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Old 09-10-2021, 02:32 AM
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jeez that's quite a few things wrong with that poor X5, and I thought I was having bad luck sometimes

had the coolant pipe replaced and now the beast 'purrrs' again without rattling
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Old 09-10-2021, 02:49 AM
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:25 AM
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What did I do to mine today? Seriously thought about shooting it, multiple times. This thing is a PITA.
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Old 09-10-2021, 12:37 PM
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You wish that's what you did to it today. . . .

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Old 09-10-2021, 12:51 PM
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

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You wish that's what you did to it today. . . .



So do I.
They (E53) really are amazing SAVís..!

Even when I test drove an E70 M, for a potential purchase, although it had fantastic power and sound with the M button, it has a completely different feel in my opinion.

And for me, the manual gearbox is just awesomeness! And I think the above E53, still looks better than the newer ones. JMHO..
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Old 09-10-2021, 01:48 PM
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I couldn't agree more. On all accounts. I love the E53 more than any of the other generations so far. I've never driven an X5M of any generation but its not the power that makes me love the E53 its the bank vault doors and slight heftiness. As for the manual, well not all of us can be so lucky. If I had the time I'm sure I could chop a center diff out of something AWD and mate it to a 420G but for now I'll just enjoy what I have.

As for what I did today. I ordered seemingly the last Basser Stealthbox-type 10" sub enclosure currently available, because as soon as I placed my order a "not currently available" message appeared on the listing and UPS says its already in their possession so it looks like I lucked out. Now I'll just have to stare at it for like 8 months before I get a chance to install it.
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Old 09-10-2021, 04:48 PM
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Bought a steering wheel, just because it was very cheap... around 35USD. Need's some leather paint. Still wanna get the facelift heated sport steering wheel, if I can find one. Probably sell this one later on.




Next step is to measure what length of v-belt I need to take out the power steering pump. Annoying whine is there, without belt it is gone. Turning water pump or alternator with hand they seem fine.
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Old 09-11-2021, 01:18 PM
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Bought a belt to run the x5 without ps pump and indeed noice is still coming from the pump. Gotta try a good used one, if noise goes away before asking for warranty. If the third pump makes the same noise... Probably gotta replace steering rack?


Also fixed the steering wheel. Looks ok, not perfect but old car's don't need it...


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Bought a belt to run the x5 without ps pump and indeed noice is still coming from the pump. Gotta try a good used one, if noise goes away before asking for warranty. If the third pump makes the same noise... Probably gotta replace steering rack?


Also fixed the steering wheel. Looks ok, not perfect but old car's don't need it...


The rack should have nothing to do with the condition of the pump and the pump making noise. Did you flush the system when you changed the pumps?
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Old 09-12-2021, 04:07 AM
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Fluid was changed two times before I replaced the pump.
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