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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-25-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By joeboch348
Nope didn't do anything. carrier is good....

Nope didn't do anything. carrier is good. replaced last year. just that the lock button won't go up. and the inside door handle doesn't unlock it either. I have to hit lock/unlock a bunch of times to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By joeboch348
Rear End Clunk. Bushings

My x5 is clunking when letting off the gas or taking off. I know it's the rear (bushings). I've had them done 2x already in the last 12 yrs at a cost of $4000..anybody diy them?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By joeboch348
Where is the control unit located? fluid is full....

Where is the control unit located? fluid is full. i may try a fluid change and changing the module.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By joeboch348
About 4 weeks ago on the motor swap. No spotting....

About 4 weeks ago on the motor swap. No spotting. The guy did a nice job swapping. changing a ton of gaskets and seals.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By joeboch348
Driver's door lock not working

Ok I've replaced the inside door carrier on every door once or twice. Now my driver's door lock doesn't pop up when I unlock the doors. I have to hit the lock unlock 10-20-30 times for it to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By joeboch348
Is my 2nd transmission bad? ;(

Hi All..Just replaced my original 4.4 140k mile engine with a bone yard engine..blew timing chain.. Now my 2nd tranny is acting up. On the highway it will downshift on it's own. and every so often...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-22-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By joeboch348
My 4.4 has 140k on it..ready fir its 3rd...

My 4.4 has 140k on it..ready fir its 3rd transmission..Just put 2nd engine in it..ALWAYS serviced, never beat. My wife loves the car, won't get rid of it..
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By joeboch348
Thanks for putting more voices in my head lol ...

Thanks for putting more voices in my head lol
Every 3, 5, and 7 series BMW I owned were great. This 4.4 is fun to drive but a mechanics dream too. Between the rear bushing replacements 3X at...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,312
Posted By joeboch348
Look in your spare tire well under the tire,...

Look in your spare tire well under the tire, under the compressor for WATER. That's how I lost 2 radios.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-15-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By joeboch348
Sorry to hear it's not fixed..I would take the...

Sorry to hear it's not fixed..I would take the mechanic for a ride and as it slips say..Do you feel that slipping? Do you think this is normal? Why would you give it back to me doing this? :):mad:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,054
Posted By joeboch348
A quick check for everyone with an e53. This...

A quick check for everyone with an e53. This could save you the thousands I didn't...

Open your lower tail gate, on the bottom corners are 2 black rubber drain plugs..These get clogged with gunk....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By joeboch348
135k. Was running perfect. noticed it idling...

135k. Was running perfect. noticed it idling rough at a traffic light. I opened my window and heard the motor making a strange noise. All service has been done since day one. Always synthetic oil....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-05-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,224
Posted By joeboch348
Speed limits need to be adjusted to the model car...

Speed limits need to be adjusted to the model car you're driving..You can't tell me going 65 in a 1972 Ford box truck is as safe as going 65 in a 2016 BMW anything..

I tried that with a PO but it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By joeboch348
Replace Timing Chain or Part out?

My 02 4.4 started making a weird noise. Had it towed to my guy who says he's 99% sure a timing chain guide broke off and is probably in the bottom of the oil pan.

Says the fix is $3500, mostly...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By joeboch348
The NEW tranny in my 4.4 cost me $5000 + 500 to...

The NEW tranny in my 4.4 cost me $5000 + 500 to install.. It went at 75,000 just like they all do.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By joeboch348
No Oil Pressure

Was driving home. About 2 blocks from my house a message cam on. Shut off engine, no oil pressure. I rolled the last 1/8 mile to my driveway at an idle and shut it off. lifters were ticking. Oil is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-28-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By joeboch348
Im looking now for a e53 Y spoke. Ebay or the...

Im looking now for a e53 Y spoke. Ebay or the site you spoke of
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By joeboch348
rear hatch replacement handle

I need to replace my rear hatch handle. I bought one off eBay but it was different. Mine is flat on the back this one needed a hole thru the hatch to fit. Was also off an e53. Anyone know why 2...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,753
Posted By joeboch348
Get the k y ready. Its not cheap.

I think they quoted me $4000. I bought the electronics used myself. Easy fix. Check your battery box for water. Thats where the radio and other things are. Also clean your tail gate drains!! Cost...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,753
Posted By joeboch348
Heres what to do

Tell your insurance u forgot the sunroof was open and went thru the carwash.

What my agent told me. " we wont pay because your sunroof leaked, but we do pay for you being stupid"

Good luck
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By joeboch348
I didn't bother to mention the regular...

I didn't bother to mention the regular stuff..These cars eat up batteries...Had the tailgate drains clog and fill the battery compartment full with water..All the electronics were ruined..That's a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By joeboch348
Bought my 4.4 new in 2002. Had about everything...

Bought my 4.4 new in 2002. Had about everything replaced 1 or 2x in the first 50k miles under warranty..2 window motors, 3 telescoping steering shafts. Blower motor. Never beat on it. 75,000 new...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 458
Posted By joeboch348
Blower Motor Replacement

Does anyone have a good DIY for replacing the blower motor? On cold mornings mine is squealing like my wife when I drag her out of the mall. :rofl:

Thanks
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By joeboch348
Have you found a diy to get to the motor? I need...

Have you found a diy to get to the motor? I need to replace mine before wife divorces me
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-19-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By joeboch348
Any trouble or tricks replacing the radiator? I'm...

Any trouble or tricks replacing the radiator? I'm getting ready to do mine.
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