Storing the e60 m5 for 4+ years - Page 2 - BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums
E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion 2005- Advertiser's Forum

 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #11 of 27 Old 7th January 2017, 07:01 PM
Fiftytwoeighty
M5 Expert (>4000)
 
Fiftytwoeighty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Huntington Beach (Surf City)
Posts: 5,249
Thanks: 1,048
Thanked 861 Times in 722 Posts
I would not engage the parking brake.

~Woody

///M The ///Most Expensive Letter in the Alphabet
Driving Concepts Competition Racing School
s85 + (afterthought) 6mt =133,000 miles with no RCOD and counting ...just saying...

2007 e60 m5 6MT Interlagos Blue; DINAN 3.91 Exploded @8x,xxx ; Performance Gearing (Blanton) 3.91 LSD 3 clutch, 30/50 ramps, R&P polished ; RPi Oil Cooler/Scoops; DINAN High Flow Air Mass Meter/Intake, DINAN strut, DINAN Monoballs, FastAttack Tune, w/Kung Fu grip!, Einhorn Industries Race Jedders, track pipe, and x-pipe; DINAN Section 3, DINAN LTW 19x9 ET18, 19x10 ET25, Michelin PSS 255/40/19 and 295/35/19, Macht Schnell 15mm spacers (front); FERODO FRP3000H race pads; StopTech BBK 6/4 380mm/35mm x 380mm/32mm w/SS lines; RDSport F/R sways; CKS coils w/swift springs, -2.0/-2.5 F/R camber; z3 1.9L SSK, with f10 shifter; RedLine B/S RDR off, F/R G1W-H, ALP w/GPS and BT. SprintBooster v3; Euro MDM and DSC off. Fluids: Motul 7100 4T 10w60, Redline ShockProof Lightweight 75w140, Castrol SRF, Unicorn Jizz and Wolfpack Blood; Rod bearings replaced at 84,000 miles!!

1988 e28 m5 STROKER 420bhp 91 octane(Paul Burke s38b39); VAC LTW flywheel; MegaSquirt G2 DME; Euro RestoMod track car: caged, 6 point FIA harness, FIA Sabelt GT-160 seats...AC/heater, interior, sunroof, rear seat delete; Euro Headers, dump valve, and race cats; z3 1.9L ssk and ZHP shifter; custom Ground Control Coilovers/camber plates; Mason Engineering front/rear strut bars; Brembo 6/4 BBK; 17x8 BBS RK w/Dunlop StarSpec II; undergoing Euro restoration, building the sub 2,400lb e28 CSL ///Motorsport never built. 5.71lbs/hp

1996 FZJ 80; LOCKED; Factory TRD Supercharger; Expo/Overland/Backcountry Rig; custom sleeper/drawer system, full rock armor, 33"s on 2.5" OME Heavy Lift; Rigid LEDs F/R; 228,000 miles and counting.
2008 Audi A3 S-Line Quattro w/flappy paddles (Mammoth Mountain Commuter)
2000 e39 m5 TiAg (Gone, but not forgotten) sold 7/2014 to a good home.

The Indys that I trust for all my Beasts' needs: oceansidemotorsports.com my local physician for service autohausfrankfurt.com/ my local Dinan supplier trinityautosport.com my local drug dealer for my crack habit
fastattackmotorsports.com because JColley!

~I FRACKING!
~Viva La Wolfpack!
Fiftytwoeighty is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 27 Old 7th January 2017, 07:14 PM
Revo
M5 Guru (>2000 posts)
 
Revo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Orange County, California, USA
Posts: 3,212
Thanks: 121
Thanked 357 Times in 277 Posts
I would drain radiator fluid. Put fresh brake fluid in. Brake fluid slowly absorbs water over time. Making sure it's fresh now will delay getting large quantities of water in which will corrode brake components. Drain tranny and diff. If you're putting fresh oil in the engine annually you should be fine there.

On the last fill up before storing it, put fuel stabilizer in with that tank (so it's nice and mixed in at the proper ratio). Then, remove as much fuel from the tank as practical (driving it around the block a bunch before pulling it into the storage unit, or just draining it). Then, next time you start it up, add (as much) fresh gas (as practical) - in your case, since it's once a year, maybe add fresh gas with fuel stabilizer in it.

Make sure you park the car in neutral before draining tranny oil.

Treat all the leather with a generous helping of conditioner.

Use a good car cover.

Wheels off, on jackstands.

This last one is going to be the difficult one - that is - fogging your engine. People who store boats will fog their motors to prevent the combustion chamber and associated components from corroding. If I was storing my car as long as you were, I'd do the same.

Good luck.

The M5 is my dad's - but I drive it more than he does!

Sold Sept '16. It was an amazing 7 years.
Revo is offline  
post #13 of 27 Old 7th January 2017, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
IlyaG
Member, Sport: On DSC: On (>100 posts)
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 162
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Revo View Post
I would drain radiator fluid. Put fresh brake fluid in. Brake fluid slowly absorbs water over time. Making sure it's fresh now will delay getting large quantities of water in which will corrode brake components. Drain tranny and diff. If you're putting fresh oil in the engine annually you should be fine there.

On the last fill up before storing it, put fuel stabilizer in with that tank (so it's nice and mixed in at the proper ratio). Then, remove as much fuel from the tank as practical (driving it around the block a bunch before pulling it into the storage unit, or just draining it). Then, next time you start it up, add (as much) fresh gas (as practical) - in your case, since it's once a year, maybe add fresh gas with fuel stabilizer in it.

Make sure you park the car in neutral before draining tranny oil.

Treat all the leather with a generous helping of conditioner.

Use a good car cover.

Wheels off, on jackstands.

This last one is going to be the difficult one - that is - fogging your engine. People who store boats will fog their motors to prevent the combustion chamber and associated components from corroding. If I was storing my car as long as you were, I'd do the same.

Good luck.

Thank you for the Info!!!

I hope the car survives the 4 years, my life would be soo much easier if i could just pay some Kid to drive it for 30 minutes twice a week. Probably cheaper too.
IlyaG is offline  
 
post #14 of 27 Old 7th January 2017, 09:49 PM
pizdous
Fellow Member (>400)
 
pizdous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 437
Thanks: 94
Thanked 46 Times in 37 Posts
probably wouldn't want a kid driving a monster V10 lol where is the car located?

Quote:
Originally Posted by IlyaG View Post
Thank you for the Info!!!

I hope the car survives the 4 years, my life would be soo much easier if i could just pay some Kid to drive it for 30 minutes twice a week. Probably cheaper too.

Follow me on Instagram @MlifeM6

E36 M3, E46 M3, E39 M6, E63 M6 Visit My YouTube Channel for Vids!

Shop BMW ///MLifeM6 Clothing & Accessories HERE!
pizdous is offline  
post #15 of 27 Old 8th January 2017, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
IlyaG
Member, Sport: On DSC: On (>100 posts)
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 162
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by pizdous View Post
probably wouldn't want a kid driving a monster V10 lol where is the car located?
It is in South Carolina Major cities near me are Columbia SC and Charlotte SC
IlyaG is offline  
post #16 of 27 Old 8th January 2017, 01:26 PM
DaveY
Member, Sport: On DSC: On (>100 posts)
 
DaveY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 136
Thanks: 11
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Garage
I definitely think it would be cheaper to fly me over to SC and I will take it out for you every 6 months and check its full condition. Definitely cheaper yes.

I do not have experience on this as such, but feel I will be in a very similar position by the end of the year. Parking brake off is a must. In addition to this, I would actually take the brake pads out to put some copper grease (anti-seize paste) on the back of them and generally clean the calipers up in the process. The last thing you want is to get in to drive it again and the brakes seize up and overheat.

If your tyres are old, then I would be hesitant to store them for that long. I don't understand the need to remove the wheels from the car, you can put copper grease on the hubs and leave them on. They will be fine.

You can drain the fluids out except the brake fluid (just change that before its driven again properly in 4 years time). With it being sat for so long, the oil will entirely drain to the bottom of the engine and will sit against various seals that will eventually perish.

Conditioning the leather is a great idea as it will dry and crack over time. Have the car fully polished and waxed before storage too just to give the paint the best protection you can, before you cover it etc. This will also make it far easier to clean off when its taken back out of storage.

One final thing to think about is your rubber seals around the doors, boot (Trunk) and bonnet (hood). Put a slight covering of vaseline on them to stop them from drying out or sticking together over time.

Enjoy your 4 year vacation and your immaculate care on your return.

///M5 E60 Review in 2 sentences:
£1000 a month service costs, before you factor in the 9 mpg average. Then it's just the joyful enthusiasm it has for trying to kill you in any situation, or itself every other day.


Car history:
'94 Renault Clio, '86 Peugeot 205, '97 Peugeot 106, '89 Nissan 200SX, '99 Peugeot 306 GTI-6, '01 Citroen Xsara, '07 Ford Mondeo, '06 BMW 335d E92, '06 BMW E60 M5
DaveY is offline  
post #17 of 27 Old 9th January 2017, 10:06 PM
wchamp7
Fellow Member (>400)
 
wchamp7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Florida
Age: 25
Posts: 418
Thanks: 13
Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
Maybe someone in that area on the board can go check on it every couple of months. Take it out for a drive and make sure everything is good. If i was in SC I would do that for you.

2006 M5 (Gunther)
Lamborghini Bianco Isis Triple Paint, Painted Black Roof, Custom rear wide body, Enlaes one-off GT2 hood, Radenergie Roof & Trunk spoiler, Custom Carbon Side Skirt's, 21" Radenergie RF01’s, KW V3's, RDsport V3 Sway bars,ESS Tune,RPi Block Off Plates/scoops/oil cooler, Radenergie Headers, Radenergie DTM Exhaust
wchamp7 is offline  
post #18 of 27 Old 9th January 2017, 11:05 PM
JrMint03
Member, P500, DSC On (>600)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 699
Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
This is what you need to do.

First, you don't change the fluids every year when the car isn't being touched. That makes no sense. Get an oil change now, fill the gas tank to the top, and buy a trickle charger. Something else to consider, purchase "flat stoppers', I have them for my M5 which I store for long periods of time. They prevent flat spots on the tires

You fill the gas tank full to prevent moisture. Add fuel stabilizer.

Trickle charger will keep battery full. If no outlet, pull the battery and put a trickle charger on it.

Put a car cover on it.

DO NOT drive the car once a year, that's just not good practice. Do not drive it till you return. At that point, go get all your fluids replaced.

Put covers over the exhaust pipes(or put rolled up socks in them.)

That's all you need to do. Everything else you read about is pointless. Jack stands will only ruin the suspension being suspended for so long. Don't do that.

Most people are telling you what they would do, I am telling you what I actually do. I own exotics(lamborghini/ferrari) and my m5, and other cars. I store them in a warehouse for long periods of time. Do not store the car with an empty tank like others suggest. Do not drain the coolant. Do not drain any fluids.

2007 E60 M5- Black Saphire

Eisenmann Race Exhaust
CIC Retrofit
Euro SMG Tune
RPI Scoops and Block off Plates
Lowtech Front Springs
H&R 12mm Spacers all around
Black Kidney Grills
LED Interior, License Plate and Side Marker Lights

Last edited by JrMint03; 9th January 2017 at 11:10 PM.
JrMint03 is offline  
post #19 of 27 Old 10th January 2017, 12:16 AM
cold m3
Addicted Member (>300 posts)
 
cold m3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: SE Pa
Posts: 322
Thanks: 5
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Garage
OP: How is storing a car for 4+ years worth it? The car is going to be worth less than it is now and cost a lot of money to store. Just doesn't seem worth it IMO. Buy one when you come back with the money you will be saving.


Quote:
Originally Posted by wchamp7 View Post
.
Can you make your signature any larger I cant see it...? /s

Current: 6MT 2008 E60 M5 (IB)
Sold: 6MT E46 M3 (6 years of ownership)
Instagram: Cold_M3
Photos of My ///M5

Last edited by cold m3; 10th January 2017 at 12:16 AM.
cold m3 is offline  
post #20 of 27 Old 10th January 2017, 06:00 AM
JrMint03
Member, P500, DSC On (>600)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 699
Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cold m3 View Post
OP: How is storing a car for 4+ years worth it? The car is going to be worth less than it is now and cost a lot of money to store. Just doesn't seem worth it IMO. Buy one when you come back with the money you will be saving.




Can you make your signature any larger I cant see it...? /s
It will cost around 6k to store it for that long. I would imagine a storage place will give you a much cheaper price if you're there that long. If it's low miles and the exact way he wants it, in 4 years the car will be worth more than what he sells it for today. These cars with low miles are becoming more and more rare.

2007 E60 M5- Black Saphire

Eisenmann Race Exhaust
CIC Retrofit
Euro SMG Tune
RPI Scoops and Block off Plates
Lowtech Front Springs
H&R 12mm Spacers all around
Black Kidney Grills
LED Interior, License Plate and Side Marker Lights

Last edited by JrMint03; 10th January 2017 at 06:01 AM.
JrMint03 is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Storing My E60 | Things To Look Out For? umichchris E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion 15 15th February 2014 08:43 PM
10% of last years BMW M5 E60 where manual in the USA which... Gustav F10 M5 Discussion 2 26th June 2011 05:30 AM
From E39 to E53 to E60 in 2 years (pics) NCM5Guy E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion 6 10th April 2011 03:07 AM
storing M5 agarrido E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion 5 8th February 2011 11:34 PM
Will the E39 M5 be worth more than E60's in a few years? sshu930 E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 22 23rd February 2010 10:43 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome