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Old 10-02-2020, 11:40 AM
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Frankly, i think driving an E53 requires owning a backup BMW or two
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The wife and I feel naked when below 3 BMW's in the driveway. Currently there are 5. At least 2 will be ready to go at any one time.
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:20 PM
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Frankly, i think driving an E53 requires owning a backup car
Absolutely....I have five BMW's with the M54 engine, including 2 E53's.

I think an E53 almost requires a back-up E53...It sure is handy having a few around. A couple of times recently I wasn't sure of a fuse layout behind glovebox or the routing of a vent hose in the engine, so I just walked over to other X5 and had a look.
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Old 10-02-2020, 02:31 PM
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The wife and I feel naked when below 3 BMW's in the driveway. Currently there are 5. At least 2 will be ready to go at any one time.
But the real question is.....

Does your wife know that there are 5 BMW's?

Just asking in case you fall into the pool with that concrete cooler!

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Old 10-03-2020, 01:47 PM
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Yes precisely that disc. Its awesome

Agree with you on your other points as well. Frankly, i think driving an E53 requires owning a backup car
I think BMW ownership in general calls for a backup car

I've been told on a couple separate occasions by the tow truck drivers around here (as I'm getting a tow myself) "Oh yeah we get BMW and Mercedes all the time!"
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At least 2 will be ready to go at any one time.

Im crying, that is funny as hell! 🤣

My wife continues to tell me that I can never get another BMW - ever! And I keep telling her good luck with that. I honestly think Iíll keep my 05 forever and probably add a 2013 5.0i to my collection at some point... yea, I know that have their issue... but EVERY BMW Iíve ever owned, starting with my old 318 has had issues.

But damn they are fun to drive!




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Old 10-03-2020, 02:02 PM
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The wife and I feel naked when below 3 BMW's in the driveway. Currently there are 5. At least 2 will be ready to go at any one time.

Samesies!!!

I try to have 3 on the ready:

His, Hers and a backup so he stops taking hers

current driveway situation




Also...I bought another X5 a week after Swampy

I'm trying to get caught up with posts here before I get going on the black one...but guess who's been taking up my time the last few days

Sometimes I seriously ask myself why I like BMWs....overengineeredgermanmoneydrainingsunofagru mblegrumble

But when they do work....ooooohhhhhh soooooooo niiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!!!!!!
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Im crying, that is funny as hell! 🤣

My wife continues to tell me that I can never get another BMW - ever! And I keep telling her good luck with that. I honestly think Iíll keep my 05 forever and probably add a 2013 5.0i to my collection at some point... yea, I know that have their issue... but EVERY BMW Iíve ever owned, starting with my old 318 has had issues.

But damn they are fun to drive
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LITERALLY just finished typing that

The wife and I both have our "habits" so neither one of us can point the finger at the other without torching ourselves. There's a certain comfort in that...
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Old 10-03-2020, 02:11 PM
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Absolutely....I have five BMW's with the M54 engine, including 2 E53's.

I think an E53 almost requires a back-up E53...It sure is handy having a few around. A couple of times recently I wasn't sure of a fuse layout behind glovebox or the routing of a vent hose in the engine, so I just walked over to other X5 and had a look.
I had an M54 then I went N52 (07 X3) it didn't take long before I realized that M54 is a much better choice for me and currently own:

02 330Ci Convertible
04 325i Wagon
04 X3 3.0
04 X5 3.0
05 X5 3.0
07 X3 3.0 (N52) and now a parts car

Sometimes life gets in the way of wrenching and it sure is nice to be able to look at the "other" one and see where hoses/wiring/bolts/etc are supposed to be if a few days have gone by. I try to remember to take pictures as I go along but there's been many an occasion that the one thing I need to get a good look at isn't clearly visible
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It took me about a week or so to clean and FULLY dry out the carpet.

I used a combination of Super Clean at 5:1 and a set of Amazon drill brushes for the bulk of the carpet cleaning and aside from one stain that is exactly under the passenger seat everything else came out.

All of the removable carpeted panels were also scrubbed clean as well as the plastic trim pieces with Super Clean at 10:1.

I normally use Lexol to deal with the leather, but these seats were filthy and the Lexol cleaner wasn't very effective so everything was scrubbed clean with Super Clean 10:1 and then followed up with Lexol leather conditioner.

Now that it's all said and done, I can't figure out what the hell I did with the progress pictures I took with the carpet out. That's why I get for trying to "organize". Maybe they'll turn up, but until they do here's some pictures of everything back together.

The lighter spots is the sunlight

















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