New owner saying hi

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X5rob
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New owner saying hi

Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:07 am

Hello all.
I bought my e53 3.0i x5 back in March off a mate who made me an offer I couldn’t refuse . It had been stood over 3 years so Iv had some teething probs to sort out full suspension rebuilt on front , 4 new tyres , new track rods as old ones rusted solid. Clock and obc refurbished as pixelated. New battery. Then at weekend fun stuff done CD player replace tape . Aux input with Bluetooth for oe+ plus then swapped the steering wheel for e46 sport wheel and fitted genuine bmw xenons . Very happy with her now .
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marti
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Re: New owner saying hi

Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:44 pm

Welcome along, enjoy your X5.....good cars, had one for 8yrs and only the turbo went at 171K.......
Leslie
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Re: New owner saying hi

Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:16 pm

Welcome :hi: glad you got it back on the road , seems a waste it lying for so long , they always need a few jobs doing but great cars and a bargain now :D
graemeX5
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Re: New owner saying hi

Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:05 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Glad your managing to get her back in the road again.

Looking the rear suspension looks a little low in the pic. Most have air susp on the rear so maybe worth checking if the pumps running okay and there is no leak from the airbags,

I think the trick for checking on the airbags if nothing visible was to put washing up liquid over them that way you can see the bubbles

Graeme
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Don Coffey
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Re: New owner saying hi

Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:26 pm

Hi Rob,

Welcome along and well done for putting her back on the road, it would have been a shame to see the X just fade away.

Don
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hennabm
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Re: New owner saying hi

Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:59 pm

Welcome from another E53 3.0i owner. :hi:

Mine was also at a price that couldn't be refused and needed a little work. I bought mine in March this year and put it on the road in June.

I agree with the other poster here that the back end looks a little low.


What mpg are you seeing currently from it? Mine is up to 16.4 so far.

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