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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By civdiv99
Talking bluebee, Ok, so I read through most of that...

bluebee,

Ok, so I read through most of that other discussion that's apparently been going on along time. Wish I would have found that awhile back; I think I could have contributed a lot to that...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By civdiv99
I don't think your M54 runs a 108C thermostat...

I don't think your M54 runs a 108C thermostat like M62?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By civdiv99
Like this? ...

Like this?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=661907
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By civdiv99
Couple more of assembled controller with lid open.

Couple more of assembled controller with lid open.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By civdiv99
Controlling the thermostat yourself on the M62 4.4i (DME 7.2)

I stuck a post with schematic and description/pictures over on the X5 E53 forum. Although I did this to my E53, the process itself is certainly applicable to E39 540s with DME 7.2, so thought I would...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By civdiv99
Controlling the thermostat myself on my M62 4.4i (DME 7.2)

This article (with photos and attachments) describes how I chose to use the built-in heater circuit of the M62ís thermostat to regulate the engine temperature more in line with my preferences....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By civdiv99
Well, I'd say try not to jump to conclusions...

Well, I'd say try not to jump to conclusions about what may be happening. The torque converter clutch is sping loaded to the engaged position. Pressurized fluid releases the TCC, and when the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,952
Posted By civdiv99
I'm heading into my 2nd winter on Michelin...

I'm heading into my 2nd winter on Michelin Latitudes - snow's been on my street for the the last week+ already. I've found them to be a good all around tire. They seem to wear well, track well, and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,778
Posted By civdiv99
The 2003 3.0 you are considering has a completely...

The 2003 3.0 you are considering has a completely different automatic transmission (both model and manufacturer) than the V8 models most recently discussed. It is made by GM. Hopefully others with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By civdiv99
Your 540i has a ZF 5HP24 trans. I'm an X5 4.4i...

Your 540i has a ZF 5HP24 trans. I'm an X5 4.4i owner, but it's the same transmission. Parts for this are reasonably priced and readily available, but if you aren't inclined to work on it yourself,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,778
Posted By civdiv99
By the way, the seal isn't the cause of your...

By the way, the seal isn't the cause of your vibration, but it could be a clue if you have a problem with bearing or the shaft rings in the trans allowing movement or play. If so, a new seal would...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,778
Posted By civdiv99
Front seal on your ZF 5HP24 trans is replaceable...

Front seal on your ZF 5HP24 trans is replaceable without dissassembling the transmission, but it does have to be pulled. Remove trans, pull off the converter, and there's the seal just looking at...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-22-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By civdiv99
I believe your 2005 has a different transmission...

I believe your 2005 has a different transmission than my 2002. I bought my car used, and I'm convinced, given the big green "don't change the oil" on the tranny pan that it was original fluid. I'm...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By civdiv99
The confused hesitation then harsh engagement of...

The confused hesitation then harsh engagement of which you describe is very similar to my early symtoms. In my case, it gradually got worse beginning to feel like it slips then grabs, sometimes...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,661
Posted By civdiv99
Huh. I was able to upload over 40 pictures to an...

Huh. I was able to upload over 40 pictures to an album on bimmerforums. Well, anyone interested, same thread but looks like I could send up more pictures of the process. Good luck.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-18-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,661
Posted By civdiv99
I created an album. I have about 80 pictures...

I created an album. I have about 80 pictures taken during the process, but apparently I can only upload 10. :dunno: I picked 10 to upload. I dunno how others can access them, but the "public"...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,661
Posted By civdiv99
DIY repair/rebuild transmission (long)

I am posting the results of my researching and ultimately solving a transmission problem with my 2002 X5 (4.4i). In this case, by removing, disassembling, and rebuilding both the transmission itself...
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