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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Adaptive cruise
« on: Yesterday at 09:48:47 PM »
If it includes ‘Lane Assist’ then it might well.  My Škoda has it but if you takes your hands off the wheel you get one warning and then the brakes come on as it works like a deadman’s switch.

Just to be clear, I am neither condoning nor encouraging anyone taking their hands off the steering wheel whilst they are driving!  I tested mine just to check the tech works and was on a non-public road!

@Horizon - I know what you mean.  Modern dash panels light up like Xmas trees and give warning messages that mean sod all!  Mind you, in 10 years time I probably won’t care, won’t be allowed to drive by my other half - except possibly a Mobility Scooter, and all oil burning cars will have been burnt on huge pyres anyway  :))

Problems / Re: Battery kill switch
« on: Yesterday at 09:29:04 PM »
I think you mean a ‘wet or flooded’ battery as AGM are still Lead/Acid.

AGM have better self-discharge performance than conventional flooded cells and both need the correct charging system.  My E53 had an AGM battery from new and lasted 6 years at least (I sold it with the original on board).  It depends upon what BMW fitted at the time.  Some did have AGM and some didn’t though I have no idea why!  Realoem shows AGM as standard for my 2005 model year.

The E70 (and newer) have Intelligent Battery Systems which are part of the Efficient Dynamics package and also monitor battery charge-ability..... ie can they hold a proper charge.  I believe the alternator charge system also does more work on the overrun to help with fuel economy - but don’t quote me on that!

Cars with Stop/Start (like the F15] need AGM because they handle deep discharge better - though in my experience that was far from true when my Škoda battery completely failed (dropped to under 5V) at less that 2 years from brand new!

You can get 6-year Warranty AGM as well as for flooded.

@Jeeg.....yes your battery is toast if it is decaying that fast.  You have one (or more cells) dying.  You should be looking at 1 month of the car standing before the battery goes flat.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Eml?
« on: Yesterday at 06:31:10 PM »
Engine Management Light at a guess.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: How to spend a fun Saturday......
« on: Yesterday at 05:53:13 PM »
Interesting as the DVSA recall site doesn’t list anything yet.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: How to spend a fun Saturday......
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:30:09 PM »
Yes it does.  I think late 2010 onwards.  Mine was built in October and needed doing.

There was a post on here back much nearer that time that quoted the VIN ranges of the affected E70/71 cars.

Problems / Re: Battery kill switch
« on: March 18, 2018, 08:30:07 PM »
Correct in that case.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: How to spend a fun Saturday......
« on: March 18, 2018, 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: March 18, 2018, 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: March 18, 2018, 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: March 18, 2018, 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?

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