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Messages - lezmtaylor

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: What Body Kit is this ?
« on: Today at 10:11:26 AM »
Love the ''M'' Badge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! same as mine

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Rear Hatch
« on: October 15, 2017, 11:27:23 AM »
Is the E70 hatch hyd strut similar to e53? If so, my part should work.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Rear Hatch
« on: October 15, 2017, 10:36:28 AM »
I fitted these last year, have checked and still available Ebay item 311979661638 £16 plus £4 shipping.
 Real easy fit
Lez

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How-To / Re: Fitting oil pressure gauge
« on: October 14, 2017, 07:09:07 PM »
Alan, I had to buy the taps and dies off ebay . I had some tee pieces left over from the Instalube kit, had to modify them (that to me is half the fun, getting parts to fit, must be the engineer in me).
I donot know if there are ''off the shelf'' Tee pieces.

Lez

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How-To / Re: Fitting oil pressure gauge
« on: October 14, 2017, 04:27:38 PM »
Alan,
The thread size of the BMW oil pressure switch is M12x 1.5mm, and the oil pressure sensor for the  gauge is
1/8 x 27tpi. I also bought a piece of threaded bar M12/1.5mm and cut/drllled it out to make an extension to move ''T'' away from the filter housing.
I bought the taps and dies off ebay.
So was able to modify/retap the adaptor as required and used ptfe tape to seal the threads.

Lez

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Buy and sell / Re: Witter swan neck wanted.
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:38:25 AM »
Well keep looking, some are ok, Price wise.
Good luck.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Decisions decisions
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:35:18 AM »
I to went for comfort seats, infinite adjustability : up/down, back /forward,/rake and tilt of seat squab, seat back rake and adjustable in the small of the back, headrest up /down and tilt.
No doubt I have forgotten some more that it will do.
I have rods in my back and found I was able to adjust the seat exactly to my requirements, can do 200 mile trips and still feel fresh as a daisy at the end.
The best ''extra'' there is.

Lez

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Buy and sell / Re: Witter swan neck wanted.
« on: October 08, 2017, 09:41:20 AM »
Try ebay .

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Tyre advice - do I need to replace?
« on: October 08, 2017, 09:39:14 AM »
Those of us who have fitted lpg have a donut fuel tank instead of a spare wheel.
Most of us have injected a liquid through the valve which repairs any puncture as you drive along.
All I can say is through 10 years of ownership and lpg driving I have never had a flat tyre.
Either I have been very lucky- nail wise-, or the liquid works.

Lez

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Problems / Re: Reverse Camera Retrofit problem
« on: October 06, 2017, 02:43:24 PM »
See Sanj's guide on how to fit rear camera.
I did and it works great.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Probably Purchasing a 4.8i - Real Problems?
« on: October 06, 2017, 02:40:32 PM »
Not what you asked,
But I have a 2002  4.4 and had it converted to lpg on purchase in 2006 , have since done 50,000 miles.
Mpg is equiv of 30-35 , cost £1400 for conversion.
Was money well spent and several owners on here have had it done as well, if you are interested post a question, and get feedback

Lez

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How-To / Re: Fitting oil pressure gauge
« on: October 02, 2017, 08:19:26 PM »
Binnacle led for op is innaccessible, and I cannot see anyway of replacing it.

Lez

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How-To / Re: Fitting oil pressure gauge
« on: October 02, 2017, 11:29:09 AM »
I have decided to add the method I used to mount the oil pressure gauge to the dash.
Having decided where to fit the gauge I found a large steel washer same as the outside dia of the gauge body  and drew around it with a pen.
In my hole saw kit found the 2"/ 51mm cutter, then cut out the covering material about 1cm inside the the drawn circle and the slotted it back to the the pen line giving 1cm flaps.
Then drill a small hole dead centre(Guide drill in hole saw will go in it), connected up the hole saw to my variable speed battery drill and (took a while) lifted all the flaps so they fitted around the hole saw body, then cut out the hole .
The hole was just too tight so had to file it open a bit at a time, check if it would fit, then cut the flaps off and fitted the gauge body,as I had got it really tight there was no need to fit the back securing bracket
Obviously, I had made up the wiring harness and fitted it to the gauge and ran it THROUGH the hole before putting the gauge in.
Took about 2 hours to fit the actual gauge, I was in no rush and wanted it to look right, it was the only place on the dash where it would go, be visible and be able to get access to the rear of the unit.

Lez

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I bought these back in Feb, they are still current Ebay  Number  111982907209, they are from China, but I get most of my bits from there, 1/4 to 1/2 the price, most of the UK suppliers get there's from China, just have to wait 2/4 weeks. They are cracking AE's., better than OE.
I had 2 ballasts pack up on the ccfl's, and one of them was showing degradation and slow start up.
Lez


Posted 24 Sept a photo of them.

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I compared  the ccfl to the led AE's and found the led rings to be much brighter, it depends on how many leds are in the ring, I'll have a look and see if I can find where I got the from and the led count.
Lez

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