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June 30, 2018, 01:12:03 PM

hennabm

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Finally ready for the road
« on: June 30, 2018, 01:12:03 PM »
Hi all

After much work inside and out, my E53 is now ready for the road.

To summarise the work done I have changed the battery, had the BM54 module repaired and upgraded, change the driver's door handle carrier, seat module on the driver's seat and the tailgate upper switch.
I also bought a new key and had that coded in. When the dealer coded it they noticed it hands' had the air bag recall so I ended up with a new driver's air bag.

Externally I have had th sump gasket changed, all filters, antifreeze, transmission oil and filter, rear brake pipes, NSF CV gaiter and NS engine mounting.

I have also cleaned it inside and out.

Now it needs to prove itself over the next 6 month. If it does then I will buy it some new headlamps and repair the driver's seat bolster.[IMG]
02 3.0l X5
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June 30, 2018, 06:52:01 PM
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marti

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Re: Finally ready for the road
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 06:52:01 PM »
Good work, whats the matter with the headlights??

June 30, 2018, 10:54:18 PM
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Re: Finally ready for the road
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 10:54:18 PM »
Hi

The plastic looks like it has a sort of lacquer on them around the bottom edge and over the indicator area.
I fancy some angel eyes after market type and keep the White indicator look that it now has.

Any tips?
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June 30, 2018, 11:10:36 PM
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Re: Finally ready for the road
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 11:10:36 PM »
You could clean up the headlights to get rid of that faded look quite cheaply whilst your waiting on the X to prove it’s self. You can use anything from toothpaste to a dedicated headlight refurb kit from Halfords/eBay or such like.
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July 01, 2018, 09:26:11 PM
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Re: Finally ready for the road
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 09:26:11 PM »
Hi henry

I tried the toothpaste trick and that didn't have any effect whatsoever.
Maybe I was using the wrong toothpaste :)

Did around 120 miles today and I have to say - it was great. Look forward to a continuing ownership, so long as she behaves.....
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July 03, 2018, 01:36:39 PM
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Re: Finally ready for the road
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 01:36:39 PM »
Certainly was a list of things to get through.

Good job on getting her back to roadworthy condition and it sounds like she's behaving.

I used the meguiars kit for the headlights and it worked a treat.

July 03, 2018, 04:57:15 PM
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Re: Finally ready for the road
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 04:57:15 PM »
Hi Raj, welcome back, nice to know some old faces are still around.

Lez
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July 05, 2018, 12:30:27 AM
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Re: Finally ready for the road
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2018, 12:30:27 AM »
Hi Raj, welcome back, nice to know some old faces are still around.

Lez

Hi Lez,

Thanks, it’s been quite some time hasn’t it.

Will try and keep on here a little more regularly.

July 13, 2018, 06:58:27 PM
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Re: Finally ready for the road
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 06:58:27 PM »
Hi ya just a quick question how hard was it doing your rear brake lines at the back as I might  have to the same  on my 5
X5 30d

July 20, 2018, 05:45:37 PM
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Re: Finally ready for the road
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2018, 05:45:37 PM »
Hi silverfox

It was easy on a to post ramp. The font t far cover was dropped at the back and I made a join under there.

The ones to t flexis were bought pre formed and fitted unite simple.

What amazed me is that all the nipples came undone quite easily.

Good luck with yours.
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12 Punto 1.4

July 20, 2018, 05:47:43 PM
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Re: Finally ready for the road
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2018, 05:47:43 PM »
I have to say that this is the first car for many years where I want to go the long way home to just drive it. 8)
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July 31, 2018, 05:33:51 PM
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Re: Finally ready for the road
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2018, 05:33:51 PM »
Thanks for your reply, unfortunately I will be on my back  :( but haho
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