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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bye, sort of!
« on: July 14, 2018, 10:51:15 PM »
Congrats on doing a deal on the new X3 M40i and look forward to the pics in due course.

It will be interesting to see what you think of it in comparison to your previous M50d which has a lot of torque being a diesel.

Graeme

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Other Marques / Re: XDrive Gran Tourer
« on: July 14, 2018, 10:44:33 PM »
Love the white roof, not sure about if the bonnet is too much........
I do like these......

Or is it the lacquer has gone milky already on the journey over :))

Or it could be the protective film will help avoid the stone chips


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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Parking sensors
« on: July 10, 2018, 08:21:36 AM »
Hi

My front ones also work when I reverse the car, and if I have to shuffle the car forwards in drive slightly they still stay on. So it may be worth trying putting into reverse first then changing it to drive to see if that works.

Also from memory there is also a parking sensor switch on centre panel but not sure if it's just switches them off only, you may have to check the handbook.

Graeme

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Hi

Well done and as you say a useful tip for others also trying to clean the washer bottle out.

Graeme

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General Discussion / Re: Ghost Town!
« on: July 08, 2018, 07:14:00 PM »
Hi

I was glued to the TV watching and celebrating England winning against Sweden. The mrs went into town at that point and apart from the pubs there were very few people about.

And also I watched  the Russia v Croatia game last night

Today it was a slow start as last night as mrs playing at a ceilidh (folk dancing) so as it was hot this morning I tried the Carly app on the car but that won't switch the exhaust flaps open as it said on the spec. After that I just cleaned the alloy wheels and polished the chrome tips on the exhausts on the X5. But it was too hot and sunny to wash the cars.

Since the Grand Prix was on we went out for lunch with mother in law, as my farther in law was playing a jazz gig today. When we came out of the restaurant about 245pm the car read 42 degrees, 😎, glad it was a convertible we were in.

So we then we've been to Waitrose to get a couple of bits and then just taken it easy as it's still hot but there is a a nice breeze coming in the house now.

Graeme

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Hi

With the winter wheel option they have offered it could be the offset for clearance of brakes etc or if the car has larger diameter brakes that could mean you need to go up on the wheel size you need for winter wheels.

I know from my X5 it can only have 20" wheels and larger due to the brakes but yet a lot of winter wheels offered for the X5 are 18". So it could be the same for the 220.

It may be worth checking out the website up in hull area I think it was called the tyremen and they did winter wheels to fit as well as supplying winter tyres, and being non BMW franchise it may be a better price.

Graeme

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Exhaust Paint
« on: July 05, 2018, 08:14:40 PM »
Hi

I know there is a paint for exhausts which deals with the highe temperatures, try Halfords and look here

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repair/specialist-decorative-paints/halfords-very-high-temperature-paint-black-300ml

Graeme

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Hi

You can always get a winter set of wheels for it, that would save the diamond cut ones from the salt and winter corrosion.

Apart from that it's regularly cleaning and sealing them to lengthen their longevity. I used poor boys wheel sealant.

Graeme

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Swap M50d for 650i Convertible?
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:41:24 PM »
Hi
I was down the BMW dealers today and there was a 2018 M4 convertible in the pale blue it did look good and had a cool speedo with 200mph but as I already have a convertible even if it's an Abarth I guess I'll stick with the X5

Whilst there they also had a 2018 X5 M50d but in it was ruby black and it looked amazing in the sunlight.

Graeme

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Newbies section / Re: New guy
« on: June 29, 2018, 08:17:36 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

There are a few x Land Rover people on here as well, hopefully you will find it a helpful and friendly forum.

Graeme

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: I'm in the club
« on: June 29, 2018, 08:15:42 PM »
Hi

Congrats on your new X5 it looks good with the wheels Andy hope you driving it.

Graeme

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Swap M50d for 650i Convertible?
« on: June 29, 2018, 08:12:27 PM »
Hi

That's a shame I was about to say you should ask for it on a 3 month trial just in case you didn't like having the roof down in the sunny weather  :))

Graeme

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Other Marques / Re: XDrive Gran Tourer
« on: June 26, 2018, 07:26:29 AM »
Hi

I did think you had just gone the BMW options list and ticked every box but from reading the post you must have crossed a couple out  :))

It sounds like the car wil be hear quite quickly after all look forward to pics in due course.

So I assume you haven't yet bought the 640D GC and traded in the X6 ?

Graeme

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Newbies section / Re: Hi and help
« on: June 25, 2018, 10:29:34 PM »
Hi

Nice choice of car by the way, and glad to hear you had a positive result from the dealer it restores your faith in buying this quality brand.

Graeme

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Other Marques / Re: New addition - Daihatsu Copen
« on: June 24, 2018, 09:32:54 PM »
Hi

I think that's smaller than eith my old Smart Brabus ForTwo or even the Smart Brabus Roadster Coupe we had.

The good thing about small cars they are great fun an being so close to the road when your doing 50mph it seems like a hundred  :))

Graeme

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