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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
LS-jet-turbine 😉 Eventually - just working...

LS-jet-turbine 😉

Eventually - just working through the maintenace, suspensions and wheels at the moment. Hmmm......this is sounding familiar; history repeats itself!


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
Thanks guys - it was a blast - I think my...

Thanks guys - it was a blast - I think my expenses were equal measures of going overboard on replacing parts and equal measures of just buying an example that was at the end of its first life cycle...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-25-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
Well - she's off to a new home. Had to...

Well - she's off to a new home.

Had to lower the price slightly to get the deal done - but as predicted - it was to a buyer who bought the car over the phone after a quick chat and flew from...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-03-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,730
Posted By SMOKEY53
Dropped them off for powder coating. Take a look at this finish.

I vote silver. Always makes wheels look bigger and pop more.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-03-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,813
Posted By SMOKEY53
Go square, or go home! ...

Go square, or go home!

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/26/b0d5ffb1b84764b902d2a9efcd202fcc.jpg
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-03-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
$9k, ouch! I guess that's the difference between...

$9k, ouch! I guess that's the difference between 'having to sell' and 'liking to sell'.

It's often a situation of someone been shown a repair bill that's worth more than the car - like my mate...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 171,512
Posted By SMOKEY53
Sounds like a WIN/WIN

Sounds like a WIN/WIN
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 171,512
Posted By SMOKEY53
Dynavin N6 install -Pics!

That's the camera Jeff used to sell (?) with the N6.

Works fine - I've got PDC so it's really just an extra precaution.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 171,512
Posted By SMOKEY53
Dynavin N6 install -Pics!

This is using the license plate bulb camera that came with the N6.




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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-01-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 171,512
Posted By SMOKEY53
Dynavin N6 install -Pics!

Yes but when they're not centred they can give a false representation of where your car is vs the guidelines.

See this pic from mine; you can just see the top of the tow ball which helps with...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
SMOKEY - My 2005 E53 3.0D Run Sheet

Thanks, it's on the high side for a diesel, but by no means the most expensive on the market. For a stock example with these km's you're looking at mid 20s. I've put over 10k into this car in the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
It's got 119kms on it and is currently advertised...

It's got 119kms on it and is currently advertised at 27,950 negotiable.

It's on carsales , search rego 1EW9IW (personalised plates have been replaced)


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-29-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
It's tricky, most people who are looking to buy...

It's tricky, most people who are looking to buy into the prestige market at this lower price point are automatically drawn to the cheaper examples. If they don't have experience with owning a BMW of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-28-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
I have been slightly off on this. It appears that...

I have been slightly off on this. It appears that I can uninstall the map, but to wipe the handset for use with another car requires me to send the handset back to the UK, and there is a fee - quite...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/26/ca60691fc8...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/26/ca60691fc8c62d9bf0fc4f1a50705039.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/26/aa65204c6535ad91fdee31139defbe24.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/26/4cb567aa...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
It's locked to the car/vin only while the map is...

It's locked to the car/vin only while the map is installed - So as long as you uninstall the Bluefin map (which i will do) - return it to stock map, you're right to go.

It effectively becomes a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
Nup. I listed it at about break even, I've since...

Nup. I listed it at about break even, I've since dropped $5k and no bites. Don't think people really appreciate this level of attention in a family truckster, going to have to start pulling off parts...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-26-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,227
Posted By SMOKEY53
Sorry, have not been on here for some time. ...

Sorry, have not been on here for some time.

I put the car up for sale recently as I've pretty much got it to where I want it, which is usually followed by me quickly getting bored and searching...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-22-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,154
Posted By SMOKEY53
Let us know how you go. I picked the tip up off...

Let us know how you go. I picked the tip up off an e46 forum, same trims, same issues.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-21-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 171,512
Posted By SMOKEY53
For an OEM camera, I'd have no doubts that would...

For an OEM camera, I'd have no doubts that would be the case - but for an eBay special you are pretty much getting a generic camera moulded to a piece of plastic that fits in a hole - sometimes not...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-20-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 171,512
Posted By SMOKEY53
Another thing to add, if anyone ends up using the...

Another thing to add, if anyone ends up using the license plate camera (cutting it up to fit of course) then the guidleines are largely useless anyway, because the camera is offset to one side which...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-20-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,514
Posted By SMOKEY53
Yeh that must be the one - the price of...

Yeh that must be the one - the price of inflation!

Hopefully the alignment fixes it, but I'm sceptical. These big cars are hard on suspension components and they will let you know about it once...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-19-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,514
Posted By SMOKEY53
Hey Jamie I reckon take it to Pedders for...

Hey Jamie

I reckon take it to Pedders for their Free Suspension checkup. They'll probably pick the eyes out of it - but I reckon your front end issue will be lower control arms or caster arms. My...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-11-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,154
Posted By SMOKEY53
One tip is to avoid coin operated car washes....

One tip is to avoid coin operated car washes. Made the mistake (once) of using a touch free auto wash, the harsh chemicals in the soaps dried on the car and leave heavy water etching. I found...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-06-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,113
Posted By SMOKEY53
I think you've about covered it right there! Oh,...

I think you've about covered it right there! Oh, maybe shiny stainless pipes to look at when you're on your back under the car.....potentially a poofteenth of weight savings.....:thumbup:
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