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  1. LOW ENGINE OIL - had to drive it

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    My Garage didn’t the same put 0.2 of the required amount in don’t sweat
  2. LOW ENGINE OIL - had to drive it

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Don’t worry the place that did your rod bearings put the minimal amount of oil in so you do a service in 500-750 miles that’s all
  3. Comprehensive S85 Rod Bearing Picture Thread

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I wasn’t slating you or saying your mechanic had you over I was just stating your rod bearings need changing every 60k or after and these M5s are not to last. There built knowing these issues. Same ast was he throttle actuators there the same
  4. Comprehensive S85 Rod Bearing Picture Thread

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Buddy I’m no mechanic and I’m no millionaire either all I was stating is I bought this car merely cos I’ve always wanted an M5 is was my dream car. I had 2 years no issues then I had to replace the clutch n fly wheel which cost 2k then I had an engine issue that that cost me a small fortune due...
  5. Rebuilding M5 S85 V10

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I’m not a mechanic I’ve just had experience with my total nightmare of rod bearings that destroyed my M5 and them solenoids that are 1k each from Bmw. Had all 4 of mine replaced plus 3 of the 4 vanos gears the pump was fine. Cost me a fortune more than the cars worth twice over
  6. Comprehensive S85 Rod Bearing Picture Thread

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    My god looking at the last post are you sure your mechanic replaced them as mine looked similar before I had engine failure and had to get my engine took out rebuilt and the rod bearings replaced?
  7. E60 M5 cornering lights problem

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hi people. I had a right parking front light failure (right hand side angel eye has gone) went to change the bulb for an aftermarket one fitted. Now I have an error on my I drive saying cornering lights failure. I removed the error myself all done turned engine off light work perfect but the...
  8. E60 M5 Opinion From Respected Indy Shop

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Can I give my input on this issue. I had my M5 for 3 years with only the clutch and flywheel being replaced no other issues. Bought the car on 79k miles and it went to 105k until the **** happened to me. I’ve already put another thread on Called E60 M5 big problems. Car has been reliable but...
  9. M5 diff problems

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    107k miles
  10. M5 diff problems

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    So the diff on the M5 is whining it has been for around 3 months now gradually getting louder. Asked my Indy how long it’s gona last and what he advises. He said if I do a diff oil change it could make things worse, is this the case? and he said leave it till it breaks completely then fix. So...
  11. E60 diff problem( or not)

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    My diff is making a whining at first I thought it was a change in road surface as some road services can make a different noise! Ha well it’s deffo the diff. I was advised of this by a specialist that the noise is coming from here. Went to my Indy he said I could change the diff oil and it could...
  12. I Want to buy a BMW M5 E60 should I?

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Totally agree I love the car if I had my time again I would of replaced the rod bearings as soon as I got mine. Just for peace of mind really, It’s done now any way. I no they also have problems with the actuators not sure if mine have been replaced by any of the previous owners, can’t see it...
  13. E60 M5 big problems

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hi yes he photographed his work step by step. It’s the original engine rebuilt. As for the vanos issues after the engine rebuild. The vanos wasn’t included in the rebuild so the issues I had with the vanos were probably caused by the rod bearings.
  14. E60 M5 big problems

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    A bmw Indy in mcr and the engine recon was done in London
  15. E60 M5 power button next to gear stick

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hi people just a quick one. Power button just stopped working. Worked perfectly up to last week. Bought a new one thinking it was the switch, no joy! What can be the issue? Regards
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