Firstly Id like to introduce myself as this is my first post. Im Bryce, and Im from SW Scotland. I drive a Cooper S. Im also a Complete and Utter BMW fanatic!
Secondly, I have a question about my fathers car. He has an E60 M5, 2006. Its Silverstone II, black leather, and a few toys! He's covered 3k miles with it since he got it in March this year, so she's run in now - wow! It goes!
So anyway, my dad and I were out a run in it to town and back the other night, a round trip of only ~8miles. Took it easy heading in, to let her warm up, and on the way back in 'M' mode (500, EDC II, S5) he gave it a blast from 60 to 140ish, then let it roll back down to 80, then did the same again on the next straight. When we got back and the car was in the drive cooling off, before shut down, we noticed an awfully hot smell coming from around the diff area in the back end. This got us wondering, is this natural? Its his first M car.
When the car was in for its first service, the dealer noticed the clutch wasnt right so replaced it. I had wondered about this as it felt rough on moving off from a standstill at slow speed, but thought this was maybe just the style of SMG.
Also, there is occasionally a "clunk" noise from the back left wheel.
Thank you in advance!
ps. sorry about quality of pics, just taken with my phone.