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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-16-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By Clutch
Thank you very much, I appreciate it. Since it...

Thank you very much, I appreciate it. Since it seems to be working just fine, I will carefully button it all back up and continue on my way with the horn broken wire repair.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-16-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By Clutch
Thanks for the helpful responses guys. I wasn't...

Thanks for the helpful responses guys. I wasn't sure how to begin a search but you steered me in the right direction. I dug around for threads and found a few, usually regarding leaks. The cabin...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-16-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By Clutch
Found something ELSE while fixing horn, (PART 2)

Found something ELSE while fixing horn, (PART 2)

While accessing my horns to fix a broken horn wire, I found this sensor in an air (cooling?) duct that leads from the lower front grill on the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-16-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By Clutch
Found something while fixing horn, PART 1

Found something while fixing horn, PART 1

While accessing my horns to fix a broken horn wire, I came across another broken wire leading to this sensor (one pic attached) which appears to be...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Clutch
Thanks for the feedback on your experience and...

Thanks for the feedback on your experience and these questions. I am considering doing what you did since this thread has not generated the ideas I thought might be out there.

May I ask...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-22-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Clutch
Surgery for air suspension?

Is there a way to cut the air hose lines, add a fitting, open it, and just pump up the air bags with my shop compressor, then close the fittings? I don’t care about the “SLS Inactive” message or the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-01-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,735
Posted By Clutch
Interim update – well, after getting the software...

Interim update – well, after getting the software and cables from Romania, I spent several HOURS trying to configure my laptop to run this virtual machine software, reassign COM ports, update IP...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,710
Posted By Clutch
Thanks for sharing your experience. So a "bad...

Thanks for sharing your experience. So a "bad tank" really means that something is bad with the float system. I wonder if some of these aftermarket tanks are made without the magnet in the float? ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,735
Posted By Clutch
More thanks again Ricky Bobby; I appreciate the...

More thanks again Ricky Bobby; I appreciate the advice and encouragement. Yep, I’ll keep going a little further. I had eyed those rebuild kits before and I bookmarked “bagpipingandy”’s website. I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,735
Posted By Clutch
Thanks to all for the replies. Once again this...

Thanks to all for the replies. Once again this forum and the folks on it are invaluable. First, great explanation on the secondary air pump, thank you so much, an immense help. Second, yes, I went...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,710
Posted By Clutch
Thanks for the continuing interest and replies. ...

Thanks for the continuing interest and replies. Bulk – can you please elaborate on what you mean by a “swapsie”?? As I mentioned, I replaced the tank and sensor with new, correct parts. How can...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,735
Posted By Clutch
Thanks very much Ricky Bobby. When you say “the...

Thanks very much Ricky Bobby. When you say “the actual fuse for the air suspension” what do you mean? What component is that fuse protecting if not the compressor? Does it protect the computer?
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,710
Posted By Clutch
Update – here’s the troubleshooting steps I did: ...

Update – here’s the troubleshooting steps I did:

1. Pulled the sensor out of the well but still attached to the harness: message remained.

2. Condition #1 above, then put a magnet on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,735
Posted By Clutch
OK, so I took the panel even further apart and...

OK, so I took the panel even further apart and did a very thorough examination. As you can see in the new photo, there are no wires going to slots 79 or 87 whatsoever. No missing sockets, no...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-02-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,735
Posted By Clutch
Air suspension and/or Fuses 101?

OK, please pardon my ignorance or help me solve a mystery! While troubleshooting both air suspension and PDC problems, I came across this thread:

...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Clutch
Thanks very much guys, I appreciate it. It...

Thanks very much guys, I appreciate it. It should have dawned on me to check a parts supplier site. With the swap option out, I think I will try the rebuild kit that others have had success with....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-09-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Clutch
Same air compressor '05 4.4 and '06 4.8is?

Hi all - my question is: are the air suspension compressors in a 2005 4.4 (rear only air springs) and my 2006 4.8is (all four corners air springs) the same? A quick visual inspection seems like they...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Clutch
Thanks to all of you for the great information...

Thanks to all of you for the great information and feedback, I appreciate it. As mentioned, expansion tank and sensor have been replaced, system full and bled properly. Message continues. I will...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Clutch
Can new transmission affect coolant messages?

Hello again comrades – I still have a “check coolant level” message which I discussed in my previous thread here:

...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,710
Posted By Clutch
Thanks for the great detail on the system...

Thanks for the great detail on the system operation. Yes, the float bobs up correctly when the cap is opened. Since the float comes assembled with the expansion tank, I assume it was built properly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,710
Posted By Clutch
Yes, the sensor I was referring to - that I...

Yes, the sensor I was referring to - that I replaced - is the level sensor in the expansion tank (#3 in diagram). I assumed that was the one creating the message about the "level" of coolant. Is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,710
Posted By Clutch
Permanent Check Coolant Level message?

Hi guys – I have the Check Coolant Level (CCL) message and I can’t get rid of it. Background – replaced seam-split expansion tank and sensor. Topped off system with correct coolant. Bled system. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-21-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,753
Posted By Clutch
Wow, poor rear wheel alignment with a heavy load...

Wow, poor rear wheel alignment with a heavy load causing slipped shifts and creating codes in the transmission. Good to know no matter how crazy it seems. Unfortunately I get this with just me and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-20-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,753
Posted By Clutch
This thread has been untouched for awhile -...

This thread has been untouched for awhile - unfortunately I am having the exact same problem at 59K miles on my 2006 4.8is. Dealer says replace the whole thing; will not rebuild. My indie says the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-12-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,640
Posted By Clutch
I think he was using the term as all the body...

I think he was using the term as all the body parts forward of the front of the forward edges of the hood and fenders. None of that would be repainted on the passenger side.
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