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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By StephenVA
This weekend or evening depending on weather, I...

This weekend or evening depending on weather, I have to do a P/S pressure hose on a E39 wagon that makes the E53 look even more simple! Looks like a 1/2 hr job plus cleaning everything as I go. A...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By StephenVA
Do not use that video as a example of what it...

Do not use that video as a example of what it takes to do a X5 Power Steering hose replacement, as ours is simple and you have 3x as more room to work as the engine bays have 3.0 all the way to 4.8is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By StephenVA
I need to do a vacuum reading to get a baseline...

I need to do a vacuum reading to get a baseline so I can post what is a good reading on a 3.0 engine. To help determine what is a poor reading. All of these intake rubber parts are all failing now....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By StephenVA
unfortunately the 3.0 have high rate of failures...

unfortunately the 3.0 have high rate of failures in all the intake hoses and throttle body mini hoses as the 15 year mark. You can have the vehicle "smoked tested" which is a fancy word for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 692
Posted By StephenVA
On the interchange question Try RealOEM.com as...

On the interchange question
Try RealOEM.com as that is the largest model year change, Pre and post face lift.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 692
Posted By StephenVA
My error so +1 on the above. CLEAN surfaces is...

My error so +1 on the above. CLEAN surfaces is the way to go for no leaks in the future....

None if this is really DIY hard, just time consuming. In a DIY world it is only parts, parts and more...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 692
Posted By StephenVA
On the Power Steering Replace both hoses (they...

On the Power Steering
Replace both hoses (they provided their full life by now). Replace the reservoir with a ZF branded one. You will need three new clamps as well (two at the reservoir and one...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-12-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,235
Posted By StephenVA
Yea a happy ending finally!

Yea a happy ending finally!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-12-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,256
Posted By StephenVA
Every expansion tank will fail. Over filling is...

Every expansion tank will fail. Over filling is the number one cause of premature failure. The cooling systems in the E53/E39 etc uses the expansion tank as part of the water flow as opposed to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-11-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By StephenVA
You could have had you old ABS module rebuilt by...

You could have had you old ABS module rebuilt by these guys:
BBA Remanufacturing Inc
300 Myles Standish Blvd
Taunton, MA 02780
United States
1 508 822 4490
Fax 1 508 822 4491...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-08-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By StephenVA
oh well, welcome to the internet as it opens up...

oh well, welcome to the internet as it opens up multiple opportunities for new business models as well as presents threats to brick and mortar locations. Sorry to see these guys go as they did...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-07-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,768
Posted By StephenVA
Proper bleeding sequence is Fill mast Cyl to...

Proper bleeding sequence is
Fill mast Cyl to top
Pressurize the master cyl to 20 PSI using what ever pressure tool you wish
Open the bleeder screw RR
bleed RR FIRST as it is the furthest away...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By StephenVA
Yea a different life. It's that frustrated...

Yea a different life. It's that frustrated engineer in me coming out way too much. :)
The only ones I have even read about are the two options that make any sense are the complete wiring harness and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By StephenVA
:thumbup: Good Luck! :thumbup:

:thumbup: Good Luck! :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By StephenVA
Does your X5 have the newer style flip pencil...

Does your X5 have the newer style flip pencil coils? If yes, the OE plug boot is molded and glued in place as one unit and should not be replaceable.
Check the plug connection as the flips are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By StephenVA
(Un)fortunately, in a previous life I worked for...

(Un)fortunately, in a previous life I worked for a very large international company (conglomerate) that built everyone's ign coils, among a lot of other engine management, brake, fuel, etc, etc...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By StephenVA
:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By StephenVA
check grounds?

check grounds?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,859
Posted By StephenVA
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By StephenVA
+1^ as always!

+1^ as always!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By StephenVA
Whistle Way too much frustrated engineering speak.....

"Performance coils" way too generic to interpret.

There are a few coil designs that offer improvements from stock. Examples one with greater windings offer greater voltage and dwell saturation...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By StephenVA
To answer the question on coil life to which to...

To answer the question on coil life to which to OP mentioned, there is a life to any component in the ignition system (Duty life).
There are two versions that came with X5 and E39. An early version...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,859
Posted By StephenVA
have a part no or picture of that little gem? ...

have a part no or picture of that little gem? Can't find it on their website
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,859
Posted By StephenVA
Listed below are the best posts that will help...

Listed below are the best posts that will help you find systems that are still drawing amps and voltage AFTER the key is off.

BMW Vehicle Parasitic Draw Testing
When your car battery goes dead...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 812
Posted By StephenVA
Crowz That's for reposting actual measurements...

Crowz
That's for reposting actual measurements of the bulbs, as this ends once and for all the bigger is better approaches on angle eye replacement bulbs.
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