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  1. New Site update is one giant fail

    Home Page Feature News
    And search is useless - global in scope with no ability to refine
  2. Mileage on Our Beasts

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    '01 - coming in on 300K km's - 186k miles - 200K km's while in my care. About to do a rod bearing change. Have all the parts - need to book it in. Wondering about timing chain guides while there - worth it? Motor is strong. As it gets older - doesn't like being lugged around in a high gear...
  3. Fix Alcantara Headliner Fabric Sagging...

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I am having this exact same problem. Adhesive has failed - now the sunroof cover does not extend/retract properly. I have some 3M fabric adhesive that will do the job - but there may be more to it - as something is jammed.
  4. One Lap of America 2018

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Important thing is an almost 20 year old - 4000lb family hauler made it through an event certainly NOT purpose built to showcase its main strengths. I'm thinking a 4up class one lap event to showcase the true talents should be created. My bet is that the M5 was certainly a much more pleasant...
  5. Who Daily drives still?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Outside of a fuel pump failure - the car has never let me down. Besides the fuel filler door not having a drain, here are some other annoyances after owning the car over this period of time. The "What were they thinking list?" Window Regulator design Aux Fan wire gauge Jack point same as...
  6. Who Daily drives still?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    DD, occasional track outings, car camping, skiing, biking - does it all. Well - I don't tow anything with it. ~290K km's on the ODO, ~10 years and 190K km's under my care. Does see winter/salt. Small rust in usual spots (stupid fuel filler door), some shadow trim - otherwise body is holding...
  7. New Generation Power Steering Reservoir in E39?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    And what's wrong with the rag method? It's cold in winter!
  8. Next Car Question

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    2001 M5 DD here. Winter duty, rain duty, summer duty. I have one garage spot and it has to be my everything car. Having driven about 187k km's - can't really complain about the reliability. Got the car at 100k km's - so closing in on 300k km's. Parts are pretty easy to get as many are shared...
  9. GTA get together

    Canadian Forum
    Say what? I'm trying to get some people together to crash the EA cars and Coffee event SEASON FINALE of Cars n' Coffee is on Sunday September 17th from 8am to 1pm -- YES 1pm
  10. Another Forced Induction Build Done Right!

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I'm confused. All these posts on stock BMW bold hardware when the first post indicated ARP head bolts? I'm all for ARP. They saved my in the 4G63 Tubro engine that didn't like the extra boost I was force feeding it. Couldn't keep the head from lifting under load. ARP? No problem keeping the...
  11. DME Fault 35 - Electronic Fan (Relay) - Auxiliary Fan Relay Not Working

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    My name was mentioned - thought I'd chime in. My problem? I measured 12V at the fan connector I put a scope on the PWM signal and it too was fine. My problem was the wiring was FUBARED. It was all burned from the connector all the way to the DME. Insulation was hard, brittle, and touching it...
  12. E39 M5 motor blew

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Just build up an s62 motor NA to 500hp. Delete the SAP and put an external oil cooler in that location. Then you can go beat up on some Beatles. GT4 though? No chance. Not unless you can figure out how to get 500 or more pounds stripped out of the 4000 lb luxo barge.
  13. E39 (96-03) For Sale E39 M5 COMPLETE PART OUT all parts available

    Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    How about the rear sway bar bushings? They around? Located Toronto.
  14. Recommendations needed for Autobahn travel: Berlin -> Nurburgring -> Stuttgart -> Munich

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    See if you can get the time to go to SPA. The town itself is unremarkable, but the roads around it are good, and the drive from Nürburgring is quite good. Would be great to hit up a track day there. While I'm all for unrestricted roads and the sheer practicality of using a road system to get...
  15. High oil usage

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I agree that BMW's stance on what is considered normal oil usage is a bit ridiculous - especially in a motor with ~80hp/L Considering the automotive experts at Consumer reports have declared that Excessive Oil Consumption isn't normal - Automakers say adding oil between scheduled changes is...