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Old 04-14-2022, 03:23 PM
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String of GOOD LUCK

I got my trifecta fixed and now Im coming up on a thousand mile
marker. No dash lights, no leaks, no drips, no problems.
Very excited to feel confident in the E53 again.
A new car wash opened. Signed up for unlimited washes for 3 months.

I got the best looking X5 in Texas!!!!,

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Old 04-14-2022, 05:34 PM
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Always feels good. Congrats. I'm on borrowed time, and I can't believe I'm even putting this into the universe... but my E53 hasn't seen an error light in years.
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Dude, you're just asking for trouble with a post like this. The car is already plotting how it's going to strand you in the worst possible way.
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Old 04-14-2022, 06:56 PM
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I was thinking the same but he's already kinda dealt with some worst case crap and has the best resource on earth to find and fix problems.
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Old 04-14-2022, 07:28 PM
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I got the best looking X5 in Texas!!!!,


What was fixed?
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Old 04-15-2022, 12:08 PM
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I got my trifecta fixed and now Im coming up on a thousand mile
marker. No dash lights, no leaks, no drips, no problems.
Very excited to feel confident in the E53 again.
A new car wash opened. Signed up for unlimited washes for 3 months.

I got the best looking X5 in Texas!!!!,

GREG
How do you know? You haven't seen mine.
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Old 04-19-2022, 02:21 AM
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Public car washes/automatic car washes are a great way to ruin your paint fast.
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Old 04-19-2022, 10:26 AM
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Public car washes/automatic car washes are a great way to ruin your paint fast.
That's a myth perpetuated by the detailing products community and the enthusiast community has bought it. I used to say it. Now I regularly use tunnel washes on our daily driver f15 (like 4-5 times per week) and even Red occasionally gets washed at a self serve. Just don't use a brush that some mud bogger used and it's fine.

A once a year polish removes any imperfections put in by public washes. Ours are ceramic coated as well so that helps too. But with 6 cars... I'm not hand washing each one with the 2 bucket method. I'd be there all weekend.
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Old 04-19-2022, 10:37 AM
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My personal experience matches this. I remember from the 80s seeing swirl marks in cars supposedly from auto car wash machines, but on my personal cars I've never experienced this.
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Old 04-19-2022, 11:00 AM
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I have had my X5 washed at a commercial car wash since I bought it off the showroom floor. Paint looks like new. No ceramic, I wax it every six months.
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