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Discuss your latest mods or ideas, and anything to do with the BMW X5 (E53).
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Post by henrym3 » Tue Jun 13, 2023 11:42 am

As above and seems to be coming from the front right. Thinking driveshaft or wheel bearing. Just been up to Gatwick this morning, can’t hear it at speed but with less wind and engine noise it’s there and if I lift of the throttle the noise goes away returns immediately the throttle is applied no matter how lightly. Had a quick poke about but nothing obvious, boots are good no leaks. Any suggestions. Cheers

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Post by X5Sport » Tue Jun 13, 2023 5:38 pm

Not a disc dragging under engine load is it? I had something similar on the X6 and ignored it thinking it might be a tyre and couldn’t see anything obvious anyway. Eventually it became a stuck calliper.
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Post by henrym3 » Tue Jun 13, 2023 9:47 pm

Presumably the easiest way to check is with a temperature gun after a drive with minimal use of the brakes?

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Post by Leslie » Wed Jun 14, 2023 10:25 am

Intercooler pipe leak maybe if it's only on boost :D

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Post by henrym3 » Wed Jun 14, 2023 11:09 am

It’s a 4.6 ltr no turbo

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Post by Leslie » Wed Jun 14, 2023 3:32 pm

Opps always think all X5's are diesel lol :rofl:

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Post by henrym3 » Thu Jul 04, 2024 9:33 pm

Thought I’d bring this post back to life as I had the weirdest solution. I changed the rear lower suspension bearing. I then used the string well if I’m honest I used fishing line method to align the wheels and as I’d never done that before I took it to a garage for checking. On the way to the alignment center I noticed the noise had.gone?? After the aligned check, still gone and has never reappeared.

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Post by X5Sport » Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:45 am

Wierd! Intriguing at the same time.
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