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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-02-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By cn90
Don't know about X5 but probably similar to my...

Don't know about X5 but probably similar to my E39.

I wrote a DIY Short Shifter Kit for my 1998 528i, please see step #7 in link below:

"7. Now examine the NEW plastic cup, you will see two (2)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-01-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By cn90
The BMW Diff is known to last some 300K or more. ...

The BMW Diff is known to last some 300K or more.
My 1998 528i rear diff is still good at 180K.

For front and rear diff, I use Redline 75W90.
Detail in the link below:
...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 07-29-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By cn90
Thanks, Just discovered this. See RED...

Thanks,

Just discovered this.
See RED arrow, this is where you increase the Aux Line Output Volume.

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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,236
Posted By cn90
I don't know about V8, but for M54 engines, the...

I don't know about V8, but for M54 engines, the best bang for the buck is Exide L3 or L5.

I have used both Exide L3 and L5, they are great for the money.
They last about 5-7 yrs.

Home Depot...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-18-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By cn90
- How many miles in your 2006 M54? - Quick...

- How many miles in your 2006 M54?

- Quick question re reset the code (reset DME re injector #6): can an inexpensive tool like Maxi Autel MS300 ($15 item) reset this issue?

Just curious b/c I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By cn90
1+, Read that thread on the infamous siphon...

1+,

Read that thread on the infamous siphon O-ring.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-14-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By cn90
What is the brand name of the 2nd fuel pump?

What is the brand name of the 2nd fuel pump?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-14-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By cn90
- You posted a message to get help but did not...

- You posted a message to get help but did not state mileage.

- If you have > 150K, I'd replace the fuel pump.

Search for Pierburg brand.

PS: Also search forum for the siphon O-ring issue,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-09-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By cn90
I just did an experiment using water, see the...

I just did an experiment using water, see the update in this thread.
Now, you can see that an OFH Gasket leak will allow oil to pool at that infamous bolt...

Massive oil leak on passenger side...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-09-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,241
Posted By cn90
So, I have a little time to prove my theory as in...

So, I have a little time to prove my theory as in the photo posted above.

I am glad I did this experiment, which was done on a 2003 325i M54 engine with 96K miles...

- Cleaned old oil leak as...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-09-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By cn90
1+, - If the CV joint itself is good (even...

1+,

- If the CV joint itself is good (even though the boot was cracked),
Then clean the old grease. Clean the balls.
Minor imperfection with minor scoring of the tracks is not
significant.

-...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 134,524
Posted By cn90
I did this mod and it works great, zero oil...

I did this mod and it works great, zero oil consumption, so no complaints.

Question re decommissioned system...

1. I leave the Oil Trap alone b/c it is not sucking any oil or any air (I blocked...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By cn90
Go to FCPEuro and search for "GKN" brand CV Boots...

Go to FCPEuro and search for "GKN" brand CV Boots for your car.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,241
Posted By cn90
When I have time, I will do the following...

When I have time, I will do the following experiment to mimic OFH Gasket leak...

- Get a small hose and funnel and place the tip of the hose below the OFH, just above the oil pan gasket area (as...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,879
Posted By cn90
Yes, This was exactly the idea behind...

Yes,

This was exactly the idea behind "Removing bracket approach".
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,241
Posted By cn90
Now, looking at the whole thing with fresh idea,...

Now, looking at the whole thing with fresh idea, this whole thing may be just the $7 OFH gasket.

It can leak down from the OFH gasket ---> along the L side of the engine (mimicking oil pan gasket...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,879
Posted By cn90
Just replaced the engine mounts on 2003 325i E46...

Just replaced the engine mounts on 2003 325i E46 2.5L with 100K miles.

I misdiagnosed it, the OFH gasket leak allowed oil to track down the L engine bracket, trickling down onto the L engine...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-05-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By cn90
- My Air Pump is not dead yet but it is loud. ...

- My Air Pump is not dead yet but it is loud.

- I unplugged the relay (in the E-box near windshield area).
- There will be a SAS Code. I put a small piece of black electrical tape to cover the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,053
Posted By cn90
I did the front and rear susp overhaul in my 1998...

I did the front and rear susp overhaul in my 1998 528i and posted the DIYs in bimmerfest E39 forum.
All the tools were listed in the DIYs.

You can always search for it in bimmerfest if you need...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By cn90
- They removed the "wiper arm" so they can charge...

- They removed the "wiper arm" so they can charge you an arm and leg.

- Pun intended lol...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By cn90
Auto repair industry is not regulated very much. ...

Auto repair industry is not regulated very much.

Finding a good and honest mechanic these days is similar to finding a good/honest doctor. It is difficult.

This is why people should learn the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By cn90
- Reseat the linkage arm. - Add one drop of Red...

- Reseat the linkage arm.
- Add one drop of Red Loctite to the threads.
- Tighten it snug, then turn a bit more.

You can do it, this is using basic tool and Loctite, which you can find at any...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,241
Posted By cn90
As I mentioned above, my 2004 X3 M54 with 90K...

As I mentioned above, my 2004 X3 M54 with 90K miles has been leaking a tiny at the same exact bolt. It barely consumes any oil.

Question: How many miles is in your X5 (O.P.) and how much oil (if...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-18-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,241
Posted By cn90
We need the O.P. to post an update... I am...

We need the O.P. to post an update...

I am curious exactly what he found to be the root cause...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-17-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By cn90
Find a sunny day and dry out your carpet and...

Find a sunny day and dry out your carpet and underlining foam etc!

I wrote a detail DIY below...


DIY E53: Sunroof Tube Kink Fix
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