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General X5 Forum (F15) / F15 40d v 50d
« on: November 08, 2017, 11:19:04 PM »
Hi guys

Anybody able to share any experience between these 2 engine outputs on the F15.
I've experienced the difference between a 30d (e53) and a 40d (x6) and without question I would only buy a 40d going forwards on any future X model I consider.
What I need some help with is it worth paying the extra for the 50d, if the car is mainly going to be used for local driving over a 40d model?

And just to twist things further, am I going to be left lacking power with a 40e model?  :blink:


General X6 Discussion / X6 help - 4 seats v 5 seats
« on: December 16, 2016, 09:46:28 PM »
Hi folks

Were 5 seats an option across the board or did they become standard fit at some point in the model range?

Anybody also have a PDF which highlights the different MY changes/options available?


General X5 Forum (E53) / Anybody changed Brakes (pads and discs) recently?
« on: September 01, 2016, 08:37:14 AM »
What's the currently preferred OE spec pad/disc combo? Pagid or other?

I can't remember who makes the BMW pads, I'm sure my last set of BMW pads said Pagid or Jurid on the back but I'm not sure who makes the discs?

I'm presuming using Pagid pad and disc combo should be fine if not buying BMW pads and discs?

(For e53 3.0 D Sport)


General X5 Forum (E53) / Heater Blower Motor - anybody had to change?
« on: December 29, 2015, 05:50:39 PM »
Seasons greeting all!

My heater decided to 'max' out a few weeks backs and I replaced the FSR/hedgehog with a genuine BMW one and all was fine. This weekend the heater suddenly stopped working all together  :blink: the control panel still functioned but nothing coming out of the vents.

The old FSR was put back in to test and the heater kicks back on full again, so the replacement FSR has blown.
The auto-elec reckons that the heater motor (the one behind the dash) is the most likely culprit for blowing the new FSR. His thoughts are putting another FSR in is only going to end up blowing it again and has suggested the motor blower needs to be changed.

Looking on line this looks like a dash out job with a fair few hours labour.
Anybody has this issue where the hedgehogs keep blowing and having the replace the heater motor? What sort of time/costs did you have?


The lounge / Happy New Year!
« on: December 31, 2014, 08:19:29 PM »
Wishing all a Happy New Year tonight and a great year for 2015

Best wishes

Buy and sell / '63' PLATE * BMW M135i * GREAT SPEC - LOW MILES - WARRANTY
« on: October 28, 2014, 07:57:10 PM »
Not quite a X but from the BMW family -

2013 '63' plate - BMW M135i
Great example with Low Miles, A Fantastic Specification and 2 Years BMW Manufacturers Warranty remaining for piece of mind.
Only done 6,500 careful miles - the car is unmarked - No stone chips or kerbed alloys. Original tyres are still 6mm+ all round!
Factory Alpine White with Black Sports Leather Interior.
High Gloss Black Interior Trim with Aluminium Hexagon finish
A number of Additional Options were selected when this car was ordered new including -
* The Latest 8 Speed Automatic sport gearbox - far better than the manual version (imo)
* Media Pack - this includes the BMW Professional Multimedia Satellite Navigation (the 8.8" widescreen option) and the latest generation iDrive controller with Touchpad interface
(incl. BMW Emergency Call, TeleServices, Online Services, 12GB Internal Memory for Maps and Music, Real Time Traffic Information and Apps Interface)
* Enhanced Bluetooth connectivity with USB audio interface
* Harman/Kardon HiFi upgrade
* Voice Control
* Black Panel Display
* Parking Sensors
* Cruise Control with Auto Brake function
* Sports Heated Seats
* Auto Lights/Wipers
* Interior and Exterior Extended Lighting Pack
* Individual Climate Control
* Xenon headlights with latest Daytime running lights
* M Sport Multi-Function Steering Wheel
and much more!

Remainder of 3 year BMW Warranty.
All Keys, Documents and Paperwork are present.
This is a privately owned example (not a lease special that has been abused without care!!)

Buy and sell / Bit of a Bargain for 22" ACS...?
« on: December 09, 2013, 06:24:33 PM »
(I'm hoping this should be ok to post)

I saw these on the M3 forum I am on and as there are normally peeps looking for alloys here I thought they were worth a mention


I've no relation to the seller but I have seen the other alloys he sells and he does seem to have a good rep.

I thought they were a good price considering they have just been refurbed.

Happy shopping  :xmasgrin:

General X5 Forum (E53) / Brake Pads?? Plus Oil v Insp 1 Service??
« on: November 05, 2013, 10:07:51 AM »
Hi guys

Anybody know which of the pads offers by ECP are the same as the OEM spec BMW items? Are the Pagid pads any good? Has anybody recently had prices for the BMW pads?

Also looking at what I can find regarding the differences between an Oil service and an Inspection 1 (on the 3.0D) it looks like the Insp 1 just has a few additional checks. The car is not far from needing a service and I thinking of oil, oil filter, fuel filter, air filter, general top up of fluids and brake fluid change.

Is there anything else you guys can think of that could be advisable?


Buy and sell / 'DEE' Private Plate - anybody know a Dee???
« on: July 21, 2013, 06:40:44 PM »
I'm trying to have a major clear down of 'stuff' that's accumulated!

'DEE 80N' is currently on Retention, until April 2014 (assignment fee paid) and can be applied to any car as it is classed as a 'dateless' plate

£1600 ovno (which compares well to the other dateless DEE plates available)


Sorry guys I know this have been covered a few times but I'm still none the brighter (no pun intended :) )having read the posts  :bangin:

My side/park light bulb (the one that lights up the angle eyes on first light on setting) has gone on my my passenger side.

The bulb required is this one -

But at 25 odd quid for a side light bulb is taking the pi** slightly, so I have been looking at some alternatives (as it seems you cannot buy the 10w bulb on its own) to give a slightly brighter angel eye light but also be cheaper for a side light bulb.

The only problem I have is which one of these on the following pages do I need -

I'm not really after the brightest angel eyes in the world just something that won't throw up error messages and be cheaper as a pair than the original BMW item.


Problems / Washer Fluid Tank leaking?
« on: May 25, 2012, 11:34:42 PM »
Hi guys

Anybody had any issues with the washer fluid tank leaking?
Mine must have some sort of leak from behind the tank and it keeps emptying the fluid!

I the impression it's only 2 bolts holding the tank in place and a quick removal should see if any pipes have come off?
Just thought I'd ask if anybody else has had the same?


General X5 Forum (E53) / Headlights on when Unlocking..
« on: November 01, 2011, 09:32:51 PM »
Hi guys

Is it possible to set the headlights or even just the angel halo glow to come on once the car is unlocked?
With the nights getting darker earlier and the wing mirror lights being relatively useless, it would be nice just to get a bit more light when approaching the car in the dark.

My cars an e53 3.0d sport for info


General X5 Forum (E53) / Tyre pressures on 19's
« on: October 12, 2011, 10:44:47 PM »
Hi guys

What tyre pressures do you run with the staggered 19" set up?
The door card seems to suggest 2.2bar (32psi) but even at 2.2 as suggested the tyres look slightly 'bulgy' at the bottom.
They are recent Mitchelin D's all round and they are not loosing any pressures.

Has anybody else found different pressures any better? And also by pumping up by a few psi would that lighten up the steering any bit? The mrs complains it feels a bit heavy and in fairness when I drive it, it does slightly feel heavy.


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