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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Scott ZHP
I bought a set recently - at WalMart of all...

I bought a set recently - at WalMart of all places. They fit fine and didn't throw a dash error, but the rate of flash was higher indicating that the LCM thought the bulb was toast. They were...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-25-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Scott ZHP
I'll use URO if nothing else is available. ...

I'll use URO if nothing else is available.


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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-23-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Scott ZHP
E71/E72 are X6 models. The E72 is an E71 with an...

E71/E72 are X6 models. The E72 is an E71 with an Active Hybrid drivetrain.

The sucessor to the E53 is (or was, since it's no longer in production) the E70. The F15 replaced the E70 this year.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Scott ZHP
If anybody makes one, it would be Ron Davis...

If anybody makes one, it would be Ron Davis Radiators; he does one for the E36 and the E46, dunnno about the E53. It won't be cheap.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Scott ZHP
And just for reference, 107 has nothing to do...

And just for reference, 107 has nothing to do with your fan, it's the fusible link for the LCM/lights.

What are you trying to troubleshoot?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Scott ZHP
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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Scott ZHP
Hi, F107 is a fusable link similar to what's...

Hi,

F107 is a fusable link similar to what's in your photos. It's located above the main fuse panel in the glove box.

You need to remove the glove box, then remove the screws holding the main...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-16-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Scott ZHP
Interesting but dangerous; this guy is d!cking...

Interesting but dangerous; this guy is d!cking around with what is likely liquid nitrogen.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Scott ZHP
On the first issue... a common failure item is...

On the first issue... a common failure item is the tank vent valve, or breather valve; located at the front of the intake manifold, near #1 cyl. Less common, but also possible is the tank vent pump,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-09-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By Scott ZHP
You dont need 2k. A gasket for the filter...

You dont need 2k. A gasket for the filter housing is $5 and the budget version of the CCV and hoses is about $150 (URO). Both jobs can be done in the same weekend and with a few basic tools.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Scott ZHP
I'm curious what are you using to measure the...

I'm curious what are you using to measure the current output on the battery (CCA and CA)? Whatever it is, it must be an estimate, because CCA can only be measured at something like 0 degrees F.
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Scott ZHP
Might work, but not too sure about disconnecting...

Might work, but not too sure about disconnecting your battery ground cable to simulate failure. Your device no longer has a path to ground. As far as risk goes, theres always a risk of electrical...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,438
Posted By Scott ZHP
On a recommendation from a well respected...

On a recommendation from a well respected detailer, I bought some Sonax Full Effect wheel cleaner and it came with a small bottle of their dash cleaner. Stuff works great and is matte finish. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Scott ZHP
Good point. The bulbs are CAN-BUS controlled via...

Good point. The bulbs are CAN-BUS controlled via the LCM and the "soft touch" headlight switch. They're not controlled to a mechanical switch which could be left open/switched off.

My...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Scott ZHP
The electric fan is variable speed and is...

The electric fan is variable speed and is controlled by a signal from the DME. The DME takes inputs from 4 or 5 different things to determine how fast to run it. Coolant temp is one of those...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Scott ZHP
If you are referring to the bulb holder that...

If you are referring to the bulb holder that twists into the housing, it's just plug and play. If you are referring to the electrical connector that has wiring, then you will likely need to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-03-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Scott ZHP
On either side of the rear hatch release is a...

On either side of the rear hatch release is a bulb to illuminate your license plate.

Pop the lens out out with a small flatblade screwdriver and take out the bulb. Determine which side of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 78,095
Posted By Scott ZHP
Replaced the mass airflow sensor tonight, below...

Replaced the mass airflow sensor tonight, below are the fuel trims before and after. No codes and no pending codes. I'll give it a week or two, but it looks like a new filter and a new MAF has...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By Scott ZHP
Belt vs chain doesn't really determine...

Belt vs chain doesn't really determine interference or not and all combinations exist; some racers even use gears.

Some mundane pushrod V8s are chain driven and non-interference. Some exotic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Scott ZHP
No real cons, it's a good plan. Replace yuor...

No real cons, it's a good plan. Replace yuor VANOS oil line and the sealing washers as well.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By Scott ZHP
Pretty much not existent with modern variable...

Pretty much not existent with modern variable valve timing/variable valve lift OHC engines. Manufacturers are squeezing every last HP out of engines, and altering valve timing/overlap is one way...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-31-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Scott ZHP
Lots of things to be aware of; and the list...

Lots of things to be aware of; and the list differs a bit between the 3.0i and the various V8 variants. Need to know which specific model you're looking at.
Here's a start, might also want to do...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-31-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 78,095
Posted By Scott ZHP
My son is out with the car running errands; will...

My son is out with the car running errands; will throw it on the scanner when he gets back.

The calculated load at idle is something like 17% which seemed fishy to me. Seems high to run the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 78,095
Posted By Scott ZHP
Update: Propane test yielded no leaks...

Update:

Propane test yielded no leaks anywhere, no change in idle speed, or fuel trim or O2 readings.

Pre-cat O2 sensors replaced as maintenance item, 144k miles on the originals, so they were...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Scott ZHP
Might want to use the search function. This has...

Might want to use the search function. This has been asked dozens of times. A lean condition is caused by either too much air, from a vacuum leak, or too little fuel. Fuel issues could be a...
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