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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Effduration
I think it is a CA emissions regulation that...

I think it is a CA emissions regulation that limits the sale of aftermarket catalytic converters. This from the CARB website:

"..Aftermarket catalytic converters must be exempted from...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-15-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11,508
Views: 1,432,076
Posted By Effduration
Just replaced broken hood latch cable. My cable...

Just replaced broken hood latch cable. My cable broke at the handle inside the car, as they often do. I had to manually unlatch hood by removing one grille, and moving a plastic shield (after...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11,508
Views: 1,432,076
Posted By Effduration
Just finished an in-car head gasket job, This is...

Just finished an in-car head gasket job, This is my third M54 head gasket replacement.

About a month ago, I bought an ‘05 3.0i Silver on black that had overheated.
120k miles but in otherwise...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,021
Posted By Effduration
I wanted to correct the record on this. On my '05...

I wanted to correct the record on this. On my '05 3.0i X5, I removed the bottom screws which are actually a 2-piece design with a philips head plastic screw in the center of a plastic expansion...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By Effduration
My vote is oil filter housing gasket. Did you...

My vote is oil filter housing gasket. Did you already replace the OFHG when you did the head gasket?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Effduration
OP has a 2005 4.8is likely with the pano roof ...

OP has a 2005 4.8is likely with the pano roof

View this thread ...it’s a good start

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/94747-what-actually-breaks-panoramic-sunroofs.html
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Effduration
You should look up what you need on RealOEM ...

You should look up what you need on RealOEM

I don’t know if you have the standard or panoramic roof
What year X5 and model ?
Presumably an Australian market car?

You will get better...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Effduration
Link didn’t work for me. Do you mean the...

Link didn’t work for me.

Do you mean the panoramic sunroof repair kit ? Do to have the part #?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-03-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Effduration
Are you using stock, OEM cats/ exhaust manifolds?

Are you using stock, OEM cats/ exhaust manifolds?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-26-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Effduration
If you are not getting a code related to cat...

If you are not getting a code related to cat efficiency I would not replace a cat. My e39 with same engine has 400k miles. I am getting occasional Cat error codes, but I will try the rear 02...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-24-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Effduration
There are quite a few threads on the 4x4 light...

There are quite a few threads on the 4x4 light issue. From what I gathered the 4x4 light error is usually due to problems with:

Wheel sensors
Yaw sensor (under center console)
Steering angle...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Effduration
Have you tried resetting the steering sensor? ...

Have you tried resetting the steering sensor? While car is running turn steering wheel lock to lock. I went left to right, but I am guessing it doesn't matter.

I recently got my 4x4 light to go...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-19-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Effduration
Check on real.oem. It looks like E53 X5 and E39...

Check on real.oem. It looks like E53 X5 and E39 6cyl share the same exhaust manifolds, but E46, Z3, E60, X3 applications of M54B30 are different.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-18-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Effduration
While you are at it, replace the o-ring in the...

While you are at it, replace the o-ring in the cap..That will keep it clean up top too.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-17-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Effduration
I might try to find another harness on Ebay or...

I might try to find another harness on Ebay or something. Are you using the new harnesss that came with the GA8160, or did you simply plug the GA8160 into the harness used by the old Eonon unit?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-16-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Effduration
When you say you swapped in a spare for testing,...

When you say you swapped in a spare for testing, did you mean a spare head unit or a spare wiring harness?

I am guessing a wire is crossed (yes sounds obvious) outside the unit or the unit is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-15-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Effduration
In the states, all that would be pretty easy....

In the states, all that would be pretty easy. X5's (E53) are increasingly showing up in junkyards.

How many X5's are /were there in Hong Kong?

The rear spoiler might be a challenge. I think...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-12-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By Effduration
Here is the previous thread Scot ZHP was...

Here is the previous thread Scot ZHP was referring to...Great info. I may make a modied bottle jack.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-11-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By Effduration
Okay I got mine all back together. The spring...

Okay I got mine all back together. The spring sits properly on a new, rubber perch pad. I replaced the rear Upper control arm and tightened it all up under load. The spring looks good with car...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-11-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By Effduration
I am dealing with this right now on the rear...

I am dealing with this right now on the rear driver side. visible excessive neg camber. and wear on the inner edge of the tire. That corner squeeked badly about a month ago. I pulled the rear upper...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-08-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Effduration
You don't mention a smoke test...Did you do one?

You don't mention a smoke test...Did you do one?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-08-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By Effduration
Battling a rear coil spring on my X5 at the...

Battling a rear coil spring on my X5 at the moment. I have a bad upper control arm and discovered that either the spring is installed wrong or I have a bad lower spring perch.

I have not yet...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-30-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,797
Posted By Effduration
I just replaced both lower speakers in rear...

I just replaced both lower speakers in rear doors. Both were blown or not working. I checked solder points and didn't see anything amiss About $65 ea from FCP
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-28-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Effduration
How long have you owned this car.?..You didn't...

How long have you owned this car.?..You didn't just buy it did you?

What you describe sounds a little like coolant in the exhaust system. Any chance a head gasket was done recently?

I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-22-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Effduration
Has there been any work on intake or fuel...

Has there been any work on intake or fuel injectors ?

The first thing I would do is look for any cracked/ split rubber in the intake boots. Also check the hose and fittings that go to CCV (from...
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