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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-21-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By LVR
hey no problems... I had a race car for many...

hey no problems... I had a race car for many years so fabricators like that are my favs...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-21-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By LVR
No, but why don't you try Qualafab... they're in...

No, but why don't you try Qualafab... they're in meridian and specialize in car mounts and fabrication....

https://qualafab.com/index.php/engine/
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-14-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,444
Posted By LVR
I think the BC racing coils are much harder than...

I think the BC racing coils are much harder than people realize.

When I looked into replacing my air suspension in the 4.8is, I found that the BC racing spring rates are 90kn at the front and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-11-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By LVR
X5 general (and 4.8is) maintenance problems

Hi all

I've got a couple of maintenance queries on the 4.8is I'm working through and after searching without success would love some comments please...

1. Early in the morning (cold here in Oz)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-09-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By LVR
Iím not sure about the android stuff as I have 2...

Iím not sure about the android stuff as I have 2 x Dynavins but if you donít have the Nav screen then you donít need the 6m cable as the inputs are in the dash with the Mid and CD player setup
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,402,003
Posted By LVR
That maybe explains why people replacing yaw...

That maybe explains why people replacing yaw sensors not finding any solution...

Hmm.... there is an electrical connector mounted up near the rear strut....I'm thinking that as I have the red TPMS...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-05-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,402,003
Posted By LVR
I might be on to a cause (and therefore a...

I might be on to a cause (and therefore a solution...)

I happened to be flicking through the vehicle manual on the weekend whilst looking for a way to change the DSP sound preset (got the original...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-01-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By LVR
I'm interested in how this evolves... I've...

I'm interested in how this evolves...

I've been exploring transplanting an N62 from an E60/E63 and then using the Vortech....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-31-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By LVR
This is what I used... can't tell if yours is the...

This is what I used... can't tell if yours is the same

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48427760486_f036d8c4a5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gMoVZG)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-29-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By LVR
Did your tool look like this? As mine did work no...

Did your tool look like this? As mine did work no problems once I ensured it was lined up in the small gap...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48409418356_27f331bf2a.jpg...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-27-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By LVR
Hey mate I used the permatex black as...

Hey mate

I used the permatex black as recommended. Got it at Supercheap Auto. Clamped it and left it for a few hours no probs....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-26-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,402,003
Posted By LVR
Wpoll yep sure is. Thereís also some others. Once...

Wpoll yep sure is. Thereís also some others. Once I had the parts I thought Iíd try to drive it to the garage so went for a lap around the block. Between flat spots from sitting in one place for so...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,402,003
Posted By LVR
It's exactly the same height as original. I...

It's exactly the same height as original. I checked on the finished ride height before ordering the springs and it matches to the millimeter.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By LVR
Hi mate Ok, the reality of the system is...

Hi mate

Ok, the reality of the system is that anytime you do such major work (and assuming the sensors are back on correctly) you really do need to reset the EHCII module and then reset ride...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-24-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,402,003
Posted By LVR
Aaaannnnddd....... it's done... Air...

Aaaannnnddd....... it's done...

Air suspension swapped out yesterday. In went new Bilsteins and Eibach springs. Hired a hoist at a local workshop for the day. Great facilities as they had a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By LVR
LOOKING FOR PICS - air suspension delete

Hi all,

I'm just wondering if anyone has any pics of their springs and shocks as fitted after replacing front and/or rear air suspension?

Just wanted to make sure I'm putting the right parts in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,402,003
Posted By LVR
Today did window clips and repaired door card,...

Today did window clips and repaired door card, then put it all back together.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48354437116_7a5abfca4d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gEV8vE)

Tomorrow is R Day......
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,654
Posted By LVR
So what is the solution for towing a trailer that...

So what is the solution for towing a trailer that has LED lights when you can't modify the trailer?

I had to tow a furniture trailer yesterday and went to two different hire places. All of them...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,402,003
Posted By LVR
Is that a Sierra truck you have?

Is that a Sierra truck you have?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-11-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,402,003
Posted By LVR
Here ya go.... this vid is my old historic Group...

Here ya go.... this vid is my old historic Group A race car with the engine as run in 1986/87 being warmed up and idle only to about 2000rpm in the clip...

It was only a 5ltr V8 but was the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-07-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By LVR
Hi As there were no specific instructions...

Hi

As there were no specific instructions for me I would have been stumped doing this were it not for the tips from Scott and wpoll. This is for future searches by others.

The steering wheel...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-04-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By LVR
I was looking at a second 4.8is as a project...

I was looking at a second 4.8is as a project car/new daily driver and the owner said there were no codes. I asked if he was ok with me looking and he had no issue with it because he was convinced...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-03-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By LVR
I didn't have to do a thing to it. There is a...

I didn't have to do a thing to it. There is a flat edge that is designed to go in the very small gap between the raised edge section and the ball joint itself. Get that lined up and it's sweet...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11,336
Views: 1,402,003
Posted By LVR
The last of the suspension parts arrived...

The last of the suspension parts arrived today.... air suspension is on borrowed time

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48166869462_3149344352_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gokNbA)

Got some...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By LVR
I had the embarrassing squeak in the rear end so...

I had the embarrassing squeak in the rear end so had to do the ball joints. Took the opportunity to do the upper control arms at the same time.

I used FEBI and Lemforder
...
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