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How-To / Re: Earth strap location
« Last post by henrym3 on Today at 08:05:27 PM »
STOP STOP dickhead alert, It's NOT the alternator it's the compressor. (where the earth strap is)
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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Hydraulic Floor Jack
« Last post by Nictrix on Today at 08:00:35 PM »
I recently bought a 2.5 ton Hawk trolley jack.
Although it seems a bit overkill for changing wheels and working on brakes I had lost faith in the 2 ton jack I already had.
The 2 ton jack seemed to twist while raising the car and I felt there was just too much weight on it to be reliable.
I had to get a low profile one so I could use it on the Z4 also.
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How-To / Re: Earth strap location
« Last post by henrym3 on Today at 07:46:02 PM »
My earth strap is located by the alternator, if you look UP at the alternator from underneath you can't miss it. Mine looks very OEM so assume they are all there. Could be a loose connection at the starter motor, have you checked the positive jump start connection at the bulkhead, both sides as that goes to the motor, more than likely a dodgy motor, if you give year of vehicle X5Sport will give the most likely cause
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Problems / Re: Battery drain found but not solved
« Last post by henrym3 on Today at 07:35:59 PM »
so in theory then if he unplugs the hedgehog his battery drain will go away?
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did you buy new steel brake lines or go copper. Been thinking of doing all the brake lines before I get to old
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Problems / Re: Suspension arm
« Last post by Alan Gunn on Today at 07:01:04 PM »
I had them and top ones plus drop links changed in under 2 hours.
That was at my 8's garage so time included a lot of talking as well.
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Problems / Re: I just can’t catch a break with this car
« Last post by allanhelen on Today at 06:53:02 PM »
FFS!  I think you said that you have a BMW Warranty, which will at least ease some of the pain.  Any warning signs before it went?

Yes I have the warranty so that should hopefully take care of it. But I’ve only had the car back 3 weeks since it had the last major problem

There were no signs at all no noises no clunking. I just gave it a bit more throttle than normal to get a quick getaway into traffic and bang
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Problems / Re: I just can’t catch a break with this car
« Last post by X5Sport on Today at 06:19:55 PM »
FFS!  I think you said that you have a BMW Warranty, which will at least ease some of the pain.  Any warning signs before it went?
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Problems / I just can’t catch a break with this car
« Last post by allanhelen on Today at 06:14:19 PM »
Well what a surprise yet again my car is sat at the dealers waiting to be fixed, but this time it had to go on the back of an RAC truck.

Pulling out of a junction and an almighty great bang from the rear followed by shuddering and grinding. Looks as though the rear diff has lunched itself.
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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Hydraulic Floor Jack
« Last post by pvr on Today at 06:12:38 PM »
Still 140 Nm for the F15?
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