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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-22-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By bongo
viscous fan replacement. help needed

i have removed the viscous fan as i needed to replace the oil filter housing gasket on my 2004 3ltr petrol x5
how tight do i do the fan up when replacing it please?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-11-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By bongo
2004 3ltr petrol oil leak... any ideas?

hi,
i have a 2004 3ltr petrol x5.
i seem to have quite a large oil leak, but i'm not able to see where it's coming from.
it seems to be roughly half way up the engine.
where are the usual...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By bongo
i did have black gunk floating around the tank....

i did have black gunk floating around the tank. cleaned that out and new pump.
the rear and headlamp washers are working as they should.
i want to remove the jets to give them a clean on both ends.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By bongo
ok, thats cleared that up. thanks. how do i...

ok, thats cleared that up. thanks.
how do i remove the washer jets. without breaking them?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By bongo
2004 bonnet mounted jet washer wires/ fault????

i'm having trouble with my windscreen washer jets. they work, then don't work, then work.
i have narrowed it down to the actual washer nozzles on the bonnet.

the actual jets on the bonnet on my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By bongo
right, have swapped the front and rear pumps...

right, have swapped the front and rear pumps around etc. and all the same.the front screen work, then stop working, then work. there is always a pump noise.
disconnected the pipe on the actual jet...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-27-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By bongo
front washer jets are intermitent ???????

my windscreen washer jets seem to work when they want.
i have washed to screen wash reservoir out, put a new pump on and blown the pipes out with compressed air.
but still only works occasionally....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-23-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By bongo
When i go to do the job, i will start off on a...

When i go to do the job, i will start off on a low torque setting and work up to where it clicks, to see how tight the bolts are, before removing the old wheels.
Then i will report back with my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-22-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By bongo
Thanks. I don't want to come across thick and...

Thanks.
I don't want to come across thick and just want to double check.
Am i doing them both to 42nm?
Thanks
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-22-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By bongo
Fitting new deflection pulley wheel & tensioner pulley wheel. Advice please

Fitting the above on a 2004 3lt x5.
Just changing the wheels on both. What do i torque them up to?
And should i use thread lock on the bolts.
Any other tips would be great.
Thanks
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-22-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By bongo
I fitted the glass today. Getting the shattered...

I fitted the glass today.
Getting the shattered glass out is a nightmare. It goes all the way to the back of the headliner.
A top tip:
Before removing the old piece of glass, make sure you score...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By bongo
Thanks. That's great. I don't understand what to...

Thanks. That's great. I don't understand what to torque the bolts/ screws up to?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By bongo
help! e53 panoramic roof glass shattered.how do i replace it d.i.y.

Please help.
The front piece of glass in my panoramic roof shattered today on my 2004 3.0lt e53.
I need to replace it. I could only find a youtube video on replacing an e70 panoramic glass, and it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-24-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By bongo
They do not fold manually. If they get slightly...

They do not fold manually. If they get slightly knocked, they go loose.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-24-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By bongo
how do i change electric folding mirrors to manual?

life is far too short to be pissing around fixing the electric folding mirrors every couple of months.
can i change the inner motors for just a manual mechanisms, that won't break as easy.
is it an...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-17-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By bongo
Rear bumper mount needed

The better half reversed into a low wall and the bumper was hangiig off near the wheel.
The top u shaped slide clamp on the bumper inner skin has broke.

Can i get hold of the part anywhere, or a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By bongo
e53 both rear windows tempremental. what should i check?

hi, both the rear elecric windows are very tempremental. they go down ok, but it takes quite a few presses of the drivers buttons to go up. i have checked the rear buttons and they are pretty much...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By bongo
the gorilla instant grab didn't work. i'm...

the gorilla instant grab didn't work.
i'm pretty sure i have found the solution. it's called butyl tape. i wil let you know when i have fitted them.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-30-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By bongo
I have bought some gorilla instant grab. I will...

I have bought some gorilla instant grab. I will let you know how it works out.
Thanks
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-27-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By bongo
what is the best mudflap adhesive ?

the mudflaps on my 2004 x5 have started to come away and i want to sort them out.
i have taken the rear one off, and it seems to have a black strip, thats a tar like substance and has dried in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-30-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By bongo
No coolant loss and the coolant pipes where not...

No coolant loss and the coolant pipes where not pressurised. If this info is any help.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-30-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By bongo
compression readings for 3ltr petrol 2004 e53 please

i think i may have a suspected blown head gasket.it's either that or the ccv.
does anyone know what the compression figures should be please.
it has started to kick out a cloud of white smoke/...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-20-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By bongo
to sort this i pulled the belts out all the way,...

to sort this i pulled the belts out all the way, sprayed them with silicon spray, pulled the belts in and out. then cleaned with a cloth. they're like brand new now.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-07-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By bongo
Ok. Thanks. I'll give that a go and report back.

Ok. Thanks. I'll give that a go and report back.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By bongo
seatbelts stick on the b pillar bracket. what can i do please?

i have a 2004 3ltr x5.
the seat belts do not retract in the front. i have taken the b pillar covers off, and the top loop on the b pillar seems to stop the smooth action. if i un ravel the belt it...
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