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If your North Manchester try Adrian at Advanced motors, he sorted mine when I had all the lights on

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: wing vents - black
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:04:32 PM »
It's in the F15 section, e70's and E53's don't have side vents on the front wings 😀😀😀😀😀😀

Other Marques / Re: XDrive Gran Tourer
« on: June 14, 2018, 07:09:38 PM »
It's exciting getting a new car, must be hell having to wait weeks for it. I hate waiting a week. 😀

Newbies section / Re: Another Newbie
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:44:27 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum, looking good 👍

Buy and sell / Re: Looking for an E53 4.8is
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:39:35 PM »
The eBay one looks to be plenty of money for a 2004 gas guzzler, interestingly on last years MOT it failed on (seriously corroded) front brake pipes, 6 days later they were ,miraculously just on as an advisory. Logic says that if they failed they would have been replaced yet 6 days later they are still there and only corroded -doesn’t make sense!
I mention this because it’s just cost me about £700 to get the 4.6 completely re-piped in copper. Make sure you check all the brake lines on whatever you look at as its common at this age and a good bargaining chip.

The other one looks way over price wise to me, other 4.8 owners may disagree!
On close inspection you can see the brake discs are severely rough and corroded, owning a car is all about enjoyment, as you have stated has so,some else left the jobs for you ?
Through your past experiences I think you would be on edge waiting for the next 2/3 K problem to surface. 😬😬😬
I got fed up with things bonging and going wrong on my X3 and E93, so I know how frustrating it can be.
Good luck whatever you end up buying 👍

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 3.0D M Sport
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:06:32 PM »
The paint is also peeling off the steering wheel on my 2007 3.0D!  disappointing in such a quality car.  Does any member have the same issue and is there a solution like some sort of re spray?
It was a problem on the E53 and probably most BMW's inc my E93 3 series
I replaced the trim on the E53 and wrapped the trim on y
The E93, as the trim was £100 for that one😬

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 3.0D M Sport
« on: June 10, 2018, 09:58:17 PM »
Seems very expensive for a pre LCI X5 the CCC IDrive is very dated in my opinion.
I would expect an LCI car for that sort of money 😳
Good luck with the search 👍

I would take it to a dedicated towbar fitting place, as they are doing them all day long and probably be able to sort it in very little time
Could be that you bought a duff electrics kit.
It does happen that these things can be dead on arrival.

General X3 Forum (E83) / Re: Sooty tail pipe
« on: June 09, 2018, 07:50:55 PM »
My 2004 (e53) didn't have a DPF and a friend of mine who has a 2006 (e53) doesn't have a DPF.
E53 's were never fitted with DPF's or swirl flaps, unfortunately the E83 X3's were, but I don't know from what date 😬😬😬😬

General X3 Forum (E83) / Re: Sooty tail pipe
« on: June 09, 2018, 07:26:21 PM »
More likely it has had the innards taken out of it, or it has been removed, I guess it's a facelift at 2006, if not a facelift maybe the pre facelift wasn't fitted with DPF
Dos the exhaust tailpipe face downwards or is it straight.?

Is it a Westfalia electrics kit, also is it a " dedicated " car specific kit that intigrates into the stability control of the car.
Mine had 2 fused connections to the battery, a connection to the Body ( negative earth ) a scotch lock connection to each indicator feed wire ( same colour wires in the kit as the cars wires ) as was the scotchlock connection into the brake circuit.
The other wire " green" I think it was went to the  rear of the dash to a module to integrate the DSC and turn off the parking sensors
1 battery fused supply for the towbar electrics box, one for the fridge feed I think.
Don't forget the Earth 😀
I've not got the X3 anymore so havnt got the wiring diagram as I left it in the car.
Made sure I bought my latest car with a towbar already fitted 😀😀😀
Just got myself a Twin Axle van for touring, so need to stick with 2 tonne cars from now on 😬😬😬😬

Sorry going off topic😬

Great result Claire
Your in the wrong job, get your self some overalls 😀

General X3 Forum (E83) / Re: Loss of power
« on: June 07, 2018, 08:42:12 PM »
Sorry to hear of your woes.
I would try turning the crank , but unfortunately accessing the crank is so difficult in modern cars, usually meaning removing under trays etc to be able to get a spanner / wrench onto the crank bolt. then if the valves/ cam can be seen moving through the filler cap, the chain is intact (probably )
That 2.0 litre engine has history of pulleys/chains breaking in certain years.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Won’t be long now....
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:23:06 PM »
I remember when they launched the F15, loads of posts on here were saying how " Fuggly " it looked.
As with a lot of new cars they grow on you 👍
I think it looks great 😀

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