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  1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530i-M-Sport-Touring-2008-E61-/184667783322?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 Rare old thing with one owner and a manual ‘box. Looks very well cared for too.
  2. I owned this car almost 10 years ago. Bought as a one owner car for £11k with 29k miles - just shows how much these cars have appreciated!
  3. jester77

    Halfords Oil Sale

    Thanks chaps - might plump for Magnatec then at that price. One other question - the car has Edge in currently, I guess it would be no issue to top up with Magnatec? (ie. mix the oils) Both 5w30
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    Halfords Oil Sale

    Got a 530i N53 and when I plug the reg into the Halfords site it seems to suggest that Magnatec is not suitable, should be Edge. Is that true? A shame if it is as the Edge is not on the same discount. Even more confusingly, there seems to be two versions of Castrol Edge 5W30 on their site: LL and M specs. The M is coming up as the recommended oil and the LL is deemed not suitable (but is the cheaper of the two annoyingly). Here is the M: https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-and-fluids/engine-oil/castrol-edge-5w-30-m-oil-1l-210078.html And the LL: https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-and-fluids/engine-oil/castrol-edge-5w30-oil-1-litre-252023.html?istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&amp;istFeedId=367c5610-f937-4c81-8609-f84582324cd6&amp;istItemId=xxxtxt&amp;istBid=t Finally, is there a benefit to switching to a thicker oil such as 5W40 on these engines? Keeping in mind that I do low mileage (<5k per year) and a mix of longer and shorter runs. I'm changing the oil every year rather than waiting for the OBC to tell me.
  5. jester77

    '07 E61 530i - exhaust recommendations

    Finally gave this a go with a nylon zip tie as suggested. Nice improvement to the low speed burble, definitely worth a 10 minute fiddle! Thanks again for the suggestion.
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    Stunning e34 535i sport

    Lovely car but can’t figure out whether it is genius or madness to set your eBay auction to end mid-afternoon on Boxing Day...
  7. Can't be many at that mileage still about - love slate green too! Not sure doing only 1k miles a year since 2006 is necessarily a good thing mind... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530-3-0i-auto-2001-i-SE-Touring-COLLECTORS-EXAMPLE-1-OWNER-35000-MILES-ONLY/293384140721?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Df686c89b465a47e2a379224b35d3b781%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D7%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D184044354469%26itm%3D293384140721%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A38eb4ba9-22b9-11ea-975d-74dbd180b018%7Cparentrq%3A208a951216f0ac3cd3c3ff7fffaa6d23%7Ciid%3A1
  8. I have an LCI 530i SE with electric seats - no lumbar, no heating. I don't find the seats very supportive and would like to fit either SE or sports seats with lumbar or comfort seats (if I can find a set). But just wondering if they would be plug and play without any new wiring harnesses etc. - does anyone know? Also, if the new seats were heated, is it much of a job to retrofit the controls? Thanks for any advice!
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    530d touring in beige!!

    That is a lot of beige! Quite like the exterior colour though and what’s not to like at that price!
  10. Worst photos in the world and looks like it would need a tidy up but interesting spec / colour combo, FBMWSH and reasonable price? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201906108864924 The non- working sunroof / potential leaks might put me off though...
  11. I know there are always people on the look out for these - nice example but that price is getting into F11 territory: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201905238273088
  12. '09 E61 525i manual with later style pro-nav at a good price, decent mileage, history... https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201902014521509
  13. OP - Looks like a great example! I've had my '57 LCI E61 530i SE with a manual 'box since October - got to say I'm very happy with it too! Bought it privately from its original elderly owner on 96k. He had it serviced annually at the same BMW specialist (he was 80 miles from the nearest BMW dealer!). Just had engine, gearbox and diff oil changed at a local specialist and they gave it a clean bill of health. It's had some injector work under warranty in the past and so far the N53 has been good as gold. It's a great load lugger with enough performance to be fun when conditions allow. And yet it's not worth much now so I don't worry too much about where I park it or something going wrong.
  14. Just spray it into the seal? No toothbrush to work it in?
  15. Thanks all, going to give it a go with a toothbrush if I can get in behind the curve of the perspex. An annoying design flaw for sure.