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Old 06-20-2013, 12:52 PM
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200k X5 Maintenence

I have a 2001 X5 4.4i with 170k, still runs very smooth and fast but I am hearing that I need to start looking to change some parts out beginning with the lifetime timing chain. the water pump and cooling fan were changed a few months back but I was told that the timing chain was a lifetime part. what suggestions do you have for me and what is most important in order of necessary maintenance and what is advisable but not as critical?
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:04 AM
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Maintenance for high mileage X5

Still looking for some suggestions on what I should focus on as suggested maintenance for X5 4.4i with 170k. It stills run strong and fast, I just want to make sure it stays that way without having to put it in the shop. What should I definitely start to replace now to avoid failure and what is not as important based on your experience?
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:04 PM
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do the cooling system and timing chain guides first as well as all the other tensioners and seals in and around then engine.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:36 PM
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re: 200K maintenance

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do the cooling system and timing chain guides first as well as all the other tensioners and seals in and around then engine.
Thank you for your suggestions....I just purchased the timing chain, the guide, and the upper and lower tensioners. I also purchased the valve cover gaskets and the crankshaft seal. I plan on taking it to my mechanic next Saturday to have these things done...I also was wondering should I change the pre-cat O2 sensors now? and how about the purge valve (otherwise known as a PCV valve on most cars)?
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:14 PM
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yes, anything while your in there. especially the PCV even if you don't really live in a cold climate
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