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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-07-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,979
Posted By X5only
Does anyone know if the dynavin n6 extension...

Does anyone know if the dynavin n6 extension cable (for cars with navigation that runs from front to back) can be used with avin4?
Forum: BMW SAV Items for Sale 12-07-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By X5only
Sold for $275, a local sell. Used the money to...

Sold for $275, a local sell. Used the money to offset costs for an avin4.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-05-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,799
Posted By X5only
Something critical is missing in your tool set-...

Something critical is missing in your tool set- packs of your favorite cold ones:D. All the best and take it easy.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-28-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By X5only
Another item I found out the hard way never to...

Another item I found out the hard way never to buy after-market - the PDC sensors. Never ever again. It's like the after-market ones have an expiry date of 2-3 months after install.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,130
Posted By X5only
No, I didn't. I tried but it required tremendous...

No, I didn't. I tried but it required tremendous force. I ended up using a shop press as mentioned earlier. But as Fifty150hs pointed out in post #58, at least try looking for a shop than can remove...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,130
Posted By X5only
Good advice. That's what I tried but everyone I...

Good advice. That's what I tried but everyone I asked were not willing and wanted to do the whole job or charge more than a couple of $100, more than enough to buy the tools. But if he can find a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,799
Posted By X5only
Oh wait, I remember now. As shown in the pic, I...

Oh wait, I remember now. As shown in the pic, I used one of the adaptors from the rear ball-joint bushing tool in this set to push the bushing out/in. It fits in the control arm without rubbing on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,130
Posted By X5only
Looks like the vendor has a presence on ebay with...

Looks like the vendor has a presence on ebay with even lower price at $52 with free shipping.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,130
Posted By X5only
I bought the perfect rear ball-joint bushing...

I bought the perfect rear ball-joint bushing removal tool from aliexpress for $63 with free shipping. This is the OEM replica with the flat edge. It arrived in about 2 weeks. Surprisingly very good...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,799
Posted By X5only
I tried using that tool. You need the strength of...

I tried using that tool. You need the strength of two healthy gorillas to use it. I gave up and used a shop press from harborfrieght. The removal process was as smooth as butter.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-24-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By X5only
Sounds like a neglected engine. I bet you’re also...

Sounds like a neglected engine. I bet you’re also puking tons of smoke on extended idle? I’d wager that engine could be having vac leaks or even the issue of valve stem seals gone kaput.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-23-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,130
Posted By X5only
Wow, well done! Just saw your post. Could've...

Wow, well done! Just saw your post. Could've helped you a lot with those beers:D.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-23-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,526
Posted By X5only
Good choice. That's what I installed together...

Good choice. That's what I installed together with their halo leds. Perfect and absolutely love them.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-16-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By X5only
Agreed. I trust mine too as it triggers the light...

Agreed. I trust mine too as it triggers the light when one of the wheels is off by .5 psi. The only hustle is you won't know which wheel or if one or more and so you'd have to check all of them.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By X5only
That means on my 4.4 with *no flares* and style...

That means on my 4.4 with *no flares* and style 87 wheels 25mm spacers will stick out and fling debris all over, no? :(
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-23-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By X5only
Would you please kindly post some pics? I'm...

Would you please kindly post some pics? I'm leaning towards those H&R DRA 25mm for my style 87 wheels staggered setup on 4.4 sports with no flares.

Thanks!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-19-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By X5only
Interesting point there, thanks. Didn't realize...

Interesting point there, thanks. Didn't realize transfer case oil change would have such a dramatic improvement. Not that I have any problems, but it's been several years since I last changed the...
Forum: BMW SAV Items for Sale 10-17-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By X5only
Still available ...

Still available ...
Forum: BMW SAV Items for Sale 10-15-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By X5only
For sale front coil springs sports - $100

For sale front coil springs sports from my 4.4 2005 with sport suspension - $100. They're in perfect condition. Replaced them with H&R lowering spring kit. Local pick up only, else pay shipping costs.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-08-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By X5only
For genuine BMW parts at whole-sale prices see...

For genuine BMW parts at whole-sale prices see https://www.thebmwminipartstore.com/. Don't know if they ship internationally.

For part number key in last seven of your vin and look up the parts...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-07-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,003
Posted By X5only
No errors and no intermittent flash of the halos...

No errors and no intermittent flash of the halos when engine is off. Fog lights bulb OEM, high beams for LCI X5 adaptive HID headlights uses the xenon bulb - there's a flap that opens when you turn...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By X5only
I'm confirming that clip #7 is inside the trim as...

I'm confirming that clip #7 is inside the trim as depicted in my pic. I have the old trim in my hand. I had to use a lot of force to pry it off the trim with a screw driver, therefore I believe that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By X5only
There's a clip in there (#7) as shown in the pic....

There's a clip in there (#7) as shown in the pic. That part needs to be pushed down firmly for the clip to attach to the lower part. But the trim needs to be pushed all the way in on the other end (I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,513
Posted By X5only
Same here - experienced much improved performance...

Same here - experienced much improved performance and dramatically reduced engine oil consumption. I check oil every weekend and it's always at the same level. Obviously the awful exhaust smell is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,003
Posted By X5only
https://weisslicht.com/products/weisslicht-led-hal...

https://weisslicht.com/products/weisslicht-led-halo-upgrade-kit-for-bmw-e39-e53-x5-e6x-e87-1-series?variant=22512117973073

The halo LED bulbs are pricy at $169 but worth it. They cost more than...
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