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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-26-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By jcp240z
The ball drop or rise is specific to the trailer...

The ball drop or rise is specific to the trailer you are pulling.
https://www.etrailer.com/faq-ballmount.aspx
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By jcp240z
The 4.6 does not have a vacuum pump.

The 4.6 does not have a vacuum pump.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-18-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By jcp240z
How do you get in touch with him? I’ve always...

How do you get in touch with him? I’ve always been interested in how many of mine were made. I’ve guessed about 300
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-25-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By jcp240z
You want to run it at temperature for at least an...

You want to run it at temperature for at least an half an hour, longer preferably to allow time for water to boil off. This is assuming you have done a drain and fill, cheap oil is fine as stated...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-24-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By jcp240z
The problem with the used ones is people don’t...

The problem with the used ones is people don’t pull all the mounting hardware. A bunch of very specific brackets. So you end up with a very pretty paperweight.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-01-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By jcp240z
It depends if you have a rain sensor. If you do,...

It depends if you have a rain sensor. If you do, the adjuster is for sensitivity, if not, it’s for intermittent speed.
Are you able to adjust low or high, or is just one speed when you turn it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-14-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By jcp240z
Number 13 i grayed out which indicates it is not...

Number 13 i grayed out which indicates it is not applicable for your vehicle. I find the #14 washer for $5.50 on Turner and a few others. Typically 6.26.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-04-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By jcp240z
I had a similar situation and it was due to the...

I had a similar situation and it was due to the power wire to the antenna booster not being fully seated. I had some work done that required removing it.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-03-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By jcp240z
It sounds like metal contracting as it cools down...

It sounds like metal contracting as it cools down slipping past a shear joint. I don’t know what it might be but my first thought was the skid plate. If you have ever removed it and the bolts...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-31-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By jcp240z
Especially if the bushing has collapsed. You are...

Especially if the bushing has collapsed. You are then locking in poor geometry. I could see if you did it with new bushings. Or with smaller ones where you could observe and jack a component into...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-27-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By jcp240z
I had to do a transmission rebuild, and the...

I had to do a transmission rebuild, and the timing chain. I also had a coolant leak from the rear gallery plate. For a little bit more, pulled the entire engine and transmission out. Sent the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-21-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By jcp240z
I use European Werkstat in Walnut Creek. I’ve...

I use European Werkstat in Walnut Creek. I’ve been very happy with their work and integrity.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-19-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By jcp240z
That part is the center console insert. The...

That part is the center console insert. The ashtray is 51168402967 or a storage cup 51168402968 fits into it
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,973
Posted By jcp240z
:banghead:You are correct. I have LED tail...

:banghead:You are correct. I have LED tail lights and coded off the lamp tests a few years ago. I totally forgot until you mentioned it.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,973
Posted By jcp240z
I replaced my original incandescent trailer tail...

I replaced my original incandescent trailer tail lights with LED units 4 years ago and have never experienced any of this.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-15-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,138
Posted By jcp240z
I had to have my mechanic do it. It was cheaper...

I had to have my mechanic do it. It was cheaper to replace with GKN replacement axles than to have him pull and reboot. Basically, the pulling and re-install is the same but you don’t have the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-19-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By jcp240z
I had similar symptoms from a failed fuel pump....

I had similar symptoms from a failed fuel pump. Easy fix
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-14-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,402
Posted By jcp240z
... now about to become the Masters champion....

... now about to become the Masters champion. [swings, pulverizes yet another flower] It looks like a mirac- it's in the hole! It's in the hole!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-13-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By jcp240z
On mine, it was a loose plug at the sensor. Was...

On mine, it was a loose plug at the sensor. Was able to reach up behind the bumper and wiggle it and reseat the plug. No issues 3 years later. Found mine using the technique Overboost describes.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-12-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By jcp240z
In your profile you can add your bio information...

In your profile you can add your bio information which includes your vehicles. There is also the signature. In your signature you have the goat and slinky quote (which is really funny).
You need...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-12-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By jcp240z
Just add the x5 info to your signature

Just add the x5 info to your signature
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-06-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By jcp240z
You might try to send him a message on his...

You might try to send him a message on his profile. He very well may see your inquiry here, too.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-04-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By jcp240z
No, the system uses pulsed voltage for the...

No, the system uses pulsed voltage for the regular tail lights which doesn’t work well for added trailer lamps. The best solution is to add the factory trailer harness. You can also find more...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-04-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By jcp240z
Mine did the same. I did not have the whole car...

Mine did the same. I did not have the whole car repainted, just the hood, front and top of the windshield. I still have the primer showing in some areas in the door and hood jams.
It’s a known...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-01-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 100,546
Posted By jcp240z
183,000 miles

183,000 miles
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