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post #1 of 48 Old 18th October 2007, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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E60 M5 Manual Transmission Overheating?

Edmunds reported (on 3/4/07) that after about ten minutes of spiritedly driving a 2007 M5 with 6-speed manual transmission the transmission overheated. Has anyone else experienced or heard of a similar problem with an E60 M5 with 6-speed manual? Has anyone taken one to the track and had (or not had, I hope) problems?

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Edmunds reported (on 3/4/07) that after about ten minutes of spiritedly driving a 2007 M5 with 6-speed manual transmission the transmission overheated. Has anyone else experienced or heard of a similar problem with an E60 M5 with 6-speed manual?
No problems here...... and none reported on the board to the best of my knowledge.

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I have a 6 speed, over 8k on the speedo with no overheating issues...I always drive in high rpm ranges and hard, never an issue.

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Micheal s and m6ontheway, have you taken your car(s) to the track?

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I got my SMG to overheat at the track.

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Micheal s and m6ontheway, have you taken your car(s) to the track?

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Not yet unfortunately but I have pushed the car very very hard.

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Edmunds reported (on 3/4/07) that after about ten minutes of spiritedly driving a 2007 M5 with 6-speed manual transmission the transmission overheated. Has anyone else experienced or heard of a similar problem with an E60 M5 with 6-speed manual? Has anyone taken one to the track and had (or not had, I hope) problems?

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It seems pretty obvious but I assume that this was not a brand new car.

Gearboxes as well as engines and tyres need mileage to settle in, friction internally may be higher before the units are broken in leading to overheating when pushed.

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Not yet unfortunately but I have pushed the car very very hard.
Thanks for the feedback.

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10 months and 20K miles. No problems at all!!!!!





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A stick overheat in a conventional auto ?? No way, thats a Bullshift announcment...

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