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Problems / Re: Door cards
« on: Yesterday at 10:08:14 PM »
Respect - very well done!

Problems / Re: Door cards
« on: August 11, 2018, 04:47:28 PM »
I’d check my if the airbags are interchangeable between door cards first
In that, will the doorcard allow inflation without sending shrapnel flying in the event of need ?

How-To / Re: X70 retrofits
« on: August 06, 2018, 07:55:40 PM »
I’d be inclined to revisit your list of must haves, consider adding HBA & Adaptive Xenons as priority
I know of the perfectly specced car with 4 out 5 + the above, sadly its a five seater.... ;)

Buy and sell / Re: 2011 E70, X5 4.0d lci
« on: August 04, 2018, 08:43:11 PM »

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Genuine roof bar fitting
« on: August 01, 2018, 12:19:52 PM »
Unfortunately not.  I was hoping it would be possible to tell from the design of the fitments but after spending some time on eBay etc looking at pics closed vs open roof bars I can’t tell the difference!

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I’d agree, those bars are for the raised Se type rails
After zooming in on the picture & focusing on the lower plate, that’s definately different and not correctly seated to the rail, mine sits almost flush to the rail and has a small locating tab.
Whereas by your picture there appears to be a large rubber footplate on the lower side

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Genuine roof bar fitting
« on: July 31, 2018, 08:34:13 PM »
That doesn’t look right
For reference, I have my rear bar located at the rearmost door gap, allbeit some one say I have them set too far apart
In your case, if you remove the rear bar, unscrewing the clamp fully,  on the underside, at each end, you’ll find x2 bolt heads that run on elongated holes to allow adjustment, loosen these and offer bars back in rail, ensuring the pad sits flush
If possible nip up the bolts, then remove and tighten refit bars and recheck footplates
Unfortunately, I can’t provide pictures sorries

Note : I also tighten my bars in stages, two turns alternate sides holding the clamp under the rim of the bar until torqued circa 7nm with the fitting tool

Buy and sell / 2011 E70, X5 4.0d lci
« on: July 31, 2018, 01:00:06 PM »
For sale to fund a T5 purchase! (Finally)
I’ve thought, stumbled, dithered and came close to selling, time after time, now I’ve found the ideal Vw T5 camper, I’m going to persue my interest, as such my X5 has to go to part fund!

2011 4.0d m sport (Lci)

Individual Ruby Black metallic
Individual Champagne Merino
Individual Audio (high end 16 speaker Dirac, not the pro logic system, Dirac is the top of range)

Circa 70000 miles, still in use!
Mot due in November, though this can be done prior to sale.

For full details use http://bimmer.work vin decoder. " L478361 "
The decoder will show the full spec and manufacture along with full as built spec!

An unusual and hard to replicate spec with many items taken from the Individual bins & sought after items
Car was Bmw AUC, so full service history, recently carried out with all fluids and filters.
Full compliment of Handbooks & both (2) keys

Pano roof
Adaptive xenon headlights (lights turn with the steering)
Advanced Bluetooth media (allows Bluetooth music streaming)
High beam assist
360 degree camera, includes rear, top view and surround view
Electric boot, (works from fob on open/ close)
Electric heated, memory seats
Electric steering column
Rear privacy glass

In my ownership:
Rear tyres replaced, fitted with Bridgestone * marked tyres (rears 8mm front 7mm)
The addition of OEM mud flaps front & rear
Detachable Westfalia Towbar c/w both keys, (Only used for Thule cycle carrier)
BMW interior floor mats renewed this year!
Oil & Filter replaced @ 66k & again at circa 69800miles (only BMW genuine filters used)
Window trims were specced as Alu satinated, these have been gloss wrapped to match the roof rails and more in keeping with m sport trim!
Pro Sat nav has been updated with 2017 maps & 7 digit postcode search
Side badging removed
Wheel centre caps replaced.
Weathertech over mat for rear.

Carly dongle and App, scan reveals no fault codes
Carly coded several functions, all easily reversible (digital speedo, open/close boot from fob & switch etc etc)

Oem roof rails purchased from Cotswold BMW available at additional cost
Black grilles available but never fitted, available at additional cost
OEM Spare wheel, available at additional cost

Pictures uploaded if interested pm, circa 60 pictures walkround tour can be sent!
Overall very good condition & well kept!

A fully respectable car in well above average private ownership condition, with no outstanding finance! Realistically, it's a stereotypical Chelsea tractor that's over polished & cleaned and has served very well for the past circa two years of ownership

Private plate will be removed and car returned to its original plate
Test drives only with prove of fully comp insurance  otherwise I’ll gladly take anyone out
Any inspection welcome

realistic market value, circa £18750

Open to sensible offers
Available to view from 08th August, due to work commitments
Cars in Aberdeen

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Tyres??????
« on: July 24, 2018, 09:11:07 PM »
I’m on Bridgestone duellers and no complaints

I have a single “new” p zero front if your interested I’ll post in buy and sell section or pm
I purchased it off a member on here, though I’m back to the thought of selling for a campervan so won’t need

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Wing mirror protector/guard
« on: July 12, 2018, 10:05:36 PM »
ECP - Euro Car Parts
Though possibly have the best luck on some of the Auction Sites, or google search breakers

Some people are so inconsiderate

Check tyre pressures and adjust according to your load
20” Bridgestone Rft normal pressure 34psi all round
                             Roofbox on.        36psi front 38psi rear

Other Marques / Re: XDrive Gran Tourer
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:58:25 PM »
Love the white roof, not sure about if the bonnet is too much........
I do like these......

General Discussion / Re: X3 vs X5
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:45:08 PM »
My car before the X5 was a 530 GT
In all honesty, The 5GT is the better car, values have plummeted on what should be strong residuals
Whilst in standard spec, their well equipped and it’ll make buying all the harder unless you do your research,
Built on the F chassis shared with the 7 series, the steering is a lot lighter, firms up with Sports mode but always felt disconnected, Suspension is Air at the back and struts up front, overall a perfect all round package a really effortless and comfortable cruiser,
Many critics suggest it’s ugly though with the F07, beauty really is in the eye of the holder!
The panoroof (std fit) has a terrible cover that delaminates and splits otherwise a very accomplished “big” car,
The rear tyres run at typical Bmw camber, as such inner tyre wear is normal....
20” wheels for looks though 19” is the perfect balance of ride and comfort
The reverse camera is essential.

Whilst checking “in the dark”
Switch between Auto and position II
You should notice the shutter open and close to give directional pattern or flat beam
It helps if you drive up to a wall

Hence once you’ve jumped the pond use Auto lights only

I could be wrong - most likely I am
However, if you switch the lights to Auto, the beam pattern flattens, good for either side of the road!

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