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Old 03-09-2019, 10:28 AM
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sweet snow pics. those are some serious tires!! thanks for sharing
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:25 AM
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Gosh, all that money for those fixes? I do all the repairs myself - gawd, I owe myself a lot of money Amazing winter pics you got there!
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:10 AM
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Titz looking X, even if it is/may become like owning an old boat, cost-wise...

Serious azz tire set. Exc snow driving pics, cool stable!

These older E53s are like an addiction. I know, our '01 is getting a little long in the tooth, and tired.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:22 AM
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I visited the mechanic. They say the threads in the camshaft bearing caps are messed up, likely from a previous owner/mechanic over tightening them. They are now on the hunt for replacement camshaft bearing caps from a M62 engine. They think they're the same on a 4.4 and 4.6 engine.
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:39 PM
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Always get at least two quotes.
I second this and HUGELY recommend Vitek's Autowerks (39th Ave and 2st NE) All ex BMW dealership guys. And NOT schysters like Shenni is.

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Sometimes its a rough ride, sometimes its smooth motorin'.
Sometimes she doesnt like how i treat her and sometimes i dont like how she behaves.
BUT at the end of the day, she loves it when I am inside her.

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Old 03-22-2019, 11:21 AM
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I'll check out Vitek next time. The work is done, bill paid, my cc is on fire. Happy to have the car back in my hands. Steering/front suspension feels amazing now. The timing chain guides were quite worn (they said), so it was about time to replace the timing chain anyway.

But, they found the battery safety terminal (cable) has been arcing (part of the red plastic around the cable is melted). The BMW repair kit is over $500 so i'm going to look into getting a replacement off a junkyard X5.
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