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General Discussion / Just a test
« on: Yesterday at 11:38:22 AM »
Have fitted Insta lube to my car and have taken a photo of under bonnet install. This is a test to see if I can upload the photo.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Stereo woes!
« on: Yesterday at 11:28:15 AM »
Why not do ''How to'' on this Imgur, I had a look at how to upload pictures and it would not show.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Replace sports suspension
« on: August 22, 2017, 09:22:29 AM »
Not sure if they will fit,but my 4.4 E53 had 20" wheels which I found too hard, fitted 19", still too hard.
Now I am in my mid  70's so like my soft ride !!.Also not to fussed about the look of the wheel as tyre and wheel diameter are the same.
The ride is like chalk and cheese, so much more comfortable, there are plenty of 17" wheels around at stupid prices , I paid £130 for a set of 4 already fitted with 6mm tread Michelin Diamaris.
So it does not cost a fortune, and you have a set of winter wheels and tyres if you are not happy with the look.


Lez
 

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General X1 Forum (E84) / Re: Remapping
« on: August 19, 2017, 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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