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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-11-2018, 07:23 AM
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Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
It was bad luck on bricking the DME, I always try...

It was bad luck on bricking the DME, I always try to run the software with the engine running or the battery plugged in.



Hopefully you can enjoy the car now...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
That's one serious rebuild you're going for. ...

That's one serious rebuild you're going for.

As for lowering the bus, if its an option, try using kersher coilovers, I've got them on my beetle, the ride quality was transformed despite being...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-08-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
Wow, Well done for not giving up on it and...

Wow, Well done for not giving up on it and finally founding the issue. Its something to think about and check when doing the timing chain.

Now all that's left is to put it all back in the car and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-30-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
I was talking with a mechanic friend, he had an...

I was talking with a mechanic friend, he had an idea that he called "cheap and dirty". I don't know how I feel about it but here you go :

Get a steam cleaner and steam the engine via the plug on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-17-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
Did you try pressure from the taping on the other...

Did you try pressure from the taping on the other head in order to compare?

Looks like you're taking the bank 1 head of... I don't see another option.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-16-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
I'm not sure the information you're hoping for...

I'm not sure the information you're hoping for exists publicly.

As for some deductions, if you have INPA, you could look if your vanos are both working as I'm guessing they get distinct oil...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-16-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
After your cleaning, did you take another...

After your cleaning, did you take another pressure reading?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-15-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
You'll get there, its an annoying issue but its...

You'll get there, its an annoying issue but its mechanical which makes it "easier" than electrical in my book.

with the right adapter you should be able to connect to any plug.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-14-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
Please do, I'll admit I'm curious about the cause.

Please do, I'll admit I'm curious about the cause.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-14-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
Maybe someone local could stop by and give it a...

Maybe someone local could stop by and give it a go at checking before you open it up or you could order it, it might prove useful.

Alternatively you could try draining and filling up with 10W60...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-14-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
It might. I'm split right now between guide...

It might. I'm split right now between guide debris somewhere in the circuit and/or vanos problem.

Considering the work involved in swapping the vanos, if it were my car, I'd probably try the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-14-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
if the change made no difference, we're back to...

if the change made no difference, we're back to opening it up or a cleaning agent.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-14-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
Another dumb question but I didn't find the...

Another dumb question but I didn't find the answer (or missed it), what oil did you put in?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-14-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
I had no luck finding routing information, but at...

I had no luck finding routing information, but at this point, either you dismantle the engine or try some cleaner in the oil. I see no other course of action.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-14-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
Sorry, I confused myself between Bar and PSI. 65...

Sorry, I confused myself between Bar and PSI. 65 PSI is good enough (Bentley says 66Psi) but 4.5 is too low at idle (7Psi)

So you have an oil presure problem. Its what you expected but now you...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-14-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
I couldn't find the schematic, but googling I did...

I couldn't find the schematic, but googling I did find this and remember you said the oil pressure was 4.5 to 6.5PSI. 4.5 should be the limit according to the bentley manual (regulated pressure).
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-13-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
Have you checked pressure at idle? Its not...

Have you checked pressure at idle?

Its not something I recommend lightly and please do your research before following this advice!!!!!

Adding half a liter of gearbox oil to the engine oil could...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-13-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
P0012 is "A Camshaft position timing...

P0012 is "A Camshaft position timing over-retarded (Bank 1)" so yes it could very well be linked to oil pressure.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
I juste looked into that, ETK was no help but...

I juste looked into that, ETK was no help but bentley manual had a nice picture, its vertical above and slightly to the side (when looked at from the bottom) of the oil pick up (strainer). Pieces are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
I just opened the bentley manual, using the oil...

I just opened the bentley manual, using the oil pressure switch port is the way they recommend.

Oil pressur should be 0,5Bar (7psi) at idle and 4.5Bar (66 psi) at regulated pressure for which...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
I doubt you need to drain the oil, You might get...

I doubt you need to drain the oil, You might get a dribble but if the car has been stopped long enough, there'll be no residual pressur.

I just looked at etk do find where to plug in and I was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
It would then be interesting to find a pressure...

It would then be interesting to find a pressure gauge and check the pressure at the oil filter.

An inline pressure gauge fitting and any sender with specs and a voltmeter would do. you don't need...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
Oil pump? Might be blocked by some debris

Oil pump? Might be blocked by some debris
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,458
Posted By scourtaud23
Dumb question, is the oil filter and lines clear?

Dumb question, is the oil filter and lines clear?
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