Hello, visiting from the E38 &E31 boards...
...considering adding an X5 2001-03 to the stable. Have much experience maintaining 740i 2001, 840Ci and daughter'd 2001 325i. What's the better path;3.0 or 4.4, then what are the major issues and worthwhile options to look for and what are the typical problems to consider.
Thanks in advance for all replys and advice.
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Re: Hello, visiting from the E38 &E31 boards...
I think Robert hit all the major points, and if you follow his postings you can save time and money with the annoying fixes that most have to take to the dealer. I had a 750 before the X5, and a 735 before that. The first day I thought I had made a terrible mistake, as it rode much bumpier than I had expected, and there is no armrest, just the console. No more theater seating. But I got used to it and now wouldn't go back. It will go anywhere and tow a 27 foot boat, occasionally forgetting its back there. The only thing that tows better is a Suburban. I'd get another if I could afford it. But for now, my 4.4 Sport with 190,000 miles will have to keep running. Looks and runs like new. I am replacing a transmission pan gasket as we speak. I finally get to change the tranny fluid! Otherwise, just the routine maintenance. The dip stick never gets below full between 5,000 mile changes. Since you have a 740 and 840 (I like that!) you know the engine well. I am in the car a lot and on the highway much of the time, on the phone, so I wanted an automatic and the V8. The V8 is coasting at 80. Coming out of passing gear at 110, pushing you back in the seat as it goes into fourth. But you know about that. Either engine, its a beast. In a good way. Good luck!
why valley pan requires engine removal?
I did this on my e39 540 a few years ego along with intake gaskets, EGR, water pump, and knock sensors and it was not that bad. Is the 4.4 in the X5 recessed deeper in the firewall? What is the reason for engine removal? Thanks.<B>
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