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Vermillion Red = Man Pink  :)

Got it on my X6 and love it.  Better than the Grey, or Silver or Black - which sooooo many cars seem to be these days.  Each to their own though.

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When you change the discs, you are advised to change the Caliper attachment bolts too.  Not essential other than you need Threadlok Blue on them (that is a must), and a 110Nm torque setting.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: passenger footwell wet
« on: Yesterday at 07:03:56 PM »
I think that there is an electronics box back right as you look into the engine bay from the front which is directly above the glovebox.  Could be a damaged grommet/seal under it.

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Summer tyre I think.  I have Duellers on my X6 and if these are the same then they are very definitely summer only.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Brake oil service
« on: Yesterday at 05:56:30 PM »
Normal Dot 4 fluid.  Have a look on Eurocarparts or similar.  Pagid do big enough containers - you only need a couple of litres at the most.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Steel underengine splash guard
« on: Yesterday at 05:54:01 PM »
Threadloc Blue is the one that you need.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Replacement wiper blades?
« on: Yesterday at 05:51:07 PM »
Eurocarparts for me.  Valeo type as those seem to be OEM.  Not cheap (none are) and last a couple of years depending upon mileage and the amount of grit they have to clear (from tractors and trucks).

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: just bought an x5
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:22:53 PM »
Aux Heater is a pretty rare option as it was expensive to add.  The E53 had it as standard but not the E70.  I think it’s buried in one of the front wings, nice and convenient to get to when it needs servicing.  Good spec  :)

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: just bought an x5
« on: October 14, 2018, 12:33:45 PM »
You will need to talk to a main dealer assuming your car does not already have it fitted?  It’s a thin clear film installed on parts around the rear wheel arches.

Whether they would still do it for you now I cannot say.  You should be able to find some mention of it on Realoem under retro fittings.  Use the last 7 of your VIN to pull up the correct model/year.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: just bought an x5
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:13:12 AM »
and provided anti chip plastic film, but only in cars with 20” wheels.

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The lounge / Re: Frothy diesel
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:11:17 AM »
It’s probably just different additives such as a higher detergent quantity in one of the fuels?  They all come from the same distribution depots regardless of what is on the side of the tanker.  Additives are the only real difference.

Could be one chain has switched to winter mix?

I have noticed that different temperatures result in either more foaming or less.

Air temperatures and humidity will affect what gets fed into the engine.  I have in the past noticed that there seems to be a sweet spot around 12°C that seems to result in a more lively performance.  Not doing many miles in mine (5k/yr) means the fuel stays in the tank longer so environment makes the change in how the car feels.  Performance ‘seems’ worse in very hot weather.  Ain’t temps out of the inter cooler that bit warmer perhaps?

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Is it to do with the fact that steel manifolds cool down faster and don’t have the potential to heat soak an area that a cast iron manifold could do?

The later cars (E70/71/72) also have plastic front wings and other parts so need more protection.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: X5(E70) and the snow .
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:37:30 PM »
I know that feeling with our E46!!  Prefers to go backwards in any kind of frosty conditions and it isn’t allowed out in snow.....ever. :drive:

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: just bought an x5
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:35:51 PM »
Typical BMW driver.......can’t park between the lines...... :))  :P

Nice looking car  :)
Still get used to the size of the thing[emoji4]
Anyway was late around 12 so was a bit lazy.

Just kidding, and given that BMW owners own the road, we can park where we like... :P

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: just bought an x5
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:55:23 AM »
Typical BMW driver.......can’t park between the lines...... :))  :P

Nice looking car  :)

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