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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-12-2023, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By cn90
I did that in my 1998 528i at 155K miles simply...

I did that in my 1998 528i at 155K miles simply bc
I had the DS out. I used a hacksaw, it took a long time.
Some ppl use paper towel/water/socket/hammer so
the hydraulic force pushes it out
I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2023, 12:01 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 238,682
Posted By cn90
Another update... Long-term report on 2006...

Another update...

Long-term report on 2006 X5 3.0i 6sp MT...

- Nov. 2016: 122K miles: oil consumption ---> 1qt/400 miles.

- July 2023: 143K miles: oil consumption ---> nothing at 5K oil...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-11-2023, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9
Posted By cn90
By this time, you need to do at least a partial...

By this time, you need to do at least a partial cooling
overhaul.

Most important are WP (I use HEPU brand) and Thermostat (I use Wahler).

If you have a healthy cooling system, the fan clutch's...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2023, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By cn90
- There is more info in E39 5-series forum. But...

- There is more info in E39 5-series forum.
But from what I read it is a lot of work.

- So most ppl buy the black silicone caulk that roofers use
and run a small bead with the finger. Same idea...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-07-2023, 11:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 34
Posted By cn90
This is a nice video from MBT of Atlanta...

This is a nice video from MBT of Atlanta mechanic...
The mechanic did NOT mention what tool set he used but at 4:35, you can see
a glimpse of the red plastic case, maybe someone here can point out...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-07-2023, 11:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 34
Posted By cn90
- If you do a Google search "In Hub Wheel Bearing...

- If you do a Google search "In Hub Wheel Bearing Tool"...you will come across
bearing tools that cost about $210-$300 etc.

- This is an example of the "In Hub Tool" used in a 2002 Honda Accord....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-06-2023, 11:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,058
Posted By cn90
@BenFenner, Original poster here. The...

@BenFenner,

Original poster here.

The reason for M10 and M12 nuts was to avoid confusion at factory assembly line.

As long as you label your lines (which is which), then use the standard nut...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2023, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 34
Posted By cn90
For those of us who don't want to buy the...

For those of us who don't want to buy the tool...can someone
recommend a RENTAL tool set from local auto parts store
(Such as Advance Auto, OReilly, or AutoZone)?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-28-2023, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By cn90
This is from E46 but they showed you where to cut...

This is from E46 but they showed you where to cut it...
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-26-2023, 02:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 19
Posted By cn90
I tried the inexpensive fix in the Door Handle...

I tried the inexpensive fix in the Door Handle but did not work.
Bought a new item from BMW dealer for ~ $110.
Not too bad for sth that lasted 15 yrs/120K miles.

The door actuator is a different...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-25-2023, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 41
Posted By cn90
Yeah, Old problem who has been discussed 100...

Yeah,

Old problem who has been discussed 100 x on bimmerfest E39, E46 etc.

For the most part, you are OK. Just do some research and enjoy the reading.

My 1998 528i case was an "easy"...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-17-2023, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By cn90
An M54 engine with random stalling...it is dirty...

An M54 engine with random stalling...it is dirty ICV until proven otherwise.

This was exactly happened to my 2004 X3 2.5i with 95K.
Cleaned the ICV, while there replace both rubber hoses too (BMW...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-16-2023, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By cn90
Then clean the ICV...

Then clean the ICV...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-04-2023, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15
Posted By cn90
I replaced the AC compressor on my 1998 E39 528i...

I replaced the AC compressor on my 1998 E39 528i with 160K back in July 2016. It is an M52 engine, so it is very similar to M54 engine.

I wrote a very detailed DIY here:

DIY: 1998 BMW 528i 160K...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2023, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By cn90
The input seal of any diff is always a challenge...

The input seal of any diff is always a challenge simply bc it requires expertise for proper installation.

Check rear diff fluid level.

Best is to drain it and fill it.
I use Redline fluid.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2023, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 699
Posted By cn90
Idk why you want to go back to Saleri... Saleri...

Idk why you want to go back to Saleri...
Saleri was an attempt at reducing weight a few grams (in the wrong place)...

Anyway I posted long-term report on HEPU...

- Installed HEPU WP in 1998...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-15-2023, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,351
Posted By cn90
For comparison purposes... The 2004 X3...

For comparison purposes...

The 2004 X3 (E83)...during sunny weather the Low beam bulbs are turned off. They are on when it is dark at night.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-13-2023, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,351
Posted By cn90
I have a question, hope someone can clarify for...

I have a question, hope someone can clarify for me.

My 2006 X5 M54 with 142K miles uses the H7 halogen bulbs.

When the HL switch is set to "Auto", the low-beam HL is on all the time, even at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-29-2023, 08:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,026
Posted By cn90
Another update on my Left Front (Driver's side)...

Another update on my Left Front (Driver's side) VDO Win Reg.
Installed Nov 2019, it is now Jan 2023, more than 3 yrs, still OK,
nice and quiet.

Admittedly, I usually open it 2-3 inches in the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-27-2023, 10:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,026
Posted By cn90
Not sure what car is video is from, but I thought...

Not sure what car is video is from, but I thought this is interesting to see a typical
window glass going down and up live...

https://twitter.com/stem_feed/status/1618868506262667266
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-07-2023, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By cn90
Interesting... My 2006 X5 M54 was bought in...

Interesting...

My 2006 X5 M54 was bought in 2014. It did not come with this cover.
I did not know that this part exists lol...

Anyway, I personally would ignore this part.
Not crtitical and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2023, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17
Posted By cn90
I'd buy BMW Genuine ignition switch.

I'd buy BMW Genuine ignition switch.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2023, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,221
Posted By cn90
I am late to this party and wonder if anyone can...

I am late to this party and wonder if anyone can update the group on your causes/solution...

My 2006 X5 MT with 138K miles with H7 halogen low beam bulbs.

- At red light (behind another car),...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-17-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,987
Posted By cn90
- Another report on VDO window regulator. -...

- Another report on VDO window regulator.
- Installed Nov. 2019, almost 3 yrs later, still OK.

- However, I hate this job of replacing win reg so much that I minimize its use, i.e., I avoid...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-16-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12
Posted By cn90
Do you know how to wrench? The brake hose is...

Do you know how to wrench?

The brake hose is made by ATE for BMW.

On FCPEuro website, the front brake hose is $17.
Brake wear sensor $10 etc. etc.

BMW does not make any of these parts, they...
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