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  1. S38 Rebuild: VAC or OE?

    E34 M5 Discussion
    Hi all. My 91 M5 has been losing a LOT of coolant without any signs of internal or external leaks. Chris (bmwdirtracer) has helped me troubleshoot/diagnose the issue multiple times with leak down tests, pressure tests, etc and we still haven't been able to find anything. Previous owner had...
  2. Throw out Bearing?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hey guys I recently bought a 2002 e39 m5 with aprox. 165,000 miles a couple of month ago. it runs great for a high mileage except just today while i was flooring it in second on an on-ramp the SES light came on and now my clutch is slipping in all the gears and it's making a terrible noise when...
  3. DIY: aftermarket suspension tips & tricks

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I want to start this thread to help each other figure out ways to deal with the nuances of all the suspension set ups that are available out there. what many new owners & first timers (like myself) didn't realize when throwing on a coilover setup where the things we would have to compromise on...
  4. DIY: Front wheel hub w/ bearings

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I just did both front wheel bearings this weekend and I wanted mention a few things before I forget. First off, Zeckhausen Racing has a great DIY page. Here is a link to the instructions I followed, complete with torque specs. E39 Bearings For parts, you have a couple options. BMW of...
  5. Rod Bearings Thread Compilation

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    these are all the Rod Bearing threads i could find - there's no discussion here, just a source (if you believe this thread needs something edited, or you have something to add to it, either send me a private message/visitor message or report this thread with a detailed description of what...
  6. Chirping noise whilst driving....Help

    E34 M5 Discussion
    Hi to all got an odd sound that can he heard from the inside of car while driving.....sounds like it could be a bearing in the drive line lm thinking front diff bearing (worst) or prop shaft UJ (not so bad)...... heres a link to a youtube vid of it.....scuse pic moving about by son was trying...