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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-11-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By sgrice
Where is this window control module? Is it part...

Where is this window control module? Is it part of the switch housing that is in the door handle? Or is it part of the general module behind/under the dash/glovebox which houses some of the window...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,755
Posted By sgrice
So to confirm - the car runs fine if you fill up...

So to confirm - the car runs fine if you fill up the fuel tank, but runs out of gas while showing approx 1/4 tank?



Assuming the above is true, do a google search for posts by andrew wynn on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-22-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By sgrice
Addendum - the other 2 failure possibilities that...

Addendum - the other 2 failure possibilities that I can think of would be the switches themselves or the wiring between the switches and the GM3 module. Somebody more clever than I could probably...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-22-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By sgrice
With regard to making it easier to reach the back...

With regard to making it easier to reach the back of the engine compartment, have you considered a Topside Creeper? Something like in this link...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-22-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By sgrice
Were they working properly before replacing the...

Were they working properly before replacing the regulators? I assume they were not working properly, and that is why you replaced the regulators. And now they still don't work. Any difference in the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-15-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,556
Posted By sgrice
arb - reading the postings I'm confused. Did you...

arb - reading the postings I'm confused. Did you get the water drain out from the bottom, or after removing side panels or ebox?



I have the impression you got it from the bottom - if so,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-20-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 88,458
Posted By sgrice
MAH - I agree with you that the serpentine belt...

MAH - I agree with you that the serpentine belt is easy pickings when you're doing the other work. The AC belt, on the other hand, would require planning ahead. You may know this, but there isn't a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-22-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By sgrice
Do a google search for YouTube 50skid m54...

Do a google search for YouTube 50skid m54 rebuild. There are about 30 videos in a series covering head gasket repair on the M54 engine. He discusses compression testing, what tools to buy, what the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-13-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,181
Posted By sgrice
Andrewwynn - Just want to say Great Job!!! I...

Andrewwynn - Just want to say Great Job!!!

I just watched the video on the Amazon review, and it was very nicely done. I also loved the photos with descriptions. You really described things...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-13-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,767
Posted By sgrice
Andrewwynn - never mind, I found it from reading...

Andrewwynn - never mind, I found it from reading the other thread on the same topic.


For someone else reading this, the link is here...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-13-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,767
Posted By sgrice
Andrewwynn - which iso bubble tool did you use?...

Andrewwynn - which iso bubble tool did you use? Could you please provide a link?

There are quite a number of different tool options on Amazon. I found one with a review from "Andrew" but there...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-28-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,341
Posted By sgrice
Thanks for the update on the teflon withstanding...

Thanks for the update on the teflon withstanding gasoline. I guess you can't believe everything you read on the internet! Great to hear the repair is standing up to the test of time.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-29-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,341
Posted By sgrice
Andrewwynn - thanks for your work on this. My...

Andrewwynn - thanks for your work on this. My son's car has approximately 150K miles, and it seems as if it would be worth a bit of preventative maintenance to both 1) replace the pump in the fuel...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-29-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,265
Posted By sgrice
Found another posting by andrewwynn that...

Found another posting by andrewwynn that addresses the siphon system. The link is here (https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/107584-siphon-pump-diy-repair.html). I'll post on that link...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-29-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,265
Posted By sgrice
In addition, I have also read the "fuel delivery...

In addition, I have also read the "fuel delivery problems" posting that is here (https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/107929-fuel-delivery-problems-4-4-04-a.html). However, I am still...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-29-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,265
Posted By sgrice
I have read this post and the "Fuel supply...

I have read this post and the "Fuel supply detail" post from andrewwynn several times. I have learned a lot, but am still confused about a couple things.

First and most importantly, what...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-21-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By sgrice
Trackbum: Just to make it clear, the reason ard...

Trackbum: Just to make it clear, the reason ard talked about 120K miles is because BMW has extended the warranty on the active tank to 120K. Also, I thought that the wachuko repair with VW parts was...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-10-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By sgrice
I called it - Humblebrag!! I just saw your...

I called it - Humblebrag!!

I just saw your other post about water in the cabin, and you state that your problems started after a few weeks of exceptionally cold weather.

My supposition above...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-10-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By sgrice
I'm not totally sure of what you're dealing with,...

I'm not totally sure of what you're dealing with, but I don't think you will need to remove the bumper.

Are you talking about missing the cap only (parts #6 and 7 in this realoem.com link...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-31-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By sgrice
Off the top of my head: 1) Check the engine...

Off the top of my head:

1) Check the engine compartment dividers to see if they are cracked. If/when cracked they can leak water and cause injector failure, particularly number 5. Many people also...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-05-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,275
Posted By sgrice
Bit of a guess here, but I'd look at your MAP...

Bit of a guess here, but I'd look at your MAP sensor. Similar codes with other limp mode cases have been reported - here is one example: ...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-23-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By sgrice
bmrboi2 - when you say "firewall separator" are...

bmrboi2 - when you say "firewall separator" are you talking about the infamous bulkhead engine partitions that crack/fail and commonly leak water onto injector #5? If so, this is obviously another...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-31-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,724
Posted By sgrice
For the last time, replace the ignition switch! ...

For the last time, replace the ignition switch!

I hope you looked at the videos previously referenced. It shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. I wouldn't spend the money on an OE switch, though I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-20-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,724
Posted By sgrice
Mcfee03 - I don't mean to sound like a pest, but...

Mcfee03 - I don't mean to sound like a pest, but I want to make sure you know what is meant by saying to check/replace the ignition switch. Your earlier comment seemed to indicate that you thought...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,724
Posted By sgrice
Sorry if there wasn't an actual diagnosis of a...

Sorry if there wasn't an actual diagnosis of a parasitic drain - when I saw in the first post that you had just put in a new battery I assumed it was because of a recent battery failure. From that...
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