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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Today, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 580
Posted By crystalworks
You might need to find a new dealership......

You might need to find a new dealership... nothing different about run flats (that I'm aware of) when it comes to the tire bead. Here's an article that will give you more than you probably wanted to...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By crystalworks
^ All very true. But damn do they look pretty. ...

^ All very true. But damn do they look pretty. ;) When I have one crack between the drills, or warp due to heat, I'll be sure to stop using them and will certainly change my recommendations. ...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By crystalworks
As mentioned, everyone is going to have their own...

As mentioned, everyone is going to have their own take on this. Here's mine. I use BrakeMotive complete "kits" from Ebay. I know... buying parts for your BMW off Ebay... ewwwwww. The horror. I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 101,755
Posted By crystalworks
Oil change on the 35d yesterday. Today the rear...

Oil change on the 35d yesterday. Today the rear diff along with some odds and ends. Replace destroyed jacking pad, fuel filter, and a few misc other items.



I have to do the same, for the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-18-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By crystalworks
If the suspension arms/bushings/ball joints have...

If the suspension arms/bushings/ball joints have been done as well... I'd also go with the 139k one. He saved you $3000+ in parts/tools by doing VSS, air suspension, and other maintenance, plus...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-18-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 580
Posted By crystalworks
^Do a google search for the tire model that's on...

^Do a google search for the tire model that's on your truck. Easy as that.

I prefer non-run flats personally and have only been left with a flat in one BMW I've owned. And it was due to a faulty...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-15-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By crystalworks
Programming/Coding What Supply Are You Using?

For coding I usually just turn the vehicle on as modules can be coded with engine running but not programmed obviously. What supplies are you guys using to maintain the voltage (13.2v?) required by...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-15-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,272
Posted By crystalworks
Nice work. Always fun to bring these things back...

Nice work. Always fun to bring these things back up to tip-top condition.

Like the mats too. I also like to drive barefoot, had the rubber mats, and ditched them for new OE carpeted ones. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-14-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By crystalworks
I always use the "brake quiet" sprays (the sticky...

I always use the "brake quiet" sprays (the sticky ones) on the back of pads worth good results. I only get slight squealing afte rain for a short period.

Out of curiosity, do you guys grease...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11,243
Views: 1,379,969
Posted By crystalworks
Close. It's my FIL's Silverado. Forget the...

Close. It's my FIL's Silverado. Forget the year.

I'm excited to see it up there and mounted too fellas. But that will be a bit as I need to order the rail kit first. The E61 is taking...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11,243
Views: 1,379,969
Posted By crystalworks
Quoting myself to correct my post. Brain farted...

Quoting myself to correct my post. Brain farted and forgot the term "rings." :rolleyes:

Here is the latest poor financial decision I've made.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11,243
Views: 1,379,969
Posted By crystalworks
Were the spacers hub centric (72.56mm)? Did you...

Were the spacers hub centric (72.56mm)? Did you have hub centric wheel adapters to take up the extra space on the E70's larger center bore (72.56 to 74.1mm)? Either of those things not being hub...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By crystalworks
Yes, I keep forgetting those are thing. Good...

Yes, I keep forgetting those are thing. Good tip. Much less likely to heat up something in the nearby vicinity.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-11-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By crystalworks
Sounds like you need to invest in a torch... Glad...

Sounds like you need to invest in a torch... Glad I've only ever had to work on California and Texas BMW's. I feel for you northerners.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-11-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By crystalworks
You could try Cargurus and Autotrader. Those are...

You could try Cargurus and Autotrader. Those are the 2 I frequent... though I do peruse CL on an almost daily basis, much to the chagrin of my wife. That said, Ebay is pretty inexpensive to list so...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-11-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By crystalworks
Yes. You're over thinking the diagrams (probably...

Yes. You're over thinking the diagrams (probably long into the project, I've done this sort of thing many times). They are both saying the same thing, but with the front of the vehicle reversed. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-11-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By crystalworks
No. Were I in the market for another X5, I'd pay...

No. Were I in the market for another X5, I'd pay $12k. But, you might have to hold on to it for awhile to find someone like-minded. Some think the 4.6 is worth more than a 4.8, and some think it's...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11,243
Views: 1,379,969
Posted By crystalworks
I second that. Would be great to meet up and...

I second that. Would be great to meet up and would love to experience COTA. Been invited a few times for different events and I can never seem to make it. Either out of town or broke (read: wife...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-10-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By crystalworks
Here's a set... but I'd probably buy used OE vs...

Here's a set... but I'd probably buy used OE vs new replica. Search around though, I doubt these are the only sellers. There's a set of used OE wheels in the great white north ATM...
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11,243
Views: 1,379,969
Posted By crystalworks
Very nice! Our x35d barely gets more than that. ...

Very nice! Our x35d barely gets more than that. I think at 65mph it gets 27-28mpg. Red only manages 19-20mpg highway. :( But she doesn't care how heavy her burden is generally. Put 600lbs in it...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-10-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,934
Posted By crystalworks
Nice work. Always nice to solve a problem like...

Nice work. Always nice to solve a problem like this. Add "solved" to the thread title for future owners experiencing similar symptoms.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By crystalworks
You should add the terms "battery drain" and...

You should add the terms "battery drain" and "solved" to the thread title just for people searching. This is a great solution to a fairly common problem. Nice work.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By crystalworks
^Do the E46's use the GM or a ZF trans? ...

^Do the E46's use the GM or a ZF trans?

OP, if you are worried about blowing the engine, FI is not for you. Buy a V8 powered e53. A lot simpler and less headache (although they come with their...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-10-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,326
Posted By crystalworks
Seconded. Use it for almost anything on a car. ...

Seconded. Use it for almost anything on a car. Valve cover seams is a no brainer. :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-09-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By crystalworks
The m54 is very stout. If it's tired refreshing...

The m54 is very stout. If it's tired refreshing it will bring it back to form.

Most of the Dinan stuff is no longer available from them. Anything short of NOS or FI is going to be wasting...
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