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Buy and sell / Any takers
« on: September 07, 2018, 04:10:28 PM »
Heres a very nice example of a 3.0d Sport   December 54 reg
We had it nearly 2 yrs but simply never use it and now we have a little A class Merc for the daughter everyone just jumps in it.
Time to go.
anyone wanting further info just email
Looking for £3500 ono for a quick sale.  Think the price seems about right ? 
FSH mostly dealer, 144000 miles. the only thing that doesnt work is the Webasto, everything else works as it should . Full front suspension links done when we got it. Excellent star marked Tyres. Panama roof.
  A very genuine car and seller.
You do need to travel to Bridlington on the East coast but we run a small BB   so come along,  if you want to stay and buy the car i will give you the nightly fee back. 














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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Wheel wobble
« on: August 09, 2018, 07:54:02 PM »
Well chaps

You have again brought success
I doubted a thin ring of plastic would cure the massive wobble.

Next day delivery by the chap on the Ebay link by DPD   that must have cost more than the £4.99 for the rings.
Fitted and tested
Not a wobble in sight.
I thank you. :alkashi:

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Leaky air con
« on: August 09, 2018, 05:08:08 PM »
Hi all
Just a quicky on the  BMW Mini as you chaps know all the answers.  tried on a Mini forum but got nothing.
bought few weeks ago and owner said had air con topped up.
After 2 weeks its warm again,  took to Kwik fit for their free service if it wont fill.

Their machine tested and the system held pressure.
Refilled.   2 weeks of cold air.
2 weeks later   warm again,  took back to KF who told me they would refund .
stated their top end machine would have not filled if a leak detected,  he calculated the system had lost 500grams from the amount put in over 2 weeks  which is a decent leak and the machine should have failed to fill.

He has refilled for free to assure the machine is not at fault and again it detected no leaks so refilled.

Bit beyond me,  anyone know why no leaks showing but its losing the gas after 2 weeks , i have a feeling it will leak out again and wondered about these leak stop agents,   found a decent sounding one online maybe better than the usual STP or Carplan type products,, wondered if anyone knew anything about them.
I know the system needs a dye etc etc but KF cant do that, may sell car soon anyway so just wanted a summer cool.
Heres the link to this supposed miracle sealer and the bumpf

https://www.errecom.com/en/product/extreme-ultra/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06Y4F18R5/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

EXTREME ULTRA ULTIMATE ONLY 6ML LEAK STOP FOR AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS EXTREME ULTRA is an ultimate Refrigerant Gas Leak sealant that solves all the problems related to small refrigerant gas leakages in AC/R systems. After more than 4 years of R&D efforts and thousand of tests, Errecom projected a 6ml dose leak stop that can work with all types of refrigerant gases included R32, R134a & R1234yf, EXTREME ULTRA 6ml new formula treats A/C and Refrigeration systems up to 21KW (6 tons). EXTREME ULTRA locates the refrigerant gas leaks and permanently seals them, without reacting to moisture and oxygen. EXTREME ULTRA is a polymer-free solution that repairs leaks up to 0.3 mm. BENEFITS Only 6ml can treat A/C & Refrigeration Systems up to 21 KW (6 tons) New advanced formula Less product in the system Permanently seals refrigerant Gas leaks both in metal and rubber components of A/C and Refrigeration systems Safe to AC/R system components Harmless to recovery unit components Non reactive to humidity and air Polymer-free Visible to any UV lamp Not flammable, Not irritant, Safe for the operator Compatible with all refrigerant gases, R32, R134a & R1234yf included Significantly reduces compressor noise Ideal for preventative maintenance

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Wheel wobble
« on: August 07, 2018, 11:08:24 PM »
thanks chaps
will report when fitted

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Wheel wobble
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:46:15 PM »
Many thanks again for info
these spigots on Ebay   this is on the listing

Note: This product is for aftermarket wheels with over bored centre only. Original wheels do not require spigot rings as will be direct bored.
Will fit all models of car in the compatibility list, if unsure please email and we can confirm fitment.

does this mean they are the wrong ones.
not understanding ,  i have fitted oe BWM wheels not aftermarket so are there other types of spigots for oe wheels ?
Have just been on You tube and have it now got it right ?
The wheels i have are from early E70 and the hole bore is 74.1     the hubs ring on my car is 72.6 so i need to reduce it down,  so i do need to buy these ebay spigot rigns even though it says they are for aftermarket wheels

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Wheel wobble
« on: August 07, 2018, 04:43:27 PM »
Hi all
Well i think its the E70 wheel   i attach a photo if you can advise if i need to buy rings., its slightly different to the original wheels it came with.
Odd though the seller used them while getting his refurbed and said nothing about it.
How come the wheels then are secure to the hub and why are they not correct if the bolts line up ?

so the link on Ebay for the rings   i need to buy those and do they just fit inside the wheel,   sorry to appear thick but never used rings before  :'(


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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Wheel wobble
« on: August 07, 2018, 03:45:09 PM »
not sure on hub size,  chap said he had them on his E53 while refurbing his old wheels   said they were ok but he had not had them balanced   so very odd they wobble on my car

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Wheel wobble
« on: August 07, 2018, 02:31:26 PM »
Hi all
Having a problem with E53 19" front wheels   cant get them balanced. 

Bought them few months ago from a seller on this forum, They are the same size as original wheels but the later E70 design.   local garage balanced them 3 times, to no avail,   they fitted entire front joint set 1000 miles ago so they sure there is nothing there causing it.
The wobble wasnt there when old wheels were on. so must be a wheel or tyre problem

Took to Kwik fit to try a different set up and still same.  they said the other garages balance was 18grams out     who knows   not i.
still exactly same problem round 55 to 60, quite a wobble mainly on overrun, if you accelerate fast you dont notice it until you ease of to 60ish,

Have read a lot about wheel cracks,  could this be a cause but then need to start looking for a crack,  any tips on that ?

Thanks

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General Discussion / Re: any ideas on this welcome
« on: June 25, 2018, 11:48:23 PM »
Never even thought it may have a tint coating on there,  seems a good idea and would solve the riddle as to what it is,  also the tint film is a top idea if it stills looks odd.

I knew you chaps would come up trumps again   :beer2: :beer2:

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General Discussion / any ideas on this welcome
« on: June 25, 2018, 08:57:21 PM »
Evening all
Wonder if anyone has an idea why the panama roof panels have developed this patch on over the years, im unsure if its a glass top or some kind of special Acrylic or similer, Ive searched the web high and low but find nothing.  its also called a Lamella roof if that helps anyone. it concertinas backwards as it opens.
It crossed my mind,  the very clever chaps on here will know. They know everything   :)) and im sure they will help even though its a little A class Merc i got for the daughter,,  sadly no BMW is suitable at the moment for her driving level and age, i did try her on the X5 insurance.   went from £230 to £3300  :))
If you run a fingernail you can feel the difference,  have tried, 2000 wet and dry, Farecla G3 and a polisher. but all its done is make it smoother but the damage wont even fade a little.
If you look very close its like a line of laquer peeling off is the only way i can describe it.

Many thanks for any advice.



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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Tyres on Mini
« on: May 28, 2018, 04:06:07 PM »
Thanks ,  knew i would get right advice on here.

So would it be best to replace the cheepo with a P7 then   i have two  P7 and  two P0,   i presume this is a safe set up , but are there preference as to which ones at front or rear.   ideal woud be all same tyre but too much good tread at moment on all the 3 run flats.

Not making this a Mini forum chaps but was worried when saw this Cheap non run flat type on with the rest.


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General X5 Forum (E53) / Tyres on Mini
« on: May 27, 2018, 10:41:29 PM »
Evening all
Hope in right place.
Bought daughter a Mini clubman 2010 for her 21st birthday in few weeks,  hiding it at moment and going through it.
Came from a one owner with full history, however, checking tyres today and missed when i inspected before buying, althogh all good tread tyres i missed the obvious
3 tyres are Pirelli run flats,  but found on the front axel a standard tyre. Never had run flats so only now know they are marked run flat  etc etc
Done some web search and seem to find its not a good idea but mixed opinion if its actually legal.
Im going to get a run flat on asap.
have spoke to owner who said took and told garage to MOT it last Feb and put a tyre on,  the owner said they didnt know it was not a run flat and maybe the garage got muddled. !!!!!    i dont know if they lying or not  but would have expected the garage to know and not fit a run flat and non run flat on same axel.

Other question.   The tyres are a mix,   
 i have Pirelli P ZERO on the drivers side front and rear,  but a Pirelli Centuro P7 run flat on the rear axle passenger side and this chinese tart on the front.
should i have a  PZERO and P7 on same car and same axle , or should i replace the cheepo with another P7 and match them on the rear or front axel and the PZERO on other axel.  Or should i replace the cheepo and P7 with Pzero   so i have them all round
getting myself mixed up as well  :rofl: :rofl:

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Hill descent
« on: May 18, 2018, 03:56:54 PM »
Many thanks for educating , indeed not many steep hills to use it on in normal driving.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Hill descent
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:52:25 PM »
Evening all

just a question on the hill descent button,
went out other day and some steep hills down,   the auto box changed down on its own,
then i remembered the switch,   
am i supposed to press it on a hill or what and how does it work
thanks

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: To do list
« on: May 03, 2018, 04:03:25 PM »
ahhh     never thought my struts maybe worn  though they hold up the tailgate normally.

Would i be right in thinking    newer stronger struts would push it up further or the opposite and make it more difficult for the springs  :weakbench:

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