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crystalworks 05-25-2022 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Happy (Post 1220906)

Archer finally done? He's looking good in that grouping. I'm sure your daughter will be happy to get him back. :thumbup:

Happy 05-25-2022 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by crystalworks (Post 1220914)
Archer finally done? He's looking good in that grouping. I'm sure your daughter will be happy to get him back. :thumbup:


Yesss, completely finished!! He is indeed a mighty fine specimen!

Yeah, we’re all excited! Can’t wait to hear the purrr… Of that N62.

TriX5 05-26-2022 09:07 AM

New coolant reservoir and sway bar bushings
 
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Got a box from FCP with some goodies. My coolant tank was always slightly crusty even though an original obtained from AZ autohaus many years ago now. Even with a new radiator and all new hoses there was always a smell of coolant under the hood when hot. So, hoping this is now fixed.

The sway bar bushings are an easy fix with the front wheels off. The oil filler cap had cracked as it was near impossible to remove lately.

Then I thought to do a quick oil change but my stack of oil filters had finally run out. :-( So back to the FCP shopping cart. Figured I might as well get an air filter and cabin air filter. Once that comes in I also need to refresh the transfer case fluid and check the trans oil level. Finally I resolved to install the new front fuel hose that has been kicking about in my garage. Gives me chance to check the brake lines for corrosion as well.

This car is my kids' DD and it traverses some really broken up streets in Langley Park a couple of times a week (stuff I will only drive walking pace when in my pickup truck) and the e53 developed a tapping noise which seems to come from the LH/driver side shock tower. So, I am ordering parts 6,7,8,9,10 and 11 from the attached diagram. Hope that fixes it.

After that I need to remove the front head lights, sand them and spray some 2K clear coat on them. Never short of small projects on this soon to be 19 year old vehicle.... :-)

Bdc101 05-26-2022 10:00 PM

I replaced my driver seat module (fixed the seat and steering wheel), replaced my left taillight (fixed the constant light faults) and filled up my wiper fluid. NO MORE WARNINGS ON THE DASH! First time in months.

andrewwynn 05-26-2022 10:25 PM

Boy that feels good!

crystalworks 05-27-2022 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by TriX5 (Post 1220937)
Got a box from FCP with some goodies...

Deliveries from FCP seem almost weekly with 6 Bimmers currently. :D Just got a credit back after sending some lifetime replacement parts back from working on my 5er wagon. Still need to send back the trans pan and bolts from my 6hp that I swapped out of our E70...

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Originally Posted by Bdc101 (Post 1220945)
I replaced my driver seat module (fixed the seat and steering wheel), replaced my left taillight (fixed the constant light faults) and filled up my wiper fluid. NO MORE WARNINGS ON THE DASH! First time in months.

Nice! :thumbup:

I'm not going to comment on how long I've been dash light free for fear of Red looking over my shoulder and deciding it's been too long. :rofl:

andrewwynn 05-27-2022 11:50 PM

That's like telling a good friend at an outdoor party; "you know; in my entire life I've never been hit with a water balloon".

Paraphrasing from Bruce almighty.

That ends today.

TUNEX_E53 05-29-2022 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Collie (Post 800008)
Actually, since you ask. Called the dealer at 7:30 this morning, told them to bring me back the 2010 X5 I had been driving for the last THREE WEEKS, pick up my truck that was supposedly fixed in that time. All over a sun roof......... Back portion got stuck open, ordered parts from Germany, pick it up after close last night and decide to try the vent position on my way home and "POP", something not right! I swear, I wonder if some of the "mechanics" they have even have a clue. Obviously they didn't even try to vent the sun roof before they turned it back to me. When I asked about that the response was no we just opened it, didn't try to vent it. STUPID!!! The reason it was in the shop in the first place was because it broke in the vented position! This among the other issues they "could not reproduce", just a bunch of of parts hanging computer geeks that can't diagnosis anything that doesn't set of an idiot light on the dash.........

Rant over, continue on.......


Just find a local Russian speaking Garage That knows BMWs and Looks legitimate. Theyll fix it in no time

TUNEX_E53 05-29-2022 05:42 PM

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Performed 3 Pleasant OEM Upgrades by the BMW book


Replaced non needed Ultrasonic Interior car alarm module ISUS with a OEM Glass Holder - Very Pleasant
Added a factory plug and Play BMW FLASH LIGHT in the glove compartment
Switching Black OEM Interior Dakota Leather seats - with Italian NAPPA RED INTERIOR


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Wy...YRSfS&index=60

Henn28 05-29-2022 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TUNEX_E53 (Post 1220979)
Just find a local Russian speaking Garage That knows BMWs and Looks legitimate. Theyll fix it in no time

This thread hits close to home. Decent Indy BMW shops are hard to find around me, so over the years I’ve taken the X to some very reputable Porsche/Audi shops. Often they get it right, but in several instances they have missed the mark by a wide margin…a few years ago I had to completely redo a valley pan job. Leak was back within 6 months. On another occasion they forgot to torque the subframe stiffener. That will get your attention when you figure out where the clunking is coming from, and then think about the 50 or so miles you’ve put on the car with those bolts finger tight.

I always leave my Bentley book in the car when I drop it off at a shop, which isn’t often any longer, but sometime I can’t stomach another axle job, etc.


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