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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-16-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,040
Posted By Russianblue
I know this is an old thread but i guess a lot of...

I know this is an old thread but i guess a lot of these are getting old now ; )

anyway, I've got the floppy ears too now and need to replace. Sounds like the full kit is the way to go...like...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-13-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Russianblue
I had this issue last year. I tried all manner...

I had this issue last year. I tried all manner of repair etc but never could get it to STAY fixed.

ultimately i had to remove the back seat, take off the seat cover and install a new center...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Russianblue
yea I was definitely lucky. could have been a...

yea I was definitely lucky. could have been a lot worse. I actually didn't have time to research or do this repair and was getting the oil pan gasket changed at the same time so I ended up getting...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,465
Posted By Russianblue
ditto on this no-fit for my 2005 3.0i. I have...

ditto on this no-fit for my 2005 3.0i. I have some weatherpaks I will use too but I need to order some of the crimps for smaller gauge wire and will use this same method. makes the $40 of mercedes...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Russianblue
where did you order the driveshaft from? is it...

where did you order the driveshaft from? is it modified with the longer splines to fully engage the socket?

interestingly I believe this problem presents itself in different ways. My old Xer...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By Russianblue
I wet sanded with 3M wetordry...

I wet sanded with 3M wetordry 600/800/1200/1500/2000.

Took 30-45 min each side and probably used $40 worth of sandpaper.

Then I compounded with a DA polisher, jescar cutting compound and a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Russianblue
I had the tiniest pinhole/crack in my radiator...

I had the tiniest pinhole/crack in my radiator (didn't even drip enough to see anything under the car) once that somehow was causing the A/C to act strange like that. Put in a new radiator and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Russianblue
i'd feel remiss not adding how much I LOVE it...

i'd feel remiss not adding how much I LOVE it when the freshly washed car has spots on the running board trim from dripping side mirrors!!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,226
Posted By Russianblue
For posterity I am posting a youtube video which,...

For posterity I am posting a youtube video which, while for a Mercedes ML I believe, will go a LONG helping folks visualize what's going on here.

I was lucky enough to find a 2005 Xer with 70k...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,465
Posted By Russianblue
For posterity I am posting a youtube video which,...

For posterity I am posting a youtube video which, while for a Mercedes ML I believe, will go a LONG helping folks visualize what's going on here.

I was lucky enough to find a 2005 Xer with 70k...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-22-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,649
Posted By Russianblue
so glad you wrote back about this. I can't...

so glad you wrote back about this. I can't believe it's been over a year since I started messing with this stuff! Key cutter is still out in the garage gathering dust now! but I might have to take...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-21-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,944
Posted By Russianblue
nice. interior is a lot better than I was...

nice. interior is a lot better than I was expecting!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-17-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,944
Posted By Russianblue
I wanna see a picture of this bad boy, lol !

I wanna see a picture of this bad boy, lol !
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-07-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Russianblue
LOL! that would be a sight! I've read that...

LOL! that would be a sight!

I've read that the MST goes off when the airbags are deployed. no airbags in this accident though. is that unusual?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-07-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Russianblue
2003 3.0i - daughter got rear-ended

I have a couple of questions.

My kid was driving and got hit pretty hard from behind by a honda civic or something. that honda was pretty much totaled. But this pic shows why my I put my girl...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-16-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Russianblue
iíve got akebonos and have the same thing. ...

iíve got akebonos and have the same thing. squeaks occasionally in reverse.

the pads are sweet though. not quite as grippy as the stockers but the lack of black dust, oh my! and still, i...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-08-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Russianblue
Well guess what fellers. We got a winner. New...

Well guess what fellers. We got a winner. New seal arrived in 2 days and I can confirm that it fits perfectly. same design and size. exact match for the factory part. RXktech is ON the ball too....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Russianblue
I might try the permatex fix if I can get the old...

I might try the permatex fix if I can get the old one off in one piece. it’s pretty busted up..

I also just went ahead and ordered a couple of the replacement seals from rkxtech. they couldn’t ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,927
Posted By Russianblue
mine seeped alright. about a quart and a half a...

mine seeped alright. about a quart and a half a month! i knew it was the oil pan and didn't want any part of that job by myself. happy to do just about anything else. i took it to several...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Russianblue
Thanks. I will give them a shout and let you...

Thanks. I will give them a shout and let you know what i find out!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-05-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Russianblue
andrew which cap? did you buy oem or one of the...

andrew which cap? did you buy oem or one of the aftermarket? frankly, while I am waiting, the doubled over plastic grocery bag seal cleared up the code and is handling the challenge just fine. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-04-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Russianblue
yeah I saw that one too. cross references with...

yeah I saw that one too. cross references with this
https://www.autohausaz.com/pn/16116756772

but that says doesn't fit my 2005.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-04-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Russianblue
might have to try the permatex solution. I...

might have to try the permatex solution. I checked out the promising ebay part but the shipping is...wait for it...$31.50! lol! but I don't think that's the biggest issue, which was the fact that...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-04-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Russianblue
fuel cap seal/o-ring?

is there a replacement fuel cap seal available? I am only seeing the $30+ replacement fuel cap. certainly there's an o-ring available, no? anybody got a part number?

REALOEM doesn't appear to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-27-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,505
Posted By Russianblue
you should call Ground Control Suspension. they...

you should call Ground Control Suspension. they did my coilovers for my e28 and are experts at matching shocks and spring rates for the type of ride you want. they have a vast inventory of eibach...
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