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    here is a link to all bmw owners hand book pdf file free to download http://bmwsections.com
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    Welcome Richard Great choice enjoy your New Beemer Dave
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    Hi Kay....welcome to the Forum Post up some pics of the revised bumper when you sort it Good to have you onboard
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    Morning Carol Welcome to the forum. I am the same age group as your Dad, remember we can't stop getting older but who said we have to grow up?? A loss of power can be many things apart from the DPF, blocked fuel filter, failing fuel pump, throttle body fault, leaky or faulty injectors the list is long. I don't drive a diesel but have son's and a daughter who do, what I have learned is the DPF (diesel particulate filter) is pretty much indestructible. Yes they clog especially when used for short journeys but there is a regeneration program built in which can be triggered by a good knowledgeable garage with the correct software. The regen programs can also be triggered by driving the car, a good blast in 3rd gear to keep engine revs at about 3k (sons Toyota pickup) this cleans the DPF you can also get them chemically cleaned talk to a diesel specialist. I would check that the specialist he has talked to has actually read the codes? A blocked DPF will certainly trigger lights and engine codes plus they can't be reset if there are other associated faults such as EGR (exhaust gas re-circulation) blocked, injector or glow plug faults. I would be talking to a different garage, check out your area for a good diesel specialist or Landrover specialist (same engine in the Range Rover) also google DPF regen and read up. Good Luck Dave
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    Welcome Kay Great choice of car ENJOY Dave
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    Hi Richard...welcome to the Forum As Dave has already stated...Enjoy! If it happens, it happens! Until then, enjoy driving it and don't worry. Cheers . Trevor
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    Morning Richard Welcome to the Forum, congratulations on your purchase. Service history as always is paramount same with any car, also check with BMW for any recalls/updates that have been due and were they carried out. If your X3 has a staggered wheel set up (wider rear tyres) take care when replacing tyres make sure all 4 are from a good manufacturer differences in rolling circumference can cause transmission wind up and damage to the transfer box. This applies to all X drive cars and BMW recommend * rated tyres. If the wheels are same size on each corner it is more forgiving but you should still check that all tyres are from a recognized manufacturer and the correct size at least then you have a chance the rolling radius is within tolerance. Apart from that they are good cars ENJOY If the worst happens there is loads of support here Dave
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    Hi Andrew....welcome to the Forum There is a thread on this forum that has been running for the past two to three weeks with very similar issues on a 3 series I believe....worth searching for this one as it had very similar information. In respect of the steering / suspension geometry being misaligned - uneven tyre wear....I would find out why this is as opposed to allowing them to just adjust settings, as this may be the cause for the excess noise (wheel bearings, worn suspension joints, etc). Let us know how it is all going Cheers, Trevor Greydog - maybe one for you as you are the X5 specialist
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    I don't know if there are differences in the set up between the two models, in reality I wouldn't think there is much. I have alignment checked annually at service and the last time I noticed the print out said E70 mine is E53 but checking settings against the previous year there was 1/2 deg on camber at the rear difference. Annual service will be due again next month and I have no noticeably odd tyre wear in 11k so seems OK. Lets hope this fixes or at worst reduces your wear to a manageable level, thanks for the update it's useful information for others looking for ideas to cure similar issues
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    Yay Good news Maggie Hope it wasn't to painful on the wallet, here's to you enjoying many miles trouble free Dave
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    Morning Maggie and welcome Has anyone looked at the Servo? Vacuum in the servo creates brake assistance when the peddle is pushed. As your issue is at low revs I would suspect a split or perished/cracked vacuum line or failed non return valve from memory there is also a differential pressure sensor on some models. Low revs = low vacuum levels so a cracked or perished line or seal will result in no assistance = hard pedal. If all the vacuum lines .and seals are OK check if you have the pressure differential sensor (there will be a spur off the main vacuum line near the servo to the sensor) it may be faulty, though it should throw a code I would think. You could look on www.realoem.com put the last 7 digits of your Vin in the search box it's an online parts list but it will show a small drawing and list of parts to help you see where stuff is and make sure you get the right parts for replacement Hope this helps Dave
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    Hi Ian...welcome to the Forum Have seen this a few times on different cars, proper way would be to remove it and replace the broken clips. Alternatively a bit of glue or self adhesive tape may work
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    Feels goods defo more power across the revs and puts you back in the seat .he'st quoted 325 bhp 660 nm. I'll no more the more I drove as only took it for a quick blasting last night Simon at e maps seems pretty clued up and showed me some of the peramiters that we would be changing.
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    cheers again Geoff have contacted bmw £103 was trying to look to see if anyone on here had any idea's
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    Hi Clive...welcome to the Club Fine looking Bimmer you have there...very stylish rims ! Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
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    Result (not often you get one in your favour) I use www.realoem.com its a BMW parts list (if your not already aware) for all models put the last 7 digits of your Vin in the search box and it will bring up your specific model. Lost's of information and exploded drawings that help, I also use Pelican Parts an american site they are useful for "how too's" with pictures maybe not much use to you as the cousins across the pond still think a diesel is a truck!! Enjoy your car Dave
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    Does This Help According to our sources, oil, coolant and fuel capacity for this version of 2016 BMW 335d xDrive are as follows: Engine lubricant oil capacity: 6.5 liter / 6.9 U.S. qt / 5.7 imp. qt oil change Engine coolant capacity: Fuel tank capacity: 57 liter / 15.1 U.S. gal / 12.5 imp. gal Battery capacity (Ah): 90
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    That's the dilemma....I certainly don't have sound switched on (my dialogue could be construed as aggressive towards other motorists) and I also notice that I tend to drive more considerately when the dash cam is running. So it can be used to moderate your driving style but also as you say, it can condemn in the event of an accident where it is your word against theirs. You don't have to forward to footage to insurance companies though but in the clear-cut case of the other motorist being at fault then it's a definite 'must have' driving accessory.
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    Have a look on www.realoem.com in the serial number box put the last 7 digits of your vin it will pull up the parts list for your car including engine type. I find it a great source of information
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    The X5 Diesel had an engine breather filter that was prone to clogging (earned its self a nick name of the bog roll filter) if your car still has one of these old filters it can cause the white smoke cold starts and after idling. Most have been changed to vortex type filters which superseded the early ones. The pre heaters can also fail giving white smoke at start though this normally clears when up to temperature Fingers crossed it is a simple and economical fix Dave
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    Morning Andrew Google HID's Direct they have plenty of experience and a good reputation. Both of my sons have used their upgrade kits, and on my youngest sons Toyota the difference is literally night and day. Just make sure you have headlamp washers so you don't fall foul at MOT time as I believe the lighting regs state washers or self leveling or both
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    What’s good: Has become the urban 4x4, thanks to huge road presence and BMW badge. Six-cylinder, 3.0-litre, 231bhp petrol or 184bhp diesel and 286bhp, 4.4-litre V8 engines. Better than Range Rover, Discovery or Mercedes ML on the road, very capable off-road. 347bhp 4.6iS in UK late 2001. Three-year unlimited mileage warranty from November 2001. Minor cosmetic and major drivetrain changes, summer 2003. Revised 4.4 V8 has 320bhp and six-speed auto, 3.0d with second-generation common-rail diesel rises to 218bhp yet is capable of 32.8mpg (Combined). New x-Drive system enables power and torque increases to produce usable traction in all situations – new X5 vastly better to drive on and off-road than the original. Four-star NCAP crash safety rating January 2003; five-star rating for latest model June 2003. Diesels have exceptional residual values. BMWs generally had below average warranty repair costs in 2003 Warranty Direct reliability index (www.reliabilityindex.co.uk). Average for breakdowns, problems and faults in 2003 Which? survey. What’s bad: One-star NCAP rating for pedestrian safety. 4.4 V8 expensive and thirsty. High-spec diesels were commanding premiums of up to £5,000 as late as September 2002. Diesel isn’t as economical as you might expect. As with any new BMW, options can hugely inflate the price. Rated one of the most expensive off-roaders to run in 2003 Which? survey. What to watch out for: Reports of blown turbos on 530 diesel saloons may also apply to X5 3.0d. Recalls: 31/1/2001 (cars built 21/9/2000-19/1/2001): possible fault with steering column joint. 16/11/2001 (built 11/11/2000-30/9/2001): fault with radiator fan motor could lead electrics to overload, fan motor to fail and a small electrical fire to result. August 2002: 56,000 X5s recalled worldwide because brake pedal shaft can work free (affects UK imports built up to 2001). 31/7/2002: Bush on brake pedal mounting shaft and pedal itself may come off (affects 1,971 cars). 3/2/2003: Front brake hose could rub on tyre. Clip to be fitted. 24/2/2003: Seatbelt tensioners may not be securely crimped.
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    Hi and many thanks in letting me be a part of the forum. I'm in need of help and hopefully somebody can help me, I recently purchased my 520d touring E61 it only came with one key, after having it for 3 months the central locking became intermittent until the other day it lacked up completely. I have had the key checked And that seems to be holding the charge and giving out a good signal, the locking works when using the blade but as you'll no it's a pain in the ##### when the alarm goes off!! I here the diversity antenna mentioned and the wiring in the tailgate any advice or what would be their first port of call?? Help regards mark


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