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Buy and sell / BMW 699M 20” wheels, with tyres
« on: September 02, 2018, 07:09:30 PM »
As above, these have been on my M40i for 1000 miles, and come with the Bridgestone Alenza RFT’s.

No kerbing/ scratches or dings. The wheels look brand new when cleaned.

I’ll do them for £2500 with the tyres, which seems to be cheaper than the going rate on eBay. Any questions, please PM me.

Buy and sell / M50 private plate for sale
« on: August 08, 2018, 01:06:34 AM »
M5 OXM or M5O XM if you space it differently. Was on my X5 for 8 months, and no problems with the spacing.

On retention, so I’ll do it for £295.

I’ve paid the retention fee, so £295 is all you’ll pay to get it on your car.

Buy and sell / Genuine F15 X5 BMW Black kidney grills FOR SALE
« on: July 18, 2018, 06:04:22 PM »
Genuine BMW Black kidney grills (single slat)

On the car for around 1500 miles, so in unmarked condition.

I’ll do them for £60 including postage in the UK.

Buy and sell / F15 parts for sale.......
« on: July 15, 2018, 08:34:21 PM »
Now that I’m trading my car, I’ve got some bits for sale.....

Travall dog guard and boot divider for your X5. This is much better than some of the cheap alternatives, and once fitted is rock solid. Being able to have the dog(s) on one side of the boot, and luggage on the other side, without the risk of anything falling on top of the dog is a great idea.


This will fit the E70 X5 and the current F15. Cost new is £216.00 exc delivery, so I’ll do it for £175 posted, as it’s in as new condition.

Quoted boot liner - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01J1M6A8I/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I’ll do this for £40, as you’ll need new velcro to stick it down

Genuine BMW Black kidney grills (single slat) £70 including postage

Bimmian LED indicators - £50 posted

General X3 forum (G01) / Just made the change
« on: July 13, 2018, 07:39:42 PM »
Chopping my M50d for an M40i. Pick it up next week. Exciting! :))

General X5 Forum (F15) / Bye, sort of!
« on: July 13, 2018, 07:38:21 PM »
Just done a deal on a new G01 X3 M40i. My M50d is depreciating loads each month, and the arrival of the new X5 later in the year is only going to hit second hand values even more. There won’t be any deals on the new M50 for at least a year, by which time mine will have dropped at least another £6-£8k, so the time is right to do the deal now. I’ll keep an eye out for pre reg X5’s once the excitement dies down next year.

I don’t really need the size of the X5 right now, and since watching a load of YT videos on the M40i, I was smitten. I very nearly went with an M3 Competition, but I don’t think my bad back can handle it!

I got a great deal on the X3; it doesn’t have that many options, but comes with loads as standard, so I’m happy to forfeit a couple of luxuries.

So, I’ll have a few bits for sale from my X5, if anyone is interested, such as:

Bimmian LED indicator bulbs - these are plug and play and don’t throw errors.
Genuine BMW black kidney grills - single slat
Travall dog guard
Travall Boot separator
Quilted boot liner

If anyone is interested in any of these parts, drop me a PM, and I’ll do a deal much better than new for you. I’ll sort a proper advert once I’ve worked out prices etc.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Swap M50d for 650i Convertible?
« on: June 28, 2018, 04:59:44 PM »
I've been offered a virtual swap (mine and a small amount of money) for an 18 plate 650i M Sport convertible with 9 miles on the clock, and most options included.

On the one hand, there's a new X5 coming, so now could be a good time to jump ship, temporarily, but then the 6 Series is about to be replaced by the 8 Series, even though there's no info on the new convertible yet.

Am I mad? What would you lot do?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Map north facing
« on: June 19, 2018, 05:18:20 PM »
I normally have the map displayed on the small split screen on the right, and on all my other BMW's there was a 'map north facing' option. I can't see it on here, so is there something that needs activating to display it?

General X5 Forum (F15) / M50d insurance
« on: June 04, 2018, 10:27:30 AM »
It's insurance renewal time, and I'm truly shocked at the premiums I'm getting back. I've used the comparison sites, BMW insurance, and Privilege, and all are coming back at over £1k per year.

That's for a 43 year old with maximum no claims, no points, and a named driver with maximum no claims, and no points.

Out of interest, I changed the car to a 2018 M3 Competition, which knocked £500 off the premium, and then tried a 2017 M6 Convertible, which knocked £400 off the premium!

Does anyone know why this car is so expensive to insure, and can anyone recommend a decent insurer, as I'd rather sell the car than pay over £1k to insure it?!

General X5 Forum (F15) / Won’t be long now....
« on: May 29, 2018, 07:14:44 PM »
Until we see what the new X5 will look like.

According to the link, there will be an M50i, so my interest has been aroused!


General X5 Forum (F15) / Low battery warning since fitting dashcam
« on: April 02, 2018, 11:01:21 AM »
Ever since getting the dashcam fitted (with external power pack), if he car sits for more than a day, I get the low battery warning come up.

The car has been in to 2 dealers, both left it on charge overnight, and one updated the software, so said it was all sorted, and that the battery is fine.

Yesterday when I started the car, I got the warning again.

Has anyone else experienced this? The dashcam is a Blackvue DR750.

General X5 Forum (F15) / No more scratches.....
« on: April 01, 2018, 07:18:05 PM »
Just had the car detailed over the last two days by Definitions Detailing, based in Farnborough, Hampshire. All I can say is WOW, they have made the car better than brand new, and it looks amazing.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Eurotunnel width
« on: March 10, 2018, 08:44:15 PM »
As I’m planning on taking the car over to France in the Summer, and the Eurotunnel carriages are quite narrow (I use the tunnel regularly on my bike, and have seen lots of people trashing their wheels), are people generally using the HGV carriages in their X5’s?

Buy and sell / Bimmian WeissLicht H7 LED headlight bulbs - brand new
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:36:35 AM »
As above, these are brand new and unused H7 LED bulbs that will fit most BMW models.


I'll do them for £100 including postage in the UK.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Cheap carbon
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:43:12 PM »
I’ve been looking at the BMW carbon kit for my car. The fitted price for everything is coming in at just under £3k. A few of the guys on the US forum have fitted the Chinese carbon. The cost for the full kit is around £600 shipped, so is a huge saving.

Has anyone here fitted the Chinese stuff? It doesn’t appeal that much, but at that price could be worth a punt. Especially as the most expensive part (front splitter) is likely to get covered in stone chips anyway.

What’s the consensus?

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