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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By absolutezero273c
I have not done mine yet. Been too busy working...

I have not done mine yet. Been too busy working on everyone else's cars in the family. Although I am about to pull it in to replace the control arms, ball joints, etc., this weekend, as those parts...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By absolutezero273c
My fear with finding installing a used sunroof is...

My fear with finding installing a used sunroof is I would be afraid it would fail shortly after I installed.


Do the parts in the rebuild kits not fix the parts that are weak/fail on these?...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-22-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By absolutezero273c
I personally severely dislike the wet traction of...

I personally severely dislike the wet traction of the DWS. My daugther's car had them and my 4.8 came with them. They were horrible. Rubber is too hard to have any grip. I ended up going with...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-19-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By absolutezero273c
I don't think the vinyl plank has the longevity...

I don't think the vinyl plank has the longevity I'm looking for. I want the floor to last until I die, move or WANT to remodel again, LOL.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-19-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By absolutezero273c
Sorry to turn this into a flooring thread but is...

Sorry to turn this into a flooring thread but is there really a long lasting, durable laminate wood floor, that will not be destroyed by water? I'm not talking about gallons of standing water. I'm...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-19-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By absolutezero273c
The floor is supposed to be a floating floor. I...

The floor is supposed to be a floating floor. I know it is a thin laminate. Thin meaning between 5/16 and 3/8. All the floating floors I've installed either had a locking design that didn't need glue...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-19-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By absolutezero273c
Agreed. I'm loathing my current kitchen floor....

Agreed.
I'm loathing my current kitchen floor. PO did not know how to install T&G flooring and didn't glue an inch of it together. So not only does the floor float but each piece shifts as you walk...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-18-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By absolutezero273c
I haven't had any issues with Realoem, but I can...

I haven't had any issues with Realoem, but I can say that some things are not always clear for certain parts diagrams or with numerous part numbers/options. I always call my local BMW dealer parts...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By absolutezero273c
And takes more time than the earlier 90% of the...

And takes more time than the earlier 90% of the project...in my experience.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By absolutezero273c
My favorite pad is Porterfield Racing...

My favorite pad is Porterfield Racing (https://www.porterfield-brakes.com/) R4-S compound(pdf) (https://www.porterfield-brakes.com/images/portstrt2008_11_06_02_45_30.pdf).
"the R4-S compound giving...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 153,576
Posted By absolutezero273c
I second this statement. I've got these on both...

I second this statement. I've got these on both my 4.8 and my E38. And no flat spots on my E38 from sitting over the winter.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-03-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By absolutezero273c
Anyone have any input regarding quality and...

Anyone have any input regarding quality and fitment of parts in certain locations? I know when working on the family of e46s I had to maintain in the past that Rein was not recommended for the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-31-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By absolutezero273c
Been a slow start on this project as I have been...

Been a slow start on this project as I have been putting it off until I can drive my E38 while I work on my 4.8. Now that the salt is off the roads I just ordered the coolant pipe from AGA today....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By absolutezero273c
Nice! I have some of that silicone tape, too....

Nice! I have some of that silicone tape, too. Haven't had a chance to use it on anything yet.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By absolutezero273c
My daughter was looking for her first car. I had...

My daughter was looking for her first car. I had a friend who had a well maintained 2003 4.4 with 129K that happened to have the timing chain tensioners go. (Well maintained other than the timing...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By absolutezero273c
That is a beautiful specimen you have there! Good...

That is a beautiful specimen you have there! Good on ya for rescuing it.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-20-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 28,601
Posted By absolutezero273c
Glad to here your boy is OK! Too bad for...

Glad to here your boy is OK! Too bad for potential incarceration.


On another note, I was reading up on the Grumman Albatross HU-16C (my dream toy when I win a lottery, ha) and found an article...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-19-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,636
Posted By absolutezero273c
Or the people that buy a used BMW and don't even...

Or the people that buy a used BMW and don't even know you are supposed to maintain it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-18-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 37,921
Posted By absolutezero273c
Cool. Thanks for that info!

Cool. Thanks for that info!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-18-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 37,921
Posted By absolutezero273c
Hey Ted, I may have missed something but what...

Hey Ted, I may have missed something but what licensing is involved and what is cVc?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,636
Posted By absolutezero273c
Here is the oil dipstick mod...

Here is the oil dipstick mod (https://www.bimmerfest.com/threads/how-to-test-clean-redesign-the-original-bmw-dipstick-guide-tube-ccv-vent-clogs.624732/) I was looking for on the e46. Like I said, I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,636
Posted By absolutezero273c
I replaced this same setup when I worked on my...

I replaced this same setup when I worked on my daughter's 3.0 e53 but I don't recall whether or not the returning oil on these drain the same way the e46 do. On my other kids e46es i cut the lower,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-08-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By absolutezero273c
pshovest/ard, good points. Odd thing is no codes...

pshovest/ard, good points. Odd thing is no codes to point me anywhere.


I do have to say though, that when I go in to check codes there are certain random modules that appear to have issues(red)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By absolutezero273c
That sounded like a good product. Until I checked...

That sounded like a good product. Until I checked the price (https://www.amazon.com/Mil-Comm-Premium-1-5-Ounce-Synthetic-Lubricant/dp/B002T1ZW2E)... $18 for 1.5 ounces.:wow:
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-06-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By absolutezero273c
Petrol Fuel Pump Controller Diagnosis

Had another thread (https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e70-forum/112788-2009-xdrive30i-fuel-filter-id-2.html) where I was concerned I had a fuel filter issue, with the fuel pump being replaced...
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