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Problems / Re: Air suspension
« on: September 20, 2018, 11:02:31 PM »
System is simple actuly, compressor to valve and valve to left and right bag. What trough me off was new bags, I didn't test them after fitting as they were new. Anyway fitted Arnott today so can't wait to see it in the morning.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Possible new E70....
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:21:33 PM »
What kind of garage is it? Copart has a big site in Sandy so make sure that car is not an insurance write off.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: About to go for an E70 to replace an E46
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:17:14 PM »
Corby, Northamptonshire. Not a Bmw specialist by any means but have had a few of my own and generally have more interest in them rather than Ford or Vauxhall. I do find new Bmw owners funny when they buy a car fro few grand and than start fixing it and realty hits them of owning a prestige brand lol.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: About to go for an E70 to replace an E46
« on: September 13, 2018, 09:49:58 AM »
You welcome, I own my own garage and I'm registered with BMW online service portal so I can record any service done on the cars I service but it also gives me access to any history as well. Problem with BMW service is that any little thing get booked as service and you can end up buying a car with Fsh that hasn't had oil replaced in 40k but had brake fluid changed every 2 years, when turbo packs up on a car like that you have no chance of any warranty company paying out for it. New data protection law is making a mess of service history for garages as they can't pass on anything with previous owners detail.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: About to go for an E70 to replace an E46
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:01:07 PM »
If you have a registration just pass it on to me and I can check what it history bmw has on it. I have access to bmw online service portal.

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Where are you located?

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Problems / Re: Air suspension
« on: September 10, 2018, 09:10:25 PM »
My labour is free, so wasn't too concerned if it lasted a year or two but leaking from the box was a bit too much, I've had enough BMW and worked on a lot more, I'm well aware off the cost off ownership. ;) ;) ;)

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Problems / Re: 3.0sd rumble from the front
« on: September 10, 2018, 07:51:16 PM »
If it's getting louder with speed and sounds like jet engine it will be wheel bearing.

How to identify which one or be 100% sure?
Does it matter? It's not something you can fix yourself and garage should be able to identify it easy enough, but if you want to check for your self, best way is to put it neutral and raise and spin each wheel by hand. One that's gone should be obvious by different noise, failing that holding on to top of the strut will transmit excessive vibrations.

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Problems / Air suspension
« on: September 10, 2018, 07:00:05 PM »
Just a heads up, few weeks ago I found the car sitting on its ass so got new pair of springs from ebay, cheap stuff, and it didn't fix it it remained pretty much unchanged. I took me a while to get some time to inspect it properly since then and today I've found that new bags are leaking at seals so ordered Arnott ones from Autodoc at £140 each. Guess its a bit of pot luck with cheap stuff.

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Problems / Re: 3.0sd rumble from the front
« on: September 10, 2018, 06:55:55 PM »
If it's getting louder with speed and sounds like jet engine it will be wheel bearing.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Viewing tomorrow
« on: September 06, 2018, 06:35:56 PM »
When I was looking for one in April / May I started at £10k but list of must have grew so when I got feed up of looking I increased the budget and got 4.0, 60 plate with pano roof and comfort seats for £13.5k. I didn't specific want pano roof but it had to be lci 4.0 and comfort seats, everything else was a bonus. Mine  :blink:had 103k when I bought it. When it comes to diesel I would always take younger car with higher mileage than older with less and as garage owner I have seen a lot of issues with modern diesel that are not used as intended.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Viewing tomorrow
« on: September 06, 2018, 05:05:38 PM »
Keep looking, I wouldn't buy another BMW without comfort seats.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Viewing tomorrow
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:03:38 PM »
That's too expensive, anything over 10k should e lci.

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Is that complete propshaft or just uj in that listing?

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It's not normal, I've had a look at mine and a fuse for motor that pulls it in has blown. Check yours it's on offside behind cover.

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