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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By Henn28
Nice look - four abreast! I got 4x 275/65/16s in...

Nice look - four abreast! I got 4x 275/65/16s in my E53, but one had to go in the front seat.

I had a chance to finish my last window refurb today. I've gone through each door over the past...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-21-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By Henn28
I'm building up a 4.6. I'd like to stick with a...

I'm building up a 4.6. I'd like to stick with a 4.6 balancer as I think its is an underdrive pulley as compared to the 4.4. I read somewhere it gives about 8 more HP.

Part number is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-21-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By Henn28
Completely understand. The “budget” for my...

Completely understand. The “budget” for my project has come under intense scrutiny from global headquarters recently. Unfortunately I’ve still got a few expensive pieces to buy for the new motor...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-20-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Henn28
update

I had the inside of my doors apart today to work on regulators and clips and it seems to me that the triangular plastic piece I ordered is what holds the window in. I can see a rubber seal on the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-20-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Henn28
Update... I measured the bolt hole depth on the...

Update...
I measured the bolt hole depth on the flange in question (pic attached) and came up with 12mm. The holes in the block are 25mm deep so I ordered M8x30 zinc (chromium free) bolts to hang...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-20-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By Henn28
I've spent the last two days doing surgery on my...

I've spent the last two days doing surgery on my rear doors. Both windows have been displaying clip and/or regulator failure for many months, to the extent that I've put them both on the list of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-19-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,895
Posted By Henn28
Truman show….I just walked inside from replacing...

Truman show….I just walked inside from replacing my left rear door handle and read this post. I had the same problem…after closing the door without the panel/card installed. I couldn’t open it as...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-19-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Henn28
Choke

Some further digging in realOEM indicates that the vacuum line from the electric valve, which also controls vacuum to the emissions control valve, is labeled as “vacuum control, choke”. Maybe not...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Henn28
Secondary Air Pump Delete

I know this topic has been hashed out many times on many forums, but I've got a quick question regarding the vacuum tube running tot he top of the check valve, from the vacuum control valve. I plan...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Henn28
You could also pull the x manifold in the back,...

You could also pull the x manifold in the back, which is probably easier than the pump, if the motor is out. Since your motor is in I'd go this route only if you want/need to replace the gaskets on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Henn28
Update

I wonder if the left engine mount bolts up to, or somehow involves the oil flange in question? I can’t find anything about the left side engine mount strut in RealOEM, only the right side which...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-16-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Henn28
Fluid Motor Union has a very nice one, but it’s...

Fluid Motor Union has a very nice one, but it’s pricy. Custom work really. I am not aware of any mass produced options for the e53. At some point on my e53 overland build I will end up fabricating...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-13-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,368
Posted By Henn28
The HJS cats sound like a good alternative to...

The HJS cats sound like a good alternative to stock for a better sound and a more free flowing setup. Is there a concern that it will screw up the down-stream O2 sensor and throw a Check engine...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By Henn28
I installed four new knock sensors on the new 4.6...

I installed four new knock sensors on the new 4.6 as well as valley coolant pipes and a used coolant manifold.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Henn28
I was working on the motor for a couple hours...

I was working on the motor for a couple hours this am and took the opportunity to measure the bolts...the knock sensor bolts were a perfect fit, so the flange takes an M8 and the hole in the block is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 35,661
Posted By Henn28
Had a couple hours today so I headed to the...

Had a couple hours today so I headed to the garage to install knock sensors and the valley plumbing.

The knock sensors are new but the rear x-manifold and pipes are eBay pieces. I Got some good...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Henn28
Update - My two triangular plastic pieces for the...

Update - My two triangular plastic pieces for the rear (small triangular) windows came in. They look to be the right parts as they have a rubber seal molded into the plastic that, I presume, seal...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-07-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Henn28
Thanks, I really appreciate it. RealOEM has some...

Thanks, I really appreciate it. RealOEM has some limitations for sure. I think I’ve pieced together that the back of the alternator hose goes to the transmission cooler?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-29-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By Henn28
Update*** the Kenwood is in. I rigged up the...

Update***
the Kenwood is in. I rigged up the relay per posts on this forum and once I got the settings right in the Kenwood the camera works great. The lines are static, which stinks, but beyond a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-28-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Henn28
Capex5, Curious as to what you found out...

Capex5,
Curious as to what you found out regarding this? I was working on my 4.6 today and noticed it has a fitting for a hose on the back of the alternator, but I don’t think the 4.4 it is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-28-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By Henn28
That makes sense to me. Will do….it’s a Kenwood...

That makes sense to me. Will do….it’s a Kenwood unit and a basic Boyo backup camera. Both the Kenwood and the Boyo wiring have trigger wires to be powered. I know the Kenwood will need a trigger,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-28-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By Henn28
That looks very OEM. Really nice work. A...

That looks very OEM. Really nice work.

A somewhat related question for the group: I don’t want to risk having a PWM power source for my radio and back up camera install so I think I’m going to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By Henn28
Flip phone, are you kidding!. 3 year old...

Flip phone, are you kidding!. 3 year old BlackBerry actually! I confess I need to figure out how to post higher quality pics here. The board keeps telling me my file size is too large.

Spent the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Henn28
Thanks for the effort, I really appreciate it. I...

Thanks for the effort, I really appreciate it. I thought I was using RealOEM incorrectly…if that’s possible. I’ll keep you posted on what I find.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-26-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14,260
Views: 2,050,106
Posted By Henn28
Great speaker upgrade updates, thank you...keep...

Great speaker upgrade updates, thank you...keep 'em coming!

I spend the morning finally running my back-up camera from the bottom of the trunk spoiler through the right hand rubber cable channel...
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