27th April 2007, 08:19
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Zealand
E61 Space Grey
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E60 Diff / mechincal whine?
While taking my newly purchased yet to be delivered e60 m5 (17,000kms) for a test drive I noticed a slight diff / gearbox whine on very light load / lift off at about 80km/h (50mph).
The dealer had one of their mechanics take the car for a run and acknowledged there was a whine. I negotiated to have that fixed before I took delivery. Then I flew home (600 miles from dealership) and am to take delivery next week (they are trucking the car to my local dealer).
I spoke to the salesman yesterday to check on progress and he told me they had fixed the whine by adding an additive to the oil. I questioned the validity of that as a fix and he said it was a known issue and that was the resolution as issued by BMW.
I suppose I am ok with it if the whine is gone and stays gone but it does seem a bit questionable.
Has anyone else had this whine? Is anyone aware if this is in fact a known issue and that an oil additive is the fix?
Of course I am sceptical the selling dealer might just want the problem to "go away". Thoughts?
'07 E92 M3 - Jerez Black
'08 E61 M5 Touring - Space Grey
'05 E87 120i -Run Around
'00 E38 740i - Awesome car too good to sell
'01 E39 530D Touring - sold
'04 E46 M3 SMG Crbn. Black - an experiment in cabrios
'05 E60 M5 Interlagos - this was mine for 1 day (long story)
'06 E87 130i - Sold - what a smokin car it was!
'05 E60 M5 Silver Grey - Sold - Many probs with it.
'05 E87 120i - Sold
Last edited by SGE60; 27th April 2007 at 08:30.