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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Front wiper problem
« on: February 18, 2018, 12:04:30 PM »
Brilliant, and thanks for letting us know how you solved the problem, always a help and makes us feel wanted.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: rear view camera
« on: February 18, 2018, 12:01:03 PM »
Yes

Lez

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: X5 - towing capacity increase
« on: February 18, 2018, 12:00:07 PM »
So if the 12 volt fridge connection has NOT been made, get them to fix BEFORE taking delivery of car , or get it in writing they will sort it.
They can have a habit of forgetting.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Hard wire dash cam help needed please
« on: February 18, 2018, 11:50:02 AM »
As Alan says go  into the  roof void where the front interior light is (adjacent to front  interior mirror.
You will pick up a live there ( use a multimeter).
I did a ''how to to'' several years ago so check my posts.

Lez

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Newbies section / Re: Hello everyone
« on: February 18, 2018, 11:44:08 AM »
If you are thinking of going down the V8 route ,can I put in a plug for the LPG conversion, makes the V8 an economical alternative.
LPG is approx 60p per litre and when you do the maths works out at approx 30-35 mpg, various other benefits : cleaner running, cheaper tax, engine benefits.
I have a vested interest, have run mine since 2006. Other members also well pleased.

Other members who have LPG please comment.

Lez

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Newbies section / Re: hi
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:32:01 AM »
Welcome, we will give you any help you need, just ask.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: This Weekend Work - Rear Wiper Upgrade
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:02:39 AM »
bought blade and arm for £9.49 today.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: This Weekend Work - Rear Wiper Upgrade
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:16:47 AM »
Re " the spring is weak", isn't that the fault of the arm?
Or did the conversion for £10 include both blade and arm?
I did the same, but it don't clear  the  centre now and assume it is an arm problem.

Lez

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Problems / Re: Starting problem.. Making scary sounds
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:36:18 AM »
The ring gear is a ring of teeth which is heat fitted to the flywheel, the starter motor engages with the ring gear teeth and so turns the engine over.
Either way you need a new/ recon starter motor.
If you are NOT that good with the spanners it is not an easy job to take the starter  motor out.
Also make sure you get a Bosch starter as the other makes were not very reliable (x5sport has the info).
Google- Pelican- for  a diy guide, they are American so their guides are for lh drive, but very good.

Lez

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Why is it that lpg does not get a look in.
Various benefits other than non poisonous emissions, cheaper to run (after installation costs factored out), London surcharge avoided.
Then, as it is a gas, the engine oil  itself does not get contaminated and oil change life can be safely doubled, spark plug life is also extended. and reduced road fund licence.
I know I am an lpg convert having run lpg Ford Transits when I had an Express freight delivery business(with a Ford fitted system Landi Hartog if I remember correctly).
Also as a forklift truck engineer,  lpg forklifts used inside  factories and cold stores as non poisonous emissions.
Finally my own 4,4 2002 e53 had it fitted on purchase in 2006 and still going strong. Does not require any oil top ups between oil changes whatsoever.

Lez


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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Number plates
« on: January 25, 2018, 09:15:08 AM »
Never be afraid to challenge the Police, they are quite often wrong, ask what section of the Traffic acts are they quoting etc.

Lez

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General Discussion / Re: BMWlander
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:43:30 AM »
Nor me.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Spare wheel use
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:25:40 AM »
As far as I understand it : the 17" wheels were standard on the E53, so the 17" was the spare.
When playing with wheels you took the risk, but as I understand it the ''wind up" problem is not associated with the E53.
No doubt X5sport will enlighten us further.
I run 17" , having tried 18",19" and 20", the 17" give a far more pleasant ride and make a superior snow tyre due to the narrower tread cutting through the snow. the wider tread does NOT cut throught the snow as well.
Mind you as I'm approaching 75 I like my comforts !!

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: This Weekend Work - Engine Bay Clean Up
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:37:34 AM »
Nice job, I have reused the bolts and refitted with Studlock, had no issues.

Lez

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General Discussion / Re: Most unique looking E53 for sale
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:36:14 AM »
Not to fussed either, but the yellow looks like wrapping , so not to difficult to remove.

Lez

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