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Old 10-08-2019, 11:04 PM
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Really nice to meet you srmmmm, glad you had a good time. It is always nice to put a some faces to our family members on this forum.
Any chance you'll be at the Petit Le Mans @ Road Atlanta this weekend?
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:29 AM
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Was replacing both AC and alternator belt tensioners.
Upon installing new alternator belt tensioner, broke the main bolt...
Got the torque all too high...

Had to take out the oil filter housing assembly completely out of the engine bay
and just finished screwing out the broken bolt from oil filter housing assembly with ez-out.
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Was replacing both AC and alternator belt tensioners.
Upon installing new alternator belt tensioner, broke the main bolt...
Got the torque all too high...

Had to take out the oil filter housing assembly completely out of the engine bay
and just finished screwing out the broken bolt from oil filter housing assembly with ez-out.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:31 AM
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Dropped the white one off today for the cooling system, hoses, belts and pulleys refresh. I had not planned on the radiator bc I want my 3rd Zionsville to be in this E53. I'd do it if I thought they could deliver in less than 3 weeks. The last order from Zionsville for my 4.8is was 4 weeks to make it. Ridiculous. I went ahead and got a new radiator along with this stuff.

I'll wait to replace this one pre-emptively till it's time to do the seals in another 50-60k. We should be right at 100k by then. The way the blue one is running, we'll have a long runway till the 4.4 is in full time service. She's at 39,900 now.
I always love when people choose to do it right once, as opposed to the piecemeal approach and complain that another cooling syst weak link failed soon afterwards. Good job!

The Zionsville Rads are a work of art but the costs! In 150K the costs are equal for sure. The lack of exploding expansion tanks is a pleasing thought.

for those who would like to know more: Zionsville Autosport – All Aluminum BMW Radiators, New and used BMW parts, CD-ROM Software Manuals, BMW Performance Upgrades

I am wrapping up a suspension refresh on my 528 that included so many parts that the shipping box from FCP Euro looked like a coffin.
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I always love when people choose to do it right once, as opposed to the piecemeal approach and complain that another cooling syst weak link failed soon afterwards. Good job!
Agreed. If I'm in there replacing something... Everything at that same mileage/age is getting replaced.
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Agreed. If I'm in there replacing something... Everything at that same mileage/age is getting replaced.
I had the same concern when I had the VSS done on mine. I was concerned about the Intermediate levers, but after checking the date stamp they were not in the affected range. However since I got the car back it hasn't done the weird idle thing.
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Agreed. If I'm in there replacing something... Everything at that same mileage/age is getting replaced.
I think we are in the minority of X5 owners....
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I recommend going to a well recommended alignment shop. Cost of going to a good shop is not significant when considering what being even slightly off can do to tires or handling. I found a great shop many years ago that does some suspension checks before the alignment and lets me watch.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:57 PM
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I recommend going to a well recommended alignment shop. Cost of going to a good shop is not significant when considering what being even slightly off can do to tires or handling. I found a great shop many years ago that does some suspension checks before the alignment and lets me watch.


Agreed.
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Any chance you'll be at the Petit Le Mans @ Road Atlanta this weekend?
Yes sir. Running 2 Norma M30 LMP3 cars. Come by if you are here.
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