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Old 02-19-2019, 03:40 PM
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I have a 2003 4.6is X5, Dinan Stage 3 setup. I have about 161k miles, mostly freeway. It's not my daily driver. My X5 is in excellent condition and stayed on top of all the required maintenance and preventive maintenance. I've recently replaced valve cover gaskets, timing chain gaskets and vanos seals. No leaks. All the coil packs and plugs, installed stronger torque converter, belts, water pump, and a lot of other minor stuff to keep it pimp considering the rarity of the X5 S3.
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2001 X5 3.0 - 328,000 miles. Original Transmission & Engine. Have done manifolds, cat converters, oil pan gasket, cooling system, a few sensors. Great car
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As I look just now, my 2005 E53 has 158,894 miles, biggest repair bill was the passenger door handle. Always has been maintained, with no drivetrain or powertrain issues, other than a screwy sensor once or twice. No guarantees of how well it will keep that reputation, since it recently went from my 50 year old father's hands into my 17 year old hands. The mechanic says the engine has a lot less oil build up than it used to, so I guess i'm doing something right.
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My 2005 4.8iS has just clicked over 210 000km (130 000m), just recently purchased.

I've put new tyres on, replaced the thermostat, ccv cover and brake pads.

To do list includes, transmission service (next week), expansion tank, stereo system (if I can find a way to add an android head unit), new slotted/cross drilled rotors, and service every 10 000km.

She is a daily driver and being a rep on the road, I build up a lot of miles, so NEED to keep this very well maintained. At least all of the repairs/maintenance are tax deductible...
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I am the second owner of my 05 4.4i.

She was built in April and I bought her with 47k on the clock, she now has 113k on her and is still going strong. Mine is a daily driver as well and has had the front thrust arms done, a handful of window regulator clips, both front door handle carriers replaced an expansion tank, water pump with stint (before it actually failed and filled the valley pan), all coolant hoses, ccv done (a couple of times), trans t-stat replaced when I did the hoses and water pump, plugs, performance coils installed, vanos o-rings, valve cover and timing cover gaskets, belts and both belt tensioners, t-stat, break lines (rusted through at driver floor board), fuel filter, trans bridge seal and 4 pickup tubes with full fluid change. I also changed the fluids in the front and rear diffs to synthetic and did a full transfer case flush and fill as well. Majority was actually preventative if you can believe that, but at 100k... I didn’t want to end up a statistic on the side of the road.

I am still tickled pink with mine - though my wife try’s daily to pursued me to “replace it with something more practical”... I figure I’ll leave “practical” to someone else and keep driving my X for as long as she keeps running!’

I love driving this thing so much that I am actually strongly considering buying a “good used” engine and starting a full rebuild with plans for forced induction! I probably do the engine myself and I have a guy here local that is a magician with trannys so I figure I’ll leave that end to him.

Body is still in excellent condition as is the interior minus a crack in my passenger door trim and console:-( but hey, all in all that’s pretty minor.



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I am the second owner of my 05 4.4i.

She was built in April and I bought her with 47k on the clock, she now has 113k on her and is still going strong. Mine is a daily driver as well and has had the front thrust arms done, a handful of window regulator clips, both front door handle carriers replaced an expansion tank, water pump with stint (before it actually failed and filled the valley pan), all coolant hoses, ccv done (a couple of times), trans t-stat replaced when I did the hoses and water pump, plugs, performance coils installed, vanos o-rings, valve cover and timing cover gaskets, belts and both belt tensioners, t-stat, break lines (rusted through at driver floor board), fuel filter, trans bridge seal and 4 pickup tubes with full fluid change. I also changed the fluids in the front and rear diffs to synthetic and did a full transfer case flush and fill as well. Majority was actually preventative if you can believe that, but at 100k... I didn’t want to end up a statistic on the side of the road.

I am still tickled pink with mine - though my wife try’s daily to pursued me to “replace it with something more practical”... I figure I’ll leave “practical” to someone else and keep driving my X for as long as she keeps running!’

I love driving this thing so much that I am actually strongly considering buying a “good used” engine and starting a full rebuild with plans for forced induction! I probably do the engine myself and I have a guy here local that is a magician with trannys so I figure I’ll leave that end to him.

Body is still in excellent condition as is the interior minus a crack in my passenger door trim and console:-( but hey, all in all that’s pretty minor.



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How is an SUV/SAV not practical? 4 doors for people and a nice loading hatch for stuff.
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:48 AM
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How is an SUV/SAV not practical? 4 doors for people and a nice loading hatch for stuff.


I agree completely!! She means “practical” as in less maintenance, “like my Buick she says”... but I’m like “it’s a Buick” LOL... oh well, like I told her, it’s stating


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I agree completely!! She means “practical” as in less maintenance, “like my Buick she says”... but I’m like “it’s a Buick” LOL... oh well, like I told her, it’s stating


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Haha. I think sometimes non car people think we’d let sleeping dogs lie with any vehicle we own. I used to have a Chevy Z24 and that was the mintiest 1989 car anyone could hope to see. Always was spending cash on it whether it needed it or not.


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Haha. I think sometimes non car people think we’d let sleeping dogs lie with any vehicle we own. I used to have a Chevy Z24 and that was the mintiest 1989 car anyone could hope to see. Always was spending cash on it whether it needed it or not.


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Such a true statement! She has known me for 21 years and through probably 30 cars, all of which I’ve wrenched on out of desire over necessity. To me it’s like therapy .

I think back to my first car, a 1968 Ford Mustang that I restored at age 16 through a 1979 Ford F-150 with a 460 big block, multiple Dodge Daytona Turbo Zs, to my now all grown up X5 and I wouldn’t have it any other way! If I’m not turning my own wrenches I’m just not livin

I actually really liked the Z24, back in the day with some nice wheels a great stereo and a solid tint job - sucker was one sweet ride! Best thing Chevy ever did to the Cavalier line up for sure!


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