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Old 02-12-2014, 01:10 PM
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2008 BMW 4.8i

Hello,

I am a new member and know very little about the BMW X5.
I am planning to buy a 2008 BMX X5 4.8i at 115000 km. The car is orginally from the US.

What kind of problems that I should I look for in this model? Is the mileage too high for this model?

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Old 02-12-2014, 01:22 PM
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records... records... records...

inspection... inspection... inspection...

was the car in Sandy's path? was it in accident? was oil changed?

with this mileage you should be looking into regular maitenance items - the suspension parts, the oil leaks, the belts, the hoses... was the car in northern states, subject to road salt? was it southern car? were any of those items replaced?

average US driving habits suggest 12-15 K miles a year, the car is 6 years old, should be between 75K and 90 K - 115 miles show a little bit more than "standard" mileage but nothing to be overly worried about... as a matter of fact, in these engines, high mileage means that the engine is all muscle and no fat (fat = "mayo" sludge in the CCV)
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:27 PM
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115000 kilometers is about 75000 miles, so...

- you will need new battery soon (my was bad about that mileage)
- possibly new alternator (my died about 85k miles)
- possibly new throttle body (died also at 85k miles)
- definitely alternator bracket gasket, valve cover gasket and timing cover gasket (got it replaced at 100k miles)
- most definitely valley pan, coolant exchange pipe and I would do a water pump then as well (got it replaced at 95k miles)
- finally, you have a tune up coming up: spark plugs, break fluid, filters (did this at 95k miles)

Any one else?
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:36 PM
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oops - my bad... you did say 115000 kilometers... then, you are on par with the mileage...
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Thanks guys for the information.
The car last 7 digit of VIN #: LZ36794
The car is from Colorado only and imported into Canada in 2011.
The price is : 27,000.00 CAD. Is it a fair price?

Mike
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:16 PM
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Vehicle information
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Value
VIN 5UXFE83548LZ36794
Type code FE83
Type X5 4.8I (USA)
E series E70 ()
Series X
Type GEFZG
Steering LL
Doors 5
Engine N62/TU
Displacement 4.80
Power 261
Drive ALLR
Transmission AUT
Colour MONACOBLAU METALLIC (A35)
Upholstery LEDER NEVADA/GRAU (LUAD)
Prod.date 2007-10-11
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Code
Description (interface)
Description (EPC)
S217A AKTIVLENKUNG Active steering
S248A LENKRADHEIZUNG Steering wheel heater
S2C9A LM RAEDER STERNSPEICHE 209 BMW LA wheel, star spoke 209
S2VBA REIFENDRUCKANZEIGE Tyre pressure display
S319A INTEGRIERTE UNIVERSAL-FERNBEDIENUNG Integrated universal remote control
S328A ALUMINIUM-TRITTBRETT Footplate, aluminium
S386A DACHRELING Roof railing
S3AGA RUECKFAHRKAMERA Reversing camera
S402A PANORAMA GLASDACH Panorama glass roof
S417A SONNENSCHUTZROLLO HINTERE TUERSCH. Roller sun visor, rear door
S430A INNEN-/AUSSENSPIEGEL AUT.ABBLENDEND Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S431A INNENSPIEGEL,AUTOMATISCH ABBLENDEND Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S441A RAUCHERPAKET Smoker package
S464A SKISACK Ski bag
S488A LORDOSENSTUETZE FAHRER/BEIFAHRER Lumbar support, driver and passenger
Code
Description (interface)
Description (EPC)
S493A ABLAGENPAKET Storage compartment package
S494A SITZHEIZUNG FUER FAHRER/BEIFAHRER Seat heating driver/passenger
S496A SITZHEIZUNG FUER FONDSITZE Seat heating, rear
S4AZA EDELHOLZAUS. BAMBUS MASER DUNKEL Fine-wood trim bamboo grain dark
S4NAA INNENSPIEGEL MIT DIGITALEM KOMPASS Interior mirror with digital compass
S4NBA KLIMAAUTOMATIK MIT 4-ZONENREGELUNG Autom. climate control with 4-zone ctrl
S4NCA ZUSATZHEIZUNG/-LUEFTUNG Auxiliary heating/ventilation
S4UBA 3.SITZREIHE 3rd seat row
S502A SCHEINWERFER-WASCHANLAGE Headlight cleaning system
S508A PARK DISTANCE CONTROL (PDC) Park Distance Control (PDC)
S563A LICHTPAKET Light package
S609A NAVIGATIONSSYSTEM PROFESSIONAL Navigation system Professional
S620A SPRACHEINGABESYSTEM Voice control
S639A KOMPLETTVORB. HANDY USA/CDN Preparation f mobile phone cpl. USA/CDN
S653A HIGH DEFINITION RADIO High Definition Radio
Code
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Description (EPC)
S655A SATELLITENTUNER Satellite tuner
S677A HIFI SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL HiFi system Professional DSP
S696A DVD-WECHSLER 6-FACH DVD changer
S697A AREA-CODE 1 Area-Code 1 for DVD
S6FLA USB-AUDIO-SCHNITTSTELLE USB/audio interface
S6UHA TRAFFIC INFORMATION Traffic Information
S761A INDIVIDUAL SONNENSCHUTZVERGLASUNG Individual sunshade glazing
S8SPA COP STEUERUNG Control unit COP
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Description (interface)
Description (EPC)
S212A AUSSTATTUNG BREMSANLAGE LAENDER Equipment, brake syst. country-specific
S220A NIVEAUREGULIERUNG Self-levelling suspension
S302A ALARMANLAGE Alarm system
S3APA GRAUKEIL-FRONTSCHEIBE Windscreen with grey wedge
S459A SITZVERSTELLUNG, ELEKTR.MIT MEMORY Seat adjustment, electric, with memory
S521A REGENSENSOR Rain sensor
S522A XENON-LICHT Xenon Light
S524A ADAPTIVES KURVENLICHT Adaptive Headlights
S544A GESCHWINDIGKEITSREGEL. MIT BREMSF. Cruise control with brake function
S645A RADIO-STEUERUNG US BMW US Radio
S823A HEISSLAND-AUSFUEHRUNG Hot-climate version
S853A SPRACHVERSION ENGLISCH Language version, English
S876A FUNKFREQUENZ 315 MHZ Radio frequency 315 MHz
S8SLA VORBEREITUNG FUER ANHAENGERKUPPLUNG Trailer coupling preparation
S8SMA FAHRGESTELLNUMMER,V.AUSSEN SICHTBAR Car ident. number visible from outside
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Nice options you have here, check the inner tail lights if they leaks or not function. Mechatronic sleeve been replaced? Common leaky problem. Vacuum pump leaks been fixed? Working navigation DVD player?? Suspension airbags any leaks? These are the common problems with E70 4.8i, weak seals, oh yah tilting reverse side mirror, make sure it tilts when reverse, if not it needs new motors. Good luck
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The only difference I found between 2007 and 2008 e70 is the traffic update RTTI option. Are there any other diffs that should be considered? I wonder if a 2007 X5 is also a good option, considering that's the first year when e70 came out.
- NHTSA bulletins - more for 2007
- RTTI

Any thoughts?
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I am not sure of how BMW handles their 1st year of production but in VW and Audi case I've been successful in avoiding those years, and repairs that came along with that.

Any ones else?
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:17 PM
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I am not sure of how BMW handles their 1st year of production but in VW and Audi case I've been successful in avoiding those years, and repairs that came along with that.

Any ones else?

Based on my research before buying my E70 (here, bimmerfest, xbimmers, etc etc)...consensus from the forum members posts made me believe this applies to BMWs as well.
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