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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,556
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Check for water on your fuse box in the rear of...

Check for water on your fuse box in the rear of the car. I have a mystery leak in the rear and water has been leaking on the computer and the fuses. Opened the panels and about 6 inches of water in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 704
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Lemon

The 2001 BMW X5 has got to be the biggest lemon that I have ever purchased!

I've purchased this car last year and so far I've spent more time in the garage than on the road. In the one year that...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,316
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Leather Seat Repair

I have some deep scratches on my front seat. Any suggestions to fix besides replacing the seat?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-14-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Nuts and bolts on the linkage and the wiper motor...

Nuts and bolts on the linkage and the wiper motor itself. One of the 3 bolts may be loose. I had the same issue and locktited it.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-14-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 95,425
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Same problem!

Same problem!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Same thing here!!! Drained the water in the wheel...

Same thing here!!! Drained the water in the wheel wells and found a plug. Removed the plug and the rest of the water drained. Once I find the solution...I'll let you know.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 604
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Power Steering Level

Anyone have a pic or diagram concerning the power steering level and where it should be filled to.:dunno:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Tire Size

What is the widest tire size i can get for my 2001 x5 4.4i.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,950
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Obviously the dealer will charge double (no...

Obviously the dealer will charge double (no disrespect, thats just the nature of the dealership). The department store places are not very reputable with installing X5's. Go to a business that only...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Yup! 4.4i. They removed the old stereo (gave it...

Yup! 4.4i. They removed the old stereo (gave it back to me) and they installed the new stereo with a removable face plate. Once I remove the face plate, I can close the lid. Really cool. I'll take a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,262
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
I have the same problem. My mechanic had a scope...

I have the same problem. My mechanic had a scope camera. Found that there may be a crack in the engine block. He is going to put a tack of weld on it and clean it up. Let you know what comes of this.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
I replaced mine with a Kenwood system. No nav...

I replaced mine with a Kenwood system. No nav though. Only cost me $600 canadian. I went to a reputable installation place. No problems.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,528
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Have the same problem...#5 cylinder misfire. The...

Have the same problem...#5 cylinder misfire. The dealer also noticed cylinder #4 had an injector fault. I'm planning to get the injectors replaced. I'll keep you posted on the results. Also, have...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,713
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
I just got back from the mechanic with this same...

I just got back from the mechanic with this same problem. It was found that I had a a fuel injector fault on cylinder 4 and a misfire on cylinder 3. Bad gas...lol!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,324
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
I asked my mechanic the same about the rear...

I asked my mechanic the same about the rear wheel. He said that was normal and it adjusts once you start driving. Great handling vehicle.

Bluetooth... I had the same problem. Replaced the stereo...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,713
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
I had the exact same thing happen to me today. I...

I had the exact same thing happen to me today. I will take HAPIA4v2's advise and check the vacume hoses and let you know the results and compare notes. Good luck!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
I have the 4.4i version. Very safe vehicle. Built...

I have the 4.4i version. Very safe vehicle. Built like a tank. Rides amazing in all weather! Some mechanical issues do arise, especially in cold conditions (locks freezing, windows not working...same...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,008
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
stick your finger in the track on the sides....

stick your finger in the track on the sides. Wiggle the plastic track a little. Play with it abit and it will work. Done this 2 weeks ago. No need to panic, just came off the plastic track.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,545
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Does anyone know of an engineering fix. I was...

Does anyone know of an engineering fix. I was planning to insulate it myself as well as the hoses leading to the seperator. Anyone have thoughts on this or have done this already?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,330
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Check for water pump issues. Oil seperator, door...

Check for water pump issues. Oil seperator, door locks freezing and unable to open the doors in cold temperature. Do some research on the net. Cold weather is not a friend to this car.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Moisture in the Trunk

I'm trying to find where the moisture is coming from in my trunk. The trunk carpet is damp and I don't see where the water could be coming from. Any suggestions?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,770
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
True that!!! My waterpump is leaking so I'm also...

True that!!! My waterpump is leaking so I'm also replacing thermostat and the switch.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
tighten the mounting bolts on the wiper motor unit

tighten the mounting bolts on the wiper motor unit
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,554
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
In a similar situation. Do the immediate fixes...

In a similar situation. Do the immediate fixes first like the oil leaks, belts and hoses. Anything you could do yourself is a good way to start. This site has been helpful to me. Good luck!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By Alfredo2001X5
Brake Protection Plate

Does anyone know where I can get a "Protection Plate' for my brakes. It's located behind the routers. Been looking all over the net and can't find one. Anyone have a link or know where I can get one...
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