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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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. M5 diff problems

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    107k miles
  9. M5 diff problems

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    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...
  10. E60 diff problem( or not)

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    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...
  11. I Want to buy a BMW M5 E60 should I?

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    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...
  12. E60 M5 big problems

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    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.
  13. E60 M5 big problems

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

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    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
  15. E60 M5 big problems

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    Totally agree I didn’t want to but I have lost confidence in it now. I need a year or so to get it back. I can deal with minor issues but I can’t deal with nothing major just now. Also agree I love driving her Regards
  16. E60 M5 big problems

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    FINALLY! Car is repaired all ready to be delivered to me tomoro. New MOT everything working good, been for a test drive(my fella did the test drive took it up to 70+ plus a tad more and ran the car all day iding no issues. BUT I need advice. So much spent in 3 months now haven’t seen the car in...
  17. E60 M5 big problems

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    Update. Parts came to Essex today, bonus! My guy has the engine stripped ready to give me a surprise he will work solid on the car non stop I can get the car before xmas... phones me today 1 vanos gear is missing so needs another 5 days for it to arrive. Not mine note my fella in Essex fault BMW...
  18. E60 M5 big problems

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    Just a Q. I value every answer as it’s a learning curve for me. A slight whining from the diff? Could this be a simple diff oil change? At least tell me it will last a couple of months or is this gona go soon?
  19. I Want to buy a BMW M5 E60 should I?

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    I agree with the last comment I bought mine 3 years ago think I payed 22k for it 80k miles FSH and a 15 month warranty. Didn’t realise the costs of maintenance. Had a major service done and it lasted 2 years without any major money being spent. Then 4 tyres 1k and clutch and fly wheel, think...
  20. I Want to buy a BMW M5 E60 should I?

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    Can I add my advice. I have an 56 reg bought it on 80k miles. Best car I’ve owned had it 3 years now. 3 months ago engine light came on which was the biggest headache I’ve had. Vanos solenoids. Vanos gears and conrod bearings plus an engine replacement all in all 20k to fix plus nearly 3 months...
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