Thanks again for the response Upallnight... Early this morning before going off to work . I start the x5 now pretty warm here in the 50s take it for a ride Runs great like no proplem. On a whim I decided to hook up my engine fault analyzer to see if anything was there even thought there was no service light on. Behold a 604 code saying ecu ram error. So I clear it and go to work.. On the way home tonight and wife calls ... says the car is making strange noises.. Get home .... there is no key in the ignition and the fuel pump is cycling rythmically like every 15 seconds for 10 seconds.There is nothing else in the x5 running or trying to run... Is this vehicle possesed? I pulled the fuel relay to preserve the battery. Now regrouping for tomorrows escapades.