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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 721
Posted By talljames
Guys, what brand and model rotary hammer do you...

Guys, what brand and model rotary hammer do you have? thanks I was thinking of just a breakerbar and pipe.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-18-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 721
Posted By talljames
Thanks, I’ll check the specs on the boots if they...

Thanks, I’ll check the specs on the boots if they are listed. Bmw are quoting $190 AUD per kit here so pelican parts, ecs, fcp, etc. and shipping cost.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-18-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 721
Posted By talljames
40 pages took me a while. Some say that the...

40 pages took me a while. Some say that the factory axles and inner front CV’s are lifetime of the vehicle. I can’t remember if anyone has had one long enough to post a poor inner CV. I am up to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-14-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 721
Posted By talljames
Question bmw x5 e53 2005 CV boot vs Axle replacement cost vs difficulty

Hi all, I have a 2005 X5 E53 4.4i and my front CV outer boots are torn. I have the option of replacing the full axles with both cv joints or just do a CV boot replacement. I see that BMW CV axles are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
ok guys, which Permatex do you reckon I should...

ok guys, which Permatex do you reckon I should use to seal the gap?:

1) Permatex Anaerobic Gasket Maker
2) Permatex RTV Silicone Gasket Maker, Maximum Oil Resistance - Ultra Black
3) Permatex...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-30-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
Thanks Purple, food for thought..:o)

Thanks Purple, food for thought..:o)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/temporar...

https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/temporary-valve-cover-oil-leak-repair.329962/
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
Heh guys, just have a dumb question. How does the...

Heh guys, just have a dumb question. How does the VC warp up 3mm anyway? Surely the original torque would have that much pressure that any shrinkage in gasket due to hardning up etc. would be...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
I was thinking of Permatex Ultra Grey Rigid...

I was thinking of Permatex Ultra Grey Rigid High-Torque RTV Silicone Gasket Maker for the gap. I dont want something that will prevent getting the cover off later.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
This is sounding good! How long have you guys...

This is sounding good! How long have you guys that have had a gasket leak wait until you did the job? I was told that once I undid the cover that it would spring up and I would’t be able even to get...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-24-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
Yes, its seems like the case. But I will restrict...

Yes, its seems like the case. But I will restrict myself to only doing one side at a time. I am going to have to get another valve cover which is a pain. I guess I should replace the pressure...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-23-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
Ok, apparently not...found the...

Ok, apparently not...found the answer..https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/98954-can-really-upper-timing-covers-removed-without-removing-valve-covers.html
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-23-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
Question X5 left valve cover gasket fix only or more

So, I am in two minds with something. I have a leaking left valve cover gasket but the other side is ok. The left timing cover gasket is almost there for leaking but still ok. I understand you have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-23-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
Does anyone know where I can get Viton FKM VCG’s?

Does anyone know where I can get Viton FKM VCG’s?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-21-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
x5 warped valve cover

So, I got some pictures and sure enough the left side has a ~3mm gap. ie warped. Here are the photos. Looks like I need a new VC.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-18-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
Thanks guys. Yes, perhaps it is with specific...

Thanks guys. Yes, perhaps it is with specific models.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-17-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By talljames
Heh guys, I was speaking to a mechanic and he was...

Heh guys, I was speaking to a mechanic and he was saying that the left side valve cover is common to tend to warp needing another cover. You will get the bolts out but it is hard to put them back in....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,902
Posted By talljames
Sorry, missed the 10mm bolt sentence. Shouldn’t...

Sorry, missed the 10mm bolt sentence. Shouldn’t be too hard to work out. cheers
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,902
Posted By talljames
Glad I found this thread as I have the same...

Glad I found this thread as I have the same issue. right side window sometimes does not go down using master switch. Then when I open the right door it works. How do I get to the door piller loom...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By talljames
Glad you posted as I think I am one of those...

Glad you posted as I think I am one of those others. For over a year now the power performance etc. has been sluggish and thought I might have to change the vanos valves. I got my ivm out and sure...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-03-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By talljames
No, it just happened. The solution was a faulty...

No, it just happened. The solution was a faulty fuel pump that just died on me when these symptoms began. All good now.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-03-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,198
Posted By talljames
Final addition. I do have a small weeping leak...

Final addition. I do have a small weeping leak but only from the left side valve cover gasket. Getting the courage to do that.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-03-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,766
Posted By talljames
[Solved] It was the fuel pump. Moral of the...

[Solved] It was the fuel pump. Moral of the story. If you have a faulty fuel sending unit (left side) or fuel pump (right side) best to replace/repair both at the same time. cheers
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-01-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,766
Posted By talljames
Hi amancuso, 6’8” so I had to choose my next car...

Hi amancuso, 6’8” so I had to choose my next car carefully. Most of the bigger 4WD’s, SUV’s here in Australia have very small driving areas even though they look big on the outside.
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