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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: About to go for an E70 to replace an E46
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:54:35 PM »
There are some 18" winter wheels/tyres for sale on this forum:-

http://xdrivers.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,17607.0/topicseen.html

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: About to go for an E70 to replace an E46
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:50:16 PM »
Pleased you managed to get what you want :)
Looking forward to the pics. Where abouts in the country are you based as some on here will be able to recommend local Indy garages if you need any work done that you cant do yourself.
I have runflats on 20" wheels but use non runflats on 19" winter wheels/tyres so carry a space saver spare under the boot along with some tyre weld and a puncture repair bung pack :)

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Problems / Re: 3.0sd rumble from the front
« on: September 10, 2018, 07:20:59 PM »
If it gets louder when you turn to the left it will probably be the drivers side bearing, louder if you turn to the right will be the passenger one.

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Problems / Re: 3.0sd rumble from the front
« on: September 10, 2018, 06:34:34 PM »
Is it worse if you turn the wheel slightly to the left or right? If it is it could be a wheel bearing.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: About to go for an E70 to replace an E46
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:58:38 PM »
Keep us updated on your viewings this week please - good and bad points of each car - getting exited for you looking for a new car :))

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: About to go for an E70 to replace an E46
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:02:04 PM »
If you go for a 7 seater there is no space under the boot floor for a spare so it would have to sit in the actual boot :)
I have the 20" runflats but also have a spare under the boot floor - that was just in case I got a puncture while towing in France on the autoroutes, as trying to source a spare would be difficult with them being odd sizes.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: About to go for an E70 to replace an E46
« on: September 09, 2018, 07:43:34 AM »
Thans Graeme, that's reassuring and reality is all modern cars are complex, but at least I'll be upgrading to something I really like to drive and be in. Does yours have sports suspension and what size wheels?
Mine has self levelling suspension but it is not adjustable so I assume it's not sports suspension. It runs on 20" wheels with Bridgestone runflats.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: About to go for an E70 to replace an E46
« on: September 08, 2018, 07:26:02 PM »
Hi Andrew and welcome :)
I have had my E70 for 3 years now and the only things it has needed are a front spring and a parking sensor. I tow a 2t caravan and it is an effortless tow, car has plenty of power and is very stable. My car is a 2012 and the tax is £290.
I am sure you will love the X5 and there will be loads of room for all the family, and camping gear. Mechanically they are easy enough to work on for simple things like brakes.

Graeme

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Problems / Re: E70 4.0d 2012 parkng sensor issues
« on: June 25, 2018, 03:08:44 PM »
I have the same problem on my 2012 40D. I can't get any of the sensors to work on the front or back. Can't get any of them to click, so not sure what the problem is. Any ideas?

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Problems / Re: Oil leak
« on: June 04, 2018, 03:47:59 PM »
Is it engine oil or power steering oil? I had a 3.0d 5 series and it developed a leak from where you mentioned and it was a leaking power steering hose, I think from one of the connectors.
Not sure if the X5's have the power steering hoses in the same place.

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General Discussion / Re: Whats this?
« on: May 26, 2018, 06:18:53 PM »
Bird poo me thinks.

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One of mine went at about 40K on the front. I did not have a warranty but got a new spring fitted at a local garage for a very reasonable cost.

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General X6 Discussion / Re: Vehicle Recall
« on: March 23, 2018, 03:23:38 PM »
What if the shaft has already been inspected as a QE and not changed like mine was back end of last year?
Wonder if I will now get a letter as it is now a Safety Recall?

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: New car to pick up on wednesday
« on: March 02, 2018, 11:06:32 AM »
Hello all, I have decided to part exchange the x3 after 19 months.

I have opted for an x5 3.0 m sport 40d 2011 to replace my 2011 x3 SE.

Looking forward to your reviews

Good choice :)

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General Discussion / Re: Stuck locking wheel studs
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:22:04 AM »
Got a recommendation on another site for this company. Appointment booked for next week.

http://www.thewheelnutman.co.uk/

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