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Other Marques / Re: 640i Cabriole
« on: Today at 05:49:21 PM »
That looks lovely

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: High battery discharge
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:59:46 PM »
It could just mean your battery is dying and nothing wrong with the regulator.  It may not be holding a charge.

What are the battery volts (read after 4 hours since last use and with the car asleep or you will get a wrong answer)?

Looks like a newish battery, it’s a 95aH Yuasa atm battery. It does go to sleep. Will have to check voltage with a meter

  Looks newish....?, so does mine sat in the boot ::)....I reckon you have a sulphated cell so basically the battery is dying...

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Newbies section / Re: Introduction
« on: September 16, 2018, 06:58:28 PM »
Welcome Shane...the X5's are pretty bombproof engines...as for the oil leak, thats a bit of a find it jobbie...

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Problems / Re: Non starting 2009 x5
« on: September 14, 2018, 05:59:02 PM »
Hi Lee and welcome,

Sounds strange....were the fuel pumps genuine BMW??

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: x5 3.0D Intermittant Power loss low REVS
« on: September 14, 2018, 05:56:44 PM »
My Merc sprinter just passed its MOT with flying colours...DPF was removed two year ago :)

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Newbies section / Re: Newbie X5 E53 owner
« on: September 12, 2018, 04:45:06 PM »
Welcome to the Forum Ian.
 
My X5 was an excellent car...

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The lounge / Re: X5 on e bay 😂😂😂😂😂
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:47:16 PM »
Whats the item number....I'll message him and say I live on the IOM :)) :)) :))

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How-To / Re: Glow plug controller
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:43:46 PM »
Yes done mine not to long ago....Intake has to come off no way around it.....

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: engine carbon clean ? should i ?
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:41:35 PM »
Its not terraclean, I had it done on my e71, basically he turned up in a small van with a machine in the rear, put a pipe in the intake, I did ask what went in and he replied..."its mostly water"??? .

You are asked of any problems you have, which I had none...a diagnostic is undertaken...the machine starts, after a short while he jumped in the drivers seat started the car, hooked a laptop up, at this point he pointed out that my idle revs were at 8.75rpm which I saw on the laptop screen...he then keeps reving up the car to 2000rpm while watching the laptop screen..when the process is finished he turns the car off and back on...revs are now down to 7.1rpm and have been ever since....he said I probably wouldn't notice much difference due to how I've serviced the car...apparently if your vehicle is badly serviced you would notice a big difference.

Would I have it done again??...Yes probably as it did something, not only the revs but runs smoother.

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General X3 Forum (E83) / Re: Exhaust smoke in engine bay
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:07:26 AM »
Well done :)

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Problems / Re: Air suspension
« on: September 10, 2018, 08:41:04 PM »
Never go cheap...false economy...after all BMW's are not cheap cars!

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General X3 Forum (E83) / Re: Exhaust smoke in engine bay
« on: September 09, 2018, 09:15:44 AM »
I've changed the EGR and main thermostats as I had a low temperature reading and on rebuild I've a exhaust gas leakage somewhere
I had the EGR cooler off and turbo pipe but wondering if I've missed one, the pipe to the turbo was suspiciously easy to get off, is it really just a push on with no clamp?

Check on www.realoem.com  get the part number for that pipe, google the part number and you will get images of that pipe and see if it should have a clip, most of the modern pipes Ive fitted / removed have a spring clip, apart from that...did you fit a new gasket when you did the EGR...then there is the possibility you have a crack in the exhaust manifold if its stainless steel....had 7 in my old X5 and found a cast iron one on ebay....

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Newbies section / Re: Hi from london
« on: September 03, 2018, 05:13:00 PM »
Welcome along Steve....just sold my 54 plate e53...good cars.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Lockout
« on: August 30, 2018, 04:11:15 PM »
As Alan has said, also you could key in 0000...thats the default code....

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Problems / Re: Window goes back down
« on: August 29, 2018, 01:57:04 PM »
Try disconnecting the battery for 20 minutes (negative lead off 1st / back on last)...might reset everything....

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