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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By Graham132white
Touregs are nice motors but I can't comment on...

Touregs are nice motors but I can't comment on their issues or common problems...

If the X5 shows no signs of any colour smoke at all and fuel trims are around what I said (this is one of the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By Graham132white
Yes, we only get a few months of max -10 and...

Yes, we only get a few months of max -10 and Canada can be very cold I know.

The oil seperator on the 4.4 is something that need to be changed more often than BMW say, regular oil changes are a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By Graham132white
Sounds like you have a dilemma! It all depends if...

Sounds like you have a dilemma! It all depends if the extras are worth it to you I suppose. There is a lot of stuff on mine I just never use but I had to have when I bought it..

Also, the X5 does...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By Graham132white
I think Texas to Canada is a bit of a drive!!...

I think Texas to Canada is a bit of a drive!! :tsk:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By Graham132white
You don't really need BMW diagnostic software...

You don't really need BMW diagnostic software just a hand held code reader that covers live data. They are only cheap...

That 2004 sound nice with all the extras.. The V8's are a dream to drive I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Graham132white
V6,,,,,,, hmmmmmmm? :dunno::dunno::dunno:

V6,,,,,,, hmmmmmmm? :dunno::dunno::dunno:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Graham132white
Yes this is true, you have to jack up, disconnect...

Yes this is true, you have to jack up, disconnect battery or suspension fuse, release air from the blue lines at the pump in the boot. They do feel very sold when under pressure of the air bags but...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,431
Posted By Graham132white
Getting rid of the CCV and having a pressure...

Getting rid of the CCV and having a pressure valve blow by gas vent would work but your putting hazardous gasses and un burnt fuel directly into the atmosphere.. It's just wrong and is a step back...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Graham132white
For around 200 you can convert the air...

For around 200 you can convert the air suspension to coil springs. There is a set on ebay which comes as a full kit, this will give a smoother ride.

The big rear chassis bushes bolts when...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Graham132white
Petrol or Diesel engine? :dunno:

Petrol or Diesel engine? :dunno:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By Graham132white
I have a 4.4i and if the price for the 4.4 is...

I have a 4.4i and if the price for the 4.4 is cheaper than the 3.0, I would deffo consider the V8.

You get virtually the same MPG on the V8 along with more power, more torque and a lovely engine...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Graham132white
Your thinking about swapping a 4.4 for a 3.0...

Your thinking about swapping a 4.4 for a 3.0 X5????????

.....same brakes, same control arms, same chassis, same car?!!!!! :dunno:


I don't know where your going for your repairs but control...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,344
Posted By Graham132white
I am telling you 100% it will be the rear chassis...

I am telling you 100% it will be the rear chassis bushes. When you accelerate from a start or a rolling start the chassis hits the subframe hard because of the bushes collapsed. They only last...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By Graham132white
You mean straight 6, 3.0 engines! BMW never made...

You mean straight 6, 3.0 engines! BMW never made a V6!

I would go with the 2004 with less mileage. Same face lift E53 car but presumably a lot cheaper. E53's are loosing value fast in the UK,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,344
Posted By Graham132white
Your explanation deffo points to chassis bushes....

Your explanation deffo points to chassis bushes. I would put money on it.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-25-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,344
Posted By Graham132white
Are you sure it's not the rear chassis bushes....

Are you sure it's not the rear chassis bushes. When they are goosed it will sound like someone has shunted you up the back end every time you accelerate from a rolling start especially.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By Graham132white
Also,,,, X5 3.0 what? Petrol or Diesel?

Also,,,, X5 3.0 what? Petrol or Diesel?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By Graham132white
How many times has this happened because if your...

How many times has this happened because if your loosing 2 litres of fluid each time then you have serious issues and shouldn't be driving it until diagnosed.
Does it drop the fluid fast, slow or...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Graham132white
I've gotta agree with that! Legacy outback deffo...

I've gotta agree with that! Legacy outback deffo a good choice.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Graham132white
3 series in the snow! Nooooooo thank you! X5...

3 series in the snow! Nooooooo thank you!

X5 diesel probably a good choice for what he's after. I'd probably steer well clear of the petrol models for numerous reasons at that age and mileage.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By Graham132white
Don't really know about the hype..... But my 4.4i...

Don't really know about the hype..... But my 4.4i required a 2000 auto gearbox overhaul at 68k miles due to massive faults!
X5's are very hit and miss...full stop.:dunno:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Graham132white
I assume it is the 3.0 petrol not diesel. I can't...

I assume it is the 3.0 petrol not diesel. I can't see how pushing the car back in neutral can make any change to the starting sequence of an engine.
When you say it won't start do you mean that it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Graham132white
Which engine? Mileage? Any faults codes...

Which engine?
Mileage?
Any faults codes present?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By Graham132white
Absolutely right, what he said may well sort your...

Absolutely right, what he said may well sort your problem, if it is that! Compression test deffo.

I hope you haven't discounted your ccv and oil seperator for being the cause of your oil burning...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By Graham132white
I think these E53 X5's are totally hit and miss.....

I think these E53 X5's are totally hit and miss.. You might get one that's done 200k with no service history that runs perfect with no mechanical issues or you might get one like me with only 80k...
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