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Newbies section / Re: Finally, after MUCH searching..
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:58:16 AM »
If you feel movement of the front wheels of can hear a thud when you tap the brakes whilst moving slowly, the bushes are probably shot. Mine also wobbled under breaking, but all good now. I pressed them out in situ without removing the arms..

Mike

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Newbies section / Re: Finally, after MUCH searching..
« on: June 12, 2018, 11:39:06 PM »
Looking very nice.
First place i went when i got my x5 was the petrol station lol.
So did I and as every litre went in I was wondering when it was going to stop.
I was starting to panic and thought I had done the wrong thing buying it when it headed towards £90 as I came from a Mini and it was £35 to fill it.

I got 87L in mine at Costco, £109....

Mike

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Newbies section / Re: Finally, after MUCH searching..
« on: June 12, 2018, 11:37:48 PM »
Hi Mike it’s the same Digidick that had one of you’re Z4 exhausts a couple of months ago. 

Can I ask why you replaced the bushes?
I’m not sure mine is quite right up front, seems a little bit skittish over bumps and has a slight steering wobble when sharp braking at motorway speeds.

Keep us posted with your mods please Mike, I like to see other people’s ideas.

So far I’ve painted the chrome window trims black, the exhaust tips revblacked, removed mudflaps, fitted new rear tyres, full alignment and coded stuff with Carly.

Rich


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What have you coded? I did video in motion and also updated the maps to 2018 lifetime today. Map upgrade took 4hrs..On the upside, I now have the latest split screen which shows detailed junction turns.

Mike

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Newbies section / Re: Finally, after MUCH searching..
« on: June 12, 2018, 11:34:41 PM »
Hi Mike it’s the same Digidick that had one of you’re Z4 exhausts a couple of months ago. 

Can I ask why you replaced the bushes?
I’m not sure mine is quite right up front, seems a little bit skittish over bumps and has a slight steering wobble when sharp braking at motorway speeds.

Keep us posted with your mods please Mike, I like to see other people’s ideas.

So far I’ve painted the chrome window trims black, the exhaust tips revblacked, removed mudflaps, fitted new rear tyres, full alignment and coded stuff with Carly.

Rich


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Was getting a noticeable noise from them on slow speed manoeuvring and a "shimmy" on braking, replaced the bushes only with MeyleHD without removing the arms. Job took an hour and parts were £43. Massive improvement, and all knocks and movement gone. If they fail again, which I suspect they will, as they under a lot of load, then I'll poly them.

Mike

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Newbies section / Re: Finally, after MUCH searching..
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:03:59 PM »
I also picked up a Space Grey 40d on Friday and it’s fantastic.

What mods have you got planned?


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Replaced the front lower trailing arm bushes today, as well as enabling video in motion.. The list of things I want to do is endless..

Mike

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Newbies section / Re: Finally, after MUCH searching..
« on: June 10, 2018, 03:44:18 PM »
That looks great. How many miles on the clock, as it looks brand new?

75k, one owner from new. Drives like new though  :)

Mike

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Newbies section / Finally, after MUCH searching..
« on: June 10, 2018, 01:00:19 AM »
I got one!

Did a 375 mile trip this afternoon, there in the trade in, back in the E70..

Bagged myself a 2012 40d Msport 7 seater in Space Grey metallic, complete with a shed load of options, and one owner from new..

Drove it back and fell in love...

Let the modding commence..

Quick fuel stop pic..



Mike

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Must have's?
« on: March 17, 2017, 04:20:41 PM »
It's been a long trawl to find the "right" one - Test drive tomorrow and hopefully deal done!

Mike

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Must have's?
« on: March 17, 2017, 11:10:30 AM »
Ok, I think I have found "The One"

2011 car with 70k, one owner - Spec;

S1CA   Selection of COP relevant vehicles
S1CB   CO2 package
S220   Self-levelling suspension
S225   Standard suspension
S230   Extra package, EU-specific
S2NY   BMW LA wheel, M Double Spoke 333
S2PA   Wheel bolt retainer
S302   Alarm system
S316   automatic trunk lid mechanism
S320   Deleted, model lettering
P337   M Sports package
S3AH   Backup camera and Top View
S3MB   Indiv. Ext. Line, burnished aluminium
S3MC   Indiv. roof rail high-gloss Shadow Line
S402   Electric panoramic roof
Vehicle options
S423   Floor mats, velours
S428   Warning triangle and first aid kit
S430   Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S431   Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S441   Smoker package
S459   Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S481   Sports seat
S494   Seat heating driver/passenger
S4AD   Interior trim strips, alu, brushed, fine
S4NC   Additional heating/ventilation
S4UB   3rd seat row
S502   Headlight cleaning system
S508   Park Distance Control (PDC)
S521   Rain sensor
S522   Xenon Light
Vehicle options
S534   Automatic air conditioning
S544   Cruise control with brake function
S563   Light package
S575   Supplementary 12V sockets
S5DA   Passenger airbag deactivation
S609   Navigation system Professional
S612   BMW Assist
S615   Expanded BMW Online Information
S616   BMW Online
S633   Preparation, mobile phone, Business
S654   DAB tuner
S677   HiFi System Professional DSP
S694   Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer
S698   Area-Code 2 for DVD
S6AA   BMW TeleServices
Vehicle options
S6AB   Control for Teleservices
S6FL   USB/Audio interface
S6NF   Music interface for Smartphone
S6VC   Control for Combox
S710   M leather steering wheel
S761   Individual sunshade glazing
S775   Headlining anthracite
S7M5   M Exterior equipment
L812   National version England / Ireland
S840   High speed synchronisation
S863   Retailer Directory Europe
S877   Delete cross-pattern operation
S880   On-board vehicle literature English
S8KA   Dummy-SALAPA
S8S2   Coding alarm signal
Vehicle options
S8SC   Telematics access request,country-spec.
S8SM   Car ident. number visible from outside
S8TG   Thiefproofing device
S8TL   Dummy-SALAPA
S8TN   Daytime run.lights adjus.via light menu
S925   Dummy-SALAPA
Vehicle options
S853   Language version English



I take it the DSP is the highest spec audio?

Mike

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Buy and sell / SOLD: XC90 SE D5 Auto - 54 plate (05 model)
« on: March 11, 2017, 09:56:34 AM »
Now collected and driven home by new owner..

Talk about small world, he saw my ad on the Volvo forum, and realised that I was also on the Z4 Forum, as he was a fellow member on there too!

Mike

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Carly Coding
« on: March 04, 2017, 11:07:22 AM »
We have done all coding with the engine running as the system is prone to shut down after a while without the engine running, which could leave the coding unstable.

Because they have a stop/start button rather than a traditional ign?

Mike

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Buy and sell / FS: XC90 SE D5 Auto - 54 plate (05 model)
« on: March 04, 2017, 10:10:21 AM »
Ok, the time has come to sell our ultra reliable XC90, as I've done the deal on it's replacement, and I'll be leaving the Volvo fold

Ad approved by PVR btw.

Currently awaiting it's original plate to be reassigned (KE54 FPO) Reg'd Nov 04 in metallic silver with black (heated + elec driver's) leather.

Mileage is currently at 238,000 odd, will check exact and edit, climbing slowly by no more than 100 a week at the moment.

I purchased the car back in June 2013 from it's second owner who had only had it a few months, and was selling as his wife couldn't get it up the drive and into the garage. Prior to that, it was owned from new by a highish ranking army officer, who used it to commute from the UK to Germany several times a month.

Car was on 195,000 when I bought it, and had been maintained by Volvo, regardless of cost. Just prior to purchase, it had a couple of injectors and new engine mounts. It has a cambelt at 90k and also another at approx 185k, both are documented in the book.

In my ownership, it has always been serviced every 9,000 miles, using original filters and quality fluids.

I flushed the gearbox and replaced the fluid shortly after purchase.

Additionally, in my ownership, I have replaced;

Splined sleeve, at approx 199k
Transfer box approx 6 months later (failed output bearing)
Discs and pads approx 8k ago.
All engine mounts last year (genuine Volvo)
Lower wishbones last year - before alignment done

I have also retrofitted a set of used Bi-Xenon headlamps, which work perfectly. And a Bluetooth kit with music stemming.

Car is fitted with quality tyres (Pirelli front, and I think Michelin rears) all with approx 5mm tread remaining, and evenly worn, 4 wheel Hunter alignment was carried out last year.

The car actually looks and drives like a 50,000 miler, I kid you not. Starts instantly, hot or cold and uses no oil between services. Gearchanges are silky smooth, and EVERYTHING works as it should, from the radio, to the parking sensors and heated seats and electric folding mirrors. Car has the family pack, so the centre seat has the built in booster seat.

Bodywork wise, it is VERY good for it's age, showing minor age related marks, a small scratch to the N/S/R panel caused by one of the kids squeezing past with their scooter. There is no corrosion anywhere on the car. It was machine polished around 5 months ago, and as such is free from minor blemishes and swirl marks.

It has factory privacy glass, and a roof mounted flip down DVD player, I have either 3 or 4 sets of the wireless headphones for it in the garage.

The interior is in excellent condition, no rips, tears or marks to the black heated seats, and just very minor wear to the bolster of the (electric memory) driver's seat. The plastic cover around the seat switches is cracked (common fault) but the cover is available on Ebay for less than £20 new.

The car has been impeccably reliable for us, apart from the failed splined sleeve & transfer box, requiring nothing other than routine servicing.

The ONLY reason I am selling, is that we no longer need the big boot for a pram, as the little kids now aren't. That, plus the fact that I want something a bot more "driver focused" so I've gone for a 2012 BMW X5 40d (yup the 300+ bhp one  )

And now, the bad - Come on, all cars have a bit of bad.

Around 18 months ago, whilst entering a car park at a local takeaway, some muppet in a Focus decided to reverse out into me as I was passing behind him. The damage to my car was minimal, small dent to the wing and driver's and rear passenger door, plus scuffs to the side running boards. However, the engineer decided that the costs of repairing & replacing (with new Volvo parts & labour) exceeded the value of the car. Therefore it was given a "Cat D" status. I do have the original engineers report with photos of the damage, and I also have my own photos.

Subsequently, I had the dentman out to the doors and he worked his magic, so that NONE of the damage is now visible. NO PAINTWORK was done on the car, and I removed the scuffed side running bars as the kids no longer need them to get in and out.

Only other item worth mentioning, is that I have only ever had one remote key for the car.

With all of the above in mind, I know that she is a reliable, nice driving and looking car, however I realise the Cat D may put people off, however forum users have almost 4yrs of my posts to see how reliable and maintained she has been.

Price wise, I am looking for £2,500 Car is 5 mins from j7 m62

Service history;

22/11/04 - PDI @ Volvo British Military Sales
14/02/05 @ 3,397 miles - Inspection @ Volvo German dealer
01/01/06 @ 10,787 miles - Service @ Tollbar Volvo Warwick
09/11/06 @ 27,027 miles - Service @ Tollbar Volvo Twickenham
16/07/07 @ 45,294 miles - Service @ Tollbar Volvo Twickenham
15/04/08 @ 63,601 miles - Major Service @ Squire Furneaux Volvo Cobham
11/09/08 @ 77,834 miles - Service @ Squire Furneaux Volvo Cobham
26/01/09 @ 91,500 miles - Service @ Squire Furneaux Volvo Cobham
18/07/09 @ 105,778 miles Major Service plus Cambelt @ Squire Furneaux Volvo Cobham
26/02/10 @ 118,307 miles Service @ Squire Furneaux Volvo Cobham
14/08/10 @ 132,432 miles - Service @ Squire Furneaux Volvo Cobham
15/02/11 @ 145,222 miles - Service @ Squire Furneaux Volvo Cobham
08/09/11 @ 159,289 miles - Service @ Squire Furneaux Volvo Horsham
26/01/12 @ 167,229 miles - Service @ Squire Furneaux Volvo Horsham
23/07/12 @ 180,756 miles - Major Service plus cambelt and two driveshafts @ Squire Furneaux Volvo Horsham
18/02/13 @ 193,691 miles Service + new heater hoses @ Squire Furneaux Volvo Horsham

Since then, it has been serviced by myself every 9,000 using quality synthetic fluids and Volvo filters. The Gearbox was flushed and filled with new Mobil fluid at approx 195,000 miles.

The splined sleeve was replaced by myself just before 200,000 miles, and the transfer box approx 5,000 miles later dues to a failed output bearing.


Pics...

















Any questions, please ask.

Mike

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That's poor considering the miles - As mentioned, could the "sides" be something other than real leather, due to BMW penny pinching?

The seat on my 04 XC90 which has covered almost 240,000 miles still looks great (ignore the cracked trim, common failure)



I certainly would be kicking up a stink regarding "merchantable quality" especially if you either have finance on the car, or paid ANY of the purchase price on a credit card..

Mike

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Carly Coding
« on: March 04, 2017, 09:58:28 AM »
All coding done with engine running, all stated to be successful.

I thought coding was done with the "ign" on and the engine NOT running?

Mike

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Carly App
« on: March 04, 2017, 09:56:30 AM »
Hmm, I've not had any probs with the (android version) Carly app, although as said, some things require several boxes to be ticked in order for them to work, seems strange when you see it, but I presume there are several "switches" that need to be activated in the ECU's etc.

I take it you are turning the car off and back on again after coding? Have you tried re-reading the settings to see if they remain selected?

Mike

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