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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Wing mirror protector/guard
« on: July 12, 2018, 10:05:36 PM »
ECP - Euro Car Parts
Though possibly have the best luck on some of the Auction Sites, or google search breakers

Some people are so inconsiderate

Check tyre pressures and adjust according to your load
20” Bridgestone Rft normal pressure 34psi all round
                             Roofbox on.        36psi front 38psi rear

Other Marques / Re: XDrive Gran Tourer
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:58:25 PM »
Love the white roof, not sure about if the bonnet is too much........
I do like these......

General Discussion / Re: X3 vs X5
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:45:08 PM »
My car before the X5 was a 530 GT
In all honesty, The 5GT is the better car, values have plummeted on what should be strong residuals
Whilst in standard spec, their well equipped and it’ll make buying all the harder unless you do your research,
Built on the F chassis shared with the 7 series, the steering is a lot lighter, firms up with Sports mode but always felt disconnected, Suspension is Air at the back and struts up front, overall a perfect all round package a really effortless and comfortable cruiser,
Many critics suggest it’s ugly though with the F07, beauty really is in the eye of the holder!
The panoroof (std fit) has a terrible cover that delaminates and splits otherwise a very accomplished “big” car,
The rear tyres run at typical Bmw camber, as such inner tyre wear is normal....
20” wheels for looks though 19” is the perfect balance of ride and comfort
The reverse camera is essential.

Whilst checking “in the dark”
Switch between Auto and position II
You should notice the shutter open and close to give directional pattern or flat beam
It helps if you drive up to a wall

Hence once you’ve jumped the pond use Auto lights only

I could be wrong - most likely I am
However, if you switch the lights to Auto, the beam pattern flattens, good for either side of the road!

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: I'm in the club
« on: June 29, 2018, 05:00:40 PM »
Very nice and the wheels work very well

I’m sure I stumbled across a pair & the believe we’re they only fitted the SE models due to none staggered fitment
How wrong was that believe - An opportunity missed!

Performance / Re: Engine size
« on: June 29, 2018, 04:47:52 PM »
Type the last 7 digit of chassis number into mdecoder.com
It’s one of few vin decoding websites that will give kw & Hp values

Realoem can be used for part numbers

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Map north facing
« on: June 25, 2018, 07:57:39 AM »
On the map screen
There should be an arrow shaped icon
Press down on the idrive and you should be able to scroll through three options
Direction of travel, north orientated or perspective

General Discussion / Re: BMW WiFi hotspot costs?
« on: June 24, 2018, 07:40:26 PM »
I can’t offer much on the bmw WiFi
However, it may be worth getting a simonly deal from the likes of Vodafone
They often have “special” deals
I’m running 30gb of data for <£11 / month (I get employee discount from Vodafone) which offers child ample viewing once hotspotted to an iPad/tablet

Buy and sell / Re: Avin 10.25" android screen for E70 CIC
« on: June 22, 2018, 09:33:47 PM »
PM sent

Please confirm the model, title suggests CiC description suggests CCC ?

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: X5 2011 4.0D - thoughts pls?
« on: June 22, 2018, 02:14:53 PM »
I believe the main thing is, as long as it’s serviced, ideally use genuine filters though not essential Knecht or Mann filters with good quality oil shall suffice (keep invoices / stamps if possible)
I self service every year, all filters and oils due to low mileage use!

With the reduced annual mileage you’d be wise to factor in a couple of long runs to blow the cobwebs and get things up to temperature, though the 4.0d is not an optimum choice for such low mileage’s, as previously mentioned their not the best option of city car.....

The worst thing you could do is overpay on a low spec, low mileage example
Ultimately, you need to define a spec list of must haves and nice to haves...
Their very costly to retrofit!

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: X5 2011 4.0D - thoughts pls?
« on: June 22, 2018, 11:41:37 AM »
Very Nice looking, very light on optional extras
A thorough road test listening for knocks and avoid impulse buying!

General Discussion / Re: Tracker advice
« on: June 12, 2018, 05:55:57 PM »
I have the bmw trackstar in mine
Whilst I never installed, not sure if still active, as I disconnected the power supply due to battery drain when car was not being used (low mileage user)
When you log in, you see the cars location on iPhone, I’m more than sure I could also use findmyphone app to locate car, quite handy if ever in a remote city and you’ve lost your bearings... must check if still active!

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