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Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th November 2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,143
Posted By tranck
A Big Thank You and Good-Bye from tranck..

I just saw a fellow board member go drive off with the car that I had owned for almost 12 years - 279,000 miles later, it was a heckuva ride.

I wanted to give a Big Thanks:applause: to everyone...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th November 2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,997
Posted By tranck
The only thing that I could add is that there are...

The only thing that I could add is that there are more than just two power steering hoses - I "believe" that there are 3.
Forum: USA Southeast Forum   9th November 2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 21,894
Posted By tranck
I'll see ya with my new ricer!:S

I'll see ya with my new ricer!:S
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th November 2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,416
Posted By tranck
I really didn't get in to that much as to what he...

I really didn't get in to that much as to what he was going to use the car for - I "think" it is going to be for a friend - it's funny, since the two of us agreed on the deal, I must have had at...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th November 2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,416
Posted By tranck
Out of all of the above listed - I have one...a...

Out of all of the above listed - I have one...a garage.
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   7th November 2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,214
Posted By tranck
They totaled it at $14,800 and for a 12 year old...

They totaled it at $14,800 and for a 12 year old wrecked car with 275,000 miles? I'll take it.

I know nothing about high ball or low ball insurance valuations - all I know is that I'll take what...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   7th November 2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,416
Posted By tranck
No way. No more $ pits for me.

No way. No more $ pits for me.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th November 2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,416
Posted By tranck
That's me....very bittersweet now that I'm...

That's me....very bittersweet now that I'm selling the car this week.

The week that the article comes out, the car gets sold and it's going to become a "drifter" whatever that means - anyway,...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th November 2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,409
Posted By tranck
The chances of your rotors being warped are...

The chances of your rotors being warped are extremely slim as are the chances of your calipers sticking.

I replaced both and it had zero effect.

Trust me, I went through this and spent a...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   5th November 2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,409
Posted By tranck
Thrust arm bushings are attached to the thrust...

Thrust arm bushings are attached to the thrust arms - I've had your problem and unfortunately, it can be a multitude of things.

I would try the bed-in procedure and if that solves it, you're a...
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   5th November 2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,214
Posted By tranck
Thanks Joe but, I'm pretty certain that a board...

Thanks Joe but, I'm pretty certain that a board member will be buying the car.

I won't be back on the board but (might catch me on an Acura TL board though), when I leave, I will give a sincere...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   4th November 2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,614
Posted By tranck
The car is off the market - there are two board...

The car is off the market - there are two board members who have offered at my $5000 asking price. - Thanks to all who have responded.

Tom
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   4th November 2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,214
Posted By tranck
Mods - I have two board members that definitely...

Mods - I have two board members that definitely want the car. One member made the initial offer of my asking price $5000 which was followed by another so, I want to be fair and have been in contact...
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   4th November 2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,214
Posted By tranck
I don't even own a wrench - honestly - if he made...

I don't even own a wrench - honestly - if he made so much, then he should make me an offer and then part it out - I'm seriously pissed right now.
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   4th November 2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,214
Posted By tranck
Yeah - he wants it for free - lowballed me.

Yeah - he wants it for free - lowballed me.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   4th November 2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,614
Posted By tranck
Yes - AWD - nice car.

Yes - AWD - nice car.
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   4th November 2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,214
Posted By tranck
Drew, The quarter panel needs fixed - not...

Drew,

The quarter panel needs fixed - not replaced and the unibody frame was compromised - pushed in - bent or however you want to put it.

I have driven probably 4K miles since the wreck on...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   4th November 2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,614
Posted By tranck
No worries - stuff happens. Do what you can.

No worries - stuff happens. Do what you can.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   4th November 2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,614
Posted By tranck
My tech is quitting the dealership in a few...

My tech is quitting the dealership in a few months - he made his fortune on my car I suppose:sad3: - he's not interested.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   4th November 2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,614
Posted By tranck
So did I....he's a good guy - he's now trying to...

So did I....he's a good guy - he's now trying to line up another potential buyer for me - very disappointed though - I already put a deposit down on an Acura - can probably get it back but....oh well.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   4th November 2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,614
Posted By tranck
tranck's wrecked 278,000 mile for sale....see link:

In the For Sale section - sry mods - just wanted to get the most hits.

Thanks for looking.
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/sale-wanted/196837-2000-m5-278-000-miles-wrecked-sale.html
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   4th November 2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,214
Posted By tranck
2000 M5 - 278,000 miles - Wrecked for Sale

Original Owner - please see pics:

In the last 6 weeks - have replaced:

Rod Bearings and Bolts
Power Steering Pump
Steering Box
Michelin SS Tires have about 5K on them
Battery
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st November 2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,181
Posted By tranck
Yes - al-x (Joe)

Yes - al-x (Joe)
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st November 2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,181
Posted By tranck
True but....:crying:

True but....:crying:
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   30th October 2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,821
Posted By tranck
No - not getting it fixed - still driving it...

No - not getting it fixed - still driving it though - I'm deciding on which car to order - either a Subaru Legacy GT or a Honda Accord Coupe and when it comes in a couple of months later, board...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   30th October 2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,821
Posted By tranck
Yup:sad3:

Yup:sad3:
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   30th October 2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,821
Posted By tranck
277,165

277,165
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   22nd October 2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,897
Posted By tranck
I did just have them changed - the ones in the...

I did just have them changed - the ones in the picture are the ones that have 173,000 miles on them - I don't understand your question I guess...:confused:
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st October 2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,393
Posted By tranck
I just had the one spun rod bearing at 100,000...

I just had the one spun rod bearing at 100,000 miles - all others were perfect....but, that one spun bearing mooned the connecting rod and put the crank out of spec so, I replaced all rod bearings as...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st October 2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,897
Posted By tranck
Castrol TWS 10W-60 all the way.

Castrol TWS 10W-60 all the way.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st October 2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,897
Posted By tranck
Pics of Rod Bearings after 173,000 miles

The scratches are because I put them all loose in a box and they bounced around a while - no or VERY minimal wear as you can see.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st October 2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,393
Posted By tranck
I had zero wear on my rod bearings after 173,000...

I had zero wear on my rod bearings after 173,000 miles - normal maintenance - no way.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   19th October 2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,284
Posted By tranck
Effen nope?:S

Effen nope?:S
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   19th October 2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,284
Posted By tranck
Nope

Nope
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   19th October 2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,284
Posted By tranck
Nope

Nope
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   19th October 2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,284
Posted By tranck
Well here's the deal, they did total the car. ...

Well here's the deal, they did total the car.

Valued it at $14,800 well above the average of $13,400 even with the 275,000 miles. The insurance guy said that he couldn't believe the condition of...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   19th October 2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,284
Posted By tranck
No but really didn't look.

No but really didn't look.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   18th October 2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,284
Posted By tranck
Yes

Yes
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   18th October 2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,284
Posted By tranck
Estimate was $9123 which was repairing not...

Estimate was $9123 which was repairing not replacing the quarter panel - body shop said car was worth $13,400 - with the condition and service history, it might fetch $14,000.

Still under the 70%...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   17th October 2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,284
Posted By tranck
Coming out of a toll plaza on the PA turnpike -...

Coming out of a toll plaza on the PA turnpike - was not sure which way to go - pulled off the road, (looked but, bad neck...no excuses) backed into traffic - lady coming out of the plaza (driving a...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   17th October 2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,284
Posted By tranck
SMASH!!!!!!!!!!!

On vacation near Pittsburgh - completely my fault. Limped back to NC barely - will sell the car and any reasonable offers will be considered. The dream is over.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   12th October 2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,293
Posted By tranck
That was one theory posed by my tech - the others...

That was one theory posed by my tech - the others as mentioned - improper installation from the factory or just one bad bearing because at the 100,000 mile mark when I spun the one - it was only one...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   12th October 2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,293
Posted By tranck
Actually, yes they did - my tech said that the...

Actually, yes they did - my tech said that the bottom of the pan had soot in it which was not uncommon according to him - otherwise, he said that my engine was extremely clean.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   12th October 2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,293
Posted By tranck
Never did - just saw all of the bearings - zero...

Never did - just saw all of the bearings - zero need to post the pictures - trust me, the all looked the same - all perfect. My S/A as well as the tech said that they showed zero wear as well.

Oh...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th October 2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,293
Posted By tranck
Yes - always -10w-60 Castrol TWS.

Yes - always -10w-60 Castrol TWS.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th October 2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,293
Posted By tranck
Well, the jury is in and ....my tech said that...

Well, the jury is in and ....my tech said that every single rod bearing looked like Brand New - this at 173,000 miles so, how the heck did I spin one at 100,000 miles when my driving habits have not...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th October 2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,293
Posted By tranck
I get on the car and certainly don't putz around...

I get on the car and certainly don't putz around with it (ask some Raleigh, NC board members :) but, am very hesitant to get the RPM's above 6K.

Primarily because of another fellow board member...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th October 2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,293
Posted By tranck
Joe - thanks for the reply but, I'm changing them...

Joe - thanks for the reply but, I'm changing them with 173,000 miles on them - not 70K - I spun the one bearing right at 100,000 miles - car currently has 273,000 miles.

Tom
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   10th October 2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,293
Posted By tranck
Early report on my Rod Bearing change at 172,000 miles...

My tech at Leith BMW pulled just for two cylinders so far and he said...... "They looked like brand new." I will report back tomorrow when he does them all and I will certainly take pictures but, at...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   9th October 2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,997
Posted By tranck
Power Steering Pump

I'm having the rod bearings done on Monday as well as the engine mounts replaced while the engine is "up".

With 273,000 miles and since replacing the power steering pump would require less labor...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   9th October 2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,248
Posted By tranck
I had not heard that but, it makes...~ sense!

I had not heard that but, it makes...~ sense!
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   9th October 2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,248
Posted By tranck
Sailor - here's the truth - only 11/99 builds...

Sailor - here's the truth - only 11/99 builds (like mine) were the fastest and in reality, the Silverstone Metallic (like mine) was also the fastest because they had to use less paint pigment thus a...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th October 2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Posted By tranck
Good advice on the lower drain hoses - the heat...

Good advice on the lower drain hoses - the heat kills them.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   30th September 2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,669
Posted By tranck
The engine is as solid as a rock - the one...

The engine is as solid as a rock - the one "possible" weak spot is the rod bearings and if they have not been changed at that mileage, I would definitely do so.

Then, as you have said - other...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   28th September 2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By tranck
Just scared the Doink out of my friend...

Whatever Doink is, he doesn't have any left.:blink:

Know this guy from the gym for at least 10 years - talked about cars occasionally - so today, he asks how many miles that I had now - told him...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th September 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,492
Posted By tranck
Loud - hey, Thanks - SO glad your bearings did...

Loud - hey, Thanks - SO glad your bearings did not cause any more damage. I'll have mine in in about two weeks and will post pictures as well.

There's a cars and coffee event that a few of us get...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   26th September 2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,492
Posted By tranck
I don't know if they're bad...until they are out...

I don't know if they're bad...until they are out and inspected. But, with 171,000 miles on them, I'm going to proactively find out.

As far as my wallet..(what there is left of it) it would take a...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th September 2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,845
Posted By tranck
That is why at 271,000 miles, I'm doing a...

That is why at 271,000 miles, I'm doing a proactive rod bearing replacement. The e39 M5 is an absolute joy to drive - uncomplicated, fast, luxurious and a blast.

After almost 12 years, I...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th September 2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By tranck
Geez - all the big maintenance deals are done -...

Geez - all the big maintenance deals are done - keep it!
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th September 2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,492
Posted By tranck
I get a 15% discount on all parts AND labor from...

I get a 15% discount on all parts AND labor from my membership in the BMWCCA - Leith BMW in Raleigh quoted me at $2300 which included the rod bearings, rod bolts, taxes etc - out the door $2300.
...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th September 2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,492
Posted By tranck
Never kept the original rod bearings - at the...

Never kept the original rod bearings - at the time in 2002, I believe that mine was the 1st to have this rod bearing issue - then all the subsequent ones.

I believe that fellow board member MAH...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th September 2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,492
Posted By tranck
The offer that I had never came through. Kinda...

The offer that I had never came through. Kinda glad it didn't.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th September 2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 28,066
Posted By tranck
Yes - I'd like to know as well - I think I'm 2nd...

Yes - I'd like to know as well - I think I'm 2nd at 271K.

Paging himiler?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th September 2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,492
Posted By tranck
I'm going to bite the bullet - Rod Bearings

Unfortunately, I've seen what a spun bearing can do to the bottom end of this engine - had one at 100,000 miles so, I am scheduled to do a proactve rod bearing replacement along with the rod bolts in...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th September 2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,280
Posted By tranck
~$2500 w/ the rod bolts.

~$2500 w/ the rod bolts.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th September 2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,280
Posted By tranck
Sure - e-mail me the location and day and time...

Sure - e-mail me the location and day and time and I may be able to swing it - tranck99@embarqmail.com
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th September 2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,280
Posted By tranck
Go see Mark Aliano and Nathan - trust me.

Go see Mark Aliano and Nathan - trust me.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th September 2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,280
Posted By tranck
Go to Leith BMW on Capital Blvd - see Mark Aliano...

Go to Leith BMW on Capital Blvd - see Mark Aliano - service advisor and Nathan as your tech - he did mine - both of these guys are very honest and Nathan is very capable.

He did mine at 100,000...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   16th September 2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 59,317
Posted By tranck
(Tom, imagine 8k miles taking 3 years :) ) ...

(Tom, imagine 8k miles taking 3 years :) )

I just did 1800 miles this....WEEK. On my way to 300,000 - going to Wilmington today so, I should be better able to give the SS's a better evaluation.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   16th September 2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 59,317
Posted By tranck
I just had 4 of these tires put on today - had...

I just had 4 of these tires put on today - had the PS2's previously - I really can't tell much of a difference between the PS2's and these Super Sports - they cost a little less I guess...$1275...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   12th September 2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,181
Posted By tranck
Nah, that was me and al-x (Smokin'Joe) talked me...

Nah, that was me and al-x (Smokin'Joe) talked me out of it - now HE'S selling his.....he needs a beatin' :)
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th September 2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,905
Posted By tranck
Correct on the M5 tires sizes Jerry - just edited...

Correct on the M5 tires sizes Jerry - just edited that they used the 225/40/18 size on their comparisons.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th September 2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,905
Posted By tranck
ConsumerReports just rated the best ultra-high...

ConsumerReports just rated the best ultra-high performance tires and the Michelin Pilot Super Sports won hands down.

In order:

Michelin Pilot Super Sports - 90 score - $211 each
Goodyear...
Forum: USA Southeast Forum   1st September 2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 21,894
Posted By tranck
Sry - I can't make it.

Sry - I can't make it.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st September 2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,865
Posted By tranck
The comprehensive list of maintenance and repair...

The comprehensive list of maintenance and repair since mile 1?:eek7: The sticky would require way to much stickem.

I don't want to know and neither do any recent e39 M5 owners. I'd be suicidal...
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