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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-07-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
With the vacuum "block" removed I triple checked...

With the vacuum "block" removed I triple checked the manifold for signs of leaks, there is absolutely zero signs of leakage around the manifold. I installed 2 new mani-turbo gaskets when installing...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-07-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
The X5 is coming together post turbo upgrade and...

The X5 is coming together post turbo upgrade and retune. I have been examining, testing, and maintaining when I can to resolve a few lingering issues. My fiance has been driving the X5 on some...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-07-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
We have some nice updates to the engine,...

We have some nice updates to the engine, transmission, and rear differential.

With my DDE off for bench flashing I took advantage of having the X5 up in the air and inoperable. First was...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-07-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By ucsbwsr
Progress Report. The differential is in and...

Progress Report.

The differential is in and "operational" but not fully functional. Once the output flanges were swapped I could proceed with the diff swap and I am happy to report there were no...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-30-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
Doggos were watched by in-laws for 2 weeks while...

Doggos were watched by in-laws for 2 weeks while we did some traveling, it's nice to have them back in the garage!...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-28-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By ucsbwsr
The worm gears rotate an angled plate with a ball...

The worm gears rotate an angled plate with a ball that "ramps up" and pushes the clutch pack together. You said you watched the animation but there is a YouTube video linked just above it that shows...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-28-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
Thanks. It makes 370whp 530wtq but those will go...

Thanks. It makes 370whp 530wtq but those will go up as I am currently installing a hybrid turbo
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-21-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
Good times continue for the X5D. It looks...

Good times continue for the X5D.

It looks like the axle-back exhaust will need to be reworked after the F85 differential is fitted....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-24-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By ucsbwsr
X5M Electronic LSD and Dynamic Performance Control Retrofit

I mostly post in my build log but I think this warrants it's own thread.

Let's start with some background info, motivation, and goals.

The M57 diesel engine is unique in it's ability to pair...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-15-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By ucsbwsr
I am suffering from the same fate, Ryan's...

I am suffering from the same fate, Ryan's description is EXACTLY what I am experiencing. I haven't even visually confirmed that my parts are broken but the scenario was so exact I just ordered the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-14-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
The X5 had a big weekend under the wrench! ✅...

The X5 had a big weekend under the wrench!

✅ Oil and filter change
✅ K&N filter cleaned, oiled, and new dry charger
✅ Eibach front springs
✅ Arnott bags
✅ Koni Active sturts
✅ Control arms,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-30-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
This is mainly a picture update but there are...

This is mainly a picture update but there are some exciting things on the horizon. The pile of X5D parts in the garage is growing. The X5 will have some substantial towing duties in the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-18-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
As I am researching all things towing regarding...

As I am researching all things towing regarding the X5 and the probable Sanger V237 boat purchase I wanted to get an updated weight of the X5. Notable changes since I weighed it last are the Brembo...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-06-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
Glad it is useful. As for the screen restoration...

Glad it is useful. As for the screen restoration it's quite simple and IMO greater detail isn't necessary, simply remove it and polish it. You can use elbow grease but I hit it with a DA polisher...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-06-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
I can get the support bar to sit on the steel...

I can get the support bar to sit on the steel part of the chassis that runs through the engine bay to the radiator area, I would never put the bar on plastic or headlight parts, its on the metal beam...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-06-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
It works but not as I would hope. Connectivity...

It works but not as I would hope. Connectivity is a pain as it doesn't auto connect and you manually have to select via BT or 1/2 of that time have to "forget" the BT device and rediscover it and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-07-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
The X5 was put to work in the month of December;...

The X5 was put to work in the month of December; road tripping through California, driving up (and down) to Tahoe in snow, many mountain biking trips and lot's of aggressive driving on tight mountain...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-03-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
Before my winter road trip I was able to get some...

Before my winter road trip I was able to get some maintenance items addressed but not all. Torque converter and suspension still on to do list. Here is what has been accomplished.

- Front 3.15...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-17-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 184,148
Posted By ucsbwsr
Nice to hear the dash wasn't much of a pain. ...

Nice to hear the dash wasn't much of a pain.

When I was deleting my rear seat entertainment system I had the console in place but most if it was disassembled. It is hilarious and weirdly...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-16-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
Things are looking up for the X5. With a winter...

Things are looking up for the X5. With a winter trip on the horizon it's finally time to install the 3.15 differential, to match my rear and complete the 3.64 to 3.15 conversion. I have been...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-16-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
This is the guy who makes the monoballs:...

This is the guy who makes the monoballs: [email protected]

I bought new Lemforder arms and had them drop shipped to him, he then presses in the new monoballs and forwards the complete arms to...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-16-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 184,148
Posted By ucsbwsr
Nice, I plan on doing the same when I find a deal...

Nice, I plan on doing the same when I find a deal on the parts.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-07-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,455
Posted By ucsbwsr
The X5D has been fulfilling it's role as the...

The X5D has been fulfilling it's role as the diesel workhorse running errands, hauling stuff, and dropping the hammer on unsuspecting "sporty" vehicles around town.

Here is a collection of...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-03-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By ucsbwsr
There is much more in common than just the block,...

There is much more in common than just the block, most of the main engine (block, head, manifolds, small turbo, many bolt on accessories are the same as well.

OP if you are doing a swap ex:...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-26-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 1,043,458
Posted By ucsbwsr
I will refrain from commenting on the latest mods...

I will refrain from commenting on the latest mods but you might want to get your alignment checked.
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