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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By crystalworks
Oh, were you asking how to remove the oxidation...

Oh, were you asking how to remove the oxidation or the side steps themselves? I'm sure I have some pics if you were looking to do the latter.

Edit:

Here's what the side steps look like without...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By crystalworks
Finding one with the mounting hardware is the...

Finding one with the mounting hardware is the unicorn problem. Without the very specialized hardware, about all they are good for is hanging things off of. ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By crystalworks
Nope. Whole thing has to come off. Let me see...

Nope. Whole thing has to come off. Let me see if I have a picture somewhere during my aero kit install.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By crystalworks
I used some trans fluid. That stuff is so thin...

I used some trans fluid. That stuff is so thin though. I'll be taking your silicone lube suggestion on next install for sure. :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By crystalworks
Thanks for the suggestions. Not a lot of room to...

Thanks for the suggestions. Not a lot of room to work with there, think I'll try heating the long screwdriver method first and see how that goes. Would be nice to not have to remove the exhaust. I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By crystalworks
It is hollow. It is supposed to look like this: ...

It is hollow. It is supposed to look like this:

https://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii29/GearShift2008/6HP26/Sleeveclipclosed.jpg

Can't really expand something in there as that will add more...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By crystalworks
Angry Help Needed. Mechatronic Sleeve Shattered : |

This happened on the wife's E70 x35d but figured I'd post here in case someone had any ideas and this does crossover to any BMW that uses a ZF mechatronic sleeve. I used a vaico sleeve (don't do...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-07-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By crystalworks
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm trying to avoid...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm trying to avoid cutting/sawing as I don't want debris in the mechatronic plug where the pins are. I suppose I could drop that down again to clean it out if need be,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 4,589
Posted By crystalworks
Niiiiiiice. :thumbup: I think the last stat...

Niiiiiiice. :thumbup:

I think the last stat I saw said that alcohol sales were up 70% and beer 50%. Guess we Americans have our priorities. :D I know the wife and I have been doing our part...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-07-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 4,589
Posted By crystalworks
Definitely stay safe everyone. I don't think...

Definitely stay safe everyone.

I don't think either of the numbers are particularly accurate. Both sites have disclaimers posted regarding undercounting and in some cases with worldometers over...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-06-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 4,589
Posted By crystalworks
Thank you. The more info the better. Johns...

Thank you. The more info the better. Johns Hopkins corroborates that figure I posted with a range of 2.0 - 2.5 R0.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-06-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 4,589
Posted By crystalworks
Have a link to something? Everything shows it...

Have a link to something? Everything shows it more infectious to varying degrees. This source seems pretty earnest. They indicate an R0 of 2.2 which is almost double that of the flu.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-06-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 4,589
Posted By crystalworks
It is now up to the individual to do their own...

It is now up to the individual to do their own information gathering Sad but true. Certainly time consuming. The nightly news should be a no commercial 30 minute (maybe 60 but ppl's attn spans...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-06-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 4,589
Posted By crystalworks
^Article is behind a paywall. Can't read it, but...

^Article is behind a paywall. Can't read it, but the headline (and being WAPo) sound like it may be pretty biased. Just a guess.

Also saw that airborne particle test video yesterday. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-06-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 4,589
Posted By crystalworks
^Agree. San Antonio did not wait for the State...

^Agree. San Antonio did not wait for the State or Feds to direct them.

And agree with bcredliner. We won't have accurate estimated numbers until the dust from all this has long settled. Just...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-06-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 4,589
Posted By crystalworks
^That's one of the pitfalls of having States'...

^That's one of the pitfalls of having States' rights. Slows a unified response. You have to take the good with the bad. Same thing with capitalized health care. On time delivery and other cost...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-06-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By crystalworks
Just realized I can not drop the valve body with...

Just realized I can not drop the valve body with that sleeve in there as it slides into the mechatronic connector on the valve body. Duh. Looks like I'll be dropping an exhaust for more room. ...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-05-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By crystalworks
PSA and Suggestion Soliciting (Do NOT Use Vaico Mechatronic Sleeves)

Just a general PSA about the mechatronic sleeve. I broke my own rule and used a Vaico mechatronic sleeve on our 2010 X35d rather than OE or OES. It felt cheap compared to the ZF one I just...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-05-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By crystalworks
You drop a tool in there? Use a torque wrench to...

You drop a tool in there? Use a torque wrench to tighten everything? Maybe a bolt came loose? Any codes? Did you inspect the chain guides that were visible? I also seem to remember certain n52's...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-04-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By crystalworks
He's got it priced right so long as the...

He's got it priced right so long as the mechanicals are in reasonable shape. Will need some stuff for sure at that price but he's priced it accordingly it seems. Would be reasonable to offer $500...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-04-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,218
Posted By crystalworks
Looks great OB. That 330 is a beaut. :thumbup: ...

Looks great OB. That 330 is a beaut. :thumbup:

Working on the e70 today so no updates here for my poor x5. Ordered a huge backyard playset for the kids so they can still have some sense of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-03-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,255
Posted By crystalworks
I was going to say AT LEAST 50% but 70-80...

I was going to say AT LEAST 50% but 70-80 wouldn't surprise me either. It's A LOT of diffusing that takes place as the light travels through the tubes.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-03-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By crystalworks
I can't wait to put that sentiment to the test. ...

I can't wait to put that sentiment to the test. I want that under ride and will have it. :rofl:. I'll make sure I do as much maintenance as possible before putting it on though. :D
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-03-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By crystalworks
A member here has one of the under ride...

A member here has one of the under ride protections for sale in the FS section. There is also one on Ebay (US) for sale though they may be the same seller. They aren't cheap though.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-03-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 513
Posted By crystalworks
Then at least you aren't inheriting someone...

Then at least you aren't inheriting someone else's problems. @ 120,000 miles you're at the mileage where the vehicle will start asking for a lot. Cooling system, idler/tensioner pulleys and belts,...
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