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Old 12-30-2018, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by bcredliner View Post
An option. A couple of pictures of QTP oval cutout install. No problems with sealing or the motors over about three years which can be a problem with some brands. Was able to install the equal length from exhaust manifolds. Installed the switch in console with other controls.
Yep, seen your setup and it was one of the reasons I went with cutouts on mine. I went the way I did as I wanted to bypass the resonator and let the Dinan mufflers do their thing. I can not stand dumps. The drone and vibration of having the exhaust exit under the floor pan always bothers me.

I'm wishing I had just cutout the resonator and done an X pipe though as I never close the cutouts. I think I've closed them three times... maybe.

December 9, 2018

- Spent a couple of hours degreasing the engine. Now it looks clean and shiny... and most importantly, dry. Used a couple of cans of brake clean and some purple power. Wish I had taken an after picture. ~$10

- Dropped the oil that the dealership put in as it was causing leaking at a number of seals. Drained the filter housing but did not put in a new filter.
Filled truck with a temporary mix of Castrol dino 20w50, AT205, and Lucas oil stabilizer. ~$80.00

December 15, 2018

- Gave the X5 a bath. Also cleaned the front and rear end of the X5 in preparation for body kit install. I didn't want to put clean parts over dirty parts. Plus the access to everything was just too tempting. $0.00

December 28-29, 2018

- Fitted the aero kit front bumper that came back from the painter. This is a very fiddly affair and requires trimming a good portion of the brake ducts to clear. Test fitted it over a dozen times to get fitment as good as possible. The side mounting tabs are broken as is common from people pulling on the sides of the bumper without releasing the clips from the backside. Looks pretty good after all the fitting and fiddling though and I'm happy with it. Can't wait for the rest of the kit to come back, getting anxious to drive this thing again. Plus need to get it inspected and renew registration. It expires the 31st. $0.00

2005 X5 4.4i Build 04/05 Maintenance/Build Log
Nav, Pano, Sport (Purchased 06/14 w/ 109,000 miles) (Sold 8/15 w/121,000 miles)

2006 X5 4.8is Build 11/05 Maintenance/Build Log
Nav, DSP, Pano, Running Boards, OEM Tow Hitch, Cold Weather Pckg (Purchased 08/15 w/ 90,500 miles)

2010 X5 35d Build 02/10
Nav, HiFi, 6 DVD, Sports Pckg, Cold Weather Pckg, HUD, CAS, Running Boards, Leather Dash, PDC, Pano (Purchased 03/17 w/ 136,120 miles)
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