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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By The_STiG_US
Did they do the replacements all at once or by...

Did they do the replacements all at once or by piece-meal? What did they replace first, and how did they come to replace the other parts? Generally, the items replaced is essentially your whole...
Forum: General BMW 04-07-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By The_STiG_US
Shell V-Power (93) vs. SUNOCO Ultra (93)

I know there were articles written before on gas comparisons. But I was wondering if anyone had experience with Shell V-Power 93 vs. the SUNOCO Ultra 93 (the 94 is no longer available in NJ). The...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By The_STiG_US
Ants_OZ, Actually, that is a good question,...

Ants_OZ,

Actually, that is a good question, If these are breather tubes, should a small filter be added to the tips or will that just be nothing more than an impediment to the airflow?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By The_STiG_US
Door Panel question...

Hi guys,

I had the common outer door handle failure where the handle will pull but not open the door. So I followed instructions from this forum which was great. However, I do have a question...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By The_STiG_US
DirtyDan, Thank you for your reply on your...

DirtyDan,

Thank you for your reply on your experience with the P0171/0174 codes. You gave me pause about the O2 sensors. I dismissed them before as a culprit as I thought if the O2 sensors went...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By The_STiG_US
Vacuum leak or something else??? *LONG*

Hi all,

I just finished posting on my mystery pipe issue to find that it is just the vent pipes for the Front diff. Which leaves me back to my main problem.

I have been getting the ever...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By The_STiG_US
Thanks all. I do have another pipe similar I was...

Thanks all. I do have another pipe similar I was wondering about as well, guess it's the tranny vent pipe then. Makes sense now. But my damn vacuum leak problem is still there, hoped this may have...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By The_STiG_US
Mystery Pipe

Can anyone identify this pipe? It comes from below the firewall runs up near the oil dipstick tube and has a hooked end that is not connected to anything. I have attached pics so I hope it helps. It...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By The_STiG_US
Any Ideas for code throws?

Ok, I essentially researched until my head imploded. My X5 E53 is throwing codes P0171, P0174, P1083 and P1085 after changing the CCV. I had checked all my intake hosing and no cracks and no leaks. I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By The_STiG_US
I would agree with BMWOEM1, your alternator is...

I would agree with BMWOEM1, your alternator is hosing your X5. Replacing the regulator may fix the issue of the fluctuating voltage, but may not fix the reason why the regulator went bad. It could...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By The_STiG_US
Depends, if your X5 has the in-car phone cradle...

Depends, if your X5 has the in-car phone cradle system from BMW already installed, then you can add the BMW BTU module. But like in my case, if you don't have that installed, it's a PIA to try to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By The_STiG_US
Atta, The BMW X5 E53's have a pixel film for...

Atta,

The BMW X5 E53's have a pixel film for the information panel at the bottom of the Instrument Cluster. It informs the driver of the Mileage, outside Temp and the Messages (warning that the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,271
Posted By The_STiG_US
Great statements here, but guys. You are missing...

Great statements here, but guys. You are missing the point of this. I was asking if anyone tried any of those additives and if so which ones worked and which ones should be avoided. I am asking this...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By The_STiG_US
Well, I got the new Dorman DISA unit and replaced...

Well, I got the new Dorman DISA unit and replaced the old one. This was after changing out the CCV, which stopped the smoking. The DISA was replaced because of Misfire codes P1348, P1350 and P1352....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,271
Posted By The_STiG_US
Never saw the you tube videos mentioned here, but...

Never saw the you tube videos mentioned here, but for most petrol cars and trucks when carboning occurs in the valvetrain and the combustion chambers, the traditional way of cleaning is to bench the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-03-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By The_STiG_US
Atta, Two things to check. One, you may have...

Atta,

Two things to check. One, you may have just a burned out bulb or two that is preventing you to read the messages. They are the ones located in the back of the Dashboard/Driver's console...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-03-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By The_STiG_US
Wiring layout of Engine Distribution Box

Does anyone have the wiring layout of the M54 engine's Distribution box in the engine bay? It's the one that most sensor wires come out of, I need to know this as I think I may have mixed up some of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,271
Posted By The_STiG_US
Fuel additives to clean out burnt oil...

Was wondering, if you had a small amount of oil that entered the combustion chamber from the intake, should there be any additives used to help clean the resulting varnishing from the burned off oil?...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-28-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By The_STiG_US
Check the DISA valve as it may be hosed.

Check the DISA valve as it may be hosed.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By The_STiG_US
Messed w/ Boneheadiness...

Hi Guys,

I've been doing oil changes with various cars I owned for several years, but I screwed up this time on my X5. I bought the oil extractor tool from Bavarian Autosport and used it to suck...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-16-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By The_STiG_US
Most likely the dealer was "confused" and was...

Most likely the dealer was "confused" and was under the impression that the vehicle had bluetooth as opposed to being bluetooth capable. Sounds like the vehicle also doesn't have the phone equipment...
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