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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Tyres
« on: Yesterday at 08:52:17 PM »
Ideally, no, but whether it matters in reality?  I doubt it.  As long as the tyre plate on your B-pillar says you can use V or W ratings and the load rating numbers for that size are OK then you should be fine.  You have the same pattern all round anyway.

V & W ratings with 107 load index are listed for 19” wheelsets.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Tyres
« on: Yesterday at 05:41:56 PM »
The letter is for the speed rating.  They should be the same, but the key is to have both the number and letter matching or higher than those on the tyre pressure plate.  The figures used on the plate are the minimum that can be used on each axle.  From memory, the E53 has different load ratings (the number) front and rear.

V is 149mph and W is 168mph, neither of which you are going to exceed.

Good work there my friend - evenings are getting slightly longer now, I got lots of jobs to do also.

Longer yes, but methinks it’s going to be a tad nippy next week..... :cold:

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Hydraulic Floor Jack
« on: Yesterday at 05:28:38 PM »
Pucks like these.....


Other retailers are available..... :P

As said above, you are only lifting one corner so a 2 or 2.5T trolley jack is fine.  If you can find one that has a cup the puck fits in, even better.  I have a 30 year old Kamasa which still works fine.

What I would say is never, ever, rely just on the jack.  Use axle stands as well!  I drive my car up on ramps at one end, then lift the other and place it on stands just in case a jack hydraulic seal goes.  I definitely can’t bench press 2.2T  :blink:

Newbies section / Re: X3 M40i ordered
« on: Yesterday at 02:26:25 PM »
Hello and :hi:

I think you might be the first on here to order one of those.

Problems / Re: I just can’t catch a break with this car
« on: February 24, 2018, 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?

Newbies section / Re: First BMW
« on: February 24, 2018, 02:33:09 PM »
My current X6 has been on monthly payment BMW warranty for 4 years now and the only premium increase has been down to Insurance Premium Tax.  You can reduce the bill if you accept an excess.

At least you have been proactive and will have done a catalogue of little jobs that could add up to a problem if left.

Newbies section / Re: First BMW
« on: February 24, 2018, 11:19:15 AM »
You can try BMW but I think that they have an upper mileage limit, and you’ll need a full service history (I think).

I used Warranty Direct on my E53, though you may now only get driveline cover with that mileage.  WD won’t pay any diagnostics costs, only parts and labour.

I’m sure others will chip in with their thoughts shortly  :)

Newbies section / Re: First BMW
« on: February 24, 2018, 09:35:44 AM »
And it will be a........?

Three different X5 types around now  :)


General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Hydraulic Floor Jack
« on: February 23, 2018, 05:32:07 PM »
I bought a set of made up and machined pads specifically for BMW.  It was a long time back and I think it was from fleabay.  They have a rectangular shape that fits the BMW jacking point and a round pad that fits inside the jack shoe/cup.

They need a wider top shoe/cup than the one on the jack in the picture.  I have had our E46 slide off a jack and damage the sill (repair by BMW Bodyshop cost £700) so beware!  I have a larger ‘cup’ on another jack that I use for that car and the X6 now.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: E70 40d m sport
« on: February 23, 2018, 05:26:32 PM »
I had Warranty Direct Luxury Car cover - their top one at the time - and had a similar experience with them not paying for diagnostics and only covering the £10 part needed.

As the policy goes on in time, more items come off the covered list so read the small print very carefully.  Even with top flight cover, and less than 40k on the clock and 4 years old, a lot of items such as the ICE were excluded.

To give them credit, they did pay out over £3.5k when my gearbox failed with my contribution just £75.  I had full Dealer labour cover too.

General Discussion / Re: Stuck locking wheel studs
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:54:51 PM »
That’s probably the best way of doing it.

BMW change my X6 wheels so if they mess it up, they fix & pay!  They use a torque wrench not an air gun.

My other car goes to someone who uses a low torque electric gun and then a proper torque wrench set correctly for the car.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Hydraulic Floor Jack
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:11:51 PM »
I bought one of these....


....from Amazon 8 years ago.  I didn’t pay this much for it though!  Might be available elsewhere for less.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: oh god... replacing xenon blubs....
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:04:38 PM »
Unbelievable how modern cars are deliberately designed to force owners to take them back for every little issue - and get suitably fleeced  >:(

Glad you got it done though  :)

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