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  1. Doesn't look too bad if you replace both doors. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-520D-DIESEL-2-0-E60-2003-2009-LCI-M47N2-BLACK-N-S-REAR-PASSANGER-COMPLETE-/222476105938?hash=item33cc9bf8d2:g:2qMAAOSwBOtY8kT~ http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-520D-DIESEL-2-0-E60-2003-2009-LCI-M47N2-BLACK-N-S-FRONT-PASSANGER-COMPLETE/222476104847?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D44293%26meid%3D8be44bffa13144efbb43bf1ce8df6a42%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D222476105938
  2. Check pan for leak and low oil (at 40c). Replacing the TC will only buy you time. The problem is the valve body (mechatronics) which is worn. I get the occasional fluctuating revs when going up a hill. I had the pan and fluid changed 2.5 years ago. TC last 300K miles. Overhaul kits are not that expensive, if you can get box out of the car there are plenty of videos and I'm sure you can fix it and save money.
  3. Swap the change-over valve (electric valve) #4 with the exhaust flap control which is found behind left luggage compartment. I had same issue and replaced #2 pressure converter.
  4. What model is your car, pre-LCi or LCi?
  5. Try their web catalogue http://ows.tecdoc.net/hella/index.jsp?country=DE&language=en&articleCountry=DE General Article Number 6PR 007 868-031 Article Status Normal Packing Unit 1 EAN 4082300145861 Criteria Supplementary Article/Supplementary Info with seal Number of connectors 3 Number of mounting bores 3 Rated Voltage 12 V Plug Type Blade Terminal
  6. Faulty alternator will flag generator fault and sometimes power management fault.
  7. Scan for codes and check the tailgate hinge loom for breaks since you have a wagon, E61
  8. Put it in the oven (fan assisted), you got nothing to lose. Cheaper than an IR reflow workstation.
  9. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/
  10. Once properly warmed up it shouldn't go below 87. This is why your dpf got blocked.
  11. If in doubt, mark the parts and take a picture beforehand. I always ask them to return old parts, even fuel filter.
  12. I always reset the interim service, but will make sure the maximum mileage between two dealer service 15,000 miles which is recorded in the service book. As for personal services use a spreadsheet: SERVICE RECORD BMW PUBLIC.xls
  13. ......needs to be carried out by a 'qualified' person
  14. Not much if you are CONSTANTLY on the road. However, as Andrew (535iAR) already stated that shelf life becomes the important factor since rubber deterioates over time despite all the UV stabilisers and additives. The problem is further exemplified with uneven tyre loading, notable with parked vehicles. I have experienced a tyre which would constantly require topping up despite no puncture found with perfectly sealed rim. In the past, most large tyre fitters like National would fit 3 year old tyres and now it's two. If you are paying £150-£170 for a tyre then you would certainly want the latest production batch.