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General X5 Forum (E70) / E70 4.8i
« Last post by Koxos87 on Today at 10:35:27 PM »
Hi guys,

I was sit silently and trying to do up my car...
(Getting there with more or less luck)

So long story short...

I have bought a damaged x5, and nearly finished fixing it...

Apart from the damage, i managed to discover a few other fault...

So after we have put the car back on the road, and started using it the following went tits up.:

- water leak from the water-pump
- electronic hand-break module fucked up
- cv boot gaiter
- parking distance sensor failed
- rear tailgate lights stopped working

- obviously had done a full service

(Couldn’t replaced the drive belt, as the amazing euro car-parts, and allparts sent 3x wrong size belts) ->useless shops

Now, we have fixed all the above. And couple of days ago the car started a few other problems, so looks like my list going to extend...

So, now i have a water leak from one of the pipes... and 99% sure my alternator started whining... and my headlight when turns on and then switch off it self and back on and off and stays on for good...?! Any idea?(i have tried to change the ballast and the bulb as well, same issue)

Just to carry on with my bad luck, i had a set of m-sport alloys for replace the 21” rims for comfort. Now the car shaking around 80-90mph... (hopefully i just have to re balance the wheels)

Now a bit from the good side, my x5 only clocked to 80000 over the weekend. But also, its reached the marked value..

I need to make a decision now what to do?!?!

Should i carry on fixing it to my high standards? Or let her go...?

Ps.: i have done a few little upgrade...

- facelift rear lights
- windows tinted all around
- fully re furbished m sport alloys with new budget tyres

Please feel free to comment, also please post your experience. I might can get a few information for the future.

Ps.: before anyone saying about the warranty. I have done a quote. But they wanted £1700 for a year... [emoji23]


 


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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 - 2010 plate
« Last post by ugene425 on Today at 09:32:02 PM »
Thank you.  So I understand correctly, if I want the white looking angel eyes (LCI), I need to get a 4.0D engine, 2010 model onwards? The 35D engine does not come with the white angel eyes as you say is pre the face lift?

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 - 2010 plate
« Last post by X5Sport on Today 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.
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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Battery
« Last post by henrym3 on Today at 09:12:16 PM »
Cheers
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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Battery
« Last post by X5Sport on Today 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
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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: DIY Key Replacement
« Last post by X5Sport on Today at 09:07:22 PM »
Cotswoldbmwmini - already members on the Forum.  Send them a PM with your VIN.
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Problems / Re: Non start problem
« Last post by Jameth1980 on Today at 08:59:27 PM »
It's just a heavier sound when you turn it over not really close to starting there's fuel coming through the filter, had it on inpa 3.7 bar pre supply 375 high pressure when turning over
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General X5 Forum (E53) / Battery
« Last post by henrym3 on Today at 08:58:35 PM »
I’m taking advantage of the knowledge on here to ask why the battery on my M3 will last for over a week and still show 12.4v then within 2 hours will be on 6v and dropping. Charges up fine. Parked with alarm on it’s drawing .02. It is over 4 years old. Assume I need a new one but why that pattern
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Problems / Re: Non start problem
« Last post by marti on Today at 08:41:48 PM »
There is no specific fuse for the crankshaft sensor....as it stumbled with easy start Im thinking its fuel supply thats the problem.....
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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 - 2010 plate
« Last post by ugene425 on Today at 08:40:20 PM »
Thanks, can you clarify further please, when you said "The number of buttons in the controller is the giveaway - only 2 on the CCC type, 7 on the CIC version"

What controller exactly?

But in short I want the CIC version as its newer? So 2010 car is what I need to buy?

Any advice on the angel eyes too pls?
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