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General X5 Forum (E70) / adding side rails
« on: June 11, 2018, 05:01:32 PM »
Hello folks

Anyone have experience of doing this and the estimate costs.  Was thinking to do this for my 2011 SE.
It got the factory black plastic currently.  Ebay sell the boards for about £150.  Wondering how much is involved in the fitting. 


General X5 Forum (E70) / Satnav update
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:38:38 PM »
Afternoon all

Have a 2011 with satnav which I doubt has been updated since 2011.  Does anyone know how easy and expensive it is to update to 2017 maps? 
Ive see some dvd on ebay but wondering if its simply a case of insert and pray?


General X5 Forum (E70) / Tyre advice - do I need to replace?
« on: October 05, 2017, 03:53:22 PM »
Hello folks

I have recently read a few things in here which prompted me to check the tyres on my X5. 
Its s 2011 SE X40D.  They tyres on the car at time of purchase were almost brand new and I have barely done a thousand miles on them.  I average about 3000 miles a year. 

The current tyres are not run flats.  Its a staggered setup.  All 4 tyres are Accelera

Fronts: 255/50 ZR19 107WXL - (all weather - reinforced)
Back - 285/45 R19 111V XL (all weather - reinforced) 
Are these sizes ok with each other?  Door panel suggests its ok.

The tyres are in very good condition but I dont want to leave them on the car if they have potential to cause issues later on.  I was going to run them for another year or so but looking for advice.  Should I change them asap?  Is there a particular brand/tyre that is recommended

I was hoping not to fork out for tyres so soon but it does seem from posts in here that incorrect tyres could cause significant issues. 

Thanks very much. 

General X5 Forum (E70) / Tyres / Spare wheel
« on: August 15, 2017, 12:08:14 PM »
Hello (novice question here  :) )

As a new X5 owner (2011 X40D) I checked the tyres on the car and they are good. 
I wanted to check what was needed in case of a puncture. 
My second car is a Zafira and with that there is a electric pump in the boot and bottle of gunk to
use in case of puncture. (no spare wheel)

Looing into the X5 there is no spare wheel and no bottles of gunk.  I am not sure what should have been provided with the car initially.  There is a first aid kit but that wont help much lol.
Should there be a bottle of gunk? 


Newbies section / Hello from new X5 owner
« on: March 06, 2017, 10:47:06 AM »
Good morning all

Great forum!!
Just purchased my first ever 4*4.  Its an X5 40D (2011) Se edition.  Traded in the trusty S-Max after 6 years. 
Only driven it the 70 miles from the garage but all seems fine.  Still coming to terms with the sheer size
of it.  It makes the S-max feel quite small.  First impressions are great.  Loving the media package/satnav with streaming audo ( no cables all over the place)

Only thing im missing is the drivers handbook. I found it online in PDF but its not the same.  Anyone know if I can buy one from BMW? 

Look forward to using and participating in the forum

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