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1978 BMW 5 Series
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1978 BMW 5 Series Pricing and Specs


The BMW 5 Series 1978 prices range from $2,400 for the basic trim level Sedan 5 Series 520i to $4,840 for the top of the range Sedan 5 Series 528i.

The BMW 5 Series 1978 is available in Leaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Sedan 2.0L 4 SP Manual to the Sedan 2.8L 3 SP Automatic.

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BMW 5 Series Models SPECS PRICE
520i 2.0LLeaded Petrol4 speed manual $2,400 – 4,070
528i 2.8LLeaded Petrol3 speed automatic $2,800 – 4,840

BMW 5 Series 1978 FAQs

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  • Why is the coolant system on my 2004 BMW 525i losing pressure?

    Did you replace the coolant tank because the vehicle was losing coolant in the first place? If so, there’s a chance that even though the coolant tank is brand new, there could be a leak from somewhere else in the system (that’s allowing the system to lose pressure, as you’ve identified). Possibilities include the radiator itself or even a head gasket, not to mention any one of a number of plastic fittings that control the flow of coolant to the engine and the car’s heating system. But don’t rule out the simple stuff, either; even the humble radiator cap or loose hose-clamp can allow pressure to leak from a cooling system.

    The problem with a lot of imported cars is that they tend to use lots of plastic components in their plumbing systems. As they age (and at 16 years old, your car is hardly in the first flush of youth) these fittings and couples become brittle and can begin to leak or even fall apart altogether. In colder climates, these plastic bits and pieces don’t present the same problems to the same degree, but here in Australia, our hot-climate heat-cycles are not appreciated by some makes and models. Combine that with a modern, pressurised cooling system, and you have yourself a problem.

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  • BMW 535 2011: Using fuel additives

    I can’t see any reason for using a fuel additive, particularly as you use high-octane fuel.

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  • BMW 5-Series 2006: Where is the oil tank located?

    Oil is added through the cap on the rocker cover on top of the engine, fuel is added through the filler cap on the right rear quarter panel. If in doubt check the owner's manual.

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