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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-30-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
Sorry to hear about the issues you've discovered...

Sorry to hear about the issues you've discovered when doing the mod, I know how much it sucks to purchase a new vehicle only to discover how the previous owner glued and rigged everything. At your...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-15-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By BavarianE39
:iagree: Still going strong on the cheap PCV mod,...

:iagree: Still going strong on the cheap PCV mod, no undesirable effects to report!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-16-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
Wow haven't been on here in a while and this...

Wow haven't been on here in a while and this thread has sure blown up! I am happy to report that my original pcv valve is still going strong, I sold my x5 to a good friend of mine and it has...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By BavarianE39
Can't suggest anything as far as tuning, but if I...

Can't suggest anything as far as tuning, but if I were you I would definitely replace the valve stem seals, upper timing covers, and valve covers, alternator bracket seal while the engine is out, its...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By BavarianE39
Definitely looks like a problem with steering...

Definitely looks like a problem with steering angle sensor.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-11-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,341
Posted By BavarianE39
I work for a private dealer, and unfortunately...

I work for a private dealer, and unfortunately this is a very common occurrence, people are constantly trying to screw other people over,.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-11-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,341
Posted By BavarianE39
Here is a screenshot, I'm on my phone so sorry...

Here is a screenshot, I'm on my phone so sorry for the giant images.

http://i.imgur.com/EUx5K54.png

http://i.imgur.com/D2Y7XrP.png
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-11-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,625
Posted By BavarianE39
If you have a garage opener then that should...

If you have a garage opener then that should work, I used that as a switched power source when I installed my valentine one.

Maybe this video will help, it shows you a good power source and a good...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-11-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,341
Posted By BavarianE39
Ran the carfax and it states that it had 124,555...

Ran the carfax and it states that it had 124,555 miles on it in 06/16/2011, non collision total loss according to the insurance company, sounds like either complete engine destruction or a flood...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-25-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
Sounds like you have a vac leak somewhere, mine...

Sounds like you have a vac leak somewhere, mine does the "hiss" for maybe 1 second after I shut the engine off. Fuel trims are stable, and have not had any vehicle produce smoke after this mod, any...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-12-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
I guess it's all personal preference, the catch...

I guess it's all personal preference, the catch can definitely won't hurt anything, mine has been running as is without one and I surely don't have black tail pipes like I did before the delete. I'm...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
The hose that connects to the dipstick can just...

The hose that connects to the dipstick can just hang there since it is no longer connected to the engine, just make sure to plug the part of the dipstick tube where the hose was connected to since...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
I ended up staying with the original valve. The...

I ended up staying with the original valve. The engine is running flawlessly and I haven't experienced one hiccup with this design, so I figured I would keep it running like this to see if there...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-08-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
Yes there will definitely be a vacuum increase...

Yes there will definitely be a vacuum increase after the mod, but so far my engine has been working great with it, keep us posted!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-03-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By BavarianE39
I personally used an Elring valve cover gasket on...

I personally used an Elring valve cover gasket on mine, many people have told me to stay away from the victor Reinz as they tend to develop leaks very very fast(as I found out with my 540...)....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-03-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
It is bypassing the factory CCV system and using...

It is bypassing the factory CCV system and using a traditional PCV in place. And yes this will work on any car with a M54, M52TU, I've done this on numerous E46's already. My X5 is still on the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-18-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,232
Posted By BavarianE39
Mobil 1 0W40 in all my BMW'S, the engines are...

Mobil 1 0W40 in all my BMW'S, the engines are clean and sludge free when I changed the valve cover gaskets. It's cheap at Walmart $23 for a 5 quart jug. I only Use Mahle Fliters. Oil changed every...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-18-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
Good to hear! :) Sent from my SM-N910T using...

Good to hear! :)

Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-08-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10,770
Views: 1,317,569
Posted By BavarianE39
Gave her a full detailing, polish and wax, Sienna...

Gave her a full detailing, polish and wax, Sienna Red looks great in sunlight when its clean.
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab121/bavarianE39/bmw/x5/20150807_184555_zps9pfbsnkt.jpg
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-08-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
7 Months- 10000 Miles later this mod is still...

7 Months- 10000 Miles later this mod is still doing great, nothing new to report. Just keeping everyone informed.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-09-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
Might want to check the oil stand gasket for...

Might want to check the oil stand gasket for leaks, very common and can be hard to spot. I was actually repairing mine in this DIY. Goodluck on chasing down those gremlins.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-08-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
Been working great this whole time, same results...

Been working great this whole time, same results as last reported. Sorry for not being as active on here lately. I post a lot to bimmerforums so here is my link there:

M54-M52TU DIY Solution to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-19-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 121,877
Posted By BavarianE39
Hey sorry haven't posted much recently, work and...

Hey sorry haven't posted much recently, work and life has been busy. Yes the high vacuum is something I want to work out eventually. As of now the cars that I've done this to have been running...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10,770
Views: 1,317,569
Posted By BavarianE39
Point taken :thumbup:

Point taken :thumbup:
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