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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 49
Posted By Henn28
I second this. The new design bump stops are way...

I second this. The new design bump stops are way better than the oe. As close as we can get to a soft close.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 26
Posted By Henn28
Well said. This is a rabbit hole to be sure. ...

Well said. This is a rabbit hole to be sure.

M62 runs at 221 deg at the engine outlet so yours is working as intended. Mine is plus or minus a few degrees of that always. Except of course when...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-24-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15,227
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By Henn28
New rear manifold to aux pump coolant hose...

New rear manifold to aux pump coolant hose finally in today and correctly routed this time. Another few gallons of Zerex (I should buy stock) and she’s back on the road. Given the proximity of the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-23-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 49
Posted By Henn28
Love this thread. Especially that it didn’t...

Love this thread. Especially that it didn’t spiral downhill like these tend to on other boards.

I’ve had my 2002 since new and it’s moved from my wife’s daily driver, to the third car, to my kids...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-23-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By Henn28
Thanks for this lead. I recently welded new...

Thanks for this lead. I recently welded new splines on my driveshaft and fit another 1/2Ē into the t-case, but at 155k I suspect my t-case has at least one foot in the departure lounge. Let us know...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-17-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Henn28
I am in the process of a slow interior...

I am in the process of a slow interior restoration on my E53 and the seats are next. LIke yours, my drivers seat is not very comfortable any longer. New leather with anthracite Uberkaro inserts for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-10-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15,227
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By Henn28
It does have number 9, or did until it shattered...

It does have number 9, or did until it shattered some years ago. Now Iíve got the three upper hoses (to/from the firewall and valve/reservoir) cleverly zip tied to keep them secure. I ordered a new...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-09-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15,227
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By Henn28
No kidding! Glad that didnít turn out worse. ...

No kidding! Glad that didnít turn out worse.

I have to chuckle at my coolant woes sometimes. I posted recently avout not wanting to yank the heater hoses to r and r my double joint, because I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-09-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15,227
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By Henn28
Just when things are going wellÖ

I adjusted my parking brake yesterday and was thinking about how well the x has been running, and how much fun itís been. Bad call as the X5 gods heard and visited their wrath on me. Took the car to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-09-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By Henn28
Ahhh, that could make sense. Everything Iíve...

Ahhh, that could make sense. Everything Iíve read though is that the underdrive balancer is to gain a few more hp. But who knows what the official BMW reason was.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-08-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By Henn28
Iím with you on this. Take it to Speedy, or the...

Iím with you on this. Take it to Speedy, or the like for a full purge and recharge. The system only takes 1 lb of refrigerant if I recall, so a little high or a little low can screw it up. They can...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-08-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By Henn28
The 4.6 redline is bumped to 6500, or maybe itís...

The 4.6 redline is bumped to 6500, or maybe itís 7000. The progressive lights on the tach wink out as the transmission oil warms up. Amber stays lit at 6500 and red at 7k when the car is fully...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-07-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15,227
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By Henn28
I get excited to sit in my X5 with the as-new...

I get excited to sit in my X5 with the as-new headliner and pillars. The mechanical stuff is satisfying, but I really enjoy the creature comfort stuff, done by pros!

I'll shoot you the ebay...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-07-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By Henn28
I just did a deeper dive into RealOEM to double...

I just did a deeper dive into RealOEM to double check what I seemed to recall, and confirmed that the "Belt Drive" pulley/tensioner assembly for the water pump, alternator and steering pump are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-07-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15,227
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By Henn28
A massive project. Nicely done!

A massive project. Nicely done!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-07-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By Henn28
Just went through this with my 4.4 to 4.6 motor...

Just went through this with my 4.4 to 4.6 motor swap. Real OEM shows the same ď climate controlĒ belt and pulley assembly for the 4.4 and 4.6. The belt on the other side (alternator, h2o pump etc)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15,227
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By Henn28
My daughter and I spent some time troubleshooting...

My daughter and I spent some time troubleshooting the Xís clunky steering. I was convinced that the source was the upper column, or a bushing at the firewall, however as soon as she started turning...
Forum: BMW SAV Items Wanted to Buy 06-04-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1
Posted By Henn28
WTB: M60B40 heads

Beginning to collect parts for an eventual rebuild of the 4.4 that came out of my E53. Itís going to be reborn as a M60B44 so Iím looking for a set of decent M60B40 heads.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-04-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By Henn28
Electrics arenít my strongest suit, but Iím going...

Electrics arenít my strongest suit, but Iím going to guess it is related to differences in the pulse width modulation coding between the OE and new lights.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By Henn28
Love itÖsubscribed. Keep the updates coming.

Love itÖsubscribed. Keep the updates coming.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By Henn28
Temp sanity check

Looking for a sanity check on my x5’s cooling habits. I’m super gun-shy after the belt- throwing, overheating, middle of the night tow truck drama post motor swap. I never gave the temps a second...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15,227
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By Henn28
This thread hits close to home. Decent Indy BMW...

This thread hits close to home. Decent Indy BMW shops are hard to find around me, so over the years Iíve taken the X to some very reputable Porsche/Audi shops. Often they get it right, but in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-24-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15,227
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By Henn28
Well, in some ways I'll be happy if it is, since...

Well, in some ways I'll be happy if it is, since that part is probably the easiest to replace. Unfortunately its not cheap.

Does the "lower joint assembly" part number 32306756962 ever go bad? ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-24-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15,227
Views: 2,230,173
Posted By Henn28
I've got similar symptoms in my steering. ...

I've got similar symptoms in my steering. Although old, my tie rods seemed in good shape when I did my motor swap so I elected not to replace them at that time. I do have a very regular clunk that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-19-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1
Posted By Henn28
A/B/C Pillars, etc. - free to a good home

A, B, C pillars and sun visors. I think the grab handles came back with the car too yesterday after the headliner install. All free to a good home, just pay for shipping. Otherwise they will go in...
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