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Old 02-17-2018, 12:43 PM
Join Date: Nov 2015
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Just bought a 2009 X5 4.8i

Hi everyone! I just picked up an 09 X5 4.8i. I (still) own an E53 3.0 so this is quite an upgrade. I crashed it a couple of weeks ago and needed something to get me around. This is my 9th BMW and I'm still in love.

Today I'm going to baseline some of the maintenance (oil/filters) etc. Anything I should look for specifically? I've been reading through here and am once again nervous about the coolant system....

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Old 02-17-2018, 05:49 PM
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Well after the oil change and water replacement... let the engine idle for some time. Then give it what for. If you see some smoke, you know it will be time to split that wallet for a hefty valve guide seal job.

But it is a V8, will be a blast to drive, and atleast you dont have an N63 twin turbo that is basically a ticking time bomb! lol. So enjoy!
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:21 PM
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I love my 09 4.8i X5: A supremely comfortable mode of transportation with uncanny performance! Save the part when it's ripping large chunks from my wallet. It's been a quite painful experience the last few months with repairs.
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