Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Arnott
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #9541  
Old 09-10-2018, 09:00 AM
andrewwynn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 3,941
andrewwynn is on a distinguished road
MAF / O2 can cause bad mpg. Biggest drop for me was bad plugs. Have you ever changed your plugs?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
__________________
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #9542  
Old 09-10-2018, 09:08 AM
andrewwynn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 3,941
andrewwynn is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryoken View Post
hmmm. wrap a bit of wire round the rocker and gasket every so often to hold the gasket in place. not a bad idea.
I think its better than setting fire to it .
you know tbh I think the hardest bit is getting the two lobes thingies in the rear positioned right

I just installed valve covers on an M62. I'm confused as the gasket was about the least difficult part. The design of the gasket on the model I worked on, the gasket press-fit into the valve cover itself and held pretty tight. Also rubber gasket didn't need rtv other than the corners but not on the bottom sealing surface just between the gasket and the cover. Does your gasket not fit into a groove on your cover?
__________________
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)
Reply With Quote
  #9543  
Old 09-11-2018, 05:58 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Leeds UK
Posts: 382
Ryoken is on a distinguished road
yeah it fits, but it keeps getting caught on wither the cams or the rear end when I'm trying to get it in, thing is I've done this numerous times before but other day it wasn't my day
I've bought new gaskets for both sides, I might if I can be bothered , remove the other side and get the rockers painted then put them back on , (partly to do the front timing cover , seeing as I got the gasket to do that too) depends on tonight really
my other car, is due a MOT tonight , and the damn thing has just thrown an engine management light, so I've got to fit that first
I tell ye its just not Steves week this week
__________________
2001 black 4.4 , tv. satnav.
and for the weekends
2002 hayabusa
Reply With Quote
  #9544  
Old 09-11-2018, 09:32 AM
srmmmm's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 793
srmmmm is on a distinguished road
Back in to the dealer for another FSR. The last one didn't even go a year, so the two year warranty period pays off!


2002 X5 3.0 348,150 miles
2014 428i 40,000 miles


2004 325i sold at 123,600 miles
2001 325i sold at 66,000 miles


1970 Firebird Under restoration - Long block assembly finished
Reply With Quote
  #9545  
Old 09-11-2018, 09:37 AM
EODguy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Saudi Arabia/Philippines/USA
Posts: 571
EODguy is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewwynn View Post
MAF / O2 can cause bad mpg. Biggest drop for me was bad plugs. Have you ever changed your plugs?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Yes, new plugs, coils, MAF.

Fuel dropped after fixing MAF, o2 sensor code cleared after MAF but will replace all o2 sensors after they come in the mail.

Sent from my SM-A730F using Tapatalk
__________________
"When the Team Chief said.... You're trapped in a hole with nothing but a goat and a slinky, what do you do? Stubby said, I'm not sure but it won't end well for the goat...." ~(Overheard) Last day, Phase 3, Q Course
Reply With Quote
  #9546  
Old 09-11-2018, 10:54 AM
andrewwynn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 3,941
andrewwynn is on a distinguished road
Have you manually measured your economy? Did you reset the fuel gauge?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
__________________
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)
Reply With Quote
  #9547  
Old 09-11-2018, 04:20 PM
srmmmm's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 793
srmmmm is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by srmmmm View Post
Back in to the dealer for another FSR. The last one didn't even go a year, so the two year warranty period pays off!


2002 X5 3.0 348,150 miles
2014 428i 40,000 miles


2004 325i sold at 123,600 miles
2001 325i sold at 66,000 miles


1970 Firebird Under restoration - Long block assembly finished

Dang - it's the blower motor this time. You'd think if it would last for 348,000 miles it would make it to 400,000
Reply With Quote
  #9548  
Old 09-11-2018, 04:21 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 176
FRod1981 is on a distinguished road
that's a long time. the squirrel cage only lasted 180k in my old 540
__________________

1997 E39 540i (Sold)
2005 E53 3.0 125K miles
Reply With Quote
  #9549  
Old 09-11-2018, 04:25 PM
andrewwynn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 3,941
andrewwynn is on a distinguished road
What did you do to / for your E53 today??

I'm guessing not under warranty any more at 1/3 of a million miles?

Not like you get much opportunity to not use blower in DFW! Last time I was there I was very happy to have a convertible where I could open the top for ten seconds to dump the 160°air when I got in the car (it was 103°).

Good wishes on a speedy recovery your X5 is legendary in these parts
__________________
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)

Last edited by andrewwynn; 09-11-2018 at 04:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9550  
Old 09-11-2018, 04:26 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 176
FRod1981 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewwynn View Post
I'm guessing not under warranty any more at 1/3 of a million miles?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
hhaahahaa
__________________

1997 E39 540i (Sold)
2005 E53 3.0 125K miles
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:27 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
© 2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.