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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,272
Posted By babyduke
Thanks. Updated dipstick? Is that a special...

Thanks. Updated dipstick? Is that a special part or just a new stick?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,272
Posted By babyduke
Big PCV issue with arctic weather

2005 X5 3.0i

We've been having subzero weather lately and yesterday while I was driving, I started to smell oil burn. I popped the hood open and it's smokey. I take it to my mechanic and he...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By babyduke
I drive about 12 miles each way per day, local. ...

I drive about 12 miles each way per day, local. I do live in Chicago and it's been arctic cold so that may have something to do with it too, right?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By babyduke
Yellow gunk under oil cap

2005 X5 3.0i

I googled and learned that this is caused by moisture and quite normal. Should I wipe it off clean or just leave it alone?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By babyduke
Is this the right one? It says it's recommended...

Is this the right one? It says it's recommended for BMW that requires LT71141 whatever that means.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z82/chicagobasshunter/Castrol.jpg...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By babyduke
Power steering fluid ATF recommendation?

2005 X5 3.0i

What type of ATF fluid/oil do I need for power steering? It's very low and I want to fill it back up right away. Owner's manual doesn't say anything and the cap just says "ATF...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By babyduke
Thank you so much for clarifying this. I really...

Thank you so much for clarifying this. I really appreciate all the details too.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By babyduke
I believe he said I have to "reprogram" after...

I believe he said I have to "reprogram" after doing so. It sounds like a job for a professional.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By babyduke
Thanks. I took the screws out but how do you pry...

Thanks. I took the screws out but how do you pry the display out to get behind the dashboard?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By babyduke
Dashboard light problem

Everything lights up but the outside temperature light is very dim. Is there a separate fuse for this?

2005 X5 3.0i
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By babyduke
Leaking washer fluid

Whenever I fill up the washer fluid, it leaks back to this level and I'm having trouble locating where it's leaking. Any idea? Thanks in advance....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By babyduke
Got a quote for $425 which includes synthetic oil...

Got a quote for $425 which includes synthetic oil (8-9 qts). Would you say it's very reasonable?

Feel free to email me for the shop info. I am actually in NW suburbs.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By babyduke
Arctic Weather & Clogged Oil Separator - Repair cost?

2005 X5 3.0i 89Kmiles
Chicago area where's it's been mighty cold :jawdrop:

Wifey came home in panic telling me to come out to the garage. Heavy smoke coming out of the engine and I thought it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By babyduke
Nope. It made no difference. I disconnected...

Nope. It made no difference. I disconnected both +/- for 2hrs. Funny the preset radio buttons were still set the same.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By babyduke
Duralast Gold battery for my '05 X5

As I've posted, some of the functions such as central locking does not work after I replaced the battery with Duralast Gold from Autozone. I called the BMW dealer who told me that a new battery must...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By babyduke
I've disconnected the battery. So hopefully...

I've disconnected the battery. So hopefully it'll work.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By babyduke
what exactly is Lock to Lock and what does it do?

Is it supposed to reset the system?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By babyduke
after replacing the batter, central lock, windows, interior lights don't work

2005 x5 3.0

Alarm went off immediately after the battery replacement then they stopped working.
Wipers don't work and neither does the remote. Any suggestions? Fuses are all ok.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By babyduke
How long does a battery last?

2005 X5 3.0i

I'm meticulous about all the maintenance but while looking thru this forum, I just realized I've yet to changed the battery! I am the original owner and it has over 80K miles...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By babyduke
Need your opinions. Which route is more efficient expense wise?

My house to work takes:

1) 12.4 miles local (decent amount of stop and go at about 40mph/avg) and takes about 30 minutes.

2) I can also take high way for 8 miles (one toll of 40 cents) then...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,394
Posted By babyduke
2005 X5-Service Engine Soon (pulling code?)

2005 X5 3.0i

Service Engine Soon light came on. I checked the gas cap which felt loose and tightend it. It's been a few days and I drove it every day but the light's still on. Is there a way to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,389
Posted By babyduke
Thanks for the suggestion! :thumbup:

Thanks for the suggestion! :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By babyduke
Taking the back cover off from front seats?

How do you take the back covers off from the front seats? I see plastic screw on the bottom but when I tried to unscrew, they started to strip. Is there an easier way to take them off?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,450
Posted By babyduke
Thank I'll try cleaning and lubrication as...

Thank I'll try cleaning and lubrication as suggested.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,389
Posted By babyduke
Everything is now in place except I have no idea...

Everything is now in place except I have no idea how to tap orget the wires connected for power.
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