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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,169
Posted By salvine
+1. Will need to most likely find a good...

+1. Will need to most likely find a good independent that does German trans work. When I was at the dealer we changed a lot of transmissions. We would open them up at low miles under warr and repair...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,828
Posted By salvine
Since he mentions an upper and lower section to...

Since he mentions an upper and lower section to the pan he has a 4.4. The 3.0 has a single piece oil pan. Book time for the filter housing on a 3.0 is about 3 hours.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By salvine
You can always fix it with enough money. Yes they...

You can always fix it with enough money. Yes they can kiss.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,828
Posted By salvine
I'm guess most shops will be in the range of 12...

I'm guess most shops will be in the range of 12 hours. Pretty big job.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,169
Posted By salvine
transmission would be the biggest concern. Might...

transmission would be the biggest concern. Might have been replaced at that mileage though.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,255
Posted By salvine
Codes alone will not condemn the valve or hoses....

Codes alone will not condemn the valve or hoses. Usually there are misfire codes and mixture codes like po170. The true test is to either confirm a cracked hose or valve or have a smoke test...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,169
Posted By salvine
A little of both I guess. The 4.4 just has more...

A little of both I guess. The 4.4 just has more parts to fail. Twice the number of VANOS components is one problem. As an example, a common issue are leaks from the valve cover gasket. Pretty...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By salvine
OSV at back of intake manifold.

OSV at back of intake manifold.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,255
Posted By salvine
Plus one on the seperator or related hoses. Codes?

Plus one on the seperator or related hoses. Codes?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,169
Posted By salvine
I'm looking to buy a 04 right now and will only...

I'm looking to buy a 04 right now and will only get a 3.0. I work on these cars for a lot of people and although th 4.4 is fun the costs are a significant amount higher. The 3.0 is the same as any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 41,767
Posted By salvine
I'll PM you with some questions on this.

I'll PM you with some questions on this.
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