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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By rafarin003
Alright thanks!

Alright thanks!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By rafarin003
CCV valve

Hi guys,
I would like to know the exact location of the CCV valve on the 2005 X5 3.0. I noticed some white smoke from the exhaust this morning on start up.
Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By rafarin003
I'm leaning toward a small drill and a screw. A...

I'm leaning toward a small drill and a screw. A hook tool might work also but after a hole has been drilled. Thanks anyway!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By rafarin003
Broken ignition coil

Hi guys,
While replacing my ignition coils today 1 of them just snapped in half leaving the top part in my hand. Anybody know the best way to remove the bottom part still attached to the plug? I was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By rafarin003
Ok, I just watched the video. Thanks!

Ok, I just watched the video. Thanks!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By rafarin003
I don't have the aforementioned device and yes I...

I don't have the aforementioned device and yes I think I'll conduct a compression test after all. The car only has 84000 miles on it I was expecting these issues when it hits a 100 thou, but you know...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-17-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By rafarin003
E39 power loss

Hi guys, I'm experiencing complete loss of power in cylinders 1 and 5, at first it was 1 and 6, I decided to test the plugs first: I replaced #1, it worked, then I said to myself maybe if I replaced...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By rafarin003
Will do!

Will do!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By rafarin003
Didn't think about the tensioner, you're...

Didn't think about the tensioner, you're absolutely right it may be the root cause of the strange noise. In the morning I'll check the fan clutch.
Thanks for the reply!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By rafarin003
Overheating at idle

Hello friends, today on my way to pick up my son from school, I heard a sharp sound coming from underneath the hood, it was like a loose belt. I popped the hood and checked but I couldn't locate it's...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-11-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
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, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
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, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
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, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
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, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
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, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By rafarin003
Thanks for the tips, guys!

Thanks for the tips, guys!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
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, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
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, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
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, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
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, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
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...
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