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    Stu
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    X5 e53
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    2002

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  1. Are the alarm ultrasonics disabled?
  2. A hire van I had refused to start after the addblue ran out. I would buy some and top it up to make sure it’s full it sounds like it is giving you a warning it may be getting low. The sensor may be active intermittently as the liquid is sloshing around. ... stupid invention! Lol
  3. Morning Kev, welcome to the forum. im not to far away, just the other side of the bridge 👍🏻
  4. Hi Sam and welcome. I have owned a couple of e46 3 series and they are usually reliable. the issues I have had is that the rear arches rust like they are made of paper. Don’t know why, but they all seem to be like that. I had a fuel pump fail for no reason and a ht lead fail. I replaced the brake discs and all pads easily and I changed the rear shocks by myself. So nothing is really a big issue. mim not sure if the 318 was fitted with vanos or nickasil issues? My 316 was fine, just needed a clean every now and then. Insurance is weird, my e36 was more than my e46 and the x5 is less th
  5. Hi battybird. Welcome. im sure you can register one to the car if you have the correct software. what model do you have? Year? @Greydogwill be able to tell you more 👍🏻
  6. Hi jim the loom might already be fitted and you can just plug it in. If I am right, which is not often... you can just run a 12v feed to the seat if needed, although when you switch the engine off it won’t revert back or remember settings. what model is your car? my seats in thex5 have memory from the ecu so when I get in, the seat and heaters and radio and mirrors , steering wheel etc move to my preferred position. Likewise if my wife uses her key it does the same for her. this is an option if the loom is in place and the seats can be programmed for comfort entry I thin
  7. Basic principle of over unity with regards to charging. You can’t use a battery to power the car, use all the ancillaries and use a Dynamo to charge the other battery... the magnet in the charger would have to be so large, it would stop the drive battery from running and you would end up with 2 flat batteries! to trickle charge the second battery to even get a mile of power, would take 500 miles of driving. If you could create more power from the device you use, thus overunitiy... you would solve the worlds oil crisis, stop wars and become the richest person ever.... vive la fossil fue
  8. Convert the car to run on lpg. converting a non electric car would not be viable at all. the costs to build it from the chassis up would be ridiculous. Batteries weigh in at around 300kg and you would have to introduce things like regen braking and basically just build a bmw shell over a new vehicle. our company is switching the fleet to all electric... all good for the office staff, but us as engineers can cover 500 plus miles a day.... once you think about loading it up with gear, and ladders, we got figures of around 90 miles on a purpose built car. one of my mates is do
  9. Welcome Alan. We are a useful bunch... mostly . where in Glasgow are you from? I had a girlfriend from knightswood and one from bellshill. I used to live in Newton mearns too!
  10. Check the fuel pump. Remove the rear bench seat and turn the key to 2. You should hear the pump spin and prime. That would be my first point of call. the relay is located behind the fuse box in the glove box ... hopefully
  11. Hi all and thanks for the festive message. Dave, thank you for all your help over the last year and your knowledge is a great help to us all. to everyone on the forum, have a safe and happy festive period. Keep the cars clean and see you all in 2021. Blessings to you all!
  12. Personally I would hand it back, get the finance company to deal with it. check all the documents to make sure they didn’t list this or any repair work on any receipt. also, make sure you get a receipt from the finance company that you have relinquished ownership to them and the garage. I got in a massive mess because of a missing document that the finance company ‘forgot’ to send me. If it is a precious car to her, then ask for an independent valuation of the car with found issues and approach the finance company with that figure. see what they say. good lu
  13. Would the brake pad wear light be yellow and not red? if the pads are ok, as greydog said, check the wires. If you short them out... ie connect them, the light should extinguish, telling you it’s the wear sensors.
  14. I got some new lights... set of standard on eBay for £35 delivered.... guess what.... I CAN SEE!!! the issue was the lenses on the aftermarket units. Now to find some decent led lights
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