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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Today, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By cn90
- Check the fuse for the seat. - Door Lock...

- Check the fuse for the seat.
- Door Lock Actuator might have been replaced improperly. The actuator must engage with the outside handle.
There is a possibility that the actuator is bad, about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By cn90
Get used (but OEM) FSRs from either: - Local...

Get used (but OEM) FSRs from either:
- Local junkyard ($10/each), go and pull it yourself.
- Ebay is about $20/each.

It is better to get 2 used OEM FSRs for some $30 or so, than getting a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By cn90
2004-2006 X5 transfer case is "better".

2004-2006 X5 transfer case is "better".
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By cn90
The general consensus is that: BMW OEM FSR works...

The general consensus is that: BMW OEM FSR works the best but there is no warranty as to how long it lasts.

I got a few used FSRs (OEM) from junk yard for $10/each. One used right away and one in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 679
Posted By cn90
I will post a photo of Honda Odyssey jack later. ...

I will post a photo of Honda Odyssey jack later.
Basically wrap the Honda Odyssey jack in some old T-shirt/rag, then simply place it above the spare tire.
Then re-install the trunk carpet thingy....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By cn90
See post #2 below, I relocated the ambient temp...

See post #2 below, I relocated the ambient temp sensor:

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1418124-External-(Ambient)-Temperature-Sensor-Replacement
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 679
Posted By cn90
@seemyad, Visit a local Pick-and-Pull...

@seemyad,

Visit a local Pick-and-Pull junkyard. My junkyard charges $7 for a tire jack. Tons of them in the jy lot. Pick whatever you like, as long as it is not rusted and all steel, then you will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 679
Posted By cn90
As mentioned above, good alternatives are: -...

As mentioned above, good alternatives are:

- Honda Odyssey scissor jack, about $30 on ebay.

- Volvo XC90 jack, also about $30 on ebay.

You can also find them at local junk yard.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 679
Posted By cn90
If you look carefully at the design... -...

If you look carefully at the design...

- White Plastic Plug is basically a "filler".

- When car is up in the air, the downward force (from the weight of the car) acts on the steel rod screw,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 679
Posted By cn90
@seemyad, To answer your question, the...

@seemyad,

To answer your question, the factory jack is "somewhat safe" IF one follows these recommendations:

- One does not crawl underneath!

- Limit tire change to 15 seconds: in other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 679
Posted By cn90
Hydraulic Floor Jack (the 2-ton type sold for...

Hydraulic Floor Jack (the 2-ton type sold for $25) is great for jacking the car. However, the downside is oil leak, if you are not careful, oil may leak out the fill port (rubber plug), messing up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By cn90
Vacuum hose leaking...

Vacuum hose leaking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 540
Posted By cn90
Get new tumbler from dealer. About $90... ...

Get new tumbler from dealer. About $90...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DM63-USA-02-2000-E39-BMW-528i&diagId=32_0703#61326901961
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By cn90
aioros wrote a nice DIY... ...

aioros wrote a nice DIY...


Http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=516680
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By cn90
Or forget about stock CCV and do this CCV mod... ...

Or forget about stock CCV and do this CCV mod...

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/99551-diy-solution-m54-m52tu-ccv-problems.html
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By cn90
http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_proc...

http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_procedure.htm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By cn90
My 2006 X5 3.0i 6sp MT is a very nice truck. I...

My 2006 X5 3.0i 6sp MT is a very nice truck. I have had it for 1 year. I love it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By cn90
Actually BMW recommends quad prong, which I am...

Actually BMW recommends quad prong, which I am not a fan of.

I have been using NGK Iridium (info in forum) now on my 1998 528i, and 2005 X5 3.0i.
Simply beautiful plug, about $7/each.

People...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By cn90
I have learned over the years not to trust what...

I have learned over the years not to trust what the supplier says.

I recently replaced my 2007 Honda Odyssey Denso compressor, the Honda book says this, Denso says that.
Once I received Denso, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 576
Posted By cn90
Well, The 1560 has worked well for me for 10...

Well,

The 1560 has worked well for me for 10 years, zero issues whatsoever.
Anyway, this 1555 vs 1560 debate is very old to me. This goes back 10 years ago.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 576
Posted By cn90
@gmak2012, I never said 1555 is wrong, read...

@gmak2012,

I never said 1555 is wrong, read my posts carefully. You infer incorrectly from my posts.

All I am saying in all of my posts: "There are 2 different ways to skin the cat. Both 1555...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By cn90
Single prong NGK Iridium and you will never go...

Single prong NGK Iridium and you will never go back to the factory plug.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 576
Posted By cn90
I took this photo from my car and a random photo...

I took this photo from my car and a random photo of the hydraulic tensioner to show my point.
- The pulley moves in a circular manner like a pendulum (BLUE arrow).
- The tensioner moves in a linear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 576
Posted By cn90
OK, I don't want to argue this further. ...

OK,

I don't want to argue this further.
Get a torque wrench and put in on the 8mm center bolt of the pulley.
Push Clockwise to tension the belt and you tell me how much torque is necessary to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 576
Posted By cn90
gmak2012, If you recall high school Physics...

gmak2012,

If you recall high school Physics 101, the more you apply tension on the spring, the more force you need to do it.

The k value is more or less linear (sort of):
F = -kx (x is the...
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