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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-22-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,235
Posted By rbryantaz
They will not fit with the factory x5 rims that...

They will not fit with the factory x5 rims that have 48mm offset. With factory wheels you would need a 1" spacer. I am running a 24mm offset wheel with my 265/60/18 setup instead of using 1"...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-19-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,051
Posted By rbryantaz
You can get to the washer jets by removing the...

You can get to the washer jets by removing the fender liner. IIRC it is a rubber hose except for the Tee/Elbow fittings which are the most likely to have broken.

I had to replace the Tee...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-11-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,967
Posted By rbryantaz
Yes that is what the last few posts are about. ...

Yes that is what the last few posts are about. :)

I also would say that it should be preventative because if the seal is bad enough then the bimmerfix is less likely to work.

Any N62 that I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-04-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,967
Posted By rbryantaz
Are you sure that the rear one can really cause...

Are you sure that the rear one can really cause an external leak through a weep hole?

I scrapped my original block so I am relying on memory. :(
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-04-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,967
Posted By rbryantaz
When I looked at it the back seal isn't as...

When I looked at it the back seal isn't as critical. If it were to leak a little due to shrinking, plasticizing, etc it wouldn't matter. As long as it "mostly" sealed on that oring it would be...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-14-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,662
Posted By rbryantaz
For my e46 I bought a key on ebay by sending them...

For my e46 I bought a key on ebay by sending them a picture of my key. They were able to cut the key from the picture. I had it mailed to my PO box just to be paranoid but given that the key still...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-14-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 40,246
Posted By rbryantaz
You can replace just the gasket, I haven't heard...

You can replace just the gasket, I haven't heard of the termostat being a failure point.

The Mahle gasket is a Fluoroelastomer(viton) gasket which is better than the stock/oem material so I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-17-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,235
Posted By rbryantaz
You are right, I posted the wrong thing, they are...

You are right, I posted the wrong thing, they are 265/60/18.

Sorry about that!

-Rich
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-10-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,870
Posted By rbryantaz
+1 on slotting the AC tensioner bolt! On my...

+1 on slotting the AC tensioner bolt!

On my 2007 4.8i with adaptive drive the adjuster head is nearly impossible to access.

The tensioner pulley+bracket is very overpriced from bmw. If anyone...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-28-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By rbryantaz
Yea it might actually be a molding mark where the...

Yea it might actually be a molding mark where the mold was two parts rather than the plastic being fused. That makes more sense.

It isn't bad, and doesn't bother me but it wasn't really clear...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-28-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By rbryantaz
That matches mine. With some black trim...

That matches mine. With some black trim protectant/restorer on them it makes it even less visible. I think it might even be invisible after waiting afew months and re-applying a few times.
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-28-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By rbryantaz
Do you have small seam marks on them like mine...

Do you have small seam marks on them like mine have?

Did you paint yours?

Mine appear to be a 2 piece design that is fused together. I didn't paint mine and just used black restorer on them...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-27-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By rbryantaz
+1 I agree, the manifold will work fine as a...

+1

I agree, the manifold will work fine as a jig. Bits tend to drill pretty perpendicular. Getting the threads square with a tap is harder than the drilling. You might want to get a special tap...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-24-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By rbryantaz
"Told you so..." :nanana: Hehe well now...

"Told you so..." :nanana:

Hehe well now we know it is both the 4.8is and 4.4 that have the different manifolds on an e53 compared to the cars.

-Rich
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-23-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By rbryantaz
That is also what I have seen. I guess the N6244...

That is also what I have seen. I guess the N6244 was the same between the cars and the trucks where the N6248 isn't.

Either way, the good information is that there are several exhaust manifolds...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-21-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By rbryantaz
I looked into this a while back when I had to...

I looked into this a while back when I had to swap the engine in my e70 that I hydrolocked while stupidly going through some water....

Here is the thread that had the most info: ...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-01-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 183,674
Posted By rbryantaz
Mine has adaptive drive but does not have active...

Mine has adaptive drive but does not have active steering.

S2VAA - Chassis & suspens. setup "Adaptive Drive"

It does not have: S217A Active steering

With adaptive drive the line is in the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-30-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 183,674
Posted By rbryantaz
I had similar issues with the front. I ended up...

I had similar issues with the front. I ended up popping the 14mm part out of the allen socket and putting it into a small 14mm socket. That gave me room to get it past from the driver wheel well...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-25-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,728
Posted By rbryantaz
Torques should be based on the bolt grade and...

Torques should be based on the bolt grade and size and if it is dry or lubricated...


I sell replacement INA pulleys Tensioner pulleys for the 4.8i and recomend the following:
The new Alt/WP/PS...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-21-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 183,674
Posted By rbryantaz
I used an ebay button on mine. I had to remove...

I used an ebay button on mine. I had to remove the button and push in on some tabs that hold it in. It might be possible to do it with sticky clay but I was taking it apart to wrap it anyway.

I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-15-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,313
Posted By rbryantaz
They are lightly close due to the offset. I have...

They are lightly close due to the offset. I have the same diameter tire on mine with more room than that (assuming it doesn't just look closer due to the camera angle). With a 24mm offset 30.5"...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-15-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,313
Posted By rbryantaz
I used 18" 7 series wheels with a 24mm offset...

I used 18" 7 series wheels with a 24mm offset (pushes them out 24mm from stock to clear) but they had the 72.56 hub bore and I had the local shop bore them out to 74.1 ($40 each).

e39 5 series...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-15-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,128
Posted By rbryantaz
Just make sure they do a really good job of...

Just make sure they do a really good job of getting the front gasket surface clean. It is hard to see and it can have a lot of corrosion, gasket material, etc left over in it that can cause it to...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-05-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 40,246
Posted By rbryantaz
It could. Oil tends to run down things and...

It could. Oil tends to run down things and collect at a low point. I would double check the VC gaskets by wiping along the edge with a clean paper towel to look for leaks.

I just did an engine...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-05-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 40,246
Posted By rbryantaz
Is it clean fresh oil or dark nasty stuff that...

Is it clean fresh oil or dark nasty stuff that could be from the previous leak?

Spray it off with some degreaser and wait and see if it comes back. It is hard to get all of the oil off from an...
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