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Old 08-25-2013, 03:59 PM
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Thanks Gregory and Ricky Bobby! I will switch from Red Line ATF D4 to the MTL.

Here's an update on my custom Schmiedmann Short Shifter project. Ordered it Monday, arrived at work on Wednesday all the way from Europe! Schmiedmann has been awesome to work with. Really impressed!

I did a pre-fit yesterday, and so far so good. I will have to pull the stock shifter out completely to get specifics, but I'm on track. Here's a few pics I took the other day. More to come.......
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Future mods ZHP/Schrick Cam Shaft upgrade, custom DSSR and KW Coilovers, UUC LTW Flywheel and M5 clutch (much of now is in a pile in my office.)

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Old 08-26-2013, 09:17 AM
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subscribed for Schmiedmann updates, interested to see just how much work you have to do to make it work!
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:33 PM
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Hello.
Purchased My 2003 3.0 5-speed October 2008. It originally was for my son's 16th BD. Got it amazingly enough from Hertz $22,000 then. Got passed on to my Daughter when she turned 16. She got a jeep for graduation, and I now have the X5 all to myself. (My daily drivers during that time were 1996 TT 911 (sold), 1995 750iL, chevy truck(s), 1986 Carrera).

I must admit that I have ignored the X5, except for the bi annual Oil/filter change + other smaller items (expansion tank, coils.......front suspension).

It was hard finding a Manual transmission, but my kids were not able to drive independently until they could drive a stick, change a flat, change oil/filter(s). I choose the X5 for their first rides because they are SAFE.

Now that I am using it as a daily, I have got to fix all of the little things that have gone bad.

"Honey, (talking to my daughter) how long has the brake and check engine lights been on?? ahh daddy, not sure. So I just replaced the rotors, pads and sensors. The lean burn notice is next. I plan on replacing Oxy sensor(s).
Great forum.

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Old 08-26-2013, 04:42 PM
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Got our black base model 6-speed 2004 E53 a couple years ago. My wife and I refuse to drive an automatic, so the search was long, but worth it. Overall we are happy, except a few minor problems that crop up from time to time and a fair bit of maintenance (I am doing most of it myself to keep the cost down). An SUV has no right to drive that well.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:24 AM
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Welcome skialex and DrRick, and just to let everyone know, we now have officially have 50 members on the registry! Wow!
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:20 PM
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Bad News......

I'm looking for a new 6-speed X5. If you guys know of any..... let me know. Long story, and still working out details, but the X is a goner. Got hit Monday.... not my fault. Front Right corner, frame and all pretty jacked. Pretty sad about it.

I found Bayerische's white one. Just got sold today. Looks like it made its way to Illinois from Carmax where someone flipped it for close to $14,000. I got beat by a few hours..... dang.

The one in Newton NJ is gone. Dang.

Anyways, sorry to break the bad news. Photos and details coming shortly. Thanks. You guys are awesome!
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Future mods ZHP/Schrick Cam Shaft upgrade, custom DSSR and KW Coilovers, UUC LTW Flywheel and M5 clutch (much of now is in a pile in my office.)

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Old 08-29-2013, 02:22 AM
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its been 5 years since i have been on this forum, but i came back just to help you out.

MACKEY AUTOMOTIVE :*SUVDETAILS

its silver and although the description says auto, its a manual.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:32 AM
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its been 5 years since i have been on this forum, but i came back just to help you out.

MACKEY AUTOMOTIVE :*SUVDETAILS

its silver and although the description says auto, its a manual.
Rubber Duckie,
Thanks Man! I'm looking into it today. Thanks for coming out of your 5 year retirement to help a brother out.
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Future mods ZHP/Schrick Cam Shaft upgrade, custom DSSR and KW Coilovers, UUC LTW Flywheel and M5 clutch (much of now is in a pile in my office.)

Wife's Ride: 2004 X3 3.0, 6MT, Black Sapphire on Terracotta, Sport, Premium, Cold Weather.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:12 AM
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they are willing to take 10,250 if that matters.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:34 AM
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Dragon, you gotta be kidding me man! So sorry to hear, I know you loved your '04 Kalahari, I remember it for sale out by you when I was shopping for my manual X! I thought to myself "wow a 6 speed with a custom exhaust", it was a beautiful car.

Hope you and loved ones are ok (our X's are great for protecting us thank Gosh!), i'm guessing insurance is going to total the car and hasn't given you a value yet on what they are going to pay out? I'll keep my eyes peeled for another 6 speed for you, I can't believe you found Bayerische's White X and just missed it!


Are you able to at least part out some of your mods and get a few bucks back that way?
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2013 X5 35D (CEO's) - Born on 5/17/2013 -
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