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    2007 BMW 525d M Sport LCi 2993cc

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  1. If only slipping - a gearbox service could and should do the trick just make sure you use ZF parts and oils.
  2. Check this long thread I started last year when my gearbox packed up with similar codes. Luckily my problem ended up being a cracked plastic part only costing £11 but it took a gearbox service to find the issue out.
  3. I double checked with my VIN and comes up with the cylindrical filter as per option 1 - which should make sense as you said it's for Diesel and mine is a 525dm (2993cc).
  4. As per the picture - the one on the right is the Cleaner Element and listed as a serviceable item on the service book, while the one on the left is the Air Filter which is not listed and I take it is separate from the Micro-Filters... which is listed also? Does the cylindrical air filter get changed at same time as either/or micro and element filters????
  5. Cheers!
  6. Yes just checked the magnates c3 5-30w is ll04 spec. £50 for all that was a bargain - where di you pick all that up from?
  7. This is the one I'm getting on the website - it's not 5-30w though and the option did give me my car with or without DPF, but both come up same. But might look around as Grizzle said on eBay. Cheers people
  8. 2007 525dm LCI (2993cc) - going for an oil change again but this time looking to buy my own oil. Can anyone tell me how many litres are required as I've read anywhere between 8 - 8.5 litres. ECP has a discount going on at the moment for Castrol Magnatec C3 5W-30 and for 8 litres coming up as £55.60. Would this be worth it compared whatever brand my indy would use (Quantum or Petronas I think) and the amount they would charge???? Thanks
  9. Someone mentioned Mahle as the OEM for fuel Filter so shall look for that. Im pretty sure you're right about it being an LCI thing as never come across the pollen filter on OBC. As ever thanks for your help... now to rack up some bills on the card!!!
  10. Nothing has come up at all for the pollen filter on the OBC - having said this I've never seen it listed when I go in to check the serviceable items like the oils and pads. Do ECP do decent oil and fuel filters???
  11. Bloody glad you're on here to reply on a regular!!! I checked the service book and I was mistaken last time air filter was changed was actually 2 years/10k miles ago. Oil was changed also Prior to that 4 years/23k miles ago oil and air filter was changed also. So would you recommend to change again as been done twice over 4 years with oil change as well on both times? Also are ECP parts ok for both these filters or OEM??? Thanks again.
  12. Is this just the posh name for an air filter and if so, last time I had it replaced was 4 years/23k miles ago so is it time to get it replaced again? Same with the micro-filter? Thanks
  13. I have a number of service items that need doing on my 2007 lci 525dm sport with 87k on the clock. The last time the fuel filter was replaced was 4 years/22k miles ago, so can anyone kindly advise me: 1) is it time to get it replaced again? 2) don't think the fuel pump ever got replaced, is this something that is required to be done also after a certain period? 3) are genuine BMW parts advisable for both the above or cheaper alternatives would work well with these particular parts? Many thanks
  14. Well yeah might as well. My oil change is due in 1800 miles but been two years since last change so I'm just going to do that along with it. I need to replace all 4 tyres as well so it's all totting up!!! Thanks for the help people - as always my 6 years being on here has always helped me. Im still stuck on the old anti-trap rear window thing that I've just never been able to reset following various methods on here, but that's another story lol!
  15. Guys just double checking that the outer edge of the disc is where 'lips' would occur, if so then there is definite lippage on all four discs. Also my brake fluid change in the OBC is showing up to be done in a few months, I'm guessing this is part of the brake pad/disc change??