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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-07-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Russianblue
LOL! that would be a sight! I've read that...

LOL! that would be a sight!

I've read that the MST goes off when the airbags are deployed. no airbags in this accident though. is that unusual?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-07-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Russianblue
2003 3.0i - daughter got rear-ended

I have a couple of questions.

My kid was driving and got hit pretty hard from behind by a honda civic or something. that honda was pretty much totaled. But this pic shows why my I put my girl...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-16-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Russianblue
iíve got akebonos and have the same thing. ...

iíve got akebonos and have the same thing. squeaks occasionally in reverse.

the pads are sweet though. not quite as grippy as the stockers but the lack of black dust, oh my! and still, i...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-08-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Russianblue
Well guess what fellers. We got a winner. New...

Well guess what fellers. We got a winner. New seal arrived in 2 days and I can confirm that it fits perfectly. same design and size. exact match for the factory part. RXktech is ON the ball too....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Russianblue
I might try the permatex fix if I can get the old...

I might try the permatex fix if I can get the old one off in one piece. it’s pretty busted up..

I also just went ahead and ordered a couple of the replacement seals from rkxtech. they couldn’t ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,995
Posted By Russianblue
mine seeped alright. about a quart and a half a...

mine seeped alright. about a quart and a half a month! i knew it was the oil pan and didn't want any part of that job by myself. happy to do just about anything else. i took it to several...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Russianblue
Thanks. I will give them a shout and let you...

Thanks. I will give them a shout and let you know what i find out!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Russianblue
andrew which cap? did you buy oem or one of the...

andrew which cap? did you buy oem or one of the aftermarket? frankly, while I am waiting, the doubled over plastic grocery bag seal cleared up the code and is handling the challenge just fine. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-04-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Russianblue
yeah I saw that one too. cross references with...

yeah I saw that one too. cross references with this
https://www.autohausaz.com/pn/16116756772

but that says doesn't fit my 2005.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-04-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Russianblue
might have to try the permatex solution. I...

might have to try the permatex solution. I checked out the promising ebay part but the shipping is...wait for it...$31.50! lol! but I don't think that's the biggest issue, which was the fact that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-04-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Russianblue
fuel cap seal/o-ring?

is there a replacement fuel cap seal available? I am only seeing the $30+ replacement fuel cap. certainly there's an o-ring available, no? anybody got a part number?

REALOEM doesn't appear to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-27-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,849
Posted By Russianblue
you should call Ground Control Suspension. they...

you should call Ground Control Suspension. they did my coilovers for my e28 and are experts at matching shocks and spring rates for the type of ride you want. they have a vast inventory of eibach...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Russianblue
I have 2 3.0L Xers and the temp flux you describe...

I have 2 3.0L Xers and the temp flux you describe is exactly what I see on the unlocked OBC temp on both. On the highway at a steady 80 mph, the temp will go to about 90-92 degrees then periodically...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-24-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,059
Posted By Russianblue
aux fan is working properly? mine fooled me when...

aux fan is working properly? mine fooled me when I had this issue. it was still running but I couldnít tell if it was working to spec. once I replaced it all issues went away.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By Russianblue
itís a bitch for sure to get that side cover off....

itís a bitch for sure to get that side cover off. the part the pelican article doesnít cover well is loosening the tab on the bottom right (driver side). I got it off by getting into the back seat...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-18-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By Russianblue
Precisely! With the 3.0 this repair is so simple...

Precisely! With the 3.0 this repair is so simple that I like to challenge myself to see if i can avoid spilling a SINGLE drop of ATF on the garage floor or my hands. it's not easy though,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-18-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 59,550
Posted By Russianblue
so it's probably fair to say that eventually all...

so it's probably fair to say that eventually all these guys will break or act up.

in my case i am going to try the motor housing parts and see if that doesn't fix shore up the slop causing the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-18-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 59,550
Posted By Russianblue
okay so I clicked on the the ancient youtube link...

okay so I clicked on the the ancient youtube link from six years ago and was reading the youtube comments and figured out that this motor was used on

BMW 3 SERIES E46 1998-2005...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-18-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 59,550
Posted By Russianblue
so just swapping in replacement gears would fix...

so just swapping in replacement gears would fix that?

honestly, I inspected the gears in that motor very carefully and didn't see the the slightest issue with them. given the hardness of the metal...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,121
Posted By Russianblue
case in point given attacking mid’s spirited...

case in point given attacking mid’s spirited opinion on this strangely polarizing topic. I’ve only been following bmw boards for 18 years or so though.

the logic for not changing it once it’s...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Russianblue
absolutely! I have no issue taking advice from...

absolutely! I have no issue taking advice from CERTAIN youtubers...or yourself for that matter. that stuff is cheaper than the sale price castrol too!

i’m not looking to skimp on fluid quality...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Russianblue
Castrol Dexron VI $5/liter - Autozone

I am prepping to do my GM tranny fluid change either this afternoon or next weekend. Was reading all the threads about fluid types and ultimately came to the conclusion that I'll do two or three...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 59,550
Posted By Russianblue
update. I went in for surgery on the mirror...

update. I went in for surgery on the mirror yesterday with the goal of trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with mine.

getting the mirror cover off was a bitch. I broke the (bmw classic...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,121
Posted By Russianblue
also, you may want to think twice about changing...

also, you may want to think twice about changing the tranny oil. you'll get all sorts of opinions on this but the (arguable) consensus is that if you are past 100k miles, don't touch the tranny...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,121
Posted By Russianblue
good GAWD, that power steering pump rez has been...

good GAWD, that power steering pump rez has been leaking for a long time, both from the lid and the pipes. it looks like it's been severely overfilled too. that exacerbates leakage issues.

after...
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