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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By jnclem
Window Regulator Bolts Loose

My driver's door had been rattling for some time. I thought it was from a set of keys I keep in the lower pocket. But last week, the window suddenly got jammed in the down position. From what I had...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By jnclem
Iím probably doing several things wrong, although...

Iím probably doing several things wrong, although is did basically what you said. Anyplace the fluid touched the clear coat, it ruined it. I ended up just being extremely careful not to get any touch...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By jnclem
When you start over, what do you use to sand down...

When you start over, what do you use to sand down your previous attempt. I tried the pressing out the paint with a nitrile glove, but still had a mess. I ordered their little squeegee with the kit,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By jnclem
Just to follow up on this. I got the Dr....

Just to follow up on this. I got the Dr. Colorchip #335. Pretty much the same as the BMW touchup - way too dark. Maybe a tiny bit closer. At least there is no bare metal showing anymore.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By jnclem
I started with the Lanka kit where you put in a...

I started with the Lanka kit where you put in a blob, let it partially dry, then use their blob eliminator to smooth it to the height of the surface. I'm sure I was doing something wrong, but I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By jnclem
Thanks. I might try that.

Thanks. I might try that.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-10-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By jnclem
I spread it as thin as I could. It looks...

I spread it as thin as I could. It looks terrible, but it's better than bare metal. I understand that all metallic paints look darker when applied in liquid form as opposed to a spray, but this is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-07-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By jnclem
Touch up Paint too dark

I have a 2002 e53 in Estroil Blue. I bought BMW touch up paint #335, but it looks WAY too dark. The car was garaged for most of its life until I got it. I can't imagine that the paint has faded that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-31-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,291
Posted By jnclem
I think this stuff is the best. Used in Aviation...

I think this stuff is the best. Used in Aviation and marine applications. Also good for protecting the steering u-joints.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,291
Posted By jnclem
I’ve always sprayed my door seals with silicone a...

I’ve always sprayed my door seals with silicone a couple times during the winter on all our vehicles. Any of them will freeze shut, not just the BMW. Your spray sounds better. But, here, it generally...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,291
Posted By jnclem
Good information. I broke my rear driver side DHC...

Good information. I broke my rear driver side DHC a couple of weeks ago. It had gotten up to 21 degrees, Yup that’s when everyone here starts wearing flip flops and washing cars, so I washed the car...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-24-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By jnclem
Twisting and pulling wasnít working for me. I was...

Twisting and pulling wasnít working for me. I was at the point where I was going to break something, so I tried the not to hard smack to get the latch back to the closed position. It went. After that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-24-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By jnclem
Just for anyone that pulls this up later, I was...

Just for anyone that pulls this up later, I was able to fix the latch today. First I had to give the latch a fairly good smack from the outside to get it back into the closed, flat, position. Once it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-22-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By jnclem
Glove Compartment Latch

Tonight when I got home, I took something out of the glove box and closed it, but the latch stayed out and itís now jammed. It doesnít feel broken, although it might be, itís more like it stayed in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-13-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By jnclem
Iím getting rid of my staggered, low-profile...

Iím getting rid of my staggered, low-profile wheels - not at all practical for where I live. These are 255/55/18. But thatís good information. Thanks.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-13-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By jnclem
Yeah I know. It doesnít make any sense to me...

Yeah I know. It doesnít make any sense to me either, but it not only works, but as the tire wears, the beads shift every time the tire starts to roll and they keep it in balance throughout its life....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-13-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By jnclem
Tire Balancing Beads?

I just put a set of style 183 rims on my 2002 X5 4.6is. The front brakes clear the rims, but they did strip off the old tire balancing weights on the rims. I suppose my tire shop could simply...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-01-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By jnclem
Perfect. Thank you. I will look into that, but...

Perfect. Thank you. I will look into that, but probably just wait for another set of wheels to show up.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-01-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By jnclem
Well, Iím at it again. Looking for a second set...

Well, Iím at it again. Looking for a second set of used 18Ē wheels for a 2002 4.6is. There is a good looking set for sale near me right now. I can't get much information from the owner, but looking...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-05-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By jnclem
Turns out that mine was glued down at the rear,...

Turns out that mine was glued down at the rear, so it required quite a bit of force to get it out. I got I though, so when the new one arrives, Iím set.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By jnclem
OK, thanks, I'll go at it again. I remember...

OK, thanks, I'll go at it again. I remember wrestling with it a bit last Fall when trying to remove the phone - I did get that out. I was more nervous about the car back then, but it has caused me...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-05-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By jnclem
Are there some instructions someplace on how to...

Are there some instructions someplace on how to ďslide that piece of junk CD tray out of there? I hate that thing, and would love to replace it, but it sure doesnít seem to want to slide. Iíve been...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-17-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By jnclem
75w 140 gear oil in X5 differential?

Iím doing a drain and fill on my rear differential - 2002 4.6is. A friend has a bucnch of fresh, still sealed BG 75w 140 GL5 that he isnít going to use and wants to give me. The specs I've seen call...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,762
Posted By jnclem
Thanks again for all of this. So far, everything...

Thanks again for all of this. So far, everything seems to be working. I'm not sure what caused the problem a few days ago, but I will be keeping a close eye on things, and be aware of any sequence of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-23-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,762
Posted By jnclem
Thanks for all the replies. I really hope its not...

Thanks for all the replies. I really hope its not a broken wire in the body to hatch boot. Our 2009 Subaru Outback, which we sold when we got the X5, went through two harnesses in that location. It...
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