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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,186
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That's good news!

That's good news!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,186
Posted By theWalkinator
BMW V8s always have some major problems, I have...

BMW V8s always have some major problems, I have E39 540i with the M62TU 4.4L V8 engine, the chain guide plastic rail shattered and now I am in the middle of doing chain guide replacement job, this is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,186
Posted By theWalkinator
Yes, it is N63, the build date is Feb 2013, X5...

Yes, it is N63, the build date is Feb 2013, X5 50i. Before valve stem seals were replaced, it was smoking pretty obviously as I can tell from the tail pipes and I sometimes can smell oil burning...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 13,186
Posted By theWalkinator
My 2013 valve stem seals was done in Feb by a...

My 2013 valve stem seals was done in Feb by a local BMW dealer under the campaign, still burning 1qt of oil little over 1000 miles, took back to the dealer that had the job done, was told it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,122
Posted By theWalkinator
For new cars, I would consider Hyundai Genesis...

For new cars, I would consider Hyundai Genesis G70 and Kia Stinger.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,122
Posted By theWalkinator
2008 Saab 9-3 TurboX 6 speed manual.

2008 Saab 9-3 TurboX 6 speed manual.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By theWalkinator
Sure, see the pictures

Sure, see the pictures
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By theWalkinator
I did that last year on my 540i, for mounting the...

I did that last year on my 540i, for mounting the fan, you need to be little bit creative, what I did was that I bought a 20" flat pizza pan from Amazon and then cut center hole to fit 16" fan, got...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By theWalkinator
I am also interested in white fog lights, are...

I am also interested in white fog lights, are there any LED 9006 light bulb that won't throw error? How about high beam bulbs?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,069
Posted By theWalkinator
With AK90+ kit you actually need to remove EWS...

With AK90+ kit you actually need to remove EWS from the car and attach a chip connector to EPROM chip to read data from EWS and write to transponder. I also saw another tool (European made) can do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,632
Posted By theWalkinator
Only if the key blade is not worn out, my only...

Only if the key blade is not worn out, my only key fob not only had a dead battery, but blade is worn, I had to wiggle the key to open the door each time, so what I end up doing is ordered 2 eBay...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By theWalkinator
Just spot a pre-face lift black e39 M5 on the way...

Just spot a pre-face lift black e39 M5 on the way home, was behind her for couple of miles in stop and go traffic, then I found an opportunity to pass her and got in front of her, that M5 looks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-24-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2,788
Views: 191,388
Posted By theWalkinator
Got ABS module back from BBA Reman, put it back,...

Got ABS module back from BBA Reman, put it back, started the car, trifecta is gone, didn't drive the car yet, but I called BBA Reman and asked what is wrong with my ABS module, the guy told me it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By theWalkinator
Why not try to find a used transmission and the...

Why not try to find a used transmission and the shop may charge you around $1000 to swap out.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,277
Posted By theWalkinator
I got my 2013 X5 50i fixed by dealer in March,...

I got my 2013 X5 50i fixed by dealer in March, the tech told me he need to drop the engine to replace VSS, by doing so, he has to disconnect and drop the steering rack, I was told the left side inner...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By theWalkinator
The newer BMW cars especially with turbo are a...

The newer BMW cars especially with turbo are a lot more complicated, my 2013 X5 V8 engine is a nightmare to fix if something goes wrong, N63 has this valve stem seal issue causing excessive oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,632
Posted By theWalkinator
I ordered 2 eBay key fobs, AK90+, got 2 keys cut,...

I ordered 2 eBay key fobs, AK90+, got 2 keys cut, programmed them my self, for total of $110.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-31-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By theWalkinator
Remove the motor and test it with 12v power...

Remove the motor and test it with 12v power source to see if motor works, this is what happened to my other car (non-BMW) but the same principle applies, when motor is on the regulator, I don't hear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By theWalkinator
Would tinted tail lights be legal? Police might...

Would tinted tail lights be legal? Police might not like that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,788
Views: 191,388
Posted By theWalkinator
Sent you a PM, you need a long shaft (4" long)...

Sent you a PM, you need a long shaft (4" long) T25 screwdriver which made the job a lot easier.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,788
Views: 191,388
Posted By theWalkinator
Replaced headlight adjusters without needing to...

Replaced headlight adjusters without needing to bake opening lens cover or cutting holes, also polished headlights with Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-26-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,788
Views: 191,388
Posted By theWalkinator
Updates: 1. 2nd transmission fluid drain and...

Updates:
1. 2nd transmission fluid drain and fill down
2. ABS bled, still has pressure line code 51, cannot be cleared, so I guess ABS control module is bad after all, need to send out for re-build...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,788
Views: 191,388
Posted By theWalkinator
Just replaced aftermarket taillights with OE LED...

Just replaced aftermarket taillights with OE LED taillights, much better, however, the connector has 6 pins but there are only 5 wires go to taillight per side, what is missing is pin #2 on driver...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,788
Views: 191,388
Posted By theWalkinator
Just replaced aftermarket taillights with OE LED...

Just replaced aftermarket taillights with OE LED taillights, much better, however, the connector has 6 pins but there are only 5 wires go to taillight per side, what is missing is pin #2 on driver...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,788
Views: 191,388
Posted By theWalkinator
Replaced transmission filter, pan gasket and...

Replaced transmission filter, pan gasket and fluid, the car is at 145k miles, the fluid is black of course, the bottom of the tray has a lot of residue, quite dirty. The job isn't difficult to do,...
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