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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 54,973
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Thanks for the post. I also replaced with...

Thanks for the post.

I also replaced with the shorter BOSCHE battery will this battery give me the same life as the longer, oem battery?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 54,973
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Bump

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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Mine did that this past january... mine was the...

Mine did that this past january... mine was the oil seperator. I would get it check before you put another mile on it. mine actually blew apart cuz the water froze in the line caused about 1200$ in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,508
Posted By Ghost-Flame
I hope you got it filled alrady but, there is a...

I hope you got it filled alrady but, there is a plug above the trans fluid pan in the cast ing of the transmission. get under there. I don't know what a 4.4 holds but, my 3.0 hilds 5.5 qts. you need...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2009, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Ghost-Flame
I feel like talking today. I love the cars ,...

I feel like talking today.

I love the cars , I think I hate the company. They make this stuff so mysterious that they have their customers scared to do anything. and they can charge $1200 per axle...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Ghost-Flame
This is true. However if you do have a stuck fill...

This is true. However if you do have a stuck fill plug don't have a coronary.

You need to hand pump the fluid into the pan from the bottom. If your fill plug is frozen get a correctly sized metric...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Ghost-Flame
No but, my brother in law has over 300K miles on...

No but, my brother in law has over 300K miles on a Honda accord auto trans. changing like I described every 20K miles. Fluids are the lifeblood of any machine... change it an you will have...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Its the thing that hangs down inside the...

Its the thing that hangs down inside the transmission that snorkles the fluid up into the pump. You may be right it may just be called the filter. but, it works like a sump. there may be another part...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Ghost-Flame
I would have done it at 60,000 miles but, I just...

I would have done it at 60,000 miles but, I just got it a litle while ago.

Jack up the car on all 4 corners so you can get all of your carcass under the car and work,,, that's about 1 foot for me...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Changed auto trans fluid today at 95,000 miles

I changed my ATF today, What a job. Drained the fluid, dropped the pan, replaced the filter/sump, replaced with Mobilt 1 ATF exceeds the reccomended etl8072b.

I was a little nervous after reading...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ghost-Flame
I think its okay. I just paid in Feb 2009, X5...

I think its okay. I just paid in Feb 2009, X5 3.0i 2002 83,000 miles $14,900. yours is a year older w 10,000 more miles. if its in good condition I would say its about right.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ghost-Flame
True Dat!!:thumbup: I am not qualified...

True Dat!!:thumbup:

I am not qualified either... I have a friend who says if it's made by man it can be fixed by man. I search the internet for the How-To and then just dig in. If I screw it up I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By Ghost-Flame
I would think you could take the seats out. Build...

I would think you could take the seats out. Build a little platform out of lumber to level up the cargo area, cover with carpet. bring it over I have got it all worked out... all we have to do is get...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ghost-Flame
My 2002 X5 is about to roll over on 94,000 miles....

My 2002 X5 is about to roll over on 94,000 miles. It's like brand new:dunno:. I am on top of the maintenance and I do the work myself so, I know what is going on. If you owned it from the beginning...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Picked up front and rear rotors and pads. Will...

Picked up front and rear rotors and pads. Will install Sunday/ tomorrow... That'll keep me out of my wife's way:eek:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Can the cops slim jim it. You're in jersey they...

Can the cops slim jim it. You're in jersey they know how to do that.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Wait jump start the starter, that wire goes right...

Wait jump start the starter, that wire goes right to the battery. I don't remember if we can get to the positve terminal on the starter from under the car.. If so hook the red to the posi term and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Ghost-Flame
I just did 3 full brake fluid flushes with a...

I just did 3 full brake fluid flushes with a turkey baster. The fluid got progressivly lighter as I changed and drove, change and drove, changed and drove.


You can see the before and after(new...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Thanks:thumbup: Yes there is pulsation with...

Thanks:thumbup:

Yes there is pulsation with the noise. It feels/sounds like it is coming from the front... like the whole front end is going to shake loose when I hit the brakes at higher speeds....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Please help general Brake System question?

Hey folks, I need your help. I have an X5 that is not giving me a bit of problems. But, I do have a 2006 Ford Explorer that my wife loves. The Brakes are thumping.

Say you are going 40 mph you hit...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-22-2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Ghost-Flame
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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,968
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Here's what I found over at X5 outpost. ...

Here's what I found over at X5 outpost.



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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,968
Posted By Ghost-Flame
engine noise at idle

I have a noise coming from the front of the engine on my 2002 E53. 92,000 miles.

The noise sounds like a belt or a bearing. it only makes the noise when the engine is idling-- hot and cold engine....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,716
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Thanks:thumbup: I need to do this on mine...

Thanks:thumbup:

I need to do this on mine too!!!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ghost-Flame
Sorry man, didn't see it till now. I bought...

Sorry man, didn't see it till now.

I bought a X5 3.0i in January 83k. The ccv oil seperator is something that should be checked if not replaced this fall and every other after that.

The water...
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