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Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 07-27-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,841
Posted By BlackPearlX5
Sitronic ESR/FSR Blower Motor Resistor

I had battery drain. Read forums, removed my FSR. No more battery drain. If I need the A/C i plug in the FSR and let it dangle while I use it. When I get home I unplug the FSR.

Having isolated...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,595
Posted By BlackPearlX5
Self Service E53 oil change

Great link with photos and everything you need. This was on X5World.com but now resides at:

http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/x5/engine-transmission/9479-oil-change-diy-bmw-x5-3-0i.html
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 30,274
Posted By BlackPearlX5
Anybody tried an oil pan heater?

I have been doing some research and it seems up in Canada these are commonplace:

"While the block heater heats up the coolant around the cylinders to make starting easier in cold temps, it has...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 30,274
Posted By BlackPearlX5
Question about the heater

Is it the heater you refer to the wrapper around the crankcase vent hoses? This looks like it is closed circuit (no motor). If you can hear it sometimes might they have installed some sort of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 30,274
Posted By BlackPearlX5
Thumbs down Have completely lost confidence in this car

I will no longer let my wife drive this car when the temperature gets below 20. This car is garaged overnight where the temp hovers around 40 degrees. However, she goes to work and the car sits...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 30,274
Posted By BlackPearlX5
Angry Do you have a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Warranty?

I am just wondering because my original owner 2003 with all service records E53 cost me +$800 last year to have the oil separator replaced with a cold-weather version. Unfortunately, the dreaded...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,005
Posted By BlackPearlX5
Oil cap sludge is back

Last winter my 2003 X5 unexepectedly blew a bunch of blue smoke out the exhaust about 20 minutes after being driven from a semi-heated garage. The garage was about 40 degrees while the outside temp...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,275
Posted By BlackPearlX5
OK. I on MY 2003 X5 I did the disassemble/Spray...

OK. I on MY 2003 X5 I did the disassemble/Spray contact cleaner ( I didn't have any and it was late so I used Brake Cleaner). I got 100% of my Mid back. This was HUGE. The car had failed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-17-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,275
Posted By BlackPearlX5
Bad Pixels become a safety issue

TODAY, in Pennsylvania the Licensed Pensylvania inspection station will not inspect nor perform an emissions test on my 2003 X5 because they cannot read the mileage correctly. This will cause the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 30,274
Posted By BlackPearlX5
Oil Seperator froze, CCV valve blew

With the cold weather we have had the past two weeks in the NorthEast I have become one of the unfortunate many. On the plus side I only blew the CCV valve out. The rest of the engine runs fine. ...
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