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ArNarX5 10-27-2011 03:01 AM

What is the mileage of your X5?
 
Can you guys share how many miles are on the clock of your X and what, if any major repairs you've done. I have an 03 4.4 with 115k and want to get a feel of what to expect. I love the car and have no near plans of selling it. I'm also considering doing the dreaded transmission fluid change since its still riding on the original fluid. Also, as a test, I filled up with regular 87 gas instead of the usual 91 premium. Is this bad for the car? I'm regretting I did it. After 200 miles, I noticed black carbon deposit on my tailpipes where as they were clean as new before. Any thoughts?? Thx

X5V8RULES 10-27-2011 06:33 AM

Be careful when flushing the trans oil. I did it @ 100k and after a weak my trans blew into pieces.

X5V8RULES 10-27-2011 06:34 AM

What s the difference between the 91 premuim and 98 unleaded ???

TriX5 10-27-2011 07:18 AM

I have an 03 4.4i at 96000 (built 06/03). At 88k I did the water pump. At 95k the Torque converter broke and formed to do the gearbox overhaul. At the same time I did the valley pan gasket and changed the coolant tank and the fan clutch.

I am getting ready to change the front struts and the front suspension bushings. Still not clear to me is when I will tackle the chain guides and valve cover gaskets.

The engine is running better than ever at this point!

Good luck with your 03!

emil 10-27-2011 08:18 AM

I have 125K and have had the frozen venthoses problem and some front bushings. That's all!

TwinTurboGTR 10-27-2011 09:01 AM

Mines got 85K on the dial. So far I've changed all the window regulators, sunroof gasket, Valley Pan gasket, spark plugs, water pump, thermo, all seals and gaskets on the top half of the motor, battery, CV boots, and various bulbs and crap. So far, nothing really major. Only major problem was that valley pan gasket.

Now there is controversy about changing the fluid, but mine has been shifting fine and do not want to risk it, so I will leave it.

And as for fuel. I try to only put in Sunoco Ultra 93. I've noticed if I go lower than 91, my CEL comes on. As soon as I fill with 93, it goes out. It sucks to find +/- 10% ethanol mixed in because it burns like crap IMHO, but its hard not to find blended fuel anymore.

X5V8RULES 10-27-2011 09:45 AM

You are lucky :)

PropellerHead 10-27-2011 09:59 AM

Only ~18K on the '04 V8. :D but it'll clear 19K on the way home this weekend. I haven't done anything but mod it since I picked it up in Feb of this year. I'll run through the fluids- transmission included- at 20K. It's been 7 years, so it's more about time than miles.

The '04 i6 had a few regulators (CPO), a water pump, alternator, and probably some little things I am forgetting. I only drove it for a year outside of the CPO/extended maintenance combo. Within that time, I changed the fluids on my own a few times according to old school maintenance.

Before I get stranded like I did with one E39 and *almost* did with my second, I will probably do the same aluminum radiator and electric fan mod on the 4.8is. It'll just be peace of mind.

jbny 10-27-2011 12:34 PM

70K on the 05 4.8is - I bought it around 45K miles, the following was done.

Me :
Change Battery
Interior Bulb
Tail Lamp bulb to be replaced (just went out)

Previous Owner:
Change Hoses
Change front control bushing I think.

Rick27 10-27-2011 01:25 PM

Just turned 80k on my '06 4.8is. I bought it recently, with 72k on it. I've changed the tension struts, bushings and ball joints after buying new tires and getting a shimmy, however it didn't fix the problem (going back to the shop tomorrow).

I always put the highest octane possible, usually Sunoco 93.

tmv 10-27-2011 01:34 PM

83k mi on my wife's 2001 X5 3.0,bought it at 78k mi in Nov 2010. I'll do some preventative maintainances like VCG, spark plugs, Vanos seals, clean ICV and throttle body, cooling system overhaul.
The car calls for 91 or higher, so that's what it get. I dont want to save a few bucks for any potential risk.

wallyx5 10-27-2011 01:44 PM

I have 312,000+ and replaced the original transmission around 308,--- I now have my eyes set on 400,000 should take me another 2-3 years.

ArNarX5 10-27-2011 10:51 PM

Thanks everyone for all your stories. Looks like mine is the highest mileage with the exception of wally. That's amazing. Are you the first owner?? Hope u hit 400 as planned!

I just did the water pump, belts, thermostat , hoses, cv boots, and battery at 107k. As for yhe trans fluid, I have mixed feelingsas well. My mechanic keeps pushing me to do it however says there is a small risk of trans going bad but claims the risk of not changing is far greater. I'm starting to get more concerned that it might go bad too. @x5v8rules, were there any symptoms prior to flushing the fluid or was it a good transmission?

As for the gas, I know I made a mistake with 87 but as far as mpg, this seems to be burning better than the 91.

Btw, how much did u guys spend on a new trans? I hear it's about 4k.

ArNarX5 10-27-2011 10:59 PM

Are there any symptoms to a failing torque converter or did the car just stop suddenly?

Quote:

Originally Posted by TriX5 (Post 848792)
I have an 03 4.4i at 96000 (built 06/03). At 88k I did the water pump. At 95k the Torque converter broke and formed to do the gearbox overhaul. At the same time I did the valley pan gasket and changed the coolant tank and the fan clutch.

I am getting ready to change the front struts and the front suspension bushings. Still not clear to me is when I will tackle the chain guides and valve cover gaskets.

The engine is running better than ever at this point!

Good luck with your 03!


bakersx5 10-28-2011 12:55 PM

02 3.0i here. four window regulators, drivers sear control module, Idle control valve. Spark plugs and did the valve cover gasket since i was doing the plugs. I have around 125k right now.

UCrewX5 10-28-2011 01:49 PM

2001 X5 3.0i with 205,000 miles. Biggest expenses have been the oil separator and having to replace the engine wiring harness (blame that on the neighborhood squirrels, not BMW - seriously).

I still have the original tranny fluid. Never have had any problems there.

motordavid 10-28-2011 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArNarX5 (Post 848924)
Thanks everyone for all your stories. Looks like mine is the highest mileage with the exception of wally. That's amazing.

...As for the gas, I know I made a mistake with 87 but as far as mpg, this seems to be burning better than the 91.
...

I seem to recall the good Doc/Chairman, aka KewlX5, has a bunch of miles on his X, and there may be others up in the high 100k range, from fading memory.

I've run 87 often, esp on long highway day trips where the tank gets consumed in a day; my mpg hwy doesn't vary much, but other than feel good mental health, I have never noticed any improvement with the occasional tank of 91/93, fwiw.

Our '01 3.0 has 82,000 miles, and the list of post warranty non-maintenance repairs can be counted on one hand. :thumbup:

Orig window regs, too...knock on freakin wood. :D
GL, mD

PS: if you hit Search Tab, you may find a partial page worth of "what's your X's mileage" threads. ;)

Dan Fowler 10-28-2011 04:29 PM

240000 going for 3
 
06 4.4 I do about 50 to 60k miles a year now. I do my own normal routine maintenance. My schedule for service is generally half of what BMW recommends, except for stuff like blades and brake fluid. I have done door handle carriers, rear brake lights, but no regulators. Tension arm bushings and sway end links.

I have changed the trans fluid 3 times, and filter once. There was very little silt in the pan. I relplaced the battery once.

I caved on the alternator and had dealer replace it.

Good luck with yours. I am shooting for 400k miles.

Hawkdriver75 10-28-2011 05:08 PM

Hit 120K today on our 2004 3.0. Purchased last year at 100K here in Germany, but US spec. No issues, only new tires coming up this weekend and I think a new passenger lock regulator is in my near future (only unlocks about every other time). Replacing tires this weekend, hopefully will take care of the crazy road noise we are getting when slightly turning left or right at speed. If not, will investigate front suspension wear/alignment. Great vehicle so far!

PS- Going on original "Lifetime?" transmission fluid as far as I know. Thought about changing it, but seems like I hear more "my transmission failed ______ days after I changed it" than I have heard otherwise. Think I will let it ride.

:thumbup:

Hawkdriver75 10-28-2011 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by X5V8RULES (Post 848791)
What s the difference between the 91 premuim and 98 unleaded ???

Octane rating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Extremely confusing way of measuring, but our 98 in Europe would at least be a 93-94 octane "Premium" in the states-

bakersx5 10-28-2011 06:31 PM

UCrew, that makes me feel better about my 02 3.0i. no major engine or trans problems and i do regular maintenance like I should. what kind of oil do you use?

wrenchjock 10-28-2011 06:33 PM

165,000 on my 2001 4.4! I bought it with 75k on the odometer back in 2006. I have put 2 water pumps on it and not much else other than maintenance IE tires, brakes, tires, belts, tires, oil changes....

TriX5 10-28-2011 06:42 PM

ArNarX5, my car made a grinding noise that was clearly coming from the bell housing and the lower gears shifted in a very rough manner. Eventually it would not go uphill. No Trans Fail Safe message....ever, in all this.

skeetjunkie 10-29-2011 12:38 AM

92K on a 2004 3.0i. Runs like a champ - old school maintenance all the way. Front CV boots R/R last year. Hauls everything and is great for long distance trips. Hope to keep it over 200K.

haigha 10-29-2011 02:36 AM

29k original owner miles, mostly highway, on my 04 4.4 (10/03 build). No major issues. Replaced the FSR twice (cheap eBay ones both times, next one will be OEM). Replaced the battery this July but it was probably the 2nd FSR.

UCrewX5 10-29-2011 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bakersx5 (Post 849066)
UCrew, that makes me feel better about my 02 3.0i. no major engine or trans problems and i do regular maintenance like I should. what kind of oil do you use?

Castrol Syntec 5W30

bakersx5 10-29-2011 06:35 PM

Good, thats what i have been running. :thumbup: How often do you change it? i have been changing it every 10,000 miles

GDTRFB 10-29-2011 07:31 PM

01,152k miles so far..new front cv axles, alternator, a couple of crank shaft postiion sensors, new tail lights, battery, fuel pump, tires it needs a rr window regulator and now it looks like its getting a rebuilt transmission or I'm going to part it out I havent quite made up my mind, this thing must have been built on a friday afternoon just before the weekend I'm very disapointed in the quality of this car. However its a blast to drive when it works

mostt 10-29-2011 08:06 PM

i have a 05 4.4 with 33000 miles, i had to change the alternator, tires,suspension senors, transmission lines, passenger regulator x2, and oil pan gasket. but its a great vehicle!

Bassethound 10-29-2011 09:48 PM

'04 3.0i with 120k miles. General maintenance plus thermostat, water pump, belts, cv boots, and spark plugs all around 100k miles. Change oil every 7500 miles using Mobil 1 0w40. Still runs like the day we bought it.

UCrewX5 10-30-2011 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bakersx5 (Post 849238)
Good, thats what i have been running. :thumbup: How often do you change it? i have been changing it every 10,000 miles

generally between 10 and 12K

SkidmarkX5 10-31-2011 03:16 AM

Milage on my X5-Good Post
 
Mine is a Year 2000 (01/2000) 4.4i.
When I got it at 97K it was dealer-maintained by the book.
Prior to 97K I learned it had the following:
Alternator replaced (the water-cooled one)
all 4 window regulators, then the usual brakes and such.
After I got it I did the following:
Water Pump & Stat, Coolant recovery bottle. Rear shocks.
It ate up a left rear tire in short order, leading to suspension control arms, bushings & ball joints all around. Then new tires. Did the Powerflex upgrade on all the bushings at the same time. Very nice holding onto the road now.
Big mistake at 130K. I decided (after much encouragement from the dealer) it was a good idea to change the transmission fluid & filter. What transmission does not want to run on fresh clean fluid & a new filter? The ZF trans in the X5 after 100,000mi. When they say lifetime, they mean lifetime. There is a reason why there is no dipstick.:wtf: Mine went South 3,000mi. after the "freshen-up". :banghead: Check out the other info on the ZF trans in this & other Club websites. It all points to the same outcome. My new transmission (had it rebuilt by 1st Stop Trans in AZ.) runs flawlessly - maybe better than new since its supposed to have a new-generation valve body in it now. The shifting is smooth and predictable in all conditions.
Today it has 137000mi. When the trans was out the rear main seal was doing its job, not a drop. I am getting some leakage at the valve covers & possibly the valley pan gasket. I see an oil diverter replacement in the future.
The parts are spendy but compared to what? Nothing compares to the quality of the drive.
The BMW is all about preventive maint. EXCEPT the ZF transmission. :trustme:
I suggest you run it untill it goes no more. :goodluck:

Best regards,
SkidmarkX5

nigwhyrito 10-31-2011 04:20 AM

69,000 [email protected] 45,000 miles, 2 years ago. dealer replaced MAF( actually they left it off while doing maintenance), replaced all 4 tires. Dealer Replaced faulty dvd screen for RSE. Dealer replaced rear brakes. Recently topped off with castrol syntec 5w30 synthetic. Noticing engine temp not @ centerline around 1045 to 1130ish while highway driving. Using my seat heaters for warmth. Turn on heater on highway, temp drops to the line. Is topoff to blame? Yearly oil change comming up so dont know if i should wait or is this something serious.

cube4da99 10-31-2011 10:23 PM

03 4.6is with 146,000

4.6toddy 10-31-2011 11:03 PM

2002 4.6IS
135,000 KM (not miles)

Since February 2011
Battery
Alternator
FSR
Tires
Alternator
Alternator & A/C Belts
Coolant flush
(doing this week) Timing Chain guides - which includes;
valve cover gaskets
pretty much every seal, o'ring etc, gasket etc... up top
water pump

...and considering a brain diagnostic scan on myself not the car to ensure my brain is functioning correctly when I keep paying to fix this thing. I'm sure there's a fault code in there somewhere

flekz 11-02-2011 08:12 PM

200k this week...

fraserp 11-02-2011 09:11 PM

well at i'm at 51k+ other than regular maintenance so far i changed stablizer links, cv boot, passenger door handle carrier(shitty piece of technology from BMW). anyway still love my beast.--- and now to entice you into individualizing your X here are some of my mods= HID fogs, Xpipe, eisenmann race exhaust, full LED interior, chrome cluster rings, 20" rims staggered, lemanns fender flares, wheel spacers, painted calipers silver, all glass tinted even the pano-roof, 3M cf wrap steering wheel trim. and other interior parts ect. and still planning more. lol

Bill Valley 11-02-2011 10:30 PM

I have owned mine since 39k, now up to 82k. Brakes, tires, and cv boots - no other issues. I always fill up with 92 octane, 93 if possible. Wife's 325 is well over 100k with no major issues. All regular maintenance has been performed on each.

Naz24 11-02-2011 10:44 PM

just turned 99K this past weekend. My baby is getting old :(

Excited for the 100k mark. just bought a random orbital from phil with some menzerna and einzett products to give her a 100k birthday present :)

MINIz guy 11-02-2011 11:00 PM

Mine is 1 year older than Naz's and it's just passed 89k miles. It keeps its worth even though I wring its neck out when I drive it. The past few days have been especially harsh on the X5 as I've had to blast around town getting to the fire station in the blizzard -- it now has a nice thick coating of mud in the wheel wheels and plenty of scratches from low hanging/fallen branches on the roads. I think I'm going to keep the mud as a "trophy" after the Nor-Easter; the mud also fits well with the aggressive General Artic snow tires I have on it too.

bigwave2255 11-02-2011 11:05 PM

2005 3.0d 119,000km

all good

thedweeb 11-03-2011 06:56 AM

3.0d 138000 miles just getting ready to put its third ( yes third )gearbox and torque converter in. Then the usual- tyres- sway links- bushes - brakes-FSR-oil breather - oil and filter changes... the joys of owning a BMW....come back Audi all is forgiven.....:dunno:

steelheader 12-05-2011 11:16 PM

miss it
 
189000 miles no problems the last 50 k besides window regs [50 bucks on ebay]. but last week the vanos went or the timeing guides,debating on trying to do the job ?The special tools are just my hang up.:dunno:

binonexus 12-06-2011 12:00 AM

101k miles

Recent work:
Water Pump
2 Pulleys and belt
Valve cover gasket
Both boots (preventative)

Work needed:
O2 Sensors
Rear upper control arm

Other than those things the car runs great. My 1999 e46 now has 215k.. shooting for 300k before I treat myself to a new 335xi as a graduation present. hope to be able to take this e53 past that.

SF2000x5 12-06-2011 01:38 AM

190k 2000 4.4i

..just took it to tahoe, a 400+ mile drive roundtrip and 700 mile roundtrip to LA from San Francisco.

transmission slips in reverse
worn thrust bushings

taosx5 12-09-2011 07:30 PM

2003 4.4 w/107K miles.
Bought it new and had routine maintenance since. Replaced both front CVC axles twice, a few bulbs here and there, expansion tank, Recharfed AC, front brakes have been replaced twice, rear brakes once. At 100K replaced all four rotors. Also at 100K had water pump and all cooling hoses as a preventive maintenance. A few other little things like electrical relays and stuff.

2003 4.6is w/ 91K miles.
Replaced Torque Converter at 74K, both front CVC axles were replaced under warranty, expansion tank, regular maintenance stuff, and a couple of other minor things. Bought with about 60K miles. Just now considering replacing the CCV and oil separator due to some intermitent oil leak.

Cheers to WallyX5 with 300K and counting. That is what I am shooting for. Both are still a pleasure to drive.

Phr3d 12-10-2011 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thedweeb (Post 850001)
3.0d 138000 miles just getting ready to put its third ( yes third )gearbox and torque converter in. Then the usual- tyres- sway links- bushes - brakes-FSR-oil breather - oil and filter changes... the joys of owning a BMW....come back Audi all is forgiven.....:dunno:

I feel your pain, as the Werken makes pets that are damned expensive beasts to feed(improving) and care for, always will be. BMW diesel-equipped Torque-converter fails and eats transmissions? and NO relief from BMW after the fact? that is utter shyte and what steers the reasonable away from the brand..

but I highly recommend that you -do- jump back into an owdi, preferably one the age of your X, or older.

MAJOR Bias here, I discovered BMW at the ripe-old-age of 23, so I was spoiled in the glory-days of e9-e28, I am an UNreasonable fan, lol..
the Audi of the time was very respected in the press and in Europe (the 100? not certain, but the aero-look, 23-valve V-5 cylinder model) but I don't see any of them any more.. I drove a rental for a couple-hunnert km..

so I guess That is my definition of BMW.. the nth-nth detail that, when all maintenance is damned-near-religiously performed, makes a transportation appliance that exceeds its equation.. and keeps on being that car.. then came the //M's that narrowed variance even further..

I'd prefer a used //M to a new 525.. nothing inherently 'wrong' with the plain-jane fiver.. just not -there- yet. The //M is there in spades.. but jesus-gawd-it'll-cost-what? hella maintenance costs.

know I'll get (and probably deserve) flames, but in MY opinion: every audi I have layed hands upon feels like that plain 525 to me.. good enough (for the press salivations) but not quite.. the e-53 X isn't quite there yet, either, but it is still well worth the expense as it competes on a plain which I have had no experiences (gerlunder-wagon and BL-era Lucas-Rover set aside, heheh).. and it does have personality and a bit of the soul..

5K of my anticipated 130K mi total ownership, 122k, yesterday..
$3.2k so far.. mods, prior-owner-tabled maintenance and a RearWinReg to bring her back to near-correct + $700 for snows. Those, combined with the electronics that I have grinned and sneared at in the past, probably just saved my keister a couple of hours ago as the lion-share of the populace learns, yet again, that snow is slick.. and insist upon an anti-darwin-ian approach throughout re-education (aka take someone with them).

apologies.. I do go on, mining for chuckles..

http://img176.imagevenue.com/loc388/..._122_388lo.jpg

TriX5 12-10-2011 07:46 AM

Still a nudge uner 100k and since I rebuilt the transmission it runs smoother then ever. Just replaced oine of the rear airsprings which developed a half inch rip.

Next spring it will be time to do the chain guides and the valve cover gaskets. I plan to buy the tools and then sell them on here at a discount on here when I am done.

mark scheurer 12-11-2011 12:11 AM

122k
Multiple window regulators
3 engine fans
coolant reservoir
2 Final Stage Resistors
Instrument Cluster
Rear Seat Belts because they wouldn't retract
CV boots
Front Control Arms
Camshaft Position Sensor
Oil Separator
Oil Filter Housing
Rear Main Seal
MID LCD Replacement
Valve Cover Gasket
Rear Upper Control Arms
Alternator bearing/Drive Belt Tensioner
Secondary air injection valve
Torque Convertor Seal
Power Steering Suction & Pressure Hoses
L Front Door Handle Carrier
L & R Tail Lights due to corrosion
Hood Shocks

Plus all the regular maintenance..... Total Service since 2005 when out of warranty -- $15,000 including scheduled maintenance tires brakes etc.

Not an inexpensive car....

taosx5 12-11-2011 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taosx5 (Post 855585)
2003 4.4 w/107K miles.
Bought it new and had routine maintenance since. Replaced both front CVC axles twice, a few bulbs here and there, expansion tank, Recharfed AC, front brakes have been replaced twice, rear brakes once. At 100K replaced all four rotors. Also at 100K had water pump and all cooling hoses as a preventive maintenance. A few other little things like electrical relays and stuff.

2003 4.6is w/ 91K miles.
Replaced Torque Converter at 74K, both front CVC axles were replaced under warranty, expansion tank, regular maintenance stuff, and a couple of other minor things. Bought with about 60K miles. Just now considering replacing the CCV and oil separator due to some intermitent oil leak.

Cheers to WallyX5 with 300K and counting. That is what I am shooting for. Both are still a pleasure to drive.

Woops CV as in constant velocity axles.

Ricky Bobby 12-11-2011 08:21 PM

59k on my 2003, i just bought it and i love the truck! looking forward to doing preventative maintenance, so far just had to do the epoxy/solder fix on my tail lights, and my ride height control doesn't work so i have to dive into that. previous owner replaced the module which is like 800 bucks so at least the most expensive part was replaced lol.

its a 5 speed with sport package and 4 way air suspension.

Foxyb 12-13-2011 11:12 AM

just picked up an 03 3.0 with 64k loaded..... loving the truck!

anthonytexas 12-13-2011 12:25 PM

2005. CPO at 27,500mi in March 2009. Current at 97,500. Look forward to the big 100k. Since purchase, here the list of things I had done:

1. Water pump
2. Brakes (2x)
3. Battery (I pay)
4. Alignment (3x, I pay)
5. New tires (I pay)
6. Thermometer
7. Condenser/Evaporator (I pay 25% since I died 1 month after CPO)
8. Auxillary fan
9. 4 Routine Maintenance (covered by Plan I purchased)

Dealers suggested front bushing and struts changes several times (not covered), but I refused since it cost $2,500 at dealer. I saw a thread here somewhere and I will try to do it myself. Now I am concern with clicking noises coming from engine when idled AND coolant leakage. Will see what happens.

4.8is mike 12-14-2011 04:37 PM

2004 4.8is with 87.432
Time to sell it

740ilDuke 12-14-2011 05:23 PM

178,800 - Runs like new!

Gonna drive it until it breaks, then fix it. :)

Tomaz 12-20-2011 06:26 PM

156K miles
 
156K miles on my 01' 4.4. Replaced recently, both Vanos and chains $8K, steering rack $4K (bad call, only needed WD40 on steering universal) valley cover, 2 water pumps, various hoses, belts, gaskets, radiator, thermostat, other than that runs like a top and looks like new.

faranks 12-20-2011 08:19 PM

149k
 
wow 740ilDuke, 178k is impressive, surprised you can afford the gas bill between those two cars and that kind of mileage lol.

149k for my '00 4.4, I think I've replaced everything but the motor.
I just rebuilt the tranny myself, have replaced every cooling system component, and most everything else you see on this forum. The real annoyances are things like exterior window trim flying off on the freeway, or door seal rubber falling off because even 27 clips wasn't enough. German engineering may be great, their choice in materials sometimes falls short. I was really impressed with the inside of the transmission, but that's built by another company. I don't know how people afford these cars after the warranty is up. Is sweet to drive though, and best looking SUV out there.

flekz 12-20-2011 08:22 PM

Did u document the repair of the tranny. And why did you rebuild? Please private message me.

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01blacks4 12-20-2011 10:21 PM

HA im at 285,000 +/- right now...
03 4.6is
i bought it with 30K
love this truck, but think i might get a new one....still runs great, just need new scenery!

tweetyX5 12-20-2011 11:19 PM

bought an 06 in May with 58k and now have 72k and have only replaced the belts and changed the oil. Loving the X runs like a champ.

Holski 12-21-2011 07:28 PM

Owned my 3.0d SE for nearly 4 years. Recon gearbox @79k nothing since, well only the usual, tyres brakes oil etc. 110k now and sweet as! Well apart from the ARB droplinks need doing. Clunky Clunky when driving!

740ilDuke 12-22-2011 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by faranks (Post 857173)
wow 740ilDuke, 178k is impressive, surprised you can afford the gas bill between those two cars and that kind of mileage lol.

I have the luxury of working 2 miles from my house. A tank of fuel in either car if I don't hit the open road lasts me 2-3 weeks. LOL. I always said that I would never be a long commuter, I just don't get the point in living 20-30-40-50+ miles from where one works. :D

740ilDuke 12-22-2011 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thedweeb (Post 850001)
3.0d 138000 miles just getting ready to put its third ( yes third )gearbox and torque converter in. Then the usual- tyres- sway links- bushes - brakes-FSR-oil breather - oil and filter changes... the joys of owning a BMW....come back Audi all is forgiven.....:dunno:

3 gear boxes? What are you doing with that thing on weekends? LOL I'd be going to another shop, thats madness.

dolbyX5 01-21-2012 09:53 PM

140k on the clock currently. I've had my 01 3.0 for 10 months or so now. I've had to clean up some items that the previous owner had let go, and also tackle a couple of new ones. So far the list includes the filter stand gasket, belts, hoses, aux fan, coolant overflow tank, water pump and 2 front tires (rears to come shortly) as well as a full alignment and suspension check. A passenger side regulator is also on the list. The transmission seems to be holding together (keeping my fingers crossed) and since it is doing well, I'll think I'll keep the lifetime fluid in it. So far I've enjoyed the heck out of it and putting a couple of thousand in it hasn't scared me away.

Charles.Wong42 01-22-2012 10:16 AM

2004 3.0 130k miles, no major repairs but i can feel one coming.

PeterBlu 01-22-2012 11:42 AM

2001 4.4, With 59,900 miles. I have changed the battery and a window regulator.

bmwman528e 02-06-2012 12:52 AM

Im at 224,289. Original Motor. Just rebuilt the transmission 200 miles ago. Had a failing torque converter and figured while the trans was dropped to go ahead and rebuild it. Still shifted good though on the original Fluid. I also had them do the oil pan gasket. 11 hour job OUCH!!!!! Everyday I fall more in love with my X. I want to get into the 300's like wally since I have no chance at catching him. That man drives alot!

Mcguigas 02-13-2012 07:16 PM

2003 4.6is just turned 55k...on the near horizon, valve cover gaskets..power steering reservoir..front rotors/pads... and finally dead pixels...put in new front drivers cv joint..passenger cv boot..headlamp washer pump..new tires..dice media bridge..bought it two years ago with 38k on it..second owner..love it...

Ricky Bobby 02-14-2012 10:44 AM

2003 3.0i 5-speed manual, 61k as of now!

Due to do belts and tensioners this spring, as well as Diff, X-fer case, manual trans fluids for preventative maintenance!

02x592 02-15-2012 10:21 AM

132K miles. '02 4.4i. Torque converter is acting up and a few bushings and maintenance items are due, not bad at all.

skeetjunkie 02-15-2012 10:38 AM

Just hit 100K this week. Only repairs have been front CV boots and preventative R/R of expansion tank and water pump. Old school maintenance program. So far so good...Chef Kevin

sapphireX5 02-15-2012 12:20 PM

My original '04 X5 3.0 purchased new had 125k when I decided to upgrade. The only services done we regular maintenance with oil done every 7k and the expansion tank. Awesome car and loved it.

I decided to mix things up and bought a '06 X5 4.8iS and still have it today. I bought it used CPO with 43k and currently have 73k in my 2nd year of ownership. The only work beside regular maintenance were rear airbags due to leakage but that was covered under CPO for $50.

I still have it today and absolutely love it. I am putting together my list of preventative maintenance to begin this summer.

Cheers,

MHKitchen 02-15-2012 11:13 PM

'02 X5 4.4i just turned 177K....Looks good drives good....on its 2nd tranny, radiator, water pump, hoses and belts. O2 sensor is just now throwing a code.

MHKitchen 02-15-2012 11:17 PM

Oh yeah, and 3 MAF sensors, and 3 Final Stage resistors, 2nd LR window regulator, 2nd radiator overflow hose, and 2nd driver's door handle.

Technomage 02-15-2012 11:52 PM

My '04 X5 6-speed 3.0 just hit 102K. So far I replaced the water pump, belts, front axle(torn boots), and oil separator/hoses, and valve cover. Everything else seems to be working well.

kbruzzone 02-16-2012 12:54 AM

I have a 2004 3.0. The car has settled down but
Cracked head at 45k miles
Replaced front cv boots twice
Oil seperator gasket 3x
Sun roof no longer opens
Power steering hoses

BigLion 02-18-2012 12:36 AM

I have to convert from kilometers as they tend to do things in metric here in the UAE - just celebrated the big 100 (thousand), making 62,800 miles (101064 Km)

I bought the car as third owner 18 months ago when it had 47,850 miles (77,000 Km) but maybe due to the heat and dusty atmosphere have had to replace the following BROKEN parts...


front and back wash-wipe pumps
Front left shock
Back right air suspension 'baloon'
Front left window regulator
Front right window regulator
Back left window regulator
and of course, back right window regulator
Drivers' door handle actuator (embarassing!!)
Drivers' door gasket (rubber seal)
Power steering fluid supply hoses (2 - bad leak)
Coolant expansion tank
PDC control box
Light covers inside the tailgate and rear footwell
Rubber grippers in the running boards
Wash-wipe resevoir cap (how??)


Plus I also had to -

Re-glue rubber strip along the roof
replace windshield surround rubber (perished)
Find a way to get the panaoramic roof cover out to replace the fabric - the glue or any kind of tape, even Gorilla tape, melts in the heat


and the general service parts, brake pads, spark plugs (early, but to treat rough idle), trans flush and filter, fuel pump and filter etc etc.


Will need new tires pretty soon, but you can see that I am pretty sick with repairing all the other shit that is defective. I had a 323i in the UK which is a damp-as-hell country and I never had one issue with it in 3 years of ownership. I sold it to a friend who drove it all round Europe and back, no problem. What is with the X5??

Love the car to bits (as does the wife and daughter) but have had the creeping feeling I should have bought the Range Rover....


Any potential X5 buyer in the Middle East, please take note that these are common problems all the bmwclubuae.com members are aware of!!

JWMich 04-23-2012 12:03 PM

100k
 
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First major milestone, coasted across the line this weekend. Great truck.

Koody 04-23-2012 01:51 PM

allmost 157K-miles on my 01, 4.4

MONAX 04-25-2012 01:59 PM

a hair over 69K original miles on my 2002, 3.0i.
Repairs so far...
- FSR resistor
- Fan Blower Motor
- CV boots
- Alternator/New Battery
- other than that, regular oil changes, inspection II, tires and coolant flush.

Thinking about upgrading to an 2004-2006 X5, 3.0i, but I am having a hard time finding one that's in good condition with relatively low mileage.

If any of your comes across one, let me know.

rcelik 04-25-2012 03:38 PM

2004 BMW X5 3.0 - 152,160 Miles. I always buy 93 Octane.

Original Owner

BavariaTexan 04-27-2012 08:36 PM

2001 - 4.4 - 208,000mi bought in 2004 with 58,000mi

1stE53 04-28-2012 06:24 AM

106k, a ton of maintenance done on this since I bought with 60k about 2.5 years ago.

FITZUNI 04-28-2012 09:38 AM

2004 4.8is 38200 miles.

Repairs LF CV BOOY,FSU :gun::gun::gun:

aimtimes100 04-29-2012 08:01 PM

2002 3.0i just turned over 96k miles

Mike V 04-30-2012 03:54 AM

2002 4.4i with 139k. We bought it with 121k in December of 2010.

flekz 04-30-2012 08:34 AM

2001 4.4 w 210k.

dragalexis 04-30-2012 10:00 AM

2003 4.4i
121,500 miles
195,500 Km

Wolf539 05-03-2012 11:26 AM

40,000
 
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Hit 40,000 on the way home from the airport yesterday!

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evansjl 05-09-2012 04:58 PM

2004 3.0 122,000 miles. Bought is with 69,000 it has been a great car, love it! Replaced about everything on the thing, window regulator, inner door pull handles, oil seperator hoses, oil filter housing, valve cover gasket, axle boots, brakes, belts, alternator, p/s hoses. This thing is a maintenance whore!

rhurula 05-09-2012 05:06 PM

136,000 highway miles on my 2005 4.4i. Only replaced wear items, 2 window regulators, some front suspension bushings. Drives and runs just fine.

rocksteadyX5 05-09-2012 09:53 PM

2002 X5 3.0i pushing 186K. Mostly change window regulator. Looks like AC maybe having issue but so far nothing major. Take it to my Indie on my birthday month every year for a full checkup. ;-)

GDTRFB 05-14-2012 08:55 PM

01 4.4i 157227 What have I done to this?.. I bought it at 150K 2 weeks later I had to replace the alternator, next there was a coil pack or two, then a crank shaft position sensor, then the radiator expension tank hose (in the middle of nowhere colorado) later the expansion tank itself then the transmission, 3 weeks later a couple of heater hoses, 2 weeks after that the radiator.

rocksteadyX5 05-14-2012 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GDTRFB (Post 878096)
01 4.4i 157227 What have I done to this?.. I bought it at 150K 2 weeks later I had to replace the alternator, next there was a coil pack or two, then a crank shaft position sensor, then the radiator expension tank hose (in the middle of nowhere colorado) later the expansion tank itself then the transmission, 3 weeks later a couple of heater hoses, 2 weeks after that the radiator.

Sorry to here that man - Did you have it inspected by a good Indy before buying it?

GDTRFB 05-14-2012 11:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rocksteadyX5 (Post 878104)
Sorry to here that man - Did you have it inspected by a good Indy before buying it?

Ha Ha, that would have been a good move but the car was an impulse buy from a "friend" at a local dealer, I was looking at a truck and the ex was eyeing this. BUT it is a BLAST to drive when it runs, I get 18.8 Mpg in the city and my Newfi loves the back seat. so I guess we will keep it, as long as this fourm is up and running I can continue to turn wrenches on this beast! besides, I can swear at it in its native tongue

pnoyako85 05-15-2012 12:27 AM

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reached my 100k..

BigWalmac 05-21-2012 02:09 PM

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Hit 200,000 the other day.

She thanked us by having an expansion tank falure 2 hours away from home. (and the $400 BMW bill)

Here's the list... long, but I wouldnt trade the truck for the world. (Most done myself)

2012 196,00 210,000
Expansion Tank (202,500)
Oil Separator and Hoses - Crank Case Vent Kit (197,000)
VANOS Oil Pipe (197,000)
Oil Filter Housing Gasket (197,000)
CV Boot - Front Left- (197,000)
MAF Cleaner

2011 175,000- 195,000
Main Belt (195,000)
Belt Tensioner (194,000)
Water Pump (194,000)
Rear Wiper Greasing

CV Boot - Passenger Outer- (187,000)
Sway Bar End Links (187,000)
Fuel Filter (187,000)
Brake Pads and Fluid Flush (186,000)
Tires (175,000)


2009/2010 130,000-160,000
Radiator
Radiator hoses
DISA Valve
P/S Pressure Hose
Belts
Water Pump
Exhaust Bracket, bolts, and anti rattling clips
Intake Sensor
washer fluid pumps
New Battery


2007/2008 75,000-125,000
Expansion Tank
AC Final Stage Blower
CV Boots - Front Two Outer
3 Window Regulators
O2 sensors ( Top 2)
Welded the tail light that corroded (2X myself)
Valve Cover gasket

Regular Maintenance
Rotors and Pads
Oil
Lights

MINIz guy 05-21-2012 05:41 PM

I drove the X5 after a long break yesterday and it still has a measly 95k on it. I do like the rack and pinion steering on it over the recirculating ball steering on my current car and that is one thing I miss.

I hope it sees many more years of great service in the family. I treated it like a baby when I drove it around but I'm not sure how my dad is treating it now.

michael9218 06-15-2012 02:38 PM

'06 3.0 with 94,000 miles here, original owner. Love the X5. I've towed my racecar with it for 5 years. Drives like a luxury sedan yet has good utility. What more can you ask for?

To date it's been low maintenance. The steering rack was replaced under warranty at around 25k 'cause wife complained about a noise. Passenger front door lock also replaced under warranty at about the same time.

Out of warranty I've topped up the freon, replaced the front thrust bushings, and the ignition switch. I did have my indy replace my trans fluid at 75k. No issue before or after luckily.

Currently need to probably fix the rear brake lights with the solder DIY as I'm getting intermittent brake light issues. Valve cover gasket appears to be leaking a little bit. It's probably time for a little preventative maintenance like new spark plugs, water pump, coolant expansion tank, belts, valve cover gasket...

anthony1k 06-17-2012 07:30 AM

'02 3.0, 5 speed manual. 221K miles. Looks and runs like a 50K mile car. Old school maintenance since new. Very few things have gone wrong and all were minor. Planning to keep it till 250K miles, although oil consumption is starting to rear its ugly head.

X5Andrew 08-14-2012 12:14 PM

327,000 km's and running strong

FITZUNI 08-14-2012 12:18 PM

http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4c810-7a57-614e.jpg

1stE53 08-15-2012 11:26 AM

110,000 Miles

Big "J" 08-15-2012 01:51 PM

2003 3.0- 174,000

2004 4.8- 112,000

epdarks 08-15-2012 02:00 PM

142k on my 4.6

SF2000x5 08-15-2012 02:04 PM

Odomter stopped at 187k miles.

I'm estimating 220k miles at of today.

Engine is purring but the transmission is losing reverse and I baby the transmission. I wait for the car to stop before shifting from and to forward and reverse gears and coast in traffic to minimize heat in the transmission.

hurricane22 08-15-2012 11:33 PM

53k

TriX5 08-16-2012 08:31 AM

Mlg
 
03 4.4i 106k

06 4.8iS 77600

HPIA4v2 08-16-2012 09:09 AM

2002 4.4i 83k-miles.

so far preventive maintenances and repairs:
- brakes
- cooling systems
- Valley-pan
- valve cover gasket
- CCV
- FSR
- 2-door locks
- 1 window regulator
- all fluid flushed (at least twice, coolant more times)

Hope it'll last until at least 150-kmiles

rph74 08-16-2012 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SF2000x5 (Post 891485)
Odomter stopped at 187k miles.

I'm estimating 220k miles at of today.

Engine is purring but the transmission is losing reverse and I baby the transmission. I wait for the car to stop before shifting from and to forward and reverse gears and coast in traffic to minimize heat in the transmission.

I assume yours is the 4.4 model? If so, that's nice to see 200k+ on original engine and tranny.

SF2000x5 08-16-2012 08:46 PM

I've only owned it since 10/2011.

Yes 4.4. I'm not sure if the transmission or motor are original but the transfer case had some work done. I can confirm that from the threadlockless bolts that loosened over time. One bolt fell off onto the front plate and caused the front of the driveshaft to hit the case of the drivetrain.

If I were to guess the motor hasn't had any work done but the transmission probably was rebuilt.

turquise1 08-16-2012 11:59 PM

175k miles..

The engine parts are almost completely replaced. 3rd transmission just rebuilt. Front suspension parts replaced. 3rd set of Cat converters.

I am not going to deny I drove my X5 pretty rough the first 5 years (including off road driving), but its being babied now because I had several rentals/zipcars during rebuilding process and NO car matches its driving qualities..

Since almost everything is brand new, I am hoping to keep driving it for a while. If I have to upgrade, I would go for a newer 03-04 4.4 or the new X3..

Ozzie..

2004_BMWX5_4.4i 08-17-2012 03:44 PM

My 2004 4.4i Is now at 183,250 miles.

Only Major repairs are alternator and water pump. The rest has been routine.


Just had the fluids changed in the transmission, TransferCase and engine oil.

watchurself 08-17-2012 03:50 PM

What do you call reoutine??

mine is a 2002 4.4i with 166K on it and I'm glad to hear someone with not alot of repair costs/issues with theirs

i just got mine 2 months ago and have been awestruck with all of the trouble/repairs I've read about here - i know its probably cause no one really posts when everything is going smooth!!! LOL



Quote:

Originally Posted by 2004_BMWX5_4.4i (Post 891912)
My 2004 4.4i Is now at 183,250 miles.

Only Major repairs are alternator and water pump. The rest has been routine.


Just had the fluids changed in the transmission, TransferCase and engine oil.


2004_BMWX5_4.4i 08-17-2012 04:09 PM

My X5 has had normal maintenance work done since the day I drove it away from the performance delivery center in South Carolina. It has been great. Aside from the minimal maintenance that BMW actually did for it during the first 50k miles. To date at 152,000+ miles I have done the following maintenance:
BMW Schedule Maintenance (oil and whatever, nothing major) 0-50k miles

Front brake pads and rotors at 50k (BMW warranty)

Rear Pads at 101K miles

Tires at 50k and 130k and 180k miles

Right Left Lower Control Arm Bushings 132k miles

Transmission Service and 100k service at 132k miles

Left front out CV boot replace 136k miles

Power Steering hose replace 136k miles

Lower radiator hose replace 136k miles

Upgrade to performance Cross Drilled Rotors and Ceramic Pads 150k miles

Recall, "Recall to have the programming updated to the vehicles DME (Engine Control Unit) & EGS (Transmission Control Unit)" - Whatever that was, made things worse for about three or four days when tight cornering in parking lots. Mysteriously then all was fine. Mechanic thought it might be the transfer case going bad. But, symptoms went away as fast it they appeared.

Alternator at 160k Miles
Water Pump at 175k Miles

Transmission Service, transfer Case Fluid Changes at 182k Miles

watchurself 08-17-2012 04:14 PM

Thanks -doesnt sound terrible - like you said maintenance

I'm glad to hear it!!

wifesx5 08-19-2012 11:29 PM

I have a 2002 X5 3.0i w/170k! We are 2nd owner and bought it w/70k back in 2007. We had water pump, front cv shafts, valve cover gasket, computer repl for a/c vent controls (it was drawing down the batt), sway bar link, air controller, intake boot, alternator, license plate light bezel. Tires, brakes, etc goes w/o saying. Getting ready to change o2 sensor bank 1 post cat and oil filter housing gasket/o-ring. Also the pixels are mostly out on the radio. Original trans still good! We tow with it too! Usually about 800 lbs.

vetta2d 09-04-2012 09:17 AM

Going strong
 
I have a 2004 X-5 that gets driven hard in the hot Sacramento summers...I keep regular maintenance on it and use 91 grade gas ALWAYS. Other than the regular maintenance I have had NO issues. It is using a bit more oil now than when new (I am the original owner) but I still have NO COMPLAINTS!!!! :thumbup:

vetta2d 09-04-2012 09:21 AM

Forgot to mention the best part...it has 198K miles and counting....going to have this one for a long time!!!!!!!!!!!

rocksteadyX5 09-05-2012 06:12 PM

My wife has a 2002 X5 3.0 - Just touch 191K. New set of tires early this year. New belts and pullys. Changed the Power steering res this pass weekend. Next on the list - Bushings and transmission service. Told her I may trade it in - she gave me a dirty look....LOL. We will see once she hit over 200K. Most work I do myself.

BmwBrian 09-07-2012 12:51 PM

140k x5 4.4i

civdiv99 09-07-2012 03:12 PM

110K mi

fmugur 09-07-2012 06:50 PM

230k km.
Replaced so far:
Window regulators
Chain guides, chains and every rubber and gasket in the engine, valley pan...
Pretty much all sensors, camshaft, os, wheel speed sensors, engine speed...
Transmission rebuilt
Transfer case
Both rear and front shafts
Both front axels
Rear and front suspenssion except shocks
Fan in ihka module
All cooling and air system hoses

civdiv99 09-07-2012 07:13 PM

Trans went kablooey at 97K mi or so, but that worked out ok as a shade-tree rework. Otherwise in maybe 4 years, I've spent $60 on a front axle assy, about $170 to replace the door lock mechanism on a back door, $70 for a height sensor, ummm......I'm thinking........

I repaired a couple of the HVAC buttons when the little tabs broke off. I dunno if that counts since it was maybe .02 worth of materials used...........brakes don't count as a repair. Hell, even Toyotas need them every now and then........

Quote:

Originally Posted by fmugur (Post 895751)
230k km.
Replaced so far:
Window regulators
Chain guides, chains and every rubber and gasket in the engine, valley pan...
Pretty much all sensors, camshaft, os, wheel speed sensors, engine speed...
Transmission rebuilt twice unsuccessful :(
Transfer case
Both rear and front shafts
Both front axels
Rear and front suspenssion except shocks
Fan in ihka module
All cooling and air system hoses


spcalan1 09-07-2012 09:40 PM

110k on a 2003 3.0

Santib 10-10-2012 11:29 PM

'03 4.6 203,000 Miles and going strong so far. Needs water pump that just started leaking this week.

epdarks 10-11-2012 12:10 AM

Santib, you have the highest mileage 4.6 that I know of. There was a silver one for sale in AZ with 190k. What other big items have been done on the truck? Trans, chain guides, etc? Good to know there are high mileage 4.6is' out there. I plan to take mine to 200k.

Santib 10-11-2012 08:09 AM

epdarks, I had the
Trans
Water Pump
Ac compressor
Valve Cover Gaskets
Valley Pan gasket

all done on the X before the cpo ran out at 100k
I have done the radiator and hoses at 150k. The front suspention bushings at 160k and Oil changes every 6k.
Diffs every 50k with redline.
I have done front brakes twice and rears once.
Alternator at around 145k
I do all the work myself.(Best way to save$$)

Im sure it will need some TLC soon but Im always checking it.

HPIA4v2 10-11-2012 09:45 AM

85Kmile, 2002 4.4i
Still so much fun to drive, next to my 335i and 535i.

FITZUNI 10-12-2012 09:40 AM

04 BMW X5 4.2 43676

FOR SALE 04 X5 4.8is

BMWvoid 10-12-2012 04:05 PM

Year 4 Update
 
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I recently hit a mileage milestone, 73,333. Time on clock was a coincidence.

PropellerHead 10-12-2012 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by BMWvoid (Post 901701)
I recently hit a mileage milestone, 73,333. Time on clock was a coincidence.

Very cool being that the time is 1733. My latest from our Tail of the Dragon trip:

Chopper 10-12-2012 08:26 PM

64000 miles 2005 4.4i

Recently bought only covered 700 miles sincle I got it

BAX5 10-14-2012 06:34 PM

2006 3.0 bought 2008 with 25k' haven't done anything major and am at 129k. Knock on wood. I'm impressed with this vehicle!

Just basic maintenance, will spare the details.

SF2000x5 10-14-2012 07:42 PM

Approx 225k miles and replaced the front left axle with a $70 replacement.

Madams0325 02-12-2013 12:27 PM

2001 X5 4.4i, Milage 278,000 and counting.

Recent work within the last year:

- Water pump, all hoses, and alternator ( preventative maintenance )
- Driver side door handle carrier.
- New radiator.
- Front Driver side CV axle, and oil seal.
- Sway bar link.
- 2 window regulators.
- ABS moduel.

Original engin and Trans. at 15,000 mile oil changes I am only down 1/2 qrt of oil. Runs like a charm. Everything that I replaced where the original parts.

TwinTurboGTR 02-12-2013 12:41 PM

Just hit 117K on the clock. I love every minute of it.

nebilex 02-12-2013 01:00 PM

144k recent work, sway bar link, ccv....
soon to be done, front control arm, bushing, alignment, thermostat,
future maintenance: water pump, rear wheel bushing, O2 sensor

vetta2d 02-12-2013 01:15 PM

Going strong!
 
My 2004 3.0 X-5 has 199,785 miles and still going strong! I had to have the injectors cleaned at the dealer and my NAV system has flaked, other than that..I am a very happy owner! I make sure to ALWAYS do the scheduled maintenance and do my oil changes about every 8-10,000 miles. I am using a little oil now, but I still am totally happy with this jewel. I have no intentions of getting anything different, when it needs repairs, I will do them. The car is in pristine shape body wise and interior. When people get into it, they cannot believe it is a 2004 and they are especially shocked when they see the mileage. It is STILL the ultimate driving machine, even with all of these miles on it!!!

FITZUNI 02-12-2013 02:00 PM

45967

fatman76 02-12-2013 03:10 PM

2001 4.4i
109k

Here we go, things I've done:
-Water Pump
-Thermostat
-3 Expansion Tanks (coolant)
-The PITA line that runs to the expansion tank (twice)
-Both rear air shocks, one fuse for the compressor
-Alot of vacuum hoses
-Two PCV hoses on the back of the motor (they were mush)
-Spark plugs
-Valve cover gaskets
-Alternator
-Belts and Hoses
-$1.87 plastic clip on the driver's window regulator (I think the pass side just went, not to worry, I bought 4 clips :thumbup:)
-Driver Rear door handle
-All 4 brakes and rotors, about 20k ago

Things the dealer did under warranty:
-New radio (twice)
-New main display (started dropping pixels like crazy, odometer was getting hard to read)
-A seal (I cannot recall which)

This weekend:
-New PS Pump (if someone would answer my question from this am please!? TIA)
-New PS hoses, resevior
-Check control arms, bushings

Saving up for:
-A better mechanic than me to do the PCV system and valley pan gasket...quoted $1500

I will never touch:
The transmission...109k and never been touched

stunt 02-12-2013 04:08 PM

Just picked up a '02 4.6 one week ago today. Has 133k on it. Was an impulse buy, but looks to be very well taken care of inside and out. Have only driven it the 20 miles home to my garage that night. Got it up to about 130 mph on the interstate, drive the heck of it on the back roads to my house, and it seemed very tight and solid. Has not moved since, lol!

I'm replacing all the fluids (engine, transmission, diffs, coolant) and filters (engine oil, engine air, cabin, transmission), and cylinder head gaskets (evidence of oil leaks) and plugs.

So far from tearing it down, the only thing I have noticed is that one coil has been replaced, but all 8 are bone dry (no oil on them). Everything else appears original. Some pixels are dead in the DSP head unit, but I'm replacing that anyway with aftermarket.

No service records, met the seller in a high school parking lot and did a cash transaction. Almost got him down to 4 figures. It seems some of you guys have spent that on maintenance in a single year! Wish me luck! I'll probably need it!

http://www.cstone.net/~dk/x5-1.jpg

http://www.cstone.net/~dk/x5-2.jpg

rph74 02-12-2013 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Madams0325 (Post 922050)
2001 X5 4.4i, Milage 278,000 and counting.

Recent work within the last year:

- Water pump, all hoses, and alternator ( preventative maintenance )
- Driver side door handle carrier.
- New radiator.
- Front Driver side CV axle, and oil seal.
- Sway bar link.
- 2 window regulators.
- ABS moduel.

Original engin and Trans. at 15,000 mile oil changes I am only down 1/2 qrt of oil. Runs like a charm. Everything that I replaced where the original parts.

Wow, that is great mileage. Have you ever changed the transmission oil? This gives us V8 owners hope!

rph74 02-12-2013 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stunt (Post 922092)
Just picked up a '02 4.6 one week ago today. Has 133k on it. Was an impulse buy, but looks to be very well taken care of inside and out. Have only driven it the 20 miles home to my garage that night. Got it up to about 130 mph on the interstate, drive the heck of it on the back roads to my house, and it seemed very tight and solid. Has not moved since, lol!

I'm replacing all the fluids (engine, transmission, diffs, coolant) and filters (engine oil, engine air, cabin, transmission), and cylinder head gaskets (evidence of oil leaks) and plugs.

So far from tearing it down, the only thing I have noticed is that one coil has been replaced, but all 8 are bone dry (no oil on them). Everything else appears original. Some pixels are dead in the DSP head unit, but I'm replacing that anyway with aftermarket.

No service records, met the seller in a high school parking lot and did a cash transaction. Almost got him down to 4 figures. It seems some of you guys have spent that on maintenance in a single year! Wish me luck! I'll probably need it!

http://www.cstone.net/~dk/x5-1.jpg

http://www.cstone.net/~dk/x5-2.jpg

Nice ride!

oldskoolaudi 02-13-2013 01:26 AM

Just bought my wife a 2004 4.4 X5 with 98k to replace her aging grand cherokee. I really hope I made an ok choice. I like the vehicle although I feel Audi still builds nicer cars. But since I've owned it the last few months I replaced ride hieight sensor and now have an intermittent starting issue. Also I'm changing the waterpump and accessories since it looks like it is original. I use the recommended castrol oil but I will and have always changed my oil at 3,000 mile intervals even with synthetic. I just don't know how the vehicle was taken care of before. Always a scary thing.

1stE53 02-13-2013 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by oldskoolaudi (Post 922176)
Just bought my wife a 2004 4.4 X5 with 98k to replace her aging grand cherokee. I really hope I made an ok choice. I like the vehicle although I feel Audi still builds nicer cars. But since I've owned it the last few months I replaced ride hieight sensor and now have an intermittent starting issue. Also I'm changing the waterpump and accessories since it looks like it is original. I use the recommended castrol oil but I will and have always changed my oil at 3,000 mile intervals even with synthetic. I just don't know how the vehicle was taken care of before. Always a scary thing.

Good luck. Mine is a love hate relationship :D
You will be just fine going 10,000 miles between oil changes. Mine has over 110k and I change between 10-12k and engine is pristine.

Gavski 02-14-2013 08:48 AM

2004 X5 3.0 6MT with 120K. Owned since 40-something K

Have done: (S - Shop, P - Personally)
S - Both front axles
S - One rear wheel bearing
S - Valve cover gasket (probably failed due to bad thermostat / CCV)
P - Coils / plugs (Bavauto)
P - DISA repair with G.A.S kit
P - New Sachs struts all around (Bavauto)
P - Thermostat
P - Cold weather CCV kit from (ECS)
P - Front / rear brakes
P - Oil changes @ ~10K (mix of Mobil 1, Lubro Moly, Castrol Syntec)
P - Gear box oil changed to Royal Purple
P - Windshield washer pumps & grommets (still have a leak somewhere)
P - Installed modified Clutch Delay Valve (CDV) for us MT folks
P - Aux input installed

Under the remainder of warranty, did have major work done on the pano sunroof before 50K. Think I got new tracks and drains on that deal.

After doing the DISA, CCV and replacing a bad coil last weekend, the thing runs better than ever. Going for 200K at this point. I'm due for front brakes and an alignment.

I joke to myself - If you like wrenching, this is the car for you.

Its not fast, but it is solid and fun to drive.

fatman76 02-14-2013 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldskoolaudi (Post 922176)
Just bought my wife a 2004 4.4 X5 with 98k to replace her aging grand cherokee. I really hope I made an ok choice. I like the vehicle although I feel Audi still builds nicer cars. But since I've owned it the last few months I replaced ride hieight sensor and now have an intermittent starting issue. Also I'm changing the waterpump and accessories since it looks like it is original. I use the recommended castrol oil but I will and have always changed my oil at 3,000 mile intervals even with synthetic. I just don't know how the vehicle was taken care of before. Always a scary thing.

Audi's are VW's with fancy pants on. I don't get it...VW's are nice enough cars.

You better start a savings account for maintenance...and be prepared to get your hands dirty. On the plus side, owning a 2001 4.4i has made me a much better and more confident mechanic :thumbup:

freddyfromutah 02-14-2013 05:41 PM

I have a 2004 3.0 in Toledo Blue Metallic w/ 43,500 miles on it. :popcorn:

bmwman528e 02-15-2013 11:38 PM

241,456 as of today for me! Original Motor, Trans Rebuilt at 226,000.

ALPINE_X5 02-16-2013 12:41 PM

2002 X5 4.4i with Sport and Aero Kit. Front bumper bars. Style 87's and loaded

1) 153,200 miles owned it since 22k miles in 04
2) Radiator replaced - my fault with lack of antifreeze on a very cold winter night.
3) All hose/belt maintenance
4) Guibo/Flexdisc
5) Alternator
6) 2 Window regulators
7) Valve Cover Gaskets
8) Both CV's boots/axles
9) Oil Change every 7-10K miles with synthetic.
10) Transmission original and not touched or fluids changed. Been advised not to change it unless the tranny fails. Shifts and runs strong. Don't fix what ain't broke :)
11) HID lights

Still gets about 21/22 in Hwy and 16-18
Around town. Been very reliable and hasn't let me down. She will be going to a new home soon. Time to let her go.

90turbo1 02-18-2013 01:35 PM

2001 X5 4.4L

216K, motor went :(

trans replaced at 140K
transfer case replaced at 170K
rear drive line replaced at same time
had two sets of front wheel bearings
countless windwo regulators
countless ball joints
countless sets of tires (20's)
a few door lock actuators
steering colum stopped working at 115k

twilightX5 02-25-2013 02:07 PM

198,674 miles on my 2001
window regulators numerous times,final stage resistor, spark plugs, Alternator, valley pan gasket, all seals and gaskets on the top half of the motor, battery, CV boots,wheel bearings, and various bulbs, radio, AC fan and clutch, windshield wiper motor, I noticed a slip in the transmission when I would take off, so I had the transfer case chain replaced.I was told by the mechanic that took care of the transfer case chain..NOT to replace my transmission fluid with as many miles that I have on mine. My X5 would go into shock and would damage everything.

BAX5 02-25-2013 03:30 PM

'06 3.0 135K+
I drive 20K a year, mostly highway for work. It has been virtually FLAWLESS! Just the HID leveling electrics have been replaced, otherwise, just lots of regular service.

About 10-15K on new Trans fluid/filter/gasket, no problems. I feel happier about removing all the metal in the bottom of the pan and putting new fluid in.

I tried 87 octane a few times, but got some mild pinging. Won't do that again.

My X5 experience has been so good, I'm looking to buy another one maybe this week. My wifes POS Saturn needs replacing and I'm thinking whats better than 1 X5 than 2..!?!

MPROVED 03-05-2013 12:27 AM

03 4.6IS 151K. Both VCG's replaced last month, extensive maintenance done by the dealership.

jo2jo 03-05-2013 02:08 AM

So far 51890 miles and no major maintenance yet, but I'm getting oil change at dealer later this week.

Mr.X5_3.0si-retired 03-05-2013 02:51 AM

purchased an 07 3.0si last week with 150k km's on it already so to be safe grabbed 3 yrs 60k km power train warranty

austin 03-08-2013 04:45 PM

2002 4.6is stock with 170k miles bought with 80k

-valley pan
-radiator few times
-water pump and stat
-alternator
-washer fluid pumps
-cam sensor
-front axels
-wheel bearings
-suspension control arms and bushing tie rods
-rear air bags
-paint job is horrible it flakes all over the car even in door jams

Naz24 03-08-2013 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jo2jo (Post 925491)
So far 51890 miles and no major maintenance yet, but I'm getting oil change at dealer later this week.

Little tip... go on dealer website and look for service specials. I get my oil changes for 79.95 at the dealer now :nanana:


I assume you go here-- Synthetic Oil Change | Peter Pan BMW Serving San Francisco, San Mateo, CA

jo2jo 03-08-2013 08:37 PM

Naz, yup you caught me, just got it done by Peter Pan and it's $88.45 now for the v8 and $69.99 for v6 w/ coupon special. Also had to replace some hose$ for the steering wheel reservoirs; as it was leaking...Miles: 51,935

Hopefully, I won't to see them for another 10k+ miles.

808russian808 03-16-2013 05:57 AM

103,000 In need of a new head gasket

sheekdude 03-16-2013 09:07 AM

2004, 3.0, Sport package, DSP, PDC. 76,000 and need to upgrade to the new oil separator unit.

ThaDannyP 03-16-2013 09:17 AM

05' 4.4i 67k

808russian808 03-16-2013 10:00 AM

Which company makes the new oil separator? I'm going to have my car in pieces pretty soon and I might as well fix that as well

wallyx5 03-16-2013 10:23 AM

329,674

2004_BMWX5_4.4i 06-18-2013 08:16 AM

I finally made it to the 200,000 mile club!
She still runs and looks great!
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...27943141_n.jpg

Ricky Bobby 06-18-2013 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by 2004_BMWX5_4.4i (Post 942048)
I finally made it to the 200,000 mile club!
She still runs and looks great!
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...27943141_n.jpg

and you have all your pixels still! Awesome!

tmv 06-18-2013 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by 2004_BMWX5_4.4i (Post 942048)
I finally made it to the 200,000 mile club!
She still runs and looks great!

Congrats on the milestone.

I have 105k mi on the 3.0i and 103K mi on the 4.8iS

TiAgX5 06-18-2013 09:50 AM

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Over 160,000 miles. Still looks/drives great.

rocksteadyX5 06-18-2013 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by 2004_BMWX5_4.4i (Post 942048)
I finally made it to the 200,000 mile club!
She still runs and looks great!
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...27943141_n.jpg

Wow that's great. Did you have the timing chain issue with your 04 4.4?

bcredliner 06-18-2013 11:35 AM

Purchased new. Over 108,000 miles, always use 93 octane. First vehicle I have kept over 4 years.

luvmy03E53 06-18-2013 11:40 AM

~130K, but I'll hafta get back to you on that... I won an award recently for the worst LCD BC display, so I'll hafta fire up INPA to get an exact number...

:rofl:

2004_BMWX5_4.4i 06-18-2013 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by rocksteadyX5 (Post 942071)
Wow that's great. Did you have the timing chain issue with your 04 4.4?


No. The timing chain and guides appear to be OK. I keep the oil full and change it now every 7000 miles. I might change it sooner as it does consume a bit in that time period. I use Liqui Molly oil.

Only Major repairs were:
Water Pump, when Bearing (rear), final drive boots (front), Valve Cover gaskets at 180k,

All the rest have been normal maintenance. Rotors and pads (front) at 50k, rear pads at 80k, new rotors and pads all around at 130k (crossed drilled and ceramic pads). One alignment at the stealer (I think they made a good alignment into a bad one). Oil pressure sender replaced. Transmission cooler gasket/plate replaced. One thermostat sender. one HID lamp went out and replaced both. On my 5th set of tires.

Next goal is 250,000 miles!

powers1 06-18-2013 12:02 PM

Purchased in Dec 2004 (1 year old),ex-Bmw demo car,had 67000 kms (41,875 miles) ,now has 76,000 kms (47,500 miles)...I have a another daily car :)

FITZUNI 06-18-2013 01:07 PM

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90turbo1 06-18-2013 05:13 PM

218K on my 2001 now. (I cheated and changed the motor out about 2k ago with a 64K motor).

holding up good.

just fixed most the rust with (thank god) same color doors and hatch from a local salvage yard.

rph74 06-18-2013 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by 2004_BMWX5_4.4i (Post 942096)
No. The timing chain and guides appear to be OK. I keep the oil full and change it now every 7000 miles. I might change it sooner as it does consume a bit in that time period. I use Liqui Molly oil.

Only Major repairs were:
Water Pump, when Bearing (rear), final drive boots (front), Valve Cover gaskets at 180k,

All the rest have been normal maintenance. Rotors and pads (front) at 50k, rear pads at 80k, new rotors and pads all around at 130k (crossed drilled and ceramic pads). One alignment at the stealer (I think they made a good alignment into a bad one). Oil pressure sender replaced. Transmission cooler gasket/plate replaced. One thermostat sender. one HID lamp went out and replaced both. On my 5th set of tires.

Next goal is 250,000 miles!

That is very inspiring for us 4.4 owners! I'm glad to hear your timing chain and guides have been ok with all the doom and gloom posted here. I replaced my timing chain tensioner just incase, but sounds like yours has held together fine despite being all original! Awesome

FITZUNI 07-12-2013 06:28 AM

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Matyoka 07-19-2013 10:23 PM

My 2005 X5 4.4i just rolled into 80k.

PropellerHead 07-20-2013 03:30 AM

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Originally Posted by PropellerHead (Post 901704)
My latest from our Tail of the Dragon trip:

That was a year ago this month at 29,800. Two more trips since then to the Atlantic Ocean and I'm just under 39,000 today. Looks like rt at ~10k a year. (I mean... since *I* have owned it) Over 9 years, the average is like under 5k/yr. :rofl:

asuX5 07-20-2013 10:30 AM

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On a trip to Atlantic City, NJ!!! Got my truck just over a month ago with only 69,200 miles!!!!!Attachment 59850
If you can't tell its 75,000......

xXJDMcivicEK9Xx 07-20-2013 12:00 PM

03 4.4 just hit 85k

FITZUNI 08-06-2013 08:39 PM

Update 51307 miles.

740ilDuke 08-06-2013 10:59 PM

185,000

bmw_jeff_X5 08-07-2013 07:10 AM

33,000

bsprtsgrp 08-07-2013 10:28 AM

Jan 03' build date

On the road since 2/03....just hit 88K

Wired.Right 08-07-2013 11:45 PM

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2001 3.0 X5. 5 Speed Manual with updated 2010 wheels and Cooper Tires 285/50/20's

Attachment 60053

x5Alpine 08-08-2013 12:26 AM

I think only the M62 motor (00-03)has the timing chain issue as the n62 (04-06) does not but it suffers from valve stem seals and levers

FITZUNI 08-08-2013 12:49 AM

Still going strong..

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wired.Right (Post 950550)
Attachment 60052

2001 3.0 X5. 5 Speed Manual with updated 2010 wheels and Cooper Tires 285/50/20's

Attachment 60053


Hoopie 08-09-2013 01:38 PM

00', 4.4i 210k km going strong.

MINIz guy 08-09-2013 10:12 PM

111k on it. It isn't healthy but it will have to go on a 2k mile road trip to St. Louis in two weeks!

haumana 08-09-2013 11:58 PM

Just picked it up a little less than a week ago....

Build: 9/2003 42k

http://midpacsolutions.com/x5/IMG_2819.jpg

bcredliner 08-10-2013 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by haumana (Post 950939)
Just picked it up a little less than a week ago....

Build: 9/2003 42k

Nice find!

DillonInCO 08-17-2013 02:10 PM

I did a quick search and figured this would be the best place to put this. I'm wondering, for those who have 150K+ miles on their E53, what sort of problems have you run into (if any)? There are two different X5s locally that I'm interested in, one is 148K and the other is 178K, but I want a good idea of what I'm getting into before buying. I mean, to me, 178K is a LOT of miles, and it's not a vehicle I'll be keeping forever (I'm one that likes to switch / upgrade every couple years). I would probably be putting 10-15K on it per year. However, the 178K car is a one owner and it's been very well taken care of.

740ilDuke 08-17-2013 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by DillonInCO (Post 952243)
I did a quick search and figured this would be the best place to put this. I'm wondering, for those who have 150K+ miles on their E53, what sort of problems have you run into (if any)? There are two different X5s locally that I'm interested in, one is 148K and the other is 178K, but I want a good idea of what I'm getting into before buying. I mean, to me, 178K is a LOT of miles, and it's not a vehicle I'll be keeping forever (I'm one that likes to switch / upgrade every couple years). I would probably be putting 10-15K on it per year. However, the 178K car is a one owner and it's been very well taken care of.

Mileage has some bearing as it does on any vehicle, but the service history is where the gold is. Im about to sell my 2001 that has 185k on the clock, but I bought it from a friend who always maintained it and since Ive owned it I've carried that on. For instance, timing chain guides tend to fail on these and I've replaced them. etc. Just look for one that has had the big ticket items done. The engines are great aside from the chain guides and the cooling systems are weak. I have friends that have 300k on the 4.4 with no issues yet, just regular maintenance. So don't be consumed with the odometer. :thumbup: I guess I'll find out how the market responds to mine soon.

FITZUNI 08-17-2013 05:16 PM

I sold the X today 51669.

For sale JL stealth box sub.

740ilDuke 08-17-2013 05:19 PM

Sexy.

Quote:

Originally Posted by haumana (Post 950939)
Just picked it up a little less than a week ago....

Build: 9/2003 42k

http://midpacsolutions.com/x5/IMG_2819.jpg


bcredliner 08-18-2013 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DillonInCO (Post 952243)
I did a quick search and figured this would be the best place to put this. I'm wondering, for those who have 150K+ miles on their E53, what sort of problems have you run into (if any)? There are two different X5s locally that I'm interested in, one is 148K and the other is 178K, but I want a good idea of what I'm getting into before buying. I mean, to me, 178K is a LOT of miles, and it's not a vehicle I'll be keeping forever (I'm one that likes to switch / upgrade every couple years). I would probably be putting 10-15K on it per year. However, the 178K car is a one owner and it's been very well taken care of.

At the mileage of either of the Xs you are considering it is extremely important that the major 100,000 + wear item and maintenance of the suspension and engine have been done, especially if you are not a DIY person. Also, there are many threads on the forum regarding transmission issues at near 100,000 miles that you should consider prior to your purchase. It is critical that you get a pre-purchase inspection of any used vehicle by a certified mechanic.

Of the two you are considering, I would go with the one that you can find out the most about the history. I like one owner vehicles, especially when I can go the owner's home and see how they take care of their yard and home. I would also factor in owner's age---younger = spirited driving.

As it relates to an X, if possible, I suggest looking for a X with 60-70,000 miles. At that range you should have 30-40,000 miles of lower cost maintenance. Better yet is an X with 10,000 mile on mfg. warranty and is certified or you can purchase and extended warranty. Even from aftermarket sources, purchasing BMW parts will make you say "that has to be a mistake" and swallow really hard.:wow:

sneary 08-18-2013 04:17 PM

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Well my 03 4.6is has hit another milestone!!! Geez miles rack on fast!!!! I can remember like it was yesterday when I had only 40000 :dunno:

electricalserv x5 08-18-2013 05:13 PM

68k miles now...................4.8is 2006


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