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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-24-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By davintosh
Hey, you made it! It was good to hear that you...

Hey, you made it! It was good to hear that you survived the trip back, and that the X5 did well for you. I think you'll like the xoutpost crowd; lots of helpful guys here, among whom Ricky Bobby is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-21-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Piano Black trim ain't too shabby either. ;) I'm...

Piano Black trim ain't too shabby either. ;) I'm amazed at how much different the interiors on X5s with "wood" trim look after becoming accustomed to mine.
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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Is this the part? BMW E53 X5 M54 3.0L Search...

Is this the part?

BMW E53 X5 M54 3.0L Search SiteSearch 25111220600 - ECS Tuning (http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E53-X5-M54_3.0L/Search/SiteSearch/25111220600/)
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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-18-2014, 04:10 PM
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Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
there is a white plastic cup bushing that goes...

there is a white plastic cup bushing that goes bad I think. It sits under the ball for the shifter. I'm assuming we use the same assembly as the e46, I really liked my weighted ZHP knob on my e46....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-26-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
I'd second what Green Dragon said; 1st gear...

I'd second what Green Dragon said; 1st gear became much less of a problem after I did the Clutch Delay Valve delete, and even launching in 2nd is easier. It's a super easy mod and makes a huge...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Yes, do it (the CDV delete.) It's an easy mod and...

Yes, do it (the CDV delete.) It's an easy mod and makes a huge difference; I can't understand why BMW did it in the first place. It makes the clutch action very unnatural. With it gone, the clutch...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-16-2014, 12:30 PM
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Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
The transmissions are different because of the...

The transmissions are different because of the transfer case attachment. The cross reference check on the trans only comes up with the X5. But I wonder if the manual transmissions for the e46 330Xi...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-16-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
They say the dual-mass is smoother on launch, but...

They say the dual-mass is smoother on launch, but I suppose it depends a lot on the driver, and other factors. This e53 is the first vehicle I've owned with a dual-mass FW, and until I pitched the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-16-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
A new flywheel would add a lot to the price,...

A new flywheel would add a lot to the price, especially a dual-mass. ECS has two of them listed for the e53, one at $850 and another at $550. Home Page Search SiteSearch 21217512474 - ECS Tuning Inc...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2013, 01:53 PM
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Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
What Riggodeaux said ^^^. Prices are all over the...

What Riggodeaux said ^^^. Prices are all over the place, but $10k could buy a decent vehicle. Shop carefully though.

Here's one that came up semi-local to me (about an hour north) that is on the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-29-2013, 01:18 PM
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Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Spammer alert. ^^^^ DO NOT click qiajuytera0009's...

Spammer alert. ^^^^ DO NOT click qiajuytera0009's links!

While I applaud UUC's efforts to put together a good shorter alternative shifter for the e53, I don't see how this would be any more...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-23-2013, 12:49 PM
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Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Well done! Got any pics? What part of Iowa do you...

Well done! Got any pics? What part of Iowa do you call home?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-09-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Awesome! That settles it; I'll have this done on...

Awesome! That settles it; I'll have this done on mine by the end of this week. :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-09-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Awesome news! :thumbup: I was just thinking...

Awesome news! :thumbup:

I was just thinking about that job the other day, wondering if it would work out like that, and if I should have the Z-unit on hand before starting, just in case.

You...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-26-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
What RB said: ^^^ That's a nice machine. Love the...

What RB said: ^^^ That's a nice machine. Love the interior color. Did you find that on eBay or????
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Those speed/rpm figures are exactly what I see on...

Those speed/rpm figures are exactly what I see on mine; must be the 4:10 diffs on yours as well. That Honda you had must've been a stump-puller! ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-19-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Not to argue the point -- just curious -- but...

Not to argue the point -- just curious -- but what about the 6-speeds from the 3.0 X3? Different TC?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-19-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Pretty sure the 5- and 6-speed transmissions are...

Pretty sure the 5- and 6-speed transmissions are physically interchangeable, but I don't know if the 6-speed would give anything more at the top end. I'm pretty sure the 5- and 6-speed have similar...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Pics would be good; video... BEST!

Pics would be good; video... BEST!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-15-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Speaking of short shifter kits, I just bumped...

Speaking of short shifter kits, I just bumped into this while browsing the Schmiedmann website. (http://www.schmiedmann.com/X_series/X5_E53/Equipment_-_accesories/tuning/page11.htm#13495). Looks like...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
I've been wondering whether anyone has tried...

I've been wondering whether anyone has tried using original equipment shifters from other BMW models on their X5s; I know that for the e28, e32 & e34, the shifter from the Z3 is a popular alternative...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Cool! Yours sounds like the twin to mine...

Cool! Yours sounds like the twin to mine (http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/89244-new-guy-intro.html), and probably a few others as well!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Did you replace anything else while you had the...

Did you replace anything else while you had the trans out? How'd your clutch look (how many miles?) I'd think the pivot pin and throwout bearing would be a relatively cheap pieces that would be...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-26-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
Three words for you; clutch delay valve...

Three words for you; clutch delay valve (http://zeckhausen.com/cdv.htm). It's a factory-installed restrictor that is supposed to improve clutch action, but in the opinion of many (me included) it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-12-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,514
Posted By davintosh
I did a little digging & found a lot of info on...

I did a little digging & found a lot of info on this problem with e36s, which I think use the same transmissions. Here are a couple of sites that show steps for the repair & tools to do it. Looks...
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