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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Today, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By e39_touring
Does anyone know if the mobil1 and/or Castrol...

Does anyone know if the mobil1 and/or Castrol lost the BMW ll01 certification due to an actual formulation change, or did they just stop paying bmw to license it? I still use m1 0w40 euro blend...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Today, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By e39_touring
Speedo picks up from a wheel sensor, not the...

Speedo picks up from a wheel sensor, not the transmission. No adjustments are necessary after swapping differential gear ratios.

The ncsexpert adjustment is there if you want to code out the 3mph...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By e39_touring
Big leaks (like you have) are usually from the...

Big leaks (like you have) are usually from the ofhg since oil is in there under pressure, and there's also an anti-drainback valve to hold the oil up there versus draining to the pan. BUT, you...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By e39_touring
Point of clarification - from # 2 in this post: ...

Point of clarification - from # 2 in this post:

https://xoutpost.com/1024694-post10.html

"2) The manual flanges will go right into the auto diff, and my car now has one of each in it, since I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-07-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By e39_touring
3.64 differential swap in pre-LCI 3.0 5MT

I was getting ready to order parts to do an oil pan gasket job and swap in these 3.64 front & rear diffs that I've had for a while, but I'm running into something that changes my understanding about...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By e39_touring
I bought f & r diffs of eBay from a 4.4l v8 car. ...

I bought f & r diffs of eBay from a 4.4l v8 car. S/b a drop in replacement provided you use your old stub axles in the rear, and you have to swap both front and rear diffs to keep the transfer case...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By e39_touring
So, I had to take my '01 3.0 5MT in for an airbag...

So, I had to take my '01 3.0 5MT in for an airbag recall, and it has the EXACT same oil leak as this '03 - accumulation at the bellhousing, front diff, and right axle support bearing with VCG and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By e39_touring
Good suggestions, all - thanks! I put the...

Good suggestions, all - thanks! I put the vehicle in the air but didn't feel like getting too messy and pulling the stiffening plate (for the 3rd time in a week!).

The CCV hoses all look good and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By e39_touring
Not sure if you have an engine-driven fan (LCI...

Not sure if you have an engine-driven fan (LCI V-8's don't), but check it if you do. When they go bad, temps (and pressures) can rise without it showing on the temp gauge since there's quite a range...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-21-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By e39_touring
Pesky oil leaks - 2003 3.0 w/56k miles

I bought this '03 3.0 with only 55k miles, and it had a lot of oil leaks.

I've done the OFHG (sourced from BMW) and VCG as well as put in a new PS high pressure hose and return hose (from the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-21-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By e39_touring
I've been lusting after an ESS setup for a while...

I've been lusting after an ESS setup for a while now. I heard ESS stopped making them about a year ago; so, new ones are probably limited to stock on hand.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-15-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By e39_touring
Yep, upallnight's absolutely right. Yours are...

Yep, upallnight's absolutely right. Yours are the too rich codes. I just went through the too (two) lean codes about a year ago and didn't check the numbers.

The one thing I can add is that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-15-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By e39_touring
You're running lean, not rich. Most likely due...

You're running lean, not rich. Most likely due to vacuum leaks - check your intake boot for tears and check all the hoses under the intake manifold.

Evap can be disabled for free by applying...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-15-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By e39_touring
Test drive went well - boy, do these new binders...

Test drive went well - boy, do these new binders haul the 3.0 down fast! Very sports-car like; a lot more grip than before, although I think I had some kind of hard dustless pads on there before. I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-14-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By e39_touring
The problem is that tin backing plate is very...

The problem is that tin backing plate is very close to the hub flange and cannot be removed without removing the hub. Otherwise, I could put a big c-clamp style press and pull them out.

I did end...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By e39_touring
I'm assuming you mean drill the extra holes in...

I'm assuming you mean drill the extra holes in the new rotors. I could do that, but I'm not sure how precisely I could locate them. And, not that I go through rotors that often, but I'd have to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By e39_touring
Upgrading to 4.6/4.8is brakes - problem for early cars

Finally getting around to putting the bigger brakes on my '01 3.0i 5MT, and I ran into an interesting problem. Apparently, there was a running change where production dates up to 9/2000 have these...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-04-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By e39_touring
2nd that - just got my cluster and MID back from...

2nd that - just got my cluster and MID back from Tomas at Bavtek for dead-pixel repair. Both looked good, and he turned them around same day.

Give him a call and describe your problem, and he'll...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-04-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,574
Posted By e39_touring
Two of my favorite car sayings are: 1)...

Two of my favorite car sayings are:

1) friends don't let friends buy a BMW V8
and
2) there's nothing more expensive than a cheap Porsche

Anyway, sorry to hear that you had such a bad...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-30-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By e39_touring
Indy recommendations for Albuquerque/SW Colorado

I'm finishing up an '03 3.0 to give to my father-in-law, but since I live in the PNW, I won't be able to give much hands-on help to him when he takes the X5 back home.

Does anyone have good...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-30-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By e39_touring
+1 on the Eibach springs here. Taut/controlled...

+1 on the Eibach springs here. Taut/controlled but never harsh. They are a slight, and I mean slight, step up from stock sport springs. Inexpensive, too.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-17-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By e39_touring
Man, so sorry to hear that. What afr are you...

Man, so sorry to hear that. What afr are you running under boost? Not that your problem is related to a shattered piston or anything afr related - just curious.

Pay attention to which bearings...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-12-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By e39_touring
If it were directly proportional to displacement...

If it were directly proportional to displacement (which I don't think it is), it would be about 5.5 psi.

Looking this up, maybe Boyle's law of gases applies?

In this case it would be
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-11-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By e39_touring
The displacement does matter. The twin-screw...

The displacement does matter. The twin-screw supercharger is positive displacement - i.e. it compresses x liters of air with each revolution. If you feed that same # of liters of air into a 2.5L...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-07-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By e39_touring
Nope.

Nope.
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