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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-10-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Maruzo
No, not this one. It's the pipe for the...

No, not this one. It's the pipe for the pollution control, I think. There's an o-ring on either side of the pipe.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-07-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Maruzo
I broke my blue plug when I was trying to drain...

I broke my blue plug when I was trying to drain the coolant for an alternator job. The plug shattered into half when I tried to remove it with a philips flat head screw driver.

Since I still had...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-07-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Maruzo
After removing the dirt cover beneath the engine,...

After removing the dirt cover beneath the engine, we traced the leak back to 2 spots on the water pump gasket.

The leak is slow and gradual, I suppose that might be why I don't see them right away...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-07-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Maruzo
The transmission cooler seems ok, no visible...

The transmission cooler seems ok, no visible coolant around the 2 hoses. One of them is gunked up a bit by the engine oil leaks possibly from valve cover gasket.

Also checked the weep hole by...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-07-2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Maruzo
That's interesting. I was thinking maybe I...

That's interesting. I was thinking maybe I should check on the weep hole on the timing cover tomorrow morning when the sun is up to see if there's any evidence of leaks.

But you've given me...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-07-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Maruzo
Sporadic Coolant Leak on 2003 4.6is

So this leak just happened recently. It's strange because the coolant seems to leak only after i've parked the car for awhile. Judging from the location of the coolant on the garage floor it seems...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-25-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Maruzo
Wheeler dealer just did an episode on an E55 AMG...

Wheeler dealer just did an episode on an E55 AMG refresh. In it they sent out the driver seat to a seat refurb place to repair the side bolster. You can check out how they repair the bolster.

They...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-03-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11,843
Views: 1,515,604
Posted By Maruzo
Very Sharp! Does it work with 03 4.6is with the...

Very Sharp! Does it work with 03 4.6is with the oem hid?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-29-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11,843
Views: 1,515,604
Posted By Maruzo
Can you post a picture of your sub install?

Can you post a picture of your sub install?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-29-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11,843
Views: 1,515,604
Posted By Maruzo
How much do you average before without the towing?

How much do you average before without the towing?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-27-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Maruzo
How much did u spend?

How much did u spend?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-27-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Maruzo
4.6is Engine Out Service

Just wondering if anyone's taken out their M62 engine to do work on it.

I've been thinking about how much work and how hard it would be to do an engine out service.

Mine is running fine, but at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-27-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,126
Posted By Maruzo
How's your project so far? Do you have to take...

How's your project so far? Do you have to take out the old engine?

I've been thinking about how much work and how hard it would be to do an engine out service.

Mine is running fine, but at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-19-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11,843
Views: 1,515,604
Posted By Maruzo
You mean 4.8 '06. 4.6is only available in 02 and...

You mean 4.8 '06. 4.6is only available in 02 and 03.

Btw, has anyone ever heard of putting the 06 v8 transmission into an 03 engine?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-18-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11,843
Views: 1,515,604
Posted By Maruzo
Replaced the front ball joints, tension struts,...

Replaced the front ball joints, tension struts, lower control arms, and sway bar links on my 03 4.6is. Car pulls to the left after the work. Went to firestone shop and did 4 wheel alignment. Now...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-15-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,597
Posted By Maruzo
Sorry to bump up an old thread, but does anyone...

Sorry to bump up an old thread, but does anyone have a list of the compatible bluetooth modules that will work on E53 X5 with the oem nav unit?

I'm currently using my old 8421694538701 unit...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 26,760
Posted By Maruzo
Does it make sense to buy just the bushing if I...

Does it make sense to buy just the bushing if I want to refresh the tension strut?

I have an 03 4.6is and when I replaced the ball joints last month I found the bushings on the strut were easily...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,709
Posted By Maruzo
Thanks a lot Crystalworks! I've been researching...

Thanks a lot Crystalworks! I've been researching the diy videos and think maybe I should also swap out the sway bar links.

I see on your service history thread that you've done both sway bar...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,709
Posted By Maruzo
Sorry for the late reply but I finally replaced...

Sorry for the late reply but I finally replaced the ball joints this week.

Here are the results:

1. the steering shudder that accompanies parking lot 3 point maneuvers has virtually...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Maruzo
Thank you Bcredliner! Nice thread on all...

Thank you Bcredliner! Nice thread on all transmission related issues!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Maruzo
Hi Andrew, my x5 is an 03 model. The...

Hi Andrew,

my x5 is an 03 model. The transmission is a 5 speed instead of the 6 speed from the 04 model. Do you know if the 03 transmission uses the solenoids as well?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Maruzo
Hi Andrew, thanks for your quick and insightful...

Hi Andrew, thanks for your quick and insightful reply. Do you have the part number to the solinoid?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Maruzo
Intermittent harsh 2-1 downshift. If left in sport mode the shift isn't present.

Topic is copied and pasted from a private seller of a 03 4.6is X5. I've had the same issue since earlier this year.

If I leave it in sports mode, the shift would be normal.

The harsh downshift...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-19-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By Maruzo
All 4.6is come with logic7 sound systems.

All 4.6is come with logic7 sound systems.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-17-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By Maruzo
There's also the oem amplifier that could go bad....

There's also the oem amplifier that could go bad. The logic 7 amps do go bad and those are hard to troubleshoot.
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