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Old 02-09-2018, 01:19 PM
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My particular purchase of a 4.6 new had nothing to do with a warranty. I turned in a leased daily driver and wanted another. I went to the dealer looking for a full size sedan, it was on the floor, love at first site. Certainly a new car warranty is very comforting. I was not new to DIY at the time and as soon as the warranty expired it was DIY time. I hate turning it over to the dealer for fear someone will take it for a testing joyride or damaging it.

I don't understand why anyone's reasoning for purchase, DIY experience or budget is ever an issue. Just as in your case there is no way to know and just as there is no way for you to know if contributions are ever worthwhile to consider. If someone comes here for help we should try to help them make an informed decision. Their course of action taken should be of no concern. When I started modding cars I was way over my head, bought used stuff, had very limited tools. First engine I pulled was with a chain fall hooked to an apple tree limb, 2X4s for jack stands, bumper jack to lift it. The good ol' days were not that good. Any input I got was from friends that got their hands dirty with me. There were many times they thought I was nuts but they were still there to help.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:07 PM
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How did I know that it was upallnight that derailed this thread?

Don't let his negativity get you down. All he does is talk shit
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:47 PM
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How did I know that it was upallnight that derailed this thread?

Don't let his negativity get you down. All he does is talk shit
If you call talking from experience, shit I guess, people should just listen to Cliff Claven like you who don't know anything other than typing on a keyboard on how to fix a car.

Here's one of your posting on a subject you have absolutely no knowledge about, but added your worthless 2 cents.

https://xoutpost.com/1108109-post17.html

People can read the entire post and see that I provided factual info instead of the proverbial Shit.

I have helped many noobs on this forum as well as local BMW owners in my area fix their BMW without any monetary gain. Just because I don't speak glowingly of the brand doesn't mean that I am negative. I just happen to speak the truth.
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:00 PM
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If you call talking from experience, shit I guess, people should just listen to Cliff Claven like you who don't know anything other than typing on a keyboard on how to fix a car.

Here's one of your posting on a subject you have absolutely no knowledge about, but added your worthless 2 cents.

https://xoutpost.com/1108109-post17.html

People can read the entire post and see that I provided factual info instead of the proverbial Shit.

I have helped many noobs on this forum as well as local BMW owners in my area fix their BMW without any monetary gain. Just because I don't speak glowingly of the brand doesn't mean that I am negative. I just happen to speak the truth.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:33 PM
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Easy solution. Sell e70 buy e53 use the extra money to repair e53. /done.


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Took 6 months to buy the last e53. Im to lazy to go through that again.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:45 PM
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First thing I do when I buy a vehicle is find a forum that covers it.

If I like the vehicle enough I join the forum.

If I enjoy talking about the vehicle I stay.

If I like the people AND enjoy the vehicle I participate and try to make friends, help others and have a good time.

ALL of the forums I have been a member on have those that have a canned "Use the search" or other not particularly enticing to new member types. I try each time to just answer the questions if I know the answer or work with the person find the answer if I don't know the answer.

The way I look at it with the use the search types is if that was a good answer then why not just close all forums after they have been open for a few years since everything has been asked at least once before. What fun would that be.

That engagement a new member gets with getting his question answered by a member is what makes them feel welcome and makes them want to stay and help if they can later. Telling everyone to just search for the answer is about as welcoming as slamming the door in their face.

On the income level part.. I could care less if your rich or poor as long as your someone that enjoys the vehicles the forum is about.

I find the money challenged to be a bit more hands on with their rides and thus far more knowledgeable about how to actually work on their cars. If you need to send your vehicle to an indy or a dealership all the time I kind of pity you since your missing out on a very fun part of owning the vehicle. But to each their own.
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:18 AM
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The E53 is not in any way a car for poor people - it breaks more often than any car I've owned or run since 1990, and the parts ain't exactly cheap. I've been through the anguish of using non-OEM shocks which also don't have any sort of warranty like the originals, and now face having to replace both fronts again. Since the last OEM replacements. There's a bunch of other stuff I can feel starting to fail - engine mount vibration, push-rods need looking at, slow AC leak and a little smoke after a long idle, so it's not plain sailing.

It's a blissful, amazing car to drive; I won't sell mine ever cos it is pretty much a legend on the road (the backside view is enough), but financially it's quite a b*tch to own and run as a daily driver. I'm already nostalgic about it
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:11 AM
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Guess I need to take my poor Mcdonald hating ass somewhere else. How dare us newbs ask of ways to fix our busted ass horseless carriages.

I get that there are some "special" people, but geez you're basically saying anyone that buys a used Bimmer is poor and stupid. And to have the audacity to post on here, well let's just stone them all! Guess this needs to be a silent forum. No X5 peasants allowed!
Never said that anyone that buys a used BMW is poor or stupid. I'm just stating that a lot of new owners never owned a BMW before and now that the value of the car has dropped to the point that they are affordable to more people they see their chance of owning an old BMW instead of a later model car with less mileage and perhaps a warranty. They assume a BMW is engineered better and made better. They aren't aware of potentially costly repairs like a rebuild for the problematic ZF trans in the V8. This trans is also used in Jaguar and Land Rover and they also suffer the same fate. Part of this problem is attributed to BMW marketing that the ATF is lifetime so ATF fluid change is not a part of their FREE maintenance program for new buyers. They don't care if the trans blows up on the 3rd or 4th owners because by that time the warranty on the BMW is over.

Before you go and crucify me why don't you go and read some of my 5900+ posts. You will see that I have given answers to many of the problems that BMW owners post on this forum.
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:53 AM
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First thing I do when I buy a vehicle is find a forum that covers it.

If I like the vehicle enough I join the forum.

If I enjoy talking about the vehicle I stay.

If I like the people AND enjoy the vehicle I participate and try to make friends, help others and have a good time.

ALL of the forums I have been a member on have those that have a canned "Use the search" or other not particularly enticing to new member types. I try each time to just answer the questions if I know the answer or work with the person find the answer if I don't know the answer.

The way I look at it with the use the search types is if that was a good answer then why not just close all forums after they have been open for a few years since everything has been asked at least once before. What fun would that be.

That engagement a new member gets with getting his question answered by a member is what makes them feel welcome and makes them want to stay and help if they can later. Telling everyone to just search for the answer is about as welcoming as slamming the door in their face.

On the income level part.. I could care less if your rich or poor as long as your someone that enjoys the vehicles the forum is about.

I find the money challenged to be a bit more hands on with their rides and thus far more knowledgeable about how to actually work on their cars. If you need to send your vehicle to an indy or a dealership all the time I kind of pity you since your missing out on a very fun part of owning the vehicle. But to each their own.
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