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X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:06 pm

Well this should be fun.

No Haters please, yes they are a soft-roader... but how much we will see...

So I picked up my BMW X5 2001 got it cheap as it has water contamination in the Transmission, & Trans oil in the coolant..
Mmm nice messy job..

So jack & tools out & lets Get into it,

has taken about 40lt of trans oil to flush it out. started by removing the pan & filter, replaced filter & reinstalled clean pan, Removed cooler & put feed line in bucket & the return hooked up to bottle & pump of fresh oil, ended up with pan & filter off, huge bucket under the trans & flexi pipe to the pickup straight into fresh oil container, now seems quite clean, and gone for new air cooler,

As for the coolant, stripped the radiator out, will replaced with manual one so it doesn't have the extra outlet for the cooler. pulled all hoses, expansion tank etc & cleaned with hot water & persil. flushed the motor with hot water from hose, after it was quite clean fitted it back together & ran it on water & persil (tuff on grease but low suds & gentle enough for clothes) then short trips round the block with water flush in-between, until clean water is all that drains out, only then it it gets the antifreeze,

Only now up to real test drive to see if trans has survived, then we can get onto the fun stuff. watch this space..
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:09 pm

Photo 35 min after unloading from tow truck.

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby basics » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:30 pm

should be interesting
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby mudsurfv6 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:23 pm

1bad4x wrote:they are a soft-roader... but how much we will see...


1bad4x wrote: then we can get onto the fun stuff. watch this space..


so whats the plan? simexs, lift, winch, exo........... :D
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:35 pm

Already have winch, ruvna 9500 with competition gears.
Main list....
winch/bull bar
lift
33x12.5 on 20's
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby fh2014 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:54 am

this is different, would be a real challenge. should be fun :D

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Postby Crawlerer79 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:33 am

Now this sounds interesting....
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:39 pm

Minor Update,
Trans Oil cooler installed, Test drive round the block, all seem's good.....
Tomorrow will get out for a good drive... fingers crossed.

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:51 pm

Slow progress, Been for a few good drives & Trans seems to be Ok. phew, I Still don't full trust it But it's looking promising!

Some Pic's from before I got my Hands on it. Had to use the sellers pictures as the first photo I took was in pieces...

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:52 pm

Fun times ahead,

Some toys have arrived..

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Postby BlakeNZ » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:16 pm

what motor do you have, the petrol 3 litre 6 cyl,or 4.4 or 4.8 V8? or the diesel?

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Postby 1bad4x » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:06 pm

4.4 V8 would have liked the 4.8 but the 4.4 is still a V8 & parts are more abundant.
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Postby 1bad4x » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:24 pm

A small peek at some progress today.

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Postby 1bad4x » Mon May 15, 2017 12:04 pm

Well that was a little depressing...
After the trans behaving soo well for as long as it did I had got my hopes up.. Then reverse had other ideas,
Water & k's have killed it.
New one has arrived so mission for this week is to install...
Finished my 1st ever full wrap. imho she is looking the part.
Wheels & tyres on, minimal rubbing, need spacers as there is no poke at all. got 25mm rear & 20mm fronts. still waiting on the rears to come from Germany. had a little trimming to the front inner guard may need more when the spacers go on..
Dropped the template for the lift kit the engineer should be ready by the end of this week, found I can trick the rear airbags to allow me to set the height I want, and just about to the mm.

So the build is progressing well.

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby fh2014 » Mon May 15, 2017 6:30 pm

did you have a trans temp gauge on it ?

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Postby NJV6 » Mon May 15, 2017 6:53 pm

:D
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Mon May 15, 2017 7:12 pm

Na,
Did the feel test on the pipes to the cooler, although quite warm, could hold them. so wasn't roasting.
have & am thinking about it just to know,
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:17 pm

Well has been a while since last update.

So before I got to installing new trans, she developed a timing chain rattle....

So over the last few weeks I have
Been sic with cold, Had a infected tooth pulled.
but on the car...
Pulled the front & done the timing chain guides, (learning on the fly)
Pulled the trans & installed new (again learning on the fly)
Test drive today...

Still waiting on lift kit (engineer lost sheet with details)

Wheels & tyres fitted, still have minor rub lift may fix that.
Full wrap fist time I have done a full wrap.
just ordered a BlueDriver scanner as that gives on the fly info, so should be able to monitor all sorts & no need for gauges.

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby Clint » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:11 am

Wow, wouldn't have picked you'd fit a set of 33's on one of those without some very major mods! Will be interesting to see how it goes. It'll certainly look badass :twisted:

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:12 pm

So today she has had some surgery on her rear end, Gone from a J lo ass to a Gal Gadot
Departure angle has gone from a very unimpressive 28 degrees to a better 43 degrees & this is before the lift kit...


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Re: X5 Project.

Postby mudsurfv6 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:20 pm

Nothing wrong with just lo's ass, on her. :D :roll:

Looking good, gonna be interesting where this ends up.
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Postby 1bad4x » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:27 pm

mudsurfv6 wrote:Nothing wrong with just lo's ass, on her.


Maybe, just not on the back of a offroader.
I prefer Gal's but this could take the topic in a different direction.... :lol:
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Postby BlakeNZ » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:52 pm

i guess you will lose some of that 43 Degrees when you put a tow hitch socket on?
Did you know who Gal Gadot was prior to the wonderwoman role? She has acted in quite a few things, but i never took notice till the wonderwoman role.

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Postby 1bad4x » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:25 pm

BlakeNZ wrote:i guess you will lose some of that 43 Degrees when you put a tow hitch socket on?
Did you know who Gal Gadot was prior to the wonderwoman role? She has acted in quite a few things, but i never took notice till the wonderwoman role.


Took me about 5 min in to Wonder Woman to work out Han's girl from Fast N Furious

wont loose any, got new detachable tow bar, & going to mod it so the bottom of the receiver will be same height as the bottom of the bumper. it has 12 bolts to attach it to the truck will swap most out for high tensile. it also attaches to the chassis rails. will also beef it up & get Recovery Hitch with 5ton Bow Shackle.
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby BlakeNZ » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:20 pm

"chassis"? (insert raised eyebrow here) :) I know what you mean.
What does your X5 have in terms of traction devices (eg lsd in rear, open diffs but with traction control etc)?

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Postby geckoadventure » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:43 am

Wow going to be watching this build.

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Postby 1bad4x » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:07 pm

BlakeNZ wrote:"chassis"? (insert raised eyebrow here) :) I know what you mean.
What does your X5 have in terms of traction devices (eg lsd in rear, open diffs but with traction control etc)?


Open diffs, Hill decent button & electric traction... this model was built when BMW was in bed with Range Rover so it had the benefit of Rover's off road experience.

If I end up going nuts.... It's been known to happen,
1st I would swap the transfer box with a RR to get the low range & I think centre lock. (Would need to research 1st)
not sure if there is a LSD avail so may go a N.Z.I.G. lokker (Unlikely though)
My other thoughts, get a 400+hp 760i donor & turn in to a 2wd race truck.
For now will just enjoy as is, even if it is bad enough to make driving shiny runs a challenge.
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Re: X5 Project.

Postby 1bad4x » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:01 pm

Weekend update.

Lifted, had to go a bit less that hoped as the cv's would bind a little when wheel lifted.. so was abot 40mm front & 45mm rear.

Got trans temp gauge fitted & she's running nice & cool, even in stationary traffic.

Got the tow-bar modified & Recovery Hitch fitted.
Ended up with 8x m8 & 4x m10 high tensile & 6 factory bolts holding it all in place, so should be quite strong...

Just got to get the Exhaust finished & thats the rear sorted.

Ordered winch bar only to find its on 4 week back order :( gutted..

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Re: X5 Project.

Postby BlakeNZ » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:06 pm

wow! didn't think anyone would make a winch bar for a X5. you will lose some of your 40mm front lift

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Postby 1bad4x » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:38 pm

BlakeNZ wrote:wow! didn't think anyone would make a winch bar for a X5. you will lose some of your 40mm front lift


Your right no one does, Going Xrox for a ford ranger, will need some mods to fit & work. sim shape & width so hopefully it's just the mounting that needs work.
lucky that being a 2001 I don't need to have AirBag proven bar,

& yea will loose a bit, was governed by the working angle of the CV's height is one thing but binding CV's when wheel/s lifted is a very bad bad thing.. hopefully wont loose to much..
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