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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By joeboch348
Thanks for putting more voices in my head lol ...

Thanks for putting more voices in my head lol
Every 3, 5, and 7 series BMW I owned were great. This 4.4 is fun to drive but a mechanics dream too. Between the rear bushing replacements 3X at...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,460
Posted By joeboch348
Look in your spare tire well under the tire,...

Look in your spare tire well under the tire, under the compressor for WATER. That's how I lost 2 radios.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By joeboch348
Sorry to hear it's not fixed..I would take the...

Sorry to hear it's not fixed..I would take the mechanic for a ride and as it slips say..Do you feel that slipping? Do you think this is normal? Why would you give it back to me doing this? :):mad:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By joeboch348
A quick check for everyone with an e53. This...

A quick check for everyone with an e53. This could save you the thousands I didn't...

Open your lower tail gate, on the bottom corners are 2 black rubber drain plugs..These get clogged with gunk....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By joeboch348
135k. Was running perfect. noticed it idling...

135k. Was running perfect. noticed it idling rough at a traffic light. I opened my window and heard the motor making a strange noise. All service has been done since day one. Always synthetic oil....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-05-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By joeboch348
Speed limits need to be adjusted to the model car...

Speed limits need to be adjusted to the model car you're driving..You can't tell me going 65 in a 1972 Ford box truck is as safe as going 65 in a 2016 BMW anything..

I tried that with a PO but it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By joeboch348
Replace Timing Chain or Part out?

My 02 4.4 started making a weird noise. Had it towed to my guy who says he's 99% sure a timing chain guide broke off and is probably in the bottom of the oil pan.

Says the fix is $3500, mostly...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By joeboch348
The NEW tranny in my 4.4 cost me $5000 + 500 to...

The NEW tranny in my 4.4 cost me $5000 + 500 to install.. It went at 75,000 just like they all do.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By joeboch348
No Oil Pressure

Was driving home. About 2 blocks from my house a message cam on. Shut off engine, no oil pressure. I rolled the last 1/8 mile to my driveway at an idle and shut it off. lifters were ticking. Oil is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-28-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By joeboch348
Im looking now for a e53 Y spoke. Ebay or the...

Im looking now for a e53 Y spoke. Ebay or the site you spoke of
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By joeboch348
rear hatch replacement handle

I need to replace my rear hatch handle. I bought one off eBay but it was different. Mine is flat on the back this one needed a hole thru the hatch to fit. Was also off an e53. Anyone know why 2...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,617
Posted By joeboch348
Get the k y ready. Its not cheap.

I think they quoted me $4000. I bought the electronics used myself. Easy fix. Check your battery box for water. Thats where the radio and other things are. Also clean your tail gate drains!! Cost...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,617
Posted By joeboch348
Heres what to do

Tell your insurance u forgot the sunroof was open and went thru the carwash.

What my agent told me. " we wont pay because your sunroof leaked, but we do pay for you being stupid"

Good luck
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By joeboch348
I didn't bother to mention the regular...

I didn't bother to mention the regular stuff..These cars eat up batteries...Had the tailgate drains clog and fill the battery compartment full with water..All the electronics were ruined..That's a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By joeboch348
Bought my 4.4 new in 2002. Had about everything...

Bought my 4.4 new in 2002. Had about everything replaced 1 or 2x in the first 50k miles under warranty..2 window motors, 3 telescoping steering shafts. Blower motor. Never beat on it. 75,000 new...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By joeboch348
Blower Motor Replacement

Does anyone have a good DIY for replacing the blower motor? On cold mornings mine is squealing like my wife when I drag her out of the mall. :rofl:

Thanks
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By joeboch348
Have you found a diy to get to the motor? I need...

Have you found a diy to get to the motor? I need to replace mine before wife divorces me
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By joeboch348
Any trouble or tricks replacing the radiator? I'm...

Any trouble or tricks replacing the radiator? I'm getting ready to do mine.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By joeboch348
Radiator Replacement

Have a slow leak around the side (plastic) tank on my E53 4.4 radiator. Need to replace it. Shop wants $600. I can buy the radiator between $120-175. Any tricks or problems replacing it myself?...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By joeboch348
I've had the same problem every couple years. I...

I've had the same problem every couple years. I bring the battery back to the part store, they charge it and check it and say its good. Then I buy a new battery and it works perfect for 2-3 years....
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-09-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By joeboch348
so you think it's good business to advertise a...

so you think it's good business to advertise a price on an item then after it's paid for demand more money? advertise it's in stock, then after it's ordered and paid for, say it's not in stock and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,067
Posted By joeboch348
follow up with ddmtuning. i called again today to...

follow up with ddmtuning. i called again today to see how order was going. they said some of it will ship really really soon. HUH?? and some later on. i said cancel the whole order. then the guy says...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-04-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By joeboch348
what i ordered was a radio listed for $380 later...

what i ordered was a radio listed for $380 later they said $480, air compressor module they raised the price of that $50, towing module,raised that $50 parking module, raised that $60. didnt receive...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,067
Posted By joeboch348
stay away from DDMTUNING.COM

I got the webstore ddmtuning.com off this site as a sponsor i believe. I ordered stocked parts from them, paid for them with next day shipping. i was informed later they weren't actually stocked it...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-03-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By joeboch348
I wont use DDMTUNING.COM

I got the webstore ddmtuning.com off this site as a sponsor i believe. I ordered stocked parts from them, paid for them with next day shipping. i was informed later they weren't actually stocked it...
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