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If you want to use Puncturesafe they have a calculator to help work out what you need per tyre.

For 20” wheels it’s roughly 700ml (one bottle) per tyre.

Calculator is here....


General Discussion / Re: HRW element repair
« on: Today at 12:41:25 PM »
Is is that the lacquer, or oxidisation over the element material is preventing a contact circuit forming?

You could try a very gentle rub with something like an ear bud (Qtip) with a fine polish in it might help to clean the surfaces.  I’m just trying to think of something gentle that will clear any oxides etc and give you enough ‘good metal’ to get a circuit bond.

No you have nothing to lose  :)

The HRW on my X6 delaminated from the glass during its first year and BMW replaced it, but that is expensive unless for some reason the glass breaks  O:-)

Have you checked Realoem (BMW Parts database) using the last 7 of your VIN to see if that gives you a clue with data ranges against part numbers?

General X6 Discussion / Re: Back in an X model
« on: Yesterday at 08:04:20 PM »
Welcome back to the X Club  :)

That’s a great find too with that low mileage.  Should stand you well for many years to come.  Was there ever a true LCI E71?  There were a few changes in engine, gearbox and ICE but I though that the car stayed the same until the F16 was launched in 2014.  It never got LED angel eyes.

But then I suppose that it could be said it didn’t need such gimmicks - unlike the E70.... :P

Popcorn anyone?

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Type of engine
« on: Yesterday at 01:51:23 PM »
Almost certainly an N57N series.

If you look on Realoem and use the last 7 of your VIN, it will pull up the correct model for you  :)

N52/N55 are petrol

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: mot
« on: Yesterday at 10:25:08 AM »
Well Done!  :D

My X6 did the same on Wednesday, and had a full oil & filter service done at the same time.  £90 labour, £300 in parts and VAT.  Filters in these beasts are pricey(and there are lots of them)!  Need to stick with OEM equivalent parts because of the warranty, but not paying £220/hr for labour.

Job done by local Indy in Bradwell, Milton Keynes - https://www.autowerxbmw.co.uk

There were issues with the ConnectedDrive UK website a few days back.  A few of us found we could not login for most of that day and then it all came back to life.  Other parts of the BMW site have been off and on over the last week too.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: VHC at dealership
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:31:02 PM »
Not an unreasonable statement.  :)

Buy and sell / Re: Looking to purchase E70
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:09:37 PM »
BMW AUC cars often have a £2k premium on them to cover the warranty costs, so you may have some wiggle room there.  :)

Gallery / Re: Visit to stratstone Harrogate
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:06:19 PM »
I believe you are right.  No such thing as ‘sold as seen’ from car traders, like Condor, I believe you have a good case to get them to repair everything at their expense.

Problems / Re: 2009 E70 3.0D XDrive cutting out
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:48:50 PM »
P = Park lock on the gearbox only.  Parking brake is the switch to the left side of the console by the passenger seat, with the autbrake function (and symbol) button.  That needs separate action.

Problems / Re: Parking brake.
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:46:30 PM »
Park first, then parking brake otherwise you are having to unload the transmission.  Worth a check to see if that stops it.

General X6 Discussion / Re: Best oil advice
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:43:22 PM »
Standard oil is Castrol Edge FST Professional 5W30

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 3.0d won't start or even crank
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:41:11 PM »
Remember that the E70 has to have the new battery coded onto the car due to the Intelligent Battery System.  Failing to do it can shorten the battery’s life or over/under charge it.

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