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    Top Gear to get worse.

    I don't know why they didn't do what Fifth Gear does/did and get some racing drivers in. Plato & Tiff are both great drivers as well as presenters. VBH is some eye candy & a car Journo, and the other presenters (Johnny & Tom- who use to write for TG magazine) were also good. They had a laugh, did some good stuff (no real adventures) but is entertaining enough. Also seemed to be more of a conversation/discussion flow than scripted like TG was.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Checked coolant this morning (last checked on Sunday) and found it was nigh on a litre down. Saw tell tale signs that my EGR thermostat was leaking. Bought a new one today in case it had failed, only to find the seal had melted some how . . . . so i replaced the seal and refitted the old thermostat. After it was checked and there was no leaks i did the bleed screw back up, only for the head to shear off. Which then meant i had to fit the new one anyway not a hard job, or expensive. But incredibly frustrating.
  3. Here's Delphi's website with some good information. https://www.delphiautoparts.com/gbr/en/product/brake-discs A car MFR doesn't make all their own parts, so the discs/pads will be made by another party (probably Brembo or the alike). All they do is make it to a spec the BMW want, it doesn't mean other brands are of lesser quality. You have lots of aftermarket choice like EBC, Pagid, Eicher etc. I've used various brands over the years and not had issues with bad fitment/reduced performance/bad quality and so on. I will say only use 'known brands' and avoid cheap Chinese rubbish.
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    Leak from Turbo Seal

    what engine is it?
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    177bhp 2008 520d egr vacuum pipe query

    check https://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do to see what pipe goes where. I'm guessing no one replied because they don't know . . . .
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    Possible battery/electrical issue

    if that's battery is not holding charge, it's finished. Get a battery charge test done on it to test the health of the cells.
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    Which glow plugs for N47?

    Googling the part number 12230035934, brings up many sites. All seem to show it as 7V & 134mm long. You should be able to pick up Bosch parts @ £20 a piece. https://retail.andrewpage.com/bmw-5_series-520-2.0-diesel-2008/product/glow-plugs-12462/glow-plug/PLUG%400250603006
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    Suspect engine sensor issue

    no fault codes at all?
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    Help Please

    how do you know its leaking? Can you see a patch on the road beneath? Or is it losing oil on the dip stick/smoking?
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    Help Please

    Which year engine is it/Power output?
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    BMW Finance - PCP

    If you're looking to buy it outright anyway, why not look at the Hire purchase option instead? Max 80% deposit upfront
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    Winter tyres - it's that time of year!

    Continental WinterContacts TS830/860. Great tyre, performed well in all winter weather. Car always felt stable and responsive.
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    post-Brexit and BM car prices

    No one knows anything yet, so don't worry.
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    Parts - buy cheap buy twice !

    A much cheaper option (circa £140) is this, smaller and probably easy enough to locate on the dash to view your required data. https://www.scangauge.com/products/scangauge-ii/
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Fitted a new charged air temp sensor. Engine is now smoother than before, fuel economy a slight improvement & a more linear pull through the range.