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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-02-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 996
Posted By sjf911
Just did this with my oldest son after he totaled...

Just did this with my oldest son after he totaled his Corolla. Honda CR-V. It was very interesting participating in the process because he also views cars as an appliance. I had to basically drag him...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-06-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By sjf911
Why you have a Toyota son.

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My son is a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-19-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,936
Posted By sjf911
So true but Iíve come to the point where the...

So true but Iíve come to the point where the roads are just conduits to the great outdoors and the need for all wheel drive and room for the mountain bike, climbing rack, snowshoes, or randonee gear...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-05-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,433
Posted By sjf911
The very idea that they can serve you as many...

The very idea that they can serve you as many calories as cheaply as they do begs the question about the quality of every point in the handling/supply chain from the origin of the ingredients to the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-17-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,724
Posted By sjf911
LOL, in my 60 years of life I had never run...

LOL, in my 60 years of life I had never run across this until this past weekend when we were at our local air show waiting for the Thunderbirds. There was an enormous line snaking out from one of the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-16-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By sjf911
Just bought a set of winter tires/rims for the X5...

Just bought a set of winter tires/rims for the X5 from tire rack and they arrived the next day standard shipping $150. Sitting in the garage waiting for the car to come out of surgery.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-15-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
It is sick, 2 of the bolts on the left upper...

It is sick, 2 of the bolts on the left upper timing cover are blocked by the alternator and oil cooler lines, the alternator is blocked by idler pulley, the idler pulley is blocked by the power...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-14-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
Well, after feeling pretty good about myself for...

Well, after feeling pretty good about myself for getting both valve covers off without breaking an eccentric shaft sensor, getting the vacuum pump resealed and the upper timing cover resealed and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-14-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By sjf911
LOL, wait until you have to replace #8

LOL, wait until you have to replace #8
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-13-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By sjf911
Well the clerk at the local euro parts store...

Well the clerk at the local euro parts store today was quick to point out their saying; "friends don't let friends buy X5's".
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-13-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By sjf911
I haven't gotten to the alternator bracket yet,...

I haven't gotten to the alternator bracket yet, I'm still struggling with getting the spark plug tubes to release so I can get the valve covers off and finish the upper timing cover and valve cover...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-13-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By sjf911
As I slowly disassemble the 4.8 in my wife's '08...

As I slowly disassemble the 4.8 in my wife's '08 X5 to fix all the oil leaks at only 50K miles I can't believe just how complex and sophisticated the engineering is but obviously the execution is the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-11-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,321
Posted By sjf911
30, 32, 33, and lastly 46. Definitely harder...

30, 32, 33, and lastly 46. Definitely harder older.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-05-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
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Air springs replaced, ride height restored and holding. Those 20"...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-02-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
Except the evil/psycho sister-in-law comes with...

Except the evil/psycho sister-in-law comes with the package, LOL.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-02-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
Sadly not true in this case, the MIL had a number...

Sadly not true in this case, the MIL had a number of seedy properties and investments that are actually going to be a bigger pain to deal with than the BMW.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-02-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
She got half the jewelry too. In addition,...

She got half the jewelry too. In addition, apparently we have a moving company delivering a "small" load of furniture and boxes of assorted things from her mother's house. Why is beyond me as we have...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-02-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
If it were mine, I would have happily passed it...

If it were mine, I would have happily passed it up. My wife, unfortunately, tends to be very sentimental and gets very attached to some surprising things. I was not expecting her to want this car...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-02-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
That was the one positive surprise as they are...

That was the one positive surprise as they are mid 2015 tires.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-02-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
Unfortunately it has the staggered 20" wheels...

Unfortunately it has the staggered 20" wheels although the tires likely have less than a couple of thousand miles on them. I'll need to get a set of winter wheels though so this is looking to be a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-02-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
LOL, that engine bay looks pretty intimidating...

LOL, that engine bay looks pretty intimidating getting to the various offending seals. I'm tempted to take it down to the local shop and throw cash at it after I do the air springs as I don't have...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-02-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
I have the air springs on order. Most of the oil...

I have the air springs on order. Most of the oil looks to be coming from high up on the block both sides so I think it is valve cover gaskets. The car sat a long time without being driven as my MIL...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-01-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By sjf911
Advice on a 2008 BMW X5 sport

Wife came home last night from California after finishing the clean out of her recently deceased mother's estate and brought her mother's low mileage '08 X5 4.8i sport (49K miles) home. I had...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-27-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,670
Posted By sjf911
That's almost a North Korea/South Korea division...

That's almost a North Korea/South Korea division of light and dark along the I35 corridor. Amazing.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-26-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,670
Posted By sjf911
I lived astronomy as a kid back in the late 60's...

I lived astronomy as a kid back in the late 60's going so far as to grind my own mirror and hand built tube and clock drive equitorial mount with dreams of building my own cold camera. After...
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