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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-15-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 186,412
Posted By Lamby
Cheers Haigha, that's good feedback and I will...

Cheers Haigha, that's good feedback and I will do. I think if I was to do more I would invest in a gorilla grip or a tripod and maybe think about each step, what I am doing and saying etc. but I did...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-15-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 186,412
Posted By Lamby
I know I keep banging on about stickyboots, I did...

I know I keep banging on about stickyboots, I did my first video on how to do do them. You guys already have the skills and knowhow how to do these, but this is a beginner's guide. Actually came from...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-26-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 186,412
Posted By Lamby
That is actually a good point, I guess it's not...

That is actually a good point, I guess it's not due to the potholes or drains but did think that if the boot was subjected to constant stretch/compress forces then it would possibly wear out quicker....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-26-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 186,412
Posted By Lamby
Just thought I would give everyone an update on...

Just thought I would give everyone an update on the sticky CV boot, I was doing a brake fluid swap out at the weekend and as I was in there having a look at other components, I found my near side CV...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-01-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 186,412
Posted By Lamby
I fully respect you all for going to the effort...

I fully respect you all for going to the effort of removing the drive shaft to do a CV boot change. I am not sure about other E53 x5's but mine absolutely eats CV boots, they go about every two...
Forum: The Lounge 03-27-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 19,537
Posted By Lamby
You manage to get that report from INPA or or the...

You manage to get that report from INPA or or the BMW DIS? :D
Forum: The Lounge 03-27-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 19,537
Posted By Lamby
I am not one for Politics, and I will certainly...

I am not one for Politics, and I will certainly not point at laugh at leaders who are trying to sort this Pandemic out, it's not a time for mud slinging, its a time for collaboration and unity as we...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-10-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,844
Posted By Lamby
Ouch, the fact that the turbo gave way when the...

Ouch, the fact that the turbo gave way when the engine was relatively low on load and stress does tend me to think the CHRA could have been wobbling and oil was letting by on the seals, once this...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-09-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,844
Posted By Lamby
Hi Wpoll, Nope, I didnt have that small...

Hi Wpoll,

Nope, I didnt have that small fan/swirl vane in the pipe, I dont have the swirl flaps either on the other side, as I have the M57tu engine and this didnt come with those or a DPF on my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,844
Posted By Lamby
Cheers Wpoll, not the worst job I have ever done...

Cheers Wpoll, not the worst job I have ever done in my life in a car, I did once snap a engine stud in an old Saab 900 AND THAT was a total pain, still I learnt how to drill out and use a bolt...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-07-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,844
Posted By Lamby
http://baacreative.com/BMW/IMG-2433.JPG ...

http://baacreative.com/BMW/IMG-2433.JPG

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Okay, so I did the job with a new intercooler to turbo pipe, new garratt turbo and a new cast iron Manifold. Took...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-04-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,844
Posted By Lamby
Its not bad thinking as long as the housing is...

Its not bad thinking as long as the housing is all ok, the main seals on both sides of my turbo where covered in burnt oil and on startup there was a fair amount of blue smoke that came out as it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Lamby
As I had a turbo failure over the festive...

As I had a turbo failure over the festive holidays, I am switching out the steel manifold for a X8r Cast Iron one, all new gaskets, etc... Reconditioned Garrett Turbo and new Intercooler to turbo...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Lamby
The peeling steering wheel trim is really easily...

The peeling steering wheel trim is really easily done if you want to do it the way I did, I used 3M Carbon Effect Vinyl and wrapped it, looks great to! However Avery do a Soft Matt Black that is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,844
Posted By Lamby
Another Turbo bites the dust.

So this has now happened to me, exhaust gases under the drivers side of the car, and the power is all over the place and I have rough idle. Turbo is shot and the Manifold has a crack so... Its time...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-22-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 28,193
Posted By Lamby
As Wpoll says, the bigger the press the better....

As Wpoll says, the bigger the press the better. My guys pressed it out with a 20 ton press and was done in about 5 mins more faffing setting it up, they pressed them out in seconds. I would say, if...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-24-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,456
Posted By Lamby
I wouldn't bother removing the stiffening plate...

I wouldn't bother removing the stiffening plate underneath. On the US drivers side (my passenger side) if you take the wheel off, then the plastic shroud covers top and bottom of the CV then you can...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-14-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 186,412
Posted By Lamby
Yeah, thats me as well with the Balicast...

Yeah, thats me as well with the Balicast Stickyboot, its still on the car now, no splits either. And... my x5 loves to eat CV boots so I don't see the point in spending ages doing the axle pull...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-09-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,456
Posted By Lamby
No worries, if the car is nice and high should be...

No worries, if the car is nice and high should be easier. if you are getting the turbo out, at the same time I had a look at my Manifold and inspected it, it was cracked and letting gasses past....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-09-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,456
Posted By Lamby
Yes, they are a total pain. So, the access to...

Yes, they are a total pain. So, the access to them is a bit of a process. First, remove the plastic splash shield infront of the Reinforcement Plate, after that, I removed the side covers around the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-12-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 186,412
Posted By Lamby
Well, I thought I would report back, its been a...

Well, I thought I would report back, its been a few months and the Outer CV boot needed cleaning up and inspected (as I feared the worst from using a 'Sticky boot') and after a good clean up, I am...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-10-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,558
Posted By Lamby
urgh, I have the rattle, looked at the parts in...

urgh, I have the rattle, looked at the parts in this post and went to investigate. I added a bit of thin t-rex tape to the top of the runner and that helped the rattle, now the trex tape didnt stick...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,935
Posted By Lamby
I took them to my local garage, anywhere that has...

I took them to my local garage, anywhere that has a decent press, I mean, not sure you could get old rusted ones out with a 1 ton bench press. My local had a 20 ton press and popped them out like...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,935
Posted By Lamby
I would just like to back this statement up. I do...

I would just like to back this statement up. I do have Poly and, well it is putting load on the other parts on the car, less movement due to strength of Poly, might be causing other OEM parts to have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-30-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,587
Posted By Lamby
Its 125.00 in the UK for the Rear trunk handle,...

Its 125.00 in the UK for the Rear trunk handle, I am not bad with electronics, I am going to pull the handle, unclip it take the board out and clean everything up, if it needs need wires I will...
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