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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-09-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
To my Manual Tranny cohorts - strange drivetrain issue

Hi all,

It's been awhile since I posted, I've been busy trying to regain my sanity and thaw out from this crazy winter. Rolf now has 54K miles after trips to Jax, Florida, Toronto, Montreal and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-25-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Thanks - since this hasn't happened in the two...

Thanks - since this hasn't happened in the two years I've had Rolf I'm suspecting something in the TC sensor or XDrive components is awry.

I would guess XDrive would dial back power from the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-25-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
apparent loss of traction and flickering 4x4 dash light - hard cornering @ high speed

Anyone else had this happen? During spirited driving on backroads, I'll approach a hard turn and if the conditions are right I will accelerate through the turn - because we're driving BMWs and they...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-14-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Clutches / flywheels / starting in 2nd

Hi all,

3-4K sounds high - I do most of my own work but a clutch swap was too much a few years ago for my old M3 (E36 3.0L inline 6, so should be comparable) - I had my trusted indy install a UUC...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-04-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
For those fogged headlights, you don't need one...

For those fogged headlights, you don't need one of the kits - all you need is a tube of P21S and a half decent buffer (or the drill attachment buffer ball). P21S is magic - and is also perfect for...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Rolf made 2 long roadtrips this past year

Hi all - just checking in to give you a fun update on Rolf.

Rolf (2006 manual E53, 28K miles, like new, found him in Minnesota) made our two long road trips this year an absolute pleasure -...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 930,418
I know...his plain-jane wheels make me sad, but...

I know...his plain-jane wheels make me sad, but I'm in the middle of dropping $8-9K on upgrades and R&R for Gretchen...and my IRA needs some cash infusion...and we just paid property taxes (house +...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-19-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 930,418
My 06 X5 and 95 M3

OK, I'll join in.

The X5 is nearly stock and will stay that way - He's an 06 6 speed stick with only 34K miles (family hauling & client meeting vehicle). His name is Rolf.

The M3 has hardly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-14-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
2 more for your list, Ricky Bobby

Ricky Bobby...I finally found time to chat with my mechanic (Rick McCain, Cromwell Valley Automotive in Towson, MD - I HIGHLY recommend him) and got the info on his manual X5;

Rick McCain, 2001 X5...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-01-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Hi guys, Yes, the AUX input cable was easy -...

Hi guys,

Yes, the AUX input cable was easy - because Rolf has the Business CD and changer, the plug that would have otherwise been empty when adding the AUX required instructions that were a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-28-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
The links are helpful, thanks. I used to do...

The links are helpful, thanks. I used to do plenty of car audio work but money to spare + no time to spare = have someone else do it, so I liked the idea of having the local dealer install the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-28-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
I don't intend to mod Rolf at all, his job is to...

I don't intend to mod Rolf at all, his job is to provide classy family and client shuttling and everyday errand fun. He'll get low miles, except for the occasional family trip (if I'm sure...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-16-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Funny, you'll enjoy this: when my flight landed...

Funny, you'll enjoy this: when my flight landed and I got to the dealer that Saturday morning, the salesman and I talked for a bit and he mentioned that the X5 had gotten a lot of attention the past...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Hi X5toker - In my experience with my M3 and Mike...

Hi X5toker - In my experience with my M3 and Mike Miller's advice regarding the X5, the cooling system is the biggest weak point. Mike recommends preventative replacement of the water pump,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Attached are the pics as promised, this is the...

Attached are the pics as promised, this is the 2006 X5 I flew 1200 miles for, and then happily drove the 1200 miles back home!

The service manager at the dealer this AM told me the X5 passed the ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Hi guys - For the question of how much we've all...

Hi guys - For the question of how much we've all paid for these awesome X5's; I paid 23.5 for Rolf (the 2006 w/ 28K miles) two weeks ago. I'm sitting here @ my local BMW dealer while he gets his...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-28-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
GMoney - I had targeted only 2006's (to make it...

GMoney - I had targeted only 2006's (to make it as new as possible), less than 75K miles and well taken care of. If you see one that is fully optioned, that would be appealing as well. The biggest...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-28-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Hey Ricky Bobby (thanks for keeping that top post...

Hey Ricky Bobby (thanks for keeping that top post updated with the owners that are chiming in, it's neat to see who and where we are),

I agree that the shifter has a long throw, but I expected...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-28-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Hey Gmoney, It's a mixed bag I think. There...

Hey Gmoney,

It's a mixed bag I think. There are a few of us who would sever a limb for one (ok, maybe an exaggeration but you get my point) but not many of us, so the few manual X5's that pop up...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-21-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
I think this one must have not only been ordered...

I think this one must have not only been ordered for Munich, but must have been spec'd by someone there too. It has a very no-frills European feel to it...normally I like that but I wish they'd have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-20-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Hi Jay, All that time my wife thought I was...

Hi Jay,

All that time my wife thought I was crazy, but I kept telling her, "look, there are probably a dozen people looking for these X5's with a stick and they're only popping up every 3 or 4...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-19-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Thanks! I'm glad to have found this site -...

Thanks! I'm glad to have found this site - although Rolf shouldn't need anything for quite awhile, it appears that you guys have the lowdown on all things X. Over 12 years with Gretchen I've grown...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-19-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 156,017
Good to know my crazy search was not unique! I...

Good to know my crazy search was not unique! I had Autotrader and BMWCCA alerts set for almost 2 years, searching for what seemed impossible (I wanted a 2006 (so that it would be as 'new' as...
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