Hello. As you can see, I've been a longtime fan of the Beast and just recently I was able to pick one up. I got me a 2000 M5 silver but with high miles. The car has 179k and was parked for about 6 months. There was another car that I had set my eyes on but by the time I booked a flight to NY the owner sold it. I ended up picking a local one and make it my new project. It would need a complete Vanos job, refresh the suspension, tires.
On my first day of ownership, I gave it a full detail. The previous owner really did not take good care of the car. Took me about 6 hrs to refresh the all leather two tones inside. The outside of the car was not bad. Just need a good polish, witch I would do after sorting out the mechanics.
So on day two, decided to do oil change and a quick tune up. I was shock of the color and thickness of the oil. Lets not mention the plugs. You can judge from the pictures. What worry me the most was finding Anti-freeze on all coils. The car was misfiring on all cylinders, I also had codes on bank 1 and 2 ad code from the Vanos. The water pump has already been replace with all belts and thermostat. There is no turning back. And it will get fix. I had already replace all 8 ignition coils were replaced. Now the car is idling a little better. Tomorrow, I'm planing on removing the Vanos and servicing it. I'll for sure look for the cause of the " flood". I may just go ahead and refresh the engine. All seal and liquids will be replace.
For now, I have already order all suspension parts minus the coilovers. I have not made up my mind in between BC, Bilstein, HR and Koni.