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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,374
Posted By jay72
exhaust manifold

Well yes you were right and thanks for the heads up.

Exhaust manifold it was. 790 ouch.

Can I ask if you would have any logical reasons as to why it would crack.?

I guess the obvious could...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By jay72
Smile Heater Radiator

Hey there is some looking after me..... Warranty direct finally said yes.. cost of the repair was 740 but had to wait 3 days for new rad to be shipped from Germany though.

Sigh of relief

And a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By jay72
heater matrix

Hi chaps well only if it was a booked drain.....

No heater radiator it is.

To fix the complete dash has to come out to fit a new heater. Lucky a tin of wynns plugged the leak temporarily....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,374
Posted By jay72
Anyone please ......

Anyone please ......
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By jay72
Anyone please offer advice. Thanks

Anyone please offer advice.

Thanks
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,374
Posted By jay72
Exhaust smell in the cabin

Hi again all well it seems like my car is falling apart literally.

I have an exhaust smell in the cab and with the bonet open I can see fumes coming out from the outlet side of the engine.

I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By jay72
Wet carpet Heater matrix hell

Please please please help.

Really bad fishy smell in the car wet carpet on passenger side.

Checked fluid level on rad ok at the moment.

Just had it serviced where they said it was low and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,419
Posted By jay72
Question Blue Smoke

Hi Again All,

Thought I would give you an update.

I have just had the engine breather replaced and while in the same location got the engine air filter changed as well.

This has reduced very...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,766
Posted By jay72
Rear TV Mod

Hi Brothwood,

Not sure also as I do not have the TV's in the back. I know that there is a button in the centre arm rest module that you can see from the back seats that say's Transfer TV.??
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,419
Posted By jay72
Blue smoke

Hi ALL,

Thanks for this I had a situation about 6 months ago where the oil level dropped to the min and the warning light came on. I topped it up and and since then not had problem.

I have...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,419
Posted By jay72
blue smoke on start

Hi all any advise why I get a big puff of blue smoke when I start my X5 E53 2004 from cold. Once warm about a min its stops.

?????
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-21-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By jay72
swirl flaps

Can anyone help. I am trying to find out if my E53 2004/05 has these swirl flaps fitted. I will defo be looking at replacing them with this blank to avoid the costly potential dammage.??

Cheers
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,711
Posted By jay72
Low speed Vibration

Hi there again,

Not managed to at the moment but would say the wheels are different front to back.

Front are 255 X 55 X 19

Back are 285 X 45 X 19
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,711
Posted By jay72
low speed vibration

Hi Diablo,

Thanks for the update. Strangley enough we went on holiday 2 weeks ago where the X5 was loaded to the gunnels....

On the homeward bound journey and now that she is ulaiden the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,766
Posted By jay72
easy cheap I pod connection

Hi Matt,

1) care fulkly take of the p[lastic surround to the screen in the dash>( small flat head screw driver will do.

2) Take out all four torx screws which hold the head unit in place. NB...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-16-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,711
Posted By jay72
low speed vibration

Hi diablo10,

I have a 2004 3.0d X5 and shortly after I replaced the rear tyres I also got this vibration at exactly 20mph. It is worse when i come of the motorway and coast down to 20mph. If I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-12-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,546
Posted By jay72
Transmission "Bump"

HI I had this too.

Only when as you say come to a rolling stop.

The tech bit= the car is dropping down into second gear not 1st as I thought. It is to do with the timing of the gear changes.
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,090
Posted By jay72
E53 X5 2004 Egine whine whistle

Guys,

I have a 3.0d 2004 with this same sound. I have searched all the forums and can say that the best answer is to check ALL the air intake hoses right to the charge air cooler. If one of these...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 695
Posted By jay72
2004 E53 3.0d Charged air cooler

Hi all,

Can some give some help. In the attached picture why is there a water fluid leak appearing on the bottom air cooling pipe.

Or

Is this not the charged air cooling pipe but the bottom...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,532
Posted By jay72
Jacking point

Hi there I too was looking at this and wondered as it looks like a jack point.

So I went to BMW and asked. DON NOT USE THIS TO JACK YOUR CAR>>>>>

This will put the entire weight of the front...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,126
Posted By jay72
Green screen CPU

HI ALL,

Can someone tell me why my SAT nav screen keeps going green from the normal blue colour....

This is in a E53 2004 X5

Is it fixable by me....

How much do you think it would cost???
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,045
Posted By jay72
Thumbs up Ball joints

Hi Speedo6

thanks for the advice if I am honest I guessed this. I have had a quote from BMW 458 I have also got quotes from 3 other local garages all around 320. I was just wondering if there...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,045
Posted By jay72
E53 X5 2004 Ball Joints

HI ALL,

Could someone advise on the replacement of the rear lower ball joints. BMW have confrimed that they both nead to be replaced. I can hear the creaking as I drive around. I have had quote...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,186
Posted By jay72
Turbo Whistle

Well,,,,

As this is my first BMW ever and a 4x4 I am still working out all the noise creaks and groans normal or not.

Thanks for the reply
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,186
Posted By jay72
Turbo Whistle

Dude,

Thanks for the re assurance.

Will get my fine water spray to check just to be sure.:thumbup::drive:
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