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Messages - lezmtaylor

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General X1 Forum (E84) / Re: Remapping
« on: Yesterday at 09:13:24 AM »
Definitely contact Jason (Chiptune) , he is the Guru for this type of thing, did my 2002 4.4 several years ago, it is a rocket ship and pulls through the gears great (I have fitted paddleshift).

Lez

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Hammer and screwdriver, best tools invented !!!

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Newbie - what wheels are these?
« on: August 18, 2017, 03:13:18 PM »
£2,214 bloody hell , could buy an E53 for that.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: No heater or Aircon,
« on: August 15, 2017, 09:30:42 AM »
Is the old unit U/s?, I would have a play and relube bearings (chances are they are sintered bearings and just need a soak in oil), replace brushes and see how it goes.

Lez

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Newbies section / Re: just bought my first X5 ever! very excited
« on: August 08, 2017, 09:23:20 AM »
Welcome, now the mods start!!!!

Lez

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You will need to overtwist them, then they relax to the correct position to undo.
Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Batteries and Holidays
« on: August 05, 2017, 09:31:32 AM »
Is there jump start posts under the bonnet ? If  there are you, can use them for your battery charging points,
See you handbook for more info.
Lez



































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1. Congratulations Jason( you kept that quiet), beautiful baby, got my wife quite broody. Mind you we both are mid 70;s, so barring some sort of miracle there is no chance.
2. I've been banging on about lpg for years, it's so clean burning, emissions almost  non toxic, engine friendly, cheap to run (after pay off period) , etc.


Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Xtrons Stereo
« on: August 02, 2017, 09:47:03 AM »
Cheers for that, will give it a go.

Lez

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Buy and sell / Re: Wanted: E53 X5
« on: August 01, 2017, 09:59:10 AM »
So it's 200 miles away, talk to the bloke, he may make a meet halfway, although I would prefer to see it at the house.
It may well be worth travelling to see it, I would go to view if I was interested.

Lez


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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Xtrons Stereo
« on: August 01, 2017, 09:51:28 AM »
So to get this right , I have an Hualigin system, I bought  igo micro sd software , so when I load into the satnav part, the pathway I need to choose is ''igo''.
I bought the Andrive unit from Andrive(now gone bust) could never set it up,so it sits in the nice box doing nothing, the instructions were crap, so I gave up and refitted the Hualigin.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: E53 4.4 LPG Real World MPG
« on: July 22, 2017, 09:47:18 AM »
I do not worry my head about true mpg, but factoring the price of lpg reckon on between 30-35 as compared to petrol prices. There are other savings as well.
Remember that lpg is a gas and petrol a vapour , so lpg is kinder to your engine piston bores (petrol vapour is a very fine petrol droplet and washes the piston bores.)
I used to run a transport company and we had petrol. petrol/lpg and diesels powered vans. The lpg petrol engines when oil changed ,the oil came out golden, not dirty brown as with petrol.
Lpg engine bores will last at least twice as long as petrol and the plugs last a lot longer as well. It is safe to double the mileage between oil changes. (Although I admit to doing mine annually.
There is also a small saving in Road fund licence fee, I do not remember how much as I am disabled and get e concession.
I seem to remember that the exhaust fumes are a lot less dangerous as well, I also finished my working life as a Forklift engineer and remember that lpg forklifts were safe to use in enclosed factory areas, and the engine oil was always a golden colour on change.

So the first thing I did when I purchased my 2002 4.4 with warrantee from Cotswold Gloucester in 2006 was have the lpg conversion done, I was assured that the warrantee would still be honoured and within the warrantee period the auto gearbox was changed and the instrument pod suffered pixel failure and was renewed.
If anyone is considering purchasing an lpg already fitted vehicle / or is contemplating the conversion make sure it is properly certificated and registered with the UKLPG Autogas authorities
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Also I would recommend fitting a new battery (the donut fuel tank sits on top of the battery and is a sod to get out) also make sure that flexible hoses are fitted from the fuel tank right through to the engine, solid wall pipes will break on tank removal ( I know !!)

Lez

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Re the pexelation.
1. There are how to's re the sat nav head overhaul.
2. re head units, there are how to's and names of people who can repair them, (is it in the instrument pod?).or Ebay
3. Some members have installed different head units, RAJ did a comprehensive write up fitting a double din system, plus other members.
If you look at the bottom of my page you will see list of mods I have done, will give you some ideas hopefully, also check out Sanj

Good luck.

Lez

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You don't say how much they want for it, what the spec is is.
I have had lpg on my 2002 4.4 fitted at purchase in 2006 (car was 4 years old and AUC from Cotswold, Gloucester. I told them I was having lpg fitted and it did not affect the AUC warrantee.( Had to have new gearbox, instrument pod(pixel problem) in auc period).
Get equiv of 35mpg approx, well pleased great car now done 93K.
Mind you 150K is a high mileage regardless and it is alright to say he has a shed load of invoices,
 I wonder why, has it had a hard life?

Anyway others will be along soon to comment, and have you read AW8 right up on ownership and all you need to know.

Regards,
Lez

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Oh please, do tell,where it went.


Lez

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