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General X5 Forum (E53) / Time to say goodbye to the 4.6
« on: December 30, 2016, 06:44:04 PM »
After 7 years it's time to move on from the 4.6is  :(  :(. It's been a bumpy ride at times including a full engine rebuild after tensioner failure and a bodged repair by a so called expert. However it's done 50000 milrs since I did the engine myself and the noise and acceleration still make me smile.
To cheer myself up I have bought a 2012 X6M so the X experience continues  O:-) 24000 miles so the tensioners should have some life in them yet I hope  :o :o

General X5 Forum (F15) / X5M 4.4tt
« on: December 03, 2016, 07:54:46 PM »
Going to try and arrange a test drive in a 4.4tt next week. Anyone know of anything specific to look out for? Cheers

The lounge / Wading
« on: May 18, 2013, 12:59:17 PM »
Just been out in apocalytic rain this morning, and well impressed with the wading capabilties. In water past the fan and still going happily. Still not as good as my old Trooper which managed water up to the level of the windows  O:-)

Problems / Instrument Panel Removal
« on: April 16, 2013, 08:30:20 PM »
I know this might be a daft question, but is the truck driveable with the instrument panel removed? I need the pixels sorting and dont want it immobilised  half way down my drive!!. Cheers

General X5 Forum (E53) / Service Description
« on: November 01, 2012, 05:57:28 PM »
Anyone know where I can find a comprehensive list of the work carried out at each service interval?

General X5 Forum (E53) / Success
« on: April 07, 2012, 08:54:31 PM »
Did 1000 miles to/around/from lakes. No water leaks, oil leaks, or engine warning lights. This is such an uncommon event for me, I thought I would share  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup: . And 20mpg as well :D  :D

General Discussion / Tyre pressure sensors and MOT
« on: October 15, 2011, 10:25:07 AM »
Just been poking around the net and came across some articles regarding tyre pressure sensors and the MOT. I understand that from the 1st of Jan next year inoperative pressure sensors or a defective system will be an MOT failure. Can anyone confirm this?, if its true then it looks like 4 new sensors for me at £90 a pop :x

General X5 Forum (E53) / Success
« on: April 06, 2011, 11:23:35 AM »
Finally after blowing up the engine twice, and having the car stolen (without the engine in  :-o ) I have finally managed to get it through its MOT, now its time to run in my 'NEW' V8. Nice to be back  :D  :D

Problems / Dead Screen Revisited
« on: March 28, 2011, 05:48:31 PM »
I have a problem with my TV screen, when the ignition is turned on you can see the screen change colour slightly but nothing else happens. All of the functions appear to work (the lady behind the dash keeps telling me to turn left) but no pics. Any ideas guys? Cheers

The lounge / V12 X5
« on: March 25, 2011, 07:05:03 PM »
No idea what he is saying, but the car sounds lovely :D


General X5 Forum (E53) / It lives!!
« on: March 15, 2011, 08:56:34 PM »
After weeks of work, my 4.6 finally lives again :D  After repairing the damage caused by 'experts', and a full rebuild, its nice to hear the V8 again. Just got to get the front end back on and see if it drives.
So impressed I had to photograph the rev counter  :thumbsup:

General X5 Forum (E53) / If you have a 4.6 V8
« on: February 28, 2011, 05:27:38 PM »
Then this is what your engine looks like when it is out    ;)

How-To / My V8 Engine Rebuild
« on: September 03, 2010, 07:33:35 PM »
Hi Again
I posted on the last site about my problems which led to my V8 dropping a bottom end. Anyway I have started to build the engine up and thought I would post some pics as I went on (if I have done it right). Just to to get my head around BMWs bearing colour coding :thumbsup:

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