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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: High battery discharge
« on: Yesterday at 08:58:18 PM »
Given the X6 (well mine at least) draws 60A with the electrics on that kills a battery in under 30 mins.

I wonder much better the mpg would be without all of the modern electronics..... ???

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Problems / Re: Radio = Battery
« on: Yesterday at 08:55:41 PM »
If the battery is not holding a charge then the alternator has to work harder.  That means more ‘load’ on the engine.  More load = more engine drag = lower mpg.

Shiny new battery = happy alternator = less drag on the engine = happy owner (once you’ve paid for the expensive battery that is  >:( )

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X6 uses an active torque distribution rear drive system.  It’s only fitted to the X6 family and X5M.  Standard E70 doesn’t get it fitted.  Hence the different bores.

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The lounge / Re: Storm damage
« on: Yesterday at 04:25:23 PM »
 :cry1:  As long as you and yours are safe......the rest is fixable.

Seems we’re in for another blow in the South & East tonight and then again on Sunday  :(

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: High battery discharge
« on: September 19, 2018, 08:44:20 PM »
If you can find the date code number on the battery then use the link below to give you an idea of what year it was made.  I found this for decoding (or at least trying to) Yuasa batteries.....

https://www.scribd.com/doc/68738883/Batteries-Date-Stamp-Codes

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Possible new E70....
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:27:40 PM »
The Intercooler has air going through it, not oil!  If there’s oil in the Intercooler system then the turbo seals are going and that means a new/refurbished one may be needed soon.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: High battery discharge
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:25:23 PM »
It could just mean your battery is dying and nothing wrong with the regulator.  It may not be holding a charge.

What are the battery volts (read after 4 hours since last use and with the car asleep or you will get a wrong answer)?

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Only one part number per type and the increased towing capacity has different shafts to cope with pulling 3.5T instead of 2.7T gross mass trailers.  You need the right diff and accessories for your optioned car.  They aren’t interchangeable.

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General Discussion / Re: HRW element repair
« on: September 17, 2018, 06:43:06 PM »
You need a silver loaded paint.  You can buy it from RS Components, Farnell etc.  It is also used for repairing PCB tracks.  It isn’t cheap (well it does contain silver after all).

It does work, but use a very fine paintbrush or something like these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-TEC-91452-Touch-Tips-Set/dp/B00ATPNSKA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537206138&sr=8-1&keywords=touch+up+paint+brush

to apply it.

An alternative might be very fine copper track tape.  Not sure where to buy it now Maplin’s have gone.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Possible new E70....
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:42:42 PM »
They are a small yard right alongside the A1 southbound and just north of Sandy roundabout.  Access is off London Road (I think).  They sell pretty much anything that they can get hold of.

I’m not sure what they mean by an ‘oil pipe’ either.  Could be turbo feed or oil filter mount, gearbox oil cooler or turbo Intercooler.

If they offer a warranty, read the fine print carefully.

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Newbies section / Re: Introduction
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:10:05 PM »
Hello and welcome. :hi:

A manual version is a very rare beast indeed.

If it helps, a copy of the repair guides used by Dealers has appeared at newtis dot info.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: E70 wheels fit F15
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:53:15 PM »
You’ll need to know what the differences are and then look on eBay etc for spigot rings,

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: shocks front
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:52:25 PM »
Ideally you should change as a pair, but if the other side is OK then it is very unlikely that BMW AUC will spring for it.  Insurers pay only what they absolutely have to!  If the other one is fine then go with it.

Worth having a chat with them and see it they will replace one foc and contribute to the other perhaps?

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Problems / Re: Non starting 2009 x5
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:42:12 PM »
Also have a look at newtis dot info on line.  Copy of the BMW service manual that dealers use.  You have an E70 and this manual covers beyond 2009 so you should find some help.

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Problems / Re: Non starting 2009 x5
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:13:53 PM »
Can you hear the pumps running?  Sounds like a pump issue if almost no fuel pressure, but it could be a blockage in the filter.

FYI - The Pump Control relay is usually on top of the fusebox in the front (glovebox area).

What error codes are being logged?  Best to use something that reads the BMW codes correctly, not a ‘generic’ device.

Is all of the wiring intact around the injectors?  Broken or intermittent wiring, dirty connectors can cause an issue.

Is the fuel filter clean - (garages often fail to change them as customers won’t notice)?

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