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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
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2002 X5 noise

Reason why I ask is diesel models are equipped with Webasto Thermo heater and that tends to keep running after you turn off the motor, more like your symptoms.


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
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2002 X5 noise

Is your car petrol or diesel?


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 846
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Rough idle (shakes) still blowing smoke

Try cleaning the injectors using Millers .


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-18-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By vdiddy
Check Coolent Level Message

Yes, I have same issue. Turns out to be a bad sensor inside the expansion tank.


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,542
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BMW X5 E53 6 disc changer issue

Check your radio module. It's located under the spare wheel inside a cover written BMW.


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By vdiddy
X5 3.0D Gear Box

Do an oil & filter change. Makes a big difference in gear change smoothness


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By vdiddy
Before you do all that, change the discs (rotors...

Before you do all that, change the discs (rotors as u call them in US). Mine used to judder especially slowing down from high speed but I changed the discs and problem solved
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-03-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,326
Posted By vdiddy
I had exactly the same experience with my 3.0...

I had exactly the same experience with my 3.0 diesel . Front wheels suddenly locked up and clucking noises from the front left side.

I m afraid , your front diff is shot or the bearing inside the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By vdiddy
Try having the fluid and filter changed, makes a...

Try having the fluid and filter changed, makes a huge difference in smoothness of the changes.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,556
Posted By vdiddy
Anyone ever tried Meyle ZF Transmission fluid? A...

Anyone ever tried Meyle ZF Transmission fluid? A place called Incar Motor Factors in London is selling that for 11.20 a litre and its recommended for BMW with 6 speed ZF Transmission.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By vdiddy
Is your fan electric or it's the viscous clutch?

Is your fan electric or it's the viscous clutch?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By vdiddy
The 3.0 gives 21.9mpg and the 4.4 gives 20.3mpg ...

The 3.0 gives 21.9mpg and the 4.4 gives 20.3mpg so for the difference in power , you are better off with the bigger engine.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By vdiddy
Have you checked on the valve stem seals?

Have you checked on the valve stem seals?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By vdiddy
X5 diesel smoke

Hello everybody. I have a 2004 x5 diesel . When I start it in the morning and let it idle, diesel smelling smoke comes out if the exhaust. The minute I drive off and the engine warms up, it stops...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By vdiddy
On the contrary , there's like a mile difference...

On the contrary , there's like a mile difference in mpg Btwn the 3.0 and 4.4. You are better off with having more power from the same amount of fuel. The 3.0 has to work abit harder to shift .
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By vdiddy
Have you checked the obvious , fuses? Located in...

Have you checked the obvious , fuses? Located in the back or behind the glove box.
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