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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Aquila
Chez - Your options are BMW 540s from 1999 to...

Chez - Your options are BMW 540s from 1999 to 2003, BMW 740i's from 1999 to 2001, and of course the X5. If you find a 1999 engine, just make sure it is the VANOS version - the M62TU. BavAuto in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Aquila
Hi Tommy - Does the car lurch into first gear...

Hi Tommy - Does the car lurch into first gear when you are coming to stop from higher speeds? Possibly like when decelerating from 60 MPH to standstill or into traffic? Hesitations like you...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Aquila
No need to bash the OP about what he paid. ...

No need to bash the OP about what he paid. Sadly, if he paid too much - it's something that happens. People live and learn.

Sadly, your response is not helping him with his issue. I also...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By Aquila
If you guys need v32 updates or NAV CDs, contact...

If you guys need v32 updates or NAV CDs, contact this guy in CA. He's pretty good and can offer some customization on your splash screen. He also has awesome prices. bmwnavdvd@gmail.com
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By Aquila
Officially Joined the X5 Community

So.... I went ahead and picked up the X5 I had been checking out for about a month. The uBer cool owner held it with a deposit for me for 30 days. He drove 60 miles to pick me up, so I am hoping that...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,163
Posted By Aquila
My Humble Submission.... ...

My Humble Submission....

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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Aquila
From what I understand, the 2005 X5 comes with...

From what I understand, the 2005 X5 comes with the N62 engine which has been know to have valve stem seals issues which can result in smoking. From what I've seen, repairs start from around $2500...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By Aquila
Great work guys! Hopefully, OP will have this...

Great work guys! Hopefully, OP will have this sorted out.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Aquila
OP - As HPIA said, you can replace the one...

OP - As HPIA said, you can replace the one caliper and nothing else. However, if the Caliper has scored the rotor or caused uneven wear, it could cause braking vibrations. Depending on your budget...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Aquila
OP - Try listing the problems you are faced with...

OP - Try listing the problems you are faced with and maybe board members can share their experiences or suggestions.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Aquila
Ignition switch?

Ignition switch?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Aquila
I am so digging that ride. Maybe once I get...

I am so digging that ride. Maybe once I get familiar with the X5, I will start a new obsession! LOL!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-11-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Aquila
Are you in Nothern California? If so, what are...

Are you in Nothern California? If so, what are you asking for this set up?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Aquila
I could be wrong, but I think it's the Driver's...

I could be wrong, but I think it's the Driver's side Wheel Speed Sensor. I would suggest cleaning both side first and see if that fixes it. Sometimes they get clogged up with grime and dirt. Take...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By Aquila
E38 seats are a straight swap into an E39. Same...

E38 seats are a straight swap into an E39. Same frame, same connectors, etc. Just remember to switch over your seat belt buckles.

Just like the E39, there are pre 3/99 seats and connectors which...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By Aquila
Are you in Saskatoon or Moosejaw? You may not...

Are you in Saskatoon or Moosejaw? You may not have too much time, but I'm sure you have the space :-) As you state that you are not familiar with this engine / newer model - you can estimate to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Aquila
Well... If you are in California, it is not only...

Well... If you are in California, it is not only a question of damage and cost to repair. There is also the issue of safety and liability. If the damage is structural, most insurance companies...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Aquila
Hard to tell without pictures. However, if it...

Hard to tell without pictures. However, if it was T-Boned enough to move / turn that rear wheel in, chances are the suspension is bent / broken and compromised. Additionally, you say the car can't...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By Aquila
Timing Chain issue immediately suggests this car...

Timing Chain issue immediately suggests this car is a 4.4 with an M62TU V8 engine. They are know to suffer eventual chain guide failure due to the unfortunate fact that the timing chain guides are...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Aquila
Not sure how he was being "snarky", he posted a...

Not sure how he was being "snarky", he posted a link with the information you requested and Google added some fun response. :rolleyes:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Aquila
Oh Yeah.... forgot to mention that you need to...

Oh Yeah.... forgot to mention that you need to disconnect the battery (Negative Termial first) and wrap in something to make sure it does not make contact with the body of the car or it will ground...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-01-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Aquila
First you have to get the airbag off. To do...

First you have to get the airbag off. To do this, you need to insert a Large Flat Head Screwdriver into the slots in the back of the steering wheel. You push two spring loaded clips in to release...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Aquila
WELL! That is one for the books isn't it! Glad...

WELL! That is one for the books isn't it! Glad to hear the car is back on the road and it was nothing serious - not even a fuel pump. Could be your fuel level sender is faulty - that will be on...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-30-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Aquila
No vid that I know of. Are you pretty handy as...

No vid that I know of. Are you pretty handy as far as working on the car? If so, you remove the MAF and the Air Filter housing and then have someone crank the car while you sparingly spray some...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-30-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Aquila
Thanks for the response and information. I...

Thanks for the response and information. I actually did a thorough PPI on the car myself. This included checking the engine, underneath, axles, and scanning the car for codes and such. I was...
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