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Old 10-05-2012, 10:13 AM
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Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
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Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
Walmart oil is fine ... We don't need another oil thread.
What he said.

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Originally Posted by Y2K528i View Post
I am considering getting a profession headlight restoration
First type /headlight F3 in the VERY best of E39 Links and you'll find this, among many others:
- Headlight plastic polishing & refinishing DIYs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) & replacing just the headlight lens (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

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These cup-holders
Type /cupholder F3 in the VERY best of E39 Links and you'll find this, among many others:
- BMW E39 cupholder replacement strategies (1)

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Originally Posted by edjack View Post
Replace the VANOS seals.
+1.

Then check for ...
Behr cooling system leaking
Plastic DISA valve breaking & destroying the engine
Cluster pixel tape lifting
MID pixel tape lifting
Hella PBT headlight adjusters breaking
Power steering cap & hose leaking
Trunk wiring loom fraying
CCV clogging
Bosch ABS control module frying
Cupholders breaking
I6 VANOS seals deteriorating
V8 valley pan gaskets leaking
GKR/BMW/Valeo FSU/FSR dying
Thrust arm bushings leaking
Ambient temperature sensor breaking
Window regulators breaking
Vapor barrier adhesive leaking
Jack pads falling off
Windshield cover molding crumbling
Driver's seat control switch breaking
Rear center brakelight socket melting
Seat cables fall out causing seat twist
Windshield washer tanks & pumps leaking
BMW roundel paint chipping
Vent trim corner cracking & wood trim varnish cracking
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