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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-19-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By ncsucarjock88
It's a compromise...but a damned great one for...

It's a compromise...but a damned great one for those of us who need AWD and the ability to tow 6000#. Yes, the engine is definitely happier in the upper reaches of the powerband (of any X5 I've...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-07-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Wait, wait. A *girlfriend*. Not a Fiance, not a...

Wait, wait. A *girlfriend*. Not a Fiance, not a wife, but a GF....made you sell two cars? Are you mad?
Sorry. No way that would ever occur with me. My cars are my toys. Don't like em. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Hey man, head over to Xoutpost for a lot more...

Hey man, head over to Xoutpost for a lot more information and feedback on the 4.6is. That board is a lot more active with DIY, maintenance, and upkeep on the older X5's.
I'd consider records...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,331
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Go hang out at Xoutpost.com. They're a lot of...

Go hang out at Xoutpost.com. They're a lot of E53 owners over there, and quite a few 4.8is guys that can help you out, and bunches of threads.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,202
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Aight... Enough with the nay-sayers. ...

Aight...

Enough with the nay-sayers.

I tow with my X5 a lot. A whole lot. Probably about once every week or two, with a light load (under 3000#), and about every 2-3 months I tow a heavy...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,621
Posted By ncsucarjock88
2004 4.4i, 63k and change. Bought in Jan '09 with...

2004 4.4i, 63k and change. Bought in Jan '09 with 30k on the clock... I plan on running her till 200k. A few issues, mostly maintenance. It went in for warranty work on the door actuator, while in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,047
Posted By ncsucarjock88
The 2005 models are subject to it as well. Best...

The 2005 models are subject to it as well. Best advice. Don't drive for short trips in cold weather. Ensure that the engine can always get up to operating temperature, and stay there for awhile. ...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-30-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 38,895
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Hmm. Interesting comments, all. Here's my...

Hmm. Interesting comments, all. Here's my experience with the 2004 4.4i, on stock tires. Snow up to 6" hasn't been a problem, I don't see much of it though.

Off-road...well...I have some pics...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-26-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By ncsucarjock88
I get about 15-16mpg in town...and 20 on the...

I get about 15-16mpg in town...and 20 on the highway in my 4.4i... i have a lead foot...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,516
Posted By ncsucarjock88
I know Mark exists...but I'm a Discount Tire...

I know Mark exists...but I'm a Discount Tire guy... they won me over after I ordered tires for my 2000 Ram 2500, and returned them the same day - handling was awful with the Yoko's I'd ordered. No...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,351
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Mine uses about one quart ever 8-10,000 miles. ...

Mine uses about one quart ever 8-10,000 miles. not enough to worry about, as I change oil every 10k, and just refill the crankcase then. I've got just over 46,000 miles on the clock.

Sadly, 1...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-16-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,516
Posted By ncsucarjock88
General tires - either HTS or UHP

Folks,

Wondering if anyone here has the General Grabber HTS or the UHP tires. Both have excellent ratings. Obviously the HTS, with a 680 treadwear is going to last awhile, and the UHP, with a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By ncsucarjock88
I picked up an '04 X5 4.4i non-sport, but almost...

I picked up an '04 X5 4.4i non-sport, but almost everything else (comfort, cold, premium, etc) with 32k miles for $24k. CPO - warranty till 100k, or July of 2010. I'll rack up 40-50k on it this...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,836
Posted By ncsucarjock88
I went from a 2008 335i coupe to a 2004 X5 4.4i. ...

I went from a 2008 335i coupe to a 2004 X5 4.4i. Long story as to why...but...having owned a 2002 540iT previous to both of those...I guess I was searching for the right car.

I can't afford the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,537
Posted By ncsucarjock88
I bought an '04 X5 4.4i with 32k on the clock, in...

I bought an '04 X5 4.4i with 32k on the clock, in January - from Habberstad BMW in Long Island - 24k out the door. Silver over black, no sport, but everything else. Mint. CPO.
It was a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-08-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By ncsucarjock88
I"m not positive...but I would presume not. Most...

I"m not positive...but I would presume not. Most vehicles cannot be towed on the ground, especially those with AWD. There is no fluid circulating through the transmission...and there is no transfer...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Hmm, I'm having this issue. I figured it was...

Hmm, I'm having this issue. I figured it was bushings going bad...but if it is indeed wheel bearings...those are kind-of important. Are wheel bearings covered in the CPO warranty? I'm outside of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-22-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,598
Posted By ncsucarjock88
And don't think it's *just* on the track. While...

And don't think it's *just* on the track. While in Europe, I overheated my oil twice while driving on regular roads. Once in Italy - outside of Rome, on an amazing set of switchbacks that climbed a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Anyone need a trailer hitch for a wagon?

Folks,

There is a fellow who ordered a hitch from me, from Europe, and is backing out of the deal.

If anyone is interested in a hitch, the OEM wiring harness for an '06 530xiT, please let me...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,888
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Simple math. 15,000 miles a year. ...

Simple math.

15,000 miles a year.

20mpg for the 3.0 avg; 750 gallons x 2.00 = $1500

24mpg for the 3.0D - avg; 625 gallons x 2.20 = $1375

But...the Diesel also gets to 60 in 7.2 seconds,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-11-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Sadly, I sold my E92 about a month ago. 11k...

Sadly, I sold my E92 about a month ago. 11k miles, fully loaded, black on black. Not a ding or scratch. $38k, private party. Took over 6 weeks to sell. Trade in was $32k at the highest...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By ncsucarjock88
That's just insane. Awesome work. You're...

That's just insane. Awesome work. You're creating some really serious monsters...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By ncsucarjock88
I've yet to find a site as active as the E39...

I've yet to find a site as active as the E39 site...or the E90, but this - and X5world, in my opinion, don't have a whole lot going on...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By ncsucarjock88
My recent CPO purchase did not include new tires....

My recent CPO purchase did not include new tires. Stock Michelins, at 32k miles, and I'd say they were 40-50% worn, all very evenly.

Fine by me...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,710
Posted By ncsucarjock88
Why are you doing a cap reduction? You'll never...

Why are you doing a cap reduction? You'll never "get" that money back, and if you're involved in a wreck, and the X5 is totaled, you'll never see that $$ again - you're just out $7k. Better off to...
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