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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-11-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By crystalworks
Not yet. Had one last hurdle to cross before...

Not yet. Had one last hurdle to cross before listing it. Brake booster failed, during a state inspection... because of course, that's my luck. :rofl: Drove it all day yesterday after picking it up...
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 08-10-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,325
Posted By crystalworks
Funny you mention that. I have also noticed the...

Funny you mention that. I have also noticed the same on ours. We are right at 100k miles and I was going to add motor mounts to my list of "to dos" along with some other 100k maintenance. The NVH...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-06-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,472
Posted By crystalworks
:thumbup: So sick. I love the center exhaust out...

:thumbup: So sick. I love the center exhaust out of the tow opening in the bumper too.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-06-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 153,576
Posted By crystalworks
Crossed 130k while on the phone w/ Happy last...

Crossed 130k while on the phone w/ Happy last week. She has some oil leaks, and could use a rear suspension refresh, but she's a trooper.

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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14
Posted By crystalworks
Thanks for the tips. Will certainly look into...

Thanks for the tips. Will certainly look into them. Going to try to avoid filters as I went through the trouble going full active and DSP so want to leave the signal as untouched as possible.

I am...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-05-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 30
Posted By crystalworks
Yeah, they sealed the booster, filled with...

Yeah, they sealed the booster, filled with pressurized smoke and it was leaking a minor amount inside the cabin. So I guess the diaphragm/membrane is punctured or not sealed perfectly inside. Whether...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14
Posted By crystalworks
Good to hear. I'll touch base when I can dig into...

Good to hear. I'll touch base when I can dig into it. Yeah that 30+ year old article is amazing. I copied it and added it to my library at some point.

I was going to say, if you have noise with...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-05-2022, 12:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 30
Posted By crystalworks
Well... F me. I have the worst luck ever. ...

Well... F me. I have the worst luck ever.

Went with an "expensive" OES booster instead of a Rockauto or Oreilly booster. And it has a small vacuum leak. Took it to the shop I used to work at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14
Posted By crystalworks
I am also chasing an engine whine on my new...

I am also chasing an engine whine on my new install. Going to look at all my grounds and do some testing.

You can use different noise isolators and line conditioners that are designed for getting...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-02-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9
Posted By crystalworks
^I don't have my 35d on hand. But that sounds...

^I don't have my 35d on hand. But that sounds right.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-02-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 31
Posted By crystalworks
One of the easiest suspension repairs there is....

One of the easiest suspension repairs there is. As long as you have a wrench big enough to get around the inner tie rod, it's easy. I usually use a big plumbers wrench. Never had the ball joint on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-01-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,455
Posted By crystalworks
What you are looking for will be called an...

What you are looking for will be called an "Integration level" or i-level for the transmission (EGS). Not sure how to find it in INPA, I always use ISTA-d or ISTA-p for module integration changes. I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-01-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By crystalworks
Free for Pickup - Headlight Lenses and Engine Bay Trims/Partitions

Everything is local pickup and first come first served. Just want to give someone who might need these an opportunity to have them before tossing them. Don't ask about shipping unless you want to pay...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-01-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 31
Posted By crystalworks
Yeah, stay out of there if you want to keep your...

Yeah, stay out of there if you want to keep your positive outlook on people and their ability to communicate/reason with each other. I post much less frequently in there and have been much better off...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-29-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15,311
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By crystalworks
Nice work! Looks great. :thumbup:

Nice work! Looks great. :thumbup:
Forum: Politics Forum 07-27-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 37
Posted By crystalworks
I understand what you mean, I am for legal...

I understand what you mean, I am for legal abortions for reasons I have outlined in this thread (and some that I haven't).

I think EOD was saying your case-in-point for your position is not valid....
Forum: Politics Forum 07-26-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,247
Posted By crystalworks
The condescending posts are certainly not limited...

The condescending posts are certainly not limited to the political section of the forum. I just stopped paying attention in most circumstances. There are one or two "know-it-all(s)" on literally...
Forum: Politics Forum 07-26-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By crystalworks
You keep doing you Happy. Your belief will keep...

You keep doing you Happy. Your belief will keep you strong. And everyone is entitled to their beliefs.

Just keep in mind, the below, was happening on both sides of the debate.



Once...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-24-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 25
Posted By crystalworks
Absolutely! :thumbup: Long drive for you...

Absolutely! :thumbup:

Long drive for you Happy, but the more the merrier. Few more and we could classify it as an Xoutpost GtG!
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-24-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 30
Posted By crystalworks
Good question. Wish I knew the definitive answer...

Good question. Wish I knew the definitive answer to it. I have not been able to cobble up any sort of test lines that are 100% vacuum tight. I can definitively say the new booster loses vacuum at a...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-24-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 30
Posted By crystalworks
Excellent idea. There is only a couple of places...

Excellent idea. There is only a couple of places where they used soft hosing, and they are pretty short, but I'll see if I can figure something out.

In the interim I have replaced the vacuum pump...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-24-2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 25
Posted By crystalworks
Good luck! To you and your son. Nice...

Good luck! To you and your son.

Nice looking X5. Becoming a rare site to see them in such good condition out in the wild. I'm sure yours made some enthusiasts smile during the trip.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By crystalworks
I usually buy used OEM regulators on Ebay and...

I usually buy used OEM regulators on Ebay and then modify them so that the carrier/slider will never break and cause the wire to bind up. Haven't had one fail yet.

I used to do the VDO ones, but...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By crystalworks
It works great. Anytime a door panel comes off it...

It works great. Anytime a door panel comes off it gets the treatment as preventative maintenance. I ended up making a short YouTube video on it when I was doing a stereo upgrade.

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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-22-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By crystalworks
:thumbup: Awesome. Nice when things take care of...

:thumbup: Awesome. Nice when things take care of themselves. Curious, was it as simple as what I mentioned in the PM. :D
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