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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-03-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By ahlem
Any loose plastic parts blowing in the breeze...

Any loose plastic parts blowing in the breeze under there? Any fender liner parts loose?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-03-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By ahlem
With your scanner properly installed, you should...

With your scanner properly installed, you should be able to turn off specific injectors one at a time and notice a difference. Very helpful.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-02-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By ahlem
Also check your compression across all cylinders....

Also check your compression across all cylinders. I had engine misfire codes and the cause was a bad head gasket.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-30-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By ahlem
Did you support the front end and rotate the...

Did you support the front end and rotate the wheels by hand while in neutral? Maybe block one side and rotate each separately to see if anything side specific shows up? Could possibly be a wheel...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-29-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By ahlem
I suggest you start with everything from behind...

I suggest you start with everything from behind the exhaust manifolds and see how you like it. It's kind of a PITA to have to mess with the exhaust manifolds and starting there and working back would...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-21-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By ahlem
That looks like a typical Midwest vehicle. I'd...

That looks like a typical Midwest vehicle.
I'd take a close look behind the rear wheels to see if there is any sheet metal rust.
There are a number of rust encapsulating products that can make that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-13-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By ahlem
Oil Pressure sender unit not working properly...

Oil Pressure sender unit not working properly even though you replaced it?
New parts seem to be failing right out of the box more frequently these days.
Oil level is correct?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-08-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By ahlem
I just installed a new handle. What I’m...

I just installed a new handle. What I’m interested in is whether the 2004 version has any improvements over the 2001 when it comes to the door latch and locking motors. If none, I will have a spare...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-08-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By ahlem
Door Locks

Since it's nice and warm out and there was a pretty sweet X5 in my local LKQ, I grabbed two door locks, one passenger side door handle and two flawless moisture barriers from a 2004. I have a 2001. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-07-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By ahlem
What happens when you run the car with the AC...

What happens when you run the car with the AC off? On other models, when you turn the AC on, the auxiiary fan kicks on.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,364
Posted By ahlem
Get a Harbor Freight stethoscope and check...

Get a Harbor Freight stethoscope and check everything being driven by a fan belt.
It could be early bearing failure in any one of a number of accessory and idler pulley components. You can also...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,140
Posted By ahlem
Did you get the cam trays and caps at the same...

Did you get the cam trays and caps at the same time as the cams?
I bought a set at our local LKQ and on the forums etc. it's mentioned they are a matched set made from bearing material. I suppose...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,140
Posted By ahlem
The stuff the race engine guy uses is different...

The stuff the race engine guy uses is different than the Stop Leak snake oil option.
It was actually addressed in a technical service bulletin for one of the major auto makers, I think it might have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,140
Posted By ahlem
There are some bolt on parts in that neighborhood...

There are some bolt on parts in that neighborhood that need a good look for possible oil leaks.. Timing chain tensioner, Cam position sensor, Vanos Solenoid and valve cover gasket slipped a bit in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-09-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,140
Posted By ahlem
I'd do it without changing the cover as well. I...

I'd do it without changing the cover as well.
I have used copper spray gasket sealer in similar situations on other motors very successfully, especially when everything is new and you just decided...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-09-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,140
Posted By ahlem
I'd probably Helicoil that one rather than buy a...

I'd probably Helicoil that one rather than buy a Timesert kit for one low torque bolt.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-03-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By ahlem
I'd suggest getting a stethoscope and checking...

I'd suggest getting a stethoscope and checking your idler pulleys. What happens if you have the AC on during start up? Same noise or different?
I'd also use the stethoscope on the accessories and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By ahlem
Through the CCV system into the intake to get...

Through the CCV system into the intake to get burned during combustion.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-22-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,140
Posted By ahlem
I have a couple thousand miles after doing this...

I have a couple thousand miles after doing this project and there is a thread you might find helpful. I found the Harbor Freight engine brace to be extremely helpful.
I dodn't see your compression...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-18-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By ahlem
I suggest checking the two hard coolant pipes...

I suggest checking the two hard coolant pipes behind the oil filter.
When I did the head gasket, these were obviously in need of replacement and the cause of a slow coolant seeping situation. You...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-18-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By ahlem
Youtube is your friend.

Youtube is your friend.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-06-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By ahlem
OEM Exhaust Cam position sensor or aftermarket?

Hello Everyone,
What is the recommendation on OEM vs Aftermarket sensors?
M54 3.0 2001.
I replaced one before my headgasket project due to a low idle CEL setting off the code.
I have the original...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-27-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By ahlem
I had the same code on my 2001 3.0 after I...

I had the same code on my 2001 3.0 after I changed the headgasket.
I went to the self serve junk yard and came home with 3 purge valves all for $20. It's not hard to take these out. I made a power...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-27-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By ahlem
How about a line of rare earth magnets Gooped...

How about a line of rare earth magnets Gooped inside the end of a piece of vinyl hose all from Home Depot? Practice on something before you launch into recover mode.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By ahlem
I’m sticking to the hydraulic one. If you were...

I’m sticking to the hydraulic one. If you were local, I’d loan it to you.
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