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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. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. New Generation Power Steering Reservoir in E39?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    +1 on Synthetic I think I'm using Redline ATF - has helped but still leaks. Looking at my rag - I'd say synthetic really works. Before - with standard ATF Something about 275 section fronts on a 4000lb car and a crappy cooling loop. Oh crap moment turn 1 Watkins Glen - good thing for paved...
  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. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. Thoughts on M5 Cooling System Efficiency Improvement for Track Days

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Only ran into cooling issues on a small track - coolant into red, oil close behind. Ambient temps in the 22C range - so not really hot. Running interior fan on full and heat maxed helped run a little longer, but still not ideal. Car is stock with mechanical fan delete - running stock rad, OEM...
  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...
  16. High oil usage

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    What exactly is the concern about oil usage? I'm generally doing about 10k km's between changes. Go through about 10L of oil per change ~7.5L to refill ~2.5L to top up as required. Currently at 250K km's oil usage has risen a bit - but not by enough that I would consider selling the car. Adding...
  17. Fluid Motor Union Potential Group Buy

    M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion
    I have an unused system in my basement if anyone is interested.
  18. Timmayfest 2016 : Where are my E39 M5 guys?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    What is this Facebook? Hilton Booked. Let's hope this trip doesn't include new bodywork modifications. 250K km's on the ODO and counting. Why not add a couple thousand more? Is there going to be a prize raffle for me to win again? I could get used to that.
  19. been dying to do this headlight mod - thoughts?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I like what's baking in the kitchen. What kind of shadow does the ///M cast?
  20. Alignment spec check-in

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Yesterday I installed new Pilot Super Sports 275/30/R19's square setup. GCC coilovers with camber plate. Full tank - went to alignment shop New Hunter Hawkeye. Before Left Front Right Front Camber -1.9 -1.4 Caster 6.6...
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