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Problems / Lift off over-whine
« on: May 12, 2018, 07:21:10 PM »
It's an odd one..

I bought a 12 plate AUC 40d E70 a few weeks ago..

I've noticed that if I lift off at about 50mph there is what I can best describe as a whine... It does change pitch with speed (but only slightly). It's there a little under acceleration I think

My gut feeling is/was its the new tyres on the car but I'm 1500 miles in now and it's still there...if I kick it into N it's still there. (Not sure of the transfer case is disengaged in N)

There is no clunking or shudder - but for a while it was pushing and pulling when on full.lock at low speed (unlike my 07 X5).

Suspicion is

A) tyres
B) wheel bearing
C) transfer box / X drive

It's AUC and it's not getting any worse - so no worries about a time bomb but I'd like to understand what it could be...

General X5 Forum (E70) / Poor road package
« on: April 07, 2018, 05:17:19 PM »
Just bought an 12 40d.

The miles are a little higher than I'd like (85k) but it's a AUC so 2 years unlimited mileage warranty.. spec is different to my outgoing car (lose the sunroof and homelink but gain prof media and heated seats)

Question is though it has S815A Poor road package as one of the fitted options.

I can't find any reliable info on what it is - I've seen references to suspension changes and to stone guard stickers.

Anyone idea what it is ?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Seat base replacement
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:01:10 PM »
I will look on realoem but does anyone know if the seat base foam can be bought on its own ?

It was previously repaired but I think they over stuffed it so it creaks like mad against the plastic. I've tried to trim the plastic and the foam but it's not helping much.

I was thinking I could get a seat from a crashed one and maybe use the passenger side if it's the same as the driver side ?

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Sunroof drains
« on: April 21, 2017, 05:07:25 PM »
Wonderful rain the last few days meant a bit of a leak from the driver side sunroof side

I think the drain is blocked but i have no idea where it exits. There's lots of talk about squeezing and opening the exit. But for the life of me i cant find where the exit is.

I tried a strimmer cable down the drain from the roof end but no joy - tried both driver and passenger side but it didn't go down more than 6 inches (maybe it's too thick a cable)

Anyone got any pictures or directions as to where the front sunroof drains exit ??

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Problems with xenon full beam
« on: February 07, 2017, 05:12:00 PM »
The shutter isn't opening on the driver's side for my full beam

Passenger side is fine... Swapped the build in case but fault stayed.

It's bi-xenon with adaptive lighting.. any ideas or am I looking at a new headlight?

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Miserable windshield washers
« on: September 29, 2016, 11:13:39 AM »
The water spray on my front windshield wipers is miserable..

The headlight washers clean more of the windscreen that these.. the back one seemsfine too.

Water flow seems ok but the are hitting the bottom of the screen when I use them.

I read somewhere there are separate pumps for each.. ideas, thoughts, things I can try ???

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