Guess what I told them. Upon parking the vehicle at the post office, it caught fire under the hood and the fire dept. I was on my way to take it to a different shop, but for some reason, I took it to dealer again. I could barely even move it through a parking lot to get it out of peoples way. I just tested a new one laid on top of the engine. My non sport 04 doesn't have any air suspension.
When the vehicle comes to a stop, the cold air gradually becomes warm but not hot. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. Most dont make it much past 150k. Could it be the Throttle Body? It seems like lately I have had to replace way too many hoses and vacuum lines that just crumple. Incomplete combustion is usually indicated with white smoke.
They manufacture and sell cars that are expensive, and dont last as long as other inexpensive brands Honda, Toyota, etc. The failure mileage was 75,000. Last summer I bought a late model year '03 sport package 4. I am attaching a link for those who want to see what the pipe looks like. When I came back it was undrivable. My Bentley manual says that Cat temp could be a factor, but not sure.
Price is reasonable and it is a great looking, clean and well taken car of. Going to look at this vehicle this weekend! What happens is over time the seals go back in this part, and the only way to get to it is to open your entire engine, to replace the pipe. There's a reason why they are cheap. I had everyone of those symptoms years ago, but my car never left failsafe mode. I have to turn engine off when hot. Within the next year, it started blowing white smoke from the exhaust, also common with this model. You will run out of that money in a matter of 6 months.
The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Suddenly, the engine powered down in the middle of traffic. Is the auxiliary fan working? There may be several factors at play. To check, look for coolant on the trans. If it doesn't fire and try to stay running, then it's probably an ignition problem. The contact stated that the service engine soon warning lamp kept flashing intermittently for an extended period of time.
Here is a link to my fix. Maybe if we get a good comprehensive list we could get a Mod. The failure mileage was 157,000. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home. The vehicle was not repaired.
There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. The repair shop found 3 small pieces from the oil pan and informed me that I needed a new oil pump, another common issue with the 4. Might be wrong, but it's my guess. The motor was burning too much oil, lots of smoke come out of pipe if i idle. I drive highways and some pretty rough areas, and this vehicle handles them all well.
Good luck with whatever your problem is! Final Stage Resistor inside under dash - I replaced this last year, but it could be bad. These issues are known and very common. Also engine mechanical problems ca cause many drive-ability related problem such as rough idle and other symptoms Posted on Oct 22, 2012 It sure could be. My repair steps: Here are paths I've taken: Tried laying a new fan on the engine uninstalled with pos and neg wires. You would save yourself headache and a lot of money if you stay away from this car.
The vehicle was not repaired. After a run if the engine is revved hard a faint blue smoke is emitted. Never buy cheap part for the X. ! I gotta say the parts I got from eBay were way to cheap, very cheap, I got them with the purpose of diagnosing more than to permanently fix. But im glad i was able to get rid of that car before its brake down completely. I searched for almost a year before finding.
A diesel engine should have no visible smoke when conditions are nominal. I dtill dont but these cars gave me a lot of work and learned some. If you see anything wrong or have anything to add, post it. A problem free E53 X5 post-100k miles. Also check this out: Once my left headlight went out. Also, the mechanic stated that the vehicle was not included on any recalls. Anyone else have this problem with this model? The car was working; when I returned I started the car and at idle it stalled.