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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-18-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By THATDONFC
2006 4.4 Brake Problem

I've been chasing a problem with my brakes for a couple days now. When I am stopped and in park and press the brake pedal, the pedal comes up and becomes very hard to press. This comes with increased...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12,601
Views: 1,632,181
Posted By THATDONFC
Finally got my backup camera installed. Mounted...

Finally got my backup camera installed. Mounted in the trunk handle trim with a wireless transmitter. Wireless receiver hooked up to my dynavin n6 head unit. Camera triggered by pdc. I love it.

I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-15-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 176,780
Posted By THATDONFC
I updated the firmware and now my phone volume is...

I updated the firmware and now my phone volume is super loud. Not sure what happened here. Before it used to be lower than the music volume,now it is much higher. I have an e53 with dsp running 1.2.0
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-31-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,745
Posted By THATDONFC
Well I fixed it. Ended up replacing the motor...

Well I fixed it. Ended up replacing the motor with a super clean 80k mile motor.

If anyone needs parts, I have a complete engine I'm parting out. All parts are goo except for the block. Engine ran...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,376
Posted By THATDONFC
My main concern is parts compatibility. I have a...

My main concern is parts compatibility. I have a good 4.4 engine I can swap parts from. I heard the exhaust bolts on the head are drilled differently on a 4.8 than the 4.4. Anyone shed some light on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-02-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,376
Posted By THATDONFC
N62 4.4 to 4.8 swap

Looks like I need to replace the motor on my 4.4 X5. I found a clean 4.8 engine from a 550 on eBay for relatively cheap. Has anyone here done this swap. I'd like to ask here to see if it's easily...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-05-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,745
Posted By THATDONFC
Here's some pictures of the block with the motor...

Here's some pictures of the block with the motor out. Has anyone ever seen this?


I'm wondering if someone worked on the car and left the motor mount arm loose. :dunno:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-03-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,745
Posted By THATDONFC
Could this be something that would be fixed by...

Could this be something that would be fixed by BMW? The car has 97k miles.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-03-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,745
Posted By THATDONFC
2006 X5 4.4i broken engine block

This is just my luck. I notice a clunking noise coming from the from end a week or so ago. I stopped driving the car until I could get it into the shop. Today I had a chance to look at the car. What...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 26,422
Posted By THATDONFC
What he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Installing the...

What he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Installing the right resistor in the factory harness will trick the LCM into thinking the stock bulb is installed.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,054
Posted By THATDONFC
This isn't in an x5 but it is an M62. But I...

This isn't in an x5 but it is an M62.

But I also like the idea of a twin turbo setup. Not with huge turbo's though.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-27-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,970
Posted By THATDONFC
Ok guys, the write up is finally complete. Look...

Ok guys, the write up is finally complete. Look over post 1 and this should give you all the info you need to get the job done. Please let me know if you see and errors or have any suggestions!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-27-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,770
Posted By THATDONFC
It is plug and play. Unfortunately, the...

It is plug and play. Unfortunately, the connectors were the same as the last set. They are very loose when plugging in the factory plug to the aftermarket plug. I crimped down the female plugs on the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By THATDONFC
Sorry guys. The other two documents (the most...

Sorry guys. The other two documents (the most important) are to large to upload here. I'll try hosting them and putting up a link tomorrow.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By THATDONFC
Here are some technical documents that might help...

Here are some technical documents that might help you. I also sent them to your email but I figured I'd post them here for anyone else who is interested.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,970
Posted By THATDONFC
Ill take some pictures in the daylight and revise...

Ill take some pictures in the daylight and revise the first post. It's a lot easier than I made it out to be. It took a while for me to figure out the right way to do it. It's definitely easier than...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,970
Posted By THATDONFC
I Fixed the issue with the power source. I...

I Fixed the issue with the power source. I connected a wire to fuse 4 (5a) and put diodes in the wires to prevent back flow of voltage. This worked perfectly. Everything works as it should. AE come...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By THATDONFC
Do you want a copy of the TIS document for...

Do you want a copy of the TIS document for replacing the chain guides? I can get it to you tomorrow.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,049
Posted By THATDONFC
Why would you pull the motor to change the chain...

Why would you pull the motor to change the chain guides and valve cover gaskets? Just remove the radiator and you'll have plenty of room to get all your work done.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 176,780
Posted By THATDONFC
I ran the wires along the left side (driver) of...

I ran the wires along the left side (driver) of the car. Ran with the stock wiring harness then went under the back carpet and under the front carpet and came up through the left side of the center...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,770
Posted By THATDONFC
So I got the 32w ae bulbs installed. They are...

So I got the 32w ae bulbs installed. They are much brighter then the 10w bulbs. Huge difference. I don't have any day shots but you can tell from this night shot the 32w bulbs are a lot brighter.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-23-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,770
Posted By THATDONFC
I do love it. I'm still trying to get the...

I do love it. I'm still trying to get the brackets to make the hu fit flush but I should have that sorted soon. I'll post up some pics when I'm at my computer.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-21-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,770
Posted By THATDONFC
Let's see. They didn't arrive today so this will...

Let's see. They didn't arrive today so this will wait till Monday. I did get the dynavin installed in 4 hours though!!!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-21-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 176,780
Posted By THATDONFC
Took me 4 hours to install it. That includes...

Took me 4 hours to install it. That includes removing all the body panels in the truck and the front seat. Just need to massage the bracket so it will sit flush in the dash and load the nav software.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-20-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 176,780
Posted By THATDONFC
I'm actually going to start now. Is it best to...

I'm actually going to start now. Is it best to run the cables from the back to front first?
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