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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By R8754
If you haven't already bought it, be sure to get...

If you haven't already bought it, be sure to get an inspection. Everything already mentioned is a potential problem plus, assuming it's an automatic, these vehicles are vulnerable to expensive...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-04-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,747
Posted By R8754
Check previous posts including XOutpost and you...

Check previous posts including XOutpost and you can get service information. My input is: the 3.0L is less problematic than the 4.4 but all have their issues. Automatic transmissions, more so on...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-10-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,723
Posted By R8754
The last post was excellent advice. I would add...

The last post was excellent advice. I would add the following: If you live in a very cold climate, figure on doing the engine oil separator service bulletin update, $1,000. You will need to change...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 46,680
Posted By R8754
I have researched this issue a lot on various...

I have researched this issue a lot on various forums. My conclusion is to change the auto trans fluid every 50,000 miles including filter. If one is already way over that, the post above suggesting...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-11-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,413
Posted By R8754
I have an 05 X5 3.0. Assuming an automatic, the...

I have an 05 X5 3.0. Assuming an automatic, the 05 maintenance schedule says to change the transmission oil at 100,000 miles. Transmissions are a known weak point on these vehicles and trans oil...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-20-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By R8754
I also evaluated the MDX and I just didn't feel...

I also evaluated the MDX and I just didn't feel that it drove anywhere near as well as the X5. However, I would rate its reliability as being higher. I agree, between the two, there is no reason to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By R8754
I have a 2005 3.0 and have been reviewing forums...

I have a 2005 3.0 and have been reviewing forums for years. The 3.0 is going to have fewer catastrophic maintenance issues. Consumer Reports research supports this claim. However, automatic...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-04-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,170
Posted By R8754
I had the same question last year and researched...

I had the same question last year and researched many forums. 50,000 miles was the knowledgeable consensus. Also include the filter change. I ended up doing mine at 58,000 and will do again at...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-16-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By R8754
Smile Hello to Bimmerfest

I'm new to Bimmerfest but not new to BMW. I'm on my third, a 325, a 328 and now an X5 with an Audi in between. BMW is the best drive in my opinion but they have their idiosyncrasies with repair and...
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