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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-07-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By brucemillar
Nice looking car, houses and video. Sent...

Nice looking car, houses and video.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-27-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By brucemillar
Recommendations please for rear LED’s

Folks

2006 e53 4.8is

Apologies here if this has been asked. I’m after some recommendations with part numbers for the rear light/bulb replacement LEDS? Specifically I’m after the, turn, brake,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-26-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By brucemillar
The front outer CV boot split and threw out all...

The front outer CV boot split and threw out all the grease. That in turn caused the shaft to seize. The diff went at that point (so far as we can tell). It was trying to get up a very steep and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By brucemillar
4.8 Front Diff Exploded

Following on from my other thread on my front drive shaft(s) woes. Here are the pics of my diff after we stripped and cleaned it so that you can see the shocking damage caused by a lack of lubricant...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By brucemillar
Thank the Lord. I was anticipating a...

Thank the Lord.

I was anticipating a barrage of “you idiot, it’s for holding xxxx”.
At least it’s just not me.

My big hate is rattled in car (and I bought a second X5). So I have pens in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By brucemillar
Center Console Cubby Top Tray?

Hmmm

Okay folks. Possibly the dumbest question of the year here.

In my 4.8is auto. I have the Center Console that has the arm rest that can be raised in two parts:

1) the very top part when...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-22-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
We are as sure as we can that the failure started...

We are as sure as we can that the failure started with;

1) Diff oil leak
2) CV joint splitting
3) Diff running dry and exploding along with the CV shaft and slip-ring.

At the point of 3) we...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-22-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
So, today we dropped the front diff and opened it...

So, today we dropped the front diff and opened it up (see pics). What we see is a box of broken bits, smashed up gears and stripped spline shafts along with busted up inner casing. Oh there is some...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
Brilliant. Thank you for the update and info on...

Brilliant. Thank you for the update and info on Racine. A small world we live in 👍

I enjoy people like the guy on the show, who are prepared to share their extensive knowledge on stuff that may...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-12-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
Andrew I hope you enjoy the show as much as...

Andrew

I hope you enjoy the show as much as I did. Do please let me know. The chap they ouch came over really well.

The diff has now been ordered and I await delivery from Lithuania to the UK....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-12-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
here you go. It was a great show and the guy...

here you go. It was a great show and the guy came over very well.


https://www.cbs58.com/news/racine-county-man-featured-on-american-pickers


We are buying a replacement diff from Lithuania....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-11-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
It would be great if you could just pop round....

It would be great if you could just pop round. But it looks like that it would involve a trans- Atlantic flight.

Your help along Ruth others on here has been invaluable. I thank you for that.
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-11-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By brucemillar
Now that did make me laugh. Thank you. ...

Now that did make me laugh. Thank you.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-11-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
It looks tonight like we will replace the diff....

It looks tonight like we will replace the diff. Partly due to the rarity factor of these things. I need to makes sure I do not lose the one I am attempting to buy. I may not easily find another. Then...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-11-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
It's not good, that's for sure. I still...

It's not good, that's for sure.


I still don't know what has allowed the internals to drop/come loose inside the diff casing? has anyb0dy got any ideas what could have gone wrong?


...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-10-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
Thank you. I European ebay I can see several...

Thank you. I European ebay I can see several diffs that are claimed to be 3.91 and "will fit 3.0d auto & 4.8is Auto"



What we want to do is (if we can be sure we are getting the correct...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
Yes I checked and there lots on there. But most...

Yes I checked and there lots on there. But most require cross border shipping. I just to be sure that a 3.0 litre one is compatible with my 4.8 ?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By brucemillar
E53 4.8is front diff question?

Friends

Apologies I have also asked this same question on my other thread regarding CV shafts.

But I do need an answer please. Many thanks in advance.

e53 4.8is Front Drive Shaft Help...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
Can anybody help me out answer this please? ...

Can anybody help me out answer this please?

Looking for this diff... it’s difficult to find a 4.8 one... there are a few listed on there however they are in Lithuania...

Apparently the 4.8...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-07-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
Okay Today we got the old shaft out using a...

Okay

Today we got the old shaft out using a slide hammer and fabricated tool.

Now we have another problem.

The new shaft will not go into the diff. This is because there is a bit of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-31-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
My mechanic is making up a “stronger” tool to go...

My mechanic is making up a “stronger” tool to go on the the end of his slide hammer. If this fails we may look at going into the diff from the other side, pushing a bar through and whacking that.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-30-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
Andrew Sadly, I think you are correct and...

Andrew


Sadly, I think you are correct and we are past knocking it out with a slide hammer. My fear is that we may damage the diff by keeping smashing away at it. That would be a disaster.

...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-29-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
My mechanic returned today with a tool he...

My mechanic returned today with a tool he fabricated to fit in the end of his Slide Hammer (see pic). He had previously drilled holes into the shaft to accept the tool.

Sadly this also failed. We...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-26-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
It will be a few days now before we can get back...

It will be a few days now before we can get back in this.

Thank you all for the great help. Keep it coming.

The thinking is it may have been damaged when it broke the CV joint.

We will...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,724
Posted By brucemillar
Thank you. It will be the front CV Joint. We will...

Thank you. It will be the front CV Joint. We will try again tomorrow in the daylight. I appreciate your help here.


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