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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By cn90
- I use Turtle Wax Polosing Compound + fibermesh...

- I use Turtle Wax Polosing Compound + fibermesh cloth + elbow grease.
- It works...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-30-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,940
Posted By cn90
Any long-term report on Febi ($50) vs BMW...

Any long-term report on Febi ($50) vs BMW ($120)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-30-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,750
Posted By cn90
I just replaced the LEFT FRONT Door Carrier (BMW...

I just replaced the LEFT FRONT Door Carrier (BMW $100) in 2019.

Now, the LEFT REAR door has similar symptoms (have to pull hard from the outside to open the door)...Will have to replace this item...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By cn90
- Or get some professional hose clamps that...

- Or get some professional hose clamps that partially shut the heater hoses (don't squeeze it too much).

- Then drive the car and see if AC is better. If it does, then the problem is with the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-24-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By cn90
I used to have an E23 sedan (1983 735i 5sp), the...

I used to have an E23 sedan (1983 735i 5sp), the hood struts failed all the time.
So I came up with this idea using 3/4" copper pipe + a screw ---> bullet-proof.
No need to carry a broomstick.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-24-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By cn90
I have fixed my Volvos and BMWs over 25 yrs,...

I have fixed my Volvos and BMWs over 25 yrs, sometimes the Stabilus struts (whether it is tailgate or hood) last 10 yrs, sometimes 2 yrs.

The brand-new Stabilus tailgate struts on my 2005 Volvo...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-23-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By cn90
For those who don't care about spending money on...

For those who don't care about spending money on these hood struts, here are the options...

Although my hood struts still work fine, for safety reasons, I sometimes use a stick to support.

For...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-22-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By cn90
Checking oil, adding Windshield fluid...I rely on...

Checking oil, adding Windshield fluid...I rely on hood struts bc it is quick.

For repairs lasting 15 min to hours ---> piece of broomstick = peace of mind.

PS: wear helmet next time you open...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By cn90
Even brand-new Stabilus can fail, the hood is...

Even brand-new Stabilus can fail, the hood is heavy.

Open the hood and find suitable points for a broomstick, then cut a piece of broomstick to length and keep it in the trunk.

Most Japanese...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-18-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,543
Posted By cn90
- FCPEuro sells the Caliper ATE seals: ...

- FCPEuro sells the Caliper ATE seals:
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-caliper-rebuild-kit-ate-34111157037#fitment


- I wrote a Brake Caliper Overhaul for 1998 BMW 528i yrs ago, all tricks...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-20-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By cn90
- Vacuum: a bit more than stock but no big deal. ...

- Vacuum: a bit more than stock but no big deal.
- Fuel Mileage: I did not measure it before vs after, so idk. But probably better bc engine seems to run better after mod.

@Blackjetvette97: spark...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-20-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By cn90
Six (6) months report on VDO win regulator. ...

Six (6) months report on VDO win regulator.
Installed in Nov. 2019.

It is made in Taiwan, about $90-$100 online.
The build quality is very good.
Nice and quiet operation.

I avoid using it as...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By cn90
- I'd remove the spark plugs and inspect them, if...

- I'd remove the spark plugs and inspect them, if still good re-use them ( I use a tiny of anti-seize on the threads).

- If there is any oil in the cylinder, suck it out.

- A bit of smoke is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,180
Posted By cn90
- Attached is the fuse box near the windshield...

- Attached is the fuse box near the windshield area. Random Pic from the web (2001 X5).

- One of the relays is stuck "ON".
So, when you are dealing with this problem, open the fuse box and work...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-22-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,023
Posted By cn90
Follow-up... - BMW plastic key + Cheap metal...

Follow-up...

- BMW plastic key + Cheap metal key worked!
- As mentioned above, I found a local locksmith that cut the key for me.

PS: search for locksmith that services used car dealers. Very...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-04-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By cn90
BMW sells the inner + outer tie rods as a combo....

BMW sells the inner + outer tie rods as a combo. They are not sold separately.
Get Lemforder brand for $53/each side.
Also get new rubber boots.

I wrote a DIY front suspension for 1998 E39 528i,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-02-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By cn90
Common issue (expansion tank)... Do a...

Common issue (expansion tank)...

Do a compression test, if OK, then search forum for "cooling overhaul"...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-01-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,954
Posted By cn90
There is a thread on bimmerfest on NGK...

There is a thread on bimmerfest on NGK counterfeit:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1366187

This is why I only buy NGK spark plugs from local store such as Advance Auto etc....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-29-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,387
Posted By cn90
I usually buy NGK plugs from local stores such as...

I usually buy NGK plugs from local stores such as Advance Auto, Autozone etc. bc they sell thousands of plugs every year. Chances are their plugs are genuine NGK.

Also, the local price is almost...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By cn90
I don't know if this helps but I replaced the...

I don't know if this helps but I replaced the hood cable on my E39 1998 528i a while back.

Here is the DIY:
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By cn90
I don't understand why you did that. Most...

I don't understand why you did that.

Most people install the bolt a few turns, give it a few gentle taps and the "sliding nut" will move by 2-3mm, enough for re-installation. No need for any fancy...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By cn90
I wonder how far the metal part extends into the...

I wonder how far the metal part extends into the plastic.

First, measure Min and Max as distance from the handle O-ring area.
Write it down...

Now, strip the plastic away, it should expose the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-26-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,299
Posted By cn90
UPDATE re Clips and Brand of WR

A little update re Clips and Brand of WR...

Bought 2005 X5 M54 in 2014 with 110K; it is now Jan 2020 with 134K miles.

LF window making "rao rao rao" noise when going up. At one point, it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By cn90
I'd not bother with factory CCV. Do the CCV...

I'd not bother with factory CCV.

Do the CCV mod by BavarianE39 and you will be happy.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-24-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By cn90
Oooops, Sorry, not a joke. It was typo. I...

Oooops,

Sorry, not a joke. It was typo.
I meant "take it out every 100K" (of course not 10K).
Good catch!!!
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