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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-22-2015, 02:49 PM
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Posted By motordavid
Here is a gauge pic I took & often use of...

Here is a gauge pic I took & often use of indicated <85, which is probably about 80 ish, just as RB wrote.

No pic for 75, but it's about 3600 rpms.

Fwiw, my '02 Vettevert 6 spd loafs along at...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-20-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
^^^ Our '01 3.0 is a 5 speed, and doesn't have...

^^^
Our '01 3.0 is a 5 speed, and doesn't have that better 6th ratio, but fwiw my OBC shows 20.3 cumulative, which has only been reset a couple times in 13+ yrs and 99 thou + miles.

On tank fills...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-03-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
^^^ :rofl:

^^^ :rofl:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
I have driven a 6 spd briefly...that 6th gear is...

I have driven a 6 spd briefly...that 6th gear is like an Ahhhhh, at cruising speed, imo.

Fwiw, the 5 spds have the identical gear ratios, 1 through 5, and same rear diff ratio.

You will learn...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-14-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
Dunno about 'consensus', but I do easy 2nd gear...

Dunno about 'consensus', but I do easy 2nd gear starts regularly: from any kind of slight downhill start, or a not fully stopped situ where I know I don't need first to get back up through the gears....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-16-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
6 speed vs 5 speed...'better', all things being...

6 speed vs 5 speed...'better', all things being 'equal'.
The first 5 gears in the 6 speed are identical to the 5 speed box, with the addition of a slightly overdriven 6th gear = slightly less rpms...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-15-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
DillionInCO: No Xpert, but a cursory glance...

DillionInCO:
No Xpert, but a cursory glance tells me it's non-sport, 17" wheels, (good for putting on dedicated snow tires in CO winters, but you may want some bigger wheels for summer/looks), base...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
Happy, from fading memory the final drive of all...

Happy, from fading memory the final drive of all 5 speed manual cars is ~4.10
There really was no official 'tow pkg' in terms of BMW putting in a diff rear drive ratio; all the 5 speed manual trans...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-25-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
Titz E53, and envious of your 6th gear......

Titz E53, and envious of your 6th gear... :thumbup:
Great looking X, imo.
GL, mD
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-26-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
smi2710, Welcome to the manual trans club. ...

smi2710,
Welcome to the manual trans club.
Our '01, with ~76k miles, still shifts very well, and clutch action/feel remains good.
Other than a trans fluid change around 60k, I have done no other...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-09-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
E30Jason, Ah, I am envious on your 6 speed!...

E30Jason,
Ah, I am envious on your 6 speed! Nice car, color and those 87s are titz.
GL, mD
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
Nice wheels, cool transformation, beautiful...

Nice wheels, cool transformation, beautiful daughter! :thumbup:

Those wheels, whether oe or reps, are Style 300/Style 333 depending on if they fit on an E70 or E71.
GL, mD
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-29-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
Both manual & auto trans used a 4.10 rear diff...

Both manual & auto trans used a 4.10 rear diff ratio, for those MY E53s.

Agree on the 1st gear stump puller; I use 2nd gear for any slight downhill start or short shift 1-2. I suspect all of us...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-03-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
jparrette, nice color on your '02! Those style...

jparrette, nice color on your '02!
Those style 57s in 17 inch, make for wonderful winter kicks, with dedicated snows too.
Lived in Warwick for 15+ years, so I know Cornwall/Hudson area gets some...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-03-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
davintosh, Nice '01 and identical to mine,...

davintosh,
Nice '01 and identical to mine, though I have gone to 19" 132 wheels...
Yes, there were the highly sought 6 speeds for a couple years: same ratios as our 5 spds, but with a slightly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-26-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
Fwiw, I have never had the p brake 'adjusted' in...

Fwiw, I have never had the p brake 'adjusted' in 84k miles...holds like a bear trap, though I admit I use it infrequently.
GL, mD
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-26-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
RickyBobby, Thanks for the props...it hasn't been...

RickyBobby, Thanks for the props...it hasn't been babied, as it saw 5 serious azz winters at our NC Mtn house. It gets driven nearly every day, during spring, summer and fall these days. It has only...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-24-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 145,652
Posted By motordavid
Our 5 speed manual...'01 Sport, Prem, sunroof,...

Our 5 speed manual...'01 Sport, Prem, sunroof, Cold, etc. Have had it since new; ~80,000 miles. Basically problem free for all of its 10 1/2 yrs.

Back story: when I/we wanted to toss my CEO's '95...
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