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General X5 Forum (F15) / Retro fit an Electrronic Towbar
« on: Yesterday at 01:58:09 PM »

I am considering upgrading to the new F85 X5M a used car but seen a car but it doesn't have the electrically deployable tow bar, which my current car has.

So my question is can you get BMW or Pf jones to retro fit to the newer X5M an Electrically deployable Tow Bar, like the factory fit option or is it only the manual one ?

I did check their website and can't see if you can


Problems / Re: E70 X5 4.8 7 Seater - No Sound at all
« on: Yesterday at 12:07:23 PM »

Sorry to hear about the problem and this is probably one that X5Sport may be be able to help with extensive knowledge of these cars


General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: My bmw x5
« on: Yesterday at 12:04:21 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum

Congrats on your new X5.

Looking at your car you have 19" on there you could go for the MSport 333 20" alloys that were an option on the MSport but again it will be run flat tyres and they can be a bit of a hard ride for some..

Probably have a look at eBay, if they are still in the diamond cut finish they do corrode after a couple of years and a lot of owners have had them painted or powder coated gloss black or ferric grey.


General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: X5 4.6is
« on: Yesterday at 11:47:29 AM »

I found some bodywork bits for a 4.6i a while back off EBay from a company called Mcfall spare in Merseyside.

Probably easiest to have a search on eBay as there are always cars being broken.

Also there was a post last year on buy and sell for one to be broken but I can't remember the forum members name

Problems / Re: x5 3.0D Intermittant Power loss low REVS
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:31:53 PM »

If you put the fault for a BMW X5 in on you tube it says it's the egr loss of flow and there are a few how to clean it video clips on there.

So assuming you now have a new or a clean egr valve then you need to work through the process.

From below link the chap had checked that your turbo and injectors were okay and also the MAF is working, then it could be an egr pressure regulator value which was faulty which is on the egr (on an E70 and could be same on an E53 )

A couple of the other clips also showed that the hoses and seals were faulty with this error code.



Newbies section / Re: Hello
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:07:45 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Congrats on your new E70 and look forward to pics in due course.

Do a search on here as there is a sticky post which gives you the BMW vin coder or do a search on google I found www.bmwvin.com which does the same and enter the 7 digits of you vin and it will give you the full spec of your car


General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Light scratches on piano black trim
« on: January 17, 2018, 06:52:41 PM »

Have a look at this post on the E70 section from BMWobsessed he picked up some piano black trims and polished out the small scratches he used 3m stuff



General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: 2018 X5
« on: January 17, 2018, 06:31:30 PM »

Nice and You know you want one  :)), and in my opinion it does looks miles better than the Cayenne.

Ps should you also be flying the BMW flag and wouldnt they give you a loyalty discount?


General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: M Performance Side Skirts Yes or No?
« on: January 17, 2018, 06:12:44 PM »

Assuming this is a build to order then it will be cheaper to add to the build rather than as an extra afterwards.

I personally go for it. :)

Look forward to the pics in due course.

General Discussion / Re: M5 DRIFT WORLD RECORD
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:06:51 PM »

I think this the new way Bmw can now show how good the fuel consumption at over a 100mpg on the M5, as it now no longer has to visit a petrol station   :drive:  :))


General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: X5 KBD number plate for sale
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:03:38 PM »

I would try a post in the Buy sell section on here and or Pistonheads or you can always sell it via a Number plate dealer they take a share though.

Otherwise you could use Facebook or eBay are the other forums people use a lot.


General Discussion / Re: Most unique looking E53 for sale
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:58:02 AM »

I agree unique, not my cup of tea but as Lez said it probably a wrap so a new owner could undo the yellow, and it does have an lpg conversion which is a plus


General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bored of the Wait
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:55:48 AM »

From what I have gleaned from other who bought the M50d it was worth waiting for and will put a big smile on your face  :) when you drive it.


General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Adaptive LED retro fit
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:38:00 PM »

It may be worth contacting Jason At BWChiptune as I know when I was down there over a year ago they were looking at changing an E70 with xenon over to LED Headlights.

You can find his contact details in thee53 performance section

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: BMW E70 2012 40d M Sport or F15 se 3.0 ?
« on: January 09, 2018, 05:15:42 PM »

I would say the newer F15 car is likely to retain more value, but I think you said it was an SE not sure how specked of if like the older E70 SE which had unpainted arches which didn't look too great when compared to the painted MSport.

Also as you say the road tax is probably cheaper on the F15, but you need to drive both. The 40d in my view is a better engine but Jason can always map the 3.0d for you :)


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