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Old 02-11-2013, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by upallnight View Post
If you live in Canada, I would advise doing a Google search on cold, misfire BMW N62 engine. After you have read all there is about the N62 engine and cold weather you can decide if you want to purchase a X5. If I was living in Canada and know what I know now about the BMW V8 engines, I would look at other trucks.
There IS NO oil separator problem with N62. It applies only to M62.
N62 was first introduced on E53 in 09/2003. So post 09/2003 you are fine, although 24-points test (or whatever it is called there) is strongly advised to verify that VALVETRONIC (ie the so called "misfire") parts do not have excessive wear.
135k km is still a low mileage in this case, so if the test verify that VALVETRONIC is ok, you're fine.

Most N62 engines run fine around here with yearly temps between +30C to -30C.
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