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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!

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: PAG oil
« on: June 05, 2018, 08:55:52 PM »
Try some Autosmart Tardis....
Whilst trade branding it’s probably one of the strongest, though most solvent based cleaners should work, though these will remove any protection on the bodywork so will require rinsing and repolish / sealing....

Hi Claire
Remote diagnosis is always going to be difficult

However and in reverse order, I’d check on battery condition first and foremost that maybe effecting the electronics and giving intermittent dash lights (abs)
Many places should offer a free battery health check though some are less scrupulous

The engine missing, could be a number of things, Maf Sensor would be worth checking though just as likely is injectors, you don’t state what size engine is fitted I’m assuming a 2.0d, it could be something as simple as fouled inlet manifold / sticking swirl flaps (that should be removed regardless)
Unfortunately it sounds like your garage is adopting the trial and error method to diagnose, I’d consider a more specialised garage who are used to working on BMWs and have the correct diagnostic equipment to read fault codes from the car and not use guess work!

I’m sure many on here will be along soon to better advise!

Buy and sell / Re: WANTED - X5 40d 2010 onwards - 17k budget
« on: May 28, 2018, 10:31:02 PM »
I think I’m looking to sell, 2011, Ruby Black, Champagne Merino..
70,000 miles, FSH & to be serviced tomorrow...

Get in touch for Spec List if required!

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Brakes beyond a joke now
« on: May 20, 2018, 09:08:42 PM »
Possible air lock in the abs pump ?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Good wash and mini-detail
« on: May 20, 2018, 09:03:44 PM »
That does look stunning - such a great colour!
A bit of tyre gel would finish the look, though admittedly, applied to heavy and it’ll splatter the sides

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Opening of automatic boot
« on: May 17, 2018, 12:22:20 PM »
I’m sure I coded mine to disable the function if the doors are locked
Important so as to prevent, accidental opening whilst key is in the pocket

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 20” diamond cut wheels refurb
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:11:49 AM »
Pretty or to purchase, my 333’s were painted in sparking silver - look good

Short stop start journeys in town will easily see circa 19mpg
Continual journeys in town circa 24mpg

Out on the open road, anywhere between 29 & 34mpg, a bit of difference if driven at 68mph as opposed to circa 74mph

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

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