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Old 07-19-2021, 03:47 AM
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booked in an appointment for new rubber... fronts need replacing and the rear developed a slow leak. Also having the clutch fan and thermostat replaced soon.

Now it seems the right headlight is either off or burning with a reddish colour... bulb replacement is probably going to be a nightmare and/or big bucks i assume?
What tires are you getting?

Headlights aren't too bad although it's not like changing a headlight on 60's-80's car....

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I'm getting the hancook K127's... another option were the michelin PS4's but looking at the differences the price hike seemed a bit much.

Never changed a xenon bulb before... see a lot of different types. Are they D2S?
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Old 07-19-2021, 10:30 AM
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I bought a set of Korean made for $40 for the pair. With a right angle screw driver and t20 it's not that difficult to change.

They are starting to turn darker but six years since reeplaced; replace in pairs.

Caveat: bumping the turn signal stalk will engage low beams so best to disconnect battery or ensure its impossible for the lights to get bumped on during the job. Eg work solo or lock the door if other people are around. 25,000v start on hid ignitor.
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I forgot to add what I paid for the new rear hatch switch/light part... $159.00 USD and I would like to know how much it costs stateside if anyone has purchased it fairly recently.

If the cost stateside is significantly higher I can see about sending from here, but it would have to be soon. The APO is shutting down at the end of September because the new U.S. base commander is a dick who is canceling mail, exchange and commissary privileges for retirees. The Big Green Dick strikes again...

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I was looking for a new hydraulic jack since my old cheap low-profile jack kicked the bucket. I ended up with a Quickjack BL-5000SLX. Which may have been a teensy bit more jack than I needed. I found a 2-year-old one on Craigslist for a great bargain.
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I was looking for a new hydraulic jack since my old cheap low-profile jack kicked the bucket. I ended up with a Quickjack BL-5000SLX. Which may have been a teensy bit more jack than I needed. I found a 2-year-old one on Craigslist for a great bargain.
Super nice. Can you post a pic of it lifting the X5? I've been look at those jacks. I would go with a 3 ton set.
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I can't at the moment, my X5 is camping with my family (it's the tow car for our trailer) and I am stuck working this week.



I actually have the lightest of all the E53s (only around 4400lbs iirc) being a base model 3.0 with coil springs and manual trans. So I felt like the 5,000lb load limit would be fine. It would be unlikely that I would need to put 500+ lbs of cargo in the car while it is on the lift. Curb weight includes a full tank of gas after all (which is 150lbs in the X5) so really there is plenty of breathing room. I am hoping I don't need to buy the extension beams for the X5 is all, but it will probably be fine.



It lifts my Mazda sedan up so high that there is 8 inches of room under the wheel when it's in the air. I live in an area where I need snow tires in the winter, so this will make changing tires much easier, as well as working under the car. Also, the wife doesn't know it yet but this will be great for using on a project car in the future. I really pulled the wool over her eyes on that one!
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Nice! I've seen pics of them used in two different positions. Straight down the two lift points and across the under body to opposite sides. Each way has an advantage. Take a few pics when you can.
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??


Empty gas tank 3.0i 2001


Full tank and me.

I would not have any concerns. Lifting devices have safety margins built in. The main problem is with the hydraulic piston being at the limits of capability.

I've used a 1.5T jack to lift the back of my car when it typically weights 3200 and I've hit pressure limits and vented oil. They are pretty soft fail, just leaked a little oil and and lost lift height until I topped off the oil.


"Fully loaded".
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Is that true? Is there really a rear weight bias on the E53?



Also, I agree, there will be a big safety factor on the quickjack. I am sure the 5k load limit is just the ability of the lift to pick up that much weight.
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