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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,019
Posted By Wayne's World
1. Yep - effectively the same engine. 2. No,...

1. Yep - effectively the same engine.

2. No, the Water Pump has its own O-Ring. You'll have to purchase the aux-fan o-ring separately.

3. Definitely sounds like a stuck thermo. Regardless of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-19-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,686
Posted By Wayne's World
Sorry for the *late* response. I never did...

Sorry for the *late* response. I never did resolve it. Sold it to a dealer and moved out of the country. :) Problem solved! haha. now I have a 320i with a coolant leak from the rear of the block. The...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-11-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,019
Posted By Wayne's World
Absolutely. I don't think I've ever had a bimmer...

Absolutely. I don't think I've ever had a bimmer that didnt have a power steering leak of some sort!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-07-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,019
Posted By Wayne's World
I don't believe it's necessary to drain all...

I don't believe it's necessary to drain all however you will lose whatever is in the hoses when you disconnect. But chances are if you're replacing the thermostat due to age/time, it might be a good...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-30-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,709
Posted By Wayne's World
It stayed steady. 2002 Sterling Gray...

It stayed steady.

2002 Sterling Gray Metallic M5
2006 Schwarz Black Metallic X5 3.0
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-30-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,709
Posted By Wayne's World
This happened to me in an e92 328xi where I...

This happened to me in an e92 328xi where I didn't have a problem when on the highway or when cold at lower speeds. No code either. It wasnt until the car was fully warm after my 13 mi commute, got...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By Wayne's World
This. I recommend the same. The OpParts...

This.

I recommend the same. The OpParts brand has black hats.

2002 Sterling Gray Metallic M5
2006 Schwarz Black Metallic X5 3.0
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,431
Posted By Wayne's World
I did my first tyranny drain and fill at 87k...

I did my first tyranny drain and fill at 87k miles with Valvoline Dex VI. I ran that for 30k miles then drain and filled again and I'm now at my 30k mark again.

The proper procedure is to do 2...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By Wayne's World
Go to Bmaparts.com and get the OpParts brand...

Go to Bmaparts.com and get the OpParts brand rotors and ceramic pads. I did the front rotors, pads and the sensor for $98. 15k miles later still going strong and vibration free. Not to mention the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,019
Posted By Wayne's World
In this DIY I did clean up the switch and...

In this DIY I did clean up the switch and replaced the o ring. One way to test would be to unplug it. If the behavior doesn't change then you know its likely faulty.

2002 Sterling Gray Metallic M5...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-06-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,019
Posted By Wayne's World
Glad I could help!

Glad I could help!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-16-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,375
Posted By Wayne's World
Thanks man - I really appreciate you pondering on...

Thanks man - I really appreciate you pondering on this along with me. It's been a LONG battle with this prob. My original indy and BMW couldn't figure it out without wanting to take the shotgun...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-15-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,375
Posted By Wayne's World
The MAF was not OE as in, stamped with the BMW...

The MAF was not OE as in, stamped with the BMW logo, but it was however a Siemens VDO MAF which is stamped on every BMW MAF. I have since swapped back in the original MAF as that didn't resolve the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-15-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,375
Posted By Wayne's World
Follow up

As a follow up to this, I replaced the thermostat, water pump and aux fan switch o-ring as well as did a full cooling system flush. This did not resolve the problem. I haven't since invested any more...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-09-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,019
Posted By Wayne's World
I'm not sure what you mean by "pulley". If you're...

I'm not sure what you mean by "pulley". If you're just doing the thermostat then you're definitely going to want to remove the fan and shroud to get room to work in there. If I were just doing the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-23-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,019
Posted By Wayne's World
I did this at 140k miles.

I did this at 140k miles.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,019
Posted By Wayne's World
Thanks fellas. Since you're all in the area, if...

Thanks fellas. Since you're all in the area, if you need help, shoot me a PM.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By Wayne's World
Well if you're doing the VCG, make sure to get...

Well if you're doing the VCG, make sure to get the VCG grommets as well. There should be 15. As for the tranny, get the filter kit that includes the filter, gasket and new bolts. As for O2 sensors,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,686
Posted By Wayne's World
Well the cooling system flush, thermostat, water...

Well the cooling system flush, thermostat, water pump and hoses did not resolve the issue. The codes cleared on their own with the short trips but as soon as a longer trip (>5mi) happened, it came...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,126
Posted By Wayne's World
Well the cooling system flush, thermostat, water...

Well the cooling system flush, thermostat, water pump and hoses did not resolve the issue. The codes cleared on their own with the short trips but as soon as a longer trip (>5mi) happened, it came...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,019
Posted By Wayne's World
Thanks neighbor! Was hoping the mods could make...

Thanks neighbor! Was hoping the mods could make it a sticky or categorize it somehow. I see it's already showing up in Google search results on the topic so that helps!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-02-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,042
Posted By Wayne's World
I've used Valvoline Dex VI safely and most...

I've used Valvoline Dex VI safely and most recently, Amsoil's.
Forum: The Lounge 02-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By Wayne's World
That sure is a novel way to get your hood...

That sure is a novel way to get your hood polished......
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-02-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,284
Posted By Wayne's World
It is generally better to have a taller sidewall...

It is generally better to have a taller sidewall when it comes to snow. All depends on how much snow you expect or typically have.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-02-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,019
Posted By Wayne's World
Thumbs up DIY: Water Pump, Thermostat, Hoses & Coolant Flush : X5 3.0 Auto

Cooling System DIY

Note: In this DIY I will be replacing the upper and lower hoses, thermostat, water pump and the aux fan o ring on a 2006 BMW X5 3.0 (M54) Automatic. I did not replace or...
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