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by X5Sport
Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:07 am
Forum: General X3 Forum (F25 - 2nd gen : 2011+)
Topic: Windscreen washer jets
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Windscreen washer jets

This help…..? It’s for the F25 so should be right. IMG_3011.jpeg For your other question, I have only used BMW Screenwash concentrate (bought in 5L containers) after using someone else’s and ending up with gunked nozzles and pumps in my E53 20 years ago. The OEM stuff contains Isopropyl Alcohol that...
by X5Sport
Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:03 am
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: I wonder what's under the bonnet of this?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

I wonder what's under the bonnet of this?

Big Bad Boris wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:54 am Probably been swapped for a 1.0 Ford Ecoboost engine… all show and no go :rofl:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
by X5Sport
Thu Apr 18, 2024 9:08 pm
Forum: General X1 Forum (E84 - 1st gen : 2009+)
Topic: 2011 X1 towbar wiring problem.
Replies: 7
Views: 249

2011 X1 towbar wiring problem.

Sounds like a success then. When factory fitted, BMW don’t connect all the pins on the 13-pin version (now standard in their cars). They leave the 12V for fridges etc unmade. More than a few have been caught out by it. BMW’s reasoning was no one other than the Brits use all the connections! As it’s ...
by X5Sport
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:07 pm
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: TIS
Replies: 4
Views: 90

TIS

Acrobat Reader (AR) is a software tool/app made by Adobe to read Portable Document Format (pdf) files. Adobe created the pdf standard a couple of decades ago. I use it on iOS and there will be an Android version as well. It should be free. There are free PC and Mac versions too. If the files are in ...
by X5Sport
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: General X6 Forum (E71 - 1st gen : 2008-2015)
Topic: Vibration at very low speeds
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Vibration at very low speeds

Is it or has it ever been fitted with non-approved tyres (with a ⭐️ on the sidewalls)? Any odd grinding or groaning noises from the transmission? BMW xDrive cars are very sensitive to tyres where a ‘staggered’ set are fitted. This usually shows up with low speed vibration, especially with a full ste...
by X5Sport
Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:15 pm
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: TIS
Replies: 2
Views: 87

TIS

There are……but this might help?
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The special tool seems to be some sort of plastic trim removal tool.
by X5Sport
Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:12 pm
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: TIS
Replies: 4
Views: 90

TIS

There certainly were on your local auctions site…..haven’t looked recently.
by X5Sport
Mon Apr 15, 2024 1:14 pm
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Wheel Hub Corrosion
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Wheel Hub Corrosion

But it’s a very ‘special’ wire brush. You can’t go using a ‘normal’ wire brush on the ultimate driving machine now can you!

/cynic mode off
by X5Sport
Sun Apr 14, 2024 7:41 pm
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Wheel Hub Corrosion
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Wheel Hub Corrosion

Only the wheel centring ring itself is supposed to have any lubrication. The official instructions are that the mating surfaces should be cleaned to ensure no dirt, grease or debris lies between the surfaces. BMW even have a special tool to ensure this is done - they would wouldn’t they!
by X5Sport
Fri Apr 12, 2024 7:25 am
Forum: General X5 Forum (E53 1st-gen, 2000-2006)
Topic: Not Starting X5 3.0 DIESEL 06
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Not Starting X5 3.0 DIESEL 06

It’s possible, but the ‘usual’ issue is with the plugs or controller themselves. Wiring can be checked with a meter as well. If it shows any signs of damage then be suspicious. Previous reports have been around plugs being replaced only for the controller to fail once they’ve been changed, but you’v...
by X5Sport
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: General X5 Forum (E53 1st-gen, 2000-2006)
Topic: Not Starting X5 3.0 DIESEL 06
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Not Starting X5 3.0 DIESEL 06

If the plugs do show an error after clearing then it needs further investigation. With an Ohmmeter check each plug is showing between 0.2 and 5 Ohms. If less than 0.2 = short circuit. If no resistance reading (infinity) = open circuit. In both cases the plug is faulty.
by X5Sport
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:13 am
Forum: General X5 Forum (G05 4th-gen, 2018+)
Topic: M60i experiences
Replies: 12
Views: 720

M60i experiences

Barney wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 10:45 pm I believe it's a German build ??
Apart from the X1 & X2, they’re all built in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
by X5Sport
Wed Apr 10, 2024 7:13 pm
Forum: General X5 Forum (G05 4th-gen, 2018+)
Topic: Tracker options new X5 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Tracker options new X5 ?

I’m the sane. Mine changes depending upon what I can get. Currently Directline for the X6 and Aviva on the M50.
by X5Sport
Wed Apr 10, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: General X5 Forum (G05 4th-gen, 2018+)
Topic: M60i experiences
Replies: 12
Views: 720

M60i experiences

In the UK? You can’t. Those nice people at BMW have only made a tracking facility in the US because they have to. Your Dealer should be able to give you a Production Number as soon as the order is accepted (sounds like it has been). With that you can call BMW UK Customer Services and they will tell ...
by X5Sport
Sun Apr 07, 2024 6:08 pm
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: I wonder what's under the bonnet of this?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

I wonder what's under the bonnet of this?

A much better transmission too most likely. The OEM one would have fainted when shown those tyres…..it would be a rusty-tufty manual box too.