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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-22-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 25,389
Posted By Lamby
As Wpoll says, the bigger the press the better....

As Wpoll says, the bigger the press the better. My guys pressed it out with a 20 ton press and was done in about 5 mins more faffing setting it up, they pressed them out in seconds. I would say, if...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-24-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,330
Posted By Lamby
I wouldn't bother removing the stiffening plate...

I wouldn't bother removing the stiffening plate underneath. On the US drivers side (my passenger side) if you take the wheel off, then the plastic shroud covers top and bottom of the CV then you can...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-14-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,618
Posted By Lamby
Yeah, thats me as well with the Balicast...

Yeah, thats me as well with the Balicast Stickyboot, its still on the car now, no splits either. And... my x5 loves to eat CV boots so I don't see the point in spending ages doing the axle pull...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-09-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,330
Posted By Lamby
No worries, if the car is nice and high should be...

No worries, if the car is nice and high should be easier. if you are getting the turbo out, at the same time I had a look at my Manifold and inspected it, it was cracked and letting gasses past....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-09-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,330
Posted By Lamby
Yes, they are a total pain. So, the access to...

Yes, they are a total pain. So, the access to them is a bit of a process. First, remove the plastic splash shield infront of the Reinforcement Plate, after that, I removed the side covers around the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-12-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,618
Posted By Lamby
Well, I thought I would report back, its been a...

Well, I thought I would report back, its been a few months and the Outer CV boot needed cleaning up and inspected (as I feared the worst from using a 'Sticky boot') and after a good clean up, I am...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-10-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,489
Posted By Lamby
urgh, I have the rattle, looked at the parts in...

urgh, I have the rattle, looked at the parts in this post and went to investigate. I added a bit of thin t-rex tape to the top of the runner and that helped the rattle, now the trex tape didnt stick...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,730
Posted By Lamby
I took them to my local garage, anywhere that has...

I took them to my local garage, anywhere that has a decent press, I mean, not sure you could get old rusted ones out with a 1 ton bench press. My local had a 20 ton press and popped them out like...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,730
Posted By Lamby
I would just like to back this statement up. I do...

I would just like to back this statement up. I do have Poly and, well it is putting load on the other parts on the car, less movement due to strength of Poly, might be causing other OEM parts to have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-30-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,151
Posted By Lamby
Its 125.00 in the UK for the Rear trunk handle,...

Its 125.00 in the UK for the Rear trunk handle, I am not bad with electronics, I am going to pull the handle, unclip it take the board out and clean everything up, if it needs need wires I will...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-02-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Lamby
I would check the filters on the pumps they are...

I would check the filters on the pumps they are on the side of the water reservoir and can easily get clogged up with debris. I take them out and clean them every year when I remove the water res to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,234
Posted By Lamby
I did this in Thames Ditton BMW dealership when...

I did this in Thames Ditton BMW dealership when picking up my alternator in the summer. Luckily, I left the sunroof open so I climbed up the car and in through the roof. The guys walking up to drive...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-27-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Lamby
Yeap you have to cycle through the mode button...

Yeap you have to cycle through the mode button bottom right. It switches Radio/cd/ect - mine says no disc when I get to the changer as there are no discs in it... but I have a disc in the front...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-19-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 29,093
Posted By Lamby
I have Powerflex bushings in the thrust arms, the...

I have Powerflex bushings in the thrust arms, the Purple ones, you can now get different color Powerflex bushings for different stiffness however, the Purple on 19"s with the sport suspension is firm...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-19-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By Lamby
I completely agree side mirrors are stupidly...

I completely agree side mirrors are stupidly expensive and the auto dim ones I have ever come across in breakers yards are all broken. It's just one of those things, where I replaced with tinted and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-13-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Lamby
Interesting, when I did mine, one fell out and...

Interesting, when I did mine, one fell out and the other was swinging away like this one. I think somehow the subframe inner flanges moved when over tightened by 1 or 2mm or perhaps the arm had some...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-12-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,603
Posted By Lamby
Lack of power and lumpy idle started me to look...

Lack of power and lumpy idle started me to look at what they issue was, but I crossed of a list from glow plugs and regulator by replacing them and still having the same issues. after getting INPA...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,603
Posted By Lamby
I did! I found 3 and 4 where coded incorrectly....

I did! I found 3 and 4 where coded incorrectly. On the side of the injectors there are 2 sets of number values like 259 659 these are the code you input for each individual injector to INPA so the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-12-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,618
Posted By Lamby
http://creativelamb.co.uk/Images%20BMW/IMG_3092.JP...

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I can confirm it's on it was fairly easy (1hr 20 mins all in)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-12-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,603
Posted By Lamby
Hi Upex, Ah I see you are in sunny Norfolk,...

Hi Upex,

Ah I see you are in sunny Norfolk, feels like a million years ago but I used to live in Coltishall when I was in the RAF so many fond memories of Norfolk.

So did a smooth idle test at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-09-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,618
Posted By Lamby
Its a good question Lion Heart, and I think a...

Its a good question Lion Heart, and I think a combination of keeping everything very clean (i.e clinically) and cling film. I am going to do it tomorrow so once I have it done, I will report back any...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-09-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,618
Posted By Lamby
So there are some pretty clever guys on this...

So there are some pretty clever guys on this subject, I can not get the wheel off and stripped down, hub off in 30 mins! Take's me about 1hr 30 mins. So for a time issue, I need to replace my CV...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,603
Posted By Lamby
Hi Upex, I am having a fairly similar...

Hi Upex,

I am having a fairly similar experience. Although my power is all fine (As my X5 has a remapped ECU from E-maps) It's certainly faster than standard 3.0d's however, I am experiencing...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-01-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,292
Posted By Lamby
Hi Andrew, I might be wrong in this so will have...

Hi Andrew, I might be wrong in this so will have to check but the way I think it works is this.

1 - Car unlocks
2 - Doors open, interior lights open and ECU registers open doors.
3 - On open...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-30-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,292
Posted By Lamby
Interesting, yup we can get the Seat Occ Bypass...

Interesting, yup we can get the Seat Occ Bypass or Fakey Plug in the UK for about 10 :) OR! I can dismantle the one off the bottom of the seat, seems I can trick the with a couple of resistors and...
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