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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-08-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,915
Posted By imola38
It sounds like the secondary air pump running...

It sounds like the secondary air pump running it's normal cycle. Typically runs about 30-90 secs depending on various conditions. It almost sounds like a small hairdryer under the hood.


Ben
Forum: The Lounge 08-01-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,752
Posted By imola38
Wow. I mean wow. Talk about making someone...

Wow. I mean wow. Talk about making someone realize what they're missing out on. Those pics out west are nothing short of breathtaking. I swear sometimes I think I live on the wrong coast.. But hey, I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,750
Posted By imola38
Your alternator has taken a crap. Get a proper...

Your alternator has taken a crap. Get a proper diagnosis if you feel the need, but I can assure you thats what it is. The various lights on the dash are from the many control modules suffering from...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-24-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,304
Posted By imola38
It could be some slop developing in the transfer...

It could be some slop developing in the transfer case chain. The loading and unloading from directional changes would be felt when the slack of the chain is suddenly tightened. I've noticed a little...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-21-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,503
Posted By imola38
Very cool! :thumbup:

Very cool! :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-21-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,474
Posted By imola38
:D

:D
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-21-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By imola38
Agreed that you can find a good used M 54 engine...

Agreed that you can find a good used M 54 engine for around a grand with about a 1 year warranty. Call some reputable salvage yards before you throw in the towel. The M 54 engine was used in lots of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-06-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,265
Posted By imola38
I've NEVER seen this problem with the stock...

I've NEVER seen this problem with the stock rotors and pads. I install them weekly on customer cars without complaint. Yes, they do dust heavily but it's part of the design. The pads are a fairly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-04-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,715
Posted By imola38
Sweet lord........ :confused:

Sweet lord........ :confused:
Forum: BMW SAV Items for Sale 05-04-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,765
Posted By imola38
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-12-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,175
Posted By imola38
Welcome to another fellow Ga boy :thumbup:

Welcome to another fellow Ga boy :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-11-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By imola38
:bustingup

:bustingup
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-06-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,232
Posted By imola38
Glad you at least have it figured out. Sucks...

Glad you at least have it figured out. Sucks about the chains though..

I would do a compression test just to see where you are. I think it's fie to just spin the engine over without running it to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-28-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,232
Posted By imola38
Judging by the noise in the video I would say...

Judging by the noise in the video I would say that your plastic chain guides have come apart. I've seen a few of these on higher mileage M62's as of late. These were on fairly poorly "dealer...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,670
Posted By imola38
Thats the crossover tube for the Secondary Air...

Thats the crossover tube for the Secondary Air system. It allows air to be pumped directly into the exhaust during warm-up to improve emmissions by quickly heating heating the catalys. You've...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,725
Posted By imola38
Also, the N62 uses Vlavetronic. A complex system...

Also, the N62 uses Vlavetronic. A complex system that infinitely varies intake valve lift. Thus the "intermediate levers" issue you've probably read about. The M62 is standard DOHC with double Vanos....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-16-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,729
Posted By imola38
;) Well said good sir -Ben

;) Well said good sir

-Ben
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,925
Posted By imola38
I have to say I haven't seen coppr shavings from...

I have to say I haven't seen coppr shavings from a water pump failure in the coolant like that. Maybe some aluminum or steel. I'm not sure what is made of copper in a mdern cooling system. I hate to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-12-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By imola38
A good, heavy spray silicone on both ends of that...

A good, heavy spray silicone on both ends of that hose connection will make it slide right on and give a positive "click". Sometimes all the resistance from the dry rubber o-ring will make it feel...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-09-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,816
Posted By imola38
If your going to let your x sit over a month at a...

If your going to let your x sit over a month at a time I would definitely use a battery maintainer. You'll kill any battery faster by letting it sit for long periods and discharge.

-Ben
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,609
Posted By imola38
Your battery died because your alternator...

Your battery died because your alternator apparently wasn't charging. Seeing as how it happened on the drive home from the body shop, wouldn't you surmise the damage was related to the accident? Was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-29-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,781
Posted By imola38
I can totally understand your frustration from...

I can totally understand your frustration from the hit to your X. As a rider myself though, I have to say I bet he felt that hit many times more than yourself. Obviously he could have been killed as...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-23-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 58,876
Posted By imola38
Excellent, extremely helpful and well written...

Excellent, extremely helpful and well written post. Thank you kindly again for the write-up. Makes me want to tear into mine just for the hell of it!

-Ben
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-17-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,596
Posted By imola38
I've got the STII's on my 4.6is and love them....

I've got the STII's on my 4.6is and love them. I've put about 6,000 miles on them since purchase. They're incredibly smooth and quiet. Plus, at $790 shipped for all four you can't beat the price. I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-16-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,801
Posted By imola38
That sucks balls. It sounds like you've signed...

That sucks balls. It sounds like you've signed all the paperwork officially abolishing them of any responsibility. I would suspect the CEL was obviously on because of the transmission slippage...
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