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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-22-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Bianca98
Looking for a 3.0 6spd?

Hey there X-Friends! This is my first post since leaving the X5 game. My X5 ended up needing an absurd amount of suspension work at the same time as...well everything else so I sold it and bought an...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-30-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,632
Posted By Bianca98
You could do it yourself and save about 500...

You could do it yourself and save about 500 dollars. But in all honesty, knowing how long a project like that takes, 500 isn't a terrible price. Gotta Pay to PLay.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,970
Posted By Bianca98
Knowing that Dip and such is kind of expensive...

Knowing that Dip and such is kind of expensive and that a grill can be a high contact area for hands and rocks, I opted to just buy black plastic grills. easier to maintain since its basically zero...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,761
Posted By Bianca98
I agree whole heartedly. You gotta pay to play....

I agree whole heartedly. You gotta pay to play. If you would be happier in something with less maintenance and such, then just trade out. Get a CRV. Personally, I want something more refined. And if...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,003
Posted By Bianca98
could be a bad idler pulley, could just be the...

could be a bad idler pulley, could just be the belts, could be there is a small vacuum leak in your intake/intake piping. Could be wheel bearing, could be brakes. Better test would be to have someone...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,871
Posted By Bianca98
Great to hear its fixed, sad to hear you dropped...

Great to hear its fixed, sad to hear you dropped 287! that's like 5000 Freedom Bucks! For others with this fix on their mind, the kit and fluids is fairly cheap and your labor is more or less free....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Bianca98
Cig lighter I agree is likely a fuse. I had an...

Cig lighter I agree is likely a fuse. I had an issue with the hazards doing something similar in my E36 when I had a bad connection at the battery. I would suggest disconnecting the battery, cleaning...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-21-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,011
Posted By Bianca98
my first thought was also the hood position...

my first thought was also the hood position sensor. There should be diagnostic tools to read what fault the alarm module is sensing. It would likely require a visit to a very knowledgeable (Read as:...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Bianca98
I believe low speed noise could also be the diffs...

I believe low speed noise could also be the diffs or transfer case, correct? My thought was CV joint or wheel bearing.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By Bianca98
Maybe check it for compression. If you don't see...

Maybe check it for compression. If you don't see if leaking out, its probably burning up. I would pay a good shop to evaluate it if you are like me and lack the tools or skill to tackle something...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-15-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,124
Posted By Bianca98
They have probably just died briefly and need to...

They have probably just died briefly and need to be reprogramed. insert it into the ignition. If they were low enough on a charge you will likely need to drive with them in the iginition and then do...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-15-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,223
Posted By Bianca98
I had no specific indication it was bad. In fact...

I had no specific indication it was bad. In fact it made no noise, or rattle as is common when they fail. I pulled it to inspect and found my DISA valve "flapper" was loose on the arm and not being...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-15-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,829
Posted By Bianca98
If you didn't change the plugs when you had a bad...

If you didn't change the plugs when you had a bad VCG, I would replace those first. Then check the fuel filter/pressure. Having failed that, coils.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-12-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,256
Posted By Bianca98
Another week gone. Nothing but good news to...

Another week gone. Nothing but good news to report. I thought I would get a little better economy with having replaced and fixed a good bit of the intake but any savings I probably waste by gaining...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,223
Posted By Bianca98
My issue was solved after replacing my DISA, torn...

My issue was solved after replacing my DISA, torn lower intake elbow, and cleaning the IACV.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-12-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,223
Posted By Bianca98
A note on the Simply Green: BMW does not use the...

A note on the Simply Green: BMW does not use the same quality paint process on the engine bay as they do on the exterior of the car. In my case, an off the shelf bottle of Simply Green was able to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-09-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Bianca98
well, I have a manual trans so I simply removed...

well, I have a manual trans so I simply removed the shift boot and pressed up on the switch assembly from the bottom. If you have an auto trans maybe you could do a similar procedure. Otherwise, a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,256
Posted By Bianca98
SES light turned off on its own after about 40...

SES light turned off on its own after about 40 miles of driving after the intake fix. I still want to have my guy with the snapon tool do some live data logging for me, see what sensors are reading...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-05-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By Bianca98
Probably broken element.

Probably broken element.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-05-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,256
Posted By Bianca98
Well, Xexilia has been through some tough days...

Well, Xexilia has been through some tough days this last week. to make a long story short, in trying to replace my lower intake elbow and DISA I dislodged the IACV and could not remove the bracket...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-04-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Bianca98
Replacing front axles

I had my car up on the lift today to discover that both outer CV boots on the front axles were beyond toast. I want to replace them with quality parts but I want to be budget conscious when ordering...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Bianca98
how much was your sensor from the dealer?

how much was your sensor from the dealer?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 80,984
Posted By Bianca98
I don't believe you can be sued for an...

I don't believe you can be sued for an infringement of sorts for reproducing their part. Just so long you don't claim its original. It should obviously for this purpose be labeled a reproduction...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-01-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bianca98
I agree that it sounds fuel related if you are...

I agree that it sounds fuel related if you are getting low pressure. However, have you checked what your spark plugs look like? Perhaps you have some leaking VCGs and may fouling the plugs. I have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-01-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By Bianca98
Well I want one for the sake of having one. Not...

Well I want one for the sake of having one. Not sure what I would paint it to put it on the front of my X. I have been throwing around the idea of some rose gold accents (calipers, hitch assembly)....
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