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General X6 Discussion / Re: Vehicle Recall
« on: March 23, 2018, 03:31:55 PM »
You’ll get the letter, it’s seems to be getting sent to everyone who didn’t get a replacement driveshaft.

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We’re all getting the recall letters now, useless state of affairs from BMW over this issue.  I replaced mine after the QE check stated there was no issue with mine but I wasn’t prepared to take the risk. To be fair there didn’t look as if there was anything wrong with the old prop shaft once removed.  Cost me about £180 all in including one hours labour.  The correct replacement prop shaft can be bought from the BMW dealer in Atlanta, USA on eBay for less than £120 delivered and import duty paid. 

Now it turns out I could probably have got this done for free under this recall but I did have peace of mind over the few months preceding the recall.

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General X6 Discussion / Re: Vehicle Recall
« on: March 23, 2018, 02:39:00 PM »
It only takes an hours labour to change the shaft.  2 hours should easily cover it.

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This has been an excellent thread and really it’s a disgrace that all of these front propshafts haven’t been replaced by BMW.  Here’s the BMW USA recall notice from April 2017 which clearly displays the way that consumers are treated with a lot more respect there

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCRIT-17V138-1965.pdf

To supplement the first class information from neo61uk, here’s the tightening torque spec from TIS, 26 11 9AZ is the one which applies here.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e92-320d-cou/repair-manuals/26-propeller-shaft/26-11-single-multiple-part-propeller-shaft/2erMhxY

And an extract from BMW Workshop manuals:

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/x_series_e70/x5_3.0si_n52k_offrd/2_repair_instructions/26__propeller_shaft/0__propeller_shaft_general/1_ra__removing_and_installing_front_propeller_shaft_(n52k_m57t2)/

Edited to add clearer TIS repair instructions:

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-xdrive40d-sav/repair-manuals/26-propeller-shaft/Q470d2m

And the Troubleshooting Manual for front propeller shaft from TIS:

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e70-x5-xdrive40d-sav/repair-manuals/26-propeller-shaft/1VnYfMxH37

Given that my dealer inspection didn’t result in replacement, I’ve sourced a genuine BMW prop shaft at a more reasonable price than the dealers are charging and will do it myself, it all seems straightforward enough.  For the price it can be done for, why even think about taking the chance? 

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If you click on the 866 part number it opens another page which shows you that it superseded the 649 part.

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My car has been examined now, no movement, no rust so not replaced.

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Now sold via eBay.

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I took my friends 2012 30d for the QE check yesterday and the “prop shaft for the transfer box” was replaced.  My 2011 40d is in for the same QE check today, I’ll report back later but I’m hoping for the same result for mine.

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General Discussion / Re: E53 or E70, which one?
« on: November 20, 2017, 03:51:28 PM »
I had a really nice late E53 3.0d for three years which i loved but when I changed to a facelift E70 40d I couldn’t believe what an improvement it was over the previous model.  Night and day in my experience, markedly better in every department.

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Now on eBay, would prefer to sell here though.

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I've answered your PM.  Yes, it will fit the 2005 3.0d

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That's correct, I believe they're a direct fit on to the F15 but you would have to fit the appropriate valves.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: M 215 alloys 21"
« on: July 22, 2017, 01:44:24 PM »
I haven't driven the 21s on non runflats I'm afraid.  The ride will be almost certainly better I would've thought although the runflats have come on a long way in that respect since their introduction.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: M 215 alloys 21"
« on: July 22, 2017, 01:23:11 PM »
I've just driven my friend's E70 with 20" run flats back to back with my own which is on 21" run flats.  Both cars on M Sport suspension.  The difference in ride is marginal, almost imperceptible, 21s are a touch more crashy.

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I got the opportunity of a brand new set with tyres at a price that I couldn't turn down.  Absolutely nothing wrong with the ones I'm selling bar the small marks shown in the photos.  I've had a couple of offers on these that haven't quite come up to what I want and as I'm under no pressure to sell I'm content to wait for what I think is their worth.

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