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Old 06-21-2021, 11:35 AM
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Who lunched a ball joint?

This guy.....

Here we go again and again and again and again

Imagine my shocked face

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Old 06-21-2021, 11:52 AM
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

Just changed a couple of those.

If the inisde bolt gives you grief save some time and just snsp the head off and drill out from the top and use a through bolt. M10x30 10.9.

I happened to have an old stiffening plate bolt I cut down to use vs. wait until the next day and buy a new bolt.
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Finally changed the transmission fluid, filter, and all of the rubber pieces under the valve body. Iím sure with that it fixed the 5th gear shudder.


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Old 06-25-2021, 11:17 AM
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

That's so satisfying.


So was this:

https://youtube.com/shorts/mKSH0v0MIgA?feature=share

I took stop motion of replacing all the moving parts on right rear
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New headlights on order and a few repairs

Finally broke down and ordered a set of Depo Xenon headlights with angel eyes. My OEM headlights have been polished twice and are just no longer up to snuff. On top of that it seems the seal has deteriorated on the LH unit and I got a bit of moisture in it after a washing and the leveling motor is not happy.

Figured after almost 20 years it was time. Yes, for you purists I am stepping away from the OEM headlight appearance but I will keep the OEM units and see if I can refurb them well should I decide to revert some day.

Changed pass rear window regulator that failed the other day.

Changed out the drivers seat switch that was getting touchy as my steering wheel wouldn't adjust

Updated the software on my BlueBus (damn I love that thing)

Getting ready to reupholster the two front seats with OEM Nappa covers and upholstery foam that I found as new old-stock in the UK. Scored on that. Got the foam for both seat bottoms and both seat bottom covers for $850.

The last thing I'll need to do to be ship-shape again is to replace the sliding door on the console. The heat here in the desert finally caused it's demise. That job I think will wait for cooler weather in the fall as it appears to be fairly time consuming to pull out that console to get to the sliding door.
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Old 06-28-2021, 04:56 PM
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Somebody recently posted how to r&r the door without console removal


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Old 06-29-2021, 06:44 PM
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Ordered my BlueBus. Now I patiently wait.......is it ready yet?!?!
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Ordered a custom made Cover King windshield protector. The BMW X5 carboard folding cover didn't cut it. The new one covers from corner to corner. Tint is maxed out. It's hard keeping the black interior cool.
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Old 06-30-2021, 02:06 PM
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Definitely need aluminum reflector if serious about keeping out the heat. Added bonus that works great as a kneeling mat when changing a tire in the snow
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Old 06-30-2021, 03:12 PM
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Removed the limo tint that was applied over the factory tint on my recently acquired 4.8is. I can now see through the windows! What a wonder! I'll probably match the factory tint on the front windows, but for now I'm just enjoying the gift of sight.

I also installed new spark plugs, coils, air filter, cabin microfilter, and wipers.


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