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Performance / Re: Ignition leads (cables)
« on: June 02, 2018, 11:37:12 PM »
Diagnostics would be a great starting point.
You could be wasting money replacing stuff that is not broke.

General X3 Forum (E83) / Re: DIY help needed.
« on: May 25, 2018, 11:56:48 PM »
Plus one for Pelican Parts.
They cater for a lot of marques and I have always found them pretty much exact.
Good luck with the job and post your experiences up.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Headlight Restoration
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:43:07 PM »
Hi Colin,
My night driving headlamp vision is woeful. Hence my question. The 3M kit is due 10th May.
Can I please ask you for details of the slimline xenon spotlights.
I will do a post with front bumper removal,  lights,  lenses and sensors. 😊
Also I will throw in how to polish and detail the front bumper.
clean / clay / polish stages and or sealant / wax.
I think detailing such a big car is not me. Maybe two panels a week max.
I would rather spend time doing what V8 00USH is doing with his engine. A labour of love.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: To do list
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:29:40 PM »
Hi DaveRob,
With regards to your runner boards I hope you post up a thread. As its aluminium (I think) it might be possible to anodise them or did you have another path in mind like powder coat.

Hi Hennabm.
I had to do some work on my suspension and pump. I made a comment on a thread out here. To answer your question, the pump will stop and start with the key out of the ignition.
I reset my pump with my Foxwell scanner and keys out. It started immediately.  There is a small reservoir to stop the pump cycling on / off.
I invested in a multimeter with DC tongues that clamp over the battery lead. This is an excellent way to identify if you have a current drain greater than standard.
It will save you a lot of time. Allso it is very easy to use.
A lot of meters now automatically self range.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: 4.6is Chain Guide Rebuild Time
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:13:56 PM »
Liverpool you say.
I am a wirral lad born and bred, with a home in Aberdeen (About as far as you can get from the ex) currently working in Antwerp.
Seriously love all those shiny engine bits so good luck and keep the posts coming. 👍.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: 4.6is Chain Guide Rebuild Time
« on: May 08, 2018, 06:32:39 PM »
Great thread V8 00 USH.
I just love your engine. Seriously I wish I could have that talent. I have thought about buying another engine to do what you are doing.
I have two important questions if I may.
where do you live.
When are you going on holiday.
Try not to think the worst. ☺

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Headlight Restoration
« on: May 07, 2018, 11:07:52 PM »
Nice finish Colin.
I have just bought the 3M kit £21.10p off ebay. I am hoping to achieve a similar result to yours this coming weekend.

Did you notice any improvement in the headlights?

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: E53 Front Bumper Removal Problem
« on: May 06, 2018, 05:58:27 PM »
Now I know I have tabs to deal with. Thanks Motor84.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: E53 Front Bumper Removal Problem
« on: May 03, 2018, 10:54:49 PM »
Hi Motor 84,
I have ordered rear sensors c/w trim holders. So thats an ongoing job in hand.
 The next job is the front for headlamp polish, sensors and grill. I too am interested in your front bumper removal project. Pictures would be a great help. 

Buy and sell / Wanted - tow bar bike rack.
« on: May 02, 2018, 10:50:46 PM »
I have the BMW detachable tow bar and  I am currently looking for a tow bar mounted bike rack for two bikes.

Problems / Re: Park Distance Control (PDC)
« on: May 02, 2018, 07:11:00 PM »
I have purchased 4 x new sensors with a 2 year guarantee. The plastic inner and outer anchoring system looks like its been abused so I bought all new. Fit them next weekend and thats another job done.
This is going to be interesting as I am hoping the PDC module will be fine.

Problems / Re: Park Distance Control (PDC)
« on: May 01, 2018, 09:37:09 AM »
This gives the oem part number.

This is a very helpful diagram.

ebay's lucky day.

Problems / Re: Park Distance Control (PDC)
« on: May 01, 2018, 09:05:38 AM »
Hi  sleepyfolk,
I am face lift model. I will do some research on the wiring.
The PDC module is sat at
the back next to the battery. I  have a monster lpg tank in that space. I will have a look to see if its accessible.

Problems / Re: Park Distance Control (PDC)
« on: April 30, 2018, 11:47:47 PM »
Thanks for the info, really helpful thanks. I just love this forum. Just when your lost up pops a starter for ten.

I have a facelift, I think renewing the front ones means dropping the front bumper. So that in turn means dropping the headlights as well to replace / upgrade the bulbs and polish the lenses with that 3m stuff. Plus looking at the grills. However no harm in buying the fronts and rears at the same time. My logic is to renew where there is doubt. I think it is the two center ones you have to drop the bumper on.
I could be taking the car on the Newcastle --> Ijmuiden ferry towards the end of May. If your in the neighbourhood I can scan your car if you wish?
Keep the good work up fella   :ok:

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