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Newbies section / Re: Just taken delivery of a 50i
« on: December 30, 2010, 09:58:22 PM »
Welcome aboard.  Sounds like a real 'Mean Machine'.  I bet you can't wait to get it run in so you can find out what the 'loud' pedal can really offer...... :driving:  :D  :D  :D  :D  8-)

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Oil Everywhere
« on: December 30, 2010, 04:40:09 PM »
I know what you mean about the 'bereft' feeling.  I only lost my baby yesterday and miss it terribly.  We then had the X5 battery die so had to switch to the E46 - which I don't drive - to get SWMBO up and running again to do her Avon rounds.

So I'm stuck with nowt!  I guess the difference between the X6 and the Insignia is that the X is pretty close to being a real sports car, even in diesel trim.. :D  It sure goes like one... :driving:

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Late MY2011 Angel Eyes - are they now LED/HID?
« on: December 30, 2010, 10:06:54 AM »
Interesting.  That change was supposed to be introduced in Week 40 (4th-10th Oct) along with the commbox controller and USB system changes.  Perhaps they've done it for the LCI (facelift) E70 and that particular change will come on the LCI X6 next year.  Probably a HID system then.  Tnx anyway.
EDIT Found out it is some kind of LED based system according to RealOEM and as you say is not retrofittable.  Interestingly the parts system also says my X6 40d has no headlights  :?  Last time I saw the car it had two, one each side  :roll:

General Discussion / Re: Storage of Alloy wheels not in use
« on: December 30, 2010, 09:57:45 AM »
The FOC bit requires that the wheels and tyres were bought through a BMW dealership, or at least that's what BMW told me.  I also think that given the low numbers of sets bought (approx 1400 in be UK) means storage space is not really an issue this year.

We needed one 'NOW! if you know what I mean, so it had to be a Halfrauds Bosch S5 series - and yes they are ..kin heavy too.  Still a 5yr warranty is not to be passed up.. :D

Had a momentary brain fade (probably all the hints and ear bends) and shut the lower tailgate AFTER taking the old battery off.  Electric lock innit!  :headbang:  :slaphead:

Ho hum, job done.  Well that job at least. :(

....worse still I am not allowed the 'water' coz of my medication for my back.........life's a real beeatch at present :dizzy:  :gmb:  :cheers:

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Late MY2011 Angel Eyes - are they now LED/HID?
« on: December 29, 2010, 10:06:24 PM »
Quote from: "Minda"
Mine has them :D  but dont know what is used ;)

What was your build week?

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Anyone handy with subframe bushes?
« on: December 29, 2010, 09:59:40 PM »
Nah go Superflex"........you'll get a ride that makes you think you're smoking something.. :rofl:  :dance2:  :police:

General X5 Forum (E53) / I think my old X5 is trying to tell me summat..
« on: December 29, 2010, 05:28:10 PM »
Ever since I let my wife have my old E53 it's been nothing but trouble, and I'm getting both ears well and truly bent :cry:  :headbang:

First she takes it to South Wales and the car promptly breaks down - fuel pump relay  :?   According to her it's my fault for giving her a 'duff' car.

Then the Brake Lining Warning came on and this of course is my fault again.  Can't do anything about it until she can get the car booked in to be done next week.  I can't do it myself as my back injuries won't let me work at that angle and I don't have access to a car lift anymore.

Today the Battery gave up and guess what - yup, that's my fault too.   :headbang:  I've replaced it for her.

I can't even escape as my X6 is in the body shop to be repaired after I got hit by a reversing car when I had to go out and get the Xmas cake board she forgot to get earlier - but of course that wasn't her fault.  She just forgot.......
 :sos:  :dizzy:  :censored:  :shutup:

General Discussion / Re: Storage of Alloy wheels not in use
« on: December 29, 2010, 05:05:57 PM »
Finally found a set on Ebay.  Made in Poland and pretty good, but their handles are limited to 25kgs and my Style214 wheels weigh that and some each!

Anyway, bagged wheels now stored by BMW locally free of charge.  I expected paperwork and pictures to be taken in case of damage etc, but they just rolled them away... :?

Good thing I did a load myself for security in case they do get damaged then.  :D

General X5 Forum (E70) / Late MY2011 Angel Eyes - are they now LED/HID?
« on: December 29, 2010, 05:00:06 PM »
Just seen a brand spanking new E70 leaving my local dealer with what appear to be either HID or LED based Angel Eyes.  I thought this change was supposed to happen from October (week40) but this is the first one I've seen.  These were a 'as delivered' item, not a change by the new Owner.

Does any one know what is now being used as the light source for the Angel Eyes?  They look as bright as the latest 3 and 5 series models.

Wouldn't mind a set on my X6  :D

General Discussion / Re: E70 Washer Jets
« on: December 29, 2010, 04:50:05 PM »
Was talking to the dealer about this little issue this morning whilst looking at an X3 (very nice, but we'll await the 6-cyl diesel).  He said that they have had a number of customers turning up demanding that BMW play fair as there is no warning in the handbook about potential freezing weather issues.  BMW GB at least are not interested at all and saying it's not covered under the warranty and is a user error.  I wonder how long they'll hold that position once the press gets proper wind of it.

To some extent I can see their point but if it's likely to cause an issue where freezing screenwash causes the component to actually come off the car then there should be a very clear warning in the Owners Handbook.  I would question it under the 'fit for purpose' rules.  How many of us actually know how good the screenwash protection against freezing we have in our cars really is?

If any of our members are affected, my suggestion would be to create merry hell and demand the replacement free of charge as the device is quite obviously not capable of working under all of te conditions it would be expected to.

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Oil Everywhere
« on: December 28, 2010, 08:51:45 PM »
Any news, or is your baby to go see the BMW Dr. Tomorrow?   I lose mine to the BMW Bodyshop to have a new rear end fitted.  I think the smashed innards of the fog light mean a new bumper not just a fill, paint & polish  :cry:

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Angle eye bulb gone
« on: December 28, 2010, 05:30:15 PM »
As a slight aside, if you ever video a BMW and then use a slowmo system for playback you can actually see some of the checks going on, or a low light camera and you can see the cold checks too"............for those that might be even slightly interested (or bored)  :lol:

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Offside Mirror
« on: December 28, 2010, 05:04:19 PM »
Incredibly useful ramblings.  Ought to be in a future 'How to' or for the parts finder warning bit 'How not to' library you're developing.. 8-)

General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Angle eye bulb gone
« on: December 28, 2010, 01:19:23 PM »
Quote from: "pvr"
That is an idea. Do you have a link for the white ones?

I fitted these...

http://www.hids4u.co.uk/bmw-oem-angel-e ... 66-87.html

Simple plug and play... :D   Includes bulbholder so it's a straight 1 for 1 swap.

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