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I did holyhead to penrith return recently (500 miles) and managed 28mpg.

It was pretty much all at 120kmh (75 mph) so it's not too bad for a heavy bus...

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Problems / Re: Lift off over-whine
« on: May 12, 2018, 08:44:32 PM »

Just realized I posted it in the F15 section - can an admin move it to the E70 section?


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Problems / Lift off over-whine
« on: May 12, 2018, 07:21:10 PM »
It's an odd one..

I bought a 12 plate AUC 40d E70 a few weeks ago..

I've noticed that if I lift off at about 50mph there is what I can best describe as a whine... It does change pitch with speed (but only slightly). It's there a little under acceleration I think

My gut feeling is/was its the new tyres on the car but I'm 1500 miles in now and it's still there...if I kick it into N it's still there. (Not sure of the transfer case is disengaged in N)

There is no clunking or shudder - but for a while it was pushing and pulling when on full.lock at low speed (unlike my 07 X5).

Suspicion is

A) tyres
B) wheel bearing
C) transfer box / X drive

It's AUC and it's not getting any worse - so no worries about a time bomb but I'd like to understand what it could be...

Driving along this afternoon, and there was a very loud bang, pulled over and the front driver side spring has broken, is this part covered under the Bmw comprehensive insured warranty? There's no mention in policy about suspension, But at the same time it doesn't say it's not covered.
As long as you are under the mileage limit for wear and tear (100k miles I think) then yes..I had one replaced earlier this year under warranty

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General Discussion / Re: log on
« on: April 13, 2018, 11:25:01 AM »
I had the same problem but managed to change my password and then it worked...

Inised the password reset option but there is something definitely wrong

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Poor road package
« on: April 08, 2018, 03:26:30 PM »
It's standard here in Ireland....

I know the dealer principal well so he knows not to sell me a pup...

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Poor road package
« on: April 07, 2018, 09:11:40 PM »
May be worth getting the tape measure out and comparing to the standard SE/ Msport.
Or just be happy it's more comfortable than the car it's replacing :-)

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Poor road package
« on: April 07, 2018, 05:57:56 PM »
Ok.. so if I read that right...

M sport drops it and then you put a pack on to raise it back up again..

How typical BMW :-)

But it does explain why it was less jarring than my SE with dynamic pack on the same size wheels

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Poor road package
« on: April 07, 2018, 05:17:19 PM »
Just bought an 12 40d.

The miles are a little higher than I'd like (85k) but it's a AUC so 2 years unlimited mileage warranty.. spec is different to my outgoing car (lose the sunroof and homelink but gain prof media and heated seats)

Question is though it has S815A Poor road package as one of the fitted options.

I can't find any reliable info on what it is - I've seen references to suspension changes and to stone guard stickers.

Anyone idea what it is ?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Increased Battery Discharge
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:57:55 PM »
Have you dvd based navigation ?

It does run for a bit after you switch off or unlock the car... It's normal enough.

I had the battery discharge issue but it was because my CCC was faulty (failed eventually)

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: USB Help
« on: January 08, 2018, 07:45:10 PM »
Oh, did I mention they illuminate green........
Just check the output rating...

I got 2 of them (one for each of our cars) only to discover they are 1amp output - which would barely keep power in a phone.

I did find a generic one in a petrol station that is pretty flush and rated for 2.1a output

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Have I achieved the unthinkable?
« on: October 28, 2017, 05:17:52 PM »
New thermostat installed Friday in a 07 3.0d

First time I've seen it above about 25mpg

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Seat base replacement
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:56:04 PM »
The seat base foam is available individually, and they don't appear to be 'sided' so either seat will do. You'd need to get the right base though (standard/sport/comfort) and if you have comfort seats, there are a few different bases depending on options.

If you've tried to trim the foam, that means you've had the seat apart, right? So, was there additional "over stuffed" padding in there as part of a repair? If so, can't you just reduce that?

Are you sure all of the parts have been re-fitted correctly after the repair? That would be my first guess on why it's creaking, rather than the seat pad foam being wrong somehow.
I did find the part no on realoem and I have sports seats.

I do think you might be on to something.. the trim doesn't fit back together cleanly so something may not be right...

Prior to me trimming the foam the trim would frequently pop off when getting in or out. Although the parts look cheap enough to just replace I guess...

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Seat base replacement
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:01:10 PM »
I will look on realoem but does anyone know if the seat base foam can be bought on its own ?

It was previously repaired but I think they over stuffed it so it creaks like mad against the plastic. I've tried to trim the plastic and the foam but it's not helping much.

I was thinking I could get a seat from a crashed one and maybe use the passenger side if it's the same as the driver side ?

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Problems / Re: 40.D M Sport High Pitched Whining
« on: July 03, 2017, 09:47:00 AM »
I had a bit of a whine like that - turned out to be a tensioner pulley...

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