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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-19-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Doru
Time to say goodbye

It has been good to have the X5 in the stable, but the time has come and I sold it yesterday. Have to move forward and I eyed a nice X3 (F25) with the N52 engine. Was toying with the idea to grab the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By Doru
Well, I live somewhere where it's extremely cold...

Well, I live somewhere where it's extremely cold in the winter. According to the America Automobile Association in southern California extreme cold could reduce range of an electric car by up to 57...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By Doru
Rajae was usually very helpful. I know he even...

Rajae was usually very helpful. I know he even picked up the phone when I needed him. That was over 10 years ago though.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-31-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,266
Posted By Doru
Yes, they charge 536$ for shipping!!!! I think...

Yes, they charge 536$ for shipping!!!!
I think it's due to weight. Sorry, but I don't think anyone will pay that much for shipping alone. They must be smoking that good BC stuff.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,266
Posted By Doru
Once home, I will let you know. Those things are...

Once home, I will let you know. Those things are heavy and I hope Canadapost won't charge an arm and a leg.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,266
Posted By Doru
Just checked with realoem and it seems they are...

Just checked with realoem and it seems they are the same p/n: 34116756847
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-26-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Doru
I think they are special order Brembo. I say...

I think they are special order Brembo. I say special order (BMW) because the BMW branded rotors have a rust proof coating, whereas the "regular" Brembos don't. I could be wrong though.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-26-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,266
Posted By Doru
Reporting back after 2 years on the rear brakes...

Reporting back after 2 years on the rear brakes using Hawk Performance Street Pads. Changed fronts also to same Hawk Performance Street Pads, because I was extremely pleased how they worked, and now...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-25-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By Doru
Just for schitz & giggles, do the visor test...

Just for schitz & giggles, do the visor test (google it). If it's positive, it might be the ignition switch.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-12-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By Doru
I would go to a wrecker's yard and get a few from...

I would go to a wrecker's yard and get a few from there. Little elbow grease, but not too bad.
Especially if these are out of stock - grabbing a few will make sure you have a spare or 2 for the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-09-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By Doru
Here is what I would do (I had that bastich bump...

Here is what I would do (I had that bastich bump a few years ago incl. the reverse hang-up with the "bump" - sledge hammer):

Go under the car and look closely see if the sealing sleeve to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-09-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By Doru
There are some DIY's posted on the net. AGA has a...

There are some DIY's posted on the net. AGA has a good video. I have a post with some links...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-09-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By Doru
Valve stem issues only with the N62 engine. Yours...

Valve stem issues only with the N62 engine. Yours not.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-09-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By Doru
This is classic sign of of bad valve stem seals....

This is classic sign of of bad valve stem seals. On mine, the engine was using 1qt/250 miles of oil - every fill basically. Had below 100 k miles.

Here's a link to a thread...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-09-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By Doru
I'd go for the 4.8 Both might need valve stem...

I'd go for the 4.8
Both might need valve stem seals. the 4.8 has the coolant pipe replaced - big +
Has some nice mods too.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-02-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,047
Posted By Doru
Could be something as simple as some slightly...

Could be something as simple as some slightly corroded electrical connections. Once you unplugged/plugged back in the sensor a couple times, it scratched the connecting surface enough to have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-28-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Doru
I used the Wurth Radiator Cleaner with very good...

I used the Wurth Radiator Cleaner with very good results.
Had to flush the system a few times with tap water afterwards. Make sure you set the temp setting to max and lowest fan, so you can clean...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-28-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,057
Posted By Doru
Hey Prop, if you need an original radio, I have...

Hey Prop, if you need an original radio, I have 2.
One from my e39, and one from X5.
The e39 was 2003 (no DSP), the X5 is 2004 (with DSP)
I think both are the professional HU models. Both mint...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-20-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,425
Posted By Doru
Good to hear. Would be nice to have a...

Good to hear. Would be nice to have a step-by-step with pics from a member incl. the "snags" as you mentioned.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,425
Posted By Doru
Mike, Aaron said the repair is actually not bad...

Mike, Aaron said the repair is actually not bad at all. I talked to him not too long ago. I remember him telling me that the "worst" part is actually taking your time being time consuming and having...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-28-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,425
Posted By Doru
Panoramic roof deconstruction...

Panoramic roof deconstruction (https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/90001-panoramic-sunroof-deconstruct.html), as per this forum.

Panorama sunroof repair Part 1:...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-27-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Doru
Thanks for sharing

Thanks for sharing
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-23-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 161,090
Posted By Doru
True, but AFAIK, my ex-e39 530 had push on coils...

True, but AFAIK, my ex-e39 530 had push on coils and had the M54 engine. My son has the e46 325 and also push on coils....:dunno:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-21-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 161,090
Posted By Doru
I wouldn't care about the beauty covers, but from...

I wouldn't care about the beauty covers, but from I read what people posted, the WHOLE thing incl intake manifold & beauty cover can be had from scrapyards for around 200 bucks. Not bad considering...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-21-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 161,090
Posted By Doru
An elegant solution would be to retrofit the...

An elegant solution would be to retrofit the sulev valve cover from the M56 engine. The valve cover is aluminum, has apparently a N62 CCV valve, but the cover has to be removed to access it. There is...
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