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Old 03-09-2019, 10:28 AM
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sweet snow pics. those are some serious tires!! thanks for sharing
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Gosh, all that money for those fixes? I do all the repairs myself - gawd, I owe myself a lot of money Amazing winter pics you got there!
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Serious azz tire set. Exc snow driving pics, cool stable!

These older E53s are like an addiction. I know, our '01 is getting a little long in the tooth, and tired.
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I visited the mechanic. They say the threads in the camshaft bearing caps are messed up, likely from a previous owner/mechanic over tightening them. They are now on the hunt for replacement camshaft bearing caps from a M62 engine. They think they're the same on a 4.4 and 4.6 engine.
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I second this and HUGELY recommend Vitek's Autowerks (39th Ave and 2st NE) All ex BMW dealership guys. And NOT schysters like Shenni is.

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Old 03-22-2019, 11:21 AM
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I'll check out Vitek next time. The work is done, bill paid, my cc is on fire. Happy to have the car back in my hands. Steering/front suspension feels amazing now. The timing chain guides were quite worn (they said), so it was about time to replace the timing chain anyway.

But, they found the battery safety terminal (cable) has been arcing (part of the red plastic around the cable is melted). The BMW repair kit is over $500 so i'm going to look into getting a replacement off a junkyard X5.
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