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General Discussion / Re: HRW element repair
« on: Yesterday at 06:43:06 PM »
You need a silver loaded paint.  You can buy it from RS Components, Farnell etc.  It is also used for repairing PCB tracks.  It isn’t cheap (well it does contain silver after all).

It does work, but use a very fine paintbrush or something like these:


to apply it.

An alternative might be very fine copper track tape.  Not sure where to buy it now Maplin’s have gone.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Possible new E70....
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:42:42 PM »
They are a small yard right alongside the A1 southbound and just north of Sandy roundabout.  Access is off London Road (I think).  They sell pretty much anything that they can get hold of.

I’m not sure what they mean by an ‘oil pipe’ either.  Could be turbo feed or oil filter mount, gearbox oil cooler or turbo Intercooler.

If they offer a warranty, read the fine print carefully.

Newbies section / Re: Introduction
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:10:05 PM »
Hello and welcome. :hi:

A manual version is a very rare beast indeed.

If it helps, a copy of the repair guides used by Dealers has appeared at newtis dot info.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: E70 wheels fit F15
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:53:15 PM »
You’ll need to know what the differences are and then look on eBay etc for spigot rings,

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: shocks front
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:52:25 PM »
Ideally you should change as a pair, but if the other side is OK then it is very unlikely that BMW AUC will spring for it.  Insurers pay only what they absolutely have to!  If the other one is fine then go with it.

Worth having a chat with them and see it they will replace one foc and contribute to the other perhaps?

Problems / Re: Non starting 2009 x5
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:42:12 PM »
Also have a look at newtis dot info on line.  Copy of the BMW service manual that dealers use.  You have an E70 and this manual covers beyond 2009 so you should find some help.

Problems / Re: Non starting 2009 x5
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:13:53 PM »
Can you hear the pumps running?  Sounds like a pump issue if almost no fuel pressure, but it could be a blockage in the filter.

FYI - The Pump Control relay is usually on top of the fusebox in the front (glovebox area).

What error codes are being logged?  Best to use something that reads the BMW codes correctly, not a ‘generic’ device.

Is all of the wiring intact around the injectors?  Broken or intermittent wiring, dirty connectors can cause an issue.

Is the fuel filter clean - (garages often fail to change them as customers won’t notice)?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Sat nav question....
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:26:01 AM »
You will only be getting TMC (via Classic FM).  TMC updates at 30min intervals and gets information from the Police & Highways Agency Traffic flow system. It’s free but can be very slow to update so can either miss a problem or keep a non-existent one too long.

The latest systems have the (paid for) RTTI (Real Time Traffic Information) via the on board SIM and that updates in near real time.  It became an option in late 2011 or 2012.

Map wise we can only talk OEM on here.  You need new DVDs or USB keys, plus a licence (FSC Code) specific to your VIN.  Maps were about £25 a set and the FSC £200.   :o

There are alternatives!

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Smallest size wheels for 3.0sd
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:21:06 AM »
Have a look at Realoem, use the last 7 of your VIN to pull up your model and see what’s available.  Probably 18” or 19”.  The tyre pressure plate should also tell you what wheel sizes can be used with correct tyre sizes as the plate lists all OEM supported fitments.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: tyres
« on: September 14, 2018, 07:26:13 PM »
Yes.  Have a look at alloywheelsdirect uk to see what options are available.  The 30d had 17” in basic spec, 19” in Sport.  Options went up to 21”.  20” or larger usually need stick on/rivet on wheel arch extensions as the tread may exceed the arch line.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: X5 Buying Advice Wanted!
« on: September 14, 2018, 06:06:44 PM »
What’s the full spec on each?  It’s down to what options you must have, what’s on each, and can you afford it at the end of the day.

If you can get the last 7 of the VIN then use bmwvin dot com to decode the build sheet.

How many buttons on the iDrive controller?

If it’s more than 4 then you have CIC, if not it’s CCC.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: E70 wheels fit F15
« on: September 14, 2018, 05:58:13 PM »
You need to find the centre bore diameter on both axles for both cars and PCD (where the bolts are relative to the centre) measurement.

If the F15 has a larger bore then you will need machining done, if the E70 has the larger bore you need spigot rings.  If both the same then perfect.  I expect the PCD will be the same across all models given they are all 5-bolt fitting.  :)

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: x5 3.0D Intermittant Power loss low REVS
« on: September 14, 2018, 05:54:32 PM »
DPF removal will cause an MOT failure because you will now get soot & smoke.  Any of either on a DPF equipped car is an immediate fail. 

The test now also looks for any signs of tampering (though how they can see it on many cars with underbody shields that the tester can’t remove is a puzzle  ::)

Problems / Re: Gearbox issue? Lurches when changing up from 2nd to 3rd?
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:07:30 PM »
......but on the 8-speed ZF are now saying they should have oil & filter changes every 8 years or 100,000km (62,000mls) whichever comes first.

Got any further details as mine will be 8 next month?

It’s still under BMW Warranty and I know what they’ll say (never heard of that sir/lifetime oils blah blah etc), so I need something to go them with and then get it done.

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