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  1. M5 prices dropping faster then you can say Jack Robinson.

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    What are Manheim prices? I still see values all over the place on the retail market. I wonder what they're selling for at Manheim and other similar auctions, as those prices should be more consistent and indicative of current value (less a few thousand for retail markup). Anyone have Manheim...
  2. DSC Module failure? codes inside

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I agree with jcolley that you should rule out a voltage issue before dropping $$$ on a new DSC. A voltage regulator is cheap, although not a 30 minute install. Mine failed intermittently - voltage would be fine for 10-20 mins at a time and then fluctuate, causing all sorts of seeming unrelated...
  3. Steering angle sensor DIY fix - it worked

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    You must not have got all the clips or screws. Mine came apart quite easily. I'd be surprised if yours was glued. BTW, a year and a half later, I'm still SZL error free. The cleaning was a fix for me.
  4. Need advice on bed plate leak

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    What's a "bed plate?"
  5. Jack and jack stand point- where?

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Tell them it is a pocket knife.
  6. Jack and jack stand point- where?

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    ModestHT, improve them by putting a block of wood as a stopper at the end of the top most 2X10 to keep you from driving off the end. It makes getting up on them a little less stressful. And to all those who laugh at this 2X10 solution, it's just because you haven't seen it. I use the 2X10...
  7. NEW E60 M5 OWNER!!! Brand New Everything! The Story Behind My Purchase.

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Rather, it well illustrates that dealers are a crappy place to get your car fixed. They don't diagnose, they just throw parts at it until it is fixed. A shop worth its salt would have put a stethoscope on it and pinpointed the engine as the culprit to begin with. In the end, though, it is...
  8. Do you trust your M5 on a road trip?

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I don't hesitate taking the M5 on road trips, except for the lack of a spare tire when I know I'm going to be far from a major city (it is hard to find a flatbed or our size replacement tire in the boonies). The lack of a spare could be fixed if I weren't too lazy to buy a wheel and a spare...
  9. How much lighter can m5 get?

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I was able to lose just under 300 lbs with a back seat delete, fixed back front seats, wheels, exhaust and a lightweight battery in my e36 M3 track car. The front seats were the biggest part of my weight loss - something like 75lbs ea, and I'd imagine the e60s seats weigh even more. The...
  10. How to tell if a car has comfort access?

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I wish my house and my office had comfort access.
  11. Steering angle sensor DIY fix - it worked

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Mine has been problem free since my original write-up in April.
  12. Price check and reliability

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Don't let the others deter you. Maintenance and reliability is like any other M-car - not cheap. However, the cars are not unreliable. There are a few things that are known to go wrong with them, and if you hand the keys over to the dealer and ask them to be fixed, you'll get raped and not...
  13. Red Cog... my turn

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    That's good news. Which dealer was it?
  14. Red Cog... my turn

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Or find a mechanic (probably an indie who owns his own shop) honest enough to tell you when a few hundred dollars of diagnosis time might benefit you. Somewhere on the net there is a video by Horsepower Freaks about this contraption they built to test the mechanical elements of an SMG apart...
  15. Red Cog... my turn

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Yeah, I feel for you. At least if they explain it all to you (make them draw you pictures - it's all really simple if you know what the system looks like), it feels better when they empty your wallet. BTW, those fault codes could be caused by a number of things. A quick search shows they...
  16. Real Time Traffic Information Upgrade For 06 M5

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Some pics of the changes to the iDrive display would be great!
  17. M5 Facelift Project

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Is that really a piece of 1M bumper grafted to the M5 bumper or is it piece of an aftermarket bumper that looks 1Mish?
  18. Perfectly Fine M5 Thread

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I bought my late '06 in '09, and now have 63k miles. Other than tires, fluids and other maintenance, the only thing that's been replaced (by me or the PO) is the alternator, battery and the steering angle sensor (which really didn't get replaced, but rather got cleaned and began working again)...
  19. Help!! - Alternator failure?

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    The alternator is not water cooled and RealOEM lists it for ~$650. Go somewhere else.
  20. Steering angle sensor DIY fix - it worked

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    It is too late for that, but the differences were really nominal. For example, to release the airbag, you put a screw driver into the back of the steering wheel and compress a spring. The e90 write up showed two holes to access the spring. Because we have SMG paddles, there's only one hole to...
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