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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Effduration
Thanks for clarifying...Maybe OP IS getting...

Thanks for clarifying...Maybe OP IS getting climate comfort glass after all with this FUYAO Sunless windshield he is getting...

OP - please let us know how it works out.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17
Posted By Effduration
Yes I listed, the OEM part #’s for reference and...

Yes I listed, the OEM part #’s for reference and cross-reference purposes.

The climate comfort glass is (or was) available as a non Genuine part from
Safelite and other manufacturers and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-30-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17
Posted By Effduration
I would have thought the climate comfort...

I would have thought the climate comfort windshield would be a little darker...It looks pretty light.. I would confirm part numbers...on the glass...not particularly easy to do, I plugged in the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 49
Posted By Effduration
This is what I am talking about...They don't look...

This is what I am talking about...They don't look spring-loaded, but they are. The spring is installed internally.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-hatch-stopper-rear-right-e53-51247171558
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17
Posted By Effduration
Do they have heat..from the sun... in Finland...

Do they have heat..from the sun... in Finland ??:D

Looks like its 72F in Helsinki today....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By Effduration
Assuming OP has a scope

Assuming OP has a scope
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By Effduration
You need to rule out, or in, the idea that your...

You need to rule out, or in, the idea that your head gasket is leaking coolant into a cylinder.

Here is how you do it...

1. Run the car to full operating temp one afternoon or early...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17
Posted By Effduration
Give the "Climate Comfort" windshield glass for...

Give the "Climate Comfort" windshield glass for E53 a look..Safelite and just about any provider can get it...It reduces the greenhouse heat effect dramatically I am told...If/when I get a new...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 49
Posted By Effduration
That is a thorough list… For this one:...

That is a thorough list…

For this one: “…Mind-altering squeaks from rear hatch bump stops..”

Have you tried the upgraded OEM, spring-loaded bump stops ?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Effduration
Yes I think it IS possible to do it from above...

Yes I think it IS possible to do it from above w/out removing the intake.
-remove the cowl and and be prepared to remove the other things like elec harness box, throttle body, itake hoses, maybe...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By Effduration
Yes on q-tip..I securely taped half a q-tip to a...

Yes on q-tip..I securely taped half a q-tip to a 1-foot piece of flex hose. But since you have a borescope, I would scope first then swab remembering that pistons are tilted toward exhaust.

As...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-25-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By Effduration
Do Not do a head gasket unless you are sure it is...

Do Not do a head gasket unless you are sure it is your problem..Head gaskets don't usually fail just because of mileage.

BUT, this shouldn't scare you in the least... The E53 is a great car to do...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-25-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By Effduration
Can I suggest again that you swab the cylinders...

Can I suggest again that you swab the cylinders one morning after running the day before?

Your description of pressure in the cooling hoses lasting sometimes days after running it is exactly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By Effduration
Can you access the negative terminal where it...

Can you access the negative terminal where it grounds on the rear left of the trunk well - when looking at it from tailgate ?

If you don’t need to replace the battery, you can disconnect it by...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-20-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By Effduration
I would check bleed screws and brake hoses at...

I would check bleed screws and brake hoses at each caliper because you just did it.

But the most common brake fluid leak is under the car, below the driver's seat behind the plastic cladding.....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-20-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By Effduration
Remember to take the OEM wiring harness and...

Remember to take the OEM wiring harness and module ( module is mounted near the
battery)

Remember you need the long bumper steel insert as well as the steel brackets that replace the stock...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-20-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 49
Posted By Effduration
I owned an ‘05 and an ‘06.. still own the former....

I owned an ‘05 and an ‘06.. still own the former. The ‘06 had the sports package, but no airbag suspension. The ‘05 (no sports pkg) also does not have air suspension.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-20-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 49
Posted By Effduration
60-80k in 2-3 years? That’s quite a daily. ...

60-80k in 2-3 years? That’s quite a daily.

I don’t think the E53 is particularly pleasant on the highway.. it will likely have a fair amount of wind/road noise and if it has a sunroof (most do)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-18-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Effduration
The E39 process is likely very similar. ...

The E39 process is likely very similar.
https://youtu.be/ZUjNCsU138Y

I had a great local upholstery guy who would do this kind of stuff very reasonably. And he wouldn't bother with OEM foam, he...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-16-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By Effduration
Thanks for following up...

Thanks for following up...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-14-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18
Posted By Effduration
OEM Hitch? and maybe an OEM trailer...

OEM Hitch? and maybe an OEM trailer harness?..Somebody go grab it!!!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By Effduration
Yes that is good video..I think access is even...

Yes that is good video..I think access is even better in the E53 for the hoses that go into cooler. No need to remove headlights.
attack the fittings attached to PS pump from below and the fittings...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-10-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By Effduration
I have recently done all the hoses on my '05.....

I have recently done all the hoses on my '05.. Pretty straightforward. I don't know which e46 video you are looking at but likely the same.

- take care with the quick release hoses at the PS...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-31-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 25
Posted By Effduration
My bet is on a vacuum leak...far more common than...

My bet is on a vacuum leak...far more common than a bad MAF, though MAF's do go bad.
Look for cracks in intake boots....If none, consider getting a smoke test done...And don't do it yourself with a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-30-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By Effduration
It is a little fiddly, but IIRC, you have to...

It is a little fiddly, but IIRC, you have to remove that top plastic piece that runs along the top of the carpeted trim. Several of the screws are torx-headed so you need a decent torx driver

I...
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