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Old 07-13-2021, 03:56 PM
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I bet using a good high strength spherical rod end vs the junk they used ....
I bet there is some sort of twist going on and that is snapping it.
having the ball end will prevent the twisting to go into the threads
figure out what sizes you need exactly and order from here https://www.afcoracing.com/
This is what I am talking about
even if you have to do a quick drill and tap to change the thread size its an easy fix.

https://www.afcoracing.com/store.asp...d-Chrome-Moly-
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Old 07-13-2021, 04:18 PM
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Thanks. He was amazed. And grateful, a replacement screen is ~$1000 and all the used ones exhibited the same problem. Yes, the screen protector came cut to fit already. Was ordered from NuShield. Could have been a few mm bigger in all directions, but no big deal.
As you would expect from me, can you share the link as I have an NBT kit with the same screen I dream to one day put in my 4.6is and IIRC the screen had some minor scratching...
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Old 07-13-2021, 04:23 PM
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I have had the parts to change timing guides for a year or more. Many posts over the years have claimed it is not that complex and don't be concerned about tackling the job if you have the right tools. But, in the same vein there have been many posts about having problems with the project. My conclusion is, I will have somebody help me that has done it before just to be safe.
I have my 540i6 sitting next to the iS in the garage awaiting the same surgery. Now that I've been thoroughly abused by the iS, the 5 should be a walk in the park. It's really not a difficult job to do, physically it's easier than doing a timing belt on Z32 but the precision with which one must operate is what makes this an advanced level activity.
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Old 07-13-2021, 06:33 PM
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I have my 540i6 sitting next to the iS in the garage awaiting the same surgery. Now that I've been thoroughly abused by the iS, the 5 should be a walk in the park. It's really not a difficult job to do, physically it's easier than doing a timing belt on Z32 but the precision with which one must operate is what makes this an advanced level activity.
I bought the special tools to be precise so the advanced level is not the issue. I just decided experienced help should completely eliminate the risk of tearing it down more than once.
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

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https://www.indiamart.com/proddetail...505423912.html

Here's the gist of what you need.

Fully forged stanless eye bolt. It's a bit tricky to find the small head style but I've used for fence hinges and other jobs.

Get me the thread pitch and id/od of the EYE and I can prob find you a part that is very close to what you have.

Update; search for forged dog eye bolt or anchor eye bolt to help find the exact type.
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I replaced the LR window regulator. Went nicely except when putting the door card back on I realized just like when I did the LF regulator it gave me a hard time. The issue was that the top of the door card separated and was left on the door. Since it was the first time I ever removed a door card I didn't know what I didn't know. After carefully removing the rest of the door card from the door I am planning on using some gorilla epoxy to reattach the separated part back to where it belongs.

This is so much fun!
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I replaced the LR window regulator. Went nicely except when putting the door card back on I realized just like when I did the LF regulator it gave me a hard time. The issue was that the top of the door card separated and was left on the door. Since it was the first time I ever removed a door card I didn't know what I didn't know. After carefully removing the rest of the door card from the door I am planning on using some gorilla epoxy to reattach the separated part back to where it belongs.

This is so much fun!
Be sure to use it sparingly and not too close to the top edge. I just picked up an E53, and someone had used gorilla glue for the same reason. Gorilla glue expands, and some of it is showing when you look through the glass. One of the many projects on my list is to remove the door card and use a blade to carefully remove the residue.
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Old 07-14-2021, 09:25 AM
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Thanks for the reply.

I have seen the gorilla glue expand. Does the gorilla epoxy do the same?

To repair the vapor barrier has anyone tried something like this?

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Old 07-14-2021, 10:04 AM
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@crystalworks:

Here's the gist of what you need.

Fully forged stanless eye bolt. It's a bit tricky to find the small head style but I've used for fence hinges and other jobs.

Get me the thread pitch and id/od of the EYE and I can prob find you a part that is very close to what you have.

Update; search for forged dog eye bolt or anchor eye bolt to help find the exact type.
That looks like exactly what I need! I'll see if I can get those specs.
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That looks like exactly what I need! I'll see if I can get those specs.
Get a chrome Moly and go for spherical end or you will be replacing it again....
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