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Old 04-24-2017, 06:15 AM
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2004 X5 - What else should I be looking out for?

Hello group. I have a cherished 2004 X5 with 215,000 kilometers that I would like to keep using as a secondary vehicle for as long as possible. (My primary vehicle is a 2013 328xi Sport edition.) Problem is I'm worried about reliability and the threat of being stranded somewhere with a dead vehicle. To date, within the drive chain, I've changed:
- most engine gaskets
- alternator
- battery
- fuel pump
- disa valve
I take meticulous care of my car, with the help of the great guys at AutoTrend BMW Service here in Toronto. My question: What other components in the drive chain should I be prepared to fail? If I'm aware of the things that might go awry I can get ahead of them and have the issues addressed before I'm stranded out in the countryside somewhere.
I appreciate your sharing of experiences in this regard.
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Old 04-24-2017, 12:01 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our X5 forum, you'll get more help in here.

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