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  1. I have a 1.5" motofab on my Elevation (not AT4) , just past 5K miles and no issues to report. Rides smooth and still looks so much better than stock. [emoji91] Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  2. I have an elevation trim also .. All that I did was a 1.5" Front leveling kit from motofab. It made a big difference to me as I wanted to keep a bit of rake. This is my DD, very comfortable, and it looks so much better. I have the 20 black wheels and will be upgrading to AT tires later this year. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  3. I don't know what to tell you on this one... I can see how this mentality would have worked 20 years ago... But today, with the improved fully synthetic oils available, it seems like wasted dollars. I think that oil changes are just one of several things that we can do to keep the tires rolling for a very long time. I'll keep my proven OCI of 5-6K Miles (8-9.5 KM).... And pocket the rest of the $$$. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  4. I have never gone past 6500 miles between oil changes on any vehicle(s) that I have ever owned over the last 30 years that I have been allowed to be behind the wheel...i just stick to the recomnded oil spec and do my normal OCI. I just can't phathom the thought of changing my oil every 15K-20K no matter how good the claims may be for the oil. Can't teach this dog new tricks... [emoji28] Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  5. Do you have any data to back this up... GM engineers and GM's warranty is behind their 0w20 recommendation. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks Nick, sent you a PM Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  7. Wow, glad everyone is OK. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  8. One of the best videos I've seen on oil filters.. I do like Wix.. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  9. Thank you, I will definitely look into it and reach out to Nick. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  10. Where do you buy amsoil for a good price these days? Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  11. I changed mine at 1K miles as my first oil change. My ongoing intervals will be every 5k miles using Mobil 1. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  12. I did the motofab 1.5" and recall the shop telling me that they upgraded the hardware to longer bolts, they were not comfortable with the ones that came in the box. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  13. I did, in fact I've bought 4 BMW's because of reliability. Now, to be fair, newer BMW's have so many electronics which them quirky cars. The "drain your bank account" comment may have some validity if you take that 'BMW' for service into a dealership. '04 BMW 330i ZHP... 100K trouble free miles, normal wear and tear and maintenance. Never saw the dealership. 1998 BMW M3... Solid car, I did a complete cooling system overhaul (weakest point on BMW' s of this era) for $400.00 (you can find these kits online) Other than that, normal maintenance. I sold it with 80K miles. 2006 Z4M Roadster... Most 'reliable' engine and tranny combo. Will never sell this car. 2013 X5 (wife's car) , N55 engine. Solid and reliable other than the pain in the a$$ oil pan gasket which I did a year ago.. Set me back $1,100.00, the dealer wanted 5K for the job. Sitting at 50K strong miles. My mom drives a 2003 BMW X5 with 145K miles... Strong M54 engine and tranny. Now this car is quirky, any air leaks on the intake side will set off the computers. Took me a bit to figure out the problem, part cost me $100.00 has been solid past this issue and my mom drives it daily. You cannot skip any oil change intervals, cannot abuse those schedules like you can on a Toyota or Honda. Lucky or not, they all have been good to me. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  14. For sure early caymans are great weekend cars... I like Savageguesse and I also think he did a great fantastic job at reviewing that Z4M... By the way, a 987 cayman MY 2009 is the best value imho. Have fun with that X7... Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  15. Some of BMW's V8's have been spectacular, but they do require a lot more TLC. A lot more so than our truck's V8. Like you, I don't need the extra TLC that they require I have enough cars to look after, lol. Now the N55 engine is solid, that's the one is my wife's X5 but I stay on top of oil changes with good quality oil (liqui Molly + MoS2 Anti friction additive) that has been a superb recipe for me. I also have a BMW '06 Z4M which I treat it with the same oil combo and has been extremely reliable. No signs of rod bearing wear which that engine (S54) is known for. Drive them hard but also look after them more often. For reference, I never bought an extended warranty for any of my BMW's... I rely on forums, my personal passion for cars, a good indy mechanic, and good friend's that have lifts [emoji28][emoji28] Enjoy your ride... Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
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