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J.Belknap 12-21-2011 11:11 PM

Last week the X5 and I might have been airborne for a brief moment. :whistle:

Compression, piston height, and leakdown tests tell me that exhaust valves on cylinders 5 & 6 aren't happy with the overrev. Guess it's time to pay VAC Motorsports a few bucks.

felipeg007 12-22-2011 12:56 PM

I got her some new shoes.

BMW X5 4.4i - 2002

delviacv2 12-22-2011 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by felipeg007 (Post 857418)


jbimmer24 12-23-2011 05:22 PM

Oil leak not coming from valve cover gasket as we thought but a small crack on cylinder head cover (11121432928)so as me. and indy waited for part to be delivered I had him lift the x5 to look underneath and check suspension,that's when we found RMFD output shaft leaking driver side also left,right ball joints causing squeaking sound in rear, rubber mounting F pull rod and left,right front wishbones so that's what is being done today,waiting to drive it out of here.:D

imalabil 12-23-2011 07:35 PM

Went to work in it! My son usually drives it to school but since schools out, I got to do some easy highway miles. Just turned 99K miles, too.

J.Belknap 12-26-2011 11:45 PM

Forced upgrade time. Ordered:

VAC Motorsports M62 Stage 1 heads (w/ inconel exhaust valves)
VAC Motorsports M62 Oil pump upgrade kit
VAC Motorsports/ARP Head Stud kit

Time to yank my heads and send them up north.

SF2000x5 12-28-2011 05:15 PM

R/R parking brake shoes today. Suprisingly only took about 45 minutes

Worn out lining


740ilDuke 12-28-2011 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by J.Belknap (Post 857891)

NICE. VAC is world class, I toured the shop with the owner back in April, they have some awesome toys for BMWs.

I'm from nearby Franklin originally - I go to VB to eat here and again, One Fish Two Fish, Aldo's, Isle of Capri etc.

delviacv2 12-28-2011 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by SF2000x5 (Post 858161)
R/R parking brake shoes today. Suprisingly only took about 45 minutes

I need to do this bad....

SF2000x5 12-28-2011 06:20 PM

^check the pictures I just edited in my post. The lining was gone!

I searched e53 parking brake and found centric linings for $29 shipped.

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