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    E39 540i M Sport, previously E28 525e

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  1. DanRooms

    CD changer stuck

    A quick thump has sorted it! Thanks!
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    CD changer stuck

    I, being old, still listen to the occasional CD but the 6 CD changer in the boot is now refusing to eject. Tried levering it out a bit, but it seems pretty fragile so don't want to hamfistedly break anything in there. Anyone else had this issue and managed to retrieve the awkward piece of equipment? Apologies for the crummy pics.
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    540i leaky rocker covers

    Cool, I'll definitely try some genuine items – not sure what's on there at the minute. Did you get an occasional hot oily whiff in the cabin when yours were leaking? I'm hoping that's the cause of that, rather than something more serious.
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    540i leaky rocker covers

    Got a problem I need to address pretty soon I guess– a bit of an oil leak from the rocker covers. The gaskets on there were done two years ago, I guess they should last longer than that, so perhaps the covers themselves are warped? Anyone got any tips where to get them, or upgrades? Is it a DIY job for a mechanical doofus like myself or better to leave it to a pro?
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    Which service do I need?

    Cheers RDL. Yeah I got them to do a few bits, but left easy stuff like air filters for myself. Looking at the history it's had a new rad (I've heard about them blowing up at 100K miles!) There is a note about the viscous fan being weak though, this would make sense as the electric fan does seem to cut in more often than I feel is normal. New fan clutch next on the to do list!
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    Which service do I need?

    Jesus, yeah they are definitely trying to rip me off on those filters! Thanks for the links.
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    Which service do I need?

    Cool, I'll go for an Inspection 1 then. The Pollen filters, they want to charge £75 each for them – sounds steep! Is it worth the extra for a K&N air filter then?
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    Which service do I need?

    Oh yeah, just serviced properly. There a a couple of good independents near me.
  9. DanRooms

    Which service do I need?

    Firstly, hi! I bought my 540i sport just over a week ago and so far I love it! I knew the car needed a service when I bought it, I'm just trying to figure out whether I need Inspection 1 or 2. It's got 88,000 on the clock, previously it's had Insp. 1 at 84k just over a year ago, Insp. 1 at 82k in 2016 and Insp. 2 at 78k in 2015. Do you think I had better get the big service done or would another inspection 1 be OK for now? Any advice much appreciated!
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    E39 Buying Guide

    Hi, one question – did the VANOS horrors affect the normal 540i engine or will all of those be OK?
  11. DanRooms

    STOLEN 525e D836DHP

    Thanks guys. Yeah, I've shared the hell out of it. Fingers crossed it turns up, but I'm not counting on it.
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    STOLEN 525e D836DHP

    Oh yeah – my area would help! I'm in Reading, so could be anywhere in the South East by now...
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    STOLEN 525e D836DHP

    Woke up this morning to see my beloved E28 had vanished. Pretty pissed off as you can imagine! If you see anything or hear anything please let me know. I'm in the Reading area but it could be anywhere by now. It's in Royal Blue, currently on E34 Style 5's. Picture attached for reference.
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    What is this?!

    Aha! OK I'll pop it back in there then! Thanks!
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    What is this?!

    So I was finishing an oil change the other day, mopping up a couple of drips from that undertray that goes round the the sump and found this. No idea where it came from or how long it had been there. Any ideas what it is? Should I be worried? Car seems OK without it...
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