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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By wayne mc intosh
Jim-Thanks for the input.My 04 X5 has 230K on the...

Jim-Thanks for the input.My 04 X5 has 230K on the CLOCK & as mentioned been serviced prior to my purchase but not in service book.NOT towed with prior.First tow was with double horse float full of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By wayne mc intosh
Thanks for the heads up.Will discuss with local...

Thanks for the heads up.Will discuss with local auto trans centre.

My:dunno: 04 X5 3.0d is posting a hard fault-54C6 oil wear transfer case.Cant be erased with OBD tool.
Transmission people think...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By wayne mc intosh
Probably the best way would be to contact a ZF...

Probably the best way would be to contact a ZF transmission service centre (FOR AUTOS) & seek their advices.
I have been suggested 50k interval for a lot of towing & 70k for normal use.Service...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,578
Posted By wayne mc intosh
Scott-Thanks for the instructions-My 04 e53...

Scott-Thanks for the instructions-My 04 e53 stopped with the check code "fuel injector .....-had to get off highway in a hurry as engine stalled.On re start code did not come up.Have had OBD...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,578
Posted By wayne mc intosh
Thanks for the info/site-does the replacement...

Thanks for the info/site-does the replacement require complete removal of the glovebox lid & inside shell to gain access?? -unable to gain access to replacement procedure at the moment-Have removed...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By wayne mc intosh
My understanding is a MONO oil(40W) remains @ 40...

My understanding is a MONO oil(40W) remains @ 40 hot or cold.A multigrade 5w30 is 5 cold & 30 hot -lower @ cold to give better protection & Heavier hot for the same reason.40w would be seen in older...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By wayne mc intosh
Check owner/service manual & lid on p/s...

Check owner/service manual & lid on p/s resovoir.My 04 e53 x5 uses ATF(automatic transmission fluid) This is embossed on the P/s fluid lid.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,009
Posted By wayne mc intosh
Tyre wear-X5

add to comments-possible uneven wear resulting from camber/toe in/out adjustment AND consider shocks may be worn out-this may account for the uneven pattern.Mine at 230k seems quite firm on both...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,009
Posted By wayne mc intosh
Have 04 E53 X5 3.0d with 19s staggered...

Have 04 E53 X5 3.0d with 19s staggered offset.Been told a way to fix this is -full tank of fuel & 150kg load in back-have rears set at 0deg camber or as near to it as possible.Toe in/out is also...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By wayne mc intosh
Talking Trans oil change

:dunno:Have 04 X5 E53 3.0d- 240+k AUTO 6 speed.Have been told SEALED FOR LIFE is only 50K.Mine had been previously serviced but a fair while ago by the service history.Local auto trans service centre...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By wayne mc intosh
Talking Oils

:dunno:
Have been given similar response from local bike shop when looking for FLEET oil to use in family quad bikes-all 2/h & wanted to put them on the same oil.Was told to go from mineral base oil...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By wayne mc intosh
Thumbs up :dunno:Have 04 3.0d-230K -I use Penrite 5-40...

:dunno:Have 04 3.0d-230K -I use Penrite 5-40 enviro+ for engine with no problems.X5 had 217k when purchased & had been on semi syn penrite-opted for the full syn.
Oil company tech dept only too...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,149
Posted By wayne mc intosh
Have 04 x5 3.0d-has had similar issues but on...

Have 04 x5 3.0d-has had similar issues but on highway runs mainly.Only1 code when engine stopped(Fuel system injector...)didnt have time to read as was at 110k & looking to get off road.Restarted ok...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,559
Posted By wayne mc intosh
I have been told K MAC do a camber kit-available...

I have been told K MAC do a camber kit-available in the USA- have seen them on E Bay.also when checking upper rear control arm bushes suspension needs to be compressed to assess the bushes-dont know...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By wayne mc intosh
It appears BMW ceased using a flush some years...

It appears BMW ceased using a flush some years ago according to service manual (disk)from total car diagnostics(E-bay).Have asked local mechanics who feel it would not harm anything.Would consider...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By wayne mc intosh
new to bmw x5 world

3 weeks into my 04 x5D-very impressed.217k on it but all semms good.Have had exhaust altered to help it BREATHE/c/tek chip & egr block off kit..9.56 kpl/27.03mpg seems good.Need to dyno to see power...
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