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Gallery / Re: 2010 30d M Sport - Carbon Black Diary
« on: November 18, 2017, 09:49:49 AM »
I bought my 2002 4.4 from Cotswold in 2006, an AUC with 42000 on the clock, Titanium silver with Pastel green montana leather interior, a lovely combination.
We looked at the black cars with dark interior and the wife's comment '' it's like a funeral car'' salesman face a picture!!
Have had dealings with Cotswold since and I certainly rate them for a friendly and trustworthy company who do what they say.

Lez

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General Discussion / Re: £1500-£2000 Repair Bill
« on: November 15, 2017, 03:19:39 PM »
When I was a forklift truck engineer we used to check the lift (mast) chains with a gauge, stretch allowed was maximum of 3%, the wear was usually in the cross pins and you could get hold of the chains and physically feel the wear.

Lez

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Newbies section / Re: Hi All
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:09:22 AM »
Welcome, great stable you have there, you will enjoy this forum, lots of informed info and banter.
May have missed it, but where are you based?

Lez

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Newbies section / Re: Hello from Portugal! (E53 X5)
« on: November 05, 2017, 10:05:33 AM »
Welcome, nice car.
Hopefully the oil may be an over keen engine fill,where they have spilt some oil on refill.
Give it a good clean and check for leaks.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Headlamp question???
« on: November 04, 2017, 09:25:56 AM »
The E53 X5 had separate main beam and dipped lights/bulbs.
If you had xenons fitted at the factory only the dipped were xenons, many of us have converted the halogen main beam to xenon as well as the dipped, afar better arrangement and brilliant illumination at night.
Is there any way you could do a similar conversion ?

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Tyre sealent
« on: November 04, 2017, 01:24:52 AM »
Tyremagic from Amazon, have my 2002 x5 with the goo fitted (have lpg and no room for spare tyre). never had a puncture in 8 years, I only do about 4000m a year.
Lez

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How old is the battery? if over 6 years I would replace anyway (winter is on its way).
I had a similar thing with my car, it would not do a jump start from another fully charged battery.
Got a new battery and away it went.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Headrest replaced with DVD players
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:27:32 AM »
X5sport : how would it be an automatic mot failure ? I would assume the fix mentioned would prevent the airbag light coming on.
Or do you mean that the tester would realise the car should have headrest airbag system and does not comply?
If that was the case, I would swop the headrests over for the mot and revert back after.

Lez

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General Discussion / Re: London 'T' charge
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:32:42 AM »
And mine also (2002 4.4 with lpg)

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: 3.0 diesel turbo engine change ?
« on: October 22, 2017, 03:48:30 PM »
Have a word with Jason@BW chiptune, the tune up guru for BMW, do a member search for jason that will pick him up.
Smashing bloke, what he does not know is not worth knowing.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: What Body Kit is this ?
« on: October 18, 2017, 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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