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Problems / Re: Reverse Parking sensor problem
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:22:32 AM »
Regards the pdc,s ,bought the stethoscope and checked them : both rear outside sensors u/s, got 2 more and fitted them - now ok.
What a bugger getting them out and fitting the new ones.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Fitting towbar
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:13:59 AM »
Check on ebay, loads of tow bar bits, new and secondhand.

Lez

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Newbies section / Re: E83 X3 Front wiper mechanism : replacement required
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:50:40 AM »
There is one for sale on ebay for £82 inc postage, do a search on ebay.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: eventfull day :)
« on: September 13, 2018, 09:35:16 AM »
Regards the tensioner, do not play with it and see how long it is when not under tension (as supplied).
I unlocked my new one to see the difference and could NOT get it to lock back up, was a sod to get in as was pushing against spring tension and it is a bit awkward to do (want double jointed wrists and fingers).

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Transfer box done today.
« on: September 13, 2018, 09:28:02 AM »
What was the mileage ? were star tyres in use before transfer box changed?
Not heard of wear and tear before !!!

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Splitting headlight
« on: September 10, 2018, 08:16:46 PM »
Henry, afraid the front undertray is an American only item (about 6 years ago we had an American service man stationed over here as a member, he kindly offered to get items from the States for us and we did not have to pay import duties, so I availed myself of his kind offer. He has since been posted onwards.)
The breather pipe is located by the indicator bulb at the back of the unit and is is in position and clear.
Yes I used a heat gun, just be careful, although on u tube there are are posts re cooking the headlight in the oven at low temp, also on the American site.   Outpost.com.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Splitting headlight
« on: September 09, 2018, 05:04:26 PM »
well o/s headlight never gets condensation, but nearside one does get condensation.
Done reseal on n/s light, will have to see.

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Splitting headlight
« on: September 09, 2018, 10:16:28 AM »
This is the photo of position of date on rear of headlight body.


Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Splitting headlight
« on: September 09, 2018, 10:07:40 AM »
Nearside headlight has condensation inside, so time for a resplit and reseal.
For those who do not know pre June 2002 headlights are joined together with a heat sensitive glue , which means with a bit of judicious heat the lens can be removed from the body.
I have split both my headlights and painted the black plastic inside silver (same as car), also fitted led angel eye rings.
There is a date ring which is located at the rear of the shell ,see photo, if you want to convert there are how to's on this site and the American site.
If I buy from ebay I ask seller to check the date ring (enclose photo to id it) and go for 2001 or earlier to be on safe side and make sure if you have xenon ,get xenon and halogen ditto.
This is one of the better upgrades, will try to upload photo.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: eventfull day :)
« on: September 09, 2018, 09:27:02 AM »
Thanks a lot, 75 and still learning !!


Lez

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: eventfull day :)
« on: September 08, 2018, 09:12:25 AM »
feeling a bit ignorant and ask the question : what is ''rtv'' ?

Lez

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Viewing tomorrow
« on: September 06, 2018, 09:56:10 AM »
Comfort seats is one of my ''Must have'', it is amazing what difference they make. ( I have them).

Lez

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Buy and sell / Re: Rare BMW E53 X5 Style 99 Winter Wheel & Tyre Set
« on: September 04, 2018, 10:44:46 AM »
Just had a look on the ebay, item: 192608983381 for £3.88 post paid.

Lez

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Buy and sell / Re: Rare BMW E53 X5 Style 99 Winter Wheel & Tyre Set
« on: September 04, 2018, 09:31:53 AM »
They look great, could I make a suggestion that you buy (off ebay) a new set (4) of centre caps, 68mm ones , they are only about £5 for a set of 4 , will improve the look no end.
( I have just recapped my wheels and cut reflective tape grey and blue for the segments, look fine, and no photos, I am no good at that.)

Lez

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General X6 Discussion / Re: X6 35d rear Airsuspension to coil suspension
« on: September 04, 2018, 09:23:07 AM »
I know Raj did this conversion on his x5, I realize not same model,but principle will be similar, send him a private message, he is a very amenable chap.

Lez

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