Repair included replacing the water pump, thermostat and main drive belt. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short. Even though the 525i is often considered a midsize model, it falls into the compact category according to interior-volume standards by the Environmental Protection Agency. Even then maintenance issues will arise that you are going to need addressing. Considering it is 9 year old car, it looks and drives very good, very comfy and inside everything looks and works like brand new except losing pixels on dashboard.
The cooling system is not far behind considering you changed the belt and some pulleys. I have a bad back and occasionally have problems with the seats in a car. Should I sell it or should I not? The car is a real head turner. Finally, the 525i gets a new alloy wheel design, and its premium package now includes rain-sensing wipers. Insurance said it is not their problem. A moonroof is now standard on the base-model 525i, which holds a 2. The alternator failed also, which exacerbated the problem.
Model year 2003 Year of manufacture 2003 First year of ownership 2009 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 2. Additionally, all six-cylinder models get a standard moonroof. If this car scares you financially get rid of it for what you can get out of your buddy. Side-impact airbags are optional for the rear seats. Ive been in your shoes, I diy'ed all you have mentioned and some. Standard on the manual-shift 540i and optional with the automatic is a new sport package that includes 18-inch wheels, a revised sport suspension, front and rear spoilers, visible exhaust outlets, black side molding, a black headliner, titanium-ringed gauges and an M footrest for the driver.
Sad thing is - there are no U-joint parts that are made. I drove the car 200 miles yesterday and my back never felt better when I reached my destination. These are not low-maintenance cars. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? I like the self adjusting xenon headlights. General Comments: The car is basicly very good. Dashboard - Some letters are missing.
The repair folder has about 3 slips in it. No, not the campers, but cars that look slow but are actually pretty quick, both on and off the track. My Intrepid was totaled out two weeks ago in a weird accident and I found myself in need of a different automobile. Those vehicles were mistakenly identified as including the air bags that are subject to this recall. But it's not just an affordability, how can a car with 112K miles have so many things go bad, I just never thought of it…. Model year 2003 Year of manufacture 2003 First year of ownership 2008 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 3.
The German automaker also offers a 530i sedan with a larger six-cylinder engine, as well as a 540i sedan with V-8 power and a high-performance M5 sedan. Occasionally, text display under odometer has a few pixels missing. I like the exterior styling, and women really love it. Lately, they don't aim properly; seem to be aiming down at the road. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. Also said that it was not their problem, Therefore motorplan would not pay for it.
Engine is whisper quiet at idle and has a nice exhaust note when accelerating. The German automaker also offers a 540 wagon with V-8 power but no equivalent to the 530i sedan. When I get time Ill sent it out to be done. Your advices are very helpful guys! That said, it's a luxurious ride and sporty enough when you want or need it to get out of it's own way. Get a Honda or a Toyota. Already spent 1k in parts doing everything my self for cooling system overhaul, o2 sensors, filters, valve cover gasket, Vanos seals.
What would you do in my situation? All in all, I'm good to go! A moonroof is now standard on the base-model 525i wagon, which holds a 2. Yes Review Date: 5th November, 2008 Faults: Changed expansion tank, hoses, and radiator at 38,000km. Finally, the 525i gets a new alloy wheel design, and its premium package now includes rain-sensing wipers. It was a pleasure to drive and so very easy to maintain. If you think this E39 525i is pounding on your pocketbook wait until you get your hands on that E60 535Xi.