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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-27-2019, 02:22 AM
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Posted By andrewwynn
If you are getting shake when going slow and...

If you are getting shake when going slow and changing directions that indicates slop likely in the CV joint. The thrust bushings are a very distinct thud as they move upwards of 1.5-2cm during...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
Ball joint will shudder bad with gentle brakes...

Ball joint will shudder bad with gentle brakes from 50-60 mph.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
Sticky caliper one side will definitely give you...

Sticky caliper one side will definitely give you a steering shudder.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
You have to figure out exactly what condition...

You have to figure out exactly what condition brings it. Can you reproduce at McDonald's driveway? From red light ? Only turning right?
Often those wiggles are in the road but it sounds like...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-07-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
If you get a shudder ONLY when steering and it's...

If you get a shudder ONLY when steering and it's a quick wiggle (shudder perfect word) and especially during a lane change then stops, it's almost certainly a ball joint.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-07-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By andrewwynn
There are a lot of things that can cause this,...

There are a lot of things that can cause this, try to figure out the frequency.

If it's so fast it almost tickles your hand almost certainly tires (cupping etc) if it's slow like a wiggle it's...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-07-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
I've recently seen a thread where the steering...

I've recently seen a thread where the steering u-joint was the source of problem but I believe it was a click click click type sound related to the wheel position.

What you are describing sounds...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
A little bit of shudder when turning

DSC is operational a lot more than when it blinks.

Awesome to see somebody else that only uses snow tires. I happened into the practice by chance (bought car in spring with snow tires and spent...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
I have two similar examples to share. My...

I have two similar examples to share.

My version of the cross wise tires off the ground: simply leaving a field to an elevated road through a ditch: the ditch to road interface was too Sharp of a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
I wait all year for a chance to have an x5 do...

I wait all year for a chance to have an x5 do what they are made for.

Like the occasional hour of being the first one to drive down a freeway that hasn't been plowed or salted.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By andrewwynn
I will do a couple. Tight turns and drifting on...

I will do a couple. Tight turns and drifting on some snow wirh and without the DSC to compare and see if you can use as reference


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
A little bit of shudder when turning

I've only recently heard about the front drive disable. My understanding is it won't cause harm but you lose ABS and DSC so it's only meant for testing. I don't know the fuse but it's well...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
A little bit of shudder when turning

When DSC kicks in the light on the dash lights. When abs kicks in, no light.

The DSC button on dash will disable DSC and illuminate the triangle. Verify your DSC triangle lights when you start...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-04-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
Speed while shudder is key. Slow not likely...

Speed while shudder is key. Slow not likely control arms fast quite likely


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
Even with older model nonx drive, the front...

Even with older model nonx drive, the front wheels will "lock" when needed for traction. I have noticed when I come out of a step enough ditch where one wheel comes completely off the ground. The...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,519
Posted By andrewwynn
A little bit of shudder when turning

If the dif fluid is too viscous the inside wheel will turn faster than it is moving.

Have some body drive around in a circle on pavement with less than ideal friction (sand on cement works well...
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