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Old 08-15-2019, 03:43 PM
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I live at 6700 ft, so I'm sure the 3.0 struggles a bit more for me than if at low elevation. That said, we rarely drag the camper out in the mountains. We're usually going to lower elevations for better Jet Skiing.

BMW really got the transmission tuning right on this vehicle. The engine seems more powerful than it is because the trans adapts very quickly to avoid bogging down. My wife's E83 they didn't get quite as "right".

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Old 08-15-2019, 05:11 PM
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I would never take my pre-xdrive X on the beach though! Three open diffs is just asking for trouble on sand.

I've driven up sand hills at maybe 10į slope never had a problem with 01. I wouldn't try without working abs/DSC though.
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:11 AM
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At 134,386 added one quart of Mobil 1 0w-40. 1,300 miles after last adding a quart and 3,758 after last oil change.

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Hit one too many potholes in NYC. Thought I broke my suspicion as the vibrations were pretty sudden and annoying. My rim now spins in a figure 8, like a bicycle wheel with bad spokes.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:31 AM
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I used these guy a few weeks ago, dropped off all four staggered alloys for inspection (along with a new set of Vred Ultrac Vortis). ARS re-trued two wheels.

One front had a .035 "flat spot" over ~ 30 deg (on the barrel side), and one rear had a .03 hop (on the barrel side).

I bought the wheels used ~8 years ago, had to road force balance to get them drivable, then do a side to side swap during install on X to find the "best" direction of rotation. They were tweaked before I got them.

ARS did a spin balance (no road force) post repair, the wheels are vibration free at speeds over 100mph now.

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I would bet NYC has a few good wheel repair shops, I'm surprised you aren't on a first name basis with a few, driving a 2.5 ton vehicle on 20s with small sidewall tires in NY.
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Installed a replacement nav screen. Damaged one of the ribbon cables in the process. Screen is good now, but nothing works. Ordered replacement ribbon cables. Should be here in a week.
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Old 08-18-2019, 01:58 PM
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At 134,386 added one quart of Mobil 1 0w-40. 1,300 miles after last adding a quart and 3,758 after last oil change.

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Time to inspect your CCV system.

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Old 08-18-2019, 04:15 PM
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Replaced the front ball joints, tension struts, lower control arms, and sway bar links on my 03 4.6is. Car pulls to the left after the work. Went to firestone shop and did 4 wheel alignment. Now driving perfect and seems to float a bit on air when going over bumps on the road.

Super smooth and the steering wheel shakes during parking lot maneuvers have all but disappeared.
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question on 2003 bmw x5 4.4

i turn on my ac and some days its cold right off the bat and some days it takes like 10 mins of drving to get it to blow cold? any ideas what it is?

pcv valve how hard its to change? looks orange and i need to take of beauty covers on valves and engine bay? saw a few videos seems easy

i also bought rear diff fluid and transfer case fluid i dont see leaks but after long trips
i hear weird noise going from park to drive or drive to reverse ? any body hear this noise as well?
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I used these guy a few weeks ago, dropped off all four staggered alloys for inspection (along with a new set of Vred Ultrac Vortis). ARS re-trued two wheels.

One front had a .035 "flat spot" over ~ 30 deg (on the barrel side), and one rear had a .03 hop (on the barrel side).

I bought the wheels used ~8 years ago, had to road force balance to get them drivable, then do a side to side swap during install on X to find the "best" direction of rotation. They were tweaked before I got them.

ARS did a spin balance (no road force) post repair, the wheels are vibration free at speeds over 100mph now.

https://arswheelrepair.com/

I would bet NYC has a few good wheel repair shops, I'm surprised you aren't on a first name basis with a few, driving a 2.5 ton vehicle on 20s with small sidewall tires in NY.
Letís just say Iíve been pulled over a few times for looking like I was driving drunk. I was literally avoiding potholes Officer.

Yea I am going to call a few shops. See what they say. I have never had the wheel bend this way. Usually barrel bends, and those I know can be fixed. This is a bend at the hub. Shit. This one feels like it will sting.
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