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Old 03-18-2019, 12:43 AM
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Scare yourself because you thought that you needed to drink a couple of brewski before attacking this job, or to have a potty mouth?

Beer and cussin' I'm good with... thought I'd have to tear half the front of the car apart to get at those hose fittings like he did.



On Saturday it took me til noon to finish changes that were needed to be made on my taxes and submit them to our CPA. Only had a limited amount of time to change the hose before prepping my 4X4 for an offroad trip the following day (today) with my son. Good news is I finished the hose by 4:00p and finished changing the tires and gearing up the truck by 8:00p.



I'm happy to have got it done in a short amount of time. While under there, I saw some antifreeze dripping from the dampener pulley. Looks like I'll be ordering a new water pump now. What's next
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:59 AM
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Do not use that video as a example of what it takes to do a X5 Power Steering hose replacement, as ours is simple and you have 3x as more room to work as the engine bays have 3.0 all the way to 4.8is engines stuffed in them. With the 3.0 you can actually dance around the engine as you work and besides the vehicle sits 8" higher off the ground!

On my 4.8is it took longer to set up and clean up then the actual R&R part.
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:03 AM
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With the 3.0 you can actually dance around the engine as you work and besides the vehicle sits 8" higher off the ground!
Precisely! With the 3.0 this repair is so simple that I like to challenge myself to see if i can avoid spilling a SINGLE drop of ATF on the garage floor or my hands. it's not easy though, especially when you start dealing with the rez. i can get the hoses off the rack and tranny cooler with very little mess. But inevitably i'll sling some from the reservoir when moving it around .
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:08 AM
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This weekend or evening depending on weather, I have to do a P/S pressure hose on a E39 wagon that makes the E53 look even more simple! Looks like a 1/2 hr job plus cleaning everything as I go. A clean car is a happy car....
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