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pidgeonpost last won the day on August 26 2017

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  1. If you enter the last 7 digits of your VIN into Realoem and drill down to find your inlet manifold it should tell you. Our 2007 525d LCI doesn't have them but I only found out after buying blanks and dismantling it. Other things to watch for - correct coolant temperature (may need new thermostats), healthy battery correctly registered or coded to the car. Ideally get diagnostics hooked up and check for fault codes. If you're going for a Touring then others have reported tailgate problems due to wiring fatigue, water ingress (see sticky in E60/61 section). I'm sure others can add to this. Good luck!
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    I bet if you look hard enough you'll find a few portraits of Wolfie Smith on their walls from the BBC series 'Citizen Smith'. Clear evidence, if it was ever in doubt, that Auntie has commie leanings.
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    F10 525d brake pads and discs

    Those countersunk screws seem prone to seizing. Not sure why. I replaced mine and added a dab of copper grease, though I believe that ceramic grease or past is now the way to go.
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    DPF/Glow Plugs

    Our car has gone from 1>2>3 plugs duff over 4 years but still regens OK. No problem with cold weather starts either.
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    Fast opening bootlid on saloon

    I doubt you'll have any trouble. You need a bit of beef to stretch the spring but that's it.
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    F10 525d brake pads and discs

    One of these is handy too unless you're on good terms with the local Spinal Injuries Unit.
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    Fast opening bootlid on saloon

    Sow a couple of extra please mate!
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    Rear seat bench removal?

    Does it pull up and out from the front of the seat or the back? Not that I'm itching to do it, but it would be handy to know.
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    Fast opening bootlid on saloon

    Ha! Just you wait until your road rocket starts spitting it's dummy out, then you'll be sorry!
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    2003 E39 540i Sport Auto - Dead Gear Box - Free to Collect

    Well that didn't hang about did it?!
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    Fast opening bootlid on saloon

    On E60 there's a spring each side, but only the offside one has a damper inside it. I cheated on mine by relieving the tension on the nearside spring by moving it to a different slot. I'm not suggesting that as a permanent solution, just a stop-gap until the money tree recovers.
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    Fast opening bootlid on saloon

    As Andrew says. If it's like the E60 the damper is inside the offside spring, and there's a thread in the E60 section which shows that undamped opening can damage the spring attachment area over time. New spring/damper units are quite expensive too. Of course F-series may be different....
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    Looking for a 530 sport. What to look for?

    I agree! Some of us aren't bothered that we don't have Sport or 'M' badges don't y'know! At least no-one is breaking into the house looking for the keys to nick mine!
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    Something to look forward to?

    Try this one?
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    Something to look forward to?

    If this is the future best enjoy your infernal combustion engine while you can fellas!