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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By srmmmm
I regularly tow a 1300 pound Waverunner and...

I regularly tow a 1300 pound Waverunner and trailer, and often tow a 5' x 9' utility trailer loaded to about 3000 pounds. Never had any issues, but I leave the transmission (GM 5L40E) in "sport"...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By srmmmm
Check front drive shaft guibo (flex disc) and...

Check front drive shaft guibo (flex disc) and rear drive shaft center carrier.


2002 X5 3.0 378,100 miles
2014 428i 67,000 miles


2004 325i sold at 123,600 miles
2001 325i sold at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-09-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,028
Posted By srmmmm
Heck OB, if yours is that clean at 180,000 miles,...

Heck OB, if yours is that clean at 180,000 miles, mine can't be all that bad at 377,000 miles. Probably leaning a bit more towards caramel as opposed to your designer bronze color.


2002 X5 3.0 ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-06-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 16,722
Posted By srmmmm
7814078140 78141 Nice upgrades...

7814078140

78141


Nice upgrades crystalworks! Tile came out great. We did baths a couple of years ago too and got rid of all the tub and shower enclosure tile. Went with solid sheet marble...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-06-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 16,722
Posted By srmmmm
Really nice work on that underside OB! I'll be...

Really nice work on that underside OB! I'll be doing some wrenching myself now on the old girl since the dealership fell under new owners and now gets reclassified as a stealership. They quoted...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-06-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,171
Posted By srmmmm
Hoping to have it ready to show you at COTA. I...

Hoping to have it ready to show you at COTA. I think Tommy and the Hendrick's guys would get a kick out of it too - a little old school is always fun (and easier to work on).
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-06-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,171
Posted By srmmmm
442 Lbft at 4400RPM 438HP at 5600 RPM ...

442 Lbft at 4400RPM 438HP at 5600 RPM



No tuning on the carb (modified GS455 Buick Stage-1) yet. Secondaries were running about 10% rich and the air valve wasn't opening soon enough so it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-06-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,171
Posted By srmmmm
Man, that's a sweet blue on that Mopar :thumbup:

Man, that's a sweet blue on that Mopar :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-06-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,171
Posted By srmmmm
I know the feeling - especially the money part :(...

I know the feeling - especially the money part :(


But just three months to go hopefully.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-01-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12,412
Views: 1,599,488
Posted By srmmmm
Just got word from the tech - cats are shot :(...

Just got word from the tech - cats are shot :( and secondary air check valve is misbehaving. Can't justify the $2000 on those. :rant: I'll troubleshoot the secondary air system, but time for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-01-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12,412
Views: 1,599,488
Posted By srmmmm
Handed the X5 off to a new service tech today...

Handed the X5 off to a new service tech today with the appreciation she was stepping into oversight of the highest mileage vehicle maintained at Autobahn BMW. It was time for the typical 377,000...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-23-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 16,722
Posted By srmmmm
You should be good to go now for a long time on...

You should be good to go now for a long time on that OB. I've got 240,000 miles on mine since it was replaced and repacked. Last inspection at 360,000 miles showed everything fine with plenty of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-22-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 16,722
Posted By srmmmm
Not driving in Texas, are you OB. How...

Not driving in Texas, are you OB.


How else are you supposed to test fan blades, idler pulley bearings, giubos and transmission clutch packs?


Don't forget to grease those front driveshaft...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-20-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 16,722
Posted By srmmmm
Wow OB! My hat's off to you for a) tackling that...

Wow OB! My hat's off to you for a) tackling that monster of a job, b) making everything look pristine, and c) for having that wicked floor lift.


I've got to get my Firebird gauges to a shop in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-20-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By srmmmm
On inspection, my old bulb turned cloudy and...

On inspection, my old bulb turned cloudy and light output was probably down 25% when I replace it.


2002 X5 3.0 376,600 miles
2014 428i 66,700 miles


2004 325i sold at 123,600 miles
2001...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-20-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,171
Posted By srmmmm
You've got to putt really fast as well because...

You've got to putt really fast as well because the cup fills with oil when they pull the flag.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-20-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By srmmmm
:iagree: Lemforder kits from FCP are the way to...

:iagree: Lemforder kits from FCP are the way to go. Decent price and lifetime warranty. I did my front at 192,000 miles and probably should have done the rear at the same time. I waited on the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-20-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,171
Posted By srmmmm
I imagine the course will have a lot of sand...

I imagine the course will have a lot of sand traps. :bustingup



2002 X5 3.0 376,600 miles
2014 428i 66,700 miles


2004 325i sold at 123,600 miles
2001 325i sold at 66,000 miles
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-14-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 16,722
Posted By srmmmm
I find that the blow-off going down the highway...

I find that the blow-off going down the highway at 75-80mph produces an even distribution of corrosion resisting oil film on the floorpan and rear suspension fasteners. :rolleyes:


Anyway, what...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-28-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 16,722
Posted By srmmmm
Mine does the same. I figure it's just age...

Mine does the same. I figure it's just age related. Pushing the memory button on the seat moves it up to the right position.


2002 X5 3.0 375,600 miles
2014 428i 66,400 miles


2004 325i ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 104,936
Posted By srmmmm
Actually, the trans has never been touched. ...

Actually, the trans has never been touched. Pan's never been dropped. Filter is original. I had considered just doing the filter replacement and putting the original fluid back in a few years ago,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 104,936
Posted By srmmmm
It's the GM five speed. Best GM product I've...

It's the GM five speed. Best GM product I've ever had :bustingupand it's in a BMW! Go figure.....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 104,936
Posted By srmmmm
Changing fluid now would create an environmental...

Changing fluid now would create an environmental disaster inside that transmission. I'm sure that after 375,000 miles the fluid, friction surfaces and seals are in a totally symbiotic relationship...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 104,936
Posted By srmmmm
Well with a shorter commute, it's taking a little...

Well with a shorter commute, it's taking a little more time to make the numbers change, but I plunged through the 375000 mile barrier last Sunday! :D Everything still works - including that pesky...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-27-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By srmmmm
I've got 373,000 miles on my fluid - no changes...

I've got 373,000 miles on my fluid - no changes planned :thumbup: Besides, it's the only major component that's never developed a leak :bustingup


2002 X5 3.0 373,000 miles
2014 428i 66,000...
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