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  1. my original stock rear contis are almost gone in less than 5400 miles??!!

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on the BMW Contis versus non-BMW Contis. I feel taken advantage of by the dealer after not having the car for a week for what was supposed to be a simple tire exchange. I told him I'll take the car back get tires elsewhere, miraculously, teh rear tires...
  2. Engine hunting from cold?

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I've got the jumping-jerking car problem as well. Early (Feb) 06 build. When it is below freezing outside, the car tends to jerk/jump around for the first 1/4 - 1/2 of a mile. Letting the car warm up is not recommended if I remember correctly. Annoying. So many small and bigger problems with...
  3. TARGA MINNESOTA: PICS Of Our "Scuderia M5" In Action(41 Large Pics)

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Al, wow, the pics are fantastic! Makes me wish I could have been there. I am saddened that ths years driving season is over, and I missed the last drive on account of a conference I had to go to :sad2: But then again, Cape Town was interestng - but not as fun as the drive would have been for...
  4. TARGA MINNESOTA: PICS Of Our "Scuderia M5" In Action(41 Large Pics)

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Al, wow, the pics are fantastic! Makes me wish I could have been there. I am saddened that ths years driving season is over, and I missed the last drive on account of a conference I had to go to :sad2: But then again, Cape Town was interestng - but not as fun as the drive would have been for...
  5. M5 side trim & car washes

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I have noticed the same problem with the trim. Also the bugs permanently etch themselves into the way to soft/crappy clear coat. Even claying does not do the job. This is a REAL issue in Minnesota. After driving for 1/2 day in the country (summer) the car impact surfaces are covered with a...
  6. Arrrrrrrgghhh! It hailed on my M5!!!

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    talking about hail Here in Minnesota, yesterday morning there was an awful thunderstorm in Northfield Minnesota (town where St Olaf College is, and next to Canon Falls the town where the Foo Fighters recorded an album some years ago). Cars where smashed by up to grapefruit sized hail, think...
  7. Minnesota and New York M5's unite...and thanks MTO!

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    bmwbonehead, I can vouch for the fact that the shields do not come off easily - I'll take the fifth on how well they stay on, however my car is not delimited :) And as to location of the shields on the E60, I have chosen the same one you came up with - you can see it on Al's pictorials, it...
  8. The Idyllic Wanderings Of A Pair Of Beasts In The Minnesota Hinterland (LARGE PICS)

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Al, thanks for such a fun day out on the roads! You are absolutely brilliant at picking the magnificent to drive and beautiful roads of SE Minnesota. I am learning much of the beauty of our state on these outings as well as having a blast. The pics are are stunning, looking at them puts me...
  9. MOST iPod kit installed

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Can you post a link to their web site, just did a quick google search and could not find them. Also, anyone hear about the BMW connectivity kit that was just announced today or yesterday for M5? Does one have to disconnect the CD changer for either or both of these options? thanks
  10. Change in gas guzzler tax for 2007 M5... (US)

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    European discount, do you mean European delivery? If so, I do not think the M cars ever got discounted for European delivery. At least that is what I was told.
  11. Rumours about 5.5lt v10 M5

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    can you pls post a link to the story, can't find it on the site... thanx
  12. Rumours about 5.5lt v10 M5

    F10 M5 Discussion
    can you pls post a link to the story, can't find it on the site... thanx
  13. Regular Unleaded vs Super Unleaded

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I have three questions on this topic: 1. The manual says indeed 95 octane (RON???), but by the gas tank cap it says 91 using the (R+M)/2 (AKI) method. Are 95 RON and 91 AKI really equivalent? 2. Has anybody heard about Sinclair "oxygen free premium" (93 octane AKI). I think "oxygen free means...
  14. SuperSprint Header Install

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    being new to the whole super car thing, I wonder: What are new headers and exhaust supposed to acomplish, exactly? Is it the reduced resistence to outflow of the exhaust that increases the car's power? (torque or hp, increase at bottom or top of rpm etc...) I realize everyone is waiting for the...
  15. M5 Dyno Result!!

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Could you post? I left a message a couple of weeeks ago, never got a call back. Makes me suspicious about customer service (here in the US)... and at nearly 3K on the line is it too much to ask to return a call?
  16. JD Powers Quality Study

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I should have been more specific, it usually when I am pulling out of parking spots, or when i pull in going forward. If I stop and then reverse in after driving,it comes on OK, but that is less than 1/2 of the time. The fact that the idrive takes too long to boot, and I have to press the...
  17. JD Powers Quality Study

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Thanks for you r commentrs and the link to the article that discusses BMW. I must say that it is a kind of gray zone with regrad to design defect. For example, more than 1/2 the time the parking assist screen does not come on until I am done parking. Technically it works fine. So is it's...
  18. JD Powers Quality Study

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Anyone see the JD Powers quality rankings? BMW score 142, industry average 124 (problems per 100 cars). Not a very good show for the bavarians... Here is a link: http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2006-06-07-iqs_x.htm An I must say, while not having any serious problems yet, the radio not...
  19. I Pulled Over a Beast Yesterday

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I think the whole pull over with pursuit lights on is a bit much, then again, I am all about freedom to have fun. It appears that everyone involved had fun, so, no harm no problem. I like the suggestion that in such a situation, offering a high speed escort would have been cool, but may have...
  20. 100 octane gas

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Where I live I can get 92 Octane at best, many gas stations have 91 as 'super' or 'premium'. What do you all think about adding octane boosters, and which brand is any good? Is it worth it? I know virtually nothing about that stuff. thanks
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