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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-26-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Final update! Drove around for a couple of...

Final update!

Drove around for a couple of days without pressing the compressor button on and took it to the shop to be re-charged. I didnít change any o-rings as they all looked good. I had the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Interesting info about the low pressure switch,...

Interesting info about the low pressure switch, can it be bypassed? could it stop the compressor coming on when you are trying to recharge the system ?

Iíll make sure the lines are evacuated very...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Update! Pulled it all out again to fit the spacer...

Update! Pulled it all out again to fit the spacer in, it fell off many times into the various crevices whilst moving the compressor into place.

Finally got it all back together in the early hours...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-15-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
You canít get a longer bolt in the rear sadly,...

You canít get a longer bolt in the rear sadly, you just canít manoeuvre it in and itís shorter than the front two for this reason.


Turns out the sleeves are ok, and I tightened up both front...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-15-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Aaarrgghh just when I thought smooth seas ahead...

Aaarrgghh just when I thought smooth seas ahead the nightmare continues, got compressor into place & tried to do the bolts up and the X5 says no the sleeves are now stripped despite being lined up...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-15-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Ok we have an update, Day 10 and itís out!! ...

Ok we have an update, Day 10 and itís out!!

I went to our hardware store Bunnings (like Home Depot) to see if they had any tools like the ones that were suggested and they looked at me crazy, I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-13-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
After 30mins of re-sizing photos so many times...

After 30mins of re-sizing photos so many times and smaller than I would like to fit within the tiny file sizes allowed on Xoutpost please find the pics of the tools used.

I loved the ideas you had...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-12-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Compressor and bolt pics

Compressor and bolt pics
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-12-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Day 8, bolt still remains 😭 As I uploaded the...

Day 8, bolt still remains 😭 As I uploaded the photos from the phone I couldnít mark the bolt in the photo, but itís the only one visible.

There doesnít seem to be any cover over the rack to allow...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-11-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
I have attached some pics of the tool I used to...

I have attached some pics of the tool I used to get to the bolt, I have not managed to undo it as yet, just crack it, I need a ratcheting deep socket if such a thing exists, or a deep ratcheting...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-10-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Good update, well sort of anyway! Iíve...

Good update, well sort of anyway!

Iíve managed to crack the rear bolt, Iím going to picture how I did it and the tools and area used to access it.

As Iím in Australia itís a RHD vehicle so the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-10-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Thanks for that info, I would love to know how...

Thanks for that info, I would love to know how you accessed the bolt, especially with a normal spanner, it literally seems impossible on the E53.

I just canít get in properly, from the front the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-10-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Lifting the engine up may help, but I just donít...

Lifting the engine up may help, but I just donít have the equipment or space where the car is right now to do this.

Absolutely zero chance of getting a blade in or anything else to cut the nut...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Ok, Well Iím about 5 days in and counting just to...

Ok, Well Iím about 5 days in and counting just to try and figure out how to get the rear damn bolt out.

I have learnt a few things that may help other who decide to tackle this.

Firstly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Thank you, it certainly would if it told you how...

Thank you, it certainly would if it told you how to access bolt 3! :)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Iíd say they are likely the same or very similar...

Iíd say they are likely the same or very similar in the E70. The wheel liner comes out ok, itís the separate centre piece plastic that presents a problem, you can pry the abs sensor off, but the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-07-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Angry Ok, there are two hidden rivets behind the Abs...

Ok, there are two hidden rivets behind the Abs connector housing, once you remove them you can partially remove the centre plastic piece.

You then have to either cut the plastic or remove your...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-07-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Wow the nightmare continues, pull wheel off...

Wow the nightmare continues, pull wheel off (after looking for the locking nut for an hour) and undo all visible nuts holding wheel well plastic liner on, following pelican parts diagram and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-07-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Thank you! I was wondering if pulling off the...

Thank you! I was wondering if pulling off the wheel & plastics would help.

For some reason this is poorly documented online for the N62.

I donít know what they were thinking with the third bolt...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Anyone know ? Surely someone has done this on an...

Anyone know ? Surely someone has done this on an E53 before ! Iím off the road until I can get the bolt out. Canít understand why BMW has to make this a nightmare:(
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-06-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
That would be great! I see what your talking...

That would be great! I see what your talking about with the PS too, but thatís much more accessible in comparison to the rear bolt of the A/C compressor!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
Thanks for your response! The PS pump looks...

Thanks for your response!

The PS pump looks like it has excellent access in comparison to the A/C compressor.

I donít think Iíd have a hope at all with the pass through set, just no access or...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,057
Posted By X5F
04 4.4 A/C Compressor Removal

Hi all, has anyone had experience removing the A/C Compressor from a facelift N62? I for the life of me cannot work out how to remove the rear 13mm bolt holding it to the engine. There is just no way...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-22-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By X5F
Just a quick update, have ordered a manifold...

Just a quick update, have ordered a manifold gauge set.

Clutch 100% clicks when powered directly & by control panel.

How can I tell if compressor itself is engaged ?

Definitely no cooling...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-18-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By X5F
Thank you twin turbo Gtr & overboost for your...

Thank you twin turbo Gtr & overboost for your replyís.

Unfortunately the shop did not tell me what the pressures where, he had a machine that automatically adds 134a if needed. His machine would...
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