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Forum: Site Suggestions and Feedback 01-23-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By motordavid
After your reply, reopen that thread and there...

After your reply, reopen that thread and there should be a series of blocks just above orig post: 3rd or 4th block from right is Subscribe To This Thread.

Click on it, drop down, subscribe as you...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-22-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By motordavid
+1 on the Weather Tech...have had one in the rear...

+1 on the Weather Tech...have had one in the rear cargo area since about week 2, 18+ years ago.
Fits well, was inexpensive then.

My ol'E53 floor is the non-slide out version.
GL, mD
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By motordavid
Tires...I have been putting off new skins for a...

Tires...I have been putting off new skins for a couple of years.
The choices for the 19" staggered tires are fading, and I have to find a new Indie to do a very careful tire/wheel change out as my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-05-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By motordavid
+1 on what dkl wrote above... As I have a 2001...

+1 on what dkl wrote above...
As I have a 2001 E53, a 2002 VetteVert, a '75 HD Shovelhead/'87 Honda Hurricane/'94 Honda GW Aspencade, and my CEOs newer '17 X1,
my stable is mostly a collection of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-27-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By motordavid
From fading memory, someone/someones have done...

From fading memory, someone/someones have done it...try Search.

Back at the High RPM Ranch, would the cost of the 6 spd trans and accompanying costs of the possible swap really be cost effective,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By motordavid
Very good to read that your CEO is OK...that car...

Very good to read that your CEO is OK...that car did its 'job'.
Cars are replaceable, a good wife is not.
Hope she recovers quickly and completely!
GL, mD
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-19-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By motordavid
Exc images, cool trip! GL, mD

Exc images, cool trip!
GL, mD
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By motordavid
PropellerHead, Congratulations on your weight...

PropellerHead,
Congratulations on your weight loss accomplishment! :thumbup:
GL, mD
Forum: Politics Forum 06-20-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,397
Posted By motordavid
^ Well written, cogent commentary, imo. GL, mD

^ Well written, cogent commentary, imo.
GL, mD
Forum: BMW SAV Items for Sale 06-20-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By motordavid
As the orig owner of a '01 3.0 5 spd, your car is...

As the orig owner of a '01 3.0 5 spd, your car is interesting...low mileage, color is different , but the 17" wheels may be slightly off putting, but good for winter tires and swap from larger summer...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-26-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,296
Posted By motordavid
Our '02 VetteVert, 6 Spd, Z51, bought new 17...

Our '02 VetteVert, 6 Spd, Z51, bought new 17 years ago.
It is very fast, handles very well, fun to drive/top down, the trunk is enormous for golf and road trips...

Other than tires, front brake...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-24-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,296
Posted By motordavid
Our '01 is still running well, though it will...

Our '01 is still running well, though it will need a set of new tires this Summer...
Have had it since new, with ~117 k on it currently.

I voted 1-2 years, but that is dependent on it not going...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-20-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,353
Posted By motordavid
All good info above...I would find some other...

All good info above...I would find some other brand of manual trans car/semi-beater, for your D to learn on.

E53 manuals are like unicorns, though I have our '01 since new.

Other than the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-10-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By motordavid
Titz looking X, even if it is/may become like...

Titz looking X, even if it is/may become like owning an old boat, cost-wise...;)

Serious azz tire set. Exc snow driving pics, cool stable!

These older E53s are like an addiction. I know, our...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-01-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,837
Posted By motordavid
Titz 'new' X5 PropellerHead! I like/sort of...

Titz 'new' X5 PropellerHead!

I like/sort of love our orig/current '01, and will hang onto it for awhile longer, but I have sublimated my Jones to ever have another...;)

That new to you X found...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-09-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By motordavid
Fwiw, my P0172 code situ was exhaust camshaft...

Fwiw, my P0172 code situ was exhaust camshaft sensor...I did not have P0175 with it, so not diagnosing your situ from afar. Just informing you of my P0172 fix:
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-02-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By motordavid
Wow! :thumbup:

Wow! :thumbup:
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 01-18-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By motordavid
^ Thanks...was just curious. I use a local...

^ Thanks...was just curious.
I use a local Waynesville shop where the owner is former BMW tech and I also use German Motorwerks in Asheville, though his shop has become almost dlr pricey, though...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-18-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By motordavid
Plus another on the sketchy AM reception... Way...

Plus another on the sketchy AM reception...
Way back when, circa 2001, the dlr did 'something' to it based on an old TSB, which I can't find.

The AM side worked slightly better for awhile, but it...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 01-17-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By motordavid
No opin for your situ, but curious who you are...

No opin for your situ, but curious who you are using for BMW mechanic in 'western NC'?
I live in Waynesville, have used a couple of Indies for our '01 X5, but just wondering who you use...
GL, mD
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-10-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By motordavid
Fine 5 Spd E53, Titz stable... :thumbup: ...

Fine 5 Spd E53, Titz stable... :thumbup:
Welcome to the board.
GL, mD
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-02-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,959
Posted By motordavid
Have been running Battery Tender with alligator...

Have been running Battery Tender with alligator clips to under hood lugs since Day 2 of having our X, 17+ years ago. That includes several winters of storage, when BT is attached full time and is set...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-20-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By motordavid
Our '01 turned "17, and you know what I...

Our '01 turned "17, and you know what I mean"...last week.
So, a few annual BD images of the E53.

3.0 Sport 5 Spd MT, with 117,000 and still runs very well.
GL, mD
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-16-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By motordavid
ard, Let that Nazi like mod, and the Board,...

ard,
Let that Nazi like mod, and the Board, eat cake...

He/it may let you back on eventually, and if not, it's that board's loss. That Mod's post was like a Reddit post and I am surprised other...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-08-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By motordavid
Blt jacks have their use, but not a fan for...

Blt jacks have their use, but not a fan for lifting the X, esp depending on floor service, height required, and stability.

I use floor/trolley jack, and if I have to get under it for any reason...
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