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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By motordavid
GOOG is your friend... A quick look shows this...

GOOG is your friend...
A quick look shows this shop, among others.
GL, mD

http://www.bimmershops.com/michigan/german-auto-service-limited
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By motordavid
So, what is not 'sensible 'about your missing out...

So, what is not 'sensible 'about your missing out on watching TV, while you are driving down the road? :rolleyes:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By motordavid
Skip watching TV while you 'drive', and just...

Skip watching TV while you 'drive', and just drive...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-11-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By motordavid
Paul335i, Thanks for the reply and info... ...

Paul335i,
Thanks for the reply and info...
Still debating here. It is 'available' in our area, a neighbor just got it, and the Comcrap tech has been back almost daily for a week, to fiddle with...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By motordavid
From that other BMW X5 Board... A list of...

From that other BMW X5 Board...
A list of Indies.
Only a few in NJ, and from my memories of living there, none are in what I would consider 'south Jersey'.
GL, mD
...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-05-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By motordavid
ripsher, Thank you for that info and the...

ripsher,
Thank you for that info and the correction...I was looking at my wife's tablet, reading your post, and my glance at your tires was off the mark. They just reminded me of the set of GY...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-04-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By motordavid
What is the 'definite improvement' and FABs over...

What is the 'definite improvement' and FABs over regular Comcrap HD DVR, other than DISH-like ability to DVR more channels at once?

It is trickling into our area at our FL Winter Joint, but the...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By motordavid
Titz Vette and good story! Envious of your GY...

Titz Vette and good story!
Envious of your GY Eagle F1 tires; my current set on our '02 VetteVert are almost gonzo and they don't make them in 'my size' any longer.

Beautiful Vette! :thumbup:...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By motordavid
All good info...the batt change is <30 mins for...

All good info...the batt change is <30 mins for this Geezer and probably <15 for a tech, and correct on not having to 'register' a new batt on your modle year car.

Since that line item is padded...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
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, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
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, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
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, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
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, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
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, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
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, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
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, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,588
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, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
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, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
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, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
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,...
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