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Hello all! Here's my E39 530i SE Touring!

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Hopefully the start of a long and loving relationship....

 

She's covered 122,000 miles. I've just recently carried out Inspection. 2 and rocker cover gasket. Passed the MOT yesterday with a single advisory of a worn KDS link!

 

What a pearler.

 

 

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Welcome to the forums @thdoyle ;) 

 

Where about's are you located (you can amend this in your profile so show under your username etc) :) 

 

Looks a lovely motor, any plans?

 

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On 5/13/2018 at 12:02 AM, norightsock said:

Looks nice...how much did inspection 2 and rocker cover gasket cost or did you do it yourself mate?

 

Hi. I did this myself. Basically did:

Spark plugs £60

Oil and filter (Castrol edge 0w30) £85

Air filter £20

Micro filters £30

AC belt and Drive belt £50

Complete coolant flush £25

Checked all gaitors and rubber mounts

Replaced rocker cover gasket £45

 

I've tried getting the CD multichanger working but no luck. A new one of those needed.

 

I plan to swap tyres out and do a brake fluid change and I'm done (for now!!)

 

 

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On 5/13/2018 at 10:10 AM, d_a_n1979 said:

Welcome to the forums @thdoyle ;) 

 

Where about's are you located (you can amend this in your profile so show under your username etc) :) 

 

Looks a lovely motor, any plans?

 

Located in the south, near Marlborough.

 

I will use the car for mountain bike trips fairly often. The car now has Thule rack and bike carriers.

I'm planning a trip to Tuscany in it next year! 

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On ‎5‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 12:02 AM, norightsock said:

Looks nice...how much did inspection 2 and rocker cover gasket cost or did you do it yourself mate?

 


I was quoted about £200 by a local garage (not a BMW Specialist) to do just the rocker cover gasket - this garage has been great with other work before.
However, it's not that complicated, a little time consuming. I'm tempted to do this job myself (likely needs doing soon), with just the expense of a gasket + sealant (< £30?) plus a few hours of my time.  :)

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