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
Originally Posted by Fast Bob
JUST...LOOK...UNDER...THE...CAR....for Chrissakes....it`s like checking to see if a dog is male or female....
Originally Posted by smolck
A bimmer with forced induction should have a proper manual gearbox. Anything less is like french kissing your sister.