The 2010 BMW X5 35d is finally ready to be my daily driver

Posted By on July 11, 2016

BMW_X5_35d_newexhaust160709Spent a few hours under our 2010 BMW X5 35d this weekend to finish up the rust treatment and before reinstalling the shields and skidplate. The procedure was the same as I used on the old Mercedes 300D Turbodiesel, Skyco’s Oxypho, except the BMW only has a little light rust on the frame. I’m really partial to the Oxypho product, particularly for treating after wire-brushing and/or grinding any loose rust and before paint.

Once completely dry, a light wiping with paint thinner then the black Miracle Paint in order to to protect the rust spots from reappearing all over again (new paint photo below). Too bad I didn’t take care of Brenda’s old Rav4 like this in the earlier years?

While under the car I also took a photo of the new stainless steel exhaust (left) after replacing a couple of parts (60 lbs worth!)

I think all the projects are finished for now … she is ready to drive.

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Comments

  • Dale O’Reilly

    Love to have a BMW diesel SUV as it is the perfect combination of sporty and utilitarianism. Let me know when you want to sell yours!
    – Dale

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