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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-14-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By omodos
Just prior to all four wheels being installed(and...

Just prior to all four wheels being installed(and being balanced) had an alignment
Got 83500 miles on clock (front thrust bushing changed twice so far and wishbone up front and aligned after this)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-13-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By omodos
Ok crystal clear will do an upload photos when...

Ok crystal clear will do an upload photos when done
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-13-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By omodos
Gonna wait it out in that case, is seeing...

Gonna wait it out in that case, is seeing /feeling any sort of play in those lower control arms up front something the alignment garage should have picked up on and warned me about as it would have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-13-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By omodos
ok gentle S turn at 65mph i pretty sure the...

ok gentle S turn at 65mph i pretty sure the wiggle will go but need to find a road clear enough and empty enough to attempt this....hmmm ok as for rotors so raise the car with jack keep it in N and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-13-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By omodos
ok fella BUT would that kind be odd for it appear...

ok fella BUT would that kind be odd for it appear after tires changed
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-12-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By omodos
Hmmm you have a valid point there i guess

Hmmm you have a valid point there i guess
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-12-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By omodos
righto, so is this not something a reputable...

righto, so is this not something a reputable alignment place should have picked up on? or would it have been dependent on me telling them I had steering shake? Initially car went for alignment as...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-12-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By omodos
Hahaha probably why my mechanic said was not...

Hahaha probably why my mechanic said was not possible.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-12-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By omodos
Phew, like I said maybe 1mm off surface abraded...

Phew, like I said maybe 1mm off surface abraded off, I posted a separate post on the detailers section re best treatment for tires? just wash will mild soap and end of story? or armourall or tire...
Forum: Detailing Forum 06-11-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By omodos
Best treatment for tires

got lots of conflicting advice, do you just leave them alone and keep clean with a non harsh soap, or can you dress them with armourall or other silicon based treatments to stops dry rots etc?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By omodos
I thought as much oh well there goes my opinion...

I thought as much oh well there goes my opinion of costa my mechanic who so far has done a good job on the X5.....I will investigate further but will upload a vid as from what oldskewel says my...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By omodos
Man oh man soon time for me to call it day here,...

Man oh man soon time for me to call it day here, but I await in anticipation any respones, the X5 is certainly giving me sleepless nights recently, having spent time in the UK and following the MOT...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By omodos
Not my day - curb scraped new front tire-cause for concern? or keep an eye on it?

Today is not my day:dunno: managed to scrape scuff call it what you like my outer tire wall up fron't, included below are scuff mark photos, scrapes are on the upper end of the tirewall & circled ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By omodos
Oldskewel no worries my major worry of having...

Oldskewel no worries my major worry of having mismatched tires and possible transfer case issues is over at least after tire change although I managed to scuff a front tire wall on kerb maybe total...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By omodos
:iagree: I ended up going to the ladies...

:iagree:


I ended up going to the ladies section of my local supermarket and picking up a range of silver nail varnish for my titanium silver i try to match, for my wifes e46 (not sure what blue...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By omodos
When you say left right you don't mean of course...

When you say left right you don't mean of course that the steering wheel went from left to right do you? but you were just able to wiggle steering wheel on axis of steering column as such by 2 cm...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By omodos
Got em all swapped today (so transfer case damage...

Got em all swapped today (so transfer case damage worries kinda gone) now reading up the posts and replies wondering if it is my U joint knuckle being loose causing my 60-65mph slight wobble in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By omodos
Yes andrewwynn does go away on the soft curves on...

Yes andrewwynn does go away on the soft curves on highway I tried but I try not to hit curves at 60mph and over (would be bit risky ding now hands or your 2 fingered approach on harsher bends :D) and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By omodos
My friend wish i was state side, am pretty long...

My friend wish i was state side, am pretty long way out.

I don't get any wobble until i hit 60-65mph, and stepped on it a little today and it doesn't get less or worse at higher speed, when i say...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,320
Posted By omodos
Guru

Guru
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By omodos
ok thanks hmm indeed now that I think of it at...

ok thanks hmm indeed now that I think of it at the alignment place I saw the 'claws' attached to the rims of the cars being aligned,there is that damn wobble at 65mph and over say 0.5-1cm up as you...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By omodos
Hmmm good thinking, maybe an idea to get another...

Hmmm good thinking, maybe an idea to get another alignment too? as for rotors gonna get them skimmed at some point but was not getting this steering shake at 65mph and over in recent past....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By omodos
Got all four tires changed (BUT had alignment 10 days ago-do I need it again now?))

Ok all you fellas must be fed up of my posts,apologies, but here is the latest got all 4 tires changed today (was worried running different treads patters would bugger my transfer case etc),BUT 10...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By omodos
Had all four tires changed to be the same tread...

Had all four tires changed to be the same tread brand etc and still at 65mph and over i get the steering wobble left to right not as far as 2cm maybe 0.5-1.0cm, have to check the looseness when the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,320
Posted By omodos
Pretty sure saw it at being like 1% somewhere...

Pretty sure saw it at being like 1% somewhere (not sure someone can chime in?), and having said that no idea how my X has suffered as over the years have often seen the tires wear at differing rates...
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