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    2005 E60 M5
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    2001 E53 X5 4.4i SPac
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    2003 Mazda Atenza 23S

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  1. Tragic and stupid waste. I wish I'd got to know Atta. When an event is so terrible in scale it is the personal connections that bring it close to home, and make us realise what the loss really means.
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    This. Great vehicle to drive, cheap as to buy but purchase price = tip of the iceberg. Just wish I'd gone for a 4.6is or 4.8is in the first place and at least I'd feel like I'd sunk money into a truly special vehicle. Sorely tempted to pick one up as there's a bunch on the market but without thorough service history I'm paranoid I'd be starting all over again!
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    My 2001 M62TU V8 is sitting on 16l/100KM with the vast majority being work commute ... Never had a diesel but yes they use less fuel but don't like short journeys so much.
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    Wayne Logan

    Welcome Wayne - sounds like a great collection!
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    new of Kapiti

    Howdy Simon! Do add some pics of your 530D and hope to see you at some local events soon.
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    New-ish member in the 'Tron

    Good to meet you at the coffee meet Matt!
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    Newbie with 335i Cabriolet

    Welcome Phil +1 for Eurosurgeon
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    Well - this wasn't some - it was a lot... If you're not sure then get a trans service done. As per advice above … Even if BMW says 'lifetime sealed unit' change the oil in your transmission at each interval 50-60K KMs, and only use ZF oil. This will help it last longer.  "
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    Nup - 5HP24 in the pre-facelift/M62TU vehicles. No real symptoms actually - it drove well (maybe a bit of a mechanical whine when giving it some welly) - but there was an(other) oil leak which my garage was concerned about and recommended the trans specialist investigate. When he dropped the pan he found the metal filings.
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    Still enjoying my X5 - had a good blast over to the Wairarapa for the recent airshow … but not sure if fuel usage is worse since trans rebuild … Have seen quite a bunch of 4.6is and 4.8is for low $$ recently and wish I could switch without (a) writing off all my repairs and (b) feeling like I'd be starting all over again
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    Am I mad to be considering this? 2001 E53 X5

    Have you ended up doing anything @Gabe79? Have a read over this thread: E53 is a great vehicle - Greg's description of it being like a high-riding E38 is probably not far wrong. BUT like lots of old BMWs they can be a money pit so PPI, MBI are a must unless you'll be doing the work yourself. If you're going to get one, either buy one you really like and look after it ($$), or (eek) treat it as disposable 😐 Service history is highly desirable to see if some muppet like me has spent all the $$ sorting things out - so you don't have to.
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    Hi New Member joining with a E46 M3

    Welcome Chris - see you tomorrow morning @ Chocolate Fish!
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    Another Alpina (D5 F10 this time)

    Looks beaut - agree on the colour scheme. For some collectors Alpinas are the bee's knees - typically rarer than M cars.
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    New Member Intro e82 135i

    Welcome Scott - and congrats on the 135i! Looks great in blue - I'm assuming you swapped the black alloys off the car and had the OEMs put on?
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    I've had the thermostat replaced in my 545i, X5 and E60 M5 … 😐 I had a low RPM stall issue in the M5 and it had thermostat codes so in went the new one. Don't think I've noticed a change in fuel consumption in any of the 3 vehicles... so don't get your hopes up!