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  1. Just found this video (dated May2018), seems to be fair comment, should be informative for most potential newbie E60/E61 owners. Buying a used BMW 5 series E60, E61 - 2003-2010, Buying advice with Common Issues There's a few other BMW vids by the same guy (yet to watch them): Buying a used BMW 5 series F10/F11 - 2010-2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8v58QiaWYI Buying a used BMW 7 series F01 - 2008-2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVV1isHe4hg Buying a used BMW M5 (F10) - 2011-2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geoivnl1QrY Buying a used BMW M5 E39 - 1998-2003 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqYtJ4XWTpM
  2. Hi all, I am new here but I have been reading for a few days now. Looking to buy a E60 so it would be great if you could help me with this! Ideal car to find: E60 2005-2007 auto gearbox, £7000-9000, up to 80.000miles, < 3L engines (less HP, cheaper to insure!), full leather, heated seats, iPod connection, NO-runflats! (anything else on top of this is a welcomed extra) E60, 520d & 525d vs 523i & 528i (I only do a max of 7000miles/year) Check EGR and Main Stat > Hidden menu after engine warm up should be: 89-93C Auto-Gearbox - listen for any crashing sounds Swirl flaps (higher mil are is more risk?) Oil leaks (Turbo, etc) DPF check on iDrive anything else ??? I don't mind doing some work myself on the car with some guidance on the forums, ..I have done this on some past cars with very good results, but I have never messed with a more "computerized" car like this (I had cars usually <2000) Any other advice before I go out there and start to test drive? For under 7k miles/Y would you recommend the petrol engine rather than the diesel? Thanks so much for any help in advance! Andy
  3. Hi all, My mate is looking at purchasing an E38 735 V8 Sport Individual with 136k on the clock as a daily. I have no clue about these cars or in fact V8’s and wanted to get some pointers on what to look out for before we go view it soon. He’s asking for £2000 and this was the last thing he stated; “Its been stood for a couple of months service rust on the discs due to being stood for several months some rust on off side rear arch and since battery went flat traction control light on dash but wil garage to check and clear with mot.” Here are some pics - the specs are in the last few pics. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Cheers Shaz
  4. Hello Everyone, First post on the forum, forgive me if this information is already in the forums somewhere (please send me the links). As the title suggests I would be grateful for some buying advice. I'm looking to buy a 2004/5 530/535D with around 80k on the clock, I am currently going through the selection process test driving etc . I have read through other posts on the forum and have got a good idea of what to look for etc, however I do have a few questions: I understand there is an issue with the swirl flaps, is there anyway I tell if the swirl flaps are on their way out or have broken by test driving or looking in the engine bay? are there any symptoms I should look out for? There seems to be an issue with the DPF which is quite expensive to replace, again any symptoms I should look out for? On the DPF I have read posts that https://terraclean.co.uk/ will clean it, anyone had this done? was it successful? Any other mechanical things I should look out for? Look forward to your responses D
  5. Hello, I can do with some help on choosing new car. Puzzled with what to do next. On one hand I realy like 520d SE but new ED with better mpg made me question my earlier decision. Now I thought I can differentiate them by media freezing at a price. With 520d SE I can get Pro. media package but with ED Bus. media pack. I think the price is worth the big screen, internal HDD, DVD and 3d views etc. but with ED savings on emissions (i.e. tax) made me think again. I do not see any other difference between the two besides mpg(62 vr. 58), media(bus. vr. pro), CO2 emissions(119 vr. 125), and of course price. Did I miss anything? About interior until last week I was sure about venetian beige but someone suggested to me it might be too light and with jet black exterior. Also with two kids under 4. Any comments? Any recommendation on factory fitted options would be very much apreciated. Many thanks.
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