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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-10-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 1,453,871
Posted By Attacking Mid
A little bragging here: after replacing my leaky...

A little bragging here: after replacing my leaky transmission selector shaft a couple months ago, my X5 hasn't left a single drop of oil on the ground! I presently have two BMW's which are both...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Attacking Mid
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https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=65

AM.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,332
Posted By Attacking Mid
I recently sold my e46 with 250K+ miles. I even...

I recently sold my e46 with 250K+ miles. I even put such warnings in my listing! I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest the car generated and by the TYPE of buyer it attracted.......
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,332
Posted By Attacking Mid
I'm fairly handy with a wrench, and I like...

I'm fairly handy with a wrench, and I like BMW's, so owning older ones isn't a huge problem for me. However, I'm forever steering people away from them when I know they don't have the same kind...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Attacking Mid
The trouble is... it's difficult to know which...

The trouble is... it's difficult to know which aftermarket parts are okay and which aren't. I used a Meistersatz aftermarket transmission filter on my E53 and it has worked perfectly. I buy cheap...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-24-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 1,453,871
Posted By Attacking Mid
Pretty boring, but between ducking in/out of the...

Pretty boring, but between ducking in/out of the house to catch the Broncos game (also pretty boring), I changed oil/filter, rotated tires (5 wheel rotation with full sized spare), and roughly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-18-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Attacking Mid
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cooling-System-O-Ring-Set...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cooling-System-O-Ring-Set-Kit-BMW-X3-X5-2-5-3-0-4-4-4-6-4-8-Radiator-Hose/321265288203?hash=item4acce7440b:m:mV4RCh9InE0K_PE7xO6nhsw
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-08-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Attacking Mid
My son has a Gen 3 and his bride has a Gen 4. ...

My son has a Gen 3 and his bride has a Gen 4. They're somewhat akin to comparing an E53 to an E70. The newer one is bigger and more refined, while the older is simpler and more truck-like. The...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 1,453,871
Posted By Attacking Mid
If cars could be failed due to improperly aimed...

If cars could be failed due to improperly aimed headlights, people would be greatly encouraged to have their shops/mechanics perform that service prior to inspection. With increased demand, the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,131
Posted By Attacking Mid
Will I NOT need this since I don't have DSP? ...

Will I NOT need this since I don't have DSP?

AM.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,131
Posted By Attacking Mid
I've been procrastinating on putting one of these...

I've been procrastinating on putting one of these units in my truck, so I'm also curious to hear your report on this latest Xtrons unit.

AM.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 989
Posted By Attacking Mid
If you remove the inner bolt from the lateral...

If you remove the inner bolt from the lateral control arm, you can swing the hub assy's enough to disengage the front axles from the diff. You don't have to remove them completely. Then disconnect...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Attacking Mid
I put new pads/rotors on mine and didn't have...

I put new pads/rotors on mine and didn't have time to do a proper pad bedding-in. Mine do the same thing. I don't know if there's anything short of having the rotors lightly turned and properly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 1,453,871
Posted By Attacking Mid
Ahhh, now I understand. It looks like yours are...

Ahhh, now I understand. It looks like yours are very slightly angled up as opposed to true zero degrees? So this is a little higher than other traditional methods? Do you get flashes from other...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 989
Posted By Attacking Mid
I'm confused too. If your diff was way low on...

I'm confused too. If your diff was way low on fluid, then you have a leak there - either the input shaft seal on the back, the output seal on the left, or that oring you originally suspected is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 1,453,871
Posted By Attacking Mid
Can you elaborate? I don't know what this means....

Can you elaborate? I don't know what this means.

AM.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-04-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11,630
Views: 1,453,871
Posted By Attacking Mid
I'm in a relatively smooth sailing period with my...

I'm in a relatively smooth sailing period with my X5, but had a couple things pop up. October was hunting month, so the X5 pulled my camper to far SE Colorado for 4 days of pronghorn hunting and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-04-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 989
Posted By Attacking Mid
While anything is possible, it's unlikely that...

While anything is possible, it's unlikely that oring on the diff is the source of your leak. Is your diff low on fluid? If you have a significant leak, it wouldn't take long for your diff to be...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-01-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Attacking Mid
Congrats! That kind of self-discipline is tough!...

Congrats! That kind of self-discipline is tough!

AM.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Attacking Mid
Excellent points, though isn't there a guy on...

Excellent points, though isn't there a guy on here who has 300K+ on his X5 towing regularly on original fluid? I wouldn't do it, but I think it speaks to the durability of the rig.

AM.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Attacking Mid
Total gross weight of trailer and load, so I...

Total gross weight of trailer and load, so I think you're calculating right based on the "rule of thumb". I'm just saying from my experience, that I bet you can get away with less than 10% tongue...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Attacking Mid
Yep, Andrew's on it! Mine on my e46 was audible...

Yep, Andrew's on it! Mine on my e46 was audible for about 10 yrs and 100k miles. Never got worse or failed.

AM.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Attacking Mid
You're definitely up there near the vehicle's...

You're definitely up there near the vehicle's stated limits, but I wouldn't be afraid to do it. From my experience, I'd not go that high on tongue weight. Big long trailers tend to follow very...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-24-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Attacking Mid
Put your info into the Uhaul site to make sure...

Put your info into the Uhaul site to make sure they will approve your setup. They generally have a pretty good idea what you should and shouldn't tow.

The E53 does a nice job towing. Just take...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-23-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,140
Posted By Attacking Mid
While visiting Miami Beach, my wife and I rented...

While visiting Miami Beach, my wife and I rented a tandem to ride on the boardwalk. Pedestrians don't pay attention, and the brakes weren't the greatest resulting in some near collisions! Be...
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