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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11,932
Views: 1,538,462
Posted By squidzilla
I watched water leak through the glove box area...

I watched water leak through the glove box area after a snow storm. This is most likely the passenger side cabin filter drain is clogged right? Hopefully I can find a DIY to fix this.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-23-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By squidzilla
I have a chrome bull bar. Came attached to the X....

I have a chrome bull bar. Came attached to the X. Not sure if it is OE or aftermarket. Had no idea they were worth some money.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-12-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11,932
Views: 1,538,462
Posted By squidzilla
I ran my e46 auto without the fan clutch for a...

I ran my e46 auto without the fan clutch for a few years before installing an electric fan. It never went over 210f using my obd adapter via bluetooth. I did lots of shorter trips so I like that the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-11-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By squidzilla
I am planning on buying that ESS kit next year...

I am planning on buying that ESS kit next year for my 545i. It will part of my 100k maintenance plan.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-27-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,265
Posted By squidzilla
Another option to lower the RPMs at highway speed...

Another option to lower the RPMs at highway speed is to put the differentials from the m62 e53. Some members here have done this and I think it lowers the rpms at 70mph by 500 or so. That would be...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-18-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 100,822
Posted By squidzilla
Just turned 141k on my 01 AT 3.0. Too...

Just turned 141k on my 01 AT 3.0.



Too bad the cabin filter drain got clogged some and caused water to leak and now my driver side window switches only work when the battery gets low. And then...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-06-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By squidzilla
How is that 25 year old Toyota gaskets seal fine...

How is that 25 year old Toyota gaskets seal fine and BMW ones go bad so fast? Has anyone considered that the high heat cooks out the chemicals that keep the gaskets pliable? I took this path because...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-06-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By squidzilla
What I did was working smarter. Replacing them is...

What I did was working smarter. Replacing them is working harder. 1 year plus with zero leaks now. You spend most of your time on this forum hawking your stuff and you only chime in my thread to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-06-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By squidzilla
It stopped leaking last year on the synthetic...

It stopped leaking last year on the synthetic Castol High mileage. I waited a full year before posting that it worked since there are people living in caves still that think the only thing for a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-06-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By squidzilla
I did the oil as an experiment. Assuming the...

I did the oil as an experiment. Assuming the gaskets never leak again, it seems that is working smarter and replacing the gaskets is working harder. I will get around to it one of these days. I have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-06-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By squidzilla
High Mileage oil worked m54 3.0

I bought my 5mt 3 years ago this month. It had 89k mikes and leaked from the valve cover and the OHG. It leaked so much that I was adding half a quart of oil every few hundred miles. I tried Liqui...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-03-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 158,134
Posted By squidzilla
I went through your posts and see you have an RMS...

I went through your posts and see you have an RMS kit. And that the owner did it all for you. Any chance he is still offering those? I hear I can bolt on with a bracket an old C32 supercharger. I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-02-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 158,134
Posted By squidzilla
10lbs of boost? Do you have a turbo on yours?

10lbs of boost? Do you have a turbo on yours?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-27-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,731
Posted By squidzilla
The power steering fluid is atf and pink. Get a...

The power steering fluid is atf and pink. Get a white cloth and wipe it down and check the color. If it is pink then you know your source. You need all bolts for that bracket. None of them are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-27-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11,932
Views: 1,538,462
Posted By squidzilla
For the person asking why the need to change the...

For the person asking why the need to change the expansion tank:

Bmw engines run very hot and under lots of pressure. The expansion tank is plastic and pressurized, as you know. Those things...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-27-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11,932
Views: 1,538,462
Posted By squidzilla
Last night I put the 5mt X5 up on four jack...

Last night I put the 5mt X5 up on four jack stands (6 ton) and did the transfer case fluid and the rear differential. I did not have a pump and for the transfer case I used a dollar store syringe...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-22-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By squidzilla
https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/1...

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/105036-e53-drivers-door-lock-actuator-motor-repair.html
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-21-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By squidzilla
The actuator can be rebuilt? Is there a rebuild...

The actuator can be rebuilt? Is there a rebuild kit you can buy for this? I am was to pay 150.00 for a front door actuator but would prefer to just rebuild it if that is possible.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-12-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,274
Posted By squidzilla
What was the cause of having the engine fall out...

What was the cause of having the engine fall out of time when it was timed right a couple of weeks before this happened? I am curious since I have the same engine.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-12-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By squidzilla
You can keep the 4.4 front and rear diffs if you...

You can keep the 4.4 front and rear diffs if you want. We MT guys like this mod since the manual tranny models rev high at freeway speeds. You decide if taller gearing on a weaker engine is for you....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By squidzilla
Oh fun. I can not wait until it is my turn.

Oh fun. I can not wait until it is my turn.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-04-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 170,838
Posted By squidzilla
Then maybe there is hope for me. I will see about...

Then maybe there is hope for me. I will see about getting as much of my music in flac and then convert it to wav and put it on an sd card. I don't need 1000's of songs. I just want the highest...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-04-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 170,838
Posted By squidzilla
Thanks for the input. When I do mine I will see...

Thanks for the input. When I do mine I will see if it play wav files and if not then I will go with the cd player in the glove box via usb like that other helpful member.

I am planning on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-04-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 170,838
Posted By squidzilla
Do you have issues playing flac files on the...

Do you have issues playing flac files on the unit? Or is that why you converted all of your flac files to mp3? I thought most players had issues with that which is why I wanted to keep my cd...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-04-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 170,838
Posted By squidzilla
I guess I can rip them to a lossless form since I...

I guess I can rip them to a lossless form since I can not stand compression in my music.
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