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Old 04-03-2013, 08:14 PM
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Ummm, yeah all I can say, is I'm drooling over your super charger! Please post a video!
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:19 PM
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Do we have any concrete numbers for this RMS kit?

If memory serves me right the ESS tuning kit for the M54 was around the 250-260 at the wheels for the X5. Achieved at 7psi and stock internals.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:47 AM
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X5SND, your ride is one of the meanest E53's I have seen..! Nice..! As for the #'s, the guys at RMS are pushing my M54 to the limit. I feel I can easily blow my motor by over reving. The ESS kits are very conservative. My RMS kit was designed, machined, mapped, and tuned by the owner himself and is COMPLETELY custom. The shop owner trusted that my driving style was conservative and therefor gave my kit his all. I don't care about #'s, I care about reliability, and I certainly was not in favor of having them push my block to its breaking point numerous times just to prove something I already know. No thanks. Food for thought, RMS produced a 900HP E39 M5 dubbed the Monster. I will say this, imagine rolling in your X5 and you come up on a E46 M3 and he hears your pipes roaring. Knowing that your heavy weight X5 3.0 is no match he just gives you a silly grin and blows you off until... You down shift (boy I love my manual X5) to 2nd hit redline, into 3rd and run it all the way to redline as well, then hit 4th with no throttle. I got the jump and a good one, but the M3 did not pass me until I backed off. I am sure top end he would have passed me easily, but his facial expression when he caught up to me, PRICELESS. Some here on the board think that I am in a fairy tale, but I tell you, my fairy tale is a reality.


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Old 04-09-2013, 08:08 AM
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I finally found and purchased the X5 I've been looking for last weekend
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:43 AM
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I finally found and purchased the X5 I've been looking for last weekend

ahhhh very jealous of the white! Great job getting premium and sport package too, can we have specs on the mileage, options, etc, and your story to how you found and bought the car?
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Thanks Ricky Bobby, I'm definitely digging your Topaz Blue X5 as well!

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Sport / Premium / Cold Weather Package
PDC
76K miles

I had been looking for a while for this combo (almost gave up) and came across one in Oregon about a month ago while travelling (total coincidence and thought it was meant to be...didn't care if I had to ship it across the country). I inspected it in person while there and it definitely needed some TLC (160K miles). Unfortunately, the owner was very difficult to work with and did not have the title in hand so I respectfully walked away.

I was really disappointed but a few weeks later I found the one I purchased in pristine condition in your neck of the woods (New Jersey). The previous owner meticulously maintained it and was great to deal with (best automobile transaction I've ever experienced). So, I sent a deposit, had BMW inspect it (found a few things..mostly maintenance), settled on price and booked a one way train ticket with my wife to pick it up and drive it home. The rest is history

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Old 04-09-2013, 10:24 AM
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Thanks Ricky Bobby, I'm definitely digging your Topaz Blue X5 as well!

2003 BMW X5
White on Black
5-speed
Sport / Premium / Cold Weather Package
PDC
76K miles

I had been looking for a while for this combo (almost gave up) and came across one in Oregon about a month ago while travelling (total coincidence and thought it was meant to be...didn't care if I had to ship it across the country). I inspected it in person while there and it definitely needed some TLC (160K miles). Unfortunately, the owner was very difficult to work with and did not have the title in hand so I respectfully walked away.

I was really disappointed but a few weeks later I found the one I purchased in pristine condition in your neck of the woods (New Jersey). The previous owner meticulously maintained it and was great to deal with (best automobile transaction I've ever experienced). So, I sent a deposit, had BMW inspect it (found a few things..mostly maintenance), settled on price and booked a one way train ticket with my wife to pick it up and drive it home. The rest is history

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Wow Sammy that is a great story, where in Jersey did you end up? That would be funny if you bought it in my backyard lol! The options are perfect too, you are going to LOVE the truck, the sports package makes such a difference. Looks like the only thing on mine that is different compared to yours is I have the 4 corner air suspension, which is a blessing and a curse in a way since I had to spend about 1500 bucks to get it working after I bought my X!

I would have loved white but as you know these 3-pedal X5's are hard to come by and you don't have much choice when you find one! In the end I'm extremely happy with Topaz Blue, I spent about 8-9 months looking for mine, along the way I was either finding manual trans X's with very high miles, or they would be in non-desirable to me colors like silver, beige, gray, etc. When I found my X in Yonkers and it had the options I wanted and low miles, and was a color that wasn't run of the mill, I knew it was "the one for me"

You have low miles which is great, there are very few of us who have low miles on these vehicles, mine currently just turned 68k miles (I don't drive it that much, my wifes car gets written off for business so we tend to take hers all over since we write off gas, etc) and I'm impressed yours is low mileage too!


What did the BMW inspection say it needed? I'd say if the brakes look good I would literally just change fluids and drive it until you need to fix something. Flush brakes, clutch, coolant, change front and rear diff fluids and transfer case, change transmission fluid, drain and refill power steering fluid, give a nice synthetic oil change and you'll have a nice base for years to come! The only thing is that even though you have low miles anything rubber like the bushings in the suspension will tend to have worn and dried out from age, so you may need to do some suspension work.

I recently replaced thrust arms, ball joints, control arms, front sway bushings, rear sway bar bushings and end links, and am preparing to do outer CV boots (preventatively since I will have components apart) and my front wheel bearings, previous owner lived in Yonkers which I think took a toll on my suspension. After that I'll have basically a new front end suspension.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:33 AM
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Thanks for the warm welcome and all the info/tips!

The X5 was located in Matawan, NJ. Is that "in your backyard" ?

The dealer recommended the following:

1. Replace Vanos Hose
2. Replace front right and left outer CV boots
3. Perform Brake fluid flush
4. Replace drive belts
5. Perform Fuel Injection service

Not to bad right? Any recommendations on order of importance/priority?

The previous owner was also kind enough to detail and perform an oil change on the X5 prior to pickup.

I also have to address the dead pixels in the Cluster and MID but we've already discussed that offline
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:52 AM
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Thanks for the warm welcome and all the info/tips!

The X5 was located in Matawan, NJ. Is that "in your backyard" ?

The dealer recommended the following:

1. Replace Vanos Hose
2. Replace front right and left outer CV boots
3. Perform Brake fluid flush
4. Replace drive belts
5. Perform Fuel Injection service

Not to bad right? Any recommendations on order of importance/priority?

The previous owner was also kind enough to detail and perform an oil change on the X5 prior to pickup.

I also have to address the dead pixels in the Cluster and MID but we've already discussed that offline
Not in my backyard but about a half hour southeast of me! As for your inspection concerns, here are my rec's:

1) Is the hose leaking? I would replace if it is, if he is talking about VANOS seals you can also replace those if you have to open the valve cover. And if you have to open valve cover, replace valve cover gasket too!

2) You can get OEM GKN Loebro boot kits for 12.50 per side on Pelican Parts, that's where I got mine, I'm preparing to do my boots in the coming weeks (not ripped yet but small cracks on the folds). As long as your boots aren't spitting grease out you are ok to change them, however if grease has leaked out of a torn boot it is recommended to change the entire axle.

3) Use DOT 4 or higher fluid of your choice, and flush the clutch as well!

4) If doing drive belts (there are 2), Continental makes the OE belts for our cars so you can use the Continental branded belts or buy OE from dealer parts dept. When mine were being done I also had my indy replace the AC belt tensioner and the hydraulic drive belt tensioner, as well as the idler pulley (wanted to do all at once). He also found a faulty fan clutch which I had replaced at the same time.

5) Run one of those big bottles of Techron fuel cleaner with a full tank of Shell 93 V-power, that's a good fuel injection service If you notice the vehicle runs rough at all after that, I recommend checking out the fuel filter and possibly replacing (mine is still original), and after that, replace spark plugs with Bosch or NGK OE equivalents.


Hope that helps you Sammy!
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Awesome, thank you
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