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Old 03-13-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Calgary
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My Ride: 2003 530i
Originally Posted by fr0ggerrr View Post
I am planning on dropping around 4-5k USD on this little guy. I will be doing a full tune-up this week, is there anything in particular that I need to be looking out for?

Spark plugs, oil change & oil filter, fuel filter, air filter (or a new cold air intake), cabin air filter, wiper blades.
Depending on mileage, look at replacing the entire cooling system, they're a weak point on these cars. Check the function of all your power windows, if you here any snapping/crunching noises, or if they move quite slowly, you'll need to replace the regulator(s).
XI's have some known issues, check out the XI Subforum for more info, I'm no expert. If you plan on modifying the suspension be aware that MOST parts won't work on an XI, unless they state they do.

Nice ride, enjoy it!

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