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#543 of 685 Engine Light shows - code for pressure leak
Jan 19, 2009 (10:37 am)
Hi everyone, I just bought a used BMW X5 4.4i 2000 model SUV and the engine light shows. Before buying it I had it inspected by a proper BMW mechanic and one of the venting pipes at the back end of the engine had a hole - no big deal. After purchasing the X5 I had both of them changed and the engine system reset. The engine light dissapeared which was great but then after driving it for a day or so it showed again. I had it checked and this time the code indicated that there is a fuel and air mixture offset in the engine and that the gaskets need to be replaced and it's a big job. What should I do here, get it checked again or have the bolts tighten on the engine or have the gaskets replaced. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#545 of 685 Re: X5 water leaking onto front passenger foot well [lvlheaded1]
Mar 29, 2009 (7:13 pm)
I too have an exact problem that you have described to a "T" during the rain for my 2004 X5. I took off the glove compartment to see where water leak was coming from. I could see water dripping from the top but I cannot see where it is coming up because there are too many things in the way to locate the source of the leak.
I hope you have4 found the solution to the above. If you have, would you be so kind to share your resolution.
#546 of 685 Re: unplugging battery [yagit1] - affect display
Mar 30, 2009 (8:00 am)
I found my 2001 X5 draining of the electrical system with car parked is 1.2 to 1.5 Amp, quite large as standby current. Battery dies when it is old or getting weak. I was able to park for 2 weeks during vacation, no problem. But when battery is weak, I needed to jump start the car if I do not drive for 2 days. Changing battery solves the problem. I am on my second battery since last year.
I also found that each time after I jump start the car, the text display segments on instrument panel started to go out. The jump start may hurt the display control unit. Anyone knows what to do to correct the display problem?
#547 of 685 Re: Engine Problems? Please help [lion2000]
Apr 04, 2009 (2:30 pm)
I have the same issue when I accidentally refuel my X5 with regular unleaded and the engine running rough. So from that day, I am making sure that when I fill-up, it's the right gas. Also, don't forget to install the gas tank cap before to start the engine.
#548 of 685 X5 4.4 Battery excessive drain
Apr 18, 2009 (2:02 pm)
Since I changed my work, I do not drive my 2001 X5 every day (once/3-4 days), the battery died. I replaced the original battery. 2 months later, the new battery died. Then I got my third battery, it then died in 1 month. What appears to me is the following:
1. The brand new battery is fully charged, and it takes a while to drain all the charge. So the first dying event occurs after 1 month.
2. Since I do not drive much, even once 3-4 days, the battery can not be charged to full each time after driving.
3. I measured the battery current drain (with all interior lights off and engine shut off). First minute turning off the engine, it is ~2 Amps. After 1 minute and on, it is 1.2 Amps. At 1.2 A of standby current, it may be too much for the battery.
My question is that anyone knows is 1.2A current too much as standby current?
#549 of 685 Re: X5 4.4 Battery excessive drain [lion2000]
Apr 19, 2009 (1:11 am)
Over a four day period, you're using up 1.2×96 = 115.2 amp-hours. Normal fully-charged car batteries have a capacity of about 100 amp-hours so, yes, that drain rate does seem excessive.
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#550 of 685 Re: X5 4.4 Battery excessive drain [lion2000]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 19, 2009 (7:37 am)
My understanding is that anything over 400 milliamps is going to cause trouble.
#551 of 685 Re: X5 4.4 Battery excessive drain [tidester]
Apr 19, 2009 (9:28 pm)
I checked another bulletin board, X5world, and found some people claim the sleep current should be 0.038 A. The car IS going into the sleep mode, but something else is draining too much current. Some suggests to pull out fuse to see which circuit is causing the excessive drain. I will do so and post the results later.
#552 of 685 Re: X5 4.4 Battery excessive drain [lion2000]
Apr 19, 2009 (9:54 pm)
Do let us know what you find out!
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