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General X5 Forum (F15) / Tyre prices
« on: August 16, 2018, 07:03:33 PM »
Hi all. I am having 2 new tyres fitted to my X5 next weekend before it goes for its MOT and having wheel alignment done also. I'm after 2 X bridgestone 275/40 r20 106y runflats * to match tyres on already. Rears have a good 6mm on still, so either tracking out or last owner possibly had new rears and not fronts ?? which is why I'm going to get Sytners to track it just in case.! My best price so far fitted is Costco at £212. Any one no any better deals going on these tyres ? Thanks Hammy

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Ad blue
« on: July 08, 2018, 06:59:25 PM »
Thanks X5sport for reply. My local Sytners, Nottingham have been absolutely brilliant with me so far. They said to leave it yet as it only needs 3L top up and not worth it yet and when it does you can buy 10L now for around just under £20, looks like price has dropped hell of a lot lately.  Also had service without microfilter as it only had one last year and was not pushed into having it at all and they did me a great price for service and a brand new mini cooper loaner free. Im really glad now that Stratstones Derby have messed me around as I have found Sytners to be just great

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Ad blue
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:58:10 PM »
Where to get AdBlue®.
Drivers are encouraged to visit a BMW Centre and have an expert technician recommend the appropriate solution and then fill up the tank. The good news is that it’s more cost effective than ever before, with AdBlue® tank refills only costing £1 per litre. Clean driving costs less than you think. Just found this X5sport when doing some reading up on a bmw site.... can this be right ?? hope so

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Ad blue
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:32:13 PM »
Bloody Jesus… why are microfilters £170 ?? can get an oil service for £190 and same service with microfilter is £369  :'( :'(

General X5 Forum (F15) / Ad blue
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:19:10 PM »
cars in for the smaller service 2mo morning @ Sytners. Does it get ad blue filled in the price or is it add on ? also does I-drive reset itself once filled or does it need bmw to programme it in. Just can get it from shell garage at mo with bit of discount

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Best insurance company
« on: May 08, 2018, 02:40:18 PM »
Mine renewal with admiral was in the £600's few weeks back but LV did it for me in end for £336. Mine is 3.0D thou

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Poor road package
« on: April 08, 2018, 12:14:58 PM »
Well done on the 2 year auc warranty.! did you have to barter like crazy to get this or was it in with car ?? I've tried and never managed it  >:(

Ive owned X5 E70 6 speed and now a F15 8 speed. Loved both cars and never really ever noticed what gear I was in  :)) If you like the car and spec, go for it.!

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: advice on worn out tyres
« on: March 10, 2018, 10:02:48 AM »
thanks for reply's so far. Rear Tyres have 7mm so they will not have to replaced luckily and obviously would been even better 2000 miles ago. I did ask about this also but they told me as did sytner that they only have to be replaced as pair on same axle. I know on hear they keep saying you must do all 4, and I trust this forum and you guys a lot more but I'm gonna keep up the BMW warranty, so if anything does go bang, I will be covered. Just so surprised they can sell you a car and in 2K miles you got buy new tyres after being told they ok  :'( :'( 

General X5 Forum (F15) / advice on worn out tyres
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:58:16 PM »
Just a quick one folks. I bought my X5 F15 about 6 months ago now and when picking up I was not happy with corroded wheels and front tyres.! After a big battle with Stratstones Derby and to cut a long story short, they replaced the alloys but not tyres as said they OK. Now I wasn't happy but just wanted to get on and enjoy my car. Anyway it went into Sytners Notts last Friday to have brake fluid change and pan roof looked at, I also asked them to see if all ok with car as still not sure about the way it drives at times (seem to fight with steering on some road, especially ones where lorries have made a grove in road) Anyway they sent me a video health check and after only 2050 miles, the front tyres are zero mil on outer edges, 2mm inner edges and 3 mm in center AND one tyre is perishing also.! Now this was an BMW Approved car and was about 28 months old when I bought it with 48000 miles.
Now is this this OK that I should be having to replace the tyres after only 2K when they told me they was ok ??
A manager at stratstones asked me to send him the video of which I did and current mileage. It was last Sat so he asked to give him a few days so he could talk to service department about it. Yesterday I e-mailed him for a reply and today I phoned up but he not there and they said they would get another manager to call me BUT guess what...NO CALL
I have spoke to BMW UK today and all there advice was is I really need to speak to Stratsones Derby and all they could do was call them and demand they get back in touch with me.
Any advice from people who have had simalar problems would be most gratfull.

Sorry it was not a quick one in end

General Discussion / Re: Alloy wheel and tyre package?
« on: February 28, 2018, 01:35:22 PM »
I had one with Stratsones 4 years ago ish when I bought my 1st X5 but paid only £299 after negotiating and in 2 years I only got 2 refurbs done on alloys and I also could claim upto 4 new tyres. When swapped it for X1 it was not transferable and no refund on last year so total waste of time for me and not had one since.!

BUT that amount you been quoted seems a lot of spondollies to me ??

Gallery / Re: 2010 30d M Sport - Carbon Black Diary
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:12:36 PM »
from my past experiences with the AUC warranty, I'm surprised they didn't change it ?? I was about 10 months into mine a few years back when I had an E70 very similar to yours, It was coming up to 6 years old and the battery was starting to give up, so I booked it in to have a new one fitted and was quite happy to pay for it which is what I thought was going to happen. When I went to pick car up and sort out payment, I was told that it was covered and the whole idea of the AUC warranty was that I didn't have to pay for anything in the covered year as they expect it to be all good for that, so as said, I'm surprised  :'(

Problems / Re: Pan sunroof
« on: February 07, 2018, 11:54:00 AM »
Have you tried a reset of the roof ?. With ignition on, press the roof button, and continue to hold until the roof, has gone through all its cycles, at least a couple of minutes. Hope this helps. This helped me when my roof refused to close, with your symptoms, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLg3yR8Z2PE

yes I have seen a few now on you tube but its now booked in for day at Sytners to be looked at with a few other jobs so I will leave it to them to sort now just in case of any further problems. Hopefully it might be all it needs as it only done it 3 times now in 4 months but thanks for reply

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: BMW Warranty
« on: February 01, 2018, 12:25:16 PM »
I looked at it this way when I last took it out...if something bad does happen and it goes into thousands ££££££'s... then paying £250 ex will seem like a bargin  ;)

Problems / Re: Pan sunroof
« on: February 01, 2018, 12:21:00 PM »
If its going to be fixed properly or replaced, then tbh I'm happy for them to have the car a week  :)

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