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Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 07-25-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By AceEngineer
Question Question about Stability Nannies

I have come across something I want to run by my fellow E83 owners. This is probably not new to those of you in the know, but I have found 3 different apparent driving modes accessible via the DTC...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 06-29-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By AceEngineer
Unhappy My apologies

I don't mean to come off as a know it all. I just was suggesting a real reason for your power steering failure. Perhaps I am wrong. Maybe you has an odd-ball unit. Please feel free to check for...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 06-29-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By AceEngineer
Unhappy Bad Info

Don't know where you got your info, but according to the online BMW TIS (Technical Information System) it calls for CF-11S for even the earliest E83's. ATF is not a suitable substitute.
...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 06-28-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By AceEngineer
Question Wrong fluid?

Why would you check the ATF if your power steering is gone. Check the power steering fluid not the transmission fluid. BMW uses very special power steering fluid (CF-11S hydraulic fluid). If you...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 06-28-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By AceEngineer
Unhappy Crankshaft sensor is a PITA to replace

Got a code last week telling me the crankshaft position sensor was going bad in my E83. To prep for the fix I watched all the videos about replacing it on uTube, which were not much help. My...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-07-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool Unconvinced

I am unconvinced, it would be just an expensive magazine subscription for me. This is an E53 forum, people in here mostly likely don't drive new vehicles like me, so the BMW discounts are just a wet...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-06-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By AceEngineer
Question Why BMW CCA ?

I don't know much about BMW CCA except they get $58 per year membership and I could not find any events or any other gatherings within easy driving distance from me here in Albuquerque. With...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 05-01-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool I agree with Getty150

I think Getty150 nailed it, E83's are just not that attractive. As shown in my signature, I have a 2005 E53 that my wife drives and it is ten times better looking than my E83. I bought mine for the...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 04-17-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool Toughbook in my BMW

Toughbooks are used by both the military and a lot of police departments, but they are available commercially. The used market is full of deals as the police departments upgrade, see eBay. I scored...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 04-17-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool Any E83's left on the road?

Am I the only one left driving an E83 any more? This forum hasn't seen any activity for a long long time. I still check this forum every time I visit the here because I also have a spotless E53 and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,127
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool Your right, it took some practice !

We had the same problem, it worked in the door and not in the ignition. It took a few blanks before we were able to make a key that worked both places. That is why I have so many blanks on hand and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-19-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool Transmission probably needs help

When my X5 ('05, 4.4i) started shifting wonky and going into limp mode, I went thru everything that could possibly cause the problem. In the end, I bit the bullet and replaced the transmission valve...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12,601
Views: 1,632,168
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool Routine work

Found a small leak at the transfer case under my wife's X5. The actuator mounting surface is weeping. So I ordered two kits from ECSTuning, a rebuild kit for the actuator which includes the mating...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-28-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool System overview

When I got my X5 it came with a copy of the Bentley manual. Get a copy if you don't have one already and read it cover to cover. This manual will cover 90% of all your questions. Another good...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-04-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12,601
Views: 1,632,168
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool Routine work

I had the local indy BMW wrench ( https://www.hanswittlerautogroup.com/ ) replace the motor mounts and radius rods in the front end (the rubber bushings were shot) in my wifey's X5. Total bill was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12,601
Views: 1,632,168
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool Routine work

Took the wifey's X5 to the local Euro wrench and had the front radius rods replaced (bushings were shot) and new motor mounts installed. Idles like a Rolls now instead of a jalopy. :cool:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool Move down here to Albuquerque. Ain't no rust in...

Move down here to Albuquerque. Ain't no rust in the desert. Both my BMW'w are completely rust free. :rofl:

AceEngineer :cool:
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 06-12-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool Don't give up yet

You can get spacers to reduce the center bore in BMW wheels. Do you know the offset? Sometimes you may also need a spacer for the offset. What is more important is the tire size you plan to put on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-03-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12,601
Views: 1,632,168
Posted By AceEngineer
Talking Back to the original stated purpose of this thread:

Last week I had a new valve body installed in the transmission of my wife's '05 X5. I bought a rebuilt valve body from RevMax ( https://revmaxconverters.com/ ) and had it installed by my local...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 05-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,158
Posted By AceEngineer
Great post! Only one thing to add

X3eme,

Great coverage of the installation. Once I read your post, the TIS (such as it is) made a lot more sense. Thanks to you. ... But, I will point out one error. When you show the side panel...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 01-29-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By AceEngineer
Been there done that! If you want to get the...

Been there done that! If you want to get the sunshades out you need to remove the entire sunroof assembly and disassemble it on a bench. It is virtually impossible to disassemble the sunroof in...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 09-20-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By AceEngineer
Dump the old tires, they are a blowout waiting to...

Dump the old tires, they are a blowout waiting to happen.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-14-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12,601
Views: 1,632,168
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool At last! Access to the brain

Yesterday I ordered an Icom tool for my E53 and E83. I also had to buy a new laptop to run the tool. I gave my old laptop along with it's installed Honda factory software tool to my son because he...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-21-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,699
Posted By AceEngineer
Cool No scan tool????

Hey Rockit,

In this day and age you don't have a scan tool? Buy one of these:...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 663,389
Posted By AceEngineer
Question Mystery Switch

Hey racebmwm3,

I know it has been a while since your post, but I just read this entire thread for the first time. I was blown away when I came to your post. My car has a hidden switch too and I...
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