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Old 11-10-2020, 02:08 PM
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I agree, we need more of a insert/check off problems = here are your posting related to your issue(s). Solution in a box type of format. But unfortunately, the lack of postings and readers leave us with a few die hards and newbies as the content makers.
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Old 11-11-2020, 02:28 PM
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That's a great idea a sticky thread with a list for newbies and links to the corresponding thread with the topic covered
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I agree, we need more of a insert/check off problems = here are your posting related to your issue(s). Solution in a box type of format. But unfortunately, the lack of postings and readers leave us with a few die hards and newbies as the content makers.
I looked around a few forums before I settled here because it seems to be the most active by far.

On a regular day I notice there is well over a 100 people browsing the e53 forum. Usually closer to 200.

Seems like there's a lot of more interest here than the newer Xs
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That's a great idea a sticky thread with a list for newbies and links to the corresponding thread with the topic covered
I agree with the stickies

On many of the forums that I frequent they'll have several stickies starting with an FAQ.

I don't know why there isn't any of that here, seems like there's been plenty of time.

Maybe if someone is friendly with the moderators we can spruce the place up a bit?
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Old 11-12-2020, 10:38 AM
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Look up top on the forum and see and clink on ARTICLES. They have never been updated to my knowledge in the past years so there are more hidden away in postings all over the board. It would however make for a good Data content deep dive for the admins.
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The Blue ones are always FASTER....

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2002 M5 TiSilver
2003 525iT
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2004 325XiT Sport
1973 De Tomaso Pantera, L Model
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 4 sp Alpine White
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 4 sp GoManGo Green
1971 Dart Sport, “Dart Light” package
1969 Road Runner 383
1968 Ply Barracuda 340S FB Sea-foam Green
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Old 11-13-2020, 01:27 PM
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Man that reminds me of the Friendly Giant

look up waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up!

In all my years of lurking in forums I have never seen anything placed there.

Maybe it's just me but that's definitely not where I would even consider looking. I would expect it to be at the top of the subforum I'm currently in like...


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Old 11-13-2020, 02:34 PM
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The great news is that the X5 E53 shares the same engine, engine management, body part complexity as the E39 so what works on one works on all. So hit up the other forums for testing, repair solutions etc.
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The Blue ones are always FASTER....

Current Garage:
2005 X5 4.8is
2002 M5 TiSilver
2003 525iT
1998 528i
Former Garage Stable Highlights
2004 325XiT Sport
1973 De Tomaso Pantera, L Model
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 4 sp Alpine White
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 4 sp GoManGo Green
1971 Dart Sport, “Dart Light” package
1969 Road Runner 383
1968 Ply Barracuda 340S FB Sea-foam Green
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Old 11-13-2020, 03:48 PM
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The great news is that the X5 E53 shares the same engine, engine management, body part complexity as the E39 so what works on one works on all. So hit up the other forums for testing, repair solutions etc.
Sure you could go somewhere else...but I'm at Xoutpost with an X. They should have me covered

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That's a great line. I'll remember that. The problem with search is that more often than not it's very difficult to find the right search phrase, and a newbie is always a newbie doesn't matter if they bought x5 2020 or 2010. Many many people really did zero maintenance on their own car because they had a virtually zero maintenance car or one that was not cost prohibitive to bring to a shop so buying used X5 they are quickly getting up to speed on the necessity of DIY.

Since the day I bought mine, I tell oeoe that I budget $100/mo for upkeep and do all the maintenance myself to keep under budget. It's not a car for somebody that can't DIY.
This is Truth. I have 3 years of receipts from the PO totaling $30k to the dealer for maintenance. Who can afford $10k per year in maintenance? And why would you, even if you could?
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Old 11-16-2020, 12:17 PM
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I learned from my dad eons ago better to buy the specially tool than hire the guy who has one, in most cases you break even on the first job. It was far far more difficult to repair a car before the internet
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