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Old 06-13-2016, 12:02 PM
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Bought 03 4.6is

So...
Yesterday, 03 4.6is with 150000km just came up on craigslist without any pictures.
The owner was saying the car is somewhat drivable, but there is loud engine knock, hence will take any reasonable offer.

As soon as I saw it, yeah.. chain guide is gone... will cost 4-5k to fix and probably owner doesn't what to spend too much money onto it as these cars are money pig if you don't know how to fix yourself.

Anyhow I drove by and it was silver exterior with imola red interior! Body was little dirty but was in good shape. No rust, nothing biggie.
Generally speaking, interior needs alot of love.. I mean really need some LOVE, but nothing has been ripped or burnt, etc..

Grabbed the VIN and found it has every single options except 4 axle air sus.

Hesitated little since with the loud knock, I cannot really test drive it and I didn't want to snap the chain which will cause more damage.

I asked him how much he will take... he told me 1k will do.
Huh?? 1k? Heck, I can sell front/rear and running board and that will make up 1k. ha...

So... I offered him $800.... and... bought the car.

Plan is to revive this car and in the end, sell my current 02 X5 3L.


Here is option sheet.

Vehicle information


Type code FB93

Type X5 4.6IS (USA)

Dev. series E53 ()

Line X

Body type GEFZG

Steering LL

Door count 5

Engine M62/TU

Cubical capacity 4.60

Power 255

Transmision ALLR

Gearbox AUT

Colour TITANSILBER METALLIC (354)

Upholstery TEILLEDER W.N./IMOLAROT (N5IM)

Prod. date 2003-02-26




Order options
No. Description
205 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

328 ALUMINIUM RUNNING BOARD SILL

342 TITAN LINE INTERIOR

386 ROOF RAIL

403 GLAS ROOF, ELECTRIC

417 ROLLER SUNBLIND, REAR SIDE WINDOWS

430 INT/EXT RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-DAZZLE

441 SMOKERS PACKAGE

464 SKIBAG

496 SEAT HEATING FOR REAR SEATS

508 PARK DISTANCE CONTROL (PDC)

521 RAIN SENSOR

548 SPEEDOMETER WITH KILOMETER READING

609 NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL

620 VOICE INPUT SYSTEM

672 CD CHANGER BMW FOR 6 CDS

677 HIFI SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL

691 CD HOLDER

761 INDIVIDUAL SUN PROTECTION GLAZING

818 MAIN BATTERY SWITCH

838 CANADIAN VERSION

896 DAYTIME LIGHTS FUNCTION




Series options
No. Description
216 SERVOTRONIC

220 SELF-LEVELING SUSPENSION

226 SPORTS SUSPENSION SETTINGS

249 MULTI-FUNCTION FOR STEERING WHEEL

255 SPORTS LEATHER STEERING WHEEL

302 ALARM SYSTEM

321 EXTERIOR PARTS IN BODY COLOR

354 GREEN STRIPE WINDSCREEN

459 SEAT ADJUSTM., ELECTR. W. MEMORY

473 ARMREST, FRONT

481 SPORT SEATS F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER

488 LUMBAR SUPPORT DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER

494 SEAT HEATING F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER

502 HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEM

522 XENON LIGHT

533 AIR CONDITIONING FOR REAR

534 AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING

640 CAR TELEPHONE PREPARATION

645 RADIO CONTROL US

775 INDIVIDUAL ROOF-LINING ANTHRACITE

785 WHITE DIRECTION INDICATOR LIGHTS

840 HIGH SPEED SYNCHRONISATION

845 ACOUSTIC BELT WARNING

853 LANGUAGE VERSION ENGLISH

876 RADIO FREQUENCY 315 MHZ

992 NUMBER PLATE ATTACHEMENT MANAGEMENT
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:16 PM
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Wow! Great find. Good luck!
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:54 PM
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Wow, $800 for a 4.6? Nice find! Hopefully it won't cost you too much to get her running properly again! Did it come with any maintenance records?
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:58 PM
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Damn that is a deal!

Part it out and sell me the is trim and Rick Bobby the running boards.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:45 PM
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I may or may not have the RB's covered Josh but thanks

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Old 06-13-2016, 02:34 PM
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I won't be parting it out. Just too much work and don't have enough space for that.
I'll do my best to revive this car.

As for maintenance records, there isn't any..... I didn't expect much either for $800. haha

There are few things wrong with the car that I know so far other than engine.
1. navi works but no radio or CD
2. Side mirror folding not working. worn out gear I suspect
3. PDC not working, couple blown sensor.
4. cracked front windshield.
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:32 PM
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$800 buckaroos with a clean title?

That's a steal!

Kindly post pics.
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Old 06-13-2016, 04:43 PM
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Nice find. I would keep your current x5 and take you time rebuilding the 4.6is. That way you can take you time finding the parts as cheaply as possible.

Hopefully the engine does not need a complete overhaul.
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Nice find....pics please.
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WOOOW! In for pics and progress...
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