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EODguy 11-20-2018 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Victorious4.8is (Post 1146828)
Congratulations! Hopefully the older siblings will help with babysitting chores so you and momma can still get out and have fun! Not too much fun though, then you will be needing an additional car seat! Congratulations!


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I wish they were around to help but one is in college and one is working on his family, plus we're all in different countries.

Should have spent more time under the BMW instead...

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srmmmm 11-23-2018 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by trentcdrums (Post 1146835)
Oil and weight you use? Thanks

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Summer months I have the dealer put in the "M" oil which I believe is 10W-60. I use Castrol Edge 5W-50 for supplemental adds - about one quart every 1400 miles.

Winter months I go with the 5W-30 on the dealer oil change and use Castrol Edge 10W-40 for the supplemental adds. Those tend to come every 1000 miles with the thinner base.

I change every 7500 to 8000 miles.

2002 X5 3.0 351,600 miles
2014 428i 44,000 miles

2004 325i sold at 123,600 miles
2001 325i sold at 66,000 miles

1970 Firebird Under restoration

Ryoken 11-23-2018 05:52 PM

rebuilt the beast, ticked over perfectly , rev to 2.5 to 3k , it screamed at me , pulley or belt scream, ordered new belt and a new tensioner, as you could grab the belt and pull at least 3 inch of slack the tensioner just leg it go,
oh and I fixed my rear passengers window
:)

Overboost 11-23-2018 06:41 PM

Spent the day replacing the drive belt with hydraulic tensioner and pulley, AC belt with tensioner and pulley, idler pulley, water pump, power steering hoses and reservoir. She had been making a squeaking sound running and at 163,000 miles I was sure it needed this service. The water pump looked and felt good but it was a no-brainer to replace it with this mileage since with everything apart, it was only 4 nuts for peace of mind. The power steering reservoir hoses has been slowly leaking directly on my alternator so I was glad I caught it in time. All in all a fun day just wrenching on the girl. Next up, the dreaded ball joints.

trentcdrums 11-23-2018 07:20 PM

Please see my thread on the ball joint. I uploaded a diy.
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Originally Posted by Overboost (Post 1147026)
Spent the day replacing the drive belt with hydraulic tensioner and pulley, AC belt with tensioner and pulley, idler pulley, water pump, power steering hoses and reservoir. She had been making a squeaking sound running and at 163,000 miles I was sure it needed this service. The water pump looked and felt good but it was a no-brainer to replace it with this mileage since with everything apart, it was only 4 nuts for peace of mind. The power steering reservoir hoses has been slowly leaking directly on my alternator so I was glad I caught it in time. All in all a fun day just wrenching on the girl. Next up, the dreaded ball joints.

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Overboost 11-23-2018 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by trentcdrums (Post 1147031)
Please see my thread on the ball joint. I uploaded a diy.

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Thank you trentcdrums, I did indeed watch it in its entirety when you posted it. I will attempt the removal and since mine is a southern car, it has literally no rust under there. I just did all the 4 piece control arms kit back in April.

https://dyw03owr7vs3n.cloudfront.net...qi.?1496451122

trentcdrums 11-23-2018 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Overboost (Post 1147034)
Thank you trentcdrums, I did indeed watch it in its entirety when you posted it. I will attempt the removal and since mine is a southern car, it has literally no rust under there. I just did all the 4 piece control arms kit back in April.

https://dyw03owr7vs3n.cloudfront.net...qi.?1496451122

For sure. I did the same. O replaced every other component hoping the ball joint was still good. Lol

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trentcdrums 11-23-2018 07:40 PM

Enjoying this beautiful FL to Illinois trip. She is driving great. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...bb21403c54.jpg

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Maruzo 11-23-2018 08:35 PM

Sharp rims, do u have the 3.0 model with 6MT?

trentcdrums 11-23-2018 08:38 PM

Thanks. They are e70 wheels. Yes 2002 3.0 191k miles
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Originally Posted by Maruzo (Post 1147041)
Sharp rims, do u have the 3.0 model with 6MT?

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