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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-04-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 21,831
Posted By srmmmm
It's the cooling system maintenance costs that...

It's the cooling system maintenance costs that are the real bargain OB :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-04-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 984
Posted By srmmmm
With light loads and cooler temperatures, 89...

With light loads and cooler temperatures, 89 octane will perform fine in an NA engine. I sometimes ran 89 during the winter if I wasn't making any highway trips. But DFW temperatures, towing and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-02-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By srmmmm
That's 9-10 month's worth of new car payments, so...

That's 9-10 month's worth of new car payments, so the repairs pay for themselves in less than a year.
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 09-28-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By srmmmm
Still driving around with this crumple. Between...

Still driving around with this crumple. Between Covid labor shortages, paint department supply shortages, and now virtually no rental car availability it's taking forever to get this fixed. ...
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 09-28-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By srmmmm
I've noticed mostly my left side being that way,...

I've noticed mostly my left side being that way, but that's the side operating at lower rpm's and gets the "cold start" cycle. After long highway trips, they generally even out but still show some...
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 09-28-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By srmmmm
Changed the cabin air filters this weekend. A...

Changed the cabin air filters this weekend. A little more involved than the E53, but I don't think they'll need to be changed as often. Certainly not a procedure worth paying the dealer $390 for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-28-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By srmmmm
My 2002 E53 with the GM 5L40-e went 389,000 miles...

My 2002 E53 with the GM 5L40-e went 389,000 miles on the original fluid and filter. At that point, the reverse solenoid failed and I sold the vehicle to someone willing to change it out. But he...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-28-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 984
Posted By srmmmm
Although my E53 went off to another owner in...

Although my E53 went off to another owner in February, this was the cons2 mileage at the time of sale. The prior reset was at about 261,000 miles when the O2 sensors were replaced.
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 08-27-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By srmmmm
You could try poly bushings on the sway bars, or...

You could try poly bushings on the sway bars, or even upgrading the bars. I have the luxury package with 19" wheels and 255/50 tires and found that running 36 psi front and 39 psi rear does a better...
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 08-26-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By srmmmm
Drove out of 8 inches of snow this February with...

Drove out of 8 inches of snow this February with the F15. xdrive never spun a tire in the hills of southeastern Oklahoma. I won't drive anything but AWD in this type of vehicle. Now my 1970...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-25-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 21,831
Posted By srmmmm
Very sharp and impressively clean interior! ...

Very sharp and impressively clean interior! Looks like a great catch. :thumbup:


But I have to ask, what is that massive tree that appears behind the hood? :wow:
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 08-25-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By srmmmm
What did you do to / for your F15 today?

I hope there's enough ownership now in this group to warrant some maintenance and service tips and I'll start it off with the multimedia display feature.
I was extra careful in converting close to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-25-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 2,042,591
Posted By srmmmm
Composite impellers don't have any galvanic...

Composite impellers don't have any galvanic corrosion issues. My original lasted 262,000 miles before it finally started to leak. The impeller still looked good. Always stuck with the OEM coolant...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-23-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By srmmmm
I'm not impressed with the surface condition of...

I'm not impressed with the surface condition of the sway bar bracket. I think you're going to find a lot of underside fasteners with significant rust and corrosion on their threads.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-18-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By srmmmm
And that my friend, in this locale, is why a...

And that my friend, in this locale, is why a garage is a Texas basement.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-16-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 2,042,591
Posted By srmmmm
I lean towards a worn water pump impeller. I...

I lean towards a worn water pump impeller. I think I went through 5 thermostats over the course of 389,000 miles on my 02 and they always failed open.
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 08-13-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By srmmmm
Time for repairs.

Just made it past the 6 month ownership mark and a Chevy Traverse decided to kiss my a$$. :( Fortunately the receiver tube lined up perfectly with her front bumper so it only appears I have some...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-12-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,493
Posted By srmmmm
Looks like it was a great weekend. The company I...

Looks like it was a great weekend. The company I work for made that Hard Rock guitar sign Mrs. OB is standing below. We have a few of those around the country.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-10-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By srmmmm
I got $1200 for my 02 with 389,000 miles on it...

I got $1200 for my 02 with 389,000 miles on it and no reverse in the GM 5L40-E transmission. The selling points were no rust, no accident damage, five match chrome style 130 wheels, and factory...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,493
Posted By srmmmm
Fantastic OB! The exposure will be great for...

Fantastic OB! The exposure will be great for you. Hope everything runs smooth.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,493
Posted By srmmmm
Do you have a car running in the Grand Prix OB? ...

Do you have a car running in the Grand Prix OB? I'm doing a 500 miler tomorrow with a one-day turnaround to San Antonio again, racking up the miles on the F15 in a hurry with 11,000 in 6 months.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By srmmmm
Oil circulation through an engine typically takes...

Oil circulation through an engine typically takes about 20 seconds. Your assembly lube should be fine for that period of time while oil from the sump makes its way through the engine. You can pull...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 2,042,591
Posted By srmmmm
OEM differential and transfer case fluids are...

OEM differential and transfer case fluids are good for 100,000 miles. Coolant goes 7 years or 150,000 miles. Brake fluid 3 years or 30,000 miles.


I never changed transmission fluid in my 2002...
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 07-15-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By srmmmm
In June it was time for another trip to Broken...

In June it was time for another trip to Broken Bow as the February snow had melted. :rofl: Realized I discovered the "under engineered" item on the F15 when I noticed the OEM 2" receiver is rated...
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 07-15-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By srmmmm
Next trip found us towing the waverunner to...

Next trip found us towing the waverunner to Orange Beach, AL in May. The F15 has a better slipstream for towing than the E53 did. Not as much fluttering on the boat cover and fuel mileage was an...
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