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Problems / Re: nozzle electrics
« on: June 26, 2017, 10:19:12 PM »
To heat them up,stop freezing.

Lez

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Problems / Re: Rearview mirror compass stuck at "C"
« on: June 24, 2017, 08:56:33 PM »
I retrofitted the compass mirror to my 2002 4.4, bought it on the American ebay site and shipped it in in 2006.
Cotswold BMW kindly set it up for free.

Lez

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I have this show up on my car (has lpg), I keep on coding it out with my coder.
Common lpg induced error.
Lez.

This is what I did today 23 June 2017, for some reason this post is carrying on from the Quote:
Had the warning on for ages, someone suggested checking the connections at the cat on the downpipe. Well took the plunge and dived under, sure enough somehow the lead to the cat rh side had become disconnected at the plug on the side of the engine.
Bit of a sod releasing the female socket from the spring holder, eventually managed it, reconnected male side of plug and made sure the 2 tabs were securing the plug together, refitted to the holder , cancelled the Engine management light with my reader and now ok.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transmission failsafe
« on: June 23, 2017, 11:21:20 PM »
Inside the box I suspect.  :(
Oh well, can't see me diving inside the box !! not at 74 anyway.
Have tried starting in neutral seems to prevent the trans wng, could it be that the selector switch is in need of adjustmment ?

Lez


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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transmission failsafe
« on: June 19, 2017, 10:26:54 PM »
Found this reference.....'That is a fault with the pressure control solenoid C'.
and where would I find this solenoid ?

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Transmission failsafe
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:02:47 PM »
Having the transmission fail safe warning coming up sometimes when I start the car, sometimes it goes off if I switch ignition off wait for wng light to go out and try again, sometimes it doesn't.
have tried switching key to pos 1 and waiting a few seconds and then switching to start pos on key, somitimes it works sometimes not.
I have just bought a Creator BM multi-system C310 scan tool which covers most of the BMW models.
The code it brings up for this fault is : 3C Transmission switch.

Any ideas where the switch is located and what it is/does.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Still looking for a decent 4.6is
« on: June 11, 2017, 10:00:35 AM »
If you get a good lpg conversion I think that is the way to go.
Had my 4.4 converted 11 years ago, well pleased.
Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: E53 auto gear knob.
« on: June 11, 2017, 09:57:34 AM »
Grant,
You have a PM.

Lez

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General X3 Forum (E83) / Re: Kidney Grills
« on: June 10, 2017, 09:51:44 AM »
I'd like to see those in titanium silver.

Lez

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Newbies section / Re: New to me, low mileage 1 owner, v pleased
« on: June 08, 2017, 09:40:46 AM »
Lovely looking car, I found a switched live in the light adjacent to the interior mirror in the headlining, removed the light searched the wires with a meter.
Very handy, as no wires showing.
Lez

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Problems / Re: Starter Motor
« on: June 04, 2017, 10:17:35 AM »
Well done !!
I hope you found it easy to do, when I strip a starter motor I always pop mark the 2  motor ends to the main body of the starter motor to enable easier reassembly, also the solenoid as well.
The only real problem to removal is the 2 bolts on the side of the bell housing that secure the motor, they are usually very tight and one is almost inaccessible.

Any way that is at least £100 saved.

Lez

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Problems / Re: Starter Motor
« on: May 27, 2017, 09:40:34 AM »
I picked up a 2nd hand starter motor off ebay for £25, stripped it, rebuilt and it is a good one.
There are various places for new solenoids on ebay or google, try them if solenoid u/s (gone are the days you could strip and fit new internals to the solenoids).
The bearings at each end of the motor are sintered i.e.soak in oil for 24 hrs and they absorb it, good for another 100k miles.
I used to have a part time starter and alternator repair business,but packed it in when so many new motors etc came in, could never keep enough spare parts to give a good turnaround.
Anyway easy to play with.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Diagnostic help
« on: May 25, 2017, 11:04:37 AM »
Upex,
There is a pull cord to do emergency tailgate lock overides, it is on the tailgate trim near the floor on the rh side looking from inside car facing to the rear.
May be in the car handbook how to.

Lez

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Problems / Re: Starter Motor
« on: May 25, 2017, 11:00:03 AM »
Morning all,
I would assume that the 4.4 starter (MINE) is the same as a 4.6 to remove.
There is a very good American site for how to's:
Pelican Parts , they do how to's for a variety of BMW and other makes .
I know they do one for the starter as I used it.

Lez

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I have this show up on my car (has lpg), I keep on coding it out with my coder.
Common lpg induced error.
Lez

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