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dannyzabolotny 08-03-2017 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by V8 00USH (Post 1113817)
Just doing a bit of Youtube video watching....and then....I spy with my little eye right at the beginning of the video....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebDS4vC277g

Danny I presume?? :D:D

Haha, yep! Freddy is a good friend of mine and we shot that Mustang build in my garage. I'm in some of the videos too, lol.

I also have my own YouTube channel (shameless self-promotion): http://youtube.com/dannysgarage

crystalworks 08-03-2017 02:17 PM

Subscribed.

V8 00USH 08-04-2017 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by dannyzabolotny (Post 1113888)
I also have my own YouTube channel (shameless self-promotion): http://youtube.com/dannysgarage

I know......I'm waiting to find out what's wrong with the Porker :thumbup:

dannyzabolotny 08-09-2017 06:33 PM

I finally got around to fixing the window regulator... It broke in the down position so getting it out was a pain, to say the least. I ended up hacking the old regulator to pieces to free up the glass. Then I was able to break off the old clips and remove the glass. After that it was pretty much a standard window regulator replacement job. I'm glad I had a friend help me, it's a lot easier with 2 people, especially when it comes to re-installing the big heavy piece of glass. The window motor was fine so I transferred it to the new regulator where it's working happily. I bought new clips as well, but one of them decided to break while we were testing the regulator. The next day I got a new set of clips from the local dealership. Thankfully they were only $4.33 for 2 clips after tax, not too bad. I ended up needing to adjust the window regulator a bit to get the glass going up and down smoothly. That's probably why one of the clips broke, because the regulator was slightly misaligned. Yesterday I reassembled everything and all is right with the world again.

I drove the X5 to work today, it was nice. The AC in it works a lot better than the AC in my 540it, so I'm enjoying that.

OptimusPriM5 09-20-2017 02:09 PM

Thanks for this thread Danny I enjoyed tracking your progress. How are the valve covers holding up? Do you recall the color of the finish and where you had the work done? Im preparing to do mine soon and Im having a hard time finding anyone locally that follows all the steps you mentioned.

dannyzabolotny 10-15-2017 01:32 AM

I'd like to give a big thanks to all who have read and commented on this thread, y'all have been great. Like all good things, it must eventually come to an end. She's up for sale now: https://xoutpost.com/classifieds/bmw...-6is-sale.html

I've put a lot of thought into this and gone back & forth a bunch of times on whether I should sell it, but I think it's for the best. I don't drive the X5 much anymore, since I greatly prefer my 2000 540it for daily driving duties. I also want to free up some space and money to pursue other cars. I'm happy to say the X5 has no major issues as of right now, so I feel pretty good about selling it knowing that it should work reliably for many years to come.

semcoinc 10-15-2017 09:32 PM

Good Luck with the sale Danny! :thumbup:

Mike

dannyzabolotny 10-16-2017 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by semcoinc (Post 1118289)
Good Luck with the sale Danny! :thumbup:

Mike

Thanks! It might be a little tricky selling an X5 4.6is with 215k miles, but I can certainly try. Currently there's a 219k mile 2003 540i M-Sport on Bring a Trailer, so we'll see how that goes (I used to own that car back in the day). Maybe if that sells for a decent amount I'll put my X5 up on there.

crystalworks 10-16-2017 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by dannyzabolotny (Post 1118345)
Thanks! It might be a little tricky selling an X5 4.6is with 215k miles, but I can certainly try. Currently there's a 219k mile 2003 540i M-Sport on Bring a Trailer, so we'll see how that goes (I used to own that car back in the day). Maybe if that sells for a decent amount I'll put my X5 up on there.

Good luck with the sale.

I'd be curious as well how it does on BaT. That is THE place to sell e30's right now. Going for 50-100% more than selling on CL or Autotrader. I'm still kicking myself for selling two of my e30's on CL and not looking into BaT harder.:(

dannyzabolotny 10-19-2017 06:44 PM

Zero interest for the X5 4.6is here on Xoutpost, so I guess I'll list it on Bring a Trailer at some point soon. A 219k-mile 2003 540i/6 sold for $7300 just now, so that gives me hope for my X5.


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