Saturday, 21 January 2017

Bmw x5 e70 x40d wheel alignment tracking

Update.

Had both fronts replaced with the continental sport contact rft about 2 weeks ago.

Then today managed to get a day off and pop into ninemeister (a Porsche specialist with Hunter alignment close to me)

Just over an hour.  £99 and the place is lush. Full of some amazing cars.

Surprisingly no issue with the fronts.  They even put the car on ramps to check for suspension or bush issues that may not have shown up but nothing wrong! So I'm no closer to why they run out on the edge? !

Rears out so corrected.

All in I'm pleased I know it's been checked. Let's see how they wear.

Conti tyres seem really good but tbh I haven't pushed the car much yet and the steering feel in an x5 is pretty benign anyway.

Next up I have white worm and lacquer chipped wheels to sort.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Bmw x40d new front tyres 44288 miles

Front left outer edge about to go through to canvas.  Changed both fronts. With a view to getting hunter alignment done very soon.

Old tyres

Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport RFT
275/40 R20 106W XL runflat *

New tyres

The car is an AUC so to avoid any differential warranty issues I chose to stay with run flats and star rating (the latter being the important one)

275/40R20 106W CONTINENTAL SPORT CONTACT 5 *

run flat.  Bmw star rated

Won awards : todo add link

Fitted on my drive by event Tyres (AA tyres)

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Club sport edition 40 launched

http://www.car24news.com/vw-golf-gti-clubsport-edition-40-launched/

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Bmw x40d e70 mpg update : 520 miles 27.9 mpg

Good mpg. Took the tank down to ----- range.
Trip to Scotland at 85mph. Car excels at cruising.