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      02-04-2013, 06:04 AM   #1
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Bought a 535D M Sport!!

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After a long wait and search, I finally bought myself a pre-LCI 2006 535D M Sport on Saturday !! Mileage is 63k which is higher than I usually buy but full service history and figure this is not high for the type of car – plus, most others have been much higher mileage and without the toys. Its carbon black with black leather and very well specced and in great condition – absolutely love the adaptive xenons – they looked soo cool in the rear-view mirror on the drive home! Looks like a nice genuine car, a few cosmetics to sort but nothing major – got a few quid off to cover this – first impressions are very good!!

A few questions for the “guru’s” amongst us:

1. Although a service is not due, I am going to get my mechanic to do a full service/inspection for peace of mind – is there anything additional worth doing at the same time i.e. breather pipes, temp sensors etc?
2. Is there anything for my mechanic or me to specifically look for and check?
3. The silver trim in the middle of the gear knob has peeled a little – can this be removed and repainted or do I need to replace the whole gear knob?
4. The steering wheel and some of the surrounding trim has a bit of peel – like my 1 and 3 series – any fixes to this?
5. Are there any relatively inexpensive upgrades I can do to improve performance/economy without “ruining” the car?

The above probably wouldn’t bother most “normal” folk, but I want to get this motor looking & performing A1 so would appreciate any advice!!

P.S – will get some pics up shortly

Cheers!!
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      02-04-2013, 06:27 AM   #2
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congrats on the new toy mate and catch wait to see some pics!!!!

any plans on mods or you keeping her as she is??

regarding the peel i know what you mean and am looking for ways to get this resolved! i have recently just had my lot re-trimmed in Alcantara to get rid of all the marks!!
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      02-04-2013, 06:31 AM   #3
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congrats on the new toy mate and catch wait to see some pics!!!!

any plans on mods or you keeping her as she is??

regarding the peel i know what you mean and am looking for ways to get this resolved! i have recently just had my lot re-trimmed in Alcantara to get rid of all the marks!!
Thanks mate - not really planning to do any cosmetic mods yet - its got the 19 spider alloys, m sport kit, rear privacy glass

But you know how it, give it a few months and the modding bug will kick in
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      02-04-2013, 06:43 AM   #5
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Love the look of an E60 M Sport with Spiders!
Congrats.
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Thanks mate - not really planning to do any cosmetic mods yet - its got the 19 spider alloys, m sport kit, rear privacy glass

But you know how it, give it a few months and the modding bug will kick in
LOL! i definitely know about that bug dude and when it bits, it hurts my wallet big time!!!

all good fun though!

enjoy it! sounds like an awesome car!
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Congrats on the New Car!! Pics Please!!
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I think the 535d and 335d uses the same engine block

Things to looks out for -
Red Boost Pipe - see if there is any oil on that if so seals will require replacing
Go into hidden menu, check coolant temp - EGR and Main stat will need replacing if its not getting up to temp
oil breather pipe - would change it as a preventative emasure - not sure on that year it will still be the loo roll type or new vortex one - either way I would replace it
Check vacuum hoses to see if they are frayed and replace
General service air/oil/fuel/micro filter and make sure you use LL04 spec oil and should all be hunky dorey

Congrats on the car btw
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Congrats on the car bud. When will you post pics? Have always liked the E60.
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Congratulations on the purchase! In terms of 'cheap' mods for performance, a remap has to be top of the list. Best £300 spent I'd have thought by a long way.
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Love the look of an E60 M Sport with Spiders!
Congrats.
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Cheers bud!! Loving the wheels as well!

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LOL! i definitely know about that bug dude and when it bits, it hurts my wallet big time!!!

all good fun though!

enjoy it! sounds like an awesome car!
Nice one mate

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Congrats on the New Car!! Pics Please!!
Full valet soonish and I'll post some up

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I think the 535d and 335d uses the same engine block

Things to looks out for -
Red Boost Pipe - see if there is any oil on that if so seals will require replacing
Go into hidden menu, check coolant temp - EGR and Main stat will need replacing if its not getting up to temp
oil breather pipe - would change it as a preventative emasure - not sure on that year it will still be the loo roll type or new vortex one - either way I would replace it
Check vacuum hoses to see if they are frayed and replace
General service air/oil/fuel/micro filter and make sure you use LL04 spec oil and should all be hunky dorey

Congrats on the car btw
Thanks a bunch mate - exactly sorts of things I was after, clearly a "guru"

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Congrats on the car bud. When will you post pics? Have always liked the E60.
Full valet soonish and I'll post some up Got a 1, 3 and a 5 - tried to convince wife for an x3 for the kiddie but she said "he's not even 6 months yet!!"

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Congratulations on the purchase! In terms of 'cheap' mods for performance, a remap has to be top of the list. Best £300 spent I'd have thought by a long way.
Nice one, will look into this once I have had it all checked out and stamped seal of approval from my mechanic!
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Love the look of an E60 M Sport with Spiders!
Congrats.
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Totally agree - Spiders are awesome!
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