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Brakes now sold.

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Hello are you Raj  that used to drive a  black M5 ?

Hi, no sorry I had a Silverstone M5 though.

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Have reduced to £800 as I'd rather someone makes use of them than just sit in the garage.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: enabling auto locking of doors
« on: July 05, 2018, 02:50:42 PM »
Hi Raj,
I have one of these, but never got round to installing it...
I will dig it out this weekend n& give it a go.

Will this package also pinpoint a potential auto leveling issue cause if a potentiometer height sensor is iffy?.

It should do as I’m sure I’ve had errors for a specific sensor previously.

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Hi Richard.

Hope you’re keeping well?

I’d definitely just keep them waxed and stick to the bilberry as I do. Also dry them off and don’t use the jet wash too close to them. Other than that pray and hope.

Cheers,

Raj.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: enabling auto locking of doors
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:36:27 AM »
As others have stated it’s easy enough to do using scanner 1.4

It’s worth getting as it’s nice and straight forward to use and navigate.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Finally ready for the road
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:30:27 AM »
Hi Raj, welcome back, nice to know some old faces are still around.

Lez

Hi Lez,

Thanks, it’s been quite some time hasn’t it.

Will try and keep on here a little more regularly.

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Performance / Re: Fitting BC Coilovers to 3.0D
« on: July 03, 2018, 01:57:50 PM »
Regards coilovers, Raj is the only member that I can recall fitting coilovers, he doesn't frequent the forum much these days as he's moved over to the E90 335i forums.

I should try and get back on here more lol.

A my wife uses the X5 as a daily I hardly drive it and so have refrained from modding the X anymore. Although I might finish off the stereo side of things now.

Wonder how he got on with the BC's.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Finally ready for the road
« on: July 03, 2018, 01:36:39 PM »
Certainly was a list of things to get through.

Good job on getting her back to roadworthy condition and it sounds like she's behaving.

I used the meguiars kit for the headlights and it worked a treat.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Self leveling suspension inactive
« on: July 03, 2018, 01:33:22 PM »
Can be a multitude of things on these but if pump is working and the level is correct then worth checking the sensors in the first instance. Best to get the errors read to see what it's throwing.

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Buy and sell / Re: Front/Rear Big Brake Kit for E53/E70/E71
« on: June 30, 2018, 11:03:20 AM »
How they looked behind one of the many sets of rims I’ve had lol:






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So have finally removed these from the Beast.

My wife just doesn’t drive it enough to warrant them being on the X5 and unsure what I’m doing with the X5 now.

These are made by PB Brakes and are superb. I’ve used them on track even so can vouch for how they are.

Front kit consists of 8 pot calipers with 405mm 2 piece discs.
Rear kit consists of 6 pot calipers with 380mm 2 piece discs.

Front discs and pads have loads of life left as only put the pads in about 3k miles ago and the discs have no real lip.

Rear discs have some score marks which I’m get some pics of but still useable. Have some brand new rear pads anyway included.

I have purchased a full set of seals etc for all 4 calipers as I was planing to rebuild them all to ensure all ok. None of the calipers/pistons leak so they can go straight on but figure be better to replace them all before fitting.

Pics:













Will get some pics of rear new pads and rear discs.

Only thing you will need is a new set of front braided hoses. Available from PB but if required I can order a set in at whatever they cost.

These are over £3.5k from PB but in asking £1k   £800 with collection from Wolverhampton. Or can meet within reason.

Thanks,

Raj.

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Buy and sell / Re: E53/E70/E71 Big Brake Kit
« on: September 06, 2017, 01:48:27 PM »
Hi Raj

Hope you are okay and sorry to hear about the removal of your brakes it it  could mean I could gain or have a deal with you.

However, as I sold the E53 would you be interested in a part-ex with the Coilovers you sold me a while back?

Graeme

Easy Graeme.

Yeah all good here really. Just crazy busy with the house and work tbh.
Tbf buddy I don't really need the coilovers and I'm just looking to sell the brakes themselves at the moment. I might be demodding a few other bits from her too but will see.

Let me know if interested though.

Thanks,

Raj

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Buy and sell / E53/E70/E71 Big Brake Kit
« on: September 04, 2017, 11:23:26 AM »
Well, after much pondering I've decided to remove these from the beast.

They are made by PB Brakes and have many superb reviews and brand new cost in excess of £3k.

Specs are:

8 pot fronts with 405mm floating discs
6 pot rears with 380mm floating discs
Braided hoses all round
New front pads (boxed)
New rear pads (boxed)
Complete new seal kit for all 4 calipers.

You do need a minimum 20" alloy to clear the fronts (they really are that big).

They do need rebuilding hence the inclusion of a complete new seal kit for all calipers.
Discs are still ok but one rear does have some scoring where the one caliper stuck (hence the need to rebuild them now). This will generally be ok once new pads are added OR you could skim the disc if required.

I have the rear E70/71 brackets (hence they are compatible with the E7* fitment).

Rears have been removed already and just got to remove fronts.

Can email/whatsapp pics as photobucket has now gone caput.

I'm after £1200 which is a bargain when you consider the new pads and seal kit cost £400.

Thanks,

Raj

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Air suspension
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:36:11 AM »
When my control module was the issue I had the manual button still lit up but couldn't get the suspension to raise or lower using that. Also the air bags were holding air with no leaks etc present. You could use the diagnostic software to raise and lower the car too (so pump was working).

Whether those are all the issues you are seeing, you'd need to clarify.


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