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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-30-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Vex500
First drive of F15

Hi Guys,

The F15 has just arrived here in Australia, and I have had the opportunity to drive the 3.0d variant. The car is obviously a lot smoother and quieter than the E70 but most noticeable was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-08-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By Vex500
My wife clean backed our last e53 x5 through the...

My wife clean backed our last e53 x5 through the garage door which resulted in $12,500 dollars damage to the car and $16,000 dollars damage to the garage!!
Luckily our marriage survived the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-15-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By Vex500
Which city are you heading too?

Which city are you heading too?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-13-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Vex500
OP, would be interested to know how you went with...

OP, would be interested to know how you went with this? My 2008 has the same issue!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-03-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By Vex500
Money doesn't buy taste!

Money doesn't buy taste!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-02-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By Vex500
I have replaced the original Dueler HP with the...

I have replaced the original Dueler HP with the Dueler HL and they are going well so far. Not sure but I believe the temperature and speed rating may be lower than the HP versions, but otherwise no...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-02-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Vex500
Not sure what happened but it decided to close...

Not sure what happened but it decided to close after numerous attempts! Did the reinitialize anyway and seems fine now.
Had an E53 that had a few issues with the panoramic roof and it was very...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-31-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Vex500
Sunroof stuck in tilt position?

Hi Guys,

Our sunroof seems to be stuck in the the tilt position, when you move the switch forward to shut, it closes momentarily then returns to the tilt position.
Any experiences or tips would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,194
Posted By Vex500
Hi there, The DPF can be an issue...

Hi there,

The DPF can be an issue particularly on cars primarily used for short trips. Take it for a long Highway run which will allow the DPF to do a few regeneration cycles up at temperature to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-07-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By Vex500
Can you guys clarify if wheels originally fitted...

Can you guys clarify if wheels originally fitted with run flat tyres can be fitted with standard tyres?
I have been told that the RFT wheels have a different tyre seating to standard wheels...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-07-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Vex500
Could be multiple reasons guys.......shark...

Could be multiple reasons guys.......shark attack, red back spider bite or even attacked by a kangaroo on heat! Let's give him time!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-06-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Vex500
Hi there, Can you explain the circumstances...

Hi there,

Can you explain the circumstances by which this has come to be.
It's concerning that speed (or any data) can be taken from an on board system within a vehicle without prior knowledge or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,258
Posted By Vex500
The E70 is staying put for now, the F15 just has...

The E70 is staying put for now, the F15 just has too much X3 influence for my liking. Maybe the RR Sport!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Vex500
Hi there, My Independant mechanic has...

Hi there,

My Independant mechanic has always recommended a yearly inspection and oil and filter change. He doesn't reset the service indicator on these yearly inspections, but at least the car is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By Vex500
LED Tail light replacement

Hi everyone,
After following my wife in our x5 last night, I have realised that the outer LED rear tail light is not illuminated on one outer side. The brake light is working. The manual states that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-15-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Vex500
The car had lost all fluids from the cooling...

The car had lost all fluids from the cooling system, and transmission so not sure if this causes the car to shut down. He did say that it lit up like a Christmas tree and had warning chimes going off...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-15-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Vex500
Tilt tray tow

Hi guys,
My friend had to have his 2010 E70 3.0d towed after striking a Wombat at highway speed causing significant damage to the undercarriage components and rendering the car undrivable. He...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By Vex500
How did the range rover sport ride compared to...

How did the range rover sport ride compared to the x5? Been told that the rr sport is pretty hard to beat, would look at one but I am apprehensive about the complicated air suspension.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By Vex500
Replacement key

My dealer has told me that the only way of obtaining a replacement key is through BMW and obviously at considerable cost. Has anyone got a cheaper successful solution?
Happy new year!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-01-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,227
Posted By Vex500
My 2008 E70 hasn't had any issues either. Spoken...

My 2008 E70 hasn't had any issues either. Spoken to anyone who has owned an early Cayenne........!?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,452
Posted By Vex500
I have had two 4.4 V8 E53 X5's however decided to...

I have had two 4.4 V8 E53 X5's however decided to join the majority and go for diesel with the E70. Finally decided on the twin turbo option and I must say it is an awesome car to drive. The main...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,024
Posted By Vex500
The Infinity brand has just been launched here in...

The Infinity brand has just been launched here in Australia and I believe they are the upmarket derivative of Nissan, as Lexus is to Toyota. Are these popular in the US? They look pretty smart!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,278
Posted By Vex500
Like the OP I have noticed that the starter...

Like the OP I have noticed that the starter button light, gear selector LED, and window LED and park brake indicator light stay on for half an hour or more after locking the car.......I recently...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-26-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Vex500
Sorry, I meant the lights or reflectors at the...

Sorry, I meant the lights or reflectors at the very front corner of the fenders!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-26-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Vex500
I have seen that you guys in the US have these on...

I have seen that you guys in the US have these on your cars. Are these required by US law? We don't have these on our cars here in Australia and i have wondered what purpose they serve!
Good luck...
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