Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 11-15-2021, 09:48 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Ooltewah, TN
Posts: 119
TheFixer is on a distinguished road
Update to this thread. Just replaced the transfer case servo motor gear. I bought a brass one instead of plastic. Hopefully more durable. Also replaced the hall sensor on the servo motor. Then drained and filled the transfer case. Used insta + to clear the oil abrasion code and reset the transfer case. All the Christmas lights are now gone.

Next is full cooling system refresh. Belts and pulleys. VANOS rebuild. Trans drain and fill. Diffs drain and fill. Brake line flush. M56 and M50 mod. Then a tune.

At the moment I've currently put about 500 bucks on tires. 520 bucks on cooling system. 95 bucks on the transfer case fix. 20 bucks fixing o2 wire runs. And 150 bucks for a full leather interior (mine was vinyl) that included a new recently installed panoramic sunroof cassette.... also rear seat reclining hardware. All from a 4.8 e53 that blew its motor.

That's all for now!
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #32  
Old 11-15-2021, 10:44 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 161
plasstik is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by X5chemist View Post
Wifey didn't waste time taking out the interior! Nice!! My wifey just wants to drive mine. It was supposed to be a temp vehicle while I fixed her Acadia. Now, we are keeping it.

What's the build date? Mine is '06 April. The exterior looks good.

Nice collection of cartridges!

Welcome to the addiction!


Haha! Welcome to the addiction!🤣🤣


Sent from my iPhone using Xoutpost.com
__________________
Like you, I drive an X5. Also like you, I'm a detective trying to figure out what's wrong now, how long will it take make to fix it and how much will it cost this time
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 11-15-2021, 10:44 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 161
plasstik is on a distinguished road
It is an addiction!


Sent from my iPhone using Xoutpost.com
__________________
Like you, I drive an X5. Also like you, I'm a detective trying to figure out what's wrong now, how long will it take make to fix it and how much will it cost this time
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 12-07-2021, 12:51 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Ooltewah, TN
Posts: 119
TheFixer is on a distinguished road
More updates.....
Cooling system done. Except hard lines under intake, I'll hit that when I do the m50 mod.

Tranny drained, new filter and fluid. Idiot me noticed a bag of new tranny pan screws after I torqued all the old ones back in.

Diffs drained and new fluid in.

Needed a new thermal oil sensor. Did that.. but for some stupid reason it's leaking. Next oil change I'll replace the gasket on it.

New 10.9 grade bolts and nuts on the reinforcement plate. Old ones were all different types. I got some from ace Hardware for 40 bucks.

Replaced a cv boot. The boot from fcp didn't fit right. The small end was way too small. I had to use a narrow hose clamp on that end.
I suspect maybe aftermarket axles. Especially being the axle nut was 41mm and not stock 36mm. So... I'm leaning towards some new axles. I think the decent aftermarket are called CVN.

Scored an entire bmw oem trailer hitch, module, wiring and mounting hardware for 90 bucks at the junk yard. The hitch itself they charged me 8.95. 20 bucks for all the mounting hardware. 50 for the module. Then tax. Not a bad score for that.

There was a dynavin touchscreen in it that I thought I'd be able to score for cheap... nope. 80 flipping bucks. Better to get an Avin unit new i think than try and hope that other one still works.

Anyway, wife will daily this e53 now that all the mechanical stuff is sound. Poor vert will sit and wait for repairs.

That's all for now!
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 12-07-2021, 01:28 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 769
Effduration is on a distinguished road
Nice score on the OEM hitch & module. A lot of E53's are hitting junkyards right now...

You might take a look at your brake lines - Particularly under the plastic cladding under the driver's side...This is known weak point even in salt-free states.

My son lost all his brake fluid 200 miles from home because I did not look...

the rear brake lines between wheels (above rear diff) is also a weak spot, but less of a pblm.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 12-07-2021, 02:20 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Ooltewah, TN
Posts: 119
TheFixer is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Effduration View Post
Nice score on the OEM hitch & module. A lot of E53's are hitting junkyards right now...

You might take a look at your brake lines - Particularly under the plastic cladding under the driver's side...This is known weak point even in salt-free states.

My son lost all his brake fluid 200 miles from home because I did not look...

the rear brake lines between wheels (above rear diff) is also a weak spot, but less of a pblm.
Hey Effduration. Thanks for that heads up. I'll do that.

E53s are still sparse in the yard near me. I got lucky with the one that just came in. It was a front end collision/rollover. I saw that hitch and got to work. Lol
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 12-07-2021, 07:05 PM
X5only's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,427
X5only is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFixer View Post
Hey Effduration. Thanks for that heads up. I'll do that.

E53s are still sparse in the yard near me. I got lucky with the one that just came in. It was a front end collision/rollover. I saw that hitch and got to work. Lol
Nice find!
__________________
'05 E53 X5 4.4i, '97 E39 528, '07 E92 335i, '16 F86 X6M.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:34 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.