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General X3 Forum (E83) / Re: Loss of power
« on: June 16, 2018, 12:31:21 PM »
Its confirmed chain issue. Possible slip rather than snap.
It does have FULL BMW history up to the last one, which was performed by the dealer I purchased it off in Sept 2017.

I have decided to sell it as spares or repairs, as I cant afford not to have a car off the road whilst its being repaired.

General X3 Forum (E83) / Loss of power
« on: June 07, 2018, 07:45:51 PM »
Help please. Whilst driving at low speeds earlier the car suddenly lost power the DDE light came on and then came to a stop. When trying to start there is no sign of the engine turning. Breakdown assistance suggests no compression. It’s a 2.0d N47 2008 94k Miles. Could the chain have gone?

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Buy and sell / Re: 2008 4.8i SE Black/Black leather - £10500 ono
« on: May 13, 2018, 03:22:30 PM »

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Buy and sell / Re: 2008 4.8i SE Black/Black leather - £10500 ono
« on: May 04, 2018, 07:24:10 AM »
Priced revised now £10000 or nearest offer.

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Buy and sell / Re: 2008 4.8i SE Black/Black leather - £10500 ono
« on: May 03, 2018, 03:01:33 PM »
I have now removed the Black Kidney grills, and replaced with OEM silver/chrome

Buy and sell / Re: 2008 4.8i SE Black/Black leather - £10500 ono
« on: May 03, 2018, 09:42:56 AM »


Over 30 more pictures

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Buy and sell / Re: 2008 4.8i SE Black/Black leather - £10500 ono
« on: May 02, 2018, 10:02:38 PM »

Loads of more pics available on my OneDrive

CLick  - https://1drv.ms/a/s!AjwbFaQnBbQ9g8Eacx2rlcbwwoNsKA

Buy and sell / 2008 4.8i SE Black/Black leather - £10500 ono
« on: May 02, 2018, 08:56:23 PM »
Stunning metallic black with black leather and silver trim sitting on 20" Y-Spoke alloys wrapped in Bridgestone rubber.

Lovingly washed and waxed nearly every weekend by me. As you can see bodywork is excellent, interior is excellent no rips or tears. This car has been well cared for over the years and has been a pleasure to own and drive.

Loads of history ... Fully stamped up book.

29.07.08 - PDI Aberdeen
02.11.10 - 11922 (Oil, microfilter, brake fluid)
13.08.12 - 29682 (Vehicle check - full service)
30.10.12 - 40806 (Brake fluid)
29.07.13 - 50065 (Oil, microfilter, air filter, fuel filter)
28.10.14 - 67987 (Oil, microfilter, brake fluid)
04.07.15 - 70433 (Oil change)
31.03.16 - 73193 (Oil change, vehicle check)
17.02.17 - 81200 (Oil change, vehicle check)
31.03.17 - 82289 (Spark plugs)
14.02.18 - 86800 (Oil change, vehicle check, brake fluid, air filter)
Now on 89500 miles.

MOT 14/02/2019 (passed no advisories)

Bridgstone runflat tyres all round with loads of tread
Brakes good (recently had calliper refurb)
Valve seals done
No leaks from anywhere
No issues at all 100% faultless
Nothing needs doing on this till next service - oil change in 10 months

Usual refinements include..
Auto lights / wipers
Memory seats (2 positions, coded to change with each key on opening)
Heated seats
Aux input
CD changer
Running boards
Boot liner
Privacy glass
Boot cover
20inch wheels
Push button start
Auto hold
Hill control
Ice cold dual zone climate
Boot cover
Split opening boot
Power doors mirrors - coded so they fold in when locked
Remote open/close of windows
Locking boot floor compartment
Upgraded LED DRL's (Ice white)
Upgraded Interior LED pack
Please note - the black kidney grills are now removed, and the OEM silver/chrome ones installed.

Great car to drive just wafts along effortlessly and sounds great. The N62 engine is one of the best engines BMW have ever made, it purrs and can achieve over 400 miles to a tank on run. Averages 19.5mpg
Will reach 60mph in 6.3seconds and go all the way to 150mph

Tax is £555 a year or £48 a month (Will be SORN shortly)
Insurance isn't bad (£350 Fully comp for me)
HPI clear
V5 and doc wallet
Two Keys

X5TOL reg included valued at £700

Ive covered 4000 miles in this, and its been a pleasure. I am only selling as now the wife has an X3, I am going for a 650i coupe :)

Get in touch if you want to know anything else. Cheers

Deposit secures - balance by e-bank transfer (cash payments will be made directly to the bank)
I assure you this car is a well looked after vehicle and will not be a disappointment - buy with complete confidence.
Test drives only with proof of valid insurance - otherwise will be conducted by myself

Remember folks: -

If its cheap its not good
If its good its not cheap

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 4.8 V8 economy
« on: May 02, 2018, 08:52:12 PM »
I get over 400 motorway miles to a tank in my 4.8.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Spring cleaning....
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:42:44 PM »
So I've had this for about 4 months now. It's a great car, it's effortlessly powerful and the V8 is sublime. I gave her a good clean at the weekend, used Poorboys and Collinite, and Autoglym for the plastics. I am over the moon with the results. I've replaced the kidney grills with gloss black and I am just awaiting a full LED pack for Angel eyes and interior. I am also considering a subtle exhaust mod as I think it's a tad too quiet. My mate has a e53 4.8 and his exhaust sounds much better. I also see there is a SC upgrade making 525bhp, but as tempting as that is, I think a X5M would be a more sensible option.

Some pictures

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Problems / Re: sourcing E70 headlamp washer jets- confused!
« on: March 07, 2018, 08:44:37 PM »
I was quoted £101 for one plus the cover from Cotswold! Can you just replace the jet piece without removing the entire unit?

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Problems / Re: sourcing E70 headlamp washer jets- confused!
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:18:00 PM »

I have the same issue. Need drivers side replacing. This link should help.

Does anyone know if this is a diy replacement?

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Problems / Headlight washer
« on: March 06, 2018, 08:18:14 PM »
Just noticed that the drivers side headlight washer is not quite right.

It still works but when squirted a tube pops out and water just pours on the floor.

Is this a simple diy fix? What parts do I need?


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General X5 Forum (E70) / Keys
« on: December 03, 2017, 09:25:42 PM »
My car only came with one key. I've looked into getting a spare but they are over £200! Looking through the bits and bobs draw and found a key from my old 1 series. It's the same style key, could it be reprogrammed to use with my X5?

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Newbies section / Re: Hello from Nottingham
« on: November 24, 2017, 06:49:44 PM »
Don't forget the tank is bigger on the x5  :xmassad:
Yes, the M3 has a 62 litre tank the X5 is 85. 230 to 250 from 62 litres in the M3 same as this.

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