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  1. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi everyone Grateful for your thoughts on how to proceed with my ongoing X5 saga. I recently bought an E53 X5 4.4i on ebay with a few issues, namely: - Loss of pixels on the mid unit - Leaking radiator - Unresponsive heating/cooling controls - Door lock barrel Additionally, I've just...
  2. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, My X5 is garaged and rarely driven but has just developed this fault:- unlocked car remotely and took it on a 50 mile run, on reaching destination the car failed to respond to diamond key lock/unlock button press. Suspected key was discharged although journey should have charged it...
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  4. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hello everyone, I am new here and your advise is very much NEEDED and very much appreciated. The original issue was/is ALL the timing chain guilds had collapsed as is common. My current challenge is in order to do m62 timing alignment, I know the crank pin key tool needs to go into flywheel...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hello everyone, I am new here and your advise is very much NEEDED and very much appreciated. The original issue was/is ALL the timing chain guilds had collapsed as is common. My current challenge is in order to do m62 timing alignment, I know the crank pin key tool needs to go into flywheel...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hello everyone, I am new here and your advise is very much NEEDED and very much appreciated. The original issue was/is ALL the timing chain guilds had collapsed as is common. My current challenge is in order to do m62 timing alignment, I know the crank pin key tool needs to go into flywheel...
  7. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    hi guys new member here, I just purchased a 2006 BMW X5 4.4i with the n62 engine, the dealer says to use 5W-30 castrol oil in it but bearing in mind its age and the fact that round where I live its unbelievably hot it gets upto 52C in summers so I was thinking maybe 5W-40 would be better. I use...
  8. Supercharging your BMW
    Hi Can someone tell me if it is true that the diff (rear?) from an x5 4.4i is compatible with a 645ci?? Thanks
  9. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Recently brought an X5 and typically today the eml light came on, no difference in driving performance etc... Got the codes read just then and it found 2 errors 1 ) P0443 2 ) P0171 Done a bit of looking around and someone said the 1st one is the gas cap? What would be wrong with it? The 2nd...
  10. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Recently purchased a X5 4.4i, its been converted to lpg, i know these things dont return a god mpg but just wondered what i should be getting on the lpg? Put in £40 worth lpg yesterday, not driven it a massive amount and this evening its onto the red again. Just doesnt feel like i got the...
  11. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi guys, firstly can i just check my car is an e53!! it's a 2001 x5, I have a lumpy idle, I put my code reader in it's an obd II one and there were 3 codes I cleared them stupidly before writing them down and the car stalled!! (that's never happned before usually i clear codes and a car becomes...
  12. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hello A friend donated this vehicle to me, needing a service and MOT. But with no significant defects. Got it MOT'ed and the garage were about to call me to collect when it developed a nasty rattling noise from the front of the engine. Checked the forums and seems likely that it is timing...
  13. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    A reoccurring fault help required!! Fault: Over the last 6 months I’ve noticed the gradual decline in the performance my car resulting in a loss of power evidenced by stuttering whilst climbing hills, poor motorway performance, excessive fuel consumption and juddering even at slow speeds...
  14. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Looking around the engine bay of my recently purchased second hand X5 I noticed there is a cable been disconnected. It's located on the large black air pipe between the throttle body and the MAF sensor. There's two connections near the throttle body end one has been disconnected I would like to...
  15. Auto Electrical Forum
    Just purchased an X5. The battery was bad recently had it replaced with a new Bosch battery. Sometimes when I turn the key to start the car before any power is sent to the starter motor the power completely cuts out. 100% power loss not if internal lights will work. To solve the problem I need...
  16. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Anyone know what the common causes of the engine light coming on with an lpg converted x5? Bought it the other day, was no LPG in it, when I filled it up and drove off with LPG on it soon came on and has stuck on since. The system was serviced 6 months ago. Thanks
  17. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    well the title says it all i expect. I'm looking to buy an X5 4.4 i think (don't see many 4.6's around) for about 7k and then add lpg (about another 2k i guess) or find one already lpg'd for 9k, after low milage sub 60k i think as i do about 20-25k a year. before many of you say i sould look...
  18. Introductions
    well the title says it all i expect. I'm looking to buy an X5 4.4 i think (don't see many 4.6's around) for about 7k and then add lpg (about another 2k i guess) or find one already lpg'd for 9k, after low milage sub 60k i think as i do about 20-25k a year. before many of you say i sould look at...
  19. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all I swapped my clocks on my x5 the car is a 2000 4.4l sport model . Since swapping clocks it threw up lots of warning lights . I have ABS LIGHT and also light with exclamation mark in it that turns RED as soon as I start driving , also have ENGINE MANAGEMENT illuminated along with the...
  20. Introductions
    Hi, Larry Bunion is the name. I shall keep it short...... Essex, Large, X5, 5th BMW owned, Likes Guzzlers & is a Guzzler...... Title refers to my 2nd post "Hunt for the capture of Essex BMW abuser!":mad
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