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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Timing chain guides on N62 4.4l
« on: August 30, 2018, 08:04:03 PM »
Glad to asist

No idea re the vanos albeit never read or heard of this as an issue on N62.

Good Luck

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Timing chain guides on N62 4.4l
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:13:52 PM »
I owned a pre-facelift M62 4.4i.

I have not heard of timing chain guide issues on N62 V8, however, I cannot definitively state it does not have them.

See this thread on another site https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/105589-do-n62-motors-have-timing-chain-guide-issues.html

I suggest that you email some bmw independent specialists.

The N62 can suffer valley pan coolant pipe gasket failure & valve stem seal guide issues. .....so be mindful of those issues.

Newbies section / Re: New to the forum, advice on potential remap?! 4.4
« on: August 09, 2018, 02:01:00 PM »
I have driven a prefacelift 4.4i E53 with a performame remap and my car (same engine) had a mild remap.

Some difference albeit improvement nothing to write home about IMO.

Don't expect to see as much improvent as when remapping a turbo diesel vehicle

Expect 16 mpg on trips under 15- 20 mins or so.

Keep an eye on the real time "indicated" mpg relative to the right foot......anticipate/plan well ahead to avoid stop/start type driving.

Maybe get it scanned for codes.....a bad cam sensor won't always throw a yellow dash light.

Poor plugs, filters, maf, cam sensors lamda sensors , oil (to some extent), can all make differences.

Good news is the engine is generally solid & reliable when all above are ok.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Fit it or Flog it
« on: July 24, 2018, 08:17:53 PM »
Personally if I was to buy an E53 with one fitted it would go in the bin.....or on ebay.

I was happy to accept my E53 for what it was and kept it looking original.

Horses for courses.......if fitting this will bring happiness to you then great.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Tyres??????
« on: July 24, 2018, 08:04:15 PM »
I am running 4 x matching Dunlop SP QUATTROMAXX on my current 4x4...(not an X5). No issues as such, no roll, ok in dry or wet albeit not tried a wet emergency stop yet.

I ran diamaris on my E53 for 11 years before I sold it but would have replaced with Toyo Proxes ST. This based on reviews from owners on here.....not just forum chat but face to face discussions. Good in summer and fine in winter....they supposedly cope with light snow fairly well too.


Expect 21 mpg average....if auto, driven very sensibly when warm (assuming no issues).teens in town mid-high 20s on a left lane motorway run.

I would expect high teens average  driven without economy in mind.

My 4.4i (totally different lump) returned under 10mpg urban when engine cold but would return high 20's on a run.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Folding mirrors
« on: July 17, 2018, 05:16:58 PM »
Just found the following info for you after 30 mins of Google and forum searching (credit to rodgethedodge on xoutpost). The info was posted within last 6 months

"I know this is an old thread but I sourced my switch from RS Components Ltd. I expect they would ship to the US.
SPDT-NO/NC Roller Lever Microswitch, 3 A @ 250 V ac

RS Stock No. 472-8291
Mfr. Part No. V4NSYRUL
Brand Saia-Burgess
They are £5.72 each

£6.86 with VAT for 1 to 49 units + free shipping in the UK
You still have to swap over the lever.
Connect Blue wire to Blue wire in harness and
Red wire to the white/yellow wire in harness

Hope this info helps somebody"


.....If he is referring to the spring(s) that bend this remains an unresolved issue. I say this as pics above indicate same issue I had on mine.....the metal lever/spring being distorted out of shape !!!!

Please can I ask that if anyone sources switches &/or spring/levers that they update this thread please .....thank you.


Oh and good luck :)

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Folding mirrors
« on: July 17, 2018, 04:43:48 PM »
Thanks for clarifying your post.

As per my post (7) above...."nothing really evolved re sourcing"

You could always try to make some calls or send emails. The part was available in bulk..It would simply be a case of asking the manufacturer to pass your contact details to one of their wholesaler customers with a request the wholesaler buyer contacts you direct in their capacity as a retailer.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Folding mirrors
« on: July 16, 2018, 06:15:18 PM »
Last post unclear please clarify

Are you saying they are for sale .

If so post/share link or procide more info please.


General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Folding mirrors
« on: July 15, 2018, 02:10:47 PM »
Bmw do not stock the switch as a part item. I researched this.....the switches were available but only as bulk order from the supplier.

Prior discussed  on thread links  below albeit nothing useful really evolved re sourcing.



Its a Burgess V4NCO8

General Discussion / Re: Ghost Town!
« on: July 09, 2018, 01:05:36 AM »
My Sunday.....

Got up & walked the dogs

Bought some groceries

Went to work....busy day , (returning near 11 hours later).

Tomorrow will be a slight variation to above plus squeezing in a hospital visit.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: 4.6is
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:53:26 PM »
Any update on your  vehicle & issues ?

Gallery / Re: painted satin black
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:41:27 PM »
Looks good

Which satin black paint ?

Is is flexible and for painting plastic ?

Which primer  ?

Aerosol tins or spray gun application ?

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: 4.6is Chain Guide Rebuild Time
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:37:02 PM »
I continue to be hugely impressed....... fantastic results  :)

Thanks for sharing.

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