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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Porando
Well, if you get stranded on the freeway, don't...

Well, if you get stranded on the freeway, don't blame BMW - I has told 'ya.
I wouldn't wait no risk - I would replace pump asap
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Porando
In USA we assume that if something is not here -...

In USA we assume that if something is not here - it doesn't exist :)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Porando
Also - only in case you have 4.4l engine - keep...

Also - only in case you have 4.4l engine - keep watching the rear of the engine for any coolant leaks and if you see it means a big job replacing coolant pipe in "valley of death. And if you find...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Porando
What engine size? 4.4 or 3.0? Is that the...

What engine size? 4.4 or 3.0?

Is that the only service you know about?
Well than you have to spend some $$ assuming that no other services were done. Find good independent BMW mechanic. Dealer...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Porando
Replace cooling system? That would be too much??...

Replace cooling system? That would be too much??
Flushing AT is not enough.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-03-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Porando
If you don't have proper tool - yes, it needs to...

If you don't have proper tool - yes, it needs to go to garage who has tools to identify the source - pocking around and replacing things ar random wont work.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Porando
I would suggest to look for a mechanic who know...

I would suggest to look for a mechanic who know how to fix BMWs..
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Porando
Welcome! And knowing the car details (engine...

Welcome!
And knowing the car details (engine type and size, Transmission, mileage and services done) helps a lot. Knowing your technical and car repair ability also helps to stear ya in the right...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Porando
BMW ,for I don't know how many years - as long as...

BMW ,for I don't know how many years - as long as I remember (I had same issue with my 1985 BMW E28), is making tail light contacts in the light fixture using the same cheap material which is not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Porando
I understand that when you say "globe" you mean...

I understand that when you say "globe" you mean light bulb?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Porando
have you checked the ABS error codes?

have you checked the ABS error codes?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Porando
To start, please provide: Engine size, mileage,...

To start, please provide:
Engine size, mileage, service records (including fluid changes which BMW considers "lifetime" (front/rear differential, transfer box, AT) which were done and by whom...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Porando
Hm... I see that any shop who has even slide idea...

Hm... I see that any shop who has even slide idea about BMW services - always resets CBS counters (as they have computer or knowledge how to do it w/o)

CBS system "predicts" when is the next...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Porando
I say, That is one more reason SoCal is better...

I say,
That is one more reason SoCal is better than NoCal - I just installed PSS and everybody (Costco and American's tire) seems to have PSS in stock to fit my sport setup.

Also you tell'n that...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Porando
They key is not to neglect even little things -...

They key is not to neglect even little things - do not procrastinate but immediately fix what is broken, replace what needs to be replaced and do all maintenance 2x as often as manuf recommends...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Porando
You will need to keep in mind that you will have...

You will need to keep in mind that you will have to do all mileage related services if they were not done already... which are not cheap but necessary (walnut blasting, cooling system service -...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Porando
If it was me I would .....??? :dunno:

If it was me I would .....??? :dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Porando
Why didn't you ask guy who told you what you...

Why didn't you ask guy who told you what you need?
I assume that you have done it at the dealer? For $29 dealer wont do much - as that would be about 10 minutes of they labor charge..
$90 for...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Porando
the best is to lease or buy new one and get 4...

the best is to lease or buy new one and get 4 years warranty incl maintenance ..After 4 years sell (for 50% of the original price ) so you don't need to worry.
Actually when i calculated cost of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By Porando
If you have more than 60-70k miles - most likely...

If you have more than 60-70k miles - most likely valve seals.... Test is easy - let the car idle for at least 10 minutes and than punch the accelerator to the floor - if you see while smoke out of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,154
Posted By Porando
So, they say the front rotors warped are causing...

So, they say the front rotors warped are causing vibration when I am stopping and the tires being feathers is causing vibration at high speeds.

Both can be true but one won't cause the other....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Porando
I own nothing but BMW's since 80's and keep...

I own nothing but BMW's since 80's and keep buying them.
If you like all above but not willing to pay any price for that - you are dreamer.

Can you imagine GF or Wife who is gorgeous, smart and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Porando
Can sell to carmax... may get ?? $4k (go and ask...

Can sell to carmax... may get ?? $4k (go and ask how much they will get you - worth 0.5 hour of your time?)
Trade to dealer for $3k? and buy newer for $20k (pay $2k in sales tax alone plus higher...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Porando
Congrats - please keep reporting how you feel...

Congrats - please keep reporting how you feel after owning it for some time.
RR has long history and is a std in offroad vehicles while BMW made one to look like SUV but meant for freeways not dirt...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Porando
How hard is to call dealer if you want to know...

How hard is to call dealer if you want to know what their price is?
They don't fix springs - they replace panel which you can do for 1/3 of their price easily
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