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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 56,699
Posted By craigatkinson
I think what I'm going to do when I work on it...

I think what I'm going to do when I work on it next is remove the power steering assembly from the frame assembly, then attach the power steering assembly to the steering column, and hold the other...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 56,699
Posted By craigatkinson
Schpenxel, Thank you for your earlier...

Schpenxel,

Thank you for your earlier pointers. I am now in the process of putting the front axle assembly back in place. That assembly is such a pain the butt. I don't know if you have the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 56,699
Posted By craigatkinson
Schpenxel, Thank you for your earlier...

Schpenxel,

Thank you for your earlier pointers. I am now in the process of putting the front axle assembly back in place. That assembly is such a pain the butt. I don't know if you have the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 56,699
Posted By craigatkinson
Timing

I had one other question for you. When I timed my engine the timing chain on the driver's side had a little play in it. This made it impossible to time it exactly because the cams would move due to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 56,699
Posted By craigatkinson
Maybe you have a vacuum leak somewhere.

Maybe you have a vacuum leak somewhere.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 56,699
Posted By craigatkinson
Oh gosh, maybe I do have them. That would...

Oh gosh, maybe I do have them. That would explain why I am having the difficulty that I'm having. That is probably just about how far I can get it in before it won't go anymore. I'll take a look...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 56,699
Posted By craigatkinson
I have a chain hoist with an engine leveler, but...

I have a chain hoist with an engine leveler, but you're right, it's tight. I guess I'll just have to keep messing with it like you say.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 56,699
Posted By craigatkinson
I do not have those on my transmission. I have a...

I do not have those on my transmission. I have a bmw x5 e53 4.8is with the n62 engine like yours. But yours looks a little different than mine.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 56,699
Posted By craigatkinson
Thank you. I am stressed out trying to get this...

Thank you. I am stressed out trying to get this thing to come together.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 56,699
Posted By craigatkinson
I am currently attempting to align my engine with...

I am currently attempting to align my engine with my transmission to marry the two together. I noticed earlier in this thread that you mentioned using dowel pins to align the two. Can you let me...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,420
Posted By craigatkinson
I am on the list to buy this tool. Should be...

I am on the list to buy this tool. Should be shipping in 3 weeks. I'll let you all know how it goes.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 733
Posted By craigatkinson
Blue Smoke on Idle. 2006 4.8is.

I have a 2006 BMW X5 4.8is. I have been having the blue smoke on extended idle issue. I am pretty sure it is the valve stem seals, but wanted to make sure that I have correctly diagnosed the issue...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,154
Posted By craigatkinson
False Alarm

Nevermind. False alarm. I went back and went through everything again, and low and behold, the new bulb I just put in had been burnt out. So I put in the other new bulb, and sure enough it works now....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,154
Posted By craigatkinson
2006 BMW X5 Xenon Headlight Problems

Ok, I read through all these forums, and thought I knew how to fix this problem, but apparently not.

I have a 2006 BMW X5 4.8is. Recently my driver side low beam xenon bulb quit working. I thought...
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