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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.

General Discussion / Looking for a quality E70?
« on: May 25, 2017, 08:38:06 PM »
Check out my ad in the classified forum. I've just reduced the price.

Buy and sell / No Longer for sale.
« on: May 11, 2017, 05:15:18 PM »
No longer for sale. Thanks for looking.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: LED angel eye upgrade
« on: May 06, 2017, 11:01:15 PM »
Thanks for your replies.
I will check out the ones you have recommended X5Sport, for £15 what the hell!


General X5 Forum (E70) / LED angel eye upgrade
« on: May 06, 2017, 04:01:51 PM »
Although I've got xenon adaptive lights on my e70 35d the angel eyes are normal H8 bulbs.
I'm thinking of swapping to these
Has anyone else used them or can recommend anything else?


Problems / Re: Here's a weird one
« on: March 24, 2017, 04:32:47 PM »
Turned out to be water damaged comms wires in the boot which have been replaced and the message has gone.

Problems / Re: Dynamic Damping Control error message on screen
« on: March 24, 2017, 04:31:06 PM »
Just to update.

It seems that this was an erroneous message caused by water in the boot!
The cable duct between the tailgate and the main body on the offside was not seated properly for some reason unknown and water was able to run into the boot bottom on the off side where dozens of comms cable rest.
Several of the thin copper wires had turned black with water damage and had to be replaced one by one. After their replacement and some re-coding the damper warning message plus one about having no lights even though I did have lights disappeared but my separate swivel tow bar problem remains. See separate post on that.

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