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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-18-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
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: 56,766
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: 56,766
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: 56,766
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: 35
Views: 723
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: 168
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: 168
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: 56,766
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: 35
Views: 723
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: 35
Views: 723
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...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By Russianblue
Baller!

Baller!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Russianblue
I'm baffled on this one. I replaced the tail...

I'm baffled on this one. I replaced the tail light seal yesterday. pretty sure that wasn't the issue. poured a gallon of water directly on the bump stop apparatus. ZERO leakage. I poured water...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 823
Posted By Russianblue
I have officially 'outsourced' my batteries to...

I have officially 'outsourced' my batteries to AAA. Their battery service came to my house and installed the thing for $190. they got there in 45 min on a Saturday.

It's totally not my M.O. to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Russianblue
I was coming here to ask about this. I have damp...

I was coming here to ask about this. I have damp carpet in the left rear storage compartment. I purchased new tail light seals thinking that was the problem but the old ones look basically BRAND new...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Russianblue
did you see this option? The price sucks,...

did you see this option?

The price sucks, but it looks promising. I hope to go this route although the weather here makes it much less of an issue. But the mayo problem is crazy real when it is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-26-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,698
Posted By Russianblue
I'll add my two cents since (lol) i've been...

I'll add my two cents since (lol) i've been around the horn with the key situation recently.

I was reticent to scrape the contacts on the EWS at first too until I got it out and started trying...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By Russianblue
I actually did NOT think of TIS and that's a...

I actually did NOT think of TIS and that's a great idea. Typically i find the explanations there difficult to locate and lacking necessary detail. But certainly helpful in this case.

Found the Air...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By Russianblue
ditto on the self destruct tab. I am sure it'd be...

ditto on the self destruct tab. I am sure it'd be easier to visualize if I had the DHC out of the car but none have broken since I first heard of that tab/theory.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By Russianblue
I took out the CD player yesterday to check the...

I took out the CD player yesterday to check the bowden cable action. nothing is detached or broken behind the center vent and I can feel the cable moving through it's housing. I could NOT figure out...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By Russianblue
ok, so here's the update. I replaced the bad...

ok, so here's the update. I replaced the bad thermostat and am now cruising at 90-93 instead of 78-80.

I put in a new heater valve.

I replaced the water pump and serp belt while in there even...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Russianblue
lots of youtube on the CCV replacement. ...

lots of youtube on the CCV replacement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btggLSedkxc

I wouldn't be surprised if the residue you saw was power steering fluid. it's possibly leaking at the bottom...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-21-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Russianblue
Jeezus H Roosevelt! That thing is beautiful....

Jeezus H Roosevelt! That thing is beautiful. Just read all about it. I'd keep my engine cover untrimmed though. Glad that's an option. The biggest drawback for me would be the clean-out but I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-21-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By Russianblue
:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-21-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By Russianblue
Sat for 90 minutes at the dealer today, 25 min...

Sat for 90 minutes at the dealer today, 25 min drive from home...NO REPLACEMENT NEEDED. Will never get that time back!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-17-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Russianblue
were your mounts bad? what is the typical...

were your mounts bad? what is the typical service life of the mounts? noticeable stiffness or other gain with fresh mounts? seems like it’d be a worthy replacement similar to tension strut...
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