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    E34 540is 6 Speed
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    E53 X5 4.8iS
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  1. Hi All, My passengers side broke, replaced that. Drivers door handle starting feeling funny, so ordered the part, however turns out it had already been replaced and the shaft had wiggled its way out the end. Pressed back in and away again. So I have a brand new Febi unit for sale. Note I purchased a cheaper ebay one for the passenger side it it took a whole day to fit, filing down crappy die-casting to make it fit. This one is OEM and very high quality. Selling for cost price. $120 NZD. BMW Door Handle Carrier Front Right (E53) - Febi 51218243616 X5 Part #: FEB-37682
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    Hi, @TermiPeteNZ it seems to be a continually battle. In comparison I love my 540iS e34, it is so comparatively reliable! Its about 1 year in now and about 10,000'ks. Has been a great tow machine and seen several ski trips up the mountains. Feel like I have got the bottom of most of the issues and I have address all the typical fault areas, but none the less not sure how much longer my affair with the X5 will last, someone will get a will maintained X5 when I do get round to selling it with all the suspension overhaul I have done. Thanks to FCP Euro taking my money. Can you share details of the key? I need a spare and haven't got round to that yet. I have the following notes and didnt pull the trigger as was too expensive at the time "BMW number of current key 6955749. CHCH bmw supersedes to 6955749. $444 inc ex Germany. " I am still chasing a mild vibration on acceleration, which is very annoying more than anything else. I think the follow list is complete off the top of my head without going through stacks of invoices. Cheers Logan Complete Front Control Arms Front Tie Rod Assemblies Front Ball Joint Front Upper Front Thrust Bushes Front Control Arms All the Idlers, pulleys and belts Front Flex joint Few interior bits Android Head unit fitment, dash-cam etc etc Stealth sub and amp Buy Chains Puncture repairs x2 New bonnet emblem Front window clips (that hold in rail) Fix power steer reservoir leak Wheel Alignment(s) New Battery Front Passengers door handle assembly (not do not buy cheap ebay kits, they are terrible and spend more time filling back flashing on the castings rather than just fitting it) Boot liner and new mats WIP (have parts, to be fitted) Rear Guide Link Upper Rear Control Arms Integral Link BMW Ball Joint Rear (In Rear Wheel Carrier) BMW Door Handle Carrier Front Right To Do Spare Key Oil Service Front Tyres at some stage Fix hazard switches (typical broken plastic) Panorama roof rail clips Find minor vibration
  3. Hi, Giving the X5 a rear suspension birthday, replacing both arms, ball joints and integral links, however need the old special tooling for the ball joint removal and replacement. Was wondering...... Would anyone happen to have this tool and be prepared to loan it out? Cheers. 😀
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    FS: e34 large case diff Chch

    Hi, I replaced the original 2.93 diff with a 3.45 lsd and need to get rid of the original one. It is in excellent condition and was removed from the car before getting to 100,000k's. I believe it has the 7 series input flange on it, which was swapped with the diff swap was done. $250 Any interest let me know, as I would prefer not to have to lug this between houses. Thanks
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    540is getting a refresh

    Where did you source all your suspension parts from? Im looking to do this for my 540is also.
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    E34 M5 NZ NEW

    This came up in a facebook adverstisment for the grooming company and man it looks good in their photos. Might have to send my E34 their way for a birthday. Pretty good before and afters also. https://www.facebook.com/CCVGrooming/?hc_ref=ARRBC-BKQgbrWjNNMiAJ647dkIm7Feb_QCMcJ5Jr3liDrp444BhKpzmYMtUDROKWwBg
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    X5 E53 4.8is Brake Discs

    Thanks Gabe. I think as they only offer air freight the shipping cost probably outweighs sourcing locally. They look great for light weight bits! Their suspension kits look fantastic.
  8. Hi All, Any recommendations on where to source and what brands are the go / no go? Same goes for pads I guess? Logan
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    @bung206 Did you ever get the bluetooth to work? Also is that your one for sale on Trademe?
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    Lemans e53 4.8is x5 in Akl

    FYI. The dodgy gearbox one sold for $7500. I passed on that but found a sweet lower k's one in black on black.
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    One iS is not enough~

    Just picked up a new shopping wagon of sorts after a very long time of deliberation. I am sure it will turn into a project of some sorts. Daylight and photos to come. Needs a major screen upgrade, super dated.
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    Lemans e53 4.8is x5 in Akl

    SOOO... it got withdrawn, so who got it??? Oh and another one got listed today which I am checking out tomorrow. Shame about the transmission and interior colour.. http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1384384532.htm
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    Lemans e53 4.8is x5 in Akl

    ok so adding to the photo thing, and in stark contrast. It's for sale again. Feels more like a dodged bullet. http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1378718809.htm
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    Trademe Car Listing Photography

    Speaking of lazy. I saw this car for sale, and thought, what does this say about the current owner.... At least its a decent resolution and honest.
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    Lemans e53 4.8is x5 in Akl

    hey thanks everyone in this topic! I was bidding but wifi or something went bad. Pressed bid and then it was closing......and then missed out should have autobid... Sold $10400.... Hope new owner enjoys. You guys all rock!