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Old 12-28-2019, 01:18 PM
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I had notchiness (or slight grinding if I shifted too fast) going from 1st to 2nd gear that I always thought was a worn synchro. The X5 exhibited this behavior since I got it at 100k miles, but now it absolutely feels like a new transmission! Don't know if was the fluid or the detents, but I'm guessing both as I had the 5th gear 'lean' and sort of had to hunt for the gates a bit.

I never had a grind, just a slight notch. Detents was probably the solution, just an oil change did not cure it for me. The DSSR really cleaned up the pattern, itís extremely tight now. Definitely sped up the shifting. At one point mine got so sloppy, that in gear felt like neutral in most other vehicles.
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Greetings from South Jersey, I purchased a 01 X5 manual transmission 5spd with about 175k last summer as a impulse purchase out in Pennsylvania ... I have replaced the rear trailing arm bushings on both sides and camber arms as well ... Iím currently looking to sell it as I am looking at other projects To fund . Please inbox me if interested. It is blue with black leather and is having new front CV axles installed in the next couple days

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As part of a major refresh I just did, I just did the transmission detents and replaced the fluid with valvoline MTF (supposedly a suitable mtf lt-1 subsitute).

I had notchiness (or slight grinding if I shifted too fast) going from 1st to 2nd gear that I always thought was a worn synchro. The X5 exhibited this behavior since I got it at 100k miles, but now it absolutely feels like a new transmission! Don't know if was the fluid or the detents, but I'm guessing both as I had the 5th gear 'lean' and sort of had to hunt for the gates a bit.

How do you replace the detents? I have never heard of this but I also have slight notchiness going from 1st to 2nd as well. I changed the trans fluid when i got the car about 15k miles ago.
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:15 PM
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How do you replace the detents? I have never heard of this but I also have slight notchiness going from 1st to 2nd as well. I changed the trans fluid when i got the car about 15k miles ago.
You have to pull the transmission, and then basically follow this guide:

https://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplas...hift_pins.html

I think it's really the reverse and 5th detents that are important in shifter aligment. The others (the small ones on top of the transmission) were easier to do, so might as well do those, too.

The one thing I can add to the guide is that if your shifter leans to the right, that 5th gear detent will probably be tough to get out. i used a 5/16" concrete wedge (lag) anchor wrapped with one layer of duct tape to grab it from the inside. I used a slide hammer on the concrete anchor bolt, but if you use a longer bolt, you can use something else to lever it out if you don't have a slide hammer.
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Hello All,

I've been debating to sell or not sell my longtime friend. I'm the second owner of the 2001 5 speed 3.0 with 160k miles. I've taken care of it since 2008 always garaged kept and in extreme cleaning and shape condition, many upgrades to list.

Hard to say good bye to an old friend but priorities have changed, don't have the time to drive it as much as I would like to, so generally it seats in the garage with occasional weekend drives.

I'm currently running my summer 20' wheels set with Diamaris tires, but also will come with the all season 18' wheels set. Check it out, some pictures attached to give you a sense of the current condition!

So I'm reaching out to the E53 community to see if there is any interest before posting to other platforms.

E53 is currently registered and garaged in Lorton Virginia.

VIN WBAFA53501LH79198, I can provide more details of repairs, upgrades, photos, video.









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