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Problems / Re: Squeaky Blower Motor
« on: April 22, 2018, 10:54:02 PM »
Not sure on the E53, but on my E93 took the pollen inter out and I could see the fan blade down the ducting, sprayed with silicone spray and fan was silent there after.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Moved
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:58:22 PM »
Moving them miles, " Ave you moved Oooop Norf. !?"

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Fuel consumption M50D
« on: April 17, 2018, 08:28:20 PM »
In an other M 50d post where someone was asking if he should buy a 12 month old X5 50d with 1K miles on it for £25 K less than it was new, £25 per mile depreciation😬😬😬😬
Fuel consumption would be the least of my concerns 😀

Gallery / Re: F85 X5M
« on: April 15, 2018, 05:24:33 PM »
Very nice Toy Box you have there 😀 The local petrol station will have to put you on their Christmas card list 😬

General Discussion / Re: Sticky calliper, DIY fixes?
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:05:11 PM »
My mechanic couldn't find anything wrong with my rear calliper but that was getting the disc mad hot, new calliper sorted the problem

Problems / Re: Injector leak off pipe
« on: April 13, 2018, 09:41:31 PM »
I once attended a breakdown on a diesel powered piece of plant that had a diesel leak between the lift pump to the injector pump ( low pressure ) side. I was in the middle of no where.!
I inserted a plastic biro pen tube to get them up and running.
24 hours later was called back as the plastic had dissolved with the diesel. ( obviously oil based plastic )
As long as silicone is not oil based, it maybe a good fix.

Problems / Re: Rear differential
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:55:29 PM »
If you put your last 7 digits into Real oem it will give you a build specific parts list unique to your car.
Oh and welcome to the forum.😀

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: A star tyres , myth or fact
« on: April 12, 2018, 08:09:42 PM »
Staggered tyres , if all 4 of them are 20s . Surely the rolling circumference is the same on each corner of the car
If it’s that critical on tyre size .
Why doesn’t the transfer box get wound up as the tyres wear . Front near side always first to go because of roundabouts
What about wheel spin surely  that throws transfer box out of sync
General driving inside wheel goes slower when cornering isn’t that why there’s a diff fitted to the car
Again the rolling circumference must change. Because isn’t one wheel going faster than the other ,then both wheels match up to the same speed on the straight
Can’t see how the width of the tyre can pose a problem to the rolling circumference
The profile of the tyre i.e. 35 profile is a percentage of the tyre (35% of the width ) 40 profile = 40% of the width
2 wheel drive, no problem, you could put any size on each axle no problem, as for across an axle ( left to right ) this again is not a problem as the diff is designed for one wheel to travel further than the inside tyre on a turn.
If you locked the diff you can not turn around a corner without putting maximum strain on the diff, people accept this.
It's the owners choice to what tyres they fit, it's their risk.
I've had first hand experience of buying an Xdrive car with non star rated tyres and have seen and felt the transmission winding up , and lurching at slow speeds.
I opted for 4 identical tyres instead of the staggered  setup and the results were immediate.
Some makes are more forgiving, others are miles out.
I've even checked the manufacturers tyre size data sheets which give the rolling circumference of their tyres and on different profile tyres in the same diameters I.E. 19/20" range the figures can be around 150 mtrs per mile difference.!!!!!!!
That is replacing like for like tyre sizes.
Tyre buyer beware👍

The lounge / Re: BMW 7 Series nicked in under 60 seconds
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:09:04 PM »
Do these RFID pouches actually work?

A friend has one for his RS Ford, and the car will not open the doors or start when the key is in the pouch.  As part of an anti theft thing, a police friend was touring the local dealers to persuade them to give away RFID pouuches with a new car purchase.

I received my pouches the other day and tested them by having the keys in the pouch and walking up to the car, it wouldn't open. £9 off Amazon for two pouches

On the light side / Re: new tech
« on: April 10, 2018, 10:28:13 PM »
I'd recognise that MK4 headunit anywhere 😳

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Electronic Parking Brake Stuck
« on: April 09, 2018, 11:25:00 AM »
I seem to remember reading somewhere that extra stress maybe put on the actuator mechanism if the rear parking brake shoes were out of adjustment.
This is maybe why replacement actuators are failing again.
Just a thought , not a proven theory.

General X3 Forum (E83) / Re: Driver's heated seat fault?
« on: April 09, 2018, 11:17:04 AM »
If you can access the wiring to the seats heating element, maybe an idea to do a resistance ohms check to compare to the other seats element.
It could be a thermal overload device that would prevent a faulty element causing a fire/ damage.
No idea if it is an accessible job, maybe the seat needs to come out, if this is the case a battery disconnect or fuse removal might be advisable to prevent an accidental triggering of an airbag fault.

Meets/Events / Re: Road trip UK
« on: April 09, 2018, 07:27:49 AM »
I  might be around  postcode LA220BT  OR  LA233LR  in June for a few days RnR  its a 5 hour road/boat trip for me.

Ambleside / Windermere in the Lake District are very nice, have a good trip. 👍
It's an hour and a half us to the Lakes.

Newbies section / Re: New E83 3.0Si Owner
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:10:49 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum 😀

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Poor road package
« on: April 07, 2018, 10:15:54 PM »
May be worth getting the tape measure out and comparing to the standard SE/ Msport.
Or just be happy it's more comfortable than the car it's replacing :-)

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I totally agree, there's too many cars built for the Nurburgring these days, when all we want is a decent day to day quality ride quality. 👍

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