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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-28-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,115
Posted By bastereo
Your friend is wrong, there is no way that is a...

Your friend is wrong, there is no way that is a cat failing.
Your car has 2 cats, one for cylinder 1, 2, and 3 and a second cat for cylinder 4, 5, and 6.
See you your cylinder 2, 3, and 4 are in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-22-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By bastereo
I replaced my driver's side HPS, was a bit of a...

I replaced my driver's side HPS, was a bit of a pain to reach the front end. Its down inside the dash, near the A-pillar or door jamb area.
And the head liner is an annoying job.
Don't...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-20-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,535
Posted By bastereo
All I am saying is that is if valve stem seals...

All I am saying is that is if valve stem seals aren't on the repair order, its not likely they were replaced.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 34,354
Posted By bastereo
Dealers don't typically make but 20-30%...

Dealers don't typically make but 20-30% engines/transmissions (I can't speak for BMW) and the labor time to replace the long block on that truck is 29.4 hours
And he said early on it was not...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,535
Posted By bastereo
The parts department at most dealerships is very...

The parts department at most dealerships is very tight with inventory. If the part leaves in the hand of a technician, it goes on a repair order and someone pays.
But, I hope you fixed it, time will...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,007
Posted By bastereo
"Both rear bushings" doesn't work for me. There...

"Both rear bushings" doesn't work for me.
There are like 10 bushings in the rear suspension plus the subframe and rear differential mount bushings

Figure out which bushings and then you could get...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-16-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 34,354
Posted By bastereo
In a shop setting, it is not standard practice to...

In a shop setting, it is not standard practice to check the oil between filling it and starting the vehicle. Unless you are unsure how much oil the vehicle takes.
Working at a dealer you know...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-02-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,997
Posted By bastereo
If the blower is acting up, yes the FSR is a...

If the blower is acting up, yes the FSR is a super common problem and worth replacing. Even if its not the cause of the dead battery (very likely in my mind that is it) your fan will at least...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-01-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,282
Posted By bastereo
Totally off topic, but what transmission was he...

Totally off topic, but what transmission was he able to use?
Nevermind, I read that the first time and missed 'friend', thought it was just your son.


And not just a question of time/cost but...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,997
Posted By bastereo
Does the blower (for the heater/AC) act funny?...

Does the blower (for the heater/AC) act funny? Kinda gusty or changing speeds on its own?
My guess is the final stage unit is failing and causing an intermittent draw over night.
Or someone is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By bastereo
Good point. But, if you brought the car in hot,...

Good point. But, if you brought the car in hot, and there was not time for the engine to cool, they couldn't open it to check the coolant.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-21-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By bastereo
Not sure you could blame the indy, maybe it was...

Not sure you could blame the indy, maybe it was already filled with crap, and they just topped off with water?

And the thermostat failed either way, none of this coolant bleed nonsense would cause...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-20-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By bastereo
Rust, brown brake fluid is rust.

Rust, brown brake fluid is rust.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-12-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By bastereo
There is no drain on the torque converter. ...

There is no drain on the torque converter.

You can access the front differential by removing the front plate.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-31-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,699
Posted By bastereo
When the you can't clear the light it usually...

When the you can't clear the light it usually means that the light actually resets the same codes and the same problem right away.

Internal error, kinda says it all for me.

If it was the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-11-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By bastereo
.25mm is a lot of warpage for a brake rotor, I...

.25mm is a lot of warpage for a brake rotor, I think the maximum allowed specification is .1mm
So, yes that would cause shaking when you brake, but also check the thrust arm bushings.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-10-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By bastereo
I'm not looking up those codes, what are they? ...

I'm not looking up those codes, what are they?
I know P0300, but others might not.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-07-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,375
Posted By bastereo
And the threads can be repaired to be stronger...

And the threads can be repaired to be stronger than the factory holes

And you are not (easily) going to find a used motor with much lower miles than your currently at.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-07-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,375
Posted By bastereo
I just did my head gasket, none of the holes...

I just did my head gasket, none of the holes stripped out.
Bit, it is common, and not the technicians fault. These are prone to stripping out the treads for the head bolts.

If you get a used...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-01-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,394
Posted By bastereo
Good idea, so much work for a few degrees. ...

Good idea, so much work for a few degrees.
Congrats on the project.

But, how long have you driven since the mod?
I know there is a code for the coolant not reaching proper operating temperature...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By bastereo
Sounds like your missing the retaining clips that...

Sounds like your missing the retaining clips that hold it to the radiator

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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-24-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By bastereo
13mm on mine. one is behind the washer and the...

13mm on mine.
one is behind the washer and the other near the + jumpstart connection

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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-24-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,073
Posted By bastereo
Those both say the same thing. The evaporative...

Those both say the same thing. The evaporative and secondary air injection system monitors have not ran.

Secondary air only comes on when starting the vehicle cold.
Evap monitor on some vehicles...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-21-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,109
Posted By bastereo
Nope, not in the gasket or sealing surfaces of...

Nope, not in the gasket or sealing surfaces of the head or block.
But the tops of 2 pistons were steam cleaned and and looked brand new. The other 4 had some carbon/sludge build up

Sent from my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-20-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,109
Posted By bastereo
Well, hope that's not your problem.

Well, hope that's not your problem.
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