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All,

Just a quick post to thank all for their inputs.

Front diff oil and transfer case done last night and today- happy days 😃

Will post a longer thread Monday with findings and photos

Cheers all 👍

Need to find next job now.......I’m thinking front suspension rebuild!!!

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transfer Case Oil Change - Advice Please
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:51:21 PM »
Wpoll

No rust - I dream of that ... up here in West Yorkshire stuff rusts in summer!!!

Roll on the weekend- should make more progress tha last weekend

Cheers

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transfer Case Oil Change - Advice Please
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:32:33 PM »
Eh up all,

In way of a brief update , tonight I got home a bit earlier and set about prep for this weekend:-

Car in air
Front wheels off
2.5 hrs latter !!!!!!!!!!

Managed to fight out the 16 yes ( 8 per side only ) rusted solid, no 8 mm Head left , falling apart self tapping  >:( :(screws that hold the two lower steering splash guards  >:( :( :'( :rant:

Talk about a fight, I’ve changed a full set of discs and pads quicker.......

Despite wd40 hex drive sockets wire brush it boiled down to a set of mole grips to shift the little b@#£@ds :rant:

Good news I can now see all the nuts for the steel reinforcement panel, sprayed with wf40 and tested for access with sockets and spanner’s . Reminded myself this is for circa 800ml of diff oil . :))

Put it all back together and now ready for the weekend

If anyone else is trying to do this would recommend preparing the ground I’m hoping it will save me time.

Working on the floor with 3.5 tonne trolley jack certainly doesn’t help, a 4 post would make life a lot easier.

Update on Sunday I hope, if transfer case oil arrives I’ll do the lot.

Thanks to all for their advice so far -invaluable  :thumbup:



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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transfer Case Oil Change - Advice Please
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:35:04 PM »
Kkx5

What’s the chance - Just been looking at this on eBay to see if was ok

Will opt for this given recommendations

Cheers

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: passenger footwell wet
« on: October 15, 2018, 07:47:18 PM »
Eh up,

Have you tested the actual windscreen at all. I am sure I recall reading on here there can be a chance the bonds fail.

Also try the pollen filter drains at the front scuttle to see if it’s tracking from there somehow via the vent system, these drains sometimes get blocked with crud and leaves, soaks in via the pollen micrfilter

Hope you find it I had a leak in the same areas took me a while to track it to the door seal, clearly not where yours is.
good luck

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Newbies section / Re: Newbie E53 Owner
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:44:57 AM »
Edward RW

Welcome - its a great forum with loads of folks with stacks off knowledge which certainly has helped me keep mine on the road.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Steel underengine splash guard
« on: October 15, 2018, 07:38:34 AM »
Sleepyfolk

Cheers i was using the Pelican as a guide on Saturday - thats when it stumped me as no mention of stripping of the inner wing lower steering splash guards !!!!!!!

What a faff with these in the way. I thought they would need to come ff but rather than bust something elected to wait and get some sage advice from the forum ( years of experience cocking up - i must be getting wiser in my old age)

Cheers for the tip on the bolts - assume they are stretch bolts then like a some head gasket ones, at a torque of 56nm plus quarter turn i will see what i think when i strip em out.


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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transfer Case Oil Change - Advice Please
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:13:11 PM »
Eh up

Cheers mate , if I cannot shift the ones in the middle I’ll take the lot off as it’s easier 👍

All this to change 800ml of diff oil !!!! And transfer case

Cheers again

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transfer Case Oil Change - Advice Please
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:48:00 PM »
Wpoll

That’s the badger!

I was trying to shift it yesterday, 3 x plastic push fits holds it to the bottom subframe then 4 xscrews.

Bloody screws are locked solid so will free these off this week and then start a fresh on trying to do the diff next week if I get the screws sorted.

Cheers for all the help- it’s s right faff compared to my Shogun diffs .

Least I know the exact process now 👍

Will post progress next week as it’s not going to beat me.


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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transfer Case Oil Change - Advice Please
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:51:08 AM »
👍

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Steel underengine splash guard
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:50:18 AM »
Wpol

Cracking mate- cheers

I thought you must need to remove the lower splash shields under the arch it had to be the only way I could see.

What a PIA! >:(

I note 4 of them seem to hold the ARB on - any issues with getting this back on once you drop the shield? Or am I wrong?


Thanks again


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General X5 Forum (E53) / Steel underengine splash guard
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:57:06 PM »
Evening all.

Need some help please

Trying to change front diff oil, ( see seperate  post) cannot fathom how to get to the nuts on the reverse of the splash  guard. How the hell do you get to them to drop the guard?

Tried this morning can only guess you need to remove the underwing plastic guards - really? Must be another way?

Can anyone assist?

Really want to sort the oil change,

I know there are 6 bolts and nuts need locking with a spanner from above but how?

Really appreciate any advice

Cheers in advance

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transfer Case Oil Change - Advice Please
« on: October 13, 2018, 06:17:27 PM »
Alan

The big steel guard is correct, two flaps in it , how the hell do you gat a spanner over the top to any of the nuts to hold it!!!

There no access to the nuts ???


I cannot fathom our unless you need to take the inner wing lower plastic shields off surely not ?


Cheers

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transfer Case Oil Change - Advice Please
« on: October 13, 2018, 05:09:59 PM »
Afternoon all,

Right - did the rear diff fluid change no problem, looked like it needed a change from the before and afters pics glad i did it:-

See pics below.

BUT

What the hell do you do to get the front metal splash guard off!!!!!

Choice Yorkshire dialect was used most of the morning !!!!!!

Please tell me you do not need to undo all the drivers side front wing plastic splashguards to get access to the F^&*ing 6  nuts that hold the steel plate on there not even captive and 4 of them hold the ARB on - surely not please

Gave up after pi$$ing around for a hour or so  - it must be simple and im missing the point -  somebody please tell me. ( not happy in case youd not guessed !!!!  :D >:( >:( :(

pics enclosed of spashguard under wing, i take it its the bottom part with 3 push fit plastic riverts and a  few M8 screws i really hope not )

Thanks for anyone input - its stumped me today and got hacked off




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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transfer Case Oil Change - Advice Please
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:19:00 PM »
Alan

I might be wrong here so anyone please correct

As yours is the earlier mechanical transfer case - no electronics I think it might be a light weight ATF Dexron 111. Or try a goofing search on the BMW part no Moose04 quoted - might be a lead to follow up.
Checking my notes I’ve picked this up from somewhere- hopefully someone can confirm.

Good fun this post - learning every day.

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