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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-13-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By smwmustang
no worries! It did get new heads or new used ones.

no worries! It did get new heads or new used ones.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
They did after it got clogged up and I drove it....

They did after it got clogged up and I drove it. I have only driven it about 100 miles so far but it appears to be ok. It is still at the transmission shop as they are booked for another few days and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-04-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
I have put about 100 miles on her since the...

I have put about 100 miles on her since the engine rebuild. No issues other than the transmission but maybe by next week I can really drive her and see how she is.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
Thanks for all the info. I am going to drive it...

Thanks for all the info. I am going to drive it and see how it does. There are a couple of other indy shops other than the one i used that I can go too. I know the old service manager at the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
bcredliner - head work? In my 86 mustang 5.0 it...

bcredliner - head work? In my 86 mustang 5.0 it is easy to just tear the engine down and put it back together. I know the BMW engines are well built but not sure once they have been torn down, rode...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
I will probably take it to the BMW stealership to...

I will probably take it to the BMW stealership to have them check the car out completely. It will be fun just to see if they say I need new timing chains or an oil change!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-06-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
Well I have the vehicle back and all seems well....

Well I have the vehicle back and all seems well. As frustrating as it has been the shop did stand by their work and take care of everything. Some things are excuseable but others were not. In the end...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
Ok, shop called and the vehicle is ready. A fuel...

Ok, shop called and the vehicle is ready. A fuel line had become disconnected and therefore no gas = no power.

Seriously! I guess an engine fire would have been the icing on the cake. Going to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-05-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
UPDATE: Need a used engine

So I went and looked at the X last Thursday and it appeared to finally be running correctly. No more engine knock or lifter noise. When the shop got the head off on the drivers side, the lifter had...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-21-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
Just out of curiousity, I have been reading some...

Just out of curiousity, I have been reading some post on what needs to be done when the timing chain guides explode. Since the shop did not pull the oil pump and thus all of my current problems...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-19-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
No Memphis Moterwerkes did not do the work....

No Memphis Moterwerkes did not do the work. Another Indy shop in town did the work and came highly recommended. I won't throw them under the bus just yet. If it does not all work out...well then that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-18-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
Don't worry, I am not taking the vehicle until it...

Don't worry, I am not taking the vehicle until it I'd perfect and then will probably still have to get rid of it. Too much to be concerned about.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-18-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
I understand about getting rid of it. Problem is...

I understand about getting rid of it. Problem is that it is the shops fault so if I take it as is then I am stuck with it.all of the cost is on them at this point and then I won't use them again. It...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-17-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
I found one for $6470 but at this point the shop...

I found one for $6470 but at this point the shop will either have to spend another $2000 plus on heads and labor or buy an engine and put it in. It can't be worth much more that $9 or $10 grand with...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-17-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,551
Posted By smwmustang
Need a used engine 4.6is - any suggestions

Hey guys,

After a really long story of 3 months in the shop and the mechanic ruining my engine, the shop is now going to either replace the heads or put in an engine.

Two questions, does...
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