Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Manama, Bahrain.
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New guy in Bahrain - E39 540i
I'm an Irish guy living in Bahrain and I have just bought a 2000 540i with just under 100k miles on the clock. It has the 5 speed auto and is totally stock with the exception of 18" rims and unusually wide tyres. (265 on the rears!)
So far so good apart from a low level humm at speed from the rear which I actually think is down to the massive rear tyres. (open to correction on this)
Everything is smooth, it goes like stink, feels great through the corners and has seriously powerful braking.
Aside from the usual stuff to take care of with a new (used) car: oil & filter change, new fuel & air filters, transmission fluid flush and renew, tracking and 4 wheel alignment, is there anything else that I should be looking at straight away as a precaution? What do I need to watch out for with this model?
Also, if anyone on here is actually from Bahrain and knows of a good non main dealer workshop I'd really appreciate a pointer in the right direction for future reference!