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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By Scott ZHP
The 3.0i has two hoses from the reservoir that...

The 3.0i has two hoses from the reservoir that are notorious for cracks/leaks. The pair of hoses is about $65, and a new ZF brand fluid reservoir is about $25. One of the hoses is available as an...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Scott ZHP
There are two different roundel sizes; 78mm and...

There are two different roundel sizes; 78mm and 82mm. You want the smaller one with a part number ending in 248, it fits the rear of the X5 and the side of a Z4. The hood roundel will not fit....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Scott ZHP
Do you have access to a Peake scan tool? Could...

Do you have access to a Peake scan tool? Could be a cracked line to the purge canister; I recently replaced my fuel filter and theres a canister next to it and a vent line.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-20-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Scott ZHP
Bowden cable popped out of the clip would be my...

Bowden cable popped out of the clip would be my guess.


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Forum: Off-Topic 08-20-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By Scott ZHP
cmac- You need to read the story; he wasn't...

cmac-

You need to read the story; he wasn't just watching it, he admitted traveling to NYC and engaging in it with s 15yr old. More than once. For years.

My bet is the judge refuses the plea...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By Scott ZHP
New front axles and suspension

So I noticed a torn outer CV boot a couple of weeks ago while I was underneath changing the O2 sensors. It has just started to fling grease onto the wheel.

Looks like the tension strut/control...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By Scott ZHP
Most floating caliper-related vibration issues...

Most floating caliper-related vibration issues are the result of corroded or bent slide pins. On every brake job, I remove them from the carrier and polish them in a drill press. Inspect the dust...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By Scott ZHP
The plug with fewer wires is for the bixenon...

The plug with fewer wires is for the bixenon shutters, the other plug is for the auto-leveling feature. The OEM/factory headlights had receptacles on them for these plugs.

You can either scrap...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By Scott ZHP
What year E46? And you need to know if the...

What year E46?

And you need to know if the headlight has bixenon capability built into it. If so, you will have an extra set of small receptacles on the headlight assembly. I would doubt it.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-13-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By Scott ZHP
Your car likely had xenons and is coded for them....

Your car likely had xenons and is coded for them. You lose halogen high beam function when coded for xenons, as the low-beam xenon serves dual purpose.

High beams and flash to pass use the same...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
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: 397
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: 376
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: 26
Views: 1,031
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: 397
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: 518
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: 26
Views: 1,031
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: 625
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: 227
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: 325
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: 366
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: 440
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: 187
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: 263
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: 410
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?
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