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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-29-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By Mrathell
Lower coolant hose that connects to water pump...whats the part number?

Hello everyone, I'm iin the middle of changing the water pump on a 2002 X5 4.4 that I purchase for $1500 the other day.

I have the water pump off, so now I'm ordering the parts that i need to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
Oops I was wrong, I don't have to remove the...

Oops I was wrong, I don't have to remove the water pump......wheeeeew.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
Cool! Thanks a million. I'll try that this...

Cool! Thanks a million. I'll try that this weekend and let you know how it went.

This is going to be some work because the driver side vanos can only be removed by removing the water pump.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
So would it be a good idea to switch the solenoid...

So would it be a good idea to switch the solenoid from the passenger side to the driver side to see if the issue moves to the passenger side?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
You think my vanos is more of a repair rather...

You think my vanos is more of a repair rather than a replace?

I didn't think the vanos on the 8 cylinders were repairable.

Regarding the vanos rattle...I'm not sure but at start up it doesnt...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
So if we go the 'bad vanos' route, you would...

So if we go the 'bad vanos' route, you would agree that installing a used head with a good vanos may be a good route to go?

Thank you so much for your time. Sorry for all of the questions, I just...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
Do you think the vanos is something a shadetree...

Do you think the vanos is something a shadetree mechanic should even attempt?

Would this kit be the proper specialty tools I need to do the job?
...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
Oh one more thing I forgot. When the engine...

Oh one more thing I forgot.

When the engine is running and I disconnect all of the ignition coils on bank 2 driver side, there is no change in the way it runs. I would of assumed the engine would...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
I took it to two different Indy shops. One...

I took it to two different Indy shops.

One said it was the vanos stuck in an open position.

The other didn't think it was the vanos. He believed it has something to do with the timing...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
So why do you think it may not be the vanos? I...

So why do you think it may not be the vanos? I really hope it's not the vanos, but what steers you away from it?

Could broken timing chain guides on the driver side cause this issue?

The oil...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
Thanks for the reply Boramkiv. The misfire...

Thanks for the reply Boramkiv.

The misfire is on all cylinders on bank 2 driver side.

The #6 always throws a misfire code before the others but all 4 on the driver side eventually throw misfire...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-29-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,206
Posted By Mrathell
Pretty vague in your description and the...

Pretty vague in your description and the situations in which you've noticed it happening.

Off hand I would say the sway bar link but without more info I could throw a few other "maybe's" at you.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
Now here's something interesting......at least to...

Now here's something interesting......at least to me it's interesting.

When I first purchased the car it was giving only the #6 misfire code, so after changing the water pump, I pulled the codes...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
I definitely don't have plans to spend that kind...

I definitely don't have plans to spend that kind of money.

I don't mond getting my hands dirty and I'm pretty comfortable working on cars. I've owned well over thirty cars in my life time and have...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-24-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Mrathell
Vanos or something else?

I have a 2000 X5 4.4i that has a misfire on ALL cyclinders on the drivers side but only at idle. The moment the rpms increase by 200, the misfire goes away and it rides like a dream.

I don't burn...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By Mrathell
the OP other post doesn't ask for help, it's more...

the OP other post doesn't ask for help, it's more of a statement so I'm not sure what he was expecting. Most readers chime in on questions and requests of assistance.

Although this forum serves it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By Mrathell
Ok I finally got the intake manifold off. My...

Ok I finally got the intake manifold off.

My intake manifold gaskets, valve cover gaskets and throttle body gaskets all arrived today.

The gaskets that were on there were original BMW gaskets...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By Mrathell
Well this doesn't sound good. I ran the...

Well this doesn't sound good. I ran the compression test and here are the results:

driver side starting from the front of the engine: 55psi, 54 psi, 120psi & 120psi.

passenger side: all came in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By Mrathell
I unplugged the left and right side pre-cat O2...

I unplugged the left and right side pre-cat O2 sensors. I then cleared the codes and started it up. At first it ran a lot smoother than it had in the past but that was short lived.

I took it out...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By Mrathell
I pulled the following info off of my scanner...

I pulled the following info off of my scanner while it was running.


FREEZE FRAME
DTCFRZF: P0300
FULSYS1: OL_FAULT
FULSYS2: OL_FAULT
LOAD PCT%: 3.5
ETC: 163
SHRTFT1: 0.0
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By Mrathell
No I haven't, could you tell me a bit more about...

No I haven't, could you tell me a bit more about it:

Where is it?

What to look for?

What's its purpose?

Thanks much.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By Mrathell
Today my mass air flow sensor arrived. I...

Today my mass air flow sensor arrived. I connected it and for 60 glorious seconds it ran absolutely beautiful. After the engine warmed up and the idle dropped, it started running rough again.

I'm...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By Mrathell
Thank you sunny5280, I'll check into that.

Thank you sunny5280, I'll check into that.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By Mrathell
yeah, I posted my questions on xoutpost yesterday...

yeah, I posted my questions on xoutpost yesterday and received tons of great advice. Most of my questions were answered on that forum.

Thanks :)
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-11-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By Mrathell
I posted my question a couple of days ago ('need...

I posted my question a couple of days ago ('need help with 2000 X5 I just purchased.), unfortunately with no response.

If you have any clues to my questions, please feel free to chime in :)
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