Put the 435i Convertible in for it s first MOT in my ownership , with 23K on the clock and almost 5 years old it passed with flying colours with no advisories at all so I m highly delighted today .
Got a telling off from the Test Mechanic for not giving him first refusal on my old E46 , and compliments on the F33.
Always a good day when they pass though .
Traded in the 40d X5 last week for an X6 M50d. Went away on holiday with it almost immediately for a week so the pics of the car are not showing it at it's clean best. Very impressed with it so far, power is fantastic and the ride is better than the E70. Just waiting for the log book to come back so I can put my private plates on
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This is my latest BMW venture after owning x2 E39 530i Sport's in a row and an E38 728i before those
My first jaunt into a dirty diesel too Unfortunately; I couldn't find the spec I wanted that wasn't a diesel or a black 750i (and after my last E39 being Sapphire Black Metallic, I vowed to never own another black car again)!
So; it's a 2006 facelift 730D. Le Mans Blue Individual with pearl beige interior, running on 20" Style 149s or 18" Style 93s and Yokohama winter tyres (they're on currently now for the season)
I've done quite a bit to it since buying it; some preventative maintenance (swirl flaps, all the necessary oils & filters changed etc) and I've done a full brake overhaul inc braided lines (EBC Yellowstuff pads, Mtec C Hook discs etc) and a new AGM battery via BMW and fully coded in (previous owner fitted a Yuasa battery and didn't have it coded in properly; so it bit me in the arse)!
I've got the EGR stat and main stat to do (preventative) and will get...