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    Kiltox got a reaction from Cheggers in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    There does seem to be the odd gem of an E53 colour combo around. I still think I win though  
    210 mile round trip today - faultless. Coolant level seems to be stable for now ?. 
    Didnt reset the trip before I left so not sure on consumption (shows 20.9 average, up from 20.1 when I left) but the range was at 400 miles when I left with a full tank and it’s now on 398 on my return! 
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    Kiltox got a reaction from dome in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    There does seem to be the odd gem of an E53 colour combo around. I still think I win though  
    210 mile round trip today - faultless. Coolant level seems to be stable for now ?. 
    Didnt reset the trip before I left so not sure on consumption (shows 20.9 average, up from 20.1 when I left) but the range was at 400 miles when I left with a full tank and it’s now on 398 on my return! 
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    Kiltox got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    Pointless SUVs in awful colours unite!

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    Kiltox reacted to Split_Pin in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    Never look out across a Supermarket car park, the pallet is quite depressing.
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Split_Pin in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    There does seem to be the odd gem of an E53 colour combo around. I still think I win though  
    210 mile round trip today - faultless. Coolant level seems to be stable for now ?. 
    Didnt reset the trip before I left so not sure on consumption (shows 20.9 average, up from 20.1 when I left) but the range was at 400 miles when I left with a full tank and it’s now on 398 on my return! 
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    Kiltox reacted to cort16 in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    Theres a hellrot red one in at may local garage just now dont think I've seen another red one.
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    Kiltox reacted to Cheggers in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    Spotted earlier today. Brown with beige interior
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    Kiltox reacted to kinkersaab in **YELLOW SHITE INCOMING * *. Kinkersaabs collection as they emerge and get cleaned   
    I have new wheel badges on their way



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    Kiltox got a reaction from loserone in 320Touring - Back in the game with a Berlingo..   
    I wonder when it last had Michelin tyres on  
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    Kiltox got a reaction from 320touring in 320Touring - Back in the game with a Berlingo..   
    I wonder when it last had Michelin tyres on  
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    Kiltox reacted to Matty in The consequence of bodge...   
    Did a mark 6 golf tdi Monday. Never seen the fella before couple of years older than me but dressed like a ten year old. "Its making a funny noise when braking, can you sort it im going to London in it tomorrow". 3 calipers (one was mendable) discs and pads all round, all slider pins seized. Had to talk to him when he came back for it. 3 tyres practically down to the cords on the inner edge, one with good tread but wouldn't hold air for more than half an hour. Both headlights with cataracts, abs and traction control warning lights permanently on.  Predictably he wasn't arsed and still planned to drive it to the other end of the country and back. Shame there's no police around to pull these dickheads over and impound their cars before they kill decent law abiding citizens but that's ten years of bullshit austerity for you. End of the day if you can't afford to maintain a car properly then a pedestrian you are my son 
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    Kiltox reacted to 320touring in 320Touring - Back in the game with a Berlingo..   
    Today it was time for this to be spoiled.
    As last of the big spenders, I had splashed out £28.85 on some service items..
    5L 5W40 Fully Synthetic oil from Asda (£15)
    Oil filter
    Air filter
    Fuel filter (totalling £13.85)
    After a spirited run to the unit, the Pela was deployed.
    Whilst that chooched away, attention was turned to the air filter
    Despite appearances, the two screws on the airbox came out cleanly:

    after removing the maf connector the lid was lifted off and the filter extracted

    The old one didn't look too bad - but as I had the new one in stock, it'd be rude not to change it.
    Next was the fuel filter:
    As this is a late MK1  2.0hdi Berlingo, it has a Siemens (snigger) fuel system. Earlier ones came with a Bosch setup.
    In their infinite wisdom, this means that the fuel filter housings are different too. The two fuel filters I had in-stock were for the earlier Bosch system - an embuggerance!
    Nevertheless, I acquired the correct filter and could press on with the job.
    Removing the filter lock ring required the use of a screwdriver and finishing hammer

    Much like the lock ring on an in-tank fuel pump.
    That removed, the electrical connector (!?) Off and the leftmost fuel pipe removed, it was time to get the filter out.

    This had obviously been in post for quite some time.. 
    New filter in, and it was time to change the seal at the top of the housing - handily supplied with the filter.
    Then the locking ring, fuel pipe and connector were refitted
    By now, the oil had been sooked and drained out. Time for the oil filter then.

    Nicely accessible at the bottom front of the engine.
    Time to play "hunt the oil leak"
    Firstly, time to get it skywards (pictured here with a motley crew of assembled scrap)

    Then crawl underneath and see what was what.
    The answer? Who knows? It's a maze of pipes and everything was honking

    I cleaned up as best I could, then turned my attention to bleeding the brakes.
    That improved the pedal feel somewhat, and made the most of what looks like very recent front discs and pads!
    The rear drums were externally crusty, and I suspect the rear brakes could do with some adjustment (I think the auto adjusters are not), but I didn't want to start stripping them down without spare parts available.
    That done, fresh oil (4.5L) was put in and leaks checked for. All good - only the pre-existing oil leak present.
    An initial start showed it to be happy, so the service light was reset - apparently 12500 miles to the next one.. I reckon it may be more like 8-10k if it stays on fleet that long.
    The last things to do were - apply a temporary* fix to the air duct locator.

    Note down the paint code lest I lose my mind and attempt to sort some of the bodywork issues.
     

     
    It drove the 40 miles home with no issue, so calling that a win!
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Hawkeyethenoo in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    Pointless SUVs in awful colours unite!

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    Kiltox got a reaction from crad in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Any chance we can apply something similar (perhaps stricter) to the for sale section? We seem to have an influx of people only joining to try and buy cheap shite with no interaction elsewhere. 
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    Kiltox reacted to Aston Martin in Panda Alessi: Avril Lagreen   
    In theory, the second week of September is collection day.
     
    Although it will involve Trains, Planes and Automobiles... during a pandemic.
     
    I'm starting a rumour that @Kiltox is meeting me in a 100HP. ?
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Aston Martin in I bought the best Tesla Model 3 rival from 2008 (aka “The World’s Shittest Electric Car”)   
    Right. I’ve massively neglected pretty much everything for the past few months however today I have dispatched a shipment of fail to @cobblers in the hope that the Aixam battery charger unit can be resurrected. 
    Updates as I get them!
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    Kiltox got a reaction from binhoker668 in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Any chance we can apply something similar (perhaps stricter) to the for sale section? We seem to have an influx of people only joining to try and buy cheap shite with no interaction elsewhere. 
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in I bought the best Tesla Model 3 rival from 2008 (aka “The World’s Shittest Electric Car”)   
    Right. I’ve massively neglected pretty much everything for the past few months however today I have dispatched a shipment of fail to @cobblers in the hope that the Aixam battery charger unit can be resurrected. 
    Updates as I get them!
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    Kiltox got a reaction from theshadow in I bought the best Tesla Model 3 rival from 2008 (aka “The World’s Shittest Electric Car”)   
    Started having a look at this today, short on time/energy at the moment 
    Strip down went well....

    Getting the seats out was much easier than expected but I think that’s because they’ve been out recently. 

    Tested all the battery voltages and they seem to be healthy enough - not sure we do have a dead one after all. Restored the charging circuitry to the default (fucked) Aixam charger which revived the clocks. 
    Going to send the charger to @cobblers to see if he can work his magic on it, I think!
    Surprised to see it had new batteries in 2015 at a cost of £1200!
     
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Tickman in I bought the best Tesla Model 3 rival from 2008 (aka “The World’s Shittest Electric Car”)   
    Right. I’ve massively neglected pretty much everything for the past few months however today I have dispatched a shipment of fail to @cobblers in the hope that the Aixam battery charger unit can be resurrected. 
    Updates as I get them!
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    Kiltox got a reaction from paulplom in I bought the best Tesla Model 3 rival from 2008 (aka “The World’s Shittest Electric Car”)   
    Right. I’ve massively neglected pretty much everything for the past few months however today I have dispatched a shipment of fail to @cobblers in the hope that the Aixam battery charger unit can be resurrected. 
    Updates as I get them!
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Jerzy Woking in I bought the best Tesla Model 3 rival from 2008 (aka “The World’s Shittest Electric Car”)   
    Right. I’ve massively neglected pretty much everything for the past few months however today I have dispatched a shipment of fail to @cobblers in the hope that the Aixam battery charger unit can be resurrected. 
    Updates as I get them!
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    Kiltox got a reaction from RobT in I bought the best Tesla Model 3 rival from 2008 (aka “The World’s Shittest Electric Car”)   
    Right. I’ve massively neglected pretty much everything for the past few months however today I have dispatched a shipment of fail to @cobblers in the hope that the Aixam battery charger unit can be resurrected. 
    Updates as I get them!
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    Kiltox got a reaction from wuvvum in I bought the best Tesla Model 3 rival from 2008 (aka “The World’s Shittest Electric Car”)   
    Right. I’ve massively neglected pretty much everything for the past few months however today I have dispatched a shipment of fail to @cobblers in the hope that the Aixam battery charger unit can be resurrected. 
    Updates as I get them!
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