I just bought the car about a month ago and love it. I bought it with the intentions of doing the bearings because I planned on keeping this one for a while as it's the last of the great NA M5s. I got the car under book so bearings were not an issue. I went ahead and shipped the car to Markert Motor Works to do a custom dyno tune, SMG tune, LCAs, coil packs & plugs, and the rod bearings. I went with the BE bearings and ARP 2000 rod bolts. While the front subframe was out we did the motor mounts and did a front to rear inspection and it already had the updated vanos lines, new power steering pump & lines and an Evolve power pulley in it which was a score.
- owner history
I'm the 3rd Owner
- average oil change interval
Based on dealer info from 1st owner and service receipts on the 2nd owner, every 5K with either Castrol or LM 10-60
- oil analysis reports if available
- reason you decided to change (fear, suspect noise, suspect oil analysis, hard usage, etc)
Known issue and figured that since I plan to keep it, just do the BE/ARP and be done with it.
- DIY or shop changed
Shop. Markert Motor Works in Lawrencevile, GA
- link to your change thread I you have one
Dont have one.
Bearing pics. 8 of the 10 look good and then #3 was just starting to see a little copper and #8 was copper. Not the best pics but you get the jist of things. Crank looked perfect.