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  1. Technical Guides for the BMW X Series
    Hi all, So to start with I have to say I know I'm an idiot. I've had my beloved BMW in the garage for nearly a year without turning it over. I went to start it up last week, and no surprise the battery was dead flat. I charged it up and ran the repair cycle on it. Now the car will light up...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, Desperately looking for some expert advice on a problem im having! So basically, im thinking what i can hear is a police siren noise coming from my turbos. Gets louder when engine is warm and only audible under acceleration. NOT when idle. You hear it before gear change and also after...
  3. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi looking to get into one of these but keep hearing they have timing chain issues? Any idea if this is a mainstream problem or one that that internet amplifies?
  4. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi. Any ideas as to what this is? Cannot find any diagrams. It is the front of the car. Is it a prop shaft? It is directly in front of the transfer case.
  5. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Morning Everyone, I have an error code on the car that I'm needing some help with please, "rear left and right stage two brake lights" the code is showing but the lights are are working ?? left right and upper mid section of the tailgate roof, been doing some digging and found online that...
  6. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    HI guys after some help. I have a 2008 X5 3.0d cut out whilst driving last week and now wont restart. Fuel was low so I filled up and tried starting but just a strong crank but no start. I plugged ISTA in and checked for errors and nothing to report. I have checked that low pressure pump and...
  7. E70
    Help, As above when coming to a stop it still trying drive forward or reverse till it stalls. Turning steering left or right stalls it. Putting in park same only putting in neutral helps Any ideas lads? Just at hospital for wife's appointment trying to park it a bigger. Happened other day...
  8. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys/gals Trying to improve my halos on my e70 x5 Bought some after market ones but struggle to light up main halo? I am considering going back to stock which is 35w Can any one recommend a solution? Jame
  9. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi I have a bmw e70 and the electric hand break is work when never is the auto hold and but in a new module but still no joy any ideas would be good
  10. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All, First time BMW owner (my brother is an obsessive). Got a good price on an E70 and just looking at some upgrades and what is the art of the possible and looking for helps Sat Nav - want to get carplay - its a CIC unit - any options to do this? Suspension - would be great to lower...
  11. General BMW Discussions
    I need a fan for my x5. I cannot believe that BMW want over a £1000 for a electric fan!! do all x5 fans fit from 2007 to 2012? I have seen there are different wattages out there , mine has the standard 600w would it be beneficial to up this to a higher wattage? Many thanks jame
  12. General BMW Discussions
    hi I really could do with some help. I have a X5 e70. the problem I have is 4X4,DSC,ABS,EBV lights on dash. I have check with all fault codes and it saying in cannot find transfer box? Any ideas are welcome.
  13. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hey all newbie to the fold...no pun intended. So i'm doing a retro fit for the mirrors as my X5 didn't come with them but run into bit of an issue. I bought a second hand pair of LCI (with cameras) that are 3 pin as i was told my mirrors would be 3 pin so will be straight swap plus coding. I...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hello dear forum , recently i bought a BMW X5 35d 2009 , as i can see there are air suspension bags in the rear , on front it looks like normal shock absorbers . I know how air suspension works or how it looks . Could anyone tell me how to recognize if my vehicle is equipped with "SELF...
  15. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, I'm suffering from weeping oil from the swirl flaps on my M57/TU2 and have been researching blanking them off but there are reports that it makes the DPF work harder, in some reports up to 2 or 3 times more frequent with blanks fitted, is this a genuine side effect of blanking them off...
  16. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All. When I 1st got my X5 3 years back I noticed the headlights sweep up and down on startup/ignition on, when it was dark and easy to see. I had 1 bulb fail and I replaced both main bulbs with Philips Blue bulbs. Since then I have noticed the sweep movement doesnt happen anymore, or maybe...
  17. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, I have just purchased a E70 3.0SD Msport. I also have a E61 pre LCI 535d msport which I have changed the Crankcase breather for the newer Vortex model. I have looked on Real OEM and seen the Crankcase breather on the engine in the E70 is a totally different looking part from my older E61...
  18. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all Just about to reinstall my intake manifold on a 2008 x5 3 litre diesel and wondered what the torque settings were for the bolts and the nuts Any help appreciated Cheers Adrian
  19. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Go to drive car, starts fine, put into drive and it says ‘ gear selector fault’ and a few seconds later the yellow handbrake warning light flashes up and says ‘park brake fault.’ If I switch off & on again no warnings until I select gears again. Can go through ALL gears and indicator on dash...
  20. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I have a 2011 E70 40d M Sport. I am having some issues with the power bootlid not opening properly intermittently. I have replaced both the spindle drives and also the control module but the symptoms are still the same. The boot lid opens a bit but then stops. If you press the button on the...
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