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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Carsly
It's pretty straightforward. 1) Open the...

It's pretty straightforward.

1) Open the hood
2) Look around
3) There is no turbocharger!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Carsly
Porando has nailed it. Would add brake pads and...

Porando has nailed it. Would add brake pads and rotors on all four corners, final stage resistor (because it will go and kill your battery with it), check all your light bulbs / turn signal bulbs...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Carsly
No one can predict the future. It's an older...

No one can predict the future. It's an older car, maintenance expenses and failures generally increase with age - just as they do with just about everything else, including the human body.
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Carsly
checked to make sure you don't have any interior...

checked to make sure you don't have any interior lights on (perhaps with a burned out bulb?)? How about the battery cables? Are the cables in good shape with clean connectors? And was the new...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Carsly
It's the difference in maintenance between a...

It's the difference in maintenance between a $50-70K German car (at original MSRP) and $18-25K Japanese car (at original MSRP). My Honda Pilot has less upkeep than my BMW X5 4.6is, it's the nature...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-06-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Carsly
I hope you realize you're going to chew up parts...

I hope you realize you're going to chew up parts in the transfer case AGAIN as soon as you start driving it if you don't restore the wheel setup to factory specs. That isn't to say you can't change...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By Carsly
If you've got any aftermarket equipment - stereo,...

If you've got any aftermarket equipment - stereo, DVD, etc. you may want to see if they have a latent drain if they were incorrectly wired and not attached to switched power.

I'd still start with...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By Carsly
To feed power you can do so either under the hood...

To feed power you can do so either under the hood via the battery charging terminal and a ground or from within the trunk as the battery sits underneath the trunk carpet and spare tire. So what I'd...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By Carsly
I have the 4.6is BUT if you want maximum...

I have the 4.6is BUT if you want maximum reliability and affordable operation I'd also recommend the naturally aspirated 3.0 liter straight six, one of BMW's best engines of all time. Buy the lowest...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Carsly
There used to be a Dinan Supercharger kit that...

There used to be a Dinan Supercharger kit that was available (no longer listed). I believe ESS has a supercharger kit as well that gets you to ~450HP.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Carsly
Could be a nice find, again check the service...

Could be a nice find, again check the service history and Porando has a lot of good tips on regular wear items. I'd also assume about $4K worth of catch-up maintenance of some sort - brake pads and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Carsly
I have an '02 X5 4.6is with the older model 5...

I have an '02 X5 4.6is with the older model 5 speed auto trans that just crossed 45K miles (bought it with 36K two years ago). I've had the transmission fluid and differentials serviced in the last...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Carsly
That's the segment of the lineup that will end up...

That's the segment of the lineup that will end up being transitional in the BMW history - first gen of crammed in electronics everywhere. Why shouldn't you be able to drop a battery into the car...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Carsly
biased crowd but like you I sold an E60 550i to...

biased crowd but like you I sold an E60 550i to get into a low-mileage (36K when I bought it, just crossed 45K) E53 X5 4.6is.

I also liked the looks of the E60 but could tell the basket of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-15-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Carsly
does your blower turn off when the car is off /...

does your blower turn off when the car is off / key removed? You may have to listen closely, that's when I knew my FSR was shot.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Carsly
I've got an '02 X5 4.6is with 43K that I bought...

I've got an '02 X5 4.6is with 43K that I bought two years ago with 36K on it. Outstanding handling, solidly built and I've fortunately had no major issues (knock on wood) but a few things have...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Carsly
I had a similar situation purchasing an '02 X5...

I had a similar situation purchasing an '02 X5 4.6is w/36k last year from a private party (second owner) in NYC. Have put on about 5K in ~18 months. Some things to keep an eye on:
- CV boots -...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By Carsly
Thanks for the contest George. Sign me up! ...

Thanks for the contest George. Sign me up!

1. Carsly

BTW happy to share before and after pics if I win.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 34,418
Posted By Carsly
'02 X5 4.6is, just crossed 40K miles. Owned...

'02 X5 4.6is, just crossed 40K miles.

Owned it just over a year putting on about 4K miles, it's a great vehicle. Only minor issues thus far, a minor leak with a power steering hose (that was...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By Carsly
D'oh. Don't have enough posts to qualify but am...

D'oh. Don't have enough posts to qualify but am on my fourth BMW (now an '02 X5 4.6is) which is badly in need of dash pixel repair. I'll offer to provide pictures and a review if I can make the cut...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-15-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By Carsly
Sold

Sold
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-18-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By Carsly
2008 BMW 550i, 43K mi, CPO thru 11/2013 (NJ)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uqod8m3su54vvkx/Untitled.jpg

Second non-smoking owner (a BMW CCA member), beautiful 2008 BMW 550i in striking black sapphire metallic. Garaged, BMW serviced and in...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-21-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,225
Posted By Carsly
FS/FT 08 BMW 550i, CPO thru 11/13, 42K mi, NJ

Looking to sell my 2008 BMW 550i with 42K miles and BMW CPO warranty through November 2013. I've driven it <3K miles in the year and a half I've owned it, purchased it from Open Road BMW in Edison,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,969
Posted By Carsly
Sunshine kids, they cover the entire vertical and...

Sunshine kids, they cover the entire vertical and horizontal seat surfaces and have a lip that also covers the first 5-6" under where your calves would be if an adult was seated. They fit well, have...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,969
Posted By Carsly
Sunshine kids radian xtsl

I researched this at length recently as well and stumbled in the sunshine kids radian line of seats. I've got three little people as well from six months to six years and like the safety of keeping...
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