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BMW X5 (E53) Service Manual: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 E53 Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 58 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0837616438
ISBN-10: 0837616433
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1240 pages
  • Publisher: Bentley Publishers; E53 edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0837616433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0837616438
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 3.5 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Carlgo VINE VOICE on February 17, 2012
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The extended warranty is up, I'm on my own. I have a million tools and know my way around cars, but the E53 is a complex vehicle and there are a few surprises. Worth it to avoid having to run 40 miles to get a part or a special tool.

The book is huge and equal to any coffee table book in size and heft. People thumb through it, get a glazed look and put it down. Quite imposing.

Reading through brake replacement and basic maintenance is not quite as easy as it could be, but it is there. Some things are glossed over like the recommended every two years brake fluid replacement, when it is something that can be done by many people if explained properly.

I prefer good line drawings to low resolution photos. Very low resolution in some cases. Does it really cost more to print with some resolution?

If it was up to me, I would have a separate section that was nothing but maintenance and common mechanical repairs, like brakes, belts and hoses. As it is you have to go through the book to find each repair. The good news is that the index is very good and in time you get to the section you need.

It is nice that it just covers the same model car, the X5, and not a whole bunch of sedans and such. This focused approach makes the book quite useable and unlike manuals I have used for other cars in the past.

The book is so nice that I am afraid of getting it dirty out in the garage. My plan is to scan the pages I am using and leave the book inside.

I had a reprieve of a few years of warranty, but now I am back to fixing and maintaining my cars again. This book was a no-brainer to make this a good experience.

My '05 X5 is a fine vehicle, the best car I have ever owned, and almost totally reliable. I believe I can get a couple more years out of it at least at fairly minimal expense.
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I ordered this manual to perform normal repairs my 2001 X5. It's pretty good and covers most of the areas that I could perform the maintenance myself without the special tools BMW is fond of. The book tells me that info before I have everything torn apart. I did not find any usable info on the vaccuum system however, and the price was very high - but the book is textbook quality and reasonably esoteric in nature of the subject, so in all the product is a must have for the DIY'er. I can highly recommend it for anyone in a long term relationship with an X5 and it's packed with most details.
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Kind of a pricey manual being that it isn't written very well. I had to replace timing guides on a X5 with the M62 motor. It was a bit tricky finding torque specs as they didn't have a torque spec sheet, just random torque specs throughout the book. The book does have lots of wiring schematics which is great but haven't needed to use any of them yet so I am unsure of their accuracy. having been a mechanic for over 20 years, I was hoping for a better written manual.
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I'm a very novice at automobile servicing. I am a woman, but I don't think that should be a deciding factor. Most of the basic servicing is explained pretty good, like changing the oil, replacing the air filters... the spark plugs instructions were pretty good... but I also learned a lot from YouTube Videos.
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Not a real detailed book, not easy to find things and very vague information.
It not a book that can help you replace things or test to see if things aren't working correctly.
It was to much money to spend.
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I've used this manual many times over the years and 90-percent of the time, I have to research further details about my repairs elsewhere. While this manual is probably the most comprehensive available for the BMW X5, it's definitely not the greatest repair manual out there. Even when I replaced the rear glass, this book glossed over minor details that are huge because it skipped a few screws and clips that could've had me damaging my interior. It's a good thing that quite a few people document their repairs online or I would've been working "partially blind." My verdict is yeah, it's a helpful manual to have, but considering it's not everything you need to actually perform MOST of the items in the manual, it shouldn't cost much at all.
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Between this manual, the OEM manual and explicit repair procedures home mechanics can do most any work on their X5. This manual has helped save me several thousand dollars in the few weeks I have owned it.
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This manual is recommended for anybody who loves servicing his car by himself. It will cover every aspect of your e53 X5, engine, drivetrain, suspension, electrical systems with detailed diagrams, HVAC, Body, interior ....
Have owned the Bentley manuals for the e34 and e39 and all were great. They have helped me fix stuff and find faults that no single auto repair shop was able to fix.
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