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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-29-2016, 10:44 PM
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Posted By benfbuilder
just hit 172,000 miles

just hit 172,000 miles
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-29-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
Finally Solved!!!

I do apologize in advance for the untimely reply, but I have finally got this issue figured out. The transmission is fine after the rebuild and functions flawlessly and has been for the past 12k...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-24-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
Phil, sorry for the late reply, I was...

Phil,

sorry for the late reply, I was waiting on my code reader to be delivered. it's able to read the transmissions codes and data but unfortunately will not record it. Here's what I came up...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-10-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
Ok, just measure those pins and got a reading of...

Ok, just measure those pins and got a reading of 6.3 ohms. Do you think it would be worth a shot trying to get a new solenoid and swapping it out?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-10-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
Phil, I did replace the F brake piston with...

Phil,

I did replace the F brake piston with the new one.

I will test the resistance right now and report back.

As for the input shafts seals, the old ones appeared to be in very good shape,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-09-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
Phil, it is possible that the solenoid is in its...

Phil, it is possible that the solenoid is in its original position, but not likely as I did not take any care in marking/organizing where they came out of the valve body.

The valves all looked to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-09-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
Phil, the solenoids did get switched around. I...

Phil, the solenoids did get switched around. I didn't know they had to be replaced in their original positions. But this is the exact same problem I was having before I touched anything on the trans....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-09-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
Ok, so finally an update: I've rebuilt the trans...

Ok, so finally an update: I've rebuilt the trans (frictions, seals, gaskets, reman tc, and valve body with updated main pressure piston) and it's back in the car and driving. BUT, I still have the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
Well, hopefully haha. I just finished the trans...

Well, hopefully haha. I just finished the trans rebuild last night. Did all the seals, frictions, and valve body rebuild. Need to do the rear main on my motor then I can get the x back up and running.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-30-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By benfbuilder
No, none of that. That's why this doesn't make...

No, none of that. That's why this doesn't make any sense. The temperature gauge has never risen above halfway since I've owned the car and I've driven it 1000 miles through 115 heat in the desert...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-30-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By benfbuilder
I don't think it ever had a small leak because...

I don't think it ever had a small leak because I'm under this thing quite a lot and never noticed any dried up coolant on the backside of the engine/around the bell housing area. But who knows....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-30-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By benfbuilder
Mine has about a 1.5 " tear in it. Water was...

Mine has about a 1.5 " tear in it. Water was pouring out of it when I poured it into the expansion tank. And yeah that's what I did is removed the cabin air filter housing. I've been having an issue...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-30-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By benfbuilder
Mam4.6 you were right it is that hose you were...

Mam4.6 you were right it is that hose you were talking about. How fun. Anything else to replace while I've got this torn apart? Also thanks for all the support and input from everyone!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By benfbuilder
Ok thanks, I'll try it.

Ok thanks, I'll try it.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By benfbuilder
Yes, I am home now tearing apart the x as we...

Yes, I am home now tearing apart the x as we speak. I've located the leak at the back left of the engine and I can't seem to figure out how to get the electrical box off the engine. I've removed the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By benfbuilder
A friend is on the way to tow the trailer to my...

A friend is on the way to tow the trailer to my mom's house since it is close (7 miles) and the insurance will cover the tow back to my place (25 miles) but I still need to find out the problem....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By benfbuilder
HELP COOLANT ALL DRAINED OUT WHILE DRIVING

Was driving on the freeway towing a small enclosed trailer when I noticed a giant cloud of steam in my mirrors and then the check coolant level warning came on. Pulled off the freeway into a gas...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-24-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By benfbuilder
not sure about cheap, but Frank's automotive in...

not sure about cheap, but Frank's automotive in east sac has treated me well and done quality work on my x.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
So I've given it some thinking and I've decided...

So I've given it some thinking and I've decided to do a full rebuild. I don't see any point in throwing parts at it when I have 159k on the x and the fluid is most likely original (judging by how...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-28-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By benfbuilder
I use this stuff. It's like $7 from walmart and...

I use this stuff. It's like $7 from walmart and works wonders on all the plastic/leather/vinyl in the car. Leaves everything feeling smooth and slightly slick. Typically lasts me about a month and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-28-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
If my trans really needs a rebuild, I am going to...

If my trans really needs a rebuild, I am going to try and tackle it myself. I've got the space and the tools as well as being pretty mechanically inclined. My question is whether or not the torque...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-22-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
No input? I'm really stuck on this issue as I...

No input? I'm really stuck on this issue as I have no prior experience of working with transmissions. Really, any help would be much appreciated.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-21-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,577
Posted By benfbuilder
Torque Converter Slipping -- SOLVED --

My x is giving me code 000030 Egs: Coverter lockup clutch, excessive slip. Dealer quoted me $7k for a new trans. It will only slip at high rpm and in low gear when taking off hard from a complete...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,534
Posted By benfbuilder
+2 for the zimmerman rotors. Have them on my x...

+2 for the zimmerman rotors. Have them on my x and I abuse the hell out of them and have had no issues.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2016, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By benfbuilder
The little black transistors crack in half so...

The little black transistors crack in half so they're pretty easy to spot. Sorry for the late reply, had a busy weekend.
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