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General X6 Discussion / Re: Back in an X model
« on: Yesterday at 08:04:20 PM »
Welcome back to the X Club  :)

That’s a great find too with that low mileage.  Should stand you well for many years to come.  Was there ever a true LCI E71?  There were a few changes in engine, gearbox and ICE but I though that the car stayed the same until the F16 was launched in 2014.  It never got LED angel eyes.

But then I suppose that it could be said it didn’t need such gimmicks - unlike the E70.... :P

Popcorn anyone?

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Type of engine
« on: Yesterday at 01:51:23 PM »
Almost certainly an N57N series.

If you look on Realoem and use the last 7 of your VIN, it will pull up the correct model for you  :)

N52/N55 are petrol

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: mot
« on: Yesterday at 10:25:08 AM »
Well Done!  :D

My X6 did the same on Wednesday, and had a full oil & filter service done at the same time.  £90 labour, £300 in parts and VAT.  Filters in these beasts are pricey(and there are lots of them)!  Need to stick with OEM equivalent parts because of the warranty, but not paying £220/hr for labour.

Job done by local Indy in Bradwell, Milton Keynes - https://www.autowerxbmw.co.uk

There were issues with the ConnectedDrive UK website a few days back.  A few of us found we could not login for most of that day and then it all came back to life.  Other parts of the BMW site have been off and on over the last week too.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: VHC at dealership
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:31:02 PM »
Not an unreasonable statement.  :)

Buy and sell / Re: Looking to purchase E70
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:09:37 PM »
BMW AUC cars often have a £2k premium on them to cover the warranty costs, so you may have some wiggle room there.  :)

Gallery / Re: Visit to stratstone Harrogate
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:06:19 PM »
I believe you are right.  No such thing as ‘sold as seen’ from car traders, like Condor, I believe you have a good case to get them to repair everything at their expense.

Problems / Re: 2009 E70 3.0D XDrive cutting out
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:48:50 PM »
P = Park lock on the gearbox only.  Parking brake is the switch to the left side of the console by the passenger seat, with the autbrake function (and symbol) button.  That needs separate action.

Problems / Re: Parking brake.
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:46:30 PM »
Park first, then parking brake otherwise you are having to unload the transmission.  Worth a check to see if that stops it.

General X6 Discussion / Re: Best oil advice
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:43:22 PM »
Standard oil is Castrol Edge FST Professional 5W30

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 3.0d won't start or even crank
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:41:11 PM »
Remember that the E70 has to have the new battery coded onto the car due to the Intelligent Battery System.  Failing to do it can shorten the battery’s life or over/under charge it.

Gallery / Re: Visit to stratstone Harrogate
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:50:21 PM »

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: VHC at dealership
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:38:21 PM »
Pads wear to the disc surface.  New discs have a perfectly flat surface whereas your old ones are grooved.  Old pads won’t bed in properly because they have worn to the old disc surface, so braking will be poor.  It will take about 300 miles for the new brakes to be at ‘full pull’.  Mine are really good now and work at the lightest of pedal touch.  The E70/71 brakes are very very good and much better than my F46 Gran Tourer!

I’ve checked the TIS and those minimum figures do match so the supplying dealer should have replaced them - and the pads as you must do both.  A BMW Dealer would know this data but I doubt a non-franchised would have and given the pads have plenty of life in them, probably never thought to check anyway.  Doesn’t really excuse it though  >:(

These are the instructions for my X6 which is basically the same running gear...the E70 instructions are on the same site.


The two caliper attachment bolts are Torx type and 110Nm torque.  You should (but don’t have to) replace the attachment bolts, but you must put Threadlok Blue on them when refitting.  I bought it from Amazon for less than £5, and did change my bolts for new ones from BMW at £14-00 for 4.

Forum Discussion / Re: Tinypic banned my IP address
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:50:51 PM »
How do you know it’s been banned?

Still working for me.

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