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Old 02-12-2013, 09:01 AM
bobschultz bobschultz is offline
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Mein Auto: X5 2003 E 53, 110,000 mil
Interesting thread and all the comments which does not leave one feeling very comfortable. I have had mine since 2006 buying an off lease model, 2003 3.0 with 110,000 miles now. Like many of us, I have gone through many issues and repairs, most of which were normal maintenance items that just happened premature IMO. What I am looking at now is a leaking valve cover gasket, clogged crankcase tube, and a leaking oil filter housing gasket. Living in GA does not seem to be a problem from what I have read but I plan on discussing this further with my mechanic. I don't use BMW service dept anymore, mainly for conveyance and cost. I'll post the results once I find out but.....maybe better to move on to another truck with a warranty but I sure would miss the X5 as its a joy to drive.

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