Bought this the other week....BMW 525D M-Sport. little improvement project.

  1. anto Forum Supporter

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  2. anto Forum Supporter

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    Correct, around 50oC from memory.
    I have the diagnostic software to monitor temps so il be sorted that way.
    Il do it in my uncles pit so that will take care of the levelling situation as well.
     
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  3. I try! :D
     
  4. Got my wheels back, fitted with badges and centre caps. Very happy. It’s totally lifted the finish of the car to the next level. It’s still a 13 year old motor but looks a quality product.

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    Coincidentally it went back to BMW today for a recall on the battery cable which has 3 possible stages of repair.
    1st is just a re-grease of the battery cable bulkhead fitting in the boot, 2nd is some fettling and a minor repair before re-greasing and 3rd is to cut the offending section of boot floor out before replacing the square with a plastic sandwich with a new bulkhead fitting and reconnect the cable.
    Mine was just stage 1 with a report of no corrosion beneath the vehicle. Very pleased with that.
    I also got to play with this for 7 hours :D

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    It did however stop me from working on the garage! Weather was pants for the most part anyway. Never mind, tomorrow is another day.
     
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  5. Following fitting the splitter to my T5 I thought I’d do the skirts and splitter on the Beemer. £189 for both from eBlag.

    Splitter is nut and bolted and the skirts are drilled and tapped into the plastic sill covers then removed and sikkaflexed before rebolting. Nice and solid now.

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  6. slim_boy_fat

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    Nice. I'm a purist so I'd get rid of the M badging.....:ashamed:
     
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    It is amazing what a difference a set of refurbed alloys makes.
     
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  8. Munkul Member

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    looks great! I'd dial the M colours back a bit like Slim says but I love the splitter and skirts. Can't get over how modern they still look, 15 years on, they're a fine, fine looking saloon, they've aged really well.
     
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  9. Whilst you’re all entitled to offer advice regarding the M details, however it is an M-Sport including the suspension, interior and bodywork options and secondly it’s my car so I get the final shout! :D

    Haha.
     
  10. Matchless

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    Change the oil twice as often as recommended, use the correct grade / spec, the filter is optional at the intermediate oil changes, why, because the timing chains can and do wear out and when they break it is a big mess, BIG, the chain is about the same size as a push bike but driving the high pressure, 300bar? diesel pump and the camshafts, the worst thing about the chain is that the rollers do not rotate, they are fixed...…………… but a great car, I have a full size DIS in my garage, ex main dealer, technically still belongs to BMW...………. if you listen to the engine at a cold start you might just catch a noise one day, tinkling, that is the time to replace chains, every car has it's issues, maybe the last great BMW, an E39 is a future classic imho
     
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  11. jpmillermatic

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    verrrrrry nice!

    they dont make a low profile trunk spoiler for that do they?

    love the wheels. looks great.




    JP
     
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  12. Cheers @jpmillermatic , I believe they do. The M5 one is quite subtle.
     
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  13. fixerupper

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    Yeah those wheels look awesome ...That is a lot of car ..what sort of price does something like that fetch in the UK?
     
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  14. stuvy

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  15. I got it cheap, right time right place. Fixed clutch pedal, refurbished wheels, new battery, splitter and skirts sourced and fitted with change from £3k. In fact I’d make a little bit of money at £3k
    177BHP with 400Nm of torque! It’s quick but not rapid.
     
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  16. stuvy

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    change the rest:whistle:
     
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  17. slim_boy_fat

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    I'm firmly in this camp, in fact I change oil & filter at ridiculously low mileages [my motoring style now] - oil is cheap for what it does and it'd write the car off if the engine developed serious problem(s).
     
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    Good cars are so cheap in the UK ...in Crete second hand cars are so expensive ....
     
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    I could not do that to my E61, the standard M sport front bumper scrapes on some of the road humps round here.
     
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