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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
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: 197
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: 540
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: 315
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: 148
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: 640
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: 336
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: 3
Views: 396
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: 675
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: 1,467
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: 620
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: 694
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: 449
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: 934
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, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
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, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
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, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
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, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
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, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
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, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
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, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,267
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, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
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
Forum: Automotive / Photography 04-21-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By motordavid
That pocket Canon will require a UW case: Canon...

That pocket Canon will require a UW case: Canon makes a cheap one, but good only to ~10 ft under. Snorkeling range, barely. A true UW case will run $300.

The GoPro can go deeper than anyone here...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-21-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By motordavid
Had baseboard level radiators in our NY house:...

Had baseboard level radiators in our NY house: ran/heated very well, even for older tech style then. Cons of baseboard rads: some walls will have them and furniture can't be snugged up against...
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