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September 15, 2018, 11:54:04 PM

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Possible new E70....
« on: September 15, 2018, 11:54:04 PM »
Hi,

So I think we have found a potential X5 that ticks most of the boxes, I know that comfort seats would have been nice... but they are few and far between.

Anyway this one is an 09 plate with 114k ... It's a one owner and I've got all the vin number and number plate to check mot history and spec etc... I have put a holding deposit down as it's in Sandy and I'm in Bristol so didn't want it to be sold before I saw it ..... I told them I might want to drive it away when I came up and I got told that all cars need to go through their workshop to be checked over... so they did that Friday - unfortunately they technician noticed one of the oil hoses was cracked and leaking oil - im not sure what oil pipe it was... but just wondering if there was anything I need to look out for? Just incase there might have been some oil starvation maybe?

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September 16, 2018, 03:21:33 PM
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Re: Possible new E70....
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 03:21:33 PM »
What kind of garage is it? Copart has a big site in Sandy so make sure that car is not an insurance write off.

September 16, 2018, 03:33:13 PM
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 03:33:13 PM »
I don't think it is... as it's at Windhill Autos...

September 16, 2018, 07:42:42 PM
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Re: Possible new E70....
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 07:42:42 PM »
They are a small yard right alongside the A1 southbound and just north of Sandy roundabout.  Access is off London Road (I think).  They sell pretty much anything that they can get hold of.

I’m not sure what they mean by an ‘oil pipe’ either.  Could be turbo feed or oil filter mount, gearbox oil cooler or turbo Intercooler.

If they offer a warranty, read the fine print carefully.
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September 16, 2018, 08:41:52 PM
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2018, 08:41:52 PM »
Hmmm will pop them an email to see if they can be a bit more specific on what needs doing....

Wonder if they would ever give the name of the last owner??  Just to see if I could try and make contact with them? I mean id get to see the v5 anyway when I bought it?

September 19, 2018, 01:30:34 PM
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2018, 01:30:34 PM »
So.... heard back today about which part it was...
"the turbo intercooler pipe (red) has slight seepage of oil, the pipe itself is fine it is the seal inside which have perished over time"

I have very limited technical knowledge on this, and I suspect there will probably be some details lost in translation from the technician to the salesman... but its the intercooler pipe.

Tried to do a bit of looking around on the internet about the intercooler pipe, and didn't see anything too drastic... Anything I should be looking out for when I test the car?

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September 19, 2018, 06:27:40 PM
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2018, 06:27:40 PM »
The Intercooler has air going through it, not oil!  If there’s oil in the Intercooler system then the turbo seals are going and that means a new/refurbished one may be needed soon.
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September 19, 2018, 06:39:20 PM
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2018, 06:39:20 PM »
The Intercooler has air going through it, not oil!  If there’s oil in the Intercooler system then the turbo seals are going and that means a new/refurbished one may be needed soon.

Hmmm palm hits my face and a shake from side to side.... thanks for letting me know that!