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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By crystalworks
Yep. For the first 3 years ours was great with...

Yep. For the first 3 years ours was great with minimal downtime. And then the trans went 02/20. Tried fruitlessly to save it, now waiting for the time to buy and install a low-mineage trans. ...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By crystalworks
Definitely this. Over budget for repairs and...

Definitely this.

Over budget for repairs and hopefully under spend. Ours is at 167000 miles now and needs a transmission or rebuild. Lack of maintenance took it's toll I'm guessing by PO's as it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By crystalworks
Only time I've experienced a ticking/clinking...

Only time I've experienced a ticking/clinking (very metallic) was driveshaft related. Could only hear it leaving a stand still. Cured by full front/rear DS service, excepting shaft itself and rear...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-18-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,792
Posted By crystalworks
Unfortunate. I agree it's a gadget. And can...

Unfortunate.

I agree it's a gadget. And can be annoying to instruct people not to slam doors when they aren't familiar. I'm constantly telling/asking people to close the hatch on the e53 and e61...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12,797
Views: 1,684,974
Posted By crystalworks
Got it. Again, big thanks for supplying your...

Got it. Again, big thanks for supplying your knowledge with the coding and modules. :beerchug: As mentioned, there's a bit of a learning curve with this stuff and I'm trying to muddle my way...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12,797
Views: 1,684,974
Posted By crystalworks
Yes, edited my post to reflect ahl, not lwr. I...

Yes, edited my post to reflect ahl, not lwr. I think I am following you now. LCI trucks use the LCM IV to manage LWR functions (in lieu of separate module) while ADDING AHL functionality with that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12,797
Views: 1,684,974
Posted By crystalworks
Could it be different for the US market? Don't...

Could it be different for the US market? Don't see why that would be but just thinking out loud here.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12,797
Views: 1,684,974
Posted By crystalworks
I don't think so. Mine has xenons (522) and ALC...

I don't think so. Mine has xenons (522) and ALC (524). It is equipped with that LWR module. I also have LCM IV.

But I'm new to module coding so maybe I've gotten something mixed up? I have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,092
Posted By crystalworks
:iagree: Seconded! Still glad you got it back.

:iagree: Seconded! Still glad you got it back.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12,797
Views: 1,684,974
Posted By crystalworks
No idea. Honestly yours is probably good and the...

No idea. Honestly yours is probably good and the system needs resetting. But for $20 better to have it on hand while you're here just in case. You're truck is optioned for alc right?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12,797
Views: 1,684,974
Posted By crystalworks
This thing. It lives above the EHCII computer...

This thing. It lives above the EHCII computer and GM behind the glove box.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/-t4AAOSw3rFfdK-S/s-l1600.jpg
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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12,797
Views: 1,684,974
Posted By crystalworks
We can take a look at it while your truck is here...

We can take a look at it while your truck is here getting the EHCII deleted. I have 2 spare ALC modules for the headlights if yours is borked. Do either one of your lights level? Or both are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12,797
Views: 1,684,974
Posted By crystalworks
Update on the ALC lighting fix now that I have...

Update on the ALC lighting fix now that I have had some sleep. The system is good to go now which is great, but I remember now what happened. I had some water intrusion into the LH headlight (after...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12,797
Views: 1,684,974
Posted By crystalworks
I rewarded Red's good behavior with a minor...

I rewarded Red's good behavior with a minor detail today. Wash & wax, engine bay wipe down, and interior wipe down/vacuum.

79064

79065

79066

Added these, courtesy of SpookX5, all the way...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By crystalworks
You sure have owned a few Dave. Respect. That's...

You sure have owned a few Dave. Respect. That's a lot of N62b48 love. The automotive masochist in me approves. :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,127
Posted By crystalworks
I'll add a data point. 190,000 mile ZF 6hp19 in...

I'll add a data point. 190,000 mile ZF 6hp19 in our E61 got fluid changed along with the 3 tube seals, bridge seal, mech sleeve, and filter/pan. Went with Liqui Moly Top Tec 1800 on that gear box. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-16-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By crystalworks
Might be because the rust is likely to be 10x...

Might be because the rust is likely to be 10x worse up there as posted by fellow Canucks.

That said, a $900 runner is almost a no brainer if you have space/time/money for a project.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-16-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By crystalworks
^ agreed with the above. Likely valve cover...

^ agreed with the above. Likely valve cover gaskets, valve stem seals, maybe other vacuum leak.

What codes is it throwing? Not "P" codes, but BMW specific dtc's?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-16-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By crystalworks
:iagree: I'm always on the lookout for a...

:iagree:

I'm always on the lookout for a nice Lemans or Estoril 4.8 to add to the stable. Much to my wife's displeasure.

PS: If I mysteriously stop posting... it wasn't an accident.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-16-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,734
Posted By crystalworks
Thanks for that. :thumbup: I just finished...

Thanks for that. :thumbup: I just finished reading a thread regarding it being a glitch or false positive error. I suppose I'll disregard for now. I don't want to code out the yaw sensor and lose...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-16-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,734
Posted By crystalworks
Took Red on a ~15 mile shakedown at varying...

Took Red on a ~15 mile shakedown at varying speeds today. No lights on the dashboard. Got home and scanned with the foxwell... Nothing reporting or pending from the DXC. I have some other errors...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-15-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By crystalworks
Same here. In my case I think it was a problem...

Same here. In my case I think it was a problem with the offset counter for my front left height sensor. Only sensor that never read correctly but I lacked a way to reset it at the time and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-15-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By crystalworks
Door Lock Question (Rear Left Door Stuck Shut)

Now I apologize for yet another door stuck thread, but I've read so many door lock actuator threads and door handle carrier threads that my head is spinning. Between the different symptoms and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,734
Posted By crystalworks
Well boys... I don't want to count my chickens......

Well boys... I don't want to count my chickens... but I think that's done the trick. I've not driven the car yet but the 5eb7 is no longer being thrown and the trifecta is OFF!!! I moved it forward...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By crystalworks
Agree. I did a bit of a head scratch as well...

Agree. I did a bit of a head scratch as well before realizing it was 2 separate links.
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