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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Scott ZHP
There's a thermostat in the bottom of the...

There's a thermostat in the bottom of the radiator expansion tank for regulating coolant flow through the exchanger. These thermostats are a pain to remove and are frequently ruined when replacing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By Scott ZHP
Another vote for anti-sieze. If you are the guy...

Another vote for anti-sieze. If you are the guy who is likely to have to remove steel plugs from an aluminum head, you're nuts if you don't use it. if you're worried about torque-adjustment... I'd...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By Scott ZHP
Thanks for the correction; that's even better. ...

Thanks for the correction; that's even better. :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By Scott ZHP
Redline synthetic gear oil is made from PAO/Group...

Redline synthetic gear oil is made from PAO/Group IV base stock. It is a TRUE synthetic oil, not a hydrocracked super refined group III petroleum gear oil.

Mobil is very tightlipped about the...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-22-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Scott ZHP
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers John Lee...

John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
John Lee Hooker

So many to choose from...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Scott ZHP
I retrofitted PDC to my E53, using the retrofit...

I retrofitted PDC to my E53, using the retrofit kit from BMW.

The PDC box with three plugs is one of several parts you need. You also need the switch panel that mounts in the center of the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-19-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Scott ZHP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M62#M62TUB44 ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M62#M62TUB44

Anything other than an E53 won't be a straight swap. The passenger side halfshaft runs through the oil pan.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Scott ZHP
Parts are reasonable, most of them anyway. Are...

Parts are reasonable, most of them anyway. Are you looking at the 3.0i or the 4.4i? Both already have a trans cooler factory installed. The Sequoia will probably be less maintenance, but it will...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Scott ZHP
Don't take this the wrong way, as I don't mean to...

Don't take this the wrong way, as I don't mean to insult you... but sometimes the o-ring and the crush washer are in a little baggie stuffed INSIDE the filter. Are you saying you found the baggie,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,664
Posted By Scott ZHP
Torque limiting is one element of hollow drain...

Torque limiting is one element of hollow drain plugs.

I've also understood that drain plugs are hollow so you can get it out easily with an extractor/easyout instead of having to drill through...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Scott ZHP
Just make sure you have the correct airbag if you...

Just make sure you have the correct airbag if you swap wheels. The sport wheel airbag won't fit the nonsport wheel and vice versa (pre-facelift).
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Scott ZHP
"S mode" ? Do you mean you cant get it out of...

"S mode" ? Do you mean you cant get it out of Steptronic and into park?

Could be a bad selector switch in the shifter housing.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Scott ZHP
On the M54 6cyl, it's on the drivers side, pretty...

On the M54 6cyl, it's on the drivers side, pretty much underneath #6 intake runner (at the firewall). Kind of a pain to change. You'll need an E21 etorx socket.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Scott ZHP
If media blasting comes up empty, try machine...

If media blasting comes up empty, try machine shops. It's common practice to blast engine bits with ground walnut shells.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By Scott ZHP
There's a bunch of discussion on BITOG about this...

There's a bunch of discussion on BITOG about this one. Seems like a great oil from the discussion. M1 0W-40 still tops it for viscosity index (whatever that is).

The fact that it's made in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Scott ZHP
Do you have a scan tool that can read the Vanos...

Do you have a scan tool that can read the Vanos cam timing (degrees) with the engine running? If so, how does bank 1 compare to bank 2?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Scott ZHP
Brake sensor on either the left front or the...

Brake sensor on either the left front or the right rear has triggered. One or both needs to be replaced.

If the door unlocks and opens fine manually from the inside and outside but won't...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Scott ZHP
On an E53... Rectangular airbag = no sport...

On an E53...

Rectangular airbag = no sport package.
Round airbag = sport package.

Do a search for faults. Many depends on the engine.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,568
Posted By Scott ZHP
This ought to help... ...

This ought to help...

http://germanautosolutions.com/diy_tech/vanos_tools/m62_m62tu_cam_tools/m62_pro_cam_tools_diy.php

Setting the valve timing on an engine with dual VANOS can be tedious. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Scott ZHP
Look carefully at the interior handle/flap...

Look carefully at the interior handle/flap assembly. Prob fits in there to illuminate it.

Some X5's had illuminated interior door handles, probably depends on the packages it came with.
The LEDs...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Scott ZHP
I have 130,000 miles on a set of precats for the...

I have 130,000 miles on a set of precats for the M54. The heater in the O2 sensor is usually the first thing to fail. I have a scanner/reader that tells me the efficiency of the O2 sensors. Both...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Scott ZHP
I have BMW locks on my X5 and my ZHP; they were...

I have BMW locks on my X5 and my ZHP; they were sourced from a US BMW dealer and are identical to those pictured. Might have a different spline count.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-03-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Scott ZHP
Look in your toolkit in the trunk lid, there is a...

Look in your toolkit in the trunk lid, there is a spot for the wheel lock "key" in the upper right side.

Any BMW dealer can remove it; there are only a few variations of the splined "key".
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-31-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Scott ZHP
Just found this from RockAuto.com (a large parts...

Just found this from RockAuto.com (a large parts wholesaler):

"Gasoline direct injection (GDI) is becoming more common as new car manufacturers work to wring more power and better gas mileage out...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-31-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Scott ZHP
Seems plausible. I have zero experience with...

Seems plausible. I have zero experience with direct injection heads. I'd watch the temperature gauge like a hawk. If heat is what is desired, I'd think 4500 in second gear is even better, in order...
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