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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 10-27-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By arcsound
The 55-series that comes in the smaller rim is...

The 55-series that comes in the smaller rim is barely adequate, the side wall is too short already, I can't imagine wanting to go to a bigger wheel and even lower profile. Every pothole and RR...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 10-27-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By arcsound
Engine code P02d5 help

2015 X5 diesel with 48K just pulled this error code during cross country trip. Didn't notice any performance or mileage changes. Help?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By arcsound
Thanks! I should have mentioned, although I...

Thanks! I should have mentioned, although I guess it might have been implied in my description, that there were a number of battery run downs during this period, as well as a new battery...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By arcsound
2006 325Ci Power Mirrors Wonky

My 2006 325 convertible has suddenly developed a problem with the power mirrors. Well, maybe not so suddenly, in that I first noticed the issue when the passenger tilted down into the "reverse"...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 08-13-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By arcsound
Broken tailgate cover closure

Seems like all the plastic tabs that anchor the tailgate cover return springs spontaneously snapped off. Now the cover hangs limply partially open at all times. This 2015 F15 X5D is under certified...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 01-14-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,049
Posted By arcsound
Hitch sold?

Did you sell your InvisiHitch for the X5?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-27-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By arcsound
2 month follow-up: Failure! The split boot had...

2 month follow-up: Failure! The split boot had broken, and it was flinging grease again. The nay-sayers were right- WASTE OF TIME.
So, I bit the bullet and installed a replacement axle. I swear...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-24-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By arcsound
Apparently no one makes a proper split boot for...

Apparently no one makes a proper split boot for the X5, but the Dornam 03662 is reasonably close, in that both the large and small diameters are close to the BMW dimensions, at 3.xx" and 1.xx". It...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-19-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By arcsound
Temporary CV Boot Repair Kit Needed

Does anyone make a split CV boot for the outer, front CV joint that fits the X5? I just want to buy some time with a quick repair, until I can replace the axle, along with new boots. Thanks!
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017) 06-18-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By arcsound
Replacing the axle looks really difficult, based...

Replacing the axle looks really difficult, based on the British guy I saw on YT. All kinda of special tools to pull and later insert hub,, lots of suspension parts to remove. Just put on boot and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-30-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By arcsound
ECU; 4.4 vs. 4.6

Will the ECU (Engine Control Unit, don't know what the BMW term is, "The Brain"....) from a 2003 4.6 work in a 2003 4.4? Thanks!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-19-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By arcsound
Wanted:scrapped Front Drive Shaft for E53

Looking for broken/damaged, but straight, front drive shaft from 2000-2003 X5. email at: [email protected] with price and contact info.
Thanks!
Richard
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By arcsound
I'll answer my own last question: the planetary...

I'll answer my own last question: the planetary gear in the transfer unit will spin freely if the front drive shaft splines strip, i.e. not RWD, rather NO wheel drive, i.e. call a tow truck.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By arcsound
Options for Front drive Shaft Spline Repair

I'm looking into potential repair options when and if my front drive shaft splines give up the ghost, and am wondering if anyone has any experience with either of these:
1. extended spline stub...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By arcsound
Thanks again for the replies, appreciate the...

Thanks again for the replies, appreciate the information and feedback.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By arcsound
Thanks for the responses. I hoped there was an...

Thanks for the responses. I hoped there was an exchange service, where you send your control arm with worn bushings and they send you back a rebuilt unit, thereby saving the cost of the metal arm,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By arcsound
Interested in Coil Replacement write up

I don't have the Sport suspension, only the rear air suspension, but would be very interested in seeing a write up of what is involved in changing over to coil springs in the back.
Thank you in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By arcsound
Control Arm Bushing Replacement

I've seen aftermarket control arms with new bushings, which are significantly cheaper than the factory parts, but does anyone refurbish existing control arms, i.e. where I can send the parts and have...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-02-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By arcsound
TPS questions

I have a 2014 328X Sportwagon, and am looking to build a spare wheel/tire combo to augment my run flats. I noticed that the tire pressure sensor offerings from Tire Rack distinguish between...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,276
Posted By arcsound
Good points, thanks for the prospective. I would...

Good points, thanks for the prospective. I would respond, though, in defense, I was talking about myself applying manly torque with a tire iron, not the situation of a grease monkey with an air gun....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-16-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,276
Posted By arcsound
Why would you be concerned with the torquing the...

Why would you be concerned with the torquing the lug bolts? Do folks really use a torque wrench on their lug nuts? I never thought of needing to use a t-wrench, it's alway been: you tighten until...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By arcsound
Thanks for responding. The Bentley manual...

Thanks for responding. The Bentley manual history section describes the up to '03 motor as "singe-VANOS, M62", with just mechanical variable valve timing, but replaced for '04 model year with N62,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By arcsound
2003 X5 Reliability

Recently acquired an early '03 X5, pre-X-drive and pre-Bi-VANOS engine. The trans was rebuilt about 40K ago (it has almost 150K on it...but well taken care of). Can anyone give me a short list of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-09-2005, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,583
Posted By arcsound
passenger window motor available

Do you have the window motor for sale?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-09-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By arcsound
Help Troubleshooting R-12 System

I'm trying to repair my '84 BMW 325e's A/C, which has the original R-12 freon. Before examining it, I assumed that it had a leak, and thus my original intention was to convert it to R-134A. After...
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