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jeegnesh 07-01-2010 07:42 AM

MOT failure
 
Can't believe it failed MOT. Split driveshaft CV gaiter getting that sorted. Just wondering that normal 55k 2005? And anything else that I should be replacing at the same time?

StumpyPete 07-01-2010 09:30 AM

That's a pretty common problem I believe

http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/x5/...mw-x5-e53.html

jeegnesh 07-01-2010 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StumpyPete (Post 752886)
That's a pretty common problem I believe

http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/x5/...mw-x5-e53.html

Thanks mate, funny how I always get the common problems.

Is 80 labour a good price for this job?

amacman 07-01-2010 04:44 PM

http://www.xoutpost.com/miscellaneou...0-minutes.html

or you could save time by doing it this way
80 is a fair price
dealer charges 150 or more plus part .

Pewters 07-01-2010 04:54 PM

Jig hardly washes his car let alone get the tools out LOL

CondorX5 07-01-2010 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Pewters (Post 753028)
Jig hardly washes his car let alone get the tools out LOL

Pewters what's the marks on your car?? Looks really dirty, you need to get on to detailing it again :D

Steamyrotter 07-01-2010 05:09 PM

Just noticed my left front has split....
Another job on the already humongous list.....

Pewters 07-01-2010 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by CondorX5 (Post 753032)
Pewters what's the marks on your car?? :D


NEVER !!! :nanana::rofl:

jeegnesh 07-01-2010 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pewters (Post 753040)
NEVER !!! :nanana::rofl:

See I told you they were marks man horrible swirls too, come on man side to side ;)

jeegnesh 07-02-2010 06:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amacman (Post 753024)
http://www.xoutpost.com/miscellaneou...0-minutes.html

or you could save time by doing it this way
80 is a fair price
dealer charges 150 or more plus part .

Thanks, but Pewters is right I don't really touch the mechnical side, just electronics to some degree.

Well should be all done by 12 and back on the road, I take it I won't feel any difference.

pvr 07-02-2010 06:59 AM

Out of interest - is your car garaged ? I am just curious if these worn items get damaged by weather extremes if parked outside.

amacman 07-02-2010 10:34 AM

I doubt if keeping the car garaged will extend the serviceability of cv boots
outer boots are made of rubber , some inner boots are made of plastic .
I think the deterioration begins from the inside due to the grease which gets hot and liquid .
same deal as the crankcase vent hoses rotting due to hot oil mist .
parking near electric motors will rot rubber rapidly due to ozone being produced .
parking near any sort of electrical field can have other dire consequences for the car . it can prevent the key remote from communicating .

nigeyboy 07-04-2010 04:22 AM

You will feel a subtle difference ............. in the thickness of your wallet !!! :-)

jeegnesh 07-04-2010 08:40 AM

Wow you were spot on.

X5 CPE 07-13-2010 04:25 PM

Had my outer's changed twice now, well, not mine as they are beyond repair, but the X5 was fitted with cheapo rubbish as a quick fix by the previous owner.

Got heavy duty ones installed and only when I got a CV joint failure did I swap the boot as it was included on the assembly.

Double check they packed the joints with CV grease specifically, the reason mine failed as the indy is in fact a retard...

jeegnesh 07-13-2010 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by X5 CPE (Post 755580)
Had my outer's changed twice now, well, not mine as they are beyond repair, but the X5 was fitted with cheapo rubbish as a quick fix by the previous owner.

Got heavy duty ones installed and only when I got a CV joint failure did I swap the boot as it was included on the assembly.

Double check they packed the joints with CV grease specifically, the reason mine failed as the indy is in fact a retard...

Any way to check rather then asking as we all know the answer :-)

X5 CPE 07-15-2010 04:17 PM

Hmmm, difficult one without removing the metal bands that hold the boot in place, then replacing them to a good standard to keep all the grease in.

If you get a chance to 'look interested' it might pay to have a look when its being done, that said not all indy's are like my ex-indy :hammer:

Pewters 07-16-2010 12:10 PM

After needing a new rear tyre due to a HUGE bolt in it i noticed I got a cv boot gone too throwing grease all over the arch and wheel.....GREAT !!!!:(

I'll be changing my own over the weekend.......wish me luck !!

jeegnesh 07-16-2010 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pewters (Post 756330)
After needing a new rear tyre due to a HUGE bolt in it i noticed I got a cv boot gone too throwing grease all over the arch and wheel.....GREAT !!!!:(

I'll be changing my own over the weekend.......wish me luck !!

Good luck :popcorn:

If you need practice my left boot needs changing soon :thumbup:

Pewters 07-17-2010 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeegnesh (Post 756344)
Good luck :popcorn:

If you need practice my left boot needs changing soon :thumbup:

:thebird::rofl:

jeegnesh 07-17-2010 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pewters (Post 756509)
:thebird::rofl:

:wow:

x555a 07-26-2010 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pewters (Post 756330)
After needing a new rear tyre due to a HUGE bolt in it i noticed I got a cv boot gone too throwing grease all over the arch and wheel.....GREAT !!!!:(

I'll be changing my own over the weekend.......wish me luck !!

That is if you get the right socket of course :rofl:............have you sorted that sucker yet .....i bet that grease is driving you mad being a clean freak and all:nanana:
I didn't realize you were all on here i thought it was quiet over on the other forum:rolleyes: ......i see Jig's totting up the post count in front of Sanj then:rofl:............when he said about his cv boot i just had an image of Sanj scrambling around under his car trying to fix the boot for him whilst Jig was on his iphone posting about it:bustingup

x555a 07-26-2010 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeegnesh (Post 756344)
Good luck :popcorn:

If you need practice my left boot needs changing soon :thumbup:

While he's there Jig he may as well detail the x for you mate:D

Pewters 07-27-2010 10:57 AM

I would have had it done by now but i got advice of a clown that was wrong :shakehead::rofl:

[email protected] 07-27-2010 12:49 PM

sanj is just the right height to get under it,no jack needed

x555a 07-28-2010 02:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pewters (Post 758199)
I would have had it done by now but i got advice of a clown that was wrong :shakehead::rofl:

I know mate these bloody cowboys will tell you anything :whistle:

x555a 07-28-2010 02:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by [email protected] (Post 758222)
sanj is just the right height to get under it,no jack needed

LOL yeah he wouldn't have to reach up too high either :stickpoke

jeegnesh 07-28-2010 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by x555a (Post 758037)
While he's there Jig he may as well detail the x for you mate:D

HELLO MATE :nanana:

Now why didn't I think of that, and yes I was trying to get a few posts in before Sanj stepped into 2nd gear, game over now your here I expect :popcorn:

[email protected] 07-28-2010 02:22 PM

is little legs on here then?

sanjeevm 07-28-2010 05:49 PM

OI!

Who you calling short arse!!!! How are you doing fellas!?!

I'm busy with my LAST mod! No helping anyone at the minute!

[email protected] 07-28-2010 05:52 PM

lol

i just loss the leg of my table can you help sanj and prop this up ?:stickpoke

jeegnesh 07-28-2010 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sanjeevm (Post 758551)
I'm busy with my LAST mod! No helping anyone at the minute!

last one, really is that last till the next ;-)

iguassu 08-28-2010 02:37 PM

Have you had all the ball and spherical joints replaced yet? I had all the front ones done at 27000, 38000, 48000 and 61000 miles. Shox were knackered at 35000 but they told me they are good for 80000 miles - Hah..!!

[email protected] 08-31-2010 08:44 AM

your roads must be bad up there?

most joints last upto 60-70,000 down here

iguassu 08-31-2010 12:16 PM

Yes the roads are mostly very bad up this way. They try to maintain and patch the major roads but the lesser ones fall by the wayside. The last two winters didn't help much either. I passed the X5 on at 64000 miles and it had had five track-rod ends and five other joint replacements. Four BC computers (I think three were not necessary - but who am I to pass judgement. I loved the car so did everyone I know who ever rode in it. Now have X1 and it is not a patch on the X5 but still a fine vehicle and very economical.

[email protected] 08-31-2010 09:04 PM

well i always wondered why the cars are so cheap up there,i know now lol


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