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General X5 Forum (E53) / Small "O" ring on oil filter housing.
« on: December 10, 2017, 07:44:13 AM »
What is so special about the small O ring at the bottom of the oil filter housing.
Why do bmw charge so much for what i would say is a 20p part.

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General Discussion / Vehicle Road tax standing order
« on: November 24, 2017, 12:29:35 PM »
Car sold 2 weeks ago (tax due end of this month).
It is now showing as taxed till next year so the new owner has it sorted.
Would i be ok to cancel my standing order for it now or will they do that i would like to do it save waiting for any payment they might take on the 1st December.
Anybody done this any come backs doing it ??.

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Problems / Low Idle
« on: October 31, 2017, 12:45:55 PM »
Any body know a way if possible to increase the tick over on a 3.0d
When i first start my car the revs go to around 850 then drop to around 600/625 after 5 to 10 seconds.
After a run when the engine is hot and i come to a stop in traffic then it drops to 500 and i see the red oil light flicker unless i take it out of drive then the revs go up to around 550.
Oil was changed less than 3k ago and with good oil and man filter.
Any ideas. 

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General Discussion / London 'T' charge
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:59:55 AM »
Just found this but doesn't make sence to me.
https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/emissions-surcharge/emissions-surcharge-checker

My result 2004 320d
Thank you for using the T-Charge checker. Your vehicle is subject to the T-Charge but not chargeable.

Just put my 2002 x5 3.0d in and this came up ???????????? strange.

Silver BMW X5 D SPORT AUTO
Thank you for using the T-Charge checker. Your vehicle is not subject to the T-Charge.

Your vehicle meets at least the Euro 4 / IV standard (Euro 3 if you are a motorised tricycle or quadricycle).

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Reverse lights
« on: August 24, 2017, 12:01:25 PM »
Anybody fitted any extra lights.
I find the stock lights no use at all and where i park i need to see where i am going.
If you have fitted some any pictures ??.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Seat memory module.
« on: August 03, 2017, 01:30:31 PM »
The memory for the drivers seat has not worked since i got the car last December nor the steering wheel adjustment.
I have just got a secondhand module so want to change them over.
My question is do i have to disconnect the battery first.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Tow-bar
« on: June 18, 2017, 07:26:51 AM »
Can anybody tell me if the tow-bar is the same on a 2002 sport as a 2002 none sport model.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Wheel wobble on cornering
« on: April 10, 2017, 11:13:34 AM »
Any idea why i sometimes get a wheel wobble when going round a bend.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / E53 pdc detection range
« on: March 15, 2017, 12:20:39 PM »
Finally got my rear parking sensors working but they don't beep until i get what i think is a bit close.
My E46 starts to beep around 8 to 10ft from the object but the E53 starts at about 5ft.
Is there any way of adjusting them ?.
I have pa soft 1.4.0 and inpa but not very confident with that.
Any help would be gratefully received.
    Thanks in advance.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / 3.0D Failed to start
« on: February 28, 2017, 08:20:27 AM »

I accidentally left the ignition on for around half an hour while changing vacuum pipes.
When i realised what i had done i thought i would run the car.
It would crank over and over but not start.
A neighbour appeared with a tin of sniff ans a quick spray later it was running.
It fired up and ran perfect took it for a run no problems at all turned off and then restarted no problem.
Ran a scan with my c310 and no new faults just the one i know about (rail pressure when starting down to an injector but never stopped it starting before).
Any ideas on why this happened.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Washer Jets
« on: February 15, 2017, 10:29:53 AM »
Does anybody know how to adjust the washer jets on a e53 x5
Mine have a good pressure spray but could do with it being a bit higher up the screen.
I did have a look at them armed with a sewing needle but not like the old ones with a ball type and a pin hole in them.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / 96(150) interior security rear fuse or cable
« on: January 19, 2017, 04:07:32 PM »
Just scanned my car with 1.4.0 and got this code along with one for the oil level sensor but i know what that is.
Anybody know what this one is.
96(150) interior security rear fuse or cable.

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Newbies section / Hello From Anglesey
« on: December 08, 2016, 10:50:29 PM »
A quick hello.
Just got my first e53 3.0d sport in silver on a 52 plate.
Not had much of a play yet as it was 9pm when it was delivered.
I  also have a 320d but being disabled i was finding it hard to get out of it (i could fall in it lol).
Few jobs to do on the x5 so no-doubt i will do your heads in with questions.

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