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Problems / Battery going flat
« Last post by dave48 on Today at 11:23:05 AM »
Can anyone help, please.
The screen goes on and off then stays off, the next day the battery is flat.
Is the battery causing the screen problem or is the screen problem causing battery to go flat?
Battery is aprox 2/3 years old and yuasa make.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thanks all.
General X5 Forum (E70) / x5 3.0D Intermittant Power loss low REVS
« Last post by PierreNel1982 on Today at 10:23:31 AM »
Hi Everyone.

I posted earlier about my X5 being jerky and dead in the power range at random times. I traced it down to if I disconnected the vacuum pipe from the EGR, I got my power back to normal but got the EGR error obviously. I thought it was the solenoid controlling the vacuum to the EGR, but after replacing that twice Im back to jerky power and dead spot.

Question I have is how do I test my EGR to see if its stuffed as it seems fairly clean(maybe not clean enough, but not gunked up), should I take it off and give a good proper scrub. I do have a can of EGR cleaner, mean stuff.

Do EGR's sometimes just fail despite appearing clean and ok?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Tyre question
« Last post by X5Sport on Today at 10:13:50 AM »
The simplest answer is that if is doesn’t have a ‘*’ on the sidewall then the tyre does not meet the rolling radius spec that BMW need.

Does it matter?

In reality yes it needs thinking about.  Because the front and rear tyres are a different size, their rolling radii are different.  BMW (and other AWD manufacturers) have a tyre size spec that ensures the rolling radii are matched correctly.  These tyres (on a BMW) have a ‘*’ on the sidewall.

Having unmatched rolling radii increases the chances of transmission wind up, and can (and has) lead to shattered diffs or transfer boxes.  These are not covered by BMW AUC or new car warranties.

You don’t have to have RFT, but you really should have matched tyres on all corners with tread depth relatively evenly matched all round.

This unfortunately means premium tyres and usually having them changed as a set, especially if the old tyres on the car are more than 1.5-2mm lower in tread depth.

Other manufacturers with similar issues are Porsche, Audi and Mercedes.

The warning signs are odd grumbling noises from the transmission and low speed jerkiness at full lock.  Both are indications that the transmission is under excess load and could result in failure.  It doesn’t always happen, but more than a few have happened on here.
General X5 Forum (E70) / Tyre question
« Last post by Dave29 on Today at 10:03:03 AM »
So, I find myself in an expected positon and welcome some advice

After a puncture whilst away at the weekend, the AA fitted a non-runflat Economy tyre (GripMax) to get me home.

I'm happy they fitted a NFL, given I want to get the RF off asap anyway, but not sure whether I should fit another identical GripMax to the other side (rear) or spend out again (Gripmax cost me £200) and fit better quality tyres.

I'm not tyre snob and do appreciate that you tend to get what you pay for, but the Gripmax does get decent enough reviews.

So, do I:

- fit another Gripmax
- fit 2 better quality tyres
- fit 3 more Gripmax (assuming i shouldn't mix RF and NRF across front and rears)?
- fit 4 better quality tyres?

Naturally, I'd like the answer to be don't worry and just fit another Gripmax...but I don't want to be storing up problems for the future

really appreciate any advice

Buy and sell / Re: Wanted : white e70 40d
« Last post by X5Sport on Today at 09:33:13 AM »
Could be the comfort package, or just comfort seats (which in my opinion are a must due to the range of adjustments).  When I order my X6 there was no ‘comfort package’ and the seats were an option.
Buy and sell / Wanted : white e70 40d
« Last post by Minisi on Today at 08:55:56 AM »
Hi all,

Currently driving a e92 335i which we love but with the recent arrival of our first child the coupe is just not practical in the slightest.

On the hunt for a white x5! ( Mrs choice of colour)

Obviously the more spec the better, is there a list somewhere that I can check out the specs as I see so many x5’s and they vary so much in price.

We would like 360 cameras, parking aid, pro logic sound system, heated rear seats, power boot.

I see some x5’s with only memory seats and some with about 8 diffenent buttons is this comfort package or is it called something g else???
Problems / Re: Door cards
« Last post by snrbrtsn on Yesterday at 10:49:59 PM »
You can’t retire just yet, you’ve still the airbag plastic cover to fit to the door card  :P
General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Tow bar with M Performance Kit
« Last post by Dogzyboy on Yesterday at 10:41:41 PM »
I have the rear carbon diffuser and recently got a westfalia towbar fitted. No issues, no cutting. It can definitely be done.
General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: X5 tax help
« Last post by SIN6H on Yesterday at 10:04:27 PM »
Haha!! My heart would love the X5M, my other car is the e90 m3, the X5M would sit with it beautifully!
Buy and sell / Wanted X3 F25 auto
« Last post by Broggy on Yesterday at 09:41:32 PM »
Hi. I have just sold my E70 X5 as it was proving to be a bit too big for our needs, and so I am now looking to replace it with an X3 F25 I think I am right in wanting?? (2011 onwards shape)  It needs to be auto (wife's preference!)  and I think my budget will dictate it being a 2.0d SE spec, but the more extras on it the better.

Preferred colours would be Glacier silver or white, but will also look at grey.silver, pale blue etc. It must have fsh (albeit decent independent garage ok) and would prefer less than 80k on the clock really. I also prefer black leather over the lighter colurs.

I have the cash in the bank now and so ready to buy quickly if the right car comes along.

Based in North Yorkshire but willing to travel for the right car.

Tel 07581 471117 or pm me with anything!

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