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    Hi all,

    I'm the proud new owner of a 1998 BMW 535i Auto. I did a straight swap for my 2003 Mondeo Zetec-S TDCi 130 with 107k on the clock. Having been used to V8 Lexus LS400s, I was really missing the large petrol engine and auto gearbox but fancied something a bit less barge-like than an LS400. The 535 definitely fits the bill. Its on 110k miles with FSH and a ream of receipts including the original purchase order.

    It was ordered with £8k worth of options from new, these being:

    Multi Spoke alloys,
    Mudflaps,
    City floor mats,
    Model Inscription deletion,
    Double Glazing,
    Graduated tinted screen,
    Auto-dimming door mirrors,
    Front Seat heating,
    Park Distance Control - Rear,
    Xenon Headlights,
    Navigation System/TV,
    GSM Car Phone,
    BMW 6CD Changer,
    Top Hi-Fi Speaker System,
    M Sports Suspension.

    As you can probably tell, I'm pretty chuffed with it, I think I got a very good deal. I haven't had time to clean it up and take photos so I've included the Pistonheads ones from the advert:




     
     

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    Hello and welcome to the forum, good to have you with us. Nice looking car you have there.
     
     

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    Thank you sir
     
     

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    Welcome to the site mate, great deal you got I think, very nice
     
     

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    very nice mate and welcome
     
     

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    welcome to the site!! - nice car!! - I find it ironic that it was ordered brand new with 'Model Inscription deletion' as an option and some muppet has then went to the trouble to stick a cheap/tacky "Power" badge on the back... other than that though very nice!! (although if it was mine - the first thing I'd do would be to remove the power badge on the back and get clear lenses for the front headlights - would look much cleaner then! )

    * 2016 BMW M135i LCI (F20): current
    * 2016 Mercedes Benz GLA 200d AMG Line (X156): current
     
     

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    Thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated.

    I think that ///Power badge will be coming off tomorrow. I'm new to BMWs so don't know much about the common mods. Where could one get a hold of these clear headlamp lenses and are they suitable for factory Xenons?

    Also, is it an absolute requirement to use 5W30 oil? I have a ready and cheap supply of 5w40 fully synthetic and I change my oil every 6k miles.

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    Nice looking motor
     
     

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    Hi and welcome to Bimmerforums UK, it's good to have you on board with us
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfection Detailing View Post
    Nice looking motor
    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Hi and welcome to Bimmerforums UK, it's good to have you on board with us

    Many thanks guys, seems to be a welcoming and busy forum
     
     

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