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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 08-12-2019, 07:52 PM
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2008 528i Project

Just purchased this car with 206K miles. Paint, body and interior are very nice. Suspension is a little floaty but rides better than decent. Engine leaking oil from valve covers, oii housing and maybe oil pan. Engine did have what think it the N52 valve noise when I started after it had been sitting for month but have not heard it since. The big issue with the car is the transmission is acting up. If you baby it and make the shifts happen between 2 and 3k rpm it seems to do well but if you leave in drive and just drive normally it will kick into limp mode and throw transmission malfunction message. I really like this car and the condition of the body and interior makes me willing to invest to make it drivable for another 100K. I am attaching the report from Carly app but no faults for transmission. The battery is a 3 year old Orielly EXT49 and it did test as good at Oreillys.

Is it possible the N52 could go another 100K making investing in the transmission worth while?

Thinking I need to decide direction on transmission before tacking leaks on the motor.

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback.
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