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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Scott ZHP
Ooh, thats nasty. If this were mine, I'd use a...

Ooh, thats nasty. If this were mine, I'd use a shop vac to suck as much of that goo out as possible. Maybe flush with clean water for 10-15 mins via a hose in the water pump opening.
Same thing...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Scott ZHP
If you already knew the answer, why did you ask...

If you already knew the answer, why did you ask the question? :confused:

I am well aware of the scale and deposits that can form from minerals in water.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Scott ZHP
And you are positive it's not a leak? 2...

And you are positive it's not a leak?

2 quarts in 500miles is a lot of oil. Precat O2 sensors are likely your next victim.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Scott ZHP
I changed pre and post car O2 sensors in my 01...

I changed pre and post car O2 sensors in my 01 E53 a couple of weeks ago. While underneath, I swear I saw a drain plug for the torque converter even though I've read there isn't one.

BTW, theres...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-25-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Scott ZHP
Uh, calcium, iron, magnesium, take your pick. ...

Uh, calcium, iron, magnesium, take your pick.

It's a buck a gallon, why not use it?
Forum: Off-Topic 07-24-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Scott ZHP
Can't add much more on muffling the air...

Can't add much more on muffling the air flow/ductwork. Anything with a DC motor in it is going to run MUCH quieter; I believe thats what the Fantech stuff is.

As Rizzo says, the flex crap is no...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Scott ZHP
I would also replace the trans thermostat in the...

I would also replace the trans thermostat in the bottom of the expansion tank. BTW, you have a GM transmission, not a ZF.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Scott ZHP
Codes? Symptoms? You are flying blind...

Codes? Symptoms?

You are flying blind trying to diagnose a no-start issue without a code reader.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Scott ZHP
I feel your pain. I've had to extract two of...

I feel your pain.

I've had to extract two of these; the first one still had the plastic "X" in tact in the middle of it; I threaded some MIG welding wire through it and pulled it out. The second...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Scott ZHP
First part to replace in the front is the sway...

First part to replace in the front is the sway bar link. It's about $20 and is an easy DIY.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-05-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
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: 412
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: 175
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: 238
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: 381
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: 381
Posted By Scott ZHP
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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-21-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
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: 305
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: 225
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: 683
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: 433
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: 527
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: 1,462
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: 527
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: 9
Views: 479
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...
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