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Old 11-07-2018, 06:49 PM
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Cross-country #roadtripusa

My wife & I along with youngest daughter are driving the ‘03 3.0 E53 from MD to my son stationed at NAS Lemoore. Day 5 & currently between Albuquerque & Flagstaff; going to Grand Canyon tomorrow. So far, so good! Past 200k last night.Name:  IMG_5496.JPG
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Surprised you didnt take the E70 diesel, those things are a beast on highway drives!
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Surprised you didnt take the E70 diesel, those things are a beast on highway drives!


I would have loved to but the reason for this trip is to relocate the E53 to our son in CA. We’re flying back home after dropping it off.

I’ve done 4 round-trips of 800mi in the E70 diesel thus far & am very glad I upgraded.


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Yeah i had an E70 diesel for a few months, they are nice vehicles. Just stay on top of the diesel maintenance and they should last a very long time. They also have extended warranty on some major parts up to 100-120k miles or something last i read.
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The battery is no longer holding a charge. We need to find a replacement between Barstow and Fresno. Any suggestions?


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The battery is no longer holding a charge. We need to find a replacement between Barstow and Fresno. Any suggestions?


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Find a Walmart, Costco, O'reilly, AutoZone, or Pepboys. The first 2 being your cheapest options while the last 3 are almost guaranteed to have what you need in stock.
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Well, we thought Battery Mart in Apple Valley was on the way, but not so much. Only set us back 2.5hrs, but new battery installed.

Yesterday we changed the oil together at the auto hobby shop on base & my son got her all cleaned up. #roadtrip mission accomplished, new home!



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Did you stop by Winslow, AZ? My first X5 made the trip from OC to NC a few times...
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Did you stop by Winslow, AZ?

Sweet! I could get used to this in the X35D, love the scenery. Didn’t stop in Winslow, but we seriously thought about re-routing onto Rt66 in AZ, though that’s when we were dealing with the bad battery & a 9hr leg. I really wouldn’t mind doing it again, but not for a few months.



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