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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By leejim
Diff drain plug.

Hi I changed the oil in my front diff, but it is very hard to get the drain plug out ( very little room between diff and subframe) I made up a tool, just get a very short bolt with a 14mm head which...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By leejim
Keep or sell?

Hi, if you read you owners handbook it tells you how to reset your service light, easy least ! :thumbup: If you don't like the X5 and begrudge spending any money best you sell it why ask us ?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By leejim
No Air Con fan.

At least if you strait wire it as Munga suggested and it goes you will know its not the Fan motor.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By leejim
Hi try swapping front wheels to rear and rear to...

Hi try swapping front wheels to rear and rear to front. If no better then its not tyres / wheel balance etc. If good then you know what it is.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By leejim
Shake in Steering wheel 100 k.

Hi , just as a test swap the 2 rear wheels to front and front to rear and try that. If the same then its not wheel balance. If ok or even much better then its your tyres or wheel balance. :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By leejim
Air bag light on.

Have you had any of the air bag units disconnected? I did my drivers door window regulator plastic clip replacement. This needed tho airbag unit taking out. Being a bit smart I didn't disconnect the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By leejim
Voltage

Hi , I think it should be 14 . 6 v mine is with a new alternator i put on a yr ago.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 55,255
Posted By leejim
Off road work.

Hi, I tow a 2.5 ton 23ft Haines Hunter boat up a gravel boat ramp where I live ( that everyone tells me you must have a 4WD) with my 4.4 V8 without the slightest bit of wheel spin or trouble on road...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 100,439
Posted By leejim
Water in boot.

Hi biggest mistake is getting a car with a sun roof !!! nothing but trouble ( most all cars ) I have a pajero used to leak water onto rear seat. Took all rear panels out and hood lining and the RR...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By leejim
Car for wife.

My belief is an X5 especially old model (pre 04 ) are not a good car to buy for your wife's every day transport. They are a very complicated vehicle and can be troublesome. You must be almost a BMW...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-13-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By leejim
Oil leak.

Hi just a long shot but the valve cover bolts are not all the same length or the spacer part on them is different ? I think there is 4 that go in the center that are different ? May pay to check to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By leejim
The Dreaded Alternator Bracket oil leak again.

Hello, just thought this may help someone with this annoying oil leak we X5 owners can get. My car is an: 05 E53 N62 4.4 V8 X5. It has had the leak for over a year and I have been avoiding it after...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By leejim
Troubles ???

Hi I cant believe the troubles some people have with there X5s? Mine is a 05 E53 4.4 V8. It is a dream to drive and does everything right ( handles well, stops well, heaps of power and toes my boat...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By leejim
Suspension.

Hi my E53 is a Oct 04 with a Sport Pac it has 18" wheels but only has air suspension on the rear ? It seems to ride really good to me . For a car done 222,000 kilometers it handles and drives like...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By leejim
Alternator replacement

Hi best to remove the electric fan and shroud easy to do gives you more room, disconnect battery first. Leave wires on alternator until you have the bolts out and can pull it forward as you cant get...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By leejim
Water pump replacement.

Hi glad you got the job done its not bad to do one of the easier ones on the N62 engine. When I said they all have electric fans i meant the V8 engines some one said oh mine doesn,t then say it is a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By leejim
Querybfrom owners manual?

Hi I have a 05 X5 4.4 N62 E53 SUV. In the owners manual in the specs it says top speed 210k. Then it says With High Speed tuning* top speed 240k. Does anyone know how this works ? ( Computer / fuel...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By leejim
Alternator

Hi my original OE Alternator lasted to 128,000 kilometers. The replacement Valeo (made in France) lasted to 200,000 kilometers BUT was ruined by oil leaking into it and dissolving the brushes. I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By leejim
LED in Angels eyes.

Yes a much whiter better light for daylight running and importantly much cheaper !!! :angel:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By leejim
Fan.

I don't:thumbup: think any of them have water pump fan only electric ones. Mine is 05 4.4 has only electric.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By leejim
Timing Chain life.

Yes the chains last (not forever nothing does) but a long time, the plastic guides are the problem. Get the 04 and on car they have no trouble, so BMW dealers tell me.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By leejim
Injection Angle ?

Hi youvé lost me ? Never heard of it?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By leejim
Lights on dash

Hi Madisonscowgirl have you sorted out your problem yet? Its good to reply if so to help other people with similar faults. Just wondering?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By leejim
X5 purchase.

Hi if you just want transport stay with the Japo. If you want a car thats goes well, handles well and looks good, is well engineered but dont mind a bit of maintenance now and again then ok. But...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-07-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By leejim
Dash warning lights on.

Hi , yes Ginetic freak you could be right, in my case it had an oil leak from top timing chain cover and oil drips onto Alternator gets inside and slowly dissolves the brushes then wears out the...
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