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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 727
Posted By haigha
I used the Valvoline MaxLife when I did three...

I used the Valvoline MaxLife when I did three drain / add cycles back last summer and fall. So far so good. I didn't reset the adaptions. Lots of opinions on which fluid to use. Valvoline says they...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-11-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By haigha
When was the last time you changed the ATF or...

When was the last time you changed the ATF or checked its level? How many miles on the odometer?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By haigha
I agree. The maps for stock unit haven't been...

I agree. The maps for stock unit haven't been updated in a long time and you'll get much more functionality from an Android unit. Probably better visibility in sunlight too.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-10-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By haigha
It could be a variety of things, as others have...

It could be a variety of things, as others have stated.

In my case, my alternator was going out and I would get the 4x4 light on cold mornings. The problem was its module along with others weren't...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-03-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By haigha
I have the NT520 Pro. I've used it for a few...

I have the NT520 Pro.

I've used it for a few things:

- Monitoring ATF temp when doing a fluid drain.

- Reading BMW specific trouble codes.

- Diagnosing problem with alternator / charging...
Forum: Australia Forum 01-02-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By haigha
Quite a few threads on this topic. I used...

Quite a few threads on this topic.

I used Valvoline MaxLife for my N62 ZF6HP in the summer/fall. Three times. A lot less expensive than the BMW/ZF fluid and it's supposed to meet the spec for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-18-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By haigha
I googled it and found the following info: ...

I googled it and found the following info:

Extended-length car lift design
The BL-7000EXT portable car lift has been redesigned to accommodate heavy, high-clearance vehicles with long wheelbases....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-18-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
A short update: I've taken four trips since...

A short update: I've taken four trips since replacing the alternator with a brand new one. Each time I checked the voltage and it has been around 13.8 V almost immediately.

Today it was a rare day...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-17-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By haigha
Thanks for the useful info, Overboost. I'm...

Thanks for the useful info, Overboost.

I'm guessing the EXT will work on your 3-series... is this longer model a problem for smaller cars than that, such as a 1-series?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-13-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
Thanks for all the help guys! We got a brand new...

Thanks for all the help guys! We got a brand new alternator from the eBay seller I linked to below installed this afternoon. Everything looks good so far :thumbup:

We'll have to wait until I take...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-13-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
In post #78, I wrote: I was able to get...

In post #78, I wrote:

I was able to get continuity from four of the eight pins on pins in the receptacle on the picture below (upper left & right, middle center, left bottom). All the red wires......
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
I'm pretty sure there's only one for mine....

I'm pretty sure there's only one for mine. There's only one gold connector on the plug in my post #76.

The post with pictures I linked to on bimmerfest, #8, only shows one wire as well. (645i...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
Thanks for the tips, wpoll. I was able to...

Thanks for the tips, wpoll.

I was able to get continuity from four of the eight pins on pins in the receptacle on the picture below (upper left & right, middle center, left bottom). All the red...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
Got the connector off, finally! Today's...

Got the connector off, finally!

Today's novice question: Is there a way to check continuity between the gold contact on the plug and the wrapped gray wire in the second picture, without stripping...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
Don't think I'll be trying that!

Don't think I'll be trying that!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
I took it to AutoZone. The clerk found the...

I took it to AutoZone. The clerk found the testing code, but when he put it into the DuraTest (?) machine, it said that test wasn't supported. He suggested I go to O'Reilly's down the street. When I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-11-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
Thanks, wpoll. I was afraid of that. Bolting it...

Thanks, wpoll. I was afraid of that. Bolting it back in is the hardest part.

I may be able to reach the alternator plug from the left side now that I've take off the engine cover and the right...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-11-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
Today's novice question: At what point can I...

Today's novice question:

At what point can I test the alternator by cranking the engine?

A. When it's connected to the B+ and plug connectors and securely held in place and the B+ terminal...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-10-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
Good suggestions, Andrew, thanks. I took a...

Good suggestions, Andrew, thanks.

I took a picture of the place the lower, long bolt goes, in case it's any help for any future reader working on getting the alternator out. I think this spot is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-10-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
I got the alternator out yesterday... well,...

I got the alternator out yesterday... well, almost. I had to take the plastic cover off because I can't get the plug out. I removed all the silicone that we put on because of the broken clip, but...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-10-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By haigha
Definitely a great forum. I'm having fun learning...

Definitely a great forum. I'm having fun learning to change an alternator. Learning a lot here and from my mechanic friend.:thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-09-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
LOL. Maybe you're supposed to remove the whole...

LOL. Maybe you're supposed to remove the whole engine beforehand, as in the TIS diagrams. That would make it easier! :rofl: :rofl:

There's no way I can see to remove anything in the first TIS...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-08-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
It's air cooled. I've removed the fan and shroud....

It's air cooled. I've removed the fan and shroud. I removed belt and the lower pulley that's bolted on to the alternator (T50) (to the third bolt hole on the alternator, in the middle right in the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-08-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,147
Posted By haigha
I disassembled to the point where I need to pull...

I disassembled to the point where I need to pull out the alternator yesterday. Easier the second time. The 120-tooth ratchets helped. I spent about half an hour trying to wrestle out the alternator...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-06-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By haigha
Interesting, Andrew! My slip rings weren't...

Interesting, Andrew!

My slip rings weren't nearly as dirty. I should have taken a picture. Also my top one wasn't that much different than the bottom one. My friend said that the brushes were...
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