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  1. Hi peeps My X5 is back in the shop again - got the brake light trifecta again. This is round 3(!) after previously having the ABS control unit repaired and then replaced after it failed again. But this time, after reversing out of a parking space and then moving off at low speed i noticed a juddering from the rear of the vehicle and resistance. Pulled over and turned it off, and then got off the main road. Was OK on the short drive home. Did it again then next time i did a short trip to the supermarket, but this time the brake system lights all activated and the judder stopped Nursed it in at low speed to Driscoll Motors this morning for them to look at. The bit of reading I've done points to this maybe being ABS Master Cylinder rear release valve sticking 😕 Ideas? Anyone had this issue before?
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    New member

    @Den can probably provide some advice on 1Ms They're an awesome vehicle and holding their value extremely well …. And welcome to Bimmersport!
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    2009 325i LCI in Wellington for $13900 ONO

    GLWS Phil!
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    Newbie from Taranaki

    Welcome Tony! We're planning a couple of drives up your way in the near future :)
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    First question - why do you have both the E53 and E70? And what differences do you notice/appreciate between the two?
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    Intro - new Z4 owner

    Nice! Welcome to BimmerSport Roger
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    @SRacin boy you have been thorough! As I keep telling myself - only makes sense to be thorough if you keep the vehicle for a good while! Re the key I just ordered one from Winger BMW. Pricey? yes, but not as bad as some other brands apparently … @BrokeMyWallet - so that's a 2nd recent radiator replacement? And the usual plastic and rubber fails we have to expect. Did either of you get MBIs on your vehicles? SO glad I did on mine... as I'm not hands-on... Went for a Sunday jaunt in the X5 over in the Wairarapa with the BMW Club - most enjoyable!
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    Newbie to the forum from Auckland

    Welcome Bashar - nice 5 series!
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    So @BrokeMyWallet and @SRacin how are your E53 X5s going a year later? This is what I'd done a year ago... repair ABS unit fix ABS pump bracket and pressure sensor (this was all due to the 'brake light trifecta') replace thermostat fix instrument cluster (dead pixels) replace radiator and hoses replace 2 x window regulators replace both rocker cover gaskets replace trans main oil seal replace both front lower brake reaction rod arms new key (they use a capacitor not batteries - and die eventually) plus regular servicing stuff including 2 large front tyres! And 15 months on have done these items (inc. 3 additional MBI claims)... Replace all discs, calipers and pads Replace 2 x front axle assemblies replace left lower suspension arm replace 1 x air shock replace valve cover gasket replace ABS ECU (failed after repair) Along with 8 new spark plugs and 2 rear tyres, along with some cosmetic: Fixed 2 kerbed wheels (Wheel Magician) Leather restoration on steering wheel, armrest, front seats (FibreNew) Pete
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    New to this forum

    Welcome to BimmerSport Eric! I think we'd all like to see a pic of you M3 Comp! Hope to see you join the BMW Car Club too... We're fortunate to have 2 great complementary communities!
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    Welcome John - great looking vehicle and love the interior!!!
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    330ci low km?

    Looks tidy.
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    +1 on that Ben! Fantastic vehicle. Very low kms too ... I didn't know any were sold new in NZ TBH. $5K for the CIC u/g - sheesh! Pics for posterity!
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    Welcome to BimmerSport Hona!
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    BMW M6 M635csi 1986

    Awesome - congrats Julian!!! Enjoy Always nice to see a classic end up in good hands.
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    1986 BMW 525E with 2.7L Stroker, 5-Speed Manual

    Looks very tidy! GLWS
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    Hello from a newbie

    Welcome to BimmerSport Martin! Looks like a beaut wagon FYI we have a very active community and branch of the BMW Car Club here in Welly. I'll tag you onto the 3 events we have coming up.
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    First euro - Hi From the Wairarapa

    Welcome Stephen and congrats on the 135i! MBIs/warranties are great but pre-existing conditions won't typically be covered so it will be best to get the dealer to sort it - including getting an independent check done by somebody who knows what they're doing. Be aware that for a lot of nav system changes from Japanese spec to NZ (say for E60) it is a mix of hardware and software. Not sure what it is for a 135i. Somebody like Eurosurgeon would know. Have tagged you on to a couple of local events.
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    New BMW in Wellington! E39 530i

    Welcome Boston - nice to meet you at the last pub night and congrats on the tidy E39! Sorry to hear about the Alfa - understand how gutted you must have been when that happened 😕
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    Hi from Auckland

    Out of the whole lot, which have you most enjoyed owning? (and it doesn't have to be a Bimmer)
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    BMW M6 M635csi 1986

    Many of us will look strange with age too
  22. Welcome Jimmy - great old tank Qube's 42s would be a good bet. Good active community in Welly....
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    Hi from Auckland

    That's a great variety Hugo! Always interesting to see peoples' journeys and what they've enjoyed. Yes the air suspension on Mercs can be pricey - one of the reasons I chickened out of an E55.
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    Bmw noob

    Hey James - congrats on your new vehicle and welcome to BimmerSport! Great community on here
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    E36 M3 1994

    GLWS - sad day indeed!