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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By rafarin003
This thing sucks, after a certain amount of time...

This thing sucks, after a certain amount of time it becomes brittle and coalesced with the mounting plate. I also tried to grab mine by the X, also broke. Now the housing edges become cracked, so I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By rafarin003
That's what I'm doing this morning, it looks like...

That's what I'm doing this morning, it looks like I'm going to have to order a new mounting plate because the remaining part of the thermostat is sealed into the housing. I'm having some trouble...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-09-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By rafarin003
Expansion tank thermostat issue

Hello guys, I'm facing a major issue here: while replacing the expansion tank on my 05 X5 3.0i, I noticed that the thermostat that sits underneath the tank was broken;
I bought a replacement the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By rafarin003
Bypassing heat circulating pump

Help, help, help!
I ordered a new additional pump also called auxiliary pump for my 05 X5, it'll take 5 days to get here from LA, I heard that I Can bypass the pump so that I can use the .
I will...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By rafarin003
Thanks for the info, but I already found the...

Thanks for the info, but I already found the name: it's the auxiliary or additional water pump. I ordered it yesterday once I found the name. I never knew about its existence until yesterday.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By rafarin003
Heating circulating pump?

Hello folks, I broke a parts while removing the alternator on my E53. I need to order it but I'm not sure about the name.
Below is the pict. The part # is 6411691348902
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By rafarin003
Oh sorry, it happened with my 06, X5.

Oh sorry, it happened with my 06, X5.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By rafarin003
Battery warning light on.

Hello folks, while driving to work this evening, my battery warning light came on a few times. Each time it stayed on for a good 60 seconds or so then went off.
I'm planning on taking the car to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By rafarin003
Thanks for the tips, guys!

Thanks for the tips, guys!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By rafarin003
E39 AC trouble

Hello guys,
I'm having a little problem with my 2003 E39, where when it's raining the AC stopped blowing cold air. I often hear an alarm and notice on the dashboard something like -53 F prior to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-09-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By rafarin003
Well, I already placed the car into a mechanic...

Well, I already placed the car into a mechanic shop, now I'm looking for a good engine within the Miami area. Perhaps I will never get a chance to find out. Thanks for your input!!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-09-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By rafarin003
How could the coolant get into the chambers? The...

How could the coolant get into the chambers? The car was running fine, except for a leak under the valley pan. I never had water/coolant mixed with engine oil, all I did was replaced the pan gasket.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-08-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By rafarin003
Yep, he said that all indications suggest that...

Yep, he said that all indications suggest that the engine has failed, due to coolant pooling under the plugs. Now I'm still wondering how in the world did that coolant make its way in the pistons...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-04-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By rafarin003
Took it to a local mechanic, after a few tests he...

Took it to a local mechanic, after a few tests he concluded that the engine is gone, I need a new one. It was only 108.000 miles.
Thanks for the reply.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-04-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By rafarin003
Engine locked

Hi guys!
After replacing my valley pan gasket, it looks like my engine is locked. I read somewhere that coolant may have leaked underneath the pistons causing the engine to shut off. I had drained...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-05-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By rafarin003
Here's how the engine sounded prior to dying and...

Here's how the engine sounded prior to dying and not starting anymore.
Please open the link below!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r8owrvn4ghyxjwk/VID_20141005_173942.mp4?dl=0

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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By rafarin003
Clunking noise coming from the engine

Hi guys,
After replacing my valley pan and intake gaskets, I started the car up the engine revved smoothly for a few minutes and all of a sudden I heard a clunking noise coming from the engine and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-22-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,445
Posted By rafarin003
Howdy BigBoy, While changing my intake gasket...

Howdy BigBoy,
While changing my intake gasket over the weekend, I accidentally broke one of the knock sensors wires, it snapped closed to the neck of the sensor. I peeled it off and connected it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By rafarin003
Howdy Faboch, I wanted to point out to you one...

Howdy Faboch,
I wanted to point out to you one more thing but it completely slipped my memory: while removing the intake manifold, one of the right knock sensor wires snapped right at the neck of...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By rafarin003
OK, I'm glad you went through all that before,...

OK, I'm glad you went through all that before, your past experience is helping me a lot. Tuesday I'll remove them all and start from scratch with both the valley pan and the gaskets. Don't forget to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By rafarin003
Wow I have done none of that maybe you're right...

Wow I have done none of that maybe you're right I'll make sure the gaskets are aligned. Can I use something to hold them in place, like silicone just like I did the first time when they kept slipping...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By rafarin003
OK I look forward to seeing them. Thanks! ...

OK I look forward to seeing them. Thanks!

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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By rafarin003
Well I was not counting the nm but I'm sure I've...

Well I was not counting the nm but I'm sure I've tightened them up adequately; I made sure every single one was tight.

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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By rafarin003
OK, can it also be responsible for rough idle and...

OK, can it also be responsible for rough idle and shaking?

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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By rafarin003
Everything is pretty tight I had checked every...

Everything is pretty tight I had checked every screw individually before mounting the water pump. I'll redo the gasket and check for intake leak again because I have a bad emission based on the...
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