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Buy and sell / Re: 2005 E53 3.0D Sport 81k
« on: March 17, 2018, 09:26:31 PM »
I see the photos didn’t upload!!

Sold anyway :)

Buy and sell / 2005 E53 3.0D Sport 81k
« on: March 09, 2018, 02:40:53 PM »
For sale is my late 2005 X5 3.0D Sport. This is a truly fantastic example of the E53 shape, it has covered just 81k miles and has an extensive service history to back it up. The original owner had the car up until 2016 and during this period it was maintained only by BMW main dealers. During my ownership I have used a local BMW specialist who regularly comments that mechanically it’s one of the best he’s seen. It was serviced last week. The car is extremely well spec’d, with the following extras; panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights, heated seats, electric memory seats, front and rear parking sensors etc. Everything works in the car and it drives without fault. I currently have a stereo fitted which has a dvd player, digital radio, Bluetooth and sat nav, this will be removed prior to sale unless anyone would be interested in retaining it, in which case it could maybe be worked in to the deal. The alternative stereo also has Bluetooth and digital radio built in. The interior is in fantastic condition. There are a couple of minor age related marks on the exterior, but nothing major. The car is currently fitted with winter tyres which have approximately 5mm left. The summer tyres are branded and also have 5/6mm, these can be refitted prior to sale, the winter tyres can be left on, or both retained at extra cost. This is one of the best examples of an E53 X5 you will find. It has been used as a 3rd in our family but is sadly no longer required. The car currently has a private reg which will be removed prior to sale. Any questions, please ask.


Still have the Nav unit, Bluetooth module and cd changer. Happy to take offers.

Buy and sell / Re: Intravee and Alpine KCA420i Ipod adapter
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:47:04 PM »

How-To / Re: Door Handle Fix (E53)
« on: March 04, 2018, 08:06:27 AM »
Folks, my door handle still opens the door, but it can take 3 or 4 pulls before anything happens. Is this likely to be the carrier or could there be something else gone? From what I’ve read over the page everyone else’s handle has literally  just broken.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Buying an X5
« on: February 24, 2018, 07:41:04 AM »
Jeepers!! That is a bargain!!

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Buying an X5
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:20:21 PM »
If anyone is looking for a perfect example a bit further up the price bracket, mine will be for sale in a couple of months. 55 plate 3.0D with 81k.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: E70 40d m sport
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:03:04 PM »
I like the sound of that. So the Warranty Direct one is recommended as a rule?

Problems / Rear Wiper Motor Leak
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:39:33 PM »
I’ve noticed over the last few days a weeping down the boot below the wiper arm. I assumed it was the water jet leaking but I’ve disxovered today it comes from the top of the rear screen! Upon further investigation it appears to be oil coming out of the wiper arm. Now I can only assume this is leaking from the motor. I’ve had a search but can find no other cases of this happening. Has anyone ever come across it before?

Google got me a link to a Range Rover forum where it happened to someone and he stripped the motor down and put a new o-ring in to stop the leak.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: BMW Warranty
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:28:12 PM »
What way does it work if you have the warranty in place for a year, but during that year you go over the 60k marker? When you renew next year the price will be the greatly inflated one for cars with over 60k.

Can you switch to monthly installments during the year, then let them continue on a rolling basis or do you have to re-quote every year regardless of how you pay?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: E70 40d m sport
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:22:30 PM »
Yup, it was parked round the back of his place waiting for an engine- not an easy thing to find either!

I was pricing warranties today and a BMW one is £1405 which seems mental when the warranty on my E93 335 was £500 odd.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: E70 40d m sport
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:24:30 AM »
Considering an upgrade to a 40d myself. Is timing chain failure a common enough issue on them, or would it not be frequent enough to put you off buying one? My specialist has 1 in for a new engine at the minute which concerned me somewhat!

Buy and sell / Re: BMW 20” X6 Style 214 Alloys and Nearly New Tyres
« on: February 13, 2018, 05:58:09 AM »
An engineering company would be able to machine the centre bore for any E70 owners.

Buy and sell / Re: BMW 20” X6 Style 214 Alloys and Nearly New Tyres
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:39:40 PM »
Yup, correct. Just on the front wheels though strangely!

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Radio not working
« on: February 10, 2018, 06:04:47 PM »
I would’ve thought so too, unless something had happened to the rest of the system during the period you had the Eonin fitted.

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