+1 on regular servicing. I'm in trouble on the E34 forum for suggesting double oil changes but don't reset the SI. Like I told them your car; your engine. I know how I treat mine and can only pass that info to you. Service your 7 and it will love you back and not let you down.
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
3 x E32 735iL (Alpine White, Glacier Blue & Kashmir Beige); 2 X E38 735iL (Oxford Green & Alpine White); E53 X5 4.4i (Pearl Beige); R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman (Both Pure Silver).
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E21 318i; E23 735i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
I've just changed my wiper blades and now my reverse lights don't work. Should I change my fuel pump relay?