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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By upallnight
It would be helpful if you inform the group as to...

It would be helpful if you inform the group as to what type of engine you have. Each engine group used a different box. V8 engines normally had zf trans whereas i6 used the GM trans, don't know...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-08-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By upallnight
Plug and coil check would be a good start, but...

Plug and coil check would be a good start, but you're thinking old school. New computer controlled engine requires something more than a shade tree mechanic approach. You could post the misfire...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-08-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By upallnight
My neighbor had one for 16 years before trading...

My neighbor had one for 16 years before trading it in for a 2016 4Runner. Don't have a 4Runner but do have the Sienna minivan. Compare with the X5 most trouble free car we ever own.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-04-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 714
Posted By upallnight
Did you drop the front diff? It's a lot of work...

Did you drop the front diff? It's a lot of work to drop the front diff.
That seal is an o-ring. I thought we were talking about the seal for the driveshaft into the diff.

If it is leaking...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-03-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 714
Posted By upallnight
What are you using to install the seal? I used a...

What are you using to install the seal? I used a PVC plastic pipe that I got at the local home improvement store. I bought the screw on cap for the pipe and used a plastic mallet to tap the seal...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-03-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 714
Posted By upallnight
Did you check to make sure the tension spring on...

Did you check to make sure the tension spring on the back side of the seal didn't come out when you were installing the seal? OE BMW seal come with a plastic adapter that prevent the spring from...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-30-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By upallnight
wire can be seen in this photo.

wire can be seen in this photo.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-30-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By upallnight
There should be a separate wire from the bottom...

There should be a separate wire from the bottom cushion to the wiring connector block under the seat. I believe the wires are in a black sheath.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-29-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By upallnight
Click on the post button or reply button. Click...

Click on the post button or reply button. Click on the advance button. Make sure you know where the photos you want to post are on your computer. Click the paper clip icon at the header of the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-29-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By upallnight
Put it in the garage and buy a beater.

Put it in the garage and buy a beater.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-26-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By upallnight
Previous Mod by a Previous Owner. See if you can...

Previous Mod by a Previous Owner. See if you can search this mod on Google.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-26-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By upallnight
Judging from your location I think you need to...

Judging from your location I think you need to throttle down the 4.8 so it can't make the Jump into Hyperspace.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-26-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By upallnight
In the modern day we just use GPS. People on the...

In the modern day we just use GPS. People on the Lotus forum aren't able to purchase speedo drive for their Europa. They been replacing the old speedometer with a GPS speedometer. They are able to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-26-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By upallnight
One trick I used in the past is to throw either...

One trick I used in the past is to throw either an interference fit bearing or bushing or seal in the freezer, leave it overnight and try installing the next day. Sometime the cold will be just...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-22-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,470
Posted By upallnight
Long enough before the bottom fall out on the...

Long enough before the bottom fall out on the resale value of these car, which is just about now.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,675
Posted By upallnight
What you are asking is way above the experience...

What you are asking is way above the experience level of 99.9% of the DIYers on this forum. :rofl:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By upallnight
I normally try not to drive any of my cars when...

I normally try not to drive any of my cars when the road is full of salts.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-14-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By upallnight
Since you had to go up hill to your brother place...

Since you had to go up hill to your brother place can we assume that you had to go DOWN hill to get back to your place. Maybe that is why there wasn't a power lost.

:rofl:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By upallnight
When you have your foot to the floor the DME is...

When you have your foot to the floor the DME is telling the EGS too hold the shift for faster acceleration. If before even when you held your foot to the floor the 3-4 shift wasn't that harsh would...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By upallnight
Does it shift hard under moderate acceleration or...

Does it shift hard under moderate acceleration or only when you have your foot to the floor? Only time I could get the X5 to shift near redline is when I had my foot to the floor. Other time the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-06-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By upallnight
I think that offering to buy RRPhil a pint at his...

I think that offering to buy RRPhil a pint at his favorite water hole would be a nice gesture. Think of all the money and frustration that you would have experienced if people like RRPhil didn't...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-01-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By upallnight
Didn't see that you posted the low side and high...

Didn't see that you posted the low side and high side reading when there was no cooling. With a low side of 80 and a high side of 110 I would say that your compressor is faulty.

Even if you find...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-01-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By upallnight
That is a BAD assumption. Some variable...

That is a BAD assumption. Some variable compressor also had a magnetic clutch. Next time the AC is not cooling, you need to connect a set of gauges to the low side and high side ports. What are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-01-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By upallnight
If you are blowing 23F at the center vent. your...

If you are blowing 23F at the center vent. your system is low on refrigerant. Automotive refrigerant are not designed to go below 32F. 32F is when water freezes and the condensate on the evaporator...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-25-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By upallnight
I would have a compression test done on the...

I would have a compression test done on the engine and if you have a cylinder(s) with low compression I would have a cylinder leak down test perform on that cylinder(s).
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