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Old 05-11-2024, 05:53 PM
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Hmmm. I’d better stick with the long list of projects I’ve got for the x5 currently, before starting any more complicated ones. Was looking for an easy win. Few and far between on the x5.
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Over the weekend I fixed all the issues that cropped up from the oil pan job. I have to bleed the brakes one more time and I think it's finally all good. I was unable to bleed the clutch, the 7 mm bleeder is rusted solid and I rounded it off with my grandfather's 7 mm wrench. So ordered a new slave cylinder and some small good box wrenches.

- new front brakes, ate calipers, Zimmerman rotors, akebono pads.
- Goodridge stainless lines front and rear. Seems good.
- remove the belt and isolated the noise to the power steering. Removed and rejiggered the power steering pump. Seems good. The 17 mm line fitting wasn't in all the way. Bled the system and it's quiet. I think the line blowing off was due to overpressure in the system which could have just been air, and I was using some fancy atf4 stuff that might have the wrong viscosity I don't know. Just regular cheap ATF now.
- two of the oil pan bolts had a drip on them. Crank down the area a bit with the quarter inch ratchet. When I did this on the E36, I did 10 newton meters, 10 newton meters. I went back over it as seems common sense to do when there's 28 bolts holding something. (19nm on the three transmission bolts last of course). However on the second to last bolt, I got the spinning at eight and a half newton meters and panicked. I think that one is still holding okay, it did get 10 originally. So, when I did this oil pan, on the x5, and when I saw m539's video the day before, he didn't go back over it. 10 newton meters. And in the factory manual, rarely it will say something like 26 Newton meters, 26 newton meters. Explicitly telling you to go back and double check. So I don't know, what do you do for an oil pan do you go back and double check the 10 or not? I did use the chaser tap and clean them all once or twice and of course the two that were dripping were the dirtiest ones. So maybe really really clean and chase the threads.
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If the pan gasket is the embossed metal with rubber like the transmission pan then there should be no need to retorque, it doesn't hurt but I don't think it's going to be the answer.

If you can get a vice grip on the bleed screw that will usually break it loose.
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If the pan gasket is the embossed metal with rubber like the transmission pan then there should be no need to retorque, it doesn't hurt but I don't think it's going to be the answer.

If you can get a vice grip on the bleed screw that will usually break it loose.
Yeah I tried the various vice grips and everything I could. No dice. At this point it's a mangled rusty stub .. that I probably should have heated up first

Brakes are good finally. A whole bunch of air just came out of the rear lines.

The front diff isn't leaking either anymore which was the whole point of all this. It was really those two little o-rings on both sides. I don't expect them to last long either they're so small and dirt gets up in there. The o-rings look really undersized.
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Can anyone spot the source of my idle issues?



BTW - this was a genuine BMW part I replaced a little over 5 years ago. I have taken it off quite a few times of course. I just give genuine BMW parts a little more credit.
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Can anyone spot the source of my idle issues?



BTW - this was a genuine BMW part I replaced a little over 5 years ago. I have taken it off quite a few times of course. I just give genuine BMW parts a little more credit.
I've replaced mine several times now. It is a known weak point. I've used genuine BMW and OEM from FCP, it doesn't seem to matter.
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

Super glue will patch that while waiting on a part.

I know this because I cut mine in three pieces to remove before I discovered the knock off part was useless and I had to m stitch the original back together
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5,000mi (-ish) oil change. Dirrrrrrty... but at 200K miles probably lots of blow-by and shmutz in there. Does not seem to burn much tho, I think I added under 2L in 5,000mi.
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Apparently there is an "inappropriate" speed when you pass a cop, especially now that they're finally using radar guns...

So I had a 24hr stint at the 2 star Grey Bar Hotel. I was only doing 120 kph (over) and after a day off I then went and got the White Witch out of the impound. My ticket was 5,000 SAR, but I stll have to get it cleared so my license will be on the app.

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Old 05-19-2024, 01:53 PM
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Please visit the nearest detention center. Reminded of a good one:

My good friend from HS; his brother who lived in Chicago was about to leave the country on biz for extended work. He had a bunch of unpaid parking tickets and called the police department to see what it would take to clear them up (so it wouldn't bite him in the ass with visa etc later).

They said: come on down we'll help you figure it out.

https://youtube.com/shorts/JaVhCtNcJ...BRMjz3nchzhRf4

So he goes down there they immediately put him in cuffs and tossed him in the gray bar motel until his GF brought enough cash to clear all his old fines and penalties.
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