Last post on Aug 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM
You are in the BMW X3 & X5
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BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
#309 of 678 Re: 2005 X5 4.4i [mbbmw2002]
Jun 06, 2005 (3:54 am)
You have to think about this , the X5 is now in it's fifth year of production, alot of improvements have been made over the years.
Yes they are still using the same battery company, that they have been in the past years (this is the last year for them), and that issue will soon be gone.
The brake and rotors are something you might want to ask about at your dealer, how long will they last? and how long should they last?..Bmw uses a brake pad that loves to make dust.
Im a little bias, sense I do work there, but if I had a choice of X5s to buy this would be the year to get one, o and mine would be the red motorsport one.
#310 of 678 Re: 2005 X5 4.4i [cefus]
Jun 09, 2005 (7:08 pm)
"but if I had a choice of X5s to buy this would be the year to get one"
Why? You figure the new X5 will have a litany of problems? Or you don't like the way it looks?
#311 of 678 Re: 2005 X5 4.4i [bodble2]
Jun 10, 2005 (5:03 am)
I have seen and built the new X5 and to me(and this is my opinion) I don't like it. I think the way the current X5 looks is great as it is. I can't go into any details as how the next gen of X5s will look. But it will have some really neat and new options that the current X5 doesn't have.
But I like the motorsport package.....but I also like the early 80s RX-7 so go with what you think
#312 of 678 Re: 2005 X5 4.4i [cefus]
Jun 10, 2005 (9:51 am)
Thanks for your comments. Understandably they wouldn't want you to say too much about the new X5.
Can I ask you a question about the BMW alarm? (Actually I should have thought to ask you first rather than posting all over Townhall). I actually have a Mini but I believe the alarm is basically a BMW unit. My question is, if you park on an incline, or where the car is slanted to one side (ie. on a low shoulder), do you need to disable the tilt sensor to prevent false alarms?
Thanks in advance.
#313 of 678 I have a question for Cefus
Jun 14, 2005 (6:28 pm)
Thank you so much for helping me with some problems.
I brought my X 5 to the dealership and they ran their diagnostic test. I did receive excellent service and was treated very well by everyone I met. They gave me a white Z4 over the weekend and I really had fun driving that car. The Z4 is the best looking sports convertible out there at this time.
They said the mass sensor is bad and making the service engine soon light go on. They said my O2 sensors were good. The OBD 2 test at Advance Auto said O2 sensor banks 1 and 2 were running lean.
They wanted $475 just for the mass sensor. Does it sound like it is the problem to you? He said if you replace the mass sensor you will have to drive the car about 100 miles before the SES light would turn off.
They said I need a new coolant reservoir and a new bracket which will fix the low coolant level code. Are you familiar with the new bracket? I read a service bulletin about the low coolant level code and it said the problem is that the sensor is touching the metal right below it causing the code to come on. They recommended a new reservoir and new bracket that will hold the sensor away from metal below it. I really wonder if that will fix the problem. Please let me know what you think.
I am still looking for a telescoping steering wheel motor. Please let me know where I can get a used one.
Do you have any advice on getting a 2001 X5 aligned? My front tires are starting to feather.
Thank you for your help.
#314 of 678 Re: I have a question for Cefus [x5x5x5]
Jun 19, 2005 (12:58 am)
Yes a mass air sensor would cause your problem, I would have them try a new one on your car and if it works have them replace it or you go get another one and replace it yourself.
As for your tires you have to look at the tread, how is it wearing? is it on the outsides, insides, random highs and low spots in it, or is it worn in the middle? That will tell you what you what alignment you will have to do from there. But a good tire rotation is a must, I do mine every oil change.
As for the coolant sensor, I haven't seen the service bulletin, to give a response about it, but if there is one then its out there its for a reason. But if you don't want to spend the money right now you could just place a small jumper wire across the two pin holes in that connector and the light will stay off, insert the wire and cover it with electrical tape. as a temp fix
#315 of 678 Alarm tile sensor
Jun 19, 2005 (11:22 am)
Do you have any info on the BMW tilt sensor I asked earlier in Post #312?
#316 of 678 Re: X5 oil consumption? [amerdsp]
Jun 23, 2005 (12:40 pm)
I thought the first year of the X-5 1999?
#317 of 678 Re: Alarm tile sensor [bodble2]
Jun 24, 2005 (1:17 pm)
Email me,I have good news on a tilt sensor, make sure you put X5 in the subject field, so I don't erase it
#318 of 678 Re: I have a question for Cefus [x5x5x5]
Jun 26, 2005 (4:31 pm)
Hey email me, I have info on your steering column motor , make sure you put X5 in the subject field.