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Please explain the Flex-Plate noise potential ?

Grant B

I read, that it's possible the oil pump its self may work loose & then lose oil pressure ?

Any one heard of this ?

General X5 Forum (E53) / Big End Bearing noise - D-Sport Facelift
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:18:09 PM »
As she revs up & goes thru the auto box, if I back off the power at higher revs, I can hear what sounds like the big-end bearings banging away...

It started 2 weeks ago & got gently worse... oil & filter change didn't improve it any at all...

So, I'm wondering if there is a diagnostic mode to check oil pressure, or a relief valve that fails, or any one know if the oil pumps are known to fail or reduce oil pressure ??

The engine has done 189,000 miles, & has had 8k oil changes for the last 60k miles...
The turbo is spinning freely, & no unusual exhaust smoke or crank case smoke from oil filler.
All the fluids are the correct levels & colours.

It does seem odd that this has suddenly happened in the last 3 weeks..

Any clues or ideas or other things that can cause this sort of sound.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Brake bleeding west mids
« on: May 10, 2018, 08:16:08 PM »
I'm in Stafford up the M6 for 15 mins, & you are welcome to bring it to my place & we can sort it on Saturday or Sunday if you wish.

All tools here, just bring the car & a bottle of brake fluid... job done.

Grant B

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Headlight Restoration
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:31:27 PM »
I got an identical result using Baking Soda toothpaste, using a cotton cloth or drill mop, then buff with normal car body polish....

I also have the Meguires kit, which is very good, but the price of it is rather steep, so I with stick with Arm & Hammer Tooth Products lol.

Tooth paste total cost about £2.50  provided you have some standard polish to use after, to buff up.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: throttle reset
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:27:38 PM »
many thanks - PM me some time for another printer catch-up.

General X5 Forum (E53) / throttle reset
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:07:48 PM »
X5 E53 D-Sport..

Can some one refresh me with the throttle reset procedure please ?

Problems / Re: Help please - Can't get in my car
« on: April 15, 2018, 04:55:31 PM »
You-Tube   Broken bonnet release cable for the vehicle model.

In a nut-shell, one of the kidney grills can be removed from front, then a screw driver can ping the Right release latch (on RHD vehicles) & will release both latches... then open the bonnet to access the jump point at the bulkhead.

You can access the jump point under the bonnet once the bonnet / hood is up, & jumper the vehicle from another... then the fob will open the doors.

Hope this helps.
Grant B

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: HOW MUCH !!!!
« on: April 11, 2018, 11:10:38 AM »
or maybe the seller is simply insane ????    :))    ::)

Problems / Re: Best Battery
« on: April 08, 2018, 07:56:04 PM »
If the rear of my car was empty & it was not pissing down with rain, I would gladly get the battery details for you Sir,

Very simply, if its 1000 Crank Amps or very close, I'd simply get the BIGGEST BATTERY that will fit in the hole, like I did.... job done Sir.  :-)

Problems / Re: Erroneous Error Messages
« on: April 08, 2018, 03:08:25 PM »
I managed to squeeze a Varta 1000 Crank Amp battery in mine... fills the space tightly, & the starts are absolutely instant... and nothing less.
I found that all the spurious error messages instantly ceased when this was installed too.

Allowing the vehicle a few seconds from Ignition check lights ON to then cranking will keep the machine happier too.... they seem to like completing the check before cranking.

Now. the only thing in my X5 with errors is my wife lol... ha ha

Problems / Re: Best Battery
« on: April 08, 2018, 03:05:16 PM »
I managed to squeeze a Varta 1000 Crank Amp battery in mine... fills the space tightly, & the starts are absolutely instant... and nothing less.
I also found that all the spurious error messages ceased when this was installed too.

Now. the only thing in my X5 with errors is my wife lol... ha ha

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: E70 Diesel M Sport or E53 D-Sport ??
« on: April 03, 2018, 10:53:26 PM »
Hi Dan,
for the last 4 weeks I have looked thru loads of ads & different motors.... still keep coming back to keeping my X5 & just replacing the Gear Box...

I even had ideas of getting a Chrysler 300c - SRT diesel... loads of luxury, reliable & cheap to run... but they are sooo butt ugly...
My partner says its ugliness will suit me ha ha - bitch....

Any way, after looking at a few E70's, they have the same seats, no more power than my D-sport which is nudging 285 HP, after a bigger turbo & mapping & exhaust mods... so i will gain very little.
The general consensus is that the E70 is more complex than the X5 & has its own set of gremlins too...

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Rear suspension
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:55:11 PM »
This is not unusual for My X5, I get this error if I have a tonnage of power hungry stuff running on start-up.
Also, you may get this if you wizz the keys straight to the starter without letting the machine do its electrical waffle & checks for 3 seconds before engaging the starter.

Additionally, if the battery is getting weak or a poor connection, the power/voltage drop can also cause a myriad of warnings too, which may / may not clear them selves by magic...

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Newbie to E70
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:47:21 PM »
fabulous Information - many thanks indeed Gents.

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