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BMW fan/owner of 35yrs and counting: so hello to the X5 Brigade

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BMW fan/owner of 35yrs and counting: so hello to the X5 Brigade

Post by DOD » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:51 pm

Love affair started in with an E21 323i, then E32 735i rare manual with Eibach & Bilstein + Alpinas, next E32 750il and lastly E38 740i with Eibach & Bilstein + SS straight through exhaust.
Had a hankering for an X5 project so I join you now owning an E53 X5 4.6Is sporting all the usual wear problems to be tackled in a time scale yet to be decided.
Been a member of the 7 series register for many years and now look forward as a newbie to X5 discussions with those with experience.

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Post by sapphireblack » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:57 am

:( :hi: you're clearly a hands on kinda guy, unlike me.

E53 is a great machine, had my 4.4 circa ten years and gave the local dealer a lot of my £s to keep it tip top. Rear suspension bushes are a known issue and the V8 thougn lovely will invariably leak oil. Mine had cam cover gaskets twice and timing chain cover gaskets once. A radiator, new door mirrors and a lot more.

I sold the car with around 82k on it having effectively bought it twice. I tried to buy it back more recently but failed. The 4.6 is a nice place to sit when its running as intended 8)

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Post by Raj » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:54 am

Welcome aboard. I've been through many BMW's too and love the E53 4.8is so much I bought a second one a couple of weeks ago lol.

Seems like you aren't adverse to getting your hands dirty which is cool too.

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Post by henrym3 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:56 am

Welcome, I have a 4.6is, owned about 6 years, great machine, once you have the niggles sorted, oil leaks, coolant leaks and electrical gremlins sorted. You have come to the right place to get help and advice, some smart dudes on here who have often pointed me in the right direction. Good luck with your project.

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Post by X5Sport » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:56 pm

Hello and :hi:. Never owned a petrol X car as all mine have been oil burners. Plenty of good info sources and mentors for you on here....
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BMW fan/owner of 35yrs and counting: so hello to the X5 Brigade

Post by Eddy e53 » Wed Oct 26, 2022 8:53 pm

Hi there and welcome new be myself first car bmw 2002 must off had over 20 bmw over the years nicest 735 with those parallel wheels just recently sold my 740 hybrid m sport very fast and rare but to big for misses every time she took it shopping it came back with either a dent or scratch from people hitting it cost me a fortune 10 times I had to call out paint man now back to the old X5 3.0 d sport what have I done just spent 1500 on suspension

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