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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By CapeX5
FYI, Be prepared to deal with nightmares diving...

FYI, Be prepared to deal with nightmares diving into BMW software. I have been trying to figure it out for a couple of years. Recently bought an A4 and bought VAGCOM. BMW should be so lucky to have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-27-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By CapeX5
Thank you Rich. Good advice. I am just trying to...

Thank you Rich. Good advice. I am just trying to make sure that the manifold is exactly where it needs to be on the head. Need to pull the existing studs. Than, take a straight edge, using the old...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-25-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By CapeX5
So, after thinking about this, I am going to make...

So, after thinking about this, I am going to make a jig to place on the existing studs of the head and use the old X5 exhaust manifold as a template. Than use the jig to drill through. But, need to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-23-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By CapeX5
This truck is just going to be a daily driver, so...

This truck is just going to be a daily driver, so don't want to get involved in the hassles of changing this and that to get a little extra juice. Trying to keep it simple...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-23-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By CapeX5
OK, I spoke to soon.....Damn!! Weird part is the...

OK, I spoke to soon.....Damn!! Weird part is the drivers side of the engine manifold fits fine. I just tried the passenger side and just as you all said, completely opposite bolt pattern! I assumed...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-22-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By CapeX5
gasket

YES!! Don't want to do this huge job again! Thanks for reply!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-21-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By CapeX5
76144So as to not pass along false info, what...

76144So as to not pass along false info, what Rbryant has posted is incorrect at least in my case and my scenario. The exhaust manifolds bolt up perfectly. Will just have to deal with the EGR valves...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-20-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By CapeX5
'Fade, Thanks for the reply. Until I actually...

'Fade, Thanks for the reply. Until I actually pull the original motor, won't know for sure, but thinking I may just block off the 05 spot where the EGR's are. I can feel the protrusion on the 04 head...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-19-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By CapeX5
swapping N62 motors

I am in the process of taking the trashed motor out of my 04 E53 with 4.4. I have just purchased a used motor that came out of an 05 745. I know I will have to change over the oil pan to accommodate...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-23-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By CapeX5
Pretty basic diagnostics chief.....compression...

Pretty basic diagnostics chief.....compression test, oil pressure test, etc. And would help if you provided what car you are asking us to help you with!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-19-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By CapeX5
Thanks Guys-I am inclined to just put the chain...

Thanks Guys-I am inclined to just put the chain back on, get it somewhat snug, and do a compression test and maybe even a leak down. Just trying to avoid throwing money and LOTS of work to do the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-18-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By CapeX5
Is the N62 An Interference Engine

All, I recently picked up an 04 E53 with the N62 motor. Was told that it started making noises and stopped running. I have started taking the engine apart to do the chain guides. See attached...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By CapeX5
You might have to have it registered/coded to the...

You might have to have it registered/coded to the car. Try to find someone local that is able to do that for you. Can get very complicated.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-04-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By CapeX5
plugs fouling due to valve stem seal issue??

plugs fouling due to valve stem seal issue??
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-26-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By CapeX5
From everything I have read, the Foxwell will NOT...

From everything I have read, the Foxwell will NOT code the SAS. But, I have been proven wrong before. My creator is saying that my SAS has fault. I have refrained from changing it due to not wanting...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By CapeX5
That is for the M62TU, he has a N62. Old thread,...

That is for the M62TU, he has a N62. Old thread, but thought I would add.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By CapeX5
New to me 04 N62 4.4, now what??

Hello all,
Haven't been here in a while since my 01 has been basically ok(knock on 100 pieces of wood). But, just bought a 04 E53 with 4.4 N62. The guy said he was on highway, all of a sudden...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By CapeX5
I have the 510. Yes, I have the key on the "on"...

I have the 510. Yes, I have the key on the "on" position, car not running. And I have INPA on a lap top, 7/8 are bridged and the F'n thing only connects to the car when it feels like it. Need to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-05-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By CapeX5
modules

Thanks for the reply. There seem to be 2 for the SAS-LEW and LES if I remember correctly. Neither one will connect for some reason. Everyone raves about the Foxwell. I am not "raving" yet. Time will...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-05-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By CapeX5
Reading SAS with Foxwell

Hi Guys, just bought a foxwell code reader. Trying to diagnose my trifecta situation. My Creador says my steering angle sensor is bad/faulty. I am trying to confirm that with the Foxwell. When I try...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-27-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,041
Posted By CapeX5
Just polish them! Very easy, make them look like...

Just polish them! Very easy, make them look like new. Lot's of info online and on this site. Many different ways, but I just started with 4-500 grit wet sandpaper, worked my way up to 1200, than used...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,271
Posted By CapeX5
Can you explain why not to spray a lubricant in...

Can you explain why not to spray a lubricant in the access hole?Someone else suggested it, I have done it and all seems good. We are getting another cold spell next week, so that will be the next...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-21-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,271
Posted By CapeX5
I have the exact same issue on my 01. Had 2+" of...

I have the exact same issue on my 01. Had 2+" of rain yesterday, than 4 degrees this morning. Have had to hit my door/latch with heat gun twice today. For it to only freeze up again and now I am just...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-18-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By CapeX5
tires

Thanks for the input. The diagnosis is the hardest part of this. I do have snow tires that I will need to put on. Is putting a smaller tire on one corner ok for the differential(s)?? I always thought...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-17-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By CapeX5
Trying to Diagnose A Noise

My 2001 4.4 has had an unusual "whirring" noise for a few months now. At first I thought it was a tire going bad. Than I thought wheel bearing. I have had it jacked up, pushed and pulled on numerous...
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