newbie with a v8 in devon

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dazzasgotav8
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newbie with a v8 in devon

Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:49 pm

Thought i would pop in and say hello i have only had my x5 e53 for a few weeks now , its a 2004 v8 in black with black leather its far from mint in need of some work and recently the amber 4x4 light has come on i am bracing my wallet as we speak will be posting in the help section very soon hoping you guys can help me with my issues , will get some pics up when i have worked out how to thanking you all in advance ..
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Re: newbie with a v8 in devon

Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:57 am

Welcome to the forum.
You will find a lot of knowledge oh here.
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Re: newbie with a v8 in devon

Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:24 am

Hi and welcome to the forum.

The V8s are nice to drive and do make a great sound.

Hope the 4x4 prob is not too involved but there is a lot of help is available on here. If you do a search on here it's probably been raised before.

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dazzasgotav8
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Re: newbie with a v8 in devon

Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:19 pm

thank you all my v8 sounds awesome due to having a remus exhaust on it  :) , not sure where to post this but what is the best value for money diagnostic tool to get as i do all my own repairs up to now i have got by just using my trusty bluepoint microscan but this only does engines wont read my 4x4 fault .

Thanks Darren
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Re: newbie with a v8 in devon

Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:56 pm

Have a look at mycarly.  Uses a specific dongle to talk to Android or Apple devices (one size does not fit all) and reads the codes out.

You can also send error reports to Carly.
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Re: newbie with a v8 in devon

Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:56 pm

was really looking for something more laptop based , so my question is are any of the discs and leads on ebay any good once loaded onto a laptop ???????
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Re: newbie with a v8 in devon

Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:13 pm

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thought about time i posted up a pic as you can see my window trims need some loving
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Re: newbie with a v8 in devon

Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:02 pm

Hi dazza

Looking good :thumbsup:

My window trims were like that as well. I've been treating mine to bumper care from Autoglym and they are looking better now.

Dare you look at the mpg? - what do you get from a V8? Mine is only the 3.0i straight six and manages 16.4mpg.
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Re: newbie with a v8 in devon

Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:49 pm

why thank you , i dont look at mpg when it needs fuel i put it in i am use to low mpgs as my other cars a v8 :rofl: need to sort the trims out but the list of to do jobs is long and it seems as i sort one thing something else crops up :(

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