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General Discussion / Re: BMW X5 gearbox
« on: Yesterday at 06:34:06 PM »
Have a look at Realoem and check part numbers.

You can get a recon box for less than half the figure you have, but it will need fitting.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: WHEELS
« on: Yesterday at 06:28:34 PM »
If both from an E70 yes.  It’s the outer diameter with tyres that counts.  As long as the 20” wheels have the correct tyres - as shown on the tyre pressure plate on the B pillar - there is no issue.  I have a winter 19” and summer 20” set.

Problems / Re: Battery charge issues
« on: February 20, 2018, 08:43:17 PM »
Could be a starter issue.  You will need to use a current clamp to check that the cranking current is no higher than 180A.  If it is much over this then your starter needs replacing.  Mine drew 560A and 900A+

As said above, years 2003-2005 seem to suffer starter issues with the Magnetti Marelli name appearing most often.  Both of my 30d cars from that year block needed new starters.

A failure within the windings means that they can often draw more than the battery can deliver, or take a significant charge level out of the battery.  The alternator never gets a chance to recharge the battery.  The E46 needed recharging after every 60 mile commute with just two starts!

Replacements can be for for around £200 inc surcharge from places such as Eurocarparts.  I fitted a Bosch 2.2kW (180A) unit to our E46 with the same engine.  Fiddly but can be diy.  You’ll need a set of Torx type wrenches and sockets.  The bolts are seriously tight, and if you remove the reinforcement plate under the front of the E53 then you should replace those bolts as they are single-use ‘stretch bolts’.  Someone on here did a change a couple of weeks back I think.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: E70 40d m sport
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:01:10 PM »
Ouch.....I wonder what caused it!

I pay just on £1,000 a year for my X6 warranty.  The policy price hasn’t changed in 4 years but Insurance Premium Tax has added a fair bit (12%).  I pay monthly which seems to freeze the actual premium price.

Other Marques / Re: Well the X3 is going tomorrow.
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:03:49 PM »
No banter here  :))

That’s coz it takes too long to explain it to you!   >:D

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: E70 40d m sport
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:01:58 PM »
I’m not sure we have ever had a timing chain issue on the 6-cyl N57S engine reported on here.  The 4-cyl N47 2.0L was notorious for it (and has been replaced by the new B47 unit) and the old V8 petrol had an issue with guides failing.

If the chain does go then it’s major surgery time because it is at the back of the engine, not the front!

It’s because light towards the ‘redder’ (which yellow is) end of the spectrum cuts through fog better and gives less back glare.

Other Marques / Re: Well the X3 is going tomorrow.
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:46:47 PM »
Good luck with the new ones.......and don’t be a stranger.  With your experiences you’re a gold mine of knowledge  :)

Problems / Re: 40d m-sport Engine Knock
« on: February 18, 2018, 09:33:32 AM »
I don’t have a list of codes to work from, sorry.  If they are generic codes then a web search is pretty much the only way to track down the issue.  Got a couple of computers to build today so away most of the time.

The folks on here will help where we can though  :)

Problems / Re: 40d m-sport Engine Knock
« on: February 18, 2018, 09:08:05 AM »
If there is someone with a Carly system (on this Forum and close to you) who can plug in that might help.  It’s just a dongle that plugs into the OBDII port and talks to either an Android or IOS app.  You can send the log to Carly for them to have a look too.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Hard wire dash cam help needed please
« on: February 17, 2018, 09:35:40 PM »
Put the car on a charger whilst chasing fuses too.  The ignition on state will eat battery power at a frightening rate!

Problems / Re: 40d m-sport Engine Knock
« on: February 17, 2018, 09:34:08 PM »
Get a code read with a genuine BMW reader, or reader software.  That should tell you why the warning light is on.

If the sump took a clout then there will be the possibility of debris in the oil and impact to the bottom end.  You might be hearing a failing main bearing on the crankshaft.  That would be an engine out and rebuild job.  If it is the bottom end then driving is not a good idea in case the fails and throws a rod.

Problems / Re: Cooling system
« on: February 17, 2018, 09:27:07 PM »
The only thing I can find using Realoem and a late E53 4.6is as the search parameter is an ‘Auxillary Water Pump.  It only shows on the Heating & Air Con data....

It’s on this slide:  http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part?id=FB92-EUR-09-2003-E53-BMW-X5_46is&mg=64&sg=18&diagId=64_1064&q=64116955122

I couldn’t find an exact match to the slide on Realoem though.

No idea what it’s used for, but my best guess is for Aux Heating where fitted.  Range Rover use the exact part number for that role.

Problems / Re: Transmission or transfer case?
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:32:49 PM »
And kkx5 will know as it’s his living.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Hard wire dash cam help needed please
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:31:32 PM »
I ended up hardwiring mine to the back of the front 12V accessory connector.  You need to remove the trim above the pedals and that allows access to the screws holding the right side tunnel trim which slides forward and out.  BMW told me that was the point they use for a switched live.  More of a faff than the fusebox I agree.

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