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      07-04-2021, 12:29 PM   #1
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My new (to me) 525d in Mystic Blue

Just picked up this 525d
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      07-23-2021, 05:36 PM   #2
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Looks like a nice, clean example. How you liking it?
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      07-28-2021, 06:21 AM   #3
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Looks like a nice, clean example. How you liking it?
Loving it so far. I was initially toying with the idea of swapping out the leather for black, but it looks far too of an intensive job, having to swap the dash, seatbelts etc. I can live with the hearing air beige for now.

Lovely to drive, lots of room. It's nice to be back in a BMW again.

The engine is already remapped and pulls well, but I'm thinking of getting the transmission serviced and having the XHP map put on
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Nice looking ride
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      02-08-2022, 01:12 AM   #5
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Nice looking ride.. what year?
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      02-09-2022, 03:21 AM   #6
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Nice looking ride.. what year?
2006. Had lots of issues recently, namely after going into BMW for the batter cable recall.

Seems it did not need to be done, because the cable was fine, so they greased the terminal and replaced the plastic covers.

A month later, no power, wouldn't start. Recovery guy diagnosed battery as dead, so towed to the garage and replaced. Brill.

About 3 days later, dead again. Some power, but just clicking on the starter button. Tried to jump it on the terminals under the hood, nothing. Recovery comes out and fiddles with the starter wiring, it started. So, suggested starter motor is on the way out (it's on 160k). Garage replaced it. Brill.

a week later, dead again. I'm getting annoyed now. Managed to jump start it off the terminals under the hood. Drove to garage. Running over what else it can be and I mention the battery recall. He checks it out, and the connection pole between the cables is loose. I mean finger tight. The cable is also red hot. Like, about to cause a fire hot.

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This was the issue all along.

So, a quick call to BMW, they managed to get me back in for a full new cable to be replaced, and covered the funds for the blown battery and starter motor which I had paid to have replaced.

Touch wood it's been OK since then
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      02-10-2022, 12:40 AM   #7
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2006. Had lots of issues recently, namely after going into BMW for the batter cable recall.

Seems it did not need to be done, because the cable was fine, so they greased the terminal and replaced the plastic covers.

A month later, no power, wouldn't start. Recovery guy diagnosed battery as dead, so towed to the garage and replaced. Brill.

About 3 days later, dead again. Some power, but just clicking on the starter button. Tried to jump it on the terminals under the hood, nothing. Recovery comes out and fiddles with the starter wiring, it started. So, suggested starter motor is on the way out (it's on 160k). Garage replaced it. Brill.

a week later, dead again. I'm getting annoyed now. Managed to jump start it off the terminals under the hood. Drove to garage. Running over what else it can be and I mention the battery recall. He checks it out, and the connection pole between the cables is loose. I mean finger tight. The cable is also red hot. Like, about to cause a fire hot.

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This was the issue all along.

So, a quick call to BMW, they managed to get me back in for a full new cable to be replaced, and covered the funds for the blown battery and starter motor which I had paid to have replaced.

Touch wood it's been OK since then
Wow,, hope all goes well and good of them to pay for other work which was caused by them.
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      04-22-2022, 12:27 PM   #8
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nice var
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      09-26-2023, 05:44 AM   #9
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Looks like this will be up for sale soon........ to be replaced with an E61 530D in space grey
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