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Old 10-03-2017, 03:43 PM
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What is/was broken on your E53 today?

I wanted to make a place to move the fix-it discussions out of the supposed to be fun what did you do with/to your E53 Thread

Is: in the case you are hoping for some help solving a problem

Was: in the case you recently fixed something broken and want to share so somebody else can refer to your fix.

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Old 10-03-2017, 03:49 PM
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What is/was broken on your E53 today?

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I like your repair with the steel wire,
I think that will hold up longer than most cable straps.
It must have been tedious to thread the wire around?
Did you just use pliers?
Could you re-upload your videos to youtube or something?

Your fix deserves its own thread...
Wrapping wire was easy Just a pair of pair of pliers (one pliers for each hand).

The difficulty was the spring kept popping the axle out until I got a full wrap.

The videos didn't show the process just a rotating view of the repaired part.

I think I will post a thread over here with the fix. It makes me cringe to think of how often that part breaks and people spend real money to replace with a part with the same design flaw.
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Rear brake pads wore out and Im in the back yard now changing them. No drama so far

Oh one tip for people when they do the brakes on these. ALL of my bmw's wheels love to seize to the hubs. When you need to remove a wheel first loosen all the lugs a few turns and then let the car down off the jack until you hear the wheel pop then jack it back up and take the wheel off. Beats using a hammer any day of the week. Never caused issues in many years of removing the wheels from a bunch of different vehicles. Just make sure to only loosen the lugs a few turns.
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:30 PM
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Changing rotors or just pads? Nice tip on breaking the wheel lose. I have done similar on other cars. If wheel won't break free from the weight, steer back and forth if a front wheel.

Tip for changing the rotor: the parking brake will likely bind. Find the adjuster and loosen the brake pads before trying to remove the rotor.
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Just pads this time rotors look fine with no lip at the edge.
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While installing the brakes on my X5 (which I had to run to napa and get a 7mm allen since I couldn't find mine.... ) the ups guy delivered the tire to replace a bad one on my wifes other car which is a pacifica awd.

I just now noticed I ordered 235/65r17's and my notes say 235 55r17's are what she has on there now....

Grrrrrrr...

Well I guess I will order 3 more of the cooper cs5 grand tourings and put them on my X5 since that's what size it uses.

Plus one 235 55r17 for her pacifica.

Im officially tired of 2017. 2018 has to be better and needs to get here.

I wanted the Michelins for my x5
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New addon to the rear brake tip. Use or get a SHORT 7mm allen socket. The long one I bought at napa wouldn't clear the shock absorber thus pushing this project into the drama zone. No need for details but lets just leave it at I really wish the 7mm I bought was shorter.
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Dremel will modify the length of hex key in seconds


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Also to clear the check brake linings message or the warning symbol on the cluster turn the key to the second position aka where it is when the motor is running but don't crank the car. Let it sit there for 10 seconds or so till the brake light goes out. Now crank the car and let it run a second or so cut the car off. The warning should be gone.

If its high cluster you make have to crank the car a 2nd time to get the text message to go away.
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Oh I agree but I want to keep this one long as it fits my well pump pressure valve much better with the longer length. That's where I think my combo set of allen wrenches met their demise. I had "help" cleaning up after doing some work on it and haven't seen them since.

I was tempted to cut it with the dremel, trust me.
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