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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11,498
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Posted By oldskewel
Yes, something definitely wrong. I'd work on the...

Yes, something definitely wrong. I'd work on the lock before worrying about the actuator / cable / button thing.

The lock should work just as you would expect. Nothing crazy. Key should go in,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By oldskewel
That fits with my experience as well. :thumbup: ...

That fits with my experience as well. :thumbup:

But moreso than potholes, I think the use of hammers when working on suspension components damages bearings. Standard practice industrywide though...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 785
Posted By oldskewel
Wait ... did you say there is an overspend...

Wait ... did you say there is an overspend indicator on the dash ... awesome. I just need to get my wife to switch over to this x5, then I'll be able to afford genuine parts. :rofl:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By oldskewel
^^^ Wow, amazing cable pics there. How could they...

^^^ Wow, amazing cable pics there. How could they be so wrong?

But I wanted to chime in saying I've got 4x Febi DHCs in my 2001, all from RMEuropean, all installed just fine, and still working...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-10-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By oldskewel
I'd be happy to learn something and be corrected,...

I'd be happy to learn something and be corrected, but my basic understanding of how these early (~pre-2004) x5's work is:

- the transfer case works just like a dumb differential. Constant torque...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-02-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By oldskewel
Definitely possible to get the exhaust manifolds...

Definitely possible to get the exhaust manifolds off with the head still installed. I did that on my M54B30 last summer. That task was one of the tougher parts of the whole experience, but definitely...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-01-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By oldskewel
Very impressive results and effort. :thumbup: ...

Very impressive results and effort. :thumbup:

And here I was congratulating myself for spending 15 minutes power washing the brake dust off the wheels last night. :cool:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By oldskewel
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-27-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By oldskewel
On the airbag light, I expect the likelihood of...

On the airbag light, I expect the likelihood of just needing a reset vs. anything actually being wrong is so high, that I'd skip the inspection and just work on resetting the light.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-25-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By oldskewel
Sounds like you need to fully remove the intake...

Sounds like you need to fully remove the intake manifold at a minimum. At that point, things may become more clear.

A leakdown test should pinpoint where the problems are. Definitely figure out...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-18-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By oldskewel
I think I saw that exact car for sale on sf bay...

I think I saw that exact car for sale on sf bay area craigslist about a month ago for about $3500.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-14-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By oldskewel
Good that you found that. Now keep it filled and...

Good that you found that. Now keep it filled and hopefully you can figure out where it is leaking.

I replaced the o-ring on the cap on mine while I was tracking down the easy stuff after first...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-11-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By oldskewel
Nice work getting that done. To help remove...

Nice work getting that done.

To help remove some mystery before getting a professional alignment, I'll suggest that you can do your own rear camber adjustment pretty easily, at least to see if you...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-09-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By oldskewel
If considering just a VR swap (good idea), you...

If considering just a VR swap (good idea), you need to know what kind of alternator it is. Sometimes the no-brand ones seem to purposely clone a Bosch / Denso / Valeo whatever down to the individual...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-08-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By oldskewel
When I did the job on my 2001 3.0i with springs,...

When I did the job on my 2001 3.0i with springs, I used some old strut compressors I had.

Yes old, from back when cars weighed less than 3,000 pounds, and the strut compressors were smaller. Even...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-31-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By oldskewel
Great point. That's exactly the situation and...

Great point. That's exactly the situation and what I addressed when fixing the torque arm on my Cayenne engine. When bushings like this fail, they typically deform into a displaced rest state that is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-29-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By oldskewel
I don't have any experience on this other than...

I don't have any experience on this other than with my own car, but it sounds like you've got the "VANOS rattle" (your words), and this is the standard fix for that problem.

I know at this point,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-29-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,653
Posted By oldskewel
eBay item number:174004860959 I agree. There...

eBay item number:174004860959

I agree. There is a technical problem with the ad.

In Chrome on Win10, I see a giant black column instead of all the pics AND all the description.

In Microsoft...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-28-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By oldskewel
Nice work on all that. When you rebuilt the...

Nice work on all that.

When you rebuilt the VANOS, did you replace the "rattle rings" as well as the gaskets?

I did those, even without symptoms, when doing a similar job as you did on my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-28-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By oldskewel
Nice idea. I have yet to notice a need for new...

Nice idea. I have yet to notice a need for new sub-frame bushings on my '01 with 190k+ miles. But I'll definitely keep this in mind.

I won't be worried about any difficulty in re-doing the job at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-26-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By oldskewel
Nice work on making problems go away. Not even...

Nice work on making problems go away. Not even needing metric fasteners.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BBfxHZ8Xag
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-24-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By oldskewel
(of course) it's most likely that a single...

(of course) it's most likely that a single problem is causing all the symptoms on that list - nice work on the detailed list.

Most of the things on that list seem like they could be explained by...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-16-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By oldskewel
Nice! I too have a torque multiplier, as I used...

Nice! I too have a torque multiplier, as I used in the following thread with pics for the crank bolt on my M54:...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-10-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By oldskewel
At least for my 2001 3.0i, probably for all ... ...

At least for my 2001 3.0i, probably for all ...

The rear (51-35-7-011-680) and front (51-33-8-254-781) window clips are indeed different.

Comparing one vs. the other, the little step at the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-10-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By oldskewel
Especially since you mentioned your tank...

Especially since you mentioned your tank ruptured, those parts look very similar (although different) to the float and float guide shown clearly in this great thread:...
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