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Old 12-16-2021, 01:04 PM
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Post from CW about something going wrong with Red in 3, 2, 1....


I have a solution to that. She's under cover and hasn't been driven in a week while I rebuild my Dad's F10 front suspension. I find they behave very nicely if you never drive them. *still knocks on wood just in case*
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Old 12-16-2021, 01:18 PM
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I have a solution to that. She's under cover and hasn't been driven in a week while I rebuild my Dad's F10 front suspension. I find they behave very nicely if you never drive them. *still knocks on wood just in case*
* Just NOT the wood trim in your BMW.

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Old 12-16-2021, 01:42 PM
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That'll wake you up!. The hood looks like it can be pulled back into shape.

Very minor bend at the nose.

I haven't started looking into what would need to be replaced yet.

The frame for the radiator was pushed back far enough to damage the coolant reservoir. Hood latch still works.

I may have had some fortuitous luck with the fact I had my mechanical fan off so it didn't fit the condenser/radiator!
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Old 12-16-2021, 01:43 PM
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

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You're lucky you live in a state that lets you keep your road kill. In California it's illegal to take a deer you hit. So, some freeways here have lots of deer carcasses on the shoulder. Total waste of food.

Law changed a couple years ago.

https://thecounter.org/california-le...ting-roadkill/

Download an app resister your roadkill in California now.
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Old 12-16-2021, 04:38 PM
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Just ordered a tail light gasket (left, FCP has it on clearance) and FSR porcupine for Red. Last time I took a trip to Houston the IHKA went dead for 30 minutes, full blower, and full heat came on. Fun stuff. Hasn't done it since... but I want the part on hand anyway.
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[mention]crystalworks [/mention] [mention]EODguy [/mention]

You guys cracked me up today fun back and forth.
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New icv, trunk gas springs and fan clutch arrive tomorrow. Money pit... Also bought styling 312's for E65.
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100% of rain tomorrow. Better check good. Plus park with the rear lower.
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Old 12-17-2021, 06:06 PM
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100% of rain tomorrow.
Same here, north of you.
Better check good.
Mine was cleared, then taped-over two months ago, so far no leaks.
Plus park with the rear lower.
Mine's parked rear higher (probably why the front drain clogged), but now it's sealed, no problem.

Good luck clearing your roof drains; I cleared mine and semi-permanently sealed them, so I shouldn't have to worry about a flooded floor ever again.

I only care for the utility of the X5, though I always have loved the styling; I use the combination of a sealed sunroof and a protective shield/roof rack to protect the sunroof glass from damage, and from roof leaks.

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I tried inserting my .155" trimmer line (first downward, but it was too stiff to go in more than an inch), then upwards from the drain exit (only two feet of line went in, before jamming). I didn't have any other flexible line to try, so I pulled out my air compressor.

I set the pressure to 30 psi, and had no luck, so I raised it to 75 psi and tried it...I saw a stream of water exit the bottom outlet, success. Poured in some more water to see it flow straight out. Great! Then, I tried the other drain by pouring some more water in, and I showed no stoppage at all, so I was good to go.

Following the successful servicing of the sunroof, I used the power to close it, and I pulled the fuse. I'm going to use 3M Clear Paint Protection Vinyl film to seal the sunroof forevermore. My HHR Panel came with that film on its' rear fenders (on the leading edge), and it has protected them now for 13 years. I expect at least half that life on the roof of the X5, but will probably replace it in 2-3. No more leaks....
P.S. I had to remove my home-built "roof rack" to work on the sunroof, and to clean the sunroof and rooftop itself. Sitting under oak tress sure makes a mess of the paint, IMO. I'll need to make removal/reinstallation of the rack simpler, after I apply the protective film....
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The front right drain had water and dirt on the line. I pushed the 0.095 line as far as it would go. Same for the rear. One side, the line went well into the sun roof area. The other side didn't. Even after a few tries. The front left took more line than the front right. I'll have to check the front right better.

Does the pillar come off with one screw behind the airbag cover? Once the screw is off, push up on pillar to remove it. I need to remove both sides anyway. The fabric at the dash portion needs glue.
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