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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Effduration
Those dual purpose 7-way/4-way connectors are...

Those dual purpose 7-way/4-way connectors are practical, but I'd rather not cut the bumper cover that way. I think will stick with the 7-way connector and use a plug-in adapter (bullet) when I need...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-03-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13,476
Views: 1,870,494
Posted By Effduration
The inexpensive axle wouldn't fit???It wouldn't...

The inexpensive axle wouldn't fit???It wouldn't go into the hub?

I am also surprised the genuine boot wouldn't fit..unless your orig axle was not OEM.

Good thing you are in CA...just getting...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-20-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Effduration
We're talking about two different shields ...

We're talking about two different shields

The larger brake shield with the 3 bolts is what you are talking about.

I was referring to the smaller dust collar (press fit) that goes around the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Effduration
Okay I have 6+ E46, E39 & E53s, and have done a...

Okay I have 6+ E46, E39 & E53s, and have done a lot of work over the last 10 yrs.
Engines replacements, manual swaps, clutch jobs, rear ball joints (E53/E39)

Removing a stuck axle in an E53...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Effduration
Maybe I figured it out. The “shroud” I am...

Maybe I figured it out. The “shroud” I am referring to that surrounds the hub when installed is part # 31206751740 Dust Protection Collar, and according to RealOEM, it looks like it is a press fit...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-19-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Effduration
Can I ask about this ? I just took the...

Can I ask about this ?

I just took the front drivers side knuckle off. I am going to get the bearing and hub pressed in.

How does the new brake shield go on without cutting it?

It won’t...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-17-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Effduration
Thanks for all this...I understand the 7/8 SAE...

Thanks for all this...I understand the 7/8 SAE bolt sliding thru the 1" NPT flange with a 7/8 bolt and maybe a washer on the other side.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-17-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Effduration
running into a stuck front CV axle on my X5.. ...

running into a stuck front CV axle on my X5..

I have the old rotor that I can use. Plan on running out to buy 1 inch bolts. I worry that a 1 inch threaded pipe flange will become the weakest...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-15-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Effduration
So this is a different problem? You started this...

So this is a different problem? You started this thread about blown lights.

It is starting to sound a little like a bad ignition switch...maybe just dirty contacts on the ignition switch.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-14-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Effduration
So bulbs (not fuses) are blowing out almost...

So bulbs (not fuses) are blowing out almost simultaneously? and it was immediately after a door regulator fix?

I think I would pull the door card again and check all wires..Feels like something...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-13-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By Effduration
Congrats on the big project. Take some of...

Congrats on the big project.

Take some of the cash you saved doing it yourself and buy a mechanics stethoscope for <$20 on amazon. Its a very handy tool.

You will narrow down that sound...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-10-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,293
Posted By Effduration
Hey in my '05 E53, a previous owner wired in a...

Hey in my '05 E53, a previous owner wired in a reverse camera to one of the reverse lights. It works, but every 3rd or 4th back-up, I get a warning that says "Check back up lights".

If I did it,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-08-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Effduration
Another option is to pull nicer looking...

Another option is to pull nicer looking headlights of a junked E53 which are being sent to junkyards in numbers. Polish them up, seal them and good to go.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-02-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Effduration
In my case it definitely led to a leak...It's...

In my case it definitely led to a leak...It's possible my window has been replaced, though I am not sure that matters.

My seal was completely missing a section of about a foot in length on the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-01-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 34,173
Posted By Effduration
What a great thread...Learned a ton..Thanks to...

What a great thread...Learned a ton..Thanks to all. I am gearing up to do this job. Given Andrew's experience with two X5's, I imagine I will need to do this a few times..I also have two X5's.

I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Effduration
I would look hard for a factory (westfalia) hitch...

I would look hard for a factory (westfalia) hitch and a factory trailer harness and trailer module...I have an extra set, and will PM you..

If you buy a used factory hitch make sure you get all...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Effduration
Yeah prices on just about everything is up ...not...

Yeah prices on just about everything is up ...not just car parts.

For the range of E53, we still have a wide selection of quality and prices. Genuine, OEM, aftermarket ranging from good to junk....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Effduration
fact checking: cluster and pic of center console...

fact checking: cluster and pic of center console seem to show an automatic trans
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Effduration
Did you replce the seal at the top of the...

Did you replce the seal at the top of the windshield ? Part# 51317182004?
It goes along the top of the windshield. Mine had deteriorated and was causing a leak.

Otherwise remove both front...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By Effduration
As you probably know, that #44 Solenoid (fuel...

As you probably know, that #44 Solenoid (fuel tank breather) valve error relates to the small solenoid that is mounted in a rubber holder under the intake between the CCV and and the oil filter...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Effduration
I've also had good luck hunting for non-obvious...

I've also had good luck hunting for non-obvious leaks with a coolant UV dye kit (UV Glasses, UV flashlight & UV dye) found on Amazon. You may have to buy the dye separately. Make sure you get the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By Effduration
No. Most of the time, smoother running when you...

No. Most of the time, smoother running when you unplug the MAF, means you have a vacuum leak somewhere.

Get a smoke test done.

If you DO buy a MAF sensor, only after you pass a smoke...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-07-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By Effduration
I am not as certain as upallnight is that the...

I am not as certain as upallnight is that the compression figure variation is the source of your misfires...

I have seen similar compression figures on several M54's, both in terms of absolute...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By Effduration
compression numbers are fine...

compression numbers are fine...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Effduration
You didn't ask this question, but you can use any...

You didn't ask this question, but you can use any M54 3.0 (M54B30) engine from 3, 5, Z3, Z4, X3, or X5. The early engines ('01 and early '02) had a different coil pack, valve cover design, and...
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