New Member - picked up my 2003 E39 525d Touring today - some advice please

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  1. New Member - picked up my 2003 E39 525d Touring today - some advice please 
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    Davest4s's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    525d
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Touring

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    Hi everyone, just joined the forum after picking up my 2003 E39 525d Touring auto today.

    Really pleased with it, great condition with no obvious issues.

    It's done 103,000 miles, with last service done 10,000 miles ago, and whilst it has recent service stamps in the book I have no paperwork to say what has been done.

    It is showing 1 green bar so I guess a service may be due soon.

    Can you guys give me advice on what I should get done sooner rather than later?

    I have read about problems with swirl flaps and gearbox issues?

    Many thanks
     
     

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    francophile's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    e39 525D
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon

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    Check the swirl flaps asap! I don't want to sound alarmist but otherwise you run the risk of engine damage & replacement, as happened to me - I have the saloon version of yours (same year, etc., done 180k Kms) and have had no problems with the gearbox.
     
     

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