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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Prometheus
I've followed all the above for nearly 10 years...

I've followed all the above for nearly 10 years now and according to my authorised BMW service centre, my car is a rare example because it is in superb condition and it appears as new. I'm not...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Prometheus
Regular BMW authorised servicing

Just had my e53 3.0i 2006 serviced by Auto Classic in West Australia. Paid $835AU for standard service, brake fluid, low beam light replacement and wiper rubber replacement. At 83000km, it is going...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Prometheus
Hankook Ventus R-S3 Z222 is a good guide for the...

Hankook Ventus R-S3 Z222 is a good guide for the type of tyre your x5 really needs for speed, traction and durability. These tyres will do approximately 50000km for a 3.0i x5 and are the most...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By Prometheus
The e53 is a great car but I wouldn't buy on...

The e53 is a great car but I wouldn't buy on unless it has these 3,things:

1. 100 point inspection.
2. Under 80000kms for 2006.
2. Complete sevice history only by authorised BMW mechanics.

...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-14-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Prometheus
X5 vibration issues

Get under the car while it is running with car in Park and handbrake engaged and if you have a rubber mallet, place the mallet on various parts of the axle to see if it changes vibration noise. Stop...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Prometheus
X5 vibration issues

A lot of people try to make you accept vibration but if it is causing discomfort, it must be investigated. Vibration long term can also cause car damage.

When Drive is engaged and the car is at a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By Prometheus
Another newbie looking to buy an X5

Sorry, I mean 4.6, which is a monster of a car. Check service history before purchase, including all surfaces as well as underside for any signs of damage. Check oil levels and any leaks after...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By Prometheus
E53 2006 X5 3.0i Ghost Problem...

I still believe the fault was in the diagnostics computer, or one of the sensors as you have reported, which probably had moisture, and parts replacement can often dry them up to allow them to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By Prometheus
Another newbie looking to buy an X5

It's a fair price, but 4.4s have big problems if not serviced by the proper people. 2002 ironed out a lot of issues resident in the introductory 1999 x5. Google your car model and year because there...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By Prometheus
Best oil engine

Castrol cw-40


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By Prometheus
Another newbie looking to buy an X5

Check service history always. If the history indicates lack of regular service and not done by authorised BMW mechanics who have used genuine BMW parts replacement, keep well away from it, otherwise...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,302
Posted By Prometheus
How Many Miles On Your X5?

76000km - 2006 e53 3.0i. Going like a dream but after 160000km, I guess I will start getting big problems!


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Prometheus
waranty bmw x5 2001

Motordavid has good advice. Don't get an extended warranty on a car this age and mileage. In fact, you will probably find it hard for any company to provide you with warranty cover.

I got an...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Posted By Prometheus
Cost of a Major Service

This is information to anyone who is interested in knowing how much a major service costs by an authorised BMW dealership.

In October, I paid $950AU for a major service on my extremely good...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By Prometheus
E53 2006 X5 3.0i Ghost Problem...

Your onboard monitoring computer may have moisture as a result of a sudden change of temperature, which may have triggered the false reports? If your car lights are fine but the monitoring computer...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Prometheus
First Question

I don't know about this car? Are you looking at a nightmare?

Steering is stiff presumably because the power steering function has failed?

If you are good at DIY, the car is cheap and will be a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By Prometheus
At a loss

The solution is at a price- take car to an authorised BMW mechanic at a dealership for a $45US quick pitstop inspection and he will give you an answer in minutes.


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Prometheus
First Question

The other question is, how much money does the guy want? I wouldn't pay any more than $7-9000US for an x5 in the described condition.

Try to knock him down as much as you can on price, make sure...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Prometheus
Tires Tires Tires

Trust me, no problem with the Hankooks. They are smooth and provide excellent traction, fast speeds and great road hug, feel and steering response, as if they're made just for x5! My BMW master...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-12-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,869
Posted By Prometheus
Show us your seX5

Tasty


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By Prometheus
2006 X5 4.8i rear wiper motor

Yes, they can be replaced easily. If you want to do it yourself, try finding a you tube video or get a Bentley manual. To get a BMW mechanic to do it should cost no more than $300AU, including parts....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Prometheus
Tires Tires Tires

I use Hankook Ventus, this is an excellent tyre for all x5s and you have excellent traction at high speeds, they last a long time , the rubber very durable and at $359AU each, is value for money. My...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By Prometheus
X5 2005 - window washer leak

I've had both the original washers replaced at a cost of $240 each at a BMW dealership. The grommet seals don't last long on the washing fluid container, neither do the motors. May need to magnet...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By Prometheus
Cleaning the Plastic

Yeah, I aplply Mothers to the cracked window seals. I let Mothers soak in. In fact, the only cracked window seal I have on my 2006 x5 is the one that runs along the top of the front window. So I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By Prometheus
Cleaning the Plastic

Mothers is a better product than ArmorAll. You won't get grease on your hands by touching the plastic surfaces after application. It should feel soft, smooth and pleasant to touch and should not...
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