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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By mgcorrei82
Took a little vacation and came back and fixed...

Took a little vacation and came back and fixed this thing. I took everything apart again down to the throttle body and put it back. Turned out I did plug the wrong wire into the purge control valve...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-29-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By mgcorrei82
Yeah gas cap looked good. I cleared the code and...

Yeah gas cap looked good. I cleared the code and rechecked all the connections off the wiring harness to make sure I didn't mismatch any wires during the ccv. Even though I didn't label them, it...
Forum: General BMW 07-27-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By mgcorrei82
Thanks for the advice guys! I replaced my ccv...

Thanks for the advice guys! I replaced my ccv this weekend and noticed a little pool of oil directly under the old ccv which was probably causing that smoke. The old ccv was brittle and the bottom...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-26-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By mgcorrei82
today I put the car back together and for a test...

today I put the car back together and for a test drive. I drove well, however its throwing code P0444 (Evaporative Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Open), which wasn't there...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By mgcorrei82
Well I did it, the new ccv is on and my hoses are...

Well I did it, the new ccv is on and my hoses are all connected. Took me the entire afternoon. The worst part was trying to attach that top tube to the new ccv, but the rest wasn't that bad.

I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By mgcorrei82
Thanks Scott, hey do you think I should drain the...

Thanks Scott, hey do you think I should drain the oil from the car before replacing the ccv or replacing any of the gaskets on the vanos/ofhg/or vcg??

here's a good diy I found on that ofhg......
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By mgcorrei82
So I have the oil filter housing gasket, the...

So I have the oil filter housing gasket, the valve cover gasket, and the VANOS gaskets. I'm going to tackle that CCV first and then look into replacing these next. I heard that oil drainback tube...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By mgcorrei82
Here's a good one on doing the valve cover...

Here's a good one on doing the valve cover gasket, Otto said you should overhaul the VANOS while your at it. Can't find a video on this, any advice?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6MwYafETIA
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By mgcorrei82
Got it... I take back what I said, im starting to...

Got it... I take back what I said, im starting to notice some drops of oil drops on the floor where I park now. I got the CCV and all new hoses arriving tomorrow from Pelican Parts, got all genuine...
Forum: General BMW 07-23-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By mgcorrei82
BMW X5 2003 subtle smoke under hood & burning smell

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I have a 2003 bmw x5 3.0L with 113k miles. Recently I've noticed a burning smell coming from under my hood and some...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By mgcorrei82
BMW X5 2003 subtle smoke under hood & burning smell

I have a 2003 bmw x5 3.0L with 113k miles. Recently I've noticed a burning smell coming from under my hood and some white smoke. I just made a short trip, like 3 miles, and noticed it again today and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgcorrei82
Yeah, looks like i have to remove some coolant to...

Yeah, looks like i have to remove some coolant to replace that thermostat, so i guess i answered my own question.

Would you change the radiator as well?

And do you think i'll be good driving my...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgcorrei82
Got it... im shopping for parts now at bavarian...

Got it... im shopping for parts now at bavarian autosports. Ever heard anything about JL Germany parts? They have a water pump thats only $27 with a metal impeller, thats like half the price.
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgcorrei82
is a transmission and expansion tank thermostat...

is a transmission and expansion tank thermostat the same thing? they look so similar
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgcorrei82
do the expansion tank thermostats go bad? should...

do the expansion tank thermostats go bad? should i order one of those too?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgcorrei82
thanks pal, hey if its not too much to ask, can...

thanks pal, hey if its not too much to ask, can you give me a link to those parts you mentioned so i know i'm looking at the right thing?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgcorrei82
I checked my coolant level today, it was low, i...

I checked my coolant level today, it was low, i had to pour about a cup of water in there just to tide me over until i get my parts, at which time the coolant will be changed. Stange too, i noticed...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-02-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgcorrei82
thanks, maybe i should replace the water pump...

thanks, maybe i should replace the water pump while im at it. I just flushed and put new coolant in with my last oil change. Do i need to drain the coolant before replacing these parts?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By mgcorrei82
thanks QSilver!, yeah its probably the breather...

thanks QSilver!, yeah its probably the breather tube
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgcorrei82
SES light on with code p0125

Hi guys. i have a 2003 x5 3.0L with 104k miles. My SES light came on with the code P0125: "Insufficient Coolant Temperature For Closed Loop Fuel Control. Engine temperature has not increased and/or...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By mgcorrei82
thanks to everyone who replied to my post! ...

thanks to everyone who replied to my post!
Again I have a bmw x5 2003. Its a v6, 3.0L engine, runs on petrol.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By mgcorrei82
Strange hose clipped to dipstick, please help identify

Hi guys,

I was doing some work on my 2003 x5 and i noticed this curved plastic hose that was clipped to the side of my dipstick. I found it strange that the end of the curved part was not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,714
Posted By mgcorrei82
Oxygen Sensor replacement 2003 X5

Hi guys, i just rolled my 2003 X5 past 100k miles and have been doing some preventative maintenance. Next on my list is replacing the oxygen sensors. The ones on there are still working fine buy the...
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