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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 - 2010 plate
« on: Yesterday at 09:14:29 PM »
IDrive controller on the transmission tunnel.

Angel eyes being LED are E70 LCI (Life Cycle Impulse aka Facelift) version from 2010.  Also gets the 8-sp gearbox.

The 35d is pre-LCI, the 40d is the LCI.  30d needs more care as it continued through.  All use the same engine (3-litre in line 6) with the 35d and 40d being twin turbo, 30d, single.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Battery
« on: Yesterday at 09:09:05 PM »
Internal battery cell failure would be the norm for this type of drop.

Put the last 7 characters of your VIN into Realoem and it will bring up the right model, then go looking under Vehicle Electrical System  :)

NOTE: You will need to change the Realoem Catalog from ‘Current’ to ‘Classic’ to pull up an E30  :D

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: DIY Key Replacement
« on: Yesterday at 09:07:22 PM »
Cotswoldbmwmini - already members on the Forum.  Send them a PM with your VIN.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 - 2010 plate
« on: Yesterday at 08:28:29 PM »
Correct though there are a few very late 2009 builds with the CIC iDrive.  The number of buttons in the controller is the giveaway - only 2 on the CCC type, 7 on the CIC version.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: X5 f15 30d remap
« on: Yesterday at 10:36:13 AM »
Jason@bwchiptune is a member on here and close to Uxbridge.  BMW tuning specialist so send him a PM  :)

Problems / Re: Non start problem
« on: June 16, 2018, 06:57:10 PM »
That error code seems to be connected with the crank sensor which will stop the engine starting.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Angel eyes
« on: June 16, 2018, 06:13:14 PM »
Range of HID lookalikes here.....


General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Angel eyes
« on: June 16, 2018, 02:19:27 PM »
I think that you mean E70?

LED lamp units were started in 2010 (when the LCI version was released).  They use different had,Ishtar units and electronics so likely to be very expensive as the lamp units are around £1k each!

If you have Xenon lamps then you can buy LED bulbs to go in, or MTEC blue filtered H8 35W filament bulbs.

Nothing on the market will give you the brightness of the LCI units.  Lots of threads on here about it.

Other Marques / Re: DIY Nightmare!
« on: June 15, 2018, 05:17:21 PM »
Got the car back.  Fully refurbished gearbox and a brand new clutch, cover and dual mass flywheel.  12-month warranty.  £2k

From the short distances driven so far the rebuilt box is better than when it was new.  The 1st > 2nd shift and 2nd gate was awful and it was easier to go 1st>3rd.  Now it is really smooth and works as it should.

The last time I went there (after my E53 gearbox ate itself!) their yard was full of BMWs.  Today it had almost 70 Audi, VW and SEATs all with DSG faults and out of warranty!  Only three other BMWs were in there.

Perhaps I saved a future load of trouble by sending the Superb 3 DSG back.

........and Mrs X5Sport only has to keep her surgical cast (a Velcro device in place of a traditional cast) on for 4 weeks rather than 9 so things are looking up again  :D

Other Marques / Re: XDrive Gran Tourer
« on: June 14, 2018, 07:41:26 PM »
The E53 was worse...... ten months!

Other Marques / Re: XDrive Gran Tourer
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:32:26 PM »
Just gone to status 5055 - Scheduled for production.

Should be built in Week 26 (25th June) and delivered 2-3 weeks later.  Not such a long wait now, and given all of the other ‘little challenges’ we have just had, we can’t wait  :)

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Halfords Vs BMW Battery
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:39:24 PM »
BMW always put a significant mark-up on spares and their ‘rebadged’ products.  I would not be surprised if the OEM batteries are actually someone like Varta in the EU.

Yuasa make good batteries too.

Check whether or not you have an AGM type - used for cars with Start/Stop - as you need to stick to that chemistry, and they are more expensive (even Halfords ones).  AGM chemistry batteries have specific charging voltages which a conventional lead/acid battery will not like at all.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: TOTAL SHUTDOWN !!
« on: June 10, 2018, 01:30:40 PM »
Check your battery connections would be the first thought, in case something is loose.

After that it could be fuel system, ignition switch, engine electrics etc.  Getting a fault log code read would help you narrow it down.

On the light side / Teaching Maths in Britain.....
« on: June 10, 2018, 11:48:30 AM »
Warning - possibly not politically correct.  Read no further if easily offended (I have to do this in 2018).  Now you can read on......

Teaching Maths in Britain

1. Teaching Maths In 1970:

A logger sells a lorryload of timber for £100...
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.
What is his profit?

2. Teaching Maths In 1980:

A logger sells a lorryload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is 80% of the price.
What is his profit?

3. Teaching Maths In 1990:

A logger sells a lorryload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is £80.
How much was his profit?

4. Teaching Maths In 2000:

A logger sells a lorryload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is £80 and his profit is £20.
Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Maths In 2005:

A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and
inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the
preservation of our woodlands.

Your assignment: Discuss how the birds and squirrels might feel as the
logger cuts down their homes just for a measly profit of £20.

6. Teaching Maths In 2010:

A logger is arrested for trying to cut down a tree in case it may be
offensive to religious groups not consulted in the
felling licence. He is also fined a £100 as his chainsaw is in breach
of Health and Safety legislation as it deemed too dangerous and could
cut something.. He has used the chainsaw for over 20 years without
incident however he does not have the correct certificate of competence
and is therefore considered to be a recidivist and habitual criminal.
His DNA is sampled and his details circulated throughout all government
agencies.. He protests and is taken to court and fined another £100
because he is such an easy target.

When he is released he returns to find Gypsies have cut down half his
wood to build a camp on his land. He tries to throw them off but is
arrested, prosecuted for harassing an ethnic minority, imprisoned and
fined a further £100. While he is in jail again the Gypsies cut down
the rest of his wood and sell it on the black market for £100 cash.
They also have a departure BBQ of squirrel and pheasant and leave
behind several tonnes of rubbish and asbestos sheeting.

The forester on release is warned that failure to clear the fly tipped
rubbish immediately at his own cost is an offence. He complains and is
arrested for environmental pollution, breach of the peace and invoiced
£12,000 plus VAT for safe disposal costs by a regulated government

Your assignment: How many times is the logger going to have to be
arrested and fined before he realises that he is never going to make
£20 profit by hard work, give up, sign onto the dole and live off the
state for the rest of his life?

7. Teaching Maths In 2015:

A logger doesn't sell a lorry load of timber because he can't get a
loan to buy a new lorry because his bank has spent all his and their
money on a derivative of securitised debt related to sub- prime
mortgages in America and lost the lot, with only some government money
left to pay a few million pound bonuses to their senior directors and
the traders who made the biggest losses.

The logger struggles to pay the £1,200 road tax on his old lorry,
however, as it was built in the 1970s it no longer meets the
emissions regulations and he is forced to scrap it.

Some Bulgarian loggers buy the lorry from the scrap merchant and put
it back on the road. They undercut everyone on price for haulage and
send their cash back home, while claiming unemployment for themselves
and their relatives. If questioned they speak no English and it is
easier to deport them at the governments expense. Following their
holiday back home they return to the UK with different names and fresh
girls and start again. The logger protests, is accused of being a
bigoted racist and as his name is on the side of his old lorry he is
forced to pay £1,500 registration fees as a gang master.

The Government borrows more money to pay more to the bankers as
Bonuses are not cheap. The parliamentarians feel they are missing out
and claim the difference on expenses and allowances.

You do the maths.

8. Teaching Maths 2025:

أ المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من اجل 100 دولار. صاحب تكلفة

> الانتاج 80 م

General X3 Forum (E83) / Re: Sooty tail pipe
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:08:36 AM »
Apart from using Realoem to look at the exhaust drawings and see what matches, pass.

Your handbook will tell you if there is a warning light - or if you get a warning message.

Anyone near you with a full copy of Carly (plug in diagnostic tool using Android or IOS) could also check it, as can a local BMW Dealer.

All BMWs (and pretty much any car with one) can suffer EGR issues, particularly if only doing short journeys.  It’s the nature of the beast with these emissions systems unfortunately.  You can clean them though.

Being an M47 engine also means that you should not suffer any of the timing chain issues found with the N47 series either.  :)

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