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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By Prometheus
I get wind noise while driving over 80km/h, but...

I get wind noise while driving over 80km/h, but it has always been there since I've had the car new and it's not unpleasant.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Prometheus
Different matter if you're changing components of...

Different matter if you're changing components of the car which encases moving parts, such as fluid chamber components. Best you keep your workshop immaculate.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-05-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Prometheus
Cruise Contril is a complex component of the car....

Cruise Contril is a complex component of the car. Best you get this one seen to by a BMW mechanic. It is of course connected to acceleration control and braking system.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By Prometheus
I think a lot of the forum members buy a lot of...

I think a lot of the forum members buy a lot of trashed models at low prices which they then try with their own hands to fix, often making the problems worse in the process.

I bought my e53 2006...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Prometheus
And I know you are going to hate the above post!...

And I know you are going to hate the above post! Ha ha!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Prometheus
After inspecting the above picture of the...

After inspecting the above picture of the workshop more closely, You can see dirt and leaf matter on the floor. Great for all the parts you are removing to replace other parts!

If you go to a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Prometheus
Also, BMWs are hard to sell if you say to a buyer...

Also, BMWs are hard to sell if you say to a buyer you've been doing your own work, now matter how good you prove to be! I don't want that situation. Read the warning pages of the Bentley manual for...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Prometheus
Never said BMWs need to be serviced w/ hands in...

Never said BMWs need to be serviced w/ hands in white gloves, but these cars should be serviced in spotless dust free environments as dust inside parts which are opened can cause problems if they...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-31-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Prometheus
If you service your car by authorised mechanics...

If you service your car by authorised mechanics then you won't have a situation when it breaks down.

I have a friend who DiYS his BMW and believes it's ok to drive around in it with the onboard...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Prometheus
Yes you're right. I forget that BMW did not do a...

Yes you're right. I forget that BMW did not do a 4.0i engine for the e53. There is one other engine variant which is rare but a good one to get for that reason! The 4.6i v8 is apparently a great...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Prometheus
Oh, and it is good to know I have a prospective...

Oh, and it is good to know I have a prospective buyer but I'm afraid it will be a vintage 25yr old by the time I come to sell and I will want premium collectors item price, because the e53 was after...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Prometheus
Last New Year I travelled to Esperance West...

Last New Year I travelled to Esperance West Australia with 3 people in searing heat and by the time we got to Lake Grace it was 46c. My wonderful 2006 e53 3.0i maintained normal temperature...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Prometheus
The washer motors do go on e53s early and it is...

The washer motors do go on e53s early and it is because they along w/ the plastic container endure heat from the nearby exhaust manifold which is insulated by an aluminium plate but still gets very...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Prometheus
.,. And perhaps a matter for common sense! ...

.,. And perhaps a matter for common sense!

I only do 8000km per annum in my BMW and this is how I can perhaps enjoy my free coffee at the dealership? If I had to do 30000 every 8 months, I would...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Prometheus
I own a BMW e53 2006, the final model version in...

I own a BMW e53 2006, the final model version in the penultimate 7 year e53 generation history. I take very good care of my e53 and it has been an absolutely wonderful car. It is not until you get...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Prometheus
Many of the people on this forum may have skilled...

Many of the people on this forum may have skilled hands but let me assure you that unless you have done a BMW apprenticeship and have the required tools and computer diagnostics system, you will not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,805
Posted By Prometheus
Buying a second hand BMW

Do not buy a second hand BMW unless from a BMW dealer who can guarantee that it has passed a 100 point check, otherwise your car may well become a maintenance nightmare.

If you buy a 100 point...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By Prometheus
I have exactly the same car and this is what I've...

I have exactly the same car and this is what I've had to replace over the 5 years ownership:

1. Washer fluid container and connected washer motors.

2. RHF CV boot

3. LHF window regulator.
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By Prometheus
I've followed all the above for nearly 10 years...

I've followed all the above for nearly 10 years now and according to my authorised BMW service centre, my car is a rare example because it is in superb condition and it appears as new. I'm not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By Prometheus
Regular BMW authorised servicing

Just had my e53 3.0i 2006 serviced by Auto Classic in West Australia. Paid $835AU for standard service, brake fluid, low beam light replacement and wiper rubber replacement. At 83000km, it is going...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Prometheus
Hankook Ventus R-S3 Z222 is a good guide for the...

Hankook Ventus R-S3 Z222 is a good guide for the type of tyre your x5 really needs for speed, traction and durability. These tyres will do approximately 50000km for a 3.0i x5 and are the most...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,587
Posted By Prometheus
The e53 is a great car but I wouldn't buy on...

The e53 is a great car but I wouldn't buy on unless it has these 3,things:

1. 100 point inspection.
2. Under 80000kms for 2006.
2. Complete sevice history only by authorised BMW mechanics.

...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By Prometheus
X5 vibration issues

Get under the car while it is running with car in Park and handbrake engaged and if you have a rubber mallet, place the mallet on various parts of the axle to see if it changes vibration noise. Stop...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By Prometheus
X5 vibration issues

A lot of people try to make you accept vibration but if it is causing discomfort, it must be investigated. Vibration long term can also cause car damage.

When Drive is engaged and the car is at a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By Prometheus
Another newbie looking to buy an X5

Sorry, I mean 4.6, which is a monster of a car. Check service history before purchase, including all surfaces as well as underside for any signs of damage. Check oil levels and any leaks after...
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