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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transfer Case Oil Change - Advice Please
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:52:46 AM »
nice write up, thankyou.
My car is a 2002 4.4 , just to be sure, I need ATF Dextron III, I have 5 litres of new, old stock Dextron II (Not III), would there be much difference if I used the II.
I am not a cheepskate, just don't like wasting good quality oil.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / mot
« on: October 20, 2018, 10:11:39 AM »
My  2002 4.4 E53 with 95,500 was in for mot yesterday (Friday) sailed through with no advisories, only comment was '' very nice car''.
I find it as stressful as an expectant father, waiting for the results !!!

Lez

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well as an lpg devotee, I would go for lpg especially if you can find one already fitted.
With lpg as low as 58 p per litre and it is a low polution fuel, with nil congestion charge in London , It has got to a consideration.


Lez

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Problems / Re: E70 Humming Noise
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:20:30 AM »
Get back to the dealer asap.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: X5(E70) and the snow .
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:04:15 AM »
Get a set of 17" wheels and tyres, I paid about £160 for a set of 5 with star rated michelins , with 7mm tread,
nobody wants 17" wheels and they were standard on early x5's, so keep an eye on ebay or this forum.
The 17" wheels are usually a lot narrower than the poser 20's.
I run my car on 17's as the ride is so much more comfortable.

Lez

Jeegnesh has a set of 4 for sale £300, a ''well respected member !!!!'''

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Just viewed another E70 with decent spec.
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:50:48 AM »
Just get some Puncturesafe , put in your tyres and punctures are a thing of the past, Ive used for the past 10 years and never had a puncture (well I would not know would I !!)
Have lpg, so donut tank is where spare wheel would be.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 3.0d won't start or even crank
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:38:56 AM »
I've got a 2002 4.4 auto and have it rigged up to a CTEK M200 8 stage 15amp charger,with a mains timer to come on 8hrs every night.
I only use the car once or twice a month and have been caught out with a flat battery too many times that is why I have this system, never fails me ( have a really heavy duty charger with 400 amp start facility as well, but only use if forget to use method 1.
I also use a forklift type battery connector ( Anderson 55amp) from ebay about £7 a pair as it is a very secure connection, hard wired to under bonnet earth and pos connector.
I know the ctek charger is over the top, but a left over from the Boating days.
X5sport will know the charger which is best as long as it is ctek (BMW sell one , but it is a rebadged ctek at twice the price).

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Steel underengine splash guard
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:50:54 AM »
I reused mine and secured the nuts with loctite threadloc.
If you want to use new bolts, they are on ebay :item 153203079456. much cheaper than BMW,but same spec.

Lez

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Newbies section / Re: Newbie E53 Owner
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:37:24 AM »
Welcome to the forum, we are friendly bunch on here, so ''fire away '' with your questions.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: just bought an x5
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:47:34 AM »
I'm sure I read somewhere that bmw covered the cost of paint repair to the arches, although it may have been on Outpost (the american site and very good to).

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Spark plug recommendation for 2003 4.6is
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:38:56 AM »
Henry, will be interested how the lpg plugs go, although the standard plugs fitted 25k ago are still ok and I use the lpg 100% except for starting.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: X5(E70) and the snow .
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:40:16 AM »
Lez just pull them over your feet half way up your legs then fold them over wellies  :P
seriously though these cars will slide in the snow .
Glen, Of course, the obvious, also I would not dream of taking my car out in the snow.
That is what public transport is for , plus the OAP bus pass.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: X5(E70) and the snow .
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:21:40 AM »
Also have a read of ''Snow socks'', I have a set I keep in the car for 'just in case', have never used them, not sure how you put them on even.
Should utube them and have a look.

Lez

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How long ago did you acquire the car? As I would be chasing the seller if a recent purchase.
Did you do a search on here re faults to look out for ? : staggered tyre set ups, star rated tyres.
Just shows how much research needs to be done.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Transfer Case Oil Change - Advice Please
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:06:03 PM »
The Pelican Parts diy seems pretty conclusive : a 2002 car does not have the reset, and is not fitted for it.
So I will NOT attempt a reset.
Alan let us know what you find when you do yours.

Lez

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