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    G30 530d MSport , E46M3

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  1. JOhnKE39530d

    First service due.

    went to view an M3 at Berry Chiswick a few years back after paying £1000 deposit, flew to London and the salesman hadnt even prepped the car, it was down the back carpark yard in a mess with door seals hanging off etc. I'll never ever return or recommend them . In fairness the manager wrote an apology and refunded me all my costs but.....
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    Interim Oil Service

    what car/engine do you have? I've done an interim change on 530d with Castrol 0W30 while it was LL04 approved. now its not so looking for a shell etc.....seems hard to get 0w30 thats LL04 approved...
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    Castrol and LL04 approval ?

    Maybe F10 owbers are doing interim oil changes. and have a view on this. About to give my 530d its second interim oil change at 16k miles . However I noticed that the Castrol 0W30 that 5 months ago was LL04 approved , now appears it is not. Anyone got any insight into this - wonder if the oil has actually changed ?. What are you guys using for LL04 oil - shell or something else ? Thanks
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    Castrol and LL04 approval ?

    About to give my 530d its second interim oil change at 16k miles . However I noticed that the Castrol 0W30 that 5 months ago was LL04 approved , now appears it is not. Anyone got any insight into this - wonder if the oil has actually changed ?. ( Waiting on a response from Opie oil) What are you guys using for LL04 oil - shell or something else ?
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    E39 M5

    Looks fantastic and one of the best colours. Underside looks great - if I was retiring I'd be keeping that. Good luck with the sale.
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    Weekly Detail Complete.

    Very nice - mines the same except 530d. Whats the spec? What products or detailing methods did you use. I need to invest in a polisher and some products but not sure where to start. ....
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    Service Logbook

    All paperless now , stored on the key, but you can order a paper traditional service book from BMW dealer to record services - I do that for interim oil changes etc
  8. JOhnKE39530d

    Buying an e39 M5.

    that said , at this money they are competing with newer machinery like F10 M5s.....
  9. JOhnKE39530d

    Buying an e39 M5.

    Nice one for sale at Old Colonel Cars ( £30k) https://oldcolonelcars.co.uk/listing/bmw-e39-5-series-m5/. Nick Johnson has a few also around mid 20ks like good E46M3s - very very few real quality examples for sale. People are holding onto good ones
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    Sunroof slide opening

    I was referring to the glass.... ok that makes sense then . Thanks for the reply. I can sleep at night now
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    Sunroof slide opening

    Ok, so back from hols, tried flicking the switch but it doesn't slide fully back - stops about 3 " short. - @larriebeeam I missing something? Actually if you look at the sunroof and measure it im not sure it can go fully back as the roof slopes ( under the shark fin ariel) ?? can anyone confirm ? Thanks
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    530i, 540i or 530d

    530d MSport+ here - over ~ 3000 miles getting 42-43 mpg mixed driving. ... about 6-7 mpg better than my F10 530d. very refined, smooth etc. It'll only get better with age performance and economy wise as it gets 'ran-in' - reportedly after about 16k miles they get better. I was after some spec items that my F10 didn't have that suit my needs, specifically MSPort+ like the 20", larger brakes Visibility pack - like the adaptive lights which are great Spit rear seats - makes it very versatile eg picking up the kid with their bike..... Comfort access - didnt really want this but its grown on me Sunroof - will definitely use this more and more Good luck. I got Black and black interior. ( which is nice with proper contrast stitch and piping and sunroof) Bluestone is probably joint best colour IMO
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    Sunroof slide opening

    LOL. I was planning my conversation with the dealer already... ! Im away on hols but this has made my holiday .... had visions of sunroof trays coming out and all sorts to fix it !
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    Sunroof slide opening

    thanks !
  15. JOhnKE39530d

    Sunroof slide opening

    Havn't used the sunroof much but I noticed when sliding open last week it stops about 3 inches short of fully open. I can't remember if it opened full before - can anyone confirm if it does or if this is normal ? Thanks !
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