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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By Purplefade
That's right, "hold for three seconds", that's...

That's right, "hold for three seconds", that's what I was thinking of - doh! Total mental block!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By Purplefade
Can't you also press the center button on the...

Can't you also press the center button on the overhead console twice and shut the lights off, or does that not include the cargo lights?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-14-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Purplefade
Nice work! And good thought on the brakes...

Nice work! And good thought on the brakes getting hot themselves... I go back to paranoid, lol... I never thought about the brakes themselves getting scorching hot - doh

Keep us posted on the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Purplefade
Probably is low on trans fluid, like ttomtt said....

Probably is low on trans fluid, like ttomtt said.


Out of curiosity, if you let it warm up to operating temperature, put your foot on the brake and cycle through the gears before you back out,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Purplefade
If they're pressed you may be able to use a 6"...

If they're pressed you may be able to use a 6" cutoff wheel to remove the "nub" and then punch the "body" out of the spindle, may not need to drill.


Call me paranoid, but if you're taking a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Purplefade
Is pretty awesome and amazingly simple... for BMW...

Is pretty awesome and amazingly simple... for BMW


Nice work!!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-08-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Purplefade
Wonder if it could be fuel pump ore pressure...

Wonder if it could be fuel pump ore pressure regulator - total guess, but having "4B10 (1278) Accelerator pedal...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-08-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Purplefade
Silly question I realize, but after all of the...

Silly question I realize, but after all of the work you noted, are you sure it just doesn't need topped off?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-08-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Purplefade
Outstanding!! Nice work and I am very glad it...

Outstanding!! Nice work and I am very glad it was as straight forward as it ended up being [emoji106][emoji106]


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-07-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By Purplefade
I am not recommending this and I am sure it is...

I am not recommending this and I am sure it is not safe. But to what AW said, I had a buddy of mine... who would use the spring compressor to compress the spring, then avoiding the top and bottom...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-07-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,925
Posted By Purplefade
That's what I'm looking forward to the most is...

That's what I'm looking forward to the most is just flattening out the cornering a bit, taking the edge off the lean so to speak. I know she'll never be formula 1, but hey, I know I really enjoy...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-07-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,925
Posted By Purplefade
I did, turnershop.com ended up having a set for...

I did, turnershop.com ended up having a set for the E53 and having just done the struts and coils, lowering the truck... I couldn't pass them up. I actually thought they may be fakes (yea, I know,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-05-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Purplefade
My thoughts: - take a small flat piece of...

My thoughts:


- take a small flat piece of aluminum and cut it just as wide as the receiver block on the load floor
- cut the arch of the guide rod in to it (centered)

- mark the location of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-05-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,925
Posted By Purplefade
I looked at these for a while and always came...

I looked at these for a while and always came back to "it's a nearly 5000 lb sport utility that runs REALLY good for what it is... I really don't need these, it can't make that much of a difference"....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-28-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Purplefade
Swap the vanos solenoid from Bank 1 to Bank 2 and...

Swap the vanos solenoid from Bank 1 to Bank 2 and Bank 2 to Bank 1 and see if the code follows the solenoid.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-24-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11,393
Views: 1,416,874
Posted By Purplefade
Replaced the old tired shocks and struts with new...

Replaced the old tired shocks and struts with new Bilstein B6's and H&R Springs; which was an amazingly simple job really - compared to EVERYTHING else I've ever done to my X...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-17-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Purplefade
I put a few strategically placed dots of silicone...

I put a few strategically placed dots of silicone red on my valve cover and installed the gasket to the cover and let it tac up before trying to install the VC back on the car - makes it WAY easier...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-15-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,252
Posted By Purplefade
There are a bunch of good posts out there, X5Only...

There are a bunch of good posts out there, X5Only did one as well as a handful of others. Having just gone through this, here's pretty much what you need to get your X back together:




...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-15-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,252
Posted By Purplefade
Yes, I did mine myself and ordered everything...

Yes, I did mine myself and ordered everything from FCPEuro. I really like their lifetime warranty on everything - not that Iíll ever be doing this job again [emoji50]


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,932
Posted By Purplefade
Timing Chain Tensioner (4.4)

Agreed, rereading my post my word choice was poor, with the title just being ďTiming Chan tensioner (4.4)Ē, I wanted to call out for any future reader that the N62 has the dual tensioners.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-14-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,252
Posted By Purplefade
2005 4.4i with 116500 miles on the clock, VSS...

2005 4.4i with 116500 miles on the clock, VSS done at aprox 115000 +\-. Sucker smoked like a freight train after extended idle, 10 \ 15 minutes, and sent up pretty consistent smoke signals even from...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-14-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,932
Posted By Purplefade
Guys, if we're talking about the N62 V8, it does...

Guys, if we're talking about the N62 V8, it does have two timing chain tensioners one on the lower right side of the block (pass side in LHD) and one on the upper left side of the intake manifold...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-10-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Purplefade
Agreed, looks like part of the float and float...

Agreed, looks like part of the float and float stop, that little collar that was around the tube, and the float guide with the magnet at the far end. I would venture to say that you are safe to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Purplefade
I heard that, that's why I did my own VSS job! -...

I heard that, that's why I did my own VSS job! - I've had mine for a bit longer than 6 years now and planned on keeping it "forever"... but I've fallen in love with a blue 2012 X5M... that my wife...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-09-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Purplefade
That is freakin awesome, great engineering and...

That is freakin awesome, great engineering and Iím sure something that will be put to use many more times as our Xís continue to age ☹️


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