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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-10-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,504
Posted By MrFixIt
P0011/0021 codes--Not good signs. The timing...

P0011/0021 codes--Not good signs.

The timing is most likely off on both banks. I would not run the engine any more until you get it retimed in order to prevent catastrophic failure to the engine....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-22-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,634
Posted By MrFixIt
If I remember correctly, I only removed the rear...

If I remember correctly, I only removed the rear control arm (removed bolt at the car frame end only) and the chopstick (remove bolt at the strut end only). Remove the wheel of course. Once the two...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 118,511
Posted By MrFixIt
I highly recommend you use a crankshaft holding...

I highly recommend you use a crankshaft holding tool instead of just the timing wheel locking pin when removing/installing the "Jesus" bolt. It's high torque 310 +fp.

I had to use a 3/4" socket,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-15-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 118,511
Posted By MrFixIt
WOW! Very educational. Nice photos. Thank you for...

WOW! Very educational. Nice photos. Thank you for taking the extra time to capture and post your project.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-14-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,971
Posted By MrFixIt
Success! Timing is a GO. Engine idles very smooth...

Success! Timing is a GO. Engine idles very smooth and no codes. Can't wait to test drive it tomorrow. Still have to put the skid plate on.

Redid timing just on bank 1 with this timing tool:
BMW...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,971
Posted By MrFixIt
My X has 135,xxx miles on it now. Did the chain...

My X has 135,xxx miles on it now. Did the chain guides as preventive maintenance. Had these symptoms a couple of months ago:

Extremely loud grinding/crunching sound on two start-ups; they lasted...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,958
Posted By MrFixIt
Welcome and congrats on your new X5. We have the...

Welcome and congrats on your new X5. We have the same model and year. Mine has 135,000 miles.

Misfires might be caused by loose electrical connections since it ran fine for 500 miles:
1. Check to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,971
Posted By MrFixIt
Unhappy Looking for help with engine timing, M62TU

Please recommend a reputable BMW tech/Indi--Kansas City area.

I'm looking for a BMW tech/Indi in the Kansas City area to help me do the timing on my 2003 X5 4.4 M62 TU engine at my house/garage. I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,258
Posted By MrFixIt
Please help: Got P0021 code after vanos rebuilt and timing chain guides replacement

When all the work was done, engine started right up and ran very smooth for a few minutes before the SES light came on.

The code was P0021 "camshaft position actuator A Bank2 timing...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-30-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By MrFixIt
Looks just like mine 8 months ago. After ten...

Looks just like mine 8 months ago. After ten years of heat the plastic got brittle. That same section just crumpled while trying to remove it. I drove for a week before replacing with a new part. No...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-30-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By MrFixIt
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-foru...

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/85535-window-rattles-inside-door-if-down-when-i-close-door.html

Read this link. It's most likely the plastic piece that is failing. I had the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-24-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,864
Posted By MrFixIt
Getting ready to DIY Vanos and timing chain guides...what else to do?

(DIY) Replaced water pumped/thermostat at 85,000miles in 2009; valley pan and all new cooling/heating hoses at 92K miles in late 2009.

X5 currently has 136K miles; no issues except for the Vanos...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-20-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,296
Posted By MrFixIt
Dudewanarace, Thank you for posting this. My...

Dudewanarace,

Thank you for posting this. My 2003 X5 4.4 is exhibiting vanos and timing chain symptoms. It currently has 135,000 miles. Cold start sounds like a diesel and it makes a metallic...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-30-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,207
Posted By MrFixIt
It's fixed...I think. See Photos.

Decided to go with the $6 epoxy solution instead of $800+ for a new assembly.

Problem: internal light assembly would not secure in place due to worn or out of spec elevation and windage...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-26-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By MrFixIt
The dealership or a good indy should be able to...

The dealership or a good indy should be able to recode it.

I would give Matt a call. He might be able give better explanation as to why it should/must be recoded. Maybe the X is not recognizing...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-26-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,207
Posted By MrFixIt
Xenon headlight broken levelers fix?

I had to remove the driver's side headlight assembly in order to remove/replace the ABS module. When I reinstalled the headlight assembly I realized the lights were loose and pointed way low.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-26-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By MrFixIt
Xman, After you removed the ABS module, did...

Xman,
After you removed the ABS module, did you start or drive the X, if so for how long mileage wise? If you start/drive without the module intact, your X might need to be recoded after...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-25-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By MrFixIt
I just did the exact job. Did not disconnect the...

I just did the exact job. Did not disconnect the battery.

I removed the ABS module (had to remove driver's side headlight assembly, fan and fan shroud in order to gain access to the 6 torx...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-30-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,990
Posted By MrFixIt
I did not have to reset the steering sensor.

I did not have to reset the steering sensor.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-30-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,990
Posted By MrFixIt
Nezar: That is a very interesting occurrence. Are...

Nezar: That is a very interesting occurrence. Are your referring to the aftermarket power steering fluid? Any quality ATF fluid should be OK. As far as tighter and tighter steering after starting,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-30-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,007
Posted By MrFixIt
If yours is 2001 4.4 than it should look just...

If yours is 2001 4.4 than it should look just like mine, 2003.

Air filter is located right behind the passenger side (right side for US cars) front head light assembly. It's inside the black...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-30-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,007
Posted By MrFixIt
Welcome to the Xoutpost! What year and...

Welcome to the Xoutpost!

What year and model is your X5? Different production year and model will dictate the type of air filter and its location.

Assuming your are referring to the engine...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-29-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,990
Posted By MrFixIt
I just replaced the double joint on my X5 (2003...

I just replaced the double joint on my X5 (2003 4.4 with duel heater water regulator. Not much room to work, but I took a short cut. Actual job took only 42 minutes, and I was going very slow.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-27-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By MrFixIt
Sounds more like your front drive shaft (not...

Sounds more like your front drive shaft (not axle) splines that connect to the transfer case are shot. Without more information, it's difficult to pinpoint the problem.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,840
Posted By MrFixIt
Short answer--the ball joints could be...

Short answer--the ball joints could be problematic if they are original like mine, 2003. I had to completely remove the steering knuckles in order pound out the balljoints from the top with a punch...
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