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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-19-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Russianblue
the original part is 35mm long. ...

the original part is 35mm long.

07119904517 is M6x12, meaning 12mm, correct?

07119904517 is THIS (https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-hex-bolt-w-washer-m6x12-07119904517). That's the bolt...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-24-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Russianblue
So, the link I posted was for my facelift 2005...

So, the link I posted was for my facelift 2005 model.

I just checked the link for my pre facelift 2003 (sold last week!) and the 35mm is listed. WEIRD indeed!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-24-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Russianblue
a little help with a part number

after 11 years in e53s, the parts that I continue to lose are the two bolts that hold down the air intake box. There must be half a dozen of them in my car's nether regions.

I've long since had...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-20-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,253
Posted By Russianblue
I have two bags of the cheap ones from amazon and...

I have two bags of the cheap ones from amazon and they didn't work. At least the ones I used didn't.

I have seriously only had luck with the overpriced Genuine BMW pegs. The amazon ones were...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-20-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,253
Posted By Russianblue
I had to replace mine yesterday (front right) and...

I had to replace mine yesterday (front right) and as it turns out, Autozone had the Dorman Part in stock locally. it was $123 but I HAD to get it done. Unlike some, I've actually had pretty good...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-09-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Russianblue
I'm neutral on the brand. Either one is fine....

I'm neutral on the brand. Either one is fine. Just found it interesting.

Anyway, I sent it back bc after replacing the VR on my 205k mi alternator, which now works perfectly well ; )
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-04-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Russianblue
Bosch alternator with Valeo components?

I just bought this brand new Bosch alternator from FCP Euro:

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-alternator-x5-al9413x

Super weird. Comes in a Bosch box. The black plastic casing on the back...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-24-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,561
Posted By Russianblue
I second this assessment. Easy fix and not...

I second this assessment. Easy fix and not expensive. And prevents that 'oh shit' moment when you pull out in front of someone and....NOTHING! LOL
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-24-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,705
Posted By Russianblue
fear not! help is on the way! you will be...

fear not! help is on the way! you will be delighted to know that....


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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-18-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Russianblue
yeah you definitely need the correct pin. I just...

yeah you definitely need the correct pin. I just got thru doing this (TWICE) and even with the correct pin, there is a scant amount of play that could throw off your timing a degree or two.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-30-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Russianblue
what brand of 5w30 were you using for that sample?

what brand of 5w30 were you using for that sample?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-29-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By Russianblue
that is pure excellence. :rofl: :rofl: ...

that is pure excellence.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-29-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Russianblue
I don't mean to be a jerk, but there's a whole...

I don't mean to be a jerk, but there's a whole lot of "you did WHAT?" in this writeup.

That said, there's definitely a morbid curiosity on my part to see how this turns out but I'm not sure I have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-28-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By Russianblue
I know people are different but for me, i...

I know people are different but for me, i couldn't care less if my 16 year old car with 100k plus miles has an ever so slightly different shade on the adjacent door. i've had an expert buddy point...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-28-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Russianblue
is it recommended to not run your pads past the...

is it recommended to not run your pads past the warning lamp so the pistons don't get extended too far?

what you say makes has some merit I guess but if the rubber boot is not degraded, where does...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-28-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By Russianblue
do those kind of shops exist any more? people...

do those kind of shops exist any more? people that will fix a dent in your door without having to paint the entire side of the car?

my wife has a 1 inch long dent on her QX60 door and the shop...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-27-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Russianblue
what i'm wondering is if this might actually just...

what i'm wondering is if this might actually just be typical behavior for an M54.

i mean, the cams in my 2003 (205k) were pretty trashed a few weeks ago when i changed them. there had to be a few...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-27-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,264
Posted By Russianblue
what am I missing here...?

what am I missing here...?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-27-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Russianblue
there are a number of Dealerships that operate...

there are a number of Dealerships that operate discount parts sites that you otherwise wouldn't know are dealership sites unless you dig in a bit. I ordered from a site a couple of years ago that I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,303
Posted By Russianblue
unfortunately I am not sure there is any way...

unfortunately I am not sure there is any way humanly possible to reach that area with JB Weld or prep it properly.

even getting those photos with the zoom was a borderline illegal feat of human...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-24-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,303
Posted By Russianblue
put the new tensioner on. didn't seem to make...

put the new tensioner on. didn't seem to make much difference. pretty stumped now. I might take it in and see if they can tell me where it is coming from.

but I think i've got a bigger problem...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-24-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Russianblue
was yours knocking by the time you brought it in...

was yours knocking by the time you brought it in or did you catch it in time? any crank damage?

I had actually planned to take the car in to have an oil pan gasket done. I suppose if the damage...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Russianblue
serious? this car doesn't even have 100k. it's...

serious? this car doesn't even have 100k. it's been babied for 16 years.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Russianblue
Blackstone Oil Analysis - thoughts?

This is VERY interesting and I am wondering if we are seeing a record of something here that has happened to many of us over the years.

I got this car in Sep 2018 with 70k miles on it. It was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,303
Posted By Russianblue
I ended up ordering the parts (cylinder, piston,...

I ended up ordering the parts (cylinder, piston, spring, washer) to 'roll my own' Genuine BMW stock tensioner. It was cheaper that way. Like $60 vs the $220 S54 tensioner.

The tensioner on the...
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