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Newbies section / Re: E70 40d owner soon
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:45:26 AM »
Would you consider Ruby Black?

I’m considering selling up for a camper van.....

If required, I can send the Spec list, 4.0d M sport,

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Spring cleaning....
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:25:59 AM »
Looking good and worth the effort! A constant battle with Black keeping it fresh!

Along with other faults As mentioned above.
I’d almost certainly suggest you have a gummed up inlet manifold, only real cure is removal for cleaning or replacement... fortunately to get to the glowplugs and module this has to be removed

I started the strip down this evening and the inlet manifold is surprisingly free from CBU  :) Gave it a good clean with EGR cleaner and a flushout with a power washer all the same.  ;)

Well there goes my suggestion out the window, sorries I stand corrected, I’ll go and stand in the corner
Great work undertaking yourself!
The reason I’d suggested is the mention of lack of power and stalling, typical traits of a gummed manifold!

Along with other faults As mentioned above.
I’d almost certainly suggest you have a gummed up inlet manifold, only real cure is removal for cleaning or replacement... fortunately to get to the glowplugs and module this has to be removed

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Anyone With Media Package?
« on: March 28, 2018, 11:46:11 AM »
2011 Individual Dirac Audio c/w Bluetooth Audio & DAB

I could be wrong, but I think the DAB was std with the Lci upgrade as was Led Angels etc
As mentioned, I find the DAB stations drop out too often

I believe there is three media packages + the Individual Audio
It was a stumbled across option for me, neither I or the salesman was aware, noticeable by the silver speaker surrounds, sound quality is sublime!
Bluetooth media whilst good, the head unit volume has to be turned up to get the initial volume, initially I had thought it wasn’t working though a couple of notches in the volume bring the sound through the 16 speakers

The Dirac system offers crystal clarity, very deep bass when required and surprisingly tuneable, allbeit tweaking is required for different music choices, the Bavsound upgrade is not really comparable..
A bit comical when others advertise the option they simply don’t have as I believe it’s very rare, most likely due to the initial option cost

General X6 Discussion / Re: Vehicle Recall
« on: March 23, 2018, 06:53:18 PM »
Recieved my letter, the wording still suggests it’s an inspection even though they had it in back in December

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Lower suspensions arms
« on: March 12, 2018, 07:05:55 PM »
I believe longevity maybe an issue...
There is good reports from Lemforder parts and a relatively / comparable price

Buy and sell / Re: Wanted 4.8is
« on: March 11, 2018, 04:07:52 PM »

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Opinions..
« on: March 10, 2018, 03:13:02 PM »
There’s a lot to like about RR’s, allbeit best from afar, unless you accept the running costs
The owners forum for them speaks volume, with common problems inherent!
They’re dear to buy, run, repair & replace due to high depreciation.
Whilst as a brand I like BMW, though that’s not to suggest I’m Bias, currently looking at options when the time comes to replace, Jaguar is front running, so perhaps I’m contradicting myself!  :))

Another one that’s fell foul to the house improvement trap, I’m getting a kitchen rather than Car this year!

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Opinions..
« on: March 10, 2018, 10:45:53 AM »
Having had one allbeit in Tdv8 form, I’d test drive and consider exchanging your driving liciense for a maritime boating liciense
The 4.2 have air suspension on all corners that offer abundant body roll, with little refinement, almost agriculatral in comparance.
A complex car that was plagued by issues due to the amount of electronics, far more than Bmw’s
When they run good their good, undeniable, though shallow pockets are a must for ownership! 

Problems / Re: Transmission failsafe help
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:50:35 PM »
I don’t dispute the under bonnet charging points, I’d be foolish to!
It’s been talked about many times!

I have the comfort leads hooked up & accessed through the rear cubby hole in the boot, always connected and tucked away when not in use!
Positive lead is connected to the battery, negative lead is connected to the bodies earth point, down stream of the Intelligent Battery Sensor, (using the same point)
The Ibs lead monitors the battery, hence the need to ensure it’s connected downstream!

Many suggest it’s incorrect and underbonnet points should be used, it works for me and doesn’t leave danglies under the bonnet!

In this case I’d keep an eye on codes / warning messages, though more than sure it’s battery related, if in doubt have the codes read, as something will be logged, even if it’s battery related!
For this I use Carly read and clear the codes!

Problems / Re: Rear tyres
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:32:54 PM »
Think an alignment check is in order
Choose your place wisely, ideally a hunter machine for 4 wheel geometry
I’ve tried numerous places locally and whilst the machines are great the user is often......
As such it’s one of few jobs I let the dealer do!

Problems / Re: Transmission failsafe help
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:26:55 PM »
I’d almost certainly say battery related

My car has sat most of the year other than infrequent short journeys, blowers, seat heaters etc
today it threw a wobbly, shame it can’t just blurt out - time for battery top up, instead it gives all manner of codes!
I’ve left on charge hooked up to the ctek 7.0 and tomorrow it’ll behave!

Having the correct charger will tell you the state of battery and whether holding charge, tomorrow I’m hopeful I’ll be on the conditioning cycle - meaning batteries good!

General X5 Forum (E70) / E70 seat base replacement
« on: March 04, 2018, 08:26:28 PM »
I have very light scuffing on drivers seat base.
After a botched repair, in that the colour is paler and mismatched!
It’s gotten the better of me and I’ve opted to replace, so new cover enroute,  I’ve read up and acquired the hog rings & tool to install, so now I’m onto thinking about the seat strip down.
Knowing all too well about disconnecting battery, unbolting seat and disconnecting wiring, thinking I’m good with the plastic trim removal
I’m now pretty much at a loss on stripping the old cover off and the actual fitment of new?

Any advise appreciated!

Problems / Re: Winter door handle problem - again!
« on: March 01, 2018, 10:39:09 AM »
I would suggest the lock internal is frozen
I have similar problems, more worrying when the car initially moves, I have to turn out the drive and the door swings open and car goes into park all of a sudden!
Open the door and get some squirty lubricant spray into the latch, I’ve not had issues since
Your car may be different but worth a try!

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