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Old 11-18-2019, 09:57 PM
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Thinking about buying a Diesel X5

OK, I think I am finally succumbing to the issues my X5 keeps having, and I think it might be time to move on to a slightly newer model year. This time I think I want to go with a 35d, but I want to know what I might be getting myself into. Can it be any worse than my 4.8? I knew my X5 was going to be a headache, adaptive drive, air suspension, valve seals, oil cooler leak, pano roof died, etc etc..... but I LOVE the the way they look.

If anyone can shed any light on what to look for while shopping 35d's let me know.
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:41 AM
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I have Europe's market! Nothing bad to say about it in 2 years! No errors exept glow plugs which I had when bought it! I have group in fb for BMW X...yes many people have problems with those thing you mentioned. Panorama, dynamic struts...
All those car's have no garage.... and I am happy I have no problems at all!
I changed my TCU. It was broken already...I changed some things in chassies...but it is normal...car is 2008! I have turbo pipe leak! DPF and EGR deleted! Mileage is 272t km! Yes, it is time to change nozzle at least one... when it is parked it is blue smoking, but not huge!
Timechain has to be changed about 250t km!

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Old 11-19-2019, 08:58 AM
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Find an E70 without 3rd row seating and you will not have air suspension. Going from air in my last E70 to no air in my new E70 I can barely notice a difference and the spare tire is worth more to me than the 3rd row seating which we never used.

Other than that plan on doing glow plugs and module ($400-ish in parts) if you do it yourself and eventually injectors (about $1600 for all 6) they are pretty reliable. Eventually you will delete all the emissions stuff because when the DPF goes around 170k miles it's cheaper to delete and tune than it is to replace all that crap. My last E70 has 225k on it when I sold it and still ran great. I bought another E70 for just that reason.
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My 2010 x5d has 242k miles on it. Suspension is feeling the wear, and it could use a $1300 front end refresh of all arms and bushings, springs and struts. I have normal rear suspension. I offroad my X5 some, and I tow a LOT with it. I deleted and tuned at 213k miles.
I've driven my X5d like 38k miles in 11 months, and havent had any real issues.
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My 2010 x5d has 242k miles on it. Suspension is feeling the wear, and it could use a $1300 front end refresh of all arms and bushings, springs and struts. I have normal rear suspension. I offroad my X5 some, and I tow a LOT with it. I deleted and tuned at 213k miles.
I've driven my X5d like 38k miles in 11 months, and havent had any real issues.


I have the same front suspension issues with mine now as well. I do tow a lot with my 4.8, but I bet the towing is better with the diesel. Gonna have to learn about the delete and tune, but should be ok once I know more about it. My 335 is JB4íd with slight mods.... would like a x5 diesel that rolls out like that.


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I have the same front suspension issues with mine now as well. I do tow a lot with my 4.8, but I bet the towing is better with the diesel. Gonna have to learn about the delete and tune, but should be ok once I know more about it. My 335 is JB4íd with slight mods.... would like a x5 diesel that rolls out like that.


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You wouldn't believe the towing ability of the X5. I'm more than willing to surpass he US tow rating of 6k, because the EU rating is at 7k I pulled 7K for 2300 miles straight, and it was super comfortable, efficient, and overall a splendid first "long haul" experience. I did put helper bags in my rear springs, as I have base suspension in the rear. Made it SO much happier and smoother while towing. Power is never an issue while pulling.

I'm HOPING to have the opportunity to buy a cool old truck early next year. That would be 2900 miles each way, one way with the trailer empty, and the way back from coast to coast with a 4500lbs 3/4 ton truck on the trailer. That'll bring me to 6700ish, and I honestly don't think I'd worry at all about pulling up the rockies. I'd for sure monitor my intake temps, trans temps, and oil/coolant temps though.

I also came from an MHD stage 2 catless 335i. I honestly think my X5 can do 0-30 faster than my 335i did, since I was no expert on launching it.
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:05 AM
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Thinking about buying a Diesel X5

Iím having a rough time finding the right 35d. Found a few through the Manheim Auction in New Jersey, but they might be rough.

Is there a place I can list my existing 07 X5 4.8i on here for parts or as is? Whatís a good asking price with the work it needs done. Someone on this forum could probably fix it up right, Iím just over it.....




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Old 11-25-2019, 09:06 PM
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Iíve finally found a few 35dís, but the mileage is high 140-170k?


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Old 11-25-2019, 11:44 PM
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im in the same boat now. My 2005 e53 4.4i has been unreal but now has leaking valve and timing cover gaskets, badly and some worn kms and 250k kms on it so mechs suggested valve stem seal replacement too but now quote is up about $7k CAD so mechs even suggested a 2013 only diesel, so I assume itsa 3.5d?
Anyhow, I'm going to look into this option but I really do love my e53 still and am debating....

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Old 11-26-2019, 08:50 AM
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Iíve finally found a few 35dís, but the mileage is high 140-170k?


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If it's been well taken care of and had the injectors done I would buy a 35d with that mileage. My old 2009 has 225k on it and still ran like a champ.
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