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New BMW cars get it free for 3 years, then you pay......

My new F46 gets a free update 4 times a year via the built in telematics system.  No need to download anything  :D

We've only just had super fast broadband turned on here (over a year late!).  My Škoda had two 26GB updates per year which took 16 hours to download (~7Mbps) so I’m betting that at ~80Mbps it should be a little quicker!

Anyone know what the current cost for OEM updates is after the free period expires?

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: X5 tax help
« on: Today at 01:46:12 PM »
Sounds right.  It’s what I did when ordering my X6.


It was your heart typing X5M, and your head missed out on the absent space between X5 and M  >:D

You know you really want a V8 twin turbo   O:-)

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Newbies section / Re: Newbie in the need of a e70
« on: Today at 01:43:12 PM »
Hello and :hi:......and congrats too.

Kids have a way of doing that. :o

We ran a Škoda Superb Estate (replacing a Mini Countryman) for the first few years and have now gone to a 220dX Gran Tourer as we don’t need to carry quite so much stuff!

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Have a look here.....

Newtis dot info

Copy of the dealer manuals and not that old looking at all of the models covered.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: e53 car key reprogramming
« on: Today at 01:37:11 PM »
Probably at least every few months.  We use both keys on ours depending upon who is driving as we have all of the key memory functions set up.  If only one driver then probably worth alternating monthly perhaps?  The key batteries are ageing now so they don’t hold a charge as well as they used to.

That being said, we had a car in storage for 18 months and the keys still worked fine.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: tyres
« on: Today at 08:21:30 AM »
To reduce the risk of transmission failure you would be better off fitting tyres with the ‘*’ mark in the sidewall.  It means they are made to BMW spec in terms of matched rolling radii.  This is key for cars with ‘staggered setups’  (different sizes front and rear), and avoids transmission wind up.  Worst case is shattered diffs and transfer boxes.

There is a long thread in here to help you decide......

Unfortunately it means premium brands and the price that goes with that.

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Newbies section / Re: New E70 owner
« on: Today at 08:18:55 AM »
Hello and :hi:

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Problems / Re: Hesitation to complete loss of drive!
« on: Yesterday at 03:20:02 PM »
It depends upon how big the difference is, but normally only becomes an issue with a brand new pair on one axle and almost completely worn out pair on the other.

There have been one or two on here that have just failed for no obvious reason - not that that helps much though  :(

BMW xDrive transmissions don’t always seem to be made with the best materials chosen!  Fingers crossed it’s less serious  :)

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Problems / Re: Hesitation to complete loss of drive!
« on: Yesterday at 11:37:40 AM »
Oh dear.  kkx5 is our on Forum specialist who may be able to point you in the right direction and he is ‘in the industry’ but I don’t know where his workshop is based.

Just out of interest, what tyres are fitted?

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: X5 tax help
« on: August 17, 2018, 06:36:03 PM »
That’s because the 2010 cars had a new engine (N57 in place of the M57), turbos and emissions controls and improved efficiency so neatly taking them downband for tax.  :D

Petrol cars have not had the same changes, part of the reason for petrol new cars getting Gasoline Particulate Filters from this Summer.  At the top end of the emissions bands - such as the X5M the tax just gets steadily higher!  :o

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My E53 used to do this at rare but random intervals and I never found an issue with the pressures either.  Getting it to go out just needed the button pressing whilst rolling at less than 10mph or do. 

I thought that it cycled through Red > Amber > Out on self test during the start sequence, but only if the warning lights were allowed those few seconds to complete their checks.  It was very quick though.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Brake pads
« on: August 17, 2018, 03:53:47 PM »
One hour for labour.  Ours charges £220/hr +vat.

Been told that the major service on my X6 is £750 (inc MOT).  I’ll check whether the folks in Milton Keynes that we have just found (owned and run by ex-BMW techies) can do any better.  They only use genuine parts so slightly dearer, but their labour is £50 an hour.

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Other Marques / Re: DIY Nightmare!
« on: August 16, 2018, 07:14:15 PM »
It’s knowledge that I could have done without though.  My local Dealer did say afterwards that as it was ‘sealed for life’ it didn’t need doing.  He went very quiet when I asked whether that was for the life of the car, or just the 3-year warranty ‘life’. :blink:

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The lounge / Re: EGR Fire Risk.. related to the 'Korean Ban'
« on: August 16, 2018, 07:09:40 PM »
A ‘voluntary’ recall eh?  They really should not be allowed to get away with that.

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Problems / Re: 2005 Bluetooth Pairing problem
« on: August 14, 2018, 09:16:31 PM »
Note CDMA is not supported by UK or EU cellular networks.  That is the US standard for North America and a few other countries that bought US kit.  You can only use GSM in the UK.  GSM is for 2G phones so no 3G or 4G (they use UMTS and LTE).

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