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Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-20-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,033
Posted By dryflyguy
Closer to 500hp? Total BS.

Closer to 500hp? Total BS.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By dryflyguy
BMW does not make a V6. It is an inline 6. In...

BMW does not make a V6. It is an inline 6. In addition, it is "brakes" and not "breaks". These little things can sometimes undermine your credibility when marketing to enthusiasts. Hope this helps....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By dryflyguy
lightwerkz.net

lightwerkz.net
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,632
Posted By dryflyguy
You are wrong. This is not the issue. The...

You are wrong. This is not the issue. The bushings last much longer than 50K.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By dryflyguy
I would say its the valve stem seals as well.

I would say its the valve stem seals as well.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By dryflyguy
Please be patient and wait for the forum to...

Please be patient and wait for the forum to comment. Do not start multiple threads about the same subject.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-14-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By dryflyguy
Might want to list a price.

Might want to list a price.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By dryflyguy
New blade maybe?

New blade maybe?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By dryflyguy
Arnott Industries. Do a google search for them.

Arnott Industries. Do a google search for them.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By dryflyguy
^BM trouble u? Why do you own one then? Why not...

^BM trouble u? Why do you own one then? Why not buy a Toyota or Nissan with that statement? Regardless of whether you are a DIY'er? Toyota's do not provide the maintenance issues that BMW does.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By dryflyguy
^totally disagree with the above post. It is all...

^totally disagree with the above post. It is all subjective and opinion. I've had 2 N62 V8's and haven't had any issues.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,094
Posted By dryflyguy
I had the alternator covered under extended...

I had the alternator covered under extended warranty. Would've been $960 out of pocket because the part was dealer sourced.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,094
Posted By dryflyguy
FYI JNML, My new alternator was a Bosch from the...

FYI JNML, My new alternator was a Bosch from the local BMW dealer.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,094
Posted By dryflyguy
74k

74k
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,094
Posted By dryflyguy
It's official, new alternator and regulator and...

It's official, new alternator and regulator and all is well.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,094
Posted By dryflyguy
Thanks for the update. Mine is at the shop as...

Thanks for the update. Mine is at the shop as this is being written. Hopefully they can convince the warranty company to replace the alternator and regulator so I don't have to deal with that dreaded...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,562
Posted By dryflyguy
It's no that they're bad or poorly designed. That...

It's no that they're bad or poorly designed. That wonderful connected feeling that we experience when driving a BMW is due in large part to those control arm bushings. Realistically if you own a car...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By dryflyguy
Air suspension, transmission, window regulators,...

Air suspension, transmission, window regulators, valve covers, lower control arm bushings, alternator/voltage regulator and plugged sunroof drains are all items that you could potentially have issues...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By dryflyguy
Replace the battery.

Replace the battery.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,808
Posted By dryflyguy
2006 4.8iS with 74K miles

2006 4.8iS with 74K miles
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-10-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By dryflyguy
Sounds to me like your battery or alternator is...

Sounds to me like your battery or alternator is toast. All the issues you are dealing with is voltage related. I doubt you have any fuses blown.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,094
Posted By dryflyguy
JNMNL, going through the exact same scenario on...

JNMNL, going through the exact same scenario on my X. Only in the mornings and it is temporary. My vote is either the alternator or voltage regulator. Both are known issues with the E53 platform. My...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,915
Posted By dryflyguy
Just installed Continental DWS Extreme Contacts....

Just installed Continental DWS Extreme Contacts. Awesome tire and the ride quality is smoother than the previous Michelins. Work great in the rain and snow.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By dryflyguy
Transfer case actuator motor broke. There is a...

Transfer case actuator motor broke. There is a plastic gear that engages the transfer case and it has stripped.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,003
Posted By dryflyguy
You'll do no damage by driving the car the...

You'll do no damage by driving the car the intermediate lever issue. As soon as the car warms up the levers shift position. It's a minor tolerance issue but doesn't hurt anything. I would be wary of...
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