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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-26-2019, 12:37 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
First time start after headgasket not so good.

Funny on the wiper fluid. I had that light come on a day or two ago while driving and had the similar moment of anxiety "what now"

The MAF was binary you just were closer than realized to "zero"...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-26-2019, 11:32 AM
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Posted By andrewwynn
Only a little odd. Old shit does funny things....

Only a little odd. Old shit does funny things. Think of it like this: it was 99.5% broken and just needed one little tap to break whatever broke.

G-forces are a funny thing. Installed in the car...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-19-2019, 02:33 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
Run with her MAF and get some fuel trim readings....

Run with her MAF and get some fuel trim readings. I suspect fuel pressure problems
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-18-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By andrewwynn
First time start after headgasket not so good.

You have to measure not just squirt. You can use a tire pressure gauge (I would just use a less than favorite one in case gas messes with the seals inside).

Fuel trim read with scanner. Short...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-18-2019, 05:00 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
MAF out of the air path will send very confused...

MAF out of the air path will send very confused signal to the car (basically not getting any air = max rich mix).

Did you check your fuel trims and fuel pressure yet?


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2019, 10:13 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
Swap them that's what I did with mine and wife's....

Swap them that's what I did with mine and wife's. No change in our case. If her car won't run with your MAF you'll have your answer


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By andrewwynn
My next suggestion was going to be MAF. To cause...

My next suggestion was going to be MAF. To cause it to stall has to be incredibly off. Do you have another car with compatible MAF you can swap to test?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2019, 12:44 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
Did you check pressure while attempting to start?...

Did you check pressure while attempting to start? It should not dip at all. You can clean and gap the plugs but I suspect bad fuel plus dirty injectors could be adding to the problem


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2019, 02:43 AM
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Posted By andrewwynn
The car won't run without a steady voltage. If...

The car won't run without a steady voltage. If the battery is shot the alternator could be pushed past it's capability trying to charge it.


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