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Other Marques / Re: DIY Nightmare!
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:40:57 PM »
Oops...

Mike

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I was of the impression that they were supposed to be sealed for life the gear boxes?

Yes, they supposedly are, but I would not be happy running the original fluid over 70k.

Mike

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Mine went in a few weeks ago, managed to get BOTH porps replaced as the senior tech doing the work made a call to BMW HO... Does help that he's a good friend :)

Mike

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Nice one, mine has them and quickly coded them to fold using Carly.


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Was tempted to go down the "top view" route, but a lot more hassle, front/rear PDC and rear camera will suffice!

Mike

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What’s on there instead?


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Elec folding, one of the few options this one didn't have, but was on my "must have" list.

Mike

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Selling a pair of E70 facelift mirrors, complete with original glass. They are Space Grey, but the covers can easily be swapped for your own if a different colour. They work perfectly, and are in really good condition. Apologies for images, trust it to rain today!

Looking for £200 for the pair, would split.







Mike

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Mine were shot when I got my car, that passed an MOT the day before  :(

Swapped them out in situ, without removing the arms from car, with Lemforder. BIG improvement. Might try MeyleHD "next" time..

Mike

You said you’d used MeyleHD and even linked me to the items? #confused


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Yup, just realised, the Lemforder ones are here on my desk in front of me as I typed (I ordered both to see if one was softer) - They didn't arrive in time for me wanting to do it, so had Euro drop off the others (MeyleHD) albeit it at about twice the price. Reminds me, these need to go in the boot and up to unit before they get lost in here! At least I have two spare sets now though.

Mike

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Steering wheel lock (for 2011 E70 X5)
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:41:06 PM »
I had a small size Disklok in my garage from when I had my Stag (before my E85) as paranoia set in when I got home in the E70, I dug it out of the garage - PERFECT fit, and peace of mind. Takes 10 secs to fit/remove once you've done it a couple of times and is supposed to be one of the more thief resistant ones. Have to say though, that since disabling my OBD port, I've gotten lazy and only use it overnight or when leaving unattended away from home for the day.

Mike

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Reversing Camera Retrofit
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:31:55 PM »
Apparently that kit is an aftermarket camera, and they don’t do supply only.

Our new (to us) 40d didn't have a camera (which we had on our previous 35d), so I contacted the Ebay seller mentioned above (OEM retrofit being way too expensive). Apparently, for an LCI with PDC, the price is around £275 fitted, but it only has static lines. An upgraded version with dynamic lines is available, but is nearly £400 fitted. The guy sounded knowledgeable, but you do have to go to Birmingham for installation.

After much research, I went for the Emtronica kit with dynamic lines (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Reversing-backup-camera-retrofit-3AG-E88-E90-E84-E70-CIC-MID-1-3-5-X1-x5/262689576513?hash=item3d2984d641:g:XIYAAOSwmSdaYLN~) to self-install. Purchase was £220, and installation took about an hour - the hardest part is routing the wire to the rear camera. It works perfectly, with a clear, bright image.

I'll post a short how-to when I get the time.

Ooh. I fancy one of those..

Mike

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Mine were shot when I got my car, that passed an MOT the day before  :(

Swapped them out in situ, without removing the arms from car, with Lemforder. BIG improvement. Might try MeyleHD "next" time..

Mike

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Auto hold button - how does it work?
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:26:10 PM »
I tend to only use auto hold around town, reason being that the last thing I want after decelerating down a motorway slip road to a halt is the pads pressed against hot discs. It can lead to hot spots, deposits and warping.

Mike

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I would be changing the gearbox oil, and sump/filter.. Changed mine last week at 80k, and the old stuff was black (which I expected) but like water compared to the new. Don't forget it does a lot of work in there!

Mike

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If you have active xenons, I believe there is a setting in the idrive for it. Not checked on mine though.

Mike

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Changing gearbox fluid..
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:42:27 AM »
Thanks Mike.

I have a good idea what to do but a quick DIY from you would be good.

Will you be using software to keep an eye on the temps?


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Yes mate as it's critical for getting the level right.

Mike

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Changing gearbox fluid..
« on: June 28, 2018, 08:18:43 PM »
£239 for 10 litres genuine lifeguard 8 and a genuine zf filter pan and screws. I could have got the zf filter and 10 litres of comma compatible fluid from euro for £130 on my account, but would prefer genuine fluid in my own car.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F152422527677

Mike

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