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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,233
Posted By Solo man
Thanks for the reply. Will certainly have a look...

Thanks for the reply. Will certainly have a look see if the rear suspension bushings are shot. Had the wheelalignment done yesterday and it is now just within specs (my car has rear air suspension)...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,233
Posted By Solo man
E53 X5 rear wheels negative camber

Hi, has anyone modified their X5's rear suspension to compensate for the overly negative camber? I see that my 2003 X5 has slightly more negative on the one side than the other and would like to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 910
Posted By Solo man
2003 X5 3l diesel battery disconnect

I recently had my X5 alternator serviced and had the battery disconnected for about 24 hours. Upon reconnecting i had no problems with warning lights, etcetra. I recently read on this forum that one...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By Solo man
X5 rear shocks

Porando,

Thanks man!!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By Solo man
X5 rear shocks/dampers

Hi guys, fairly new to this particular site. My 2003 X5 diesel has a leaking rear shock absorber and i was wondering how big a job it is to replace with new shock absorber. It has air suspension but...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 55,577
Posted By Solo man
When i removed my car's alternator the battery...

When i removed my car's alternator the battery was disconnected for at least a day. Upon reconnecting after refitting alternator everything was working as normal.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-20-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Solo man
2003x5

Thanks for the info guys! Seems like i will have to buy new actuators!
:cry:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Solo man
Smile 2003 X5 3,0d

Hi Guys, i am new to this forum and need some help with the rear door locks on my 2003 X5. The central locking is clicking but will not open the door locks on both rear doors (front doors work - no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Solo man
DennisCooper! thanks for the response. I have...

DennisCooper! thanks for the response. I have actually solved the problem/answered my own question. When i tried to remove the radio section i found that the tape player and radio section was one...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 06-05-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 824
Posted By Solo man
E39 530d 2003 high obc

My E39 2003 530d has the low obc and i was wondering if it is possible to just swop the low obc with the high obc unit. Can someone tell me if it is a straight swop or is there something else...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,706
Posted By Solo man
I had ZF change my X5 3l diesel (with the GM box)...

I had ZF change my X5 3l diesel (with the GM box) auto gearbox oil and filter and they charged me about $310 (in your money) all inclusive. Would that be a good rate? Box takes about 11 litres of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Solo man
2003 E39 530d auto high obc

My E39 2003 530d has the low obc and i was wondering if it is possible to just swop the low obc with the high obc unit. Can someone tell me if it is a straight swop or is there something else...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,766
Posted By Solo man
Hi there, made up my own puller same type tool as...

Hi there, made up my own puller same type tool as yours about two months ago. Fortunately my brother is in the steel/welding business and his guy did the welding up of the part for me. In my case the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,587
Posted By Solo man
Maybe i can help. Go to forum.bmw5.co.uk and type...

Maybe i can help. Go to forum.bmw5.co.uk and type in "My cheap solution for a 3 button diamond key remote". A member called ipbr21054 posted this not long ago and i made a photocopy of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,894
Posted By Solo man
Thanks for the thread - i already have it on my...

Thanks for the thread - i already have it on my PC and have considered doing it. Is there no sure way of determining if the vanos is not functioning at 100%??
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,894
Posted By Solo man
I have a 1997/10 build date 528i with about 200k...

I have a 1997/10 build date 528i with about 200k kilometres on the clock. The motor is as smooth as silk with no funny noises cold or hot. It pulls well from low revs with no dips or camminess at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-08-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By Solo man
2003 530d auto - radio dead

Bought this car yesterday. Car has been standing a while so much so that battery had to be replaced. Salesman says the radio was working at first after battery was replaced and then it went into...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,810
Posted By Solo man
Thanks for the reply cn90. I have read the manual...

Thanks for the reply cn90. I have read the manual (several times) but still do not understand the reasoning behind a revolving barrel (except in a six shooter). Have also read in other forums about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,810
Posted By Solo man
1997 BMW 528i Need fix for revolving ignition barrel

Hi guys, need help in fixing my car's revolving ignition barrel. Sometimes it just turns 360 degrees without starting. I then remove the key, turn the steering wheel so that the steering lock engages...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By Solo man
2001 540i auto

This is my first time on this forum. I need info as to how to disengage the linkage from the ignition to the gearbox on my car. I have a tandem garage and in order to get my wife's car in as well, i...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By Solo man
QSilver7, thanks for the reply. Will try it as...

QSilver7, thanks for the reply. Will try it as soon as i have a chance to go out for a spin.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Solo man
Car has done about 90k miles (145000km) Radiator,...

Car has done about 90k miles (145000km) Radiator, expansion tank recently replaced
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By Solo man
Have read on another forum that if you replace...

Have read on another forum that if you replace the clutch slave cylinder rubber pipe with a braided pipe, it solves the problem of notchy gearchanges. Have no actual experience of this as i drive a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By Solo man
chong188, that is exactly my question also: What...

chong188, that is exactly my question also: What consumption. I have tried resetting the lights (remember i still have one green light on) as per the exact instructions which i got off this forum,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Solo man
V8 waterpumps - how long do they last

Any of you guys know how to determine if a waterpump on a 2001 540i is about to give up the ghost? Had a waterpump on my old E34 530i V8 seize solid fortunately while I was standing at a stop sign....
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