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Old 8th December 2006, 10:52   #41
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Right thats it DAMMIT!!!!

First Davidoli hits me with the thread about him buying and E28 M5 and now Stewarts car. All this within 5 minutes!!!!

As I said on Davidoli's thread I had talked my way out of buying one, now you guys have ruined everything and Im going to have to buy one.

I just hope you guys are happy now and if I end up divorced im blaming you two!!!!!

Damn that car is brilliant!!!!!!!

And by the way Gustav you are also to blame for this highly addictive board!!!!

I will be passing all of your e-mail addresses to my wife..... ON YOUR HEADS BE IT.....

PS I want an E28 M5 like my old one PLEEAAAAAAAASSSSSEEEEE Santa!!!!
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Old 18th December 2006, 22:50   #42
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I exported to aus a gloss black e28 M5 about 18 months ago. I think the car ended up in sydney ?. It had the bodykit, full beige / natural leather inc doors,consoles etc, period blaupunkt new york with stalk equalizer and factory moonroof.
I bought it london as a straight but slightly tired 1 owner car and refurbished it including timing chain etc. Where is it now ?, i didn't realize there were so few in aus. I also have an m635 in my folks garage in perth, but thats another story.
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Who did your timing chain ? Did you simply replace with stock parts or do the duplex chain upgrade ? Was any welding required underneath ?

How tired was she ?
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Old 18th December 2006, 23:30   #44
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Really? That was a no cost option I suppose from BMW M

Originally Posted by svargas
BTW, Which is the official max speed of the south african E28 M5?
I'm asking it because all the 96 units of the SA M5 were produced with the M bodykit fitted and in the case of the M535i this aerodinamic package let it go 5 Km/h faster than the mechanically identical 535i.
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Davidoli. I am an independant BMW specialist, when not fixing customers cars i buy and sell a few 'oddballs'. The M5 in question was an arrow straight one owner car from the coventry area. I done all the work to the car myself except some paintwork. I fitted a genuine new o/s/f wing and bonnet because of minor rust damage. The o/s/f jacking point was the only structural rust on the car. I fitted all stock parts when replacing the timing chain, i don't know anyone who has done a duplex 'conversion' and i wasn't going to be the guinea pig !.
Incidentally when Bernard had ecu problems a while ago,i supplied him the good used one that is now in your car !. I have dismantled a couple of M5s so have quite a few parts available including a complete moonroof kit.
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Originally Posted by Gustav
Really? That was a no cost option I suppose from BMW M
The drag coefficient of the E28 improved with this M package and yes, all the south african M5 were equipped with the M-Technic body panels that could be ordered as an option in some markets.

As a curiosity, in the case of the M535i, BMW South Africa went in the opposite direction as no any of the SA M535i were fitted with the M-Technic body panels.

Only 27 units of the E28 M5 were officially imported to Spain (with spanish language on the trip computer and check control) all of them with the M aerodynamics package. Mine was first came to Spain in January 1986. Unit 296.

Official max speed for European M5 is 245 Km/h, no M kit, I guess. I just wondered if there was a different addenda with different data performance for SA home-made M5.
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In the first AMS test See here, the E28 ///M5 with no body kit was tested at 251km/h. 245km/h seems a little to conservative for me.

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BMW purposely quoted the e28 M5 to be slower then the then-flagship-sportscar M635CSi. Common knowledge the M5 is faster in real life.....
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This thread has me excited...

Firstly because the E28 M5 that is the subject is a truly lovely looking car! congratulations to the owner... have you still got it?

Secondly, because I recently bought an SA manufactured E34 M5 in Ice White, chassis number OBB77054, and I'm dying to find out some history about it. It was imported and registered in the UK in 1992, but no luck with getting any history from BMW uk dealers (so far anyway ).

raymondw - you mentioned "Die Grosse M Kronik" (quote below) and found information that opened doors re: the E28 M5, could you possibly help me with my my M5? or perhaps give me a few hints as to how to find out more?
(this is my first BMW, still learning, only 3 weeks into ownership).


Originally Posted by raymondw View Post

'Die Grosse M Kronik' lists the E28 M5 SA as a seperate model (DC98). The VIN range for the 96 cars is 2001013-2001108.

Your '001017' is the fifth in the line, which makes sense as it is 5/96

Foreseen VIN range for the SA E28 ///M5 was 2001000-2001500. But according to the author of that book, the SA variant (DC98) was build from 03/1987 untill 06/1988, which means that according to your figure of 100pcs per year, BMW SA had the capacity to build ~125 cars. For a low production model that costed 110k rand, 96 cars sold isn't that bad at all.



BTW: Attached you find a picture of my car that I shot yesterday evening at ~9.00PM.

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