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jey4175 12-21-2015 10:50 PM

Newbie..
 
So I finally decided to get a BMW. I've owned a ML430, RX300 & MDX in the past.. I traded in my 2009 MDX for a 2008 BMW X5 4.8i. Love it so far.. $91K miles. Also bought a 3yr, $36k warranty (Mechanical Advantage care) with CNA National thru the dealer (Nissan North). Should I take my BMW to a mechanic and do a general health check? Also, any general advice is very much appreciated.

Bmil951 12-22-2015 09:42 AM

Welcome to the forum! I don't know much about the X5 and its reliability or trouble areas, so I'll leave that to the more knowledgeable folks on here. Congrats on the new ride :bigthumb:

jey4175 12-22-2015 04:52 PM

Thank you! Has anyone installed angel eyes halo ring LED? Any recommendations on what is a good brand? Thanks !


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Ended up getting LUX H8 1600.


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jey4175 12-25-2015 03:54 PM

Set up an appointment for next Wednesday with Best Motor Werks for a Brake fluid flush ($115) & a post purchase inspection ($140). Any feedback is appreciated !


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brett72586 12-26-2015 10:28 AM

if you have HIDs i would strongly recommend against it especially if you have adaptive lights.

You will need to take out the headlights and bake them in the oven to soften the adhesive. not sure i would want to bake those headlights

jey4175 12-26-2015 11:17 AM

I'm getting just the halo rings - http://www.luxangeleyes.com/products/lux-h8-160 . They are not adaptive, are they?


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brett72586 12-26-2015 11:31 AM

if you have HID lights I'm going to assume they are adaptive being that its an X5.

jey4175 12-26-2015 01:40 PM

Ok thanks. I have a 2008 X5 4.8i w/Nav..


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I bought the angel eyes after I saw this forum - http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1114854


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jey4175 12-29-2015 02:02 PM

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LUX angel eyes before and after - took me about 5 min to install


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jey4175 01-05-2016 08:22 PM

BTW, no issues with adaptive headlights...


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brett72586 01-06-2016 06:33 PM

i envy your lack of baking of head lights

justacarguy 01-10-2016 10:00 AM

Congrats on the new Bimmer, I'm close-ish to you (Canal Winchester) and have most tools you would need if you need help with anything

jey4175 01-10-2016 10:10 AM

Thank you for your generous offer!!


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@justacarguy, do you do most of the maintenance work yourself or do you have a mechanic you can recommend that's reasonable. I think I'd be interested in getting the spark plugs replaced & the dreaded alternator mount gasket, filter replacements etc. I bought the 3yr 36k warranty , so I'd be getting the water pump replaced thru warranty.. Thanks again !


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justacarguy 01-10-2016 10:28 AM

I do it myself, if you buy the parts and bring beer, we can knock all that out in an evening, but if you want a shop, you wont find much better than John and Anson over at Best, they have always helped me out with parts and advice when needed.

jey4175 01-10-2016 10:57 AM

That's who I went to for the post purchase inspection. Let's touch base sometime..


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