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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,610
Posted By flyace20
2002 X5 4.4L I have 128,000 miles (206000km)...

2002 X5 4.4L I have 128,000 miles (206000km) which puts me in the top 5 in this forum so far. Great vehicle just regular maintenance and an odd repair here and there. I'll drive mine into the ground,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By flyace20
Funny thing is when I went to the BMW dealer in...

Funny thing is when I went to the BMW dealer in my town to get oil, he said their workshop uses shell helix, even though the manufacturer recommends castrol. Again I don't think its a big deal so...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By flyace20
I found one that seems to have a good rating from...

I found one that seems to have a good rating from users. I will wait until I get it and test it myself before I recommend it to anyone. Mine should arrive within a week or two.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By flyace20
I have the peake reset tool but not the airbag...

I have the peake reset tool but not the airbag one, I have the other one and it seems to work pretty good so far. To reset the airbag you need a different reset tool from peake that cost quite a bit...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By flyace20
Awesome, thanks. Looks like its a must have...

Awesome, thanks.
Looks like its a must have item.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By flyace20
I've been looking for the right software and...

I've been looking for the right software and cable to be able to do it myself but haven't been able to find it yet!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By flyace20
Guy at the shop said he had original BMW software...

Guy at the shop said he had original BMW software on his computer. I believe him. You still think only the dealer can get it reset?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 60,600
Posted By flyace20
I'd say you're having a spot of bad luck there...

I'd say you're having a spot of bad luck there old chap!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 60,600
Posted By flyace20
sounds like too much work?

sounds like too much work?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By flyace20
Airbag problem

So I'm working on the passenger side door while the airbag is left hanging by the cable and suddenly disconnects and drops on the hard floor. After reconnecting and putting back together, the airbag...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-21-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By flyace20
Cable for OBD

Does anyone know where I can get one of those USB cable thingies to hook up to the X5 for diagnostics, and software that goes with it? :dunno:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By flyace20
Next time it happens to me on the freeway I will...

Next time it happens to me on the freeway I will test the theory by shutting off the Ac and allowing it to defrost. Then turn back on again in a few minutes, if it blows cold after this then it may...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By flyace20
I would have a camera set up and leave some fake...

I would have a camera set up and leave some fake jewellery or something like that in the car. Then when you have them on camera you can have them charged. tricky
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By flyace20
I have the same problem. There is a small metal...

I have the same problem. There is a small metal part inside the door that is broken on mine. It only needs to be changed. You may have the same problem. I can post a picture of it when I fix mine....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By flyace20
I read a post on this forum about driving the car...

I read a post on this forum about driving the car on open road and the system freezing up and not cooling.
Go to this thread, maybe you have the same problem....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By flyace20
Test it out! Find a clear area like an empty...

Test it out!
Find a clear area like an empty parking lot. Drive at a slow speed and see if you can lock up the wheels...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,836
Posted By flyace20
But isn't that at the low end of values? I just...

But isn't that at the low end of values? I just had a look at carsales and it seems your car isn't valued more than any other X5 of same year and mileage.
I don't understand because you tout having...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,467
Posted By flyace20
I got two bottles of the blue BMW coolant. The...

I got two bottles of the blue BMW coolant. The parts guy said its enough to change the V8, just has to be mixed with distilled water. It wasn't really much more expensive than other good coolants....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,467
Posted By flyace20
Just a code reading tool which comes with a...

Just a code reading tool which comes with a booklet. I got the R5/FCX-3-16, seems to work pretty good.

http://www.peakeresearch.com/fcx3.htm
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By flyace20
still not back from vac....nice

still not back from vac....nice
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,252
Posted By flyace20
oh go on... I'll do those miles in two years. You...

oh go on... I'll do those miles in two years. You sayin thats all a car is good for? Two years:yikes:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,467
Posted By flyace20
I got myself a diagnostic tool for less than $200...

I got myself a diagnostic tool for less than $200 so I can diagnose and fix myself. But I thought that even if you can't fix yourself, you can find out what the problem is before you take it to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,836
Posted By flyace20
You raise an interesting point. Does...

You raise an interesting point.

Does someone that heavily promotes servicing at authorised dealer only, have an interest at some dealership?
Hmmm, I don't know, you be the judge :thumbdwn:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By flyace20
hammer :mad::mad::mad:

hammer :mad::mad::mad:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By flyace20
Also BMW has some special drain plug thats...

Also BMW has some special drain plug thats neither metric nor standard, and it also had hex key hole in the center. Needless to say I used a hammer to get my socket on, destroyed the plug and I'm...
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