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Problems / Re: Battery kill switch
« on: Yesterday at 08:30:07 PM »
Correct in that case.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: How to spend a fun Saturday......
« on: Yesterday at 08:29:40 PM »
Has their ‘X’ cars forum improved?  It was almost dead when I decided the membership fee wasn’t worth it 10 years ago.  I get more parts discount from my local Dealer anyway.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Noise from engine, any ideas
« on: Yesterday at 08:26:01 PM »
You can post a link to it if you put the video on line.

Really sorry to read this and unfortunately and as above, metal particles in the oil is serious and needs urgent investigation but given the mileage may not be economical.

It could be top or bottom bearing shells, oil pump, timing chain/gear, sprocket wear, a bore problem, cracked piston, camshaft problem, the list goes on.  Get the oil out and the filter apart and see just how much metal there is.  Worth checking it for magnetism too (as in the bits are steel/iron).

The failing part may be cheap but it is the identifying it and getting to it that costs.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Cant work this one out
« on: Yesterday at 02:20:13 PM »
Different rolling diameter due to pressure differences so the transmission will feel wrong.  Surprised that you didn’t get a warning?

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Radio noise!! HELP!!
« on: Yesterday at 07:31:36 AM »
You should have a separate amp if that’s the case.  Have you got DSP as well?

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Radio noise!! HELP!!
« on: March 17, 2018, 05:37:49 PM »
Depends upon your audio fit at build.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: How to spend a fun Saturday......
« on: March 17, 2018, 03:55:37 PM »
I wonder if there is an issue with previously changed ones, or those checked and found OK at a previous check but that are now showing signs of trouble.

Mine was done very early in the ‘quality enhancement’ so I wonder if it needs revisiting.  I have only done about 36k from new but will get them to have another look when the tyres are swapped over again - assuming it does actually stop snowing!

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: HELP PLEASE
« on: March 17, 2018, 01:04:45 PM »
Have you plugged the injector rail power in again....I missed it once  :-[

The 8sp box is sublime whereas the 6sp is just a newer version of the ZF box fitted to cars such as the E53 - but more reliable.

Having had the E53/6 and now the X6/8 I know which I would have - definitely the 8sp.

Performance / Re: Blue connector block
« on: March 15, 2018, 05:58:56 PM »
Replacing the back seat with the right parts, assuming you can still get them.  Have a look on Realoem for the parts and then I guess eBay?

Problems / Re: Battery kill switch
« on: March 14, 2018, 08:38:24 PM »
It will be fine.  It’s the current rating that matters at this voltage and you won’t be putting enough through it to worry.  Most chargers run at 10A or less and that cable is rated at 27A.

Resistance is the most likely challenge you need to overcome on a 15m run.  The charger may struggle if you have a low rated one.  A 10A conditioner charger should be OK, but worth checking with a 5A version to make sure it reads the battery voltage correctly.  I would not want to go much more than 15m without increasing the wire core diameter.

Problems / Re: Headlight washer
« on: March 14, 2018, 08:30:05 PM »
Saying that my E30 even had wipers on the headlights 😀

 :D Had those on my Opel Manta GT/E too.  Useless blasted things will silly length wiper blades that no one apart from Vauxhell Dealers stocked.

Problems / Re: Battery kill switch
« on: March 14, 2018, 05:58:53 PM »
CTEK chargers have an in line connector which you can pull apart and fit different ends to.  You can also buy 2.5m extensions.

Have a look on Amazon for ‘CTEK Comfort’ options.  You could probably connect a couple together and then keep the charger under cover too.

Newbies section / Re: Newbie with a F39 X2 on order
« on: March 14, 2018, 05:53:07 PM »
Welcome aboard.

I had a really close look at one last weekend and unfortunately (and being 6’4”] I found the door aperture too low. Wifey said there wasn’t enough leg room behind me so that option got binned.  Nice looking car and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.  :D

My choice now seems to be back to a 2-series Gran Tourer LCI by the looks of things.

Newbies section / Re: Hello, another newbie from fife
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:45:13 PM »
Welcome aboard :hi:

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