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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2019, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Bdc101
Every other car I've ever owned has vented...

Every other car I've ever owned has vented externally if you overfill, making it simple to fill coolant after a flush or maintenance. That decision still has me a little baffled.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-13-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,625
Posted By Bdc101
As the father of daughters, this thread is too...

As the father of daughters, this thread is too emotional for me.

My daughters are so young that they will never go off to college though.

I'm going to sign off and bury my head back in the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-11-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10,769
Views: 1,317,068
Posted By Bdc101
ATF is used in power steering for a lot of cars...

ATF is used in power steering for a lot of cars anyways. Honest mistake.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-04-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Bdc101
Yep ...we really only own the X for towing in the...

Yep ...we really only own the X for towing in the summer, so I try to avoid using it as much as possible. Even in snow like we have now, I prefer our Mazda sedan.



Though since my earlier post,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2019, 05:37 PM
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Views: 1,317,068
Posted By Bdc101
Extremely cold here so the supercharged heater is...

Extremely cold here so the supercharged heater is welcome ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10,769
Views: 1,317,068
Posted By Bdc101
Wow, I didn't realize it but my thermostat was...

Wow, I didn't realize it but my thermostat was indeed bad. I have been attributing the poor heater performance to short trips and very cold weather, but after replacing the thermostat during my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10,769
Views: 1,317,068
Posted By Bdc101
It was super easy once the radiator and fan came...

It was super easy once the radiator and fan came out. I dont think I'd even try the job without removing the fan. It's easy to get to without that in the way. But you need the fan clutch wrench to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10,769
Views: 1,317,068
Posted By Bdc101
I replaced my WP, thermostat, radiator, most of...

I replaced my WP, thermostat, radiator, most of the hoses, expansion tank, radiator cap, and the serpentine belt and idlers. And changed coolant of course.



Somehow I didnt break any of the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Bdc101
I can vouch that the cold weather stuff only...

I can vouch that the cold weather stuff only alleviates the problem, it certainly does not solve it.



Sorry about your troubles OP.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Bdc101
This happened to my in laws' Yukon. One of the...

This happened to my in laws' Yukon. One of the light fixtures had a slow short overnight, and the fuse didnt blow but the fixture melted most of the plastic in the car. Soon as they opened the door...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-27-2019, 04:36 PM
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Views: 1,317,068
Posted By Bdc101
Quaife is a great diff, but they're hyper...

Quaife is a great diff, but they're hyper expensive and they're not good in ice or off road situations. They dont lock up if one wheel has low or now traction, such as if it's on ice or in the air. I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-27-2019, 02:21 PM
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Views: 1,317,068
Posted By Bdc101
I agree, theres no reason to turn off DSC unless...

I agree, theres no reason to turn off DSC unless you're having fun in an unplowed, empty parking lot.



Also, I dont think any pre Xdrive cars had any limited slip diffs. So there's nothing to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-27-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10,769
Views: 1,317,068
Posted By Bdc101
Yeah, same here. These all terrain tires are...

Yeah, same here. These all terrain tires are really blocky and actually have a "severe snow" rating, and they're really not that bad in the snow. I think they're Toyo Wild Country something or other....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-26-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10,769
Views: 1,317,068
Posted By Bdc101
We got about 26 inches of snow yesterday, which...

We got about 26 inches of snow yesterday, which is too much for my Mazda sedan just due to ground clearance. So the X got some cold weather exercise. It does pretty good in the snow with its all...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-26-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Bdc101
Very cool, thanks for posting your results. How...

Very cool, thanks for posting your results. How do you care for the ride so far?



I too waited for a 5-speed car with no sport package so I could avoid the unreliable air springs. But I will...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,139
Posted By Bdc101
Exactly. I would even argue that the computer...

Exactly. I would even argue that the computer doesn't know how much fuel its putting it. It's just modulating an injector pulse width to hit an O2 sensor value that it deems to be correct. All of the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,139
Posted By Bdc101
The gas that heats the catalytic converter would...

The gas that heats the catalytic converter would just be dumped out the tailpipe into the atmosphere. That's what cats do. They clean up the unburned gasoline in the exhaust, as well as other...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,139
Posted By Bdc101
Like I said above, pumping losses are negated by...

Like I said above, pumping losses are negated by the fact that gasoline engines are restricted. You take them away from the exhaust and then add them back in with the throttle (which is literally a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By Bdc101
What, you dont have a car phone??? Get with the...

What, you dont have a car phone??? Get with the times, man...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,139
Posted By Bdc101
Power is energy per unit time. Efficiency is...

Power is energy per unit time. Efficiency is energy out divided by energy in. Higher power does not mean higher efficiency. It's true that you might see higher efficiency at WOT, but nobody drives at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,139
Posted By Bdc101
On gasoline engines, you restrict them using the...

On gasoline engines, you restrict them using the throttle. If you open up the exhaust, the engine will pump more air/fuel mixture at any given throttle position. But when cruising (ie not at WOT) you...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,139
Posted By Bdc101
Do you have data to back that up? Nothing about...

Do you have data to back that up? Nothing about intake and exhaust mods should ever change MPG in gasoline engines. Power yes, mpg no. That's not absolutely always the case, but it's so rare that I'm...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-23-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By Bdc101
QSilver, it was only the sport steering wheels...

QSilver, it was only the sport steering wheels which were recalled until last month.



The takata airbag recall has been going in phases. The most dangerous inflators were replaced first. The...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-22-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By Bdc101
I'd do anything to get rid of it on my 2003.

I'd do anything to get rid of it on my 2003.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-21-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10,769
Views: 1,317,068
Posted By Bdc101
While at the dealer for the airbag recall, I had...

While at the dealer for the airbag recall, I had them flush my brake fluid. It's the third time I've paid a mechanic in my life. I feel kinda dumb. But its convenient, I needed it done for towing...
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