hi m8 firstly are you sure your car is the e39? would have thought on that year its the e60! anyway that quote seems a lttle high my m8 at auto technics in doncaster does in on the e60 model for for around 160 to 190 depending on the engine m8 so id shop around !!!
For a dealer the price is OK but an indy can usually be cheaper, while it's in bits you could have the EGR cleaned, mine took an hour to clean so if you can get that thrown in not to bad.
The kit is £100 ish but there are much cheaper ways of blocking the holes.
Thing is you are buying insurance here, not worrying is priceless:thumbsup
The EGR valve is bolted to the intake of the manifold and mixes exhaust gas with the turbo charged air the exhaust gas controls the temperature and reduces NOX emmissions, Makes you a bit more Polar Bear friendly..:hihiEGR?
thats what they said to me mate,im living proof the e60 ate my flaps and totalled my engine and turbo,hence just removed mine on my latest car 535d sport ,just aint worth the riskWhy would you get the flaps removed on an E60, never experienced eny problems with these in the 6 years they have been out, not a single one. Waste of money IMO
I stand corrected if anyone knows of an E60 thats swallowed a swirl flap but not heard of it anywhere in the dealer network!