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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-04-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By dkl
Great work! PM me if you want to earn some extra...

Great work! PM me if you want to earn some extra cash or side job and do mine ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12,798
Views: 1,687,480
Posted By dkl
How is the rear badge attached? Is it similar to...

How is the rear badge attached? Is it similar to the front - just with a couple of rubber grommets?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-06-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,598
Posted By dkl
Understood. I was just trying to say that some...

Understood. I was just trying to say that some units may not come with a resistor, so you'll have to swap it over regardless if that's the case.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-05-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,598
Posted By dkl
OK - I see the resistor on another listing on...

OK - I see the resistor on another listing on Amazon
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-05-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,598
Posted By dkl
Awesome! That looks simple to swap over...

Awesome! That looks simple to swap over :beerchug:
The part now only cost $80 on Amazon! However, the pictures on Amazon doesn't show or come with the resistor?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-05-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,598
Posted By dkl
Thanks for digging this up. Is the resistor...

Thanks for digging this up.

Is the resistor soldered on the motor? I need to look for pictures to see how the resistor is attached to the motor. Thanks again for the info!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-04-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,598
Posted By dkl
Thanks for the update - really appreciate it! My...

Thanks for the update - really appreciate it! My old actuator is still working after rotating the gear 180*...so this is a really good option when my gear gives up!

Did you have to get the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-17-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By dkl
:iagree:That looks like some type of sanded down...

:iagree:That looks like some type of sanded down bondo, which is not used at the factory.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-15-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By dkl
My X5 turns fully synthetic oil black in about 10...

My X5 turns fully synthetic oil black in about 10 miles after an oil change. The color of the oil doesn't necessarily represent the condition of it. But look at how clean the engine is, even with...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-15-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By dkl
Car came from the factory with full synthetic.

Car came from the factory with full synthetic.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-15-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By dkl
Conventional is fine if you just short cycle it...

Conventional is fine if you just short cycle it (~3k miles). BMW only specified fully synthetic for it's long change cycles. Just make sure they put in the correct amount is what I would worry more.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-14-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,036
Posted By dkl
LOL - thought I was the only one here that does...

LOL - thought I was the only one here that does that.



I won't take the X if I know that I need to go through some type of drive through :rofl:
I constantly have to remind my wife not to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,163
Posted By dkl
That undercarriage is so pristine you can eat off...

That undercarriage is so pristine you can eat off of it! Mine used to be like that until the freaking OPG seepage started. DIY is way over my head on this one and I don't want to pay my indy $2k...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-10-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By dkl
I have tried one of those ebay shifter when I...

I have tried one of those ebay shifter when I needed to replace my worn out knob and the fitment wasn't very good - didn't felt like it would stay on there. Ultimately ended up with an OE titanium...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-10-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,879
Posted By dkl
I have some seepage on my oil pan gasket that I'm...

I have some seepage on my oil pan gasket that I'm trying to minimize...so I added a bottle of AT-205 at the beginning of the year. How often do you guys use AT-205? Would you add it at every oil...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-17-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12,798
Views: 1,687,480
Posted By dkl
If you squint, the small description on the...

If you squint, the small description on the interface does say CD changer :wow:

Why would anyone put that Alpine CD changer interface on an X5 when the OE unit can control an Alpine CD changer...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-17-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By dkl
It's the same S/W installed on the same machine...

It's the same S/W installed on the same machine for the past 5 years or so. Nothing changed, but all the sudden got flagged? :dunno:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-16-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By dkl
BMW Scanner v1.4.0 is a Trojan threat?

Did anyone get a "Severe" Trojan threat warning for BMWScan140.exe from Windows Defender Antivirus scan? I just got this warning in the last couple of days after the latest Windows 10 update.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-16-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12,798
Views: 1,687,480
Posted By dkl
What brand did you ended up replacing it with? ...

What brand did you ended up replacing it with? I'm ready for a 2nd replacement set :(
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By dkl
You're supposed to remove that piece - the one...

You're supposed to remove that piece - the one where the tow hook eye screws into. The Curt hitch will replace that piece. Look closely at the picture that you'd posted on your original post - that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By dkl
I would doubt the drone will go away with the...

I would doubt the drone will go away with the added pipes. Even my quiet Remus drone at cold startup!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By dkl
The bumper will mount back fine with the hitch...

The bumper will mount back fine with the hitch sandwiched in there. Can't speak for its towing capacity since I only use mine to mount a mountain bike.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-13-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,606
Posted By dkl
Always thought they were just 1 piece. No wonder...

Always thought they were just 1 piece. No wonder mine rattles only when cold, which make sense.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By dkl
I have one (aFe Pro Dry S drop-in filter) in my...

I have one (aFe Pro Dry S drop-in filter) in my S54 MCoupe. Butt dyno says no increase in power or noise. There's only about 2-3ppm increase in silicon (abrasive dirt contamination) when compared...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-01-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By dkl
The issue with the K&N oiled filter is that they...

The issue with the K&N oiled filter is that they lose their efficiency really quickly...so you will have to wash and re-oil them often if you want their "free-er" flowing advantages. For a big lump...
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