2nd July 2003, 19:06
Member, P500 Sport, DSC On (>700)
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Phoenixville, PA
06 M5, Sapphire Black
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funny you should mention it
Last week, one morning I got into my 2000 M5 and thought one of the exhaust system mounts had broken, since there was much noise and vibration in the cabin, as if an exhaust pipe was now vibrating against the floor pan. Sounded like the M5s at the DE.
After 10 minutes or so the vibration and noise disappeared. This cycle repeated itself each time the car00 was left to cool down.
Since my service interval lights just went to yellow, I set up a appointment for yesterday that included looking at the exhaust system. When I picked up the car in the evening I was surprised to find out that the VANOS had gone into leakdown mode and would need a major repair, which was covered under warranty. I can still drive the car and will return in a few weeks to have it fixed. No exhaust system problems!
[b]2006 M5 Sapphire Black,Indi red, HUD, rear bags, fold seats, comfort access, BBS RG-Rs 9" f 10"r,275/35 -295/35, Dinan front & rear roll control 84K Miles, still getting 1200 miles per liter TWS
2002 Silver 745 iL
2003 Silver 325XiT
2003 Black Infiniti G35 Coupe
2005 BMW K12S(<8min N'ring)
Vintage Triumph m/c's(110 rwhp/liter -w/pushrods)