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General X5 Forum (E70) / xenon bulbs
« on: March 09, 2018, 03:13:39 PM »
One of my headlights has gone orange, looks like it's time to change both.

I do believe they're D1S bulbs?

Anyone recommend and particular makes please.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Tyre rating
« on: December 28, 2017, 12:43:39 PM »
Does anyone know if you can use the a Y speed rated tye instead of W.  The rest us the same for example 275/40 R20 106

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Problems / AC Pipes
« on: June 29, 2017, 05:19:08 PM »
Just had a new condenser fitted and now told that I will need 2 new pipes to the condenser.  Parts alone costing £220+VAT from BMW and then fitting is quoted for 3 hours and then re-gass.  Nearly £500. 
Anyone know anywhere else I can get the parts?

Problems / Ac issue
« on: June 19, 2017, 11:51:41 AM »
Ac wasn't working...out of gas.

Just had it recharged and about an hour later the driver side is starting to come out warm and the centre is passenger is cold but not as cold as before.

I knew there must be a leak before I had it regassed and I informed them.  The did a leak test with a dye and all was well.

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Problems / One yellow xenon
« on: May 30, 2017, 04:50:23 PM »
Turned the car on this morning and noticed on the garage door that one side of the beam was yellow and the other white.  I got out to double check as it was bloody early (03:45), and sure enough my eyes were not playing tricks.

Would this mean I need a new set of bulbs?  The car is a 2007, I'm not sure how long they last.

Problems / Intelligent battery sensor
« on: September 10, 2016, 06:12:23 PM »
The carly app has picked up an intelligent battery sensor fault.  Probably explains some idrive issues

Is there any way to check this? Or could it be the battery related?

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Problems / Egr cleaned
« on: August 28, 2016, 02:27:40 PM »
I decided to clean the EGR valve as the coolant wouldn't go over 85.

After I cleaned it and put it back together  I get 'Emissions high' message.

I used carly app to diagnose the fault and it comes up with Exhaust Gas Recirculation.

I've checked the hose on the valve and the electronic plug which was clean.

I can turn the error of and it doesn't come back until I turn the car off and then when I restart it a couple of minutes later the warning on the idrive comes back and the engine management light turns on.

Any ideas chaps?

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Problems / Idrive issue
« on: August 05, 2016, 09:35:02 PM »
This has only recently started....
Start the car up and the stereo is on mute, it was not on mute when I turned the car off.
When I press the start/stop button to turn the engine off the stereo turns off. It should only turn off when I depress the key.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Front disc size
« on: July 25, 2016, 04:55:45 PM »

Anyone know the correct disc size for the front?  I'm looking at the Pagid 332mm the other one is Eicher 348mm.  Both on Europarts with 25% of the entire site.

Problems / Oil leak
« on: June 08, 2016, 11:51:28 AM »
Hello all

The car was at the dealers a couple of months back having a new electronic handbrake actuator fitted.  During their health check they spotted some oil around the bottom of the engine and also around the gear box.  I said I'll re-book at another time.

I took it in yesterday and after their investigation they said I need a new manifold and breather and possible gearbox sump.  They recommended that the manifold was urgent and was quoted just shy of £767 + VAT + fitting.

Can anyone recommend a particular make for the manifold?

Problems / Drain exit location
« on: May 24, 2016, 10:07:58 AM »
Morning all

Anyone know where the sunroof drain exits at the bottom?

My roof won't open so I'm gonna tackle from the exit

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Problems / EGR Valve
« on: May 19, 2016, 01:05:49 PM »
Afternoon all

I'm looking to replace the EGR valve as my temp isn't going over 80.

There seems to be two part numbers:

11717804381   (S169A=yes)
11717804382  (S169A=no)

The above is of REALOEM, what is S169A?

Problems / Leak
« on: September 17, 2015, 06:46:23 AM »
Got in the Car this morning and saw a puddle in the passenger foot well.

Any ideas where it could come from?

Problems / Parking brake failure
« on: June 24, 2015, 06:52:08 PM »
Hello all

As the title says.

Had her out of a service which included glow plugs, glow plug controller, egr thermostat and oil change. 
Probably not related but after a couple of days I pulled up and pressed the park button and 'bing' the warning appears in yellow.
I can clear the fault and used the handbrake but every so often it will come back.

General Discussion / Car Air-Conditioning Service for £32.95
« on: June 17, 2015, 06:04:47 PM »
Hello Chaps & Chapette

I have found a cracking Groupon deal, Car Air-Conditioning Service for £32.95 at Mr Clutch.  Just had mine done and they moaned that the filter cost them £30 by itself......lol

Here's the deal:



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