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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-11-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By kvc
Be sure to replace the o-rings in the hoses you...

Be sure to replace the o-rings in the hoses you take off the water pump, as the old ones may leak having been 'flattened' over time. Bottom bolt on water pump is a bitch to remove, without taking...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12,723
Views: 1,663,503
Posted By kvc
Replaced water pump, thermostat, new o-rings for...

Replaced water pump, thermostat, new o-rings for hoses, new belts, new idler and tensioner pulleys, de-grease engine bay and took for a quick test spin. Touch wood, all seems to be fine - no more...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-24-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By kvc
An update on the pulleys replacement job... So...

An update on the pulleys replacement job...
So everything arrived two days ago from BMA in the US. Sadly, they sent two of the same tensioner pulleys (both for the a/c). Anyhow, after much swearing...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-10-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By kvc
Wish this reply had come prior to ordering and...

Wish this reply had come prior to ordering and paying for the pulleys from BMA. That said, at least I know the parts I've ordered (belts too) are all OEM and guaranteed to fit. Prices from BMA were...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-10-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By kvc
Many thanks for the advice and tips. I'll attack...

Many thanks for the advice and tips. I'll attack the job from below and take my time. I'll try to document the process for the benefit of other members, as this is something that most owners will...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-09-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By kvc
Thanks for all the replies and advice re removing...

Thanks for all the replies and advice re removing only the plastic sump pan. Once the parts arrive from the US, I'll attack this job and hope there are no surprises along the way. There's a video...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-08-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By kvc
Thanks for the advice StephenVA - given the...

Thanks for the advice StephenVA - given the extremely tight working area, I figured the only way to attack the job was from underneath....

I've ordered all 3 OEM pulleys along with new belts from...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-07-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By kvc
Do I need to remove the thermo-fan and/or drop...

Do I need to remove the thermo-fan and/or drop the belly-pan to access the pulleys - looks very tight in there...
Can anyone give me a bit of guidance, as I don't have a local 'indy' to help, so...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By kvc
Very good advice. I'll definitely invest in one...

Very good advice. I'll definitely invest in one this week to see if I can isolate which pulley is the culprit.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By kvc
Pulleys replacement (accessories, a/c and idler)

Hi all,
Recently, upon cold start, I noticed a slight squeaking noise in the engine bay. It settled down after about 1 minute, but the next time I used the vehicle (several days later) it seemed to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,186
Posted By kvc
I also had to purchase a cargo cover for mine, as...

I also had to purchase a cargo cover for mine, as previous owners had 'discarded' it. Ended up with one from a wreckers based in Adelaide, that posted parts from an E53 on eBay. $100 including...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-02-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,868
Posted By kvc
This is something I have been considering too....

This is something I have been considering too. While I love my E53, I believe the head unit is the one feature that is lacking. Mine is the full screen version and I've updated the mapping disc,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By kvc
Thanks for putting the 'kybosh' on me :dunno:.......

Thanks for putting the 'kybosh' on me :dunno:.... Seriously though, I don't usually mention tyres, overheating or other 'issues' to avoid tempting 'Murphy's Law'. I simply wanted to say that my car...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By kvc
Yes - the same models as you guys in NZ. I have...

Yes - the same models as you guys in NZ. I have noticed a 20-30% increase in illumination on low beams, as a result of replacing the OEM's with nightbreakers. Possibly because the OEM's were quite...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By kvc
All good, touch wood...

I thought it would be pleasant to post a positive thread, not complaining about an issue or asking for assistance for a change.
I'm very happy to report that my E53 is performing extremely well,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,618
Posted By kvc
Year 2 owning mine (N62 - 4.4) and after the...

Year 2 owning mine (N62 - 4.4) and after the initial thrill of ownership wore off, and my frenzy to purchase all sorts of thing for it, my wallet has revived.
As far as maintenance is concerned and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,034
Posted By kvc
Swapped out the D2S HID bulbs this morning. An...

Swapped out the D2S HID bulbs this morning. An 'Australia Day' task that I've been kinda dreading for a while. Wasn't as bad a job as I thought it would be.
The OEM bulb is a strange beast.......
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-11-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By kvc
All good mate - followed the instructions and she...

All good mate - followed the instructions and she works perfectly now. It's amazing what you can achieve when you have the correct instructions! Thanks once again.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By kvc
Many thanks once again Qsilver7 - you are a...

Many thanks once again Qsilver7 - you are a wealth of information!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-04-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By kvc
Thanks for the tip. Will try it sometime today...

Thanks for the tip. Will try it sometime today (hold the centre button down) for a while (2 minutes?) to see what happens.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-04-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,245
Posted By kvc
Cheers guys. I've noticed a small pool of coolant...

Cheers guys. I've noticed a small pool of coolant in the driveway, directly underneath where the expansion tank is located, so assume this is the problem item. On each occasion I've used the vehicle...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By kvc
Panoramic sunroof initialisation / re-set process

I've read that you can 're-set' the pano sunroof by holding down the centre button for 30 seconds or so.
I tried this, in an attempt to clear a constant error code that I have had since owning the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,245
Posted By kvc
Thanks both for the suggestions and tips. Didn't...

Thanks both for the suggestions and tips. Didn't want to sound like a total moron, asking about what should be a relatively simple task, but wasn't sure if there were any hidden (read BMW) issues......
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,245
Posted By kvc
DIY for replacing expansion tank N62

Hi all,
I think I've identified the source of my coolant leak and have ordered a replacement expansion tank. I've used the search facility, but cannot locate a step by step procedure for this task....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12,723
Views: 1,663,503
Posted By kvc
Looks fantastic!:thumbup: Please tell me - did...

Looks fantastic!:thumbup: Please tell me - did you have to remove the bumper? I have the same problem, and also have a factory nudge-bar, along with the headlight washers... been avoiding this job...
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