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mdrob70 03-23-2013 01:27 PM

Thinking About Buying an '02 X5, 87K
 
Hey guys:

I'm usually hanging out in the e39 boards, but my beloved '98 5 Series has finally given up the ghost.

I'm eyeing an 2002 X5 3.0 with about 87K on it. She's in beautiful cosmetic condition. Took it for an extended highway test drive and I was blown away by the power. Not a hint of hesitation. The trans shifting felt completely fluid.

But before take the plunge, I just had a few questions for you good folks:
  • What do you guys think about the 2002 e53 year?
  • Anything I should ask the dealer about?
  • Can I use any e39 parts in the e53?
  • Can the e53 run on an e39 battery?

Thanks for your help!

mdrob70 03-24-2013 07:57 PM

Anyone?

upallnight 03-25-2013 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdrob70 (Post 7465943)
Hey guys:
[*]Can the e53 run on an e39 battery?[/LIST]
Thanks for your help!

As long as the battery is good I don't see why not. Do you know the battery size for an E39, I believe the E53 came with 49 or 91.

Teemo Panda 03-25-2013 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdrob70 (Post 7465943)
Hey guys:

I'm usually hanging out in the e39 boards, but my beloved '98 5 Series has finally given up the ghost.

I'm eyeing an 2002 X5 3.0 with about 87K on it. She's in beautiful cosmetic condition. Took it for an extended highway test drive and I was blown away by the power. Not a hint of hesitation. The trans shifting felt completely fluid.

But before take the plunge, I just had a few questions for you good folks:
  • What do you guys think about the 2002 e53 year?
  • Anything I should ask the dealer about?
  • Can I use any e39 parts in the e53?
  • Can the e53 run on an e39 battery?

Thanks for your help!

i am just worried about the maintenance of the car which would be costly,
but its your choice :X

Scott ZHP 03-26-2013 12:43 PM

X5s 3.0i ... some stuff to check.

Cooling system, same as an E39, its a weak point
CV boots; esp the front inners
Window regulators break
CCV clogs, prob due for replacement
Hatch rattles (adjustment), hatch lights pop out (use silicone and glue them in place)
Wiper linkage loosens up and wipers stop (tighten linkage on wiper transmission)
Brakes; the E53 eats front brakes
Vanos seals and VCG likely due for replacement
OFHG leaks; likely due for replacement
A-pillar trim wrinkling (poor quality glue)
Radio display often has burnt out pixels

Teemo Panda 03-26-2013 04:02 PM

It might be best if you go for a f30 or you could get a e90 with right now have which has a lot of room to negotiate because the new MY are taking over.

Good luck!

mdrob70 03-28-2013 06:08 PM

Thanks for your replies, guys. I did pick it up and I love it so far!

I owned a '98 528i w/ 189,000 miles. Believe me, I know about maintenance costs. The good news from my indie is that a number of parts I recently threw into the e39 can be repurposed in the e53!


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