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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-20-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,737
Posted By dville
Thanks for the tip Artman. I gave you credit in...

Thanks for the tip Artman. I gave you credit in my thread.
I also show how to use similar parts to fix the valve seat seals.
Heater Control Valve Rebuild for $12...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 32,536
Posted By dville
That does not look like a water cooled alternator...

That does not look like a water cooled alternator mounting tab
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-23-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 32,536
Posted By dville
01 2001 BMW 740iL Alternator - Engine Electrical...

01 2001 BMW 740iL Alternator - Engine Electrical - Bosch, Pure Energy, USA Industries - PartsGeek (http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2001/bmw/740il/engine_electrical/alternator.html)

Alternators...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 115,130
Posted By dville
Make marks on csb to put it back in the same...

Make marks on csb to put it back in the same place.
And yes , you have to lower it
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-17-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By dville
It is the double joint on my X5 4.4 that is...

It is the double joint on my X5 4.4 that is causing this problem as Weasel described... easy, hard, easy hard, and occasional so tight, the wheel will not return to center in turns....

I found a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-26-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,799
Posted By dville
^^^^ WTF????

^^^^ WTF????
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-25-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,799
Posted By dville
I am getting ready to tackle my REAR wheel...

I am getting ready to tackle my REAR wheel bearings using this procedure....

Everything looks the same.

Any feedback?
1998 528i REAR Bearing the Easy Way! - Bimmerforums - The Ultimate BMW...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 115,130
Posted By dville
~~~~~~~~~~~` I also have been posting stuff...

~~~~~~~~~~~`

I also have been posting stuff to other non X5 forums since I have 99 740il (E38) too.
Bimmerforums - The Ultimate BMW Forum...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 115,130
Posted By dville
Not sure if this site supports PDF, ask admin. ...

Not sure if this site supports PDF, ask admin.
May have to post it to some other public site and link to it from here.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-17-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,621
Posted By dville
Everyone explains things slightly different, and...

Everyone explains things slightly different, and some people pick a little from each one.

If I had to do it again.

No need to remove anything except the wheel.

Try doing the OUTER boot...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-23-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,542
Posted By dville
Did you do it already? What was the...

Did you do it already?

What was the source....

I'm in the exact same boat with my 4.4.

Dry on top, wet down below.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-09-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,621
Posted By dville
Yeah, tell her, don't tell me. Same...

Yeah, tell her, don't tell me.




Same for me too...

Tell me do you change thrust arm bushings (press them in an out) or do you change the whole thrust am?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-09-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,621
Posted By dville
Thanks Weasel. Something told me the help I...

Thanks Weasel. Something told me the help I needed would come AFTER I got through my stuck axle
scenario. :)
I guess I didn't know how much abuse the joint can take as far as hitting.

How do...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,621
Posted By dville
I was determined to find a solution to getting...

I was determined to find a solution to getting this boot on without dismantling the hub.

I only have OUTER boots, and I did not order INNER boots, so if I removed them, I would have to preserve...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-08-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,621
Posted By dville
Tried making my own tool..... ...

Tried making my own tool.....
http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo2/sxd0fr1/SU1HLTIwMTEwMTA2LTAwMDk3LmpwZw.jpg

http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo2/sxd0fr1/SU1HLTIwMTEwMTA2LTAwMDk2LmpwZw.jpg
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-05-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,621
Posted By dville
Not difficult, just much more expensive. The...

Not difficult, just much more expensive. The axle doesn't go bad, it is just a piece of metal.
If the joints are smooth, just put a boot on for $30 and you will probably not have to change the CV...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,444
Posted By dville
I had the closer but my superman strength just...

I had the closer but my superman strength just made the vice grips slide on the axle.
I use the head of large ball pein hammer to fill the space between the vice grips and the bearing cup then I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 115,130
Posted By dville
front driveshaft: take of metal plate under...

front driveshaft: take of metal plate under engine, remove bolts holding driveshaft to diff. slide forwards.

Rear (from memory): center bearing has to be lowered, then remove hex bolts at rear...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,444
Posted By dville
Weasel, following your advice, but stuck.... I...

Weasel, following your advice, but stuck....
I do the following:
1) unbolt the control arm (the straight arm) at the end closer to the engine.
2) swing out the whole assembly by hand and afix with...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,621
Posted By dville
I found another thread from a BMW dealer...

I found another thread from a BMW dealer employee.
Nothing to remove really....
1) unbolt the control arm (the straight arm) at the end closer to the engine.
2) swing out the whole assembly by...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-28-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 168,621
Posted By dville
Looking for some tips to easily slip the shaft...

Looking for some tips to easily slip the shaft out of the CV joint. Holding tight with vice grips, but not moving much.

Any tools that can hold the shaft more firmly?
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 32,536
Posted By dville
BMW E38 Hidden OBC Functions...

BMW E38 Hidden OBC Functions (http://www.meeknet.co.uk/E38/OBC_Unlock.htm)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 115,130
Posted By dville
Print out this thread and take it to him. If he...

Print out this thread and take it to him. If he is hard headed, leave it on the passenger seat in a really obvious place (he'll use it).
Tell him to just change the chain.
And from the post...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-28-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,417
Posted By dville
I was anxious to put them in, so I did not turn...

I was anxious to put them in, so I did not turn the rotors.
So NEW pads and not so new rotors = squeal.

The next weekend I put some "disc quiet" behind the rear pads and that reduced the noise to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 115,130
Posted By dville
those in the know, know that it is called a "bus"...

those in the know, know that it is called a "bus" ;)
Yes, that is a 1967 VW bus.

Well guys, I still have the X5. I ended up buying a used minivan off craigslist for $5k with power doors, and dvd...
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