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Every time you drive your car , every bend, every corner, the wheels will be rotating at different rates, hence the need for differentials , members on here who have had star marked tyres fitted from new have had transfer boxes fail on the E70's.
I agree that tyres are very important regards rolling circumference, as I had a problem with my then X3 , which I changed to a square setup which stopped the transmission wind up, stopped the noises and the tyre slippage.
We buy cars we desire to enjoy them, the trouble can be that we get paranoid about them breaking, costing us even more money.
We can't sleep unless we have a bullet proof warranty. 😬
I feel it certainly takes away from the enjoyment that we bought them for in the first place.
( sorry if that sounds a little cynical 😀😀😀😀😀😀)

Gallery / Re: Decided on satin black for grills
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:06:03 AM »
Hi Toonarmy, can I ask where you got the grilles from please? Thanks,
Toonarmy has t been active on the site since June 2016, try a PM just in case he still has his account active.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: X5(E70) and the snow .
« on: October 12, 2018, 07:52:57 PM »
Just collected my vehicle today and after spending money on warranty, insurance and the car ,I’m now thinking of preparations for winter.  How do these vehicle perform in snow on the M&S tyres equipped R20s. What’s everyone experience? Don’t want to shell out another 1k for 4 weeks of snow if I don’t have to. I do have spare  winter 18 wheels for the 7 series but not sure about fitment. The offsets are different.

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If you type snow into the forum search tab, you will see hundreds of posts relating to snow tyres , winter performance etc. Happy reading

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Bmw e53 new key fob east Sussex any one?
« on: October 12, 2018, 01:27:12 PM »
Need a need key fob
whats wrong with the old one, or have you lost it ( dog chewed it )?
If it's just stopped  working  they can be repaired cheaply if it's the buttons or battery.

I bought a grille of EBay a few years ago, paid around £60 if I remember correctly, it was pretty good quality.

Incorrect tyre conbination, mismatched rolling circumference is the usual cause, this may have damaged your transfer box already, is it an Msport or SE, ( same width/ profile tyres front and rear, or staggered setup ) Star marked ?
Had issues with mine , sorted tyres, problem sorted. The X3 is hyper sensitive to tyre circumference.
And welcome to the forum 😀

Newbies section / Re: Newbie E53 Carbon Black Edition
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:41:41 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum, looks like a very well cared for example 👍
Few and far between these days, remember when I was looking years ago there was loads and loads of dogs out there.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: caravan towing
« on: October 07, 2018, 09:05:50 AM »
I towed our last single axle, 1400  MGW caravan with a 3.0d single turbo E83 X3 218 bhp , 4 Adults to Norfolk from Manchester, pulled it as though it wasn't on the back, returned 26 mpg towing 😳

I have changed car and caravan since and now have a Kia Sorento 197 bhp 2.2 d and a 1800 KG twin axle van, that tows with no problem either., but only returns 24 mpg towing, but a heavier van

Newbies section / Re: Newbie to X
« on: October 03, 2018, 04:59:21 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum 😀

Newbies section / Re: And He’s Back
« on: September 26, 2018, 07:23:08 PM »
Welcome back Don, thought you were lost over on the carbon Zero dark side 😁😁😁😁

I don't know this for sure, but I would imagine that if it was on the list for the so called Saferty check it must have had one of the suspect propshafts on from new.
I would have thought it would have then meant it was on the recall list to be changed a few months ago.
Probably the letter went to the last owner or dealer who had the car on a forecourt by then and it's been ignored
I would contact BMW UK and see if your VIN is on the recall list.
This is a documented fault and a recall, so that will help your case, but if owners ignore the recall BMW might be able to wiggle out of secondary damage claims
Good Luck, hope you get a happy outcome

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Xenon dip light
« on: September 25, 2018, 07:27:02 PM »
Mine did the same on my E93 which uses the same Xenon bulbs, had the bulb changed out and all was well.
I believe it's the igniter that's built into the bulb that's at fault.
Garage charged me £70 for a new Xenon bulb, they had to remove the wheel arch liner to access the rear of the headlight, not sure if this is necessary on the F25

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Umbrella to fit in the 7 seater
« on: September 23, 2018, 08:28:50 PM »
Hi all,

Bit mundane I know...
But does anyone know what decent umbrella fits in the 87cm space in the boot?

Assuming that's what that space is for....  :)

This site has a lot of choice and gives folded and unfolded dimensions

Don't know if it's the same setup as my 3.0d E83 2009 was, but mine had the air filter housing running along the front panel between the bonnet catch panel and the engine cover
I removed the airbox, a few torq screws and a jubilee clip ( 5 mins )
Then the fan assembly is secured to the radiator with a torq screw and a pull out rivet, then after unpluggingthe fan multiplug slide the whole fan assembly out ( 5 mins )
Then there is more than enough space to loosen the bottom hose and drain the coolant, I did it when swapping the thermostat.
Try YouTube X3 thermostat replacement videos

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: tyres
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:39:35 PM »
Can anyone tell me would bmw m3 wheels first an x5 ???


There are sites like the one in the link to compare offsets wheel widths centre bore sizes to compare,

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