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    Replace DPF in BMW service option

    Air filter is due for a change at my next service. I renewed it when I attempted to blank the non-existent swirl flaps. It's a bit of a faff from what I remember.
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    Replace DPF in BMW service option

    2007 E60 525d LCI Engine Oil Service - £169. 98 Engine oil service + microfilter - £248. 61 Engine oil service and all filters - £481. 42 DPF - £1652.29 Some interesting differences there.
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    M5 heading for M5

    Lovely looking M5 leaving A40 Cheltenham for M5 southbound around 12.15 today. Reg P500 S*M.
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    Replace DPF in BMW service option

    My screenshot was based on 12-year-old E60 525d (3-litre). Selected dealer was Cotswold since they are my nearest.
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    Replace DPF in BMW service option

    I noticed this last week when looking for a price for air-con service. You have to drill down from here with vehicle details. Seems the price is higher for my car at least!
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    Noob with vibration issues - help!

    Guess you'll need to take the diagnosis and quote to the dealer. Good luck - hopefully the specialist put his findings in writing.
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    Help!!

    Hi, welcome to the forum. I can understand your concern. If your garage was a general garage business you may need either an independent specialist or a BMW dealer if the fault is obscure or intermittent. The E60 /61, like most modern cars, is complicated beast. On the other hand there are some very knowledgeable members on here and they may well be able to get closer to the problem.
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    Noob with vibration issues - help!

    Good result then! Yes indeedy!
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    Test drove my first e60 yesterday My opinions.

    Yes, the M5 bit would never sell it to me. In other respects it looks worth a phone call or viewing if only to gain a bit more familiarity with the model or rule this one out. Not a fan of 'gangsta glass' meself, but each to their own....
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    Food porn

    A colleague used to have an email signature "Beer: so much more than a breakfast drink". I'm not sure it improved his career prospects though.
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    Line of duty

    . DefinAtely - me too. . Don't know it. . Was wondering that. But last night's twist was a total surprise!
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    Test drove my first e60 yesterday My opinions.

    The Autotrader one is missing a chunk of audio, has little MOT history, the MOT expires in July, and the MOT date in the advert doesn't match the Government website data. The PH car has a good MOT and a long list of MOT passes with just a couple of tyre-related incidents (which can happen to anyone) and an advisory on brake pads. Doesn't smack of a neglected car. The dash warning could be something simple/insignificant but I guess we'll never know.
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    Test drove my first e60 yesterday My opinions.

    The Autotrader one would have me looking elsewhere right away. The written description is awful. No disrespect to the owner if they have literacy problems, but ffs they could get someone else to read through the advert and correct it.
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    Test drove my first e60 yesterday My opinions.

    Even easier to swap wheels. The one I linked to rings truer to me. If it's been in the same ownership for 12 years it suggests (again, to me) that the owner liked and hopefully cared for it. No way of knowing without seeing it and the owner in the flesh, but finding a manual(?) petrol 530i that's in good nick mechanically, bodily, cosmetically AND ticks all the right boxes for toys is going to be a pretty tall order. There's probably one out there, but the youngest E60 is now getting on for 9 years old and most will show some sign of that.
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    Test drove my first e60 yesterday My opinions.

    Interesting, the Pistonheads ad says private seller. I'm not keen on the alloys but if the car was right in all other respects they wouldn't put me off buying. They are a bargaining chip and can be changed - there's possibly someone out there gagging for just those wheels.
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