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I was of the impression that they were supposed to be sealed for life the gear boxes?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Auto hold button - how does it work?
« on: August 10, 2018, 04:31:32 PM »
Yes that my thoughts as well. The driver behind must think he's following Mary Poppins :))

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Auto hold button - how does it work?
« on: August 10, 2018, 01:14:22 PM »
I didn't know the brake lights stayed on. I haven't tended to use mine in certain circumstances such as on the end of a traffic queue to avoid someone piling into me. I shall use it more now.

Here's another related question. My cruise control has got brake assist and it's excellent. When it applies the brakes on a downward slope, do the brake lights come on?

So how do you pre-empt the inevitable ash clog up?
Does it make economic sense to have it cleaned /replaced before it becomes problematic?

Good advice. I've got the same twin turbo with 120k on the clock. Due to my mother in law's departure from this life very recently it's just had to do 3,800 miles in 5 weeks most of it at high speed to sort out her house etc. Thank god for a great motor. I've always had the oil changed around 8k miles. I hope mine goes on for ever and the same for all you twins.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 - 2010 plate
« on: June 23, 2018, 02:54:41 PM »
Mine is a Jan 2010 xdrive LCI with white angel eyes?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Best insurance company
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:09:38 PM »
Insurance still seems to be something of a lottery some times.
I haven't used a comparison site this time but went direct to a few.
X5 35d full no claims, no convictions etc
Admiral £800+
AA £378
Saga £375
Allianz (through Grove & Dean brokers) £444

Saga have offered me full all singing all dancing breakdown cover including europe, legal cover etc £502
Might give them a try as I've lost the will to live now keep answering the same questions.

Good luck with getting sorted.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Brake pads
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:03:29 PM »
Got the pads checked by my Indy yesterday and they confirmed there was at least 10k miles left in them so I'm well chuffed.
I've just got to remember to give them a visual every now and again.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Brake pads
« on: May 03, 2018, 07:41:51 PM »
We'll to be honest I was only going to have the rears done as well because the back plates are loose and wanted to avoid a re-visit for them.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Brake pads
« on: May 02, 2018, 11:44:07 PM »
I'm sure this has been asked before so sorry to ask again.
My obc says that my front pads are due in 2500 miles and the rears in 11000 miles and the car has been booked in for new pads all round.
I had my summer wheels put back on yesterday and a cursory look at the front pads they look about 8mm at least and the rears not much less.
I've done  41000 miles on these pads and discs which seems pretty amazing to me so do I ignore the obc and push on with what I've got or change them.
I imagined that a heavy vehicle like this would eat brake pads??

Problems / Re: Gearbox problem (the Lurch) SOLVED
« on: April 26, 2018, 08:09:32 PM »
Good write up and well done for sticking with the problem.

Problems / Re: Headlight washer
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:43:50 PM »
I did mine by getting a friend to pull the wiper lever and when the stalk popped up grabbed it with some mole grips to keep it open. Then pushed in the replacement nozzle and cover, pull the washer lever again an as the stalk moves up a little removed the mole grips. If you try this make sure you put a cloth between the mole grips and the bumper to prevent scratching the bumper. Sounds a bit heath robinson I know but they've been fine since for a couple of years now.

29mpg rain or shine, fast or slow
35d with 115k miles

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Road Noise
« on: October 22, 2017, 06:33:27 AM »
I spent £320 with a sound deadening company, quite possibly the one your quoting and it made no noticeable difference. I measured decibels before and after, no change.
Save your money.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Price reduced on my E70 for sale.
« on: May 25, 2017, 08:39:26 PM »
Check out the ad in the classifies section.

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