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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-08-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,569
Posted By andrewwynn
1.35 million. That guy drives a LOT! ...

1.35 million. That guy drives a LOT!


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By andrewwynn
Yeah I drive about 5 days a year in temps like...

Yeah I drive about 5 days a year in temps like that. When 85-90 can definitely start to feel the soft compound flexing I only recommend for relatively low mileage drivers in upper latitude.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-01-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By andrewwynn
I gave up on all season and run winter all year. ...

I gave up on all season and run winter all year.

Started due to necessity since my car came with winters.

After the third time they saved my bacon from an accident when it wasn't winter I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-29-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18
Posted By andrewwynn
Reminds me of the trick to loosen the Jesus bolt...

Reminds me of the trick to loosen the Jesus bolt by propping up the breaker bar against the frame and engaging the starter!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-29-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 58
Posted By andrewwynn
The sensors are digital. "continuity" eg Ω likely...

The sensors are digital. "continuity" eg Ω likely to give very odd results and different depending on which polarity you measure.

Most of the sensors I've worked on measure mA not volts making it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-29-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By andrewwynn
My scanner will command the pump on. Without...

My scanner will command the pump on. Without that, the DIY solution is to jumper the relay or just apply 12v directly to the pump.

You should have ≈60 psi at the pump so the FPR has enough...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By andrewwynn
Starting out, looking for a used X5 - advice?

I do my own maintenance. At 150 I will prob do an intake clean soon as the intake valves don't get sprayed with gas so: carbon.

I'll likey work in intake/oil housing/vcg into fall catch up.
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-27-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By andrewwynn
Starting out, looking for a used X5 - advice?

The 3.0 is a dog vs. 3.5. I have 2012 3.5 bought with 144 has 155 (k miles). Runs like a top but it's starting to weep oil from the oil filter housing so I'll be doing that repair in about a month. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-27-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15,311
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By andrewwynn
Yes that's amazing. I've only replaced the whole...

Yes that's amazing. I've only replaced the whole radiator.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-27-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15,311
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By andrewwynn
I had to cut my middle seat belt the last time I...

I had to cut my middle seat belt the last time I did fuel pump work on e53.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-27-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 735
Posted By andrewwynn
There aux fan only runs as needed. The AC won't...

There aux fan only runs as needed. The AC won't run at all if the fan fails the startup test. A bidirectional scanner will run the fan at various speeds to test proper operation.

Usually aux fan...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12
Posted By andrewwynn
That looks like exactly where the brake lines are...

That looks like exactly where the brake lines are damaged at the factory just before installing.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By andrewwynn
P0340 - Cam Position Sensor fault

It's a miracle when you get an actual error from bad cps. Usually it's just random cylinder error.

You want OEM quality but you can possibly get a cheap local copy to hold you over. Which engine?...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-18-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 25
Posted By andrewwynn
If the fan runs when ac pressure switch pulled...

If the fan runs when ac pressure switch pulled it's not going to be a line problem. The signal is milliamps if not microamps.

That said, back probe with a meter that reads PWM% (or scope of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By andrewwynn
Sounds like the issue is with the pressure sensor...

Sounds like the issue is with the pressure sensor not the switch. Do your brake lights blink?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-13-2022, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By andrewwynn
That document shows the answer. There are exact...

That document shows the answer. There are exact spec for when it needs to be replaced.

Also: bmw specs to replace any wheel bearing of any wheel hit in an accident. Wheel bearings can last a...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-13-2022, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By andrewwynn
I'm not sure you can flash the DME to the newer...

I'm not sure you can flash the DME to the newer model. Often a complete engine will come with the matching DME/key/ews

How sure are you about rod knock; had a buddy that thought his m62 had...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-13-2022, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By andrewwynn
If there's not much toe in the before, you likely...

If there's not much toe in the before, you likely have a worn ball joint usually on the rear control arm or the actual bottom ball joint. (when mine went bad my tires chewed right to the redneck wear...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-13-2022, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By andrewwynn
Error codes? Sent from my iPhone using...

Error codes?


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-13-2022, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By andrewwynn
If sags when off but lifts when on it's almost...

If sags when off but lifts when on it's almost surely the air spring.

Lift the car so the spring is stretched out and spray with soapy water. If no foam it's likely a leak on the line.

If the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2022, 01:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,211
Posted By andrewwynn
When my dad's Buick key cylinder died he couldn't...

When my dad's Buick key cylinder died he couldn't get the key in at all. I took apart the steering column and removed the cylinder, pulled out all the bent and broken wafers and reassembled the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2022, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15,311
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By andrewwynn
Sounds like you have a failing variable AC. Very...

Sounds like you have a failing variable AC. Very common issue.

I've read there is a way to lock the thing into one position so it keeps working just less efficient. It could get you another...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 15,311
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By andrewwynn
If cracks visible they are shot. Usually...

If cracks visible they are shot.

Usually you can see that the bushing is no longer centered in the frame and when. You have the weight off the suspension you can move around with a crowbar.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,256
Posted By andrewwynn
If the clip didn't grab you'll be able to pull...

If the clip didn't grab you'll be able to pull the shaft back out by hand. So if you tugged firmly and that didn't happen you're good to go.

About once a year a thread hits xo where an axle pops...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-13-2022, 01:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,444
Posted By andrewwynn
I actually highly doubt you are killing your...

I actually highly doubt you are killing your overall mpg as much as you think but also you may be missing out on one of the best features of the e70; air circulation with the car off! I will often...
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