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Problems / Pan sunroof
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:03:29 PM »
Hi all, just a quick one. Sometimes after having my roof in the tilt position, it will not close ?? It tries to come down but goes back up ?? It has closed later after trying again after about 15 mins on 1 occasion. I also tried it from my key fob to see if the switch was not working right but still it did same ?? Still less than 3 years old so covered but any ideas please ?? Will trust what you guys tell me more than the Stealers for some strange reason  :))

General X5 Forum (F15) / battery question
« on: December 17, 2017, 09:04:25 PM »
I remember when owing my E70 X5 and also especially this time of year problems about batteries not getting charged as the X5 takes a big chunk out to start the beasts, then we all have seats on and lights and heater on  ect.... so my question is...... Is it any better on the F15's now ? also is it correct to presume that when your car stops and it auto cuts out, does this mean the battery is fully or almost fully charged ??
Been quite cold lately and I'm like many love to have heated seats on gas mark 8, lights on, heater on but within about 15mins driving and some coasting, it auto switches off. No problems or anything, just wondered  O:-)

General X5 Forum (F15) / Back in an X5
« on: October 04, 2017, 08:49:53 PM »
Went to look at another X5 last Thursday as some know. Got great deal on X1 but had to pick up next day due to figures for end of month i guess ? Have had a few niggles but with some great help and advice from X5 Sport all is pretty much sorted now.!
Main concern was they forgot to put an oil service on the I-Drive but dealer where serviced confirmed today it did have its oil service and other bits.
Will try get some pics up soon but i have to say what an amazing car with some great extras.!
One great one is the pan roof but was slightly disappointed when sales guy said you can only retract and not tilt ?? When playing with the I-Drive yesterday and looking at the picture help gizmo on there, i actually found out it does tilt and both bits of glass. Wonder if any one else out there didn't realize this ??
Also trying for new 20" Alloys as they are corroding around center caps and valve area but with car being 29 months im hoping BMW play ball.
Will post more in coming weeks and be asking some questions  ::)

General X5 Forum (F15) / Advice on X5 F15's - 3.0 D M Sport
« on: September 27, 2017, 11:07:02 PM »
Hi All, as said in subject, can anyone who has or knows the F15's give me any good advice please. As you can see on my profile, i owned a X5 E70 for a few years and loved every moment in it. When in for service and M O T i got an X1 Loaner and must admit i was impressed and mentioned it and before i new it i was offered a really good deal on a demo so i bought it. Again another great car and really cheap to run but always missed my X5. I now have been offered i think another good deal on a F15 with loads of extras. The car is about 28 months old and done over average mileage. going to view 2mo. Also whats that ive seen on here in past where you can put the reg into a BMW site and it brings up its build sheet or something ?? Thanks in advance   

General X1 Forum (E84) / New X1 F48
« on: January 25, 2017, 03:02:14 PM »
has anybody tried to fit new wiper blades yet to the new F48 X1 ?? I just received some new one from Bosch which are supposed to fit 3 different styles arms but i can only push it down so far and they get stuck. The supplier say it should fit and needs a good push so i took them to Kwik fit and they said they dont fit the new X1 ?? Also i have read on another site that they are smearing really bad on the window and not clearing all the water off on the return stroke which has been happening to me for the last month or so and new wipers dont work and theres some problem with the design on the new X1 ?? Any one else with an earlier F48 having or had issues, cheers  :rant: :help2:

Buy and sell / "PROFESSIONAL. 2015 update DVD road map Europe"
« on: May 16, 2016, 08:52:40 PM »
X5 going Monday 23rd, so have for sale, "professional. 2015 update DVD road map Europe" which ive had now for about a year. Its a genuine BMW one with 3 disc's inside. Dont no if it will fit in any other BMW's !
Can put pics up if requested.! Dont no how much its worth, so will give it a bit of time and take best offer, cheers Mark.

as above or am i going mad  :'(

Buy and sell / X5 3.0D for sale 09 reg 2009
« on: May 08, 2016, 03:45:47 PM »
Hi all, just done a deal on a new X1 and going to try sell my X5 before pick up as got trade price.

Im the 2nd owner of car, i bought it 2 years ago as an approved BMW and kept up with the BMW warranty. car has full BMW service history. Car was just serviced on Friday 6th May and had big service including brake fluid change and micro filter. Had new battery last year done on warranty and just had new disc's and pads at rear 500 miles ago. Car also MOT'd when at dealers and is MOT'd till 27th May 2017. car has loads of extras but best ones must be comfort seats and rear camera. mileage is 82000.

I will try get some pics up later if any interest, but fast deal will be required as picking up new car in next few weeks. I will put it on auto trader at £17,950 but on here will price it at £17,500.

Get in touch if any more info required, thanks Mark

General X5 Forum (E70) / To sell or not to sell,now, later, never ??
« on: April 04, 2016, 06:38:15 PM »
Hi all. Again good advice is needed by you guys. I bought a new nissan juke a few weeks ago to replace our run around car, a 3 and half year kia picanto which we owned from new and looked after. 25K on clock & full kia service history and over 3 years kia warranty remaining. Was offered very silly trade in price off £3000 which was upped to £3300 when told it was diamond bright at new. Similar ones for sale in my area are going for around £5000 at the time we put down deposit. Now i could not let it go for that daft price so i kept it and decided i will sell private. Days after we put down deposit, was told there is a chance the wife could be made redundant in July  >:D >:D

Now the new juke drives really great and i have to admit its really surprised me how good it is after i have had bad experiences with nissan years ago.! bit higher up driving position and it showing over 50MPG all ready and not done 300 miles yet local driving and lots off gizmos for a medium range car. So i might be tempted to sell the X5 if wife does get bad news in the coming months.

Now this is where i need HELP, my car was an approved X5 when i purchased it and ive only let BMW touch it in my 2 years ownership almost. I renewed the BMW warranty when i had it a year and its due in the next month for service (BIG one & brake fluid) and MOT (only ever touched by BMW Derby from new)   So, now summers coming, i guess demand will be down a little and i guess value also, so do i wait until say Autumn time or get rid as soon as serviced & MOT'd  ??

Sorry for going on but trying you put you in the picture and thanks for reading it, Mark

General X5 Forum (E70) / Thoughts on rear disc's and pads
« on: March 16, 2016, 09:53:17 AM »
My car in may for mot and service. I need new pads and disc's on rear. Car only ever been touched by bmw Derby. They want £523. Rang a few places and garage near me that sells nice cars and do services etc quoted me £280 and they said exactly same disc's and pads but just not stamped BMW. Thoughts please

General X5 Forum (E70) / bmw recall
« on: January 08, 2016, 06:26:17 PM »
I remember this being well discussed a short while back, car got to go back in ref sat-nav playing up again on start up, lucky for me its in its 11 month since last sorted, so hopefully a freebie repair BUT back to the topic, when i called to book in today, was told there's a recall on my car and the adviser didn't really say to much after this.! After sorting a day out next week for both issues to be sorted, i asked at end for more info on the recall, asking was it a security one ?  Yes it is to do with that after digging in a bit more i find out. So my question is, i thought they got in touch with you if this needed doing ?? or is it just something they will do when car next in for anything ??

Also another quick question. I bought a 2 year service package with car back in may 2014 when purchased my X5. After 1 year off my ownership i took it back for MOT and any service work to be done. Because i have only done about 6K in that year nothing needed doing as it had a service when i bought it. So when it goes in again in May for MOT and service work, again mileage will be around 5 or 6K this year, if it don't flag up some things not ready for service yet, will they do it anyway do you no ??

General X5 Forum (E70) / Any Ideas on below
« on: May 26, 2015, 06:58:19 PM »
Just renewed my BMW warranty today. I've gone for the best option, Comprehensive with £250 excess and BMW emergency service. What is "warranty assist" which says no ? Being comprehensive you would of thought everything was included ?

Cover Details 
Level of Cover :  Comprehensive 
Policy Excess :  £250 
Emergency Service : Yes 
Warranty Assist : No 

Bloody hell i've nearly owned Betty (X5 ) now for a year.

Its in Stratstones Tuesday for its mot, end of year warranty check and anything that needs doing for its service as i purchased a 2 year service plan and there is a spanner on dash at start up.! Please is there any advice or help on anything i need to do or ask for ? Thanks in advance

General X5 Forum (E70) / Best tyre pressure
« on: May 17, 2015, 07:02:09 PM »
Whats the best tyre pressure to put in my E70 3.0D (09 Reg) ? Its has 20" M/Sport wheels. Normal driving is just me and the Mrs and occaisnaol shopping in boot. Dont want to go to high in pressure as im trying to make it a more comfy ride over bumpy roads BUT dont want to wear my tyres out by under inflating    O:-)

General X5 Forum (E70) / BMW Insured Warranty Eeeeeeekkkkkkkkkk
« on: April 30, 2015, 10:21:13 AM »
My warranty runs out next month and renew letters just arrived  :o

Reading other threads in the last few months i was expecting the renew price to be not quite as high as quoted.! What gets me is they give you an illustrative example of an X5 upto 50000 miles with an £100 excess for £990 which i think is reasonable for these cars BUT my car is in the 70,000 miles ( 1 prev owner and full bmw history and always had there warranty from new ) and price is now £1534...over 50% more. Was expecting it to be around £1200.

What gets me is, you would think a quality build car like BMW ( and they do like to blow there trumpets about this ) they would at least think there cars are good for at least 100,000 miles not 60,000..! So to me this reads they are expecting it to more than likely be a problem after the 60,000. Even my little Kia has 7 years warranty or upto 100,000 miles

So to me, BMW its about time you put your money where your mouth is. Despite my rant i will still be taking out there warranty for peace of mind for the next 12 months but just wondered other folks thoughts on this.

Think maybe after this warranty runs out it will be time to have another car and maybe next time i will try to get a 2 year warranty instead of a 1 years. Sure if i was about to do a deal and asked this question and they only offered 1 year, sure they would be running upto me as i'm about walking through to door.

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