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post #31 of 58 Old 9th January 2017, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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A big congratulations on your acquisition!! I happened to see this car pop up in an internet ad a couple of days ago- and then I went to the JMK site and it was already gone- you must have bought it in a day or so! I already have an M5 and only looked out of curiosity as years ago we bought a used 325xi at JMK (actually my mother in law still has the 325 with over 220K miles on her!).


I love the white- a few years ago I was buying a fun/weekend car from my wife- we were looking for a used mint post-facelift low mileage E46 slushbox 330CI and loved the look of the white...that turned out to be a pretty specific target and we wound up having to buy the car from a long distance away, from a Mercedes dealership that had it in on trade (36K miles when we bought it in 2012, now about 49K). Someone in a newer white 3 series parked right next to us this summer and I snapped the attached picture- love the pre-bangle BMWs in white


Anyway, the car sounds very nice. The vibration on braking could also be some suspension bushings that need to be refreshed.


That star should come off easily- take a hair drier and blow air on it for a few mins, while gently applying prying pressure and you should get it and any glue off nice and clean without damaging the paint or otherwise leaving a mark. The M5 symbol I'd be more nervous about- maybe if a body shop is addressing the rear bumper have them re-position it at that time with the proper adhesive (or buy a new OEM symbol and maybe you can do this yourself? Is it held on with glue or actually in a hole I wonder?) I've changed many hood BMW roundels over the years (carefully use a credit card w/micro towel and use a very small screw driver to carefully pry up at 12 and 6 o-clock positions then press new one in) but I've never removed the factory rear ID badges...I've removed MANY dealer badges for my cars and the cars of my family with the hair drier method (I hate those things)


Nothing like a nice long drive like you did to really get to know the car. These cars have so much power I'd be surprised if you redlined her 2-3 times a day in normal driving in any sort of commuting traffic


Beautiful car & best of luck with her!!


-Andrew
Thanks Andrew! Yup this was picked up at JMK (now Springfield BMW). I found the ad while I was searching on cars.com, autotrader, craigslist, and this forum day in and day out. I don't think the ad was up for a full 24hrs. I worked with Philip Battaglino and he was a gentleman. Really great guy.



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Congrats...she is a beauty. Welcome and enjoy!
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Congrats and welcome. Before you pull the trigger on new rotors give your front suspension bushings a look. I had the same symptoms you're describing and it was an aged set of bushings instead. The OEM rotors on these cars are pretty robust so it seems warping would be a rare deal. I'm not saying it's impossible, just before you drop the cash on rotors and pads give everything up front a look to make sure you're fixing the right thing.
Thanks for the advice! I'm going to bring it in for a PPI to see if there are any outstanding issues. Anyone use Bimmer Performance Center in Raleigh before?

I will note, however, that 12k miles ago, the front thrust arm bushings and rear upper control arms were changed. There was a massive $12,600 bill. Hopefully those aren't the issue since they're relatively new.


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Congrats, Alpine White is great on the E39. I would suggest some stealth bulbs on the rear tail & side lights--they will remove that orangish tint on the clear section of the tail lights.
I actually really like the orange. I think it gives the white a bit of contrast. To each his own!
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Kevin, As much as I love your M5 color combo, for whatever reason, that ZCP F80 in your color combo is even better. Now if that exterior had been custom ordered Imola Red coupled with your interior color, we'd really be talking!


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Search for a post by jclyman (the late John Clyman, amazing guy, wonderful board member) where he showed the M5 badge placement measurements. If your car came with the M5 badge delete option (check the vin decoder), I'm almost positive the side strips on the front doors would not have the M5 badge in them also.
Will take a look later today. It didn't mention it in the VIN decoder so I don't think it's the case.

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I will note, however, that 12k miles ago, the front thrust arm bushings and rear upper control arms were changed. There was a massive $12,600 bill. Hopefully those aren't the issue since they're relatively new.

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Congrats! nice looking AW.
Remind me of the first trip with my M5 from NY to GA.

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Anyone use Bimmer Performance Center in Raleigh before?
Redshift had his SC/S62 E39T custom tuned there with meth injection. BPC has an excellent reputation here in Raleigh and are doing some great work.

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Congrats! nice looking AW.
Remind me of the first trip with my M5 from NY to GA.
Haha nice. Thanks!

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Redshift had his SC/S62 E39T custom tuned there with meth injection. BPC has an excellent reputation here in Raleigh and are doing some great work.
Wow nice. What kind of fluids do you run in your engine/trans/diff?
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Wow nice. What kind of fluids do you run in your engine/trans/diff?
FWIW, I'm using Castrol TWS 10w60, BMW LT2 trans fluid, and Mobil 1 75W140 in the diff. The M5 sees about 800 miles/year and is never left outside (coldest start it sees is maybe 55F) hence TWS stays in it year round.

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Ground Control camber plates, Brake ducts opened, Evolve tune,
OE 9.5" rear wheels all around & 275/35-18 Pilot Super Sport


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Dinan front swaybar, Eibach rear swaybar, pins-out-max-camber-up-front, BFG Rivals autox/Michelin PSS street/Nitto NT-01 time trials

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Redshift had his SC/S62 E39T custom tuned there with meth injection. BPC has an excellent reputation here in Raleigh and are doing some great work.
They can also transplant your S62 into an E30... Project Cars

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They can also transplant your S62 into an E30... Project Cars

This was at VIR for the 2016 UTCC
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They can also transplant your S62 into an E30


Nice pickup @jojo ! Found my white 01 (also on Imola believe it or not) about a year ago... you're gonna love it! I'm also a fan of the orange markers on white, gives it some needed contrast IMO. If you end up doing euro headlights they have them with ambers instead of clear if you prefer.

I also noticed your car does not have PDC... makes the bumpers look better I think (and you won't have any issues with sensors failing )


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