I've joined to say thank you for all the advice and experiences you have shared on the forum.
I've had my 2005 525d se e61 for four years and still love it as much as when I first bought it. Over the years I've asked google "how to" and usually end up here!
two nights ago I replaced both thermostats and got my over cooling engine up to a whopping 92"
Needless to say I will be trolling the forum for other things I can do to my car. Not only to save some money but I got an enormous sense of pride from doing the job myself. (& knowing the jobs been done)
im an airbrush artist from the midlands, I dabble in a bit of vinyl graphics on the side. have a look see what you think http://www.envycustompaint.com
putting my winter wheels on this week. But am going to give them a quick colour change before I do, probably graphite grey (my car is mystic blue) just for a change
Next jobs id like to address and a few questions
to replace or remove? I'm a keep it stock kinda guy but BMW wanted over £1000 for one last year, scary when you see similar things for £250 on the interweb!
should I take it off and clean it?
or if it ain't broke don't fix it.
the level control failure occasionally pops up, wheres the first place I should start looking?
software / diagnostics
do they do this program for Mac OS?
so I can buy a cable from the firm mentioned on the forum?
toying with the idea of adding M sport body kit, (just a thought though)
My pride and joy is a 2005 BMW 525d se
with 130,000 miles on the clock
ive changed the thermostats,
restored the headlights,
LED angle eyes,
summer wheels & winter wheels,
tailgate window switch replaced and broke again (so I left that)
& repaired the tailgate wiring,
Thats about all I can think of
sorry for waffling
thanks for all the help and advice