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  1. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I'm thinking about changing the standard 17 inch rims on my 525d se touring auto for the equivalent m-sport bigger rims both for looks and future resale value. I'm wondering whether there's anything else I should be considering in terms of suspension, drive train etc etc.?
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Can somebody please tell me exactly where to find my PDC unit? All I can find is "It is under the spare wheel liner in the boot" however, I believe that refers to the saloon E60 model only. I started to remove the top 2 pieces of the load bay floor but to remove the actual liner which would...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, Thought I would write a quick note to warn people to test any new radiator Thermostat before fitting it. Purchased a BMW part rather than a Europart one for my daughters car as I did not want to have to refit it again in a years time. The thermostat was not faulty, it was just leaking...
  4. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I've just bought the above car and I see that according to the handbook, the single cd player is supposed to play MP3 items. I made up a cd with a few albums in MP3 format but the player message came up 'unable to read data'. Does anyone know how to create MP3 cds that will play in the car...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone, new user here so please be gentle. My 525se has jus flashed up an engine management light and a mate of mine has checked it out and found the following codes.P0171, P0174, P0313, P1083, P1085. Now he thinks it could be caused by blocked injectors through running the petrol down low...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    I have seen some NEW 09 BMW 525SE going for around 22K and was wondering whether ther is any catch in getting one of these. The only diference is that these cars have the 2005/06 engine and hence are 2.5l whereas the new ones are 2.9l. Can annyone help? Thanks
  7. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    I have a problem with lumpy idle when standing in drive and idling the car actually bounces slightly it stops bouncing when neutral is engaged . I have checked for any air leaks but all seems to be ok .Apart from this the car performs well if a bit thirsty. It smells rich when idling. Can any...
  8. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    My near side rear window has stopped working.The rocker switch clicks when i try and put the window down so would it me the motor thats buggered and if it is,is it easy to get at and change? Thanks all