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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,513
Posted By Speedo6
If you follow the Car Commando tip on Youtube, if...

If you follow the Car Commando tip on Youtube, if the BST is blown you will be able to feel movement in the cable.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,513
Posted By Speedo6
Have you confirmed that it is the BST connection?...

Have you confirmed that it is the BST connection? I have attached a DIY guide for replacing this part. Yes 300 quid sounds about right for the part. What about a second hand part?
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,513
Posted By Speedo6
I doubt it is the alternator because this has...

I doubt it is the alternator because this has nothing to do with starting the vehicle. The car would start fine but would not charge the battery. Thinking through this problem I wonder whether you...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,513
Posted By Speedo6
Yes not world best practice to try and start the...

Yes not world best practice to try and start the car with the battery charger connected especially with a BMW. Battery chargers on trickle won't provide enough amps to start a car - at best you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By Speedo6
I doubt there is anything wrong with the starter...

I doubt there is anything wrong with the starter motor. Sounds like something is discharging the battery. To find the source of the leakage do the following.

You need a multi-meter and then...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By Speedo6
Yes does not sound good. There is a high...

Yes does not sound good. There is a high probability of damage to block, head gasket and rings. The temperature gauge really has three states: too cold ; just right ; overheated. The overheated...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,660
Posted By Speedo6
It could be the CVV (crankcase vent). This can...

It could be the CVV (crankcase vent). This can cause oil to get into the combustion chamber resulting in burnt oil smell. This can be diagnosed by pulling a plug or two and having a look at their...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,095
Posted By Speedo6
Sounds like the screen needs replacement.

Sounds like the screen needs replacement.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,848
Posted By Speedo6
No you need a special ball splitting tool to do...

No you need a special ball splitting tool to do this job. It is a fairly easy job if you have the right tools. Not a job I would do myself plus you will need a wheel alignment so best left to the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By Speedo6
Find the fuse box and check each fuse...

Find the fuse box and check each fuse individually and see whether one is blown.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,943
Posted By Speedo6
A whistle sound on a diesel turbo is not normal. ...

A whistle sound on a diesel turbo is not normal. If you are hearing excessive noise from the turbo then is likely to be an air leak. A good way to find air leaks is to get a spray bottle with a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By Speedo6
Yes there is a switch/connection next to the...

Yes there is a switch/connection next to the battery that blows when you have an accident. This is a design feature to cut the battery when an accident occurs. This needs to be replaced.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,339
Posted By Speedo6
Yes not normal. Sounds like the crankcase...

Yes not normal. Sounds like the crankcase breather valve is blocked and should be replaced.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,514
Posted By Speedo6
Toothpaste is very good for removing scratches on...

Toothpaste is very good for removing scratches on glass. This will remove light scratches. If the scratches are deep you will need to replace the windscreen on insurance.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,548
Posted By Speedo6
I would take your X5 to a turbo specialist. It...

I would take your X5 to a turbo specialist. It could be the turbo boost pressure needs adjustment. The mechanical linkage arm on the turbo can stretch and this causes the waste gate to become...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,254
Posted By Speedo6
Sounds like a power feed problem. Book the car...

Sounds like a power feed problem. Book the car in with an auto electrical specialist familiar with BMW and should be able to fix this problem.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By Speedo6
Diesels are always harder to start when very...

Diesels are always harder to start when very cold. You should get the mechanic to make sure the glow plugs are working properly. Adding some extra fuel additive in cold weather may help. The fuel...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,036
Posted By Speedo6
Yes could be fuel starvation from a block fuel...

Yes could be fuel starvation from a block fuel filter or car could be limp mode. Try changing fuel filter as a start. If that does not work you will need to put on to a diagnosis tester to identify...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-16-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By Speedo6
Is the whirring noise present all the time? The...

Is the whirring noise present all the time? The whirring noise is definitely not normal. How many miles on the car? Is the whirring a electronic sound or a belt or bearing noise? If you have...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By Speedo6
Is the hunting from cold and does it get better...

Is the hunting from cold and does it get better when the car is fully warm? Does the car have starting problems? Possibly could be the injection pump in early stage of failure. When the suction...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,130
Posted By Speedo6
You need a multi-meter and then follow this...

You need a multi-meter and then follow this procedure.

1. Remove the negative side battery cable from the negative battery terminal.
2. Connect the black wire to the"com" input on...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-18-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By Speedo6
I drive a 2007 diesel and in the initial take off...

I drive a 2007 diesel and in the initial take off I try and avoid too much acceleration in first gear. As you describe the car revs too high in first gear to get any acceleration. I accelerate...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,110
Posted By Speedo6
Very unusual fault. I think you will need to get...

Very unusual fault. I think you will need to get BMW to do a software download. I don't think there are any options on the cluster to change the language.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By Speedo6
Yes the system should reset after replacing the...

Yes the system should reset after replacing the sensor. The sensors has on plastic on the end and when this gets worn off when brake below 3 mm, the copper contact touches the rotor and this causes...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By Speedo6
Yep same as my friend above. Once the brake light...

Yep same as my friend above. Once the brake light comes on you have to buy a new wear pad sensor. This will blow when the pads are less than 3mm and activates the warning light on the dash. I think...
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