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Forum: UK Forum 06-04-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Steamyrotter
Just a little update if anyone is interested.... ...

Just a little update if anyone is interested....

Rebuild manual for the GBox:-

http://koti.mbnet.fi/pro-ht/Kuvat/automaattilaatikko/5L40E.pdf...
Forum: UK Forum 08-09-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
Lol I will try to knock one up with photo's...

Lol

I will try to knock one up with photo's I have
Forum: UK Forum 08-01-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
Well not being an expert in the field i can only...

Well not being an expert in the field i can only offer my opinion.

I would check the play from the front prop to the front wheels. if there is too much then the front diff will be the problem....
Forum: UK Forum 07-31-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
Lol Thanks bods Just a wee update. ...

Lol
Thanks bods

Just a wee update.

Just got back from a weeks hol with the caravan (1750kgs 26ft twin axle) 140 miles each way (down to cornwall so not that flat!)

Pulled it with out a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-16-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,318
Posted By Steamyrotter
Sorry to read this mate, but glad you've got it...

Sorry to read this mate, but glad you've got it sorted.

Make sure you now have locking wheel bolts. These are mainly standard fitment over here (perhaps we have a riskier society?????:dunno:)
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-16-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,925
Posted By Steamyrotter
It's not that hard to drop the valve body out but...

It's not that hard to drop the valve body out but means removal of the sump.
There are a few plastic balls in the plate and some rubber parts so a dunk and drain may do more harm than good??...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-16-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,925
Posted By Steamyrotter
I Would advise caution using additives in a...

I Would advise caution using additives in a higher mileage gearbox. Well any gearbox actually as you will be masking a potentially worsening problem that will inevitably bite you in the rear at the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-12-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,529
Posted By Steamyrotter
I have just had my torque convertor refurbished...

I have just had my torque convertor refurbished as lost all drive.

Linings delaminated from the convertor.

Company local to me (Near Bristol UK) charged 200 (approx $300) for total refurb of...
Forum: UK Forum 07-10-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
Well final update (I hope!!) Now got it...

Well final update (I hope!!)

Now got it back on the road :thumbup:.
Pulls like a goodun and the cooler is doing the biz.
Well happy and thanks to all who helped.

Here are some piccies of...
Forum: UK Forum 07-08-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
Yup pre x-drive The chain felt OK through...

Yup pre x-drive

The chain felt OK through the drain plug.
The front prop was stuck on the transfer box but it finally came off so cleaned and greased the splines

will finally be filling up...
Forum: UK Forum 07-07-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
Pprior to struggling to get the box in the car...

Pprior to struggling to get the box in the car (its now up in the chassis but held in with 4 bolts before it got too dark...), i checked the chain through the drain hole.
Nice n tight with very...
Forum: UK Forum 07-06-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
And another update.. (Must be boring people...

And another update.. (Must be boring people now????)

Gearbox now rebuilt and transfer box bolted back on.
Not sure whether i should check / change the chain? Will be re-filling with new fluid,...
Forum: UK Forum 07-05-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
Well an update... Gearbox now back together...

Well an update...

Gearbox now back together apart from the filter and sump pan.
All new clutch packs, pistons and seals done.
Top hat bush fitted to worn section of valve body accumulator...
Forum: UK Forum 07-05-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,715
Posted By Steamyrotter
There is a chap in southhampton who does them I...

There is a chap in southhampton who does them
I cant remember his name as it has gone into the ether...

However i am sure someone will be along soon to let you know the appropriate details.
...
Forum: UK Forum 07-03-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
If anyone is as mad as me, of just very, or...

If anyone is as mad as me, of just very, or mildly interested in this sort of thing then you may want to look at the exploded diagram for it:-

http://www.automaticchoice.com/Catalogue/5l40e.pdf
...
Forum: UK Forum 07-03-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,924
Posted By Steamyrotter
I use Mobil 1 for Turbo Diesel. It conforms to...

I use Mobil 1 for Turbo Diesel.
It conforms to BMW longlife.

Have used this in my 525 tds for the last 6 years (done 6 changes) and also in the X.

Mine doesn't use very much oi at all, in...
Forum: UK Forum 07-03-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
well here are a few pics from the last few...

well here are a few pics from the last few days...
It has been an experience, quite challenging but, after all said and done, quite enjoyable.
I love seeing how things are made and this is no...
Forum: UK Forum 07-02-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
Well got gearbox out and completely stripped. ...

Well got gearbox out and completely stripped.

Overall not too bad condition inside apart from:-
Direct and reverse clutch packs showing signs of overheating.
2nd coast clutch cage slightly worn...
Forum: UK Forum 07-01-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,061
Posted By Steamyrotter
Just noticed my left front has split.... ...

Just noticed my left front has split....
Another job on the already humongous list.....
Forum: UK Forum 06-30-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 991
Posted By Steamyrotter
E53 3.0D Auto Gearbox Fluid Pressure??

Any one know the operating pressure of the fluid in the GM 5L40E auto gearbox??

Looking to fit supplimentary cooler but not sure if the one i have in mind is up to it as it will go to 10Bar but i...
Forum: UK Forum 06-30-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
Thx mate. Been reading a lot about the GM...

Thx mate.

Been reading a lot about the GM 5L40E gearbox and there is an awful lot of contradictory advice about refreshing fluid or not.

All i know is once i have done it then it will be...
Forum: UK Forum 06-29-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,055
Posted By Steamyrotter
Oh Dear.. There goes the Gearbox!!!

Well i have finally been bitten by the Ton club!!!!

just gone throught the 100k (miles) barrier and the gearbox lost all drive, going up hill in traffic!!!

Switch off for 2 mins and start...
Forum: UK Forum 06-29-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,456
Posted By Steamyrotter
Many thanks. It's nice to feel a home...

Many thanks.

It's nice to feel a home again.:thumbup:
Forum: UK Forum 06-28-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,456
Posted By Steamyrotter
I have been a member of both sites (Xoutpost &...

I have been a member of both sites (Xoutpost & X5Drivers) and have gained a LOT of good info from both, and have contributed likewise (admittedly not on here yet since this is my first post!!!!)
...
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