods several times.

+1 on get outside, go for a walk deal. Do it daily, if possible; beats the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By motordavid
+1 on the caution, imo... Great cars, handle...

+1 on the caution, imo...
Great cars, handle well, built like a tank structurally, safe, etc.

For a CEO/kid car used in daily driving, (often short trips I suspect), and in a highly used...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By motordavid
Dipsticks are ballparks, but on my '01 it is a...

Dipsticks are ballparks, but on my '01 it is a quart low when it is at/slightly below the lower mark on the stick.
..."a couple bottles of oil" is either 2 qts or 2 ltrs, either of which is too much...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By motordavid
E53 = no need for a dlr reset or program. GL, mD

E53 = no need for a dlr reset or program.
GL, mD
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By motordavid
Hit Youtube, dial in your year: there are several...

Hit Youtube, dial in your year: there are several vids on DIY.
It is basically a reach in, twist, pull out and replace with a couple of 'take offs' to afford more reach in room.
Takes 15 mins, if...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 02-07-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By motordavid
Titz pics, and your Flickr pages are...

Titz pics, and your Flickr pages are outfookinstanding, esp the super wide angle stuff!
We did a 13,000 mile RoadTrip jaunt a couple of summers ago, albeit in our '02 VetteVert.

I would climb in...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-20-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By motordavid
No tech maven here, but maybe worth trying update...

No tech maven here, but maybe worth trying update to IE 11...mine runs flawlessly.
I used Chrome too, but IE 11 is usual browser.
GL, mD
Forum: Off-Topic 01-18-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By motordavid
I used Schwab 'bank': no ATM fees anywhere, (or...

I used Schwab 'bank': no ATM fees anywhere, (or refunded if they slip through), zero hassle, can talk to live person 24/7 from anywhere in the world, etc.
We have 4 portfolio accts with Schwab, and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By motordavid
Hit the web, find a few BMW oriented Indy shops...

Hit the web, find a few BMW oriented Indy shops in your area, pick one and let them see what they can do for you. Codes? Problems?

Nearly any medium sized metro area will have a good BMW Indy...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By motordavid
Imo, you need to have a good Indie with a GT1 or...

Imo, you need to have a good Indie with a GT1 or equal scanner, ead your code, and dig into the sub code menu: BMWs et al, have a series of sub code menus that 'drop down' from a generic, basic code,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By motordavid
With that mileage, the aftermarket/third party...

With that mileage, the aftermarket/third party warranty companies will want an inspection, 'by them', and even very limited drive train type coverage will be very pricey.
I rec'd skipping that kind...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,887
Posted By motordavid
No xpert, and there are pages of TransFailSafe...

No xpert, and there are pages of TransFailSafe threads on x outpost dot com...
"...battery, but that checked out too!!"

I would have alternator checked by a good BMW Indie or very knowledgeable...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-01-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,209
Posted By motordavid
25+ trips to Nihon, usually Tokyo and Osaka; one...

25+ trips to Nihon, usually Tokyo and Osaka; one of my fave countries on the planet.
Hard trips, hard work, but I loved every minute of it. I spent 300 days of my life there, over a 5 yr period,...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-01-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By motordavid
Have been to Belgium many times, in my woikin...

Have been to Belgium many times, in my woikin days, but not lately.
Brussels is nice, Grand Place downtown, drinks & dinner and watch the lightshow, listen to Beethoven...

If you can, Ghent or...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-31-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By motordavid
Agree that 4 days in A'dam is a long time, unless...

Agree that 4 days in A'dam is a long time, unless one is hanging around with extended family there.
The drive from A'dam to 'Bordeaux' area is ~10 hrs, with not much of any sight seeing other than...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By motordavid
2001 3.0 5 Spd Sport Build 8/01 Purchased New...

2001 3.0 5 Spd Sport
Build 8/01
Purchased New 9-2001
86,300 miles...

Runs like a top.
GL, mD
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By motordavid
BMW will say that oil consumption is 'within...

BMW will say that oil consumption is 'within parameters'...
Unless that qt & half in 4k miles has 'just come on' recently, I wouldn't start chasing diagnoses or parts in to 'fix the situ'.

It's...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 05-20-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By motordavid
I haven't tried every photo storage site on the...

I haven't tried every photo storage site on the planet, but the usual suspects all degrade photos to a degree, imo...

One step I use is to reduce the orig jpeg to ~1024 in Irfanview, and use that...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By motordavid
A little suction cup gizmo should pop them right...

A little suction cup gizmo should pop them right off, vs prying...
GL, mD
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