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Old 08-04-2021, 05:42 PM
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10cm I think you measured the circumference. 10/3.14=3.185

3.2cm=1.26 in sounds about right
Yep circumference.

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Old 08-05-2021, 01:18 AM
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Yep circumference.



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I gave up on math when the alphabet got involved.

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Old 08-06-2021, 08:29 AM
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Straight math is better. The X5 now has a book where only addition is used.
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Old 08-06-2021, 02:37 PM
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you forgot the costs involved

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Straight math is better. The X5 now has a book where only addition is used.
Don't overlook the subtractions made to your bank account while adding to the project book.

I've only owned my X5 for <3 months, and driven it <50 miles, but I've spent $$$ on the "little" things:
  • panel fasteners & pry tools,
  • more metric tools (needed for anticipated use on X5, not needed on other cars),
  • specialty fan removal wrenches (not used),
  • everything else needed to convert it to an electric fan (including using a dedicated smartphone to accurately monitor coolant temperatures),
  • basic seat covers (to protect original leather seats) & floormats,
  • light bulbs & lenses (license plate lights),
  • replacement intake tube replacement,
  • headlight renewal kit,
  • (unbent) tow hook,
  • basic necessities for any of my vehicles (fire extinguisher, worklight/flashlight,
  • spare fuses & fan relay,
  • onboard basic toolkit (including scan-tool with BMW programming added),
  • extra coolant and oil onboard,
  • registration and insurance costs (not needed on the Chevelle drag car I traded),
  • and so on....

The previous owner had just gotten finished with major renewals/overhauls of cooling, suspension, engine (including Vanos , timing chain & guides), and driveline systems, that I shouldn't have to do again for awhile. It drives great, and there are no obvious items to renew quite yet. He just neglected to button-up loose panels and touch-up worn interior pieces before he traded it to me. The viscous fan noise didn't seem to be noticeable to him, but I'm more sensitive to those sounds, so it was replaced almost immediately.

Perhaps the BMW gods will smile on me, for intentionally asking for this X5, over newer/more capable offroad/cheaper to fix Jeeps that were available. I always wanted a BMW since the '70s, and this might've been my last chance to have one (at 70+).
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Old 08-06-2021, 03:02 PM
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Don't overlook the subtractions made to your bank account while adding to the project book.

I've only owned my X5 for <3 months, and driven it <50 miles, but I've spent $$$ on the "little" things:
  • panel fasteners & pry tools,
  • more metric tools (needed for anticipated use on X5, not needed on other cars),
  • specialty fan removal wrenches (not used),
  • everything else needed to convert it to an electric fan (including using a dedicated smartphone to accurately monitor coolant temperatures),
  • basic seat covers (to protect original leather seats) & floormats,
  • light bulbs & lenses (license plate lights),
  • replacement intake tube replacement,
  • headlight renewal kit,
  • (unbent) tow hook,
  • basic necessities for any of my vehicles (fire extinguisher, worklight/flashlight,
  • spare fuses & fan relay,
  • onboard basic toolkit (including scan-tool with BMW programming added),
  • extra coolant and oil onboard,
  • registration and insurance costs (not needed on the Chevelle drag car I traded),
  • and so on....

The previous owner had just gotten finished with major renewals/overhauls of cooling, suspension, engine (including Vanos , timing chain & guides), and driveline systems, that I shouldn't have to do again for awhile. It drives great, and there are no obvious items to renew quite yet. He just neglected to button-up loose panels and touch-up worn interior pieces before he traded it to me. The viscous fan noise didn't seem to be noticeable to him, but I'm more sensitive to those sounds, so it was replaced almost immediately.

Perhaps the BMW gods will smile on me, for intentionally asking for this X5, over newer/more capable offroad/cheaper to fix Jeeps that were available. I always wanted a BMW since the '70s, and this might've been my last chance to have one (at 70+).
That's not much at all. Sounds like with all the recent work done to it you got a good truck. Shouldn't be much going wrong with it in the near future. Nothing major anyway. There's always small stuff.
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Old 08-06-2021, 04:11 PM
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Price of 1 metal ziptie: $0.01

Satisfaction of repairing an intermittent brakelight fault: Priceless.
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Old 08-06-2021, 04:17 PM
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One of my earliest repairs. My version was cut off the melted plastic bumps and replace with self tapping screws with metal spacers under so no more melting
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Old 08-06-2021, 04:21 PM
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One of my earliest repairs. My version was cut off the melted plastic bumps and replace with self tapping screws with metal spacers under so no more melting
Great idea! I'm gonna save this for my next braklight repair!
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Old 08-06-2021, 07:13 PM
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Price of 1 metal ziptie: $0.01

Satisfaction of repairing an intermittent brakelight fault: Priceless.
So true...

I found the sure-fire fix for this problem is a good silver solder applied to BOTH the bulb holder tags and the steel contacts on the tail light. Seems to work better than the other "fixes" I've tried....
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Old 08-06-2021, 08:12 PM
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[QUOTE=workingonit;1207952]Don't overlook the subtractions made to your bank account while adding to the project book.

Don't forget the DIVISIONs when we spend hours on end with our heads under a hood while our spouse/significant other wonders why we spend so much money on these beauties.
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