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Old 10-22-2021, 04:53 PM
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The e53/e83 Sport steering wheel uses the same airbag. 100% interchangeable. Those things are everywhere, especially the non-heated versions.

I could not find anything else heated than this basic E83 LCI steering wheel, hence the problem of finding an airbag for it but I got it from UK.


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Old 10-25-2021, 10:47 PM
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Guess who "grenuked" a water pump?

This guy! New pump on the way for 174.00 USD and doing the thermostat and belts too.

I knew I shouldn't have read any threads with problems in them!!

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Old 10-26-2021, 03:39 AM
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haha I know your pain
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Old 10-26-2021, 03:45 AM
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My pump looked like the little boy fountain statue peeing all over the place

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Old 10-26-2021, 04:49 AM
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oh that's not good. Mine decided to seize up and burn through the belt, a big cloud of smoke is always a good reminder you need to pull over
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Old 10-26-2021, 04:58 AM
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On the plus side I found that 245k km is the maximum limit for water pumps in Saudi Arabia

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Old 10-26-2021, 09:28 AM
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My water pump blew up the day I got my E53 in the middle of the desert at 2am on a Sunday... hahaha. Pretty much the worst possible scenario. I was 1000 miles away from home near a town that had no rental cars/trucks and no parts.
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Old 10-27-2021, 10:17 AM
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Four 235s fit perfect in back of e53 I seem to recall I couldn't fit four 255s in behind the back seat.
You must have not been trying

I just scored a set of winters for the wife's car and they juuuuuuuuuust fit



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Old 10-27-2021, 03:23 PM
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Nice look - four abreast! I got 4x 275/65/16s in my E53, but one had to go in the front seat.

I had a chance to finish my last window refurb today. I've gone through each door over the past month replacing clips, two regulators and re-gluing various internal door panel parts back on with JB Weld plastic formula.

The thought of pulling them back off to install new speakers makes me ill, but I've decided to upgrade the the speakers and amp in the near future, to go with the new Kenwood receiver. Nothing too cosmic, but just about anything will beat the 20 yr old OEM stuff. I'm leaning towards a 4 channel Kenwood amp in the OEM location and using the stock speaker wires, a powered Kicker 8" sub in the opposite (fuse) cubby, a set of two-way Kicker 6.5" speakers for the back doors, a set of component 6.5" Kicker woofer/mids for the front with tweeters for the stock dash location. The a-pillar tweets and rear door upper mids will be unplugged. The kicker sub is 14 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 9 3/8, which I think will just fit in the right trunk cubby with the fuse box.

I'll have to run RCA cables from the receiver to the amp and powered sub, which I'm not looking forward to, but I will be able to cut out the line output converter that I'm currently using to make the stock amp play nicely with the Kenwood receiver.
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Old 10-27-2021, 03:28 PM
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^Good plan. Much easier than the hell I'm putting myself through.
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