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Old 08-11-2016, 06:25 PM
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2006 x5 to a 2010?

I have an 06 4.4 x5 with 133k. Like the truck but it's been a bad summer. I had to replace the blower motor and valve seals. Luckily, I can turn a wrench but I've lost confidence. Thinking about trading it for a 2010 4.8 with 63k. Thoughts?
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:37 PM
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Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

Read up om the issues with the 4.8
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Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

Read up om the issues with the 4.8

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Tons of problems with the 4.8, including but not limited to; faulty valve stems ($2500 min repair), excessive oil consumption, water pumps failing (also common on the 3.0 (non-LCI), 35i & 50i (LCI's)), the list goes on. Have a look at previous posts and you'll see a bunch more. Only way I'd ever even go near a 4.8 would be if it came with either CPO or a fantastic warranty.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:15 PM
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Tons of problems with the 4.8, including but not limited to; faulty valve stems ($2500 min repair), excessive oil consumption, water pumps failing (also common on the 3.0 (non-LCI), 35i & 50i (LCI's)), the list goes on. Have a look at previous posts and you'll see a bunch more. Only way I'd ever even go near a 4.8 would be if it came with either CPO or a fantastic warranty.
Meh. No big deal. I've got one that came with a little warranty. They covered the seals. No other problems whatsoever through 125k. People like to be alarmists.
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I wouldn't touch the n62 (48i) due to valvetronic issues, oil leaks, valve stem seal issues, the n63 (50i) is even worst, should try a diesel mechanically is sound but it's just the emission system can throw a fit, its torque is almost the same as the 50i and get better mpg, as I always say BMW cannot make proper V engines...
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:48 AM
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If you want something reliable, just go with a 2011 6cyl turbo. The 8 speed alone makes it worth it. Performance will be very close to what you have now. http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...rive35i-review
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I have an 06 4.4 x5 with 133k. Like the truck but it's been a bad summer. I had to replace the blower motor and valve seals. Luckily, I can turn a wrench but I've lost confidence. Thinking about trading it for a 2010 4.8 with 63k. Thoughts?
Inline 6 only. Either get 3.0 or better, 3.5i which will probably deliver better dynamics then your current car.
I personally love diesel, especially in mountains, and engine is indestructible, but be aware of emission systems.
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