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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 733
Posted By cn90
@wpoll, The price in Kiwi Land is way too...

@wpoll,

The price in Kiwi Land is way too high. Probably tons of import tax...

In the USA:
- E53 rear bearing 33416764180 is about $55 for FAG brand, $110 for SKF brand.
- The Four (4)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-04-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By cn90
I'd suggest to the OP that: 1. Get the real...

I'd suggest to the OP that:

1. Get the real key from BMW for ~ $250.

2. Fix the door cylinder system too.
Or could be the actuator issue.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-01-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,296
Posted By cn90
I have done engine mounts on my 1998 528i M52...

I have done engine mounts on my 1998 528i M52 engine before.
I have learned some tricks and posted them in forums...

- Any rubber mounts will compress with time, recall that the engine is very...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-30-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,296
Posted By cn90
For those of you with M54 6-cylinder engines,...

For those of you with M54 6-cylinder engines, when (at what miles) did your engine mounts go bad?

My 2006 X5 3.0i 6spMT with 139K is still fine, but I plan on replacing mine soon, just does not...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By cn90
You can do simple drain/refill. I wrote some...

You can do simple drain/refill.
I wrote some tips in X3 forum (fill by gravity).
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,458
Posted By cn90
My 2006 X5 M54 6spMT...bought it in 2014 with...

My 2006 X5 M54 6spMT...bought it in 2014 with 112K miles.
It is now 139K miles...

Tires are the same size front and rear.
Tread wear is 50% (about 6/32" depth).

As ppl said above...
- FRONT...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,156
Posted By cn90
I installed a VDO brand window regulator ~ Nov....

I installed a VDO brand window regulator ~ Nov. 2019.
About $90 or $100 online.
So far so good.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By cn90
- The OFH Gasket: start with that first bc it is...

- The OFH Gasket: start with that first bc it is easy.
Use only Genuine BMW gasket, about $6.
DIY info in forum.
I usually tighten the bolts in stages to avoid warping the OFH, this also allows...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-15-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By cn90
- Check "matthews volvo forum". The Volvo oil pan...

- Check "matthews volvo forum". The Volvo oil pan (1994-2000 S70, V70 and 2001-2007 S60, V70 etc.) came from factory with Anaerobic gasket.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By cn90
Just wondering what brand is this tstat? PS:...

Just wondering what brand is this tstat?

PS: I use only Wahler...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-11-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By cn90
- Cover the repair with corrugated tubing and zip...

- Cover the repair with corrugated tubing and zip tie it. The corrugated tubing is a few $ at local autoparts stores.
- Then google "Mighty Mint Rodent" or sth like that. Rodents hate mint...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-09-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By cn90
- It is a 2h job if you are slow and methodical,...

- It is a 2h job if you are slow and methodical, tons of DIYS in forum.

- I recently used a brand made by VDO, I posted info in forum so far so good. Others have used Dorman with mixed result.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-08-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By cn90
I did the brake line by myself, it was a real...

I did the brake line by myself, it was a real challenege but I ended up with a DIY in this forum.
Cost = ~ $100 including lines and tools etc.

When the car gets to this age > 120K etc., it pays...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-07-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By cn90
I am looking at parts to replace at 140K, I need...

I am looking at parts to replace at 140K, I need you guys' input...

For Sure will replace these parts (RED arrow):
- Strut (have not decided Sachs vs Bilstein yet)
- #1, #9, #10.

Questionable...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-07-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By cn90
For my E39 1998 528i, I did a front/rear...

For my E39 1998 528i, I did a front/rear suspension overhaul some 10 yrs ago, I am familiar with the job and the debate between Stock vs Bilstein (Touring vs HD)...

Looking at FCPEuro website:
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-07-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By cn90
2006 X5 3.0i 140K with oil at RF strut area...

Hi,

I need input...

2006 X5 3.0i 140K, car runs fine, no issues. Car always serviced by myself, never in the shop the last 7 yrs...

Washed the car 10 days ago, parked inside my garage.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-05-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By cn90
- Yes, you need to add grease for the REAR CV...

- Yes, you need to add grease for the REAR CV Joint of the DS. I use Castrol HD Grease.

- Do not forget to "preload" the CSB 3-4 mm or so. Do this after all the other bolts are tightened, i.e.,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-04-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By cn90
Is it new or rebuilt? If rebuilt, maybe the...

Is it new or rebuilt?

If rebuilt, maybe the rebuilders put Valeo components in there?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-31-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By cn90
- Park the car overnight. - In the morning,...

- Park the car overnight.

- In the morning, start slow and drive slowly...if AC works fine for a few miles (bc coolant temp is not hot yet), then starting getting warm as you drive, then...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-29-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By cn90
For the last year or so, my 2006 X5 3/0i with...

For the last year or so, my 2006 X5 3/0i with 140K has the same issue even when engine is cold, leaving the house in the morning when engine temp is not hot yet...

- Drive vents x2 (1 center and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-29-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 90,481
Posted By cn90
I don't know who BMW uses as mfg for their...

I don't know who BMW uses as mfg for their battery now, but when the E53 left factory many moons ago, EXIDE was the supplier...

I really like EXIDE bc the quality is great and I can find it at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-26-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By cn90
Did you check the wheel speed sensor, did you...

Did you check the wheel speed sensor, did you damage it during bearing job?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-26-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By cn90
- REAR bearing has 4 bolt holes, possible to...

- REAR bearing has 4 bolt holes, possible to install wrong on the hub ---> destroying the brand-new bearing (cannot install in the car that way). There is only one way to install onto the hub.

-...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-21-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By cn90
If you break down the components of a typical...

If you break down the components of a typical alternator...

- Bearings x2: these last some 200K-250K.

- Windings > 200K. Rarely ever goes out.

- Inside the so-called VR is actually 2 parts:...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-20-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By cn90
If you truly have only 33500 miles (as in the...

If you truly have only 33500 miles (as in the first post), then likely bad VR.
As mentioned above, you can find a Valeo VR kit on ebay for cheap.
If you are skilled, then you can even replace the...
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