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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Tools in the roll?
« on: Today at 09:37:56 AM »
two's up on puncture safe, have it in my wheels, get it from Amazon.

Lez


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I must admit that when I bought my 4.4 litre E53 the last thing on my mind was fuel consumption, but I knew that I could alleviate to a certain extent the pain.
So I lpg'd the car well pleased, and I donot like diesel , dirty horrible stuff !!

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: 4.6is Chain Guide Rebuild Time
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:42:07 AM »
Brilliant write up, thoroughly enjoying this, almost as good as a Cornwell Novel.

Lez

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See post 2 , Alan post re position of release valve.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: LPG conversion has been completed.
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:46:03 AM »
I had lpg fitted to my 2002 4.4 since purchased in 2006, well pleased, have a 95 litre Stako tank fitted, tank will only fill to 90% of nominal capacity as it is compressing the liquid gas on fill.
Did you know that in theory you can double the engine oil changes as you are burning a gas , not petrol vapour, in the engine.?
I used to run a fleet of Transits which were supplied by Ford dealer already converted to lpg and this was one of the advantages pointed out by Ford Mo Co.
The oil drains out a lovely golden colour, not the black colour as with petrol.
I know this is a hobby horse of mine, but it really does make sense to do the conversion.
There are lpg listed garages if you do a search on Google, just print off.

Lez

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How-To / Re: 2002 4.4 E53 starter motor removal
« on: May 10, 2018, 11:53:18 AM »
I have a starter rebuilt ready to go on if required.
Do you want me to have a go at yours?

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Best insurance company
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:00:01 AM »
I'm with Saga, 75 years old, max ncb, 5000miles per year, wife is named driver............£302.48.
Renewal late May 2018.


Lez

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Yes Pirtek is the way to go.   I was a forklift service engineer and we always used them.
Also used them for hoses for my boat, Yellow pages or google.

Lez

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How-To / Re: 2002 4.4 E53 starter motor removal
« on: May 06, 2018, 10:27:42 AM »
I used to have a small alternator/starter repair business .
Best bet is to get a second hand starter (Ebay, etc) then strip and rebuild, lubing the phospher bronze bearings in the ends of the starter (leave to soak for 24 hours), new starter solenoids are available from ebay, and new brushes as well if required.
I have a very high amp(200) soldering iron to solder brushes.
Have a look at Pelican Parts (US company), but do lots of how to's.
Have done many using this method.
Any half competent mechanic can do this, with a good set of tools.
Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Battery Light
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:56:20 AM »
You can open up the watercooled alternators and get parts for them (Ebay), I was going to rebuild mine ,but the rear bearing had seized and melted the housing, so a recon unit for £200 was fitted by me.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 4.8 V8 economy
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:23:09 AM »
I would get an lpg system fitted, you will get 30-35 mpg or better, cost of conversion £ 2000-2.500 so you would soon recoup the costs.

Lez

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General Discussion / Re: Will the diesel be saved.
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:22:40 AM »
 can see the short lull in diesel sales, maybe 2 year and I can see the oil companies getting behind this new concept y be It will be difficult to see what the market drivers are going to be in the short term.
Petrol
BEV
Hybrid
Hydrogen
Diesel.

I wish they they would think lpg as well . Although if too many got on the band wagon they would have to think of excuses to make it less attractive.
I still think it is one of the best kept secrets around.
(No London surcharge, RFL less, cheaper to run and less wear on the engine)
My 4.4 is on 94.500 and still does not use any oil between services !!

Lez

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Problems / Re: Transmission Failsafe
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:10:32 PM »
Hi Henry,
No always removing ctek before starting the car.
Any suggestions for best code reader ?

Lez,

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Problems / Transmission Failsafe
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:11:43 AM »
Have had this problem for a while now ,when starting the car and in Park , frequently the trans f/safe warning comes up .
The car battery is 2 years old and is fully charged (Ctec charging when parked). The initial way to make the wng light go out is : switch off ign , remove key, wait for warning to go out and try again. Some times the wng stay out, other times it take numerous times before it stays out.
Is there a wng sensor that is playing up ?
I have just tried slipping the gear shift into neutral before starting  and so far the T W L has not come on.
The warning does not come on when driving the car.

May seem a bit garbled, but have given as much info as possible.

Lez

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Problems / Re: Oh oh.. Timing chain
« on: April 18, 2018, 10:50:15 AM »
I put a new tensioner in my 94000 mile 4.4, when I compared old with new there was a lot of length difference between old and new.
HOWEVER do not attempt to unlock the new tensioner to check the length. you will not be able to lock it back in again.
I did it , and had one hell of a job refitting it as you are trying to compress the spring to engage the threads and screw in.

Silly me.

Lez

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