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  1. Please help me diagnose spark plugs & exhaust, also changed my fuel filter and transmission fluid (oil)

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I bought my first BMW, a 2001 M5 in January 2012 with ~56.5k miles. It currently has ~62k miles and is my daily driver. I really thought I would put less than 8,000 miles a year on it, like my previous daily driver (1998 Honda Accord 2.3L 4cyl. automatic), but this has become the family car...
  2. Please help, The beast is sick...

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I've been having a intermittant SES that seems to be staying lit more consistently. I'm also having a "Engine Failsafe Prog" message intermittantly. The engine seems to be cutting out at very low RPM's or just off idle, sometimes it almost seems as if it sputters on application of the throttle...
  3. E39 M5 fuel delivery? Stumble pop bumble!

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    OK, the beast has been backfiring, bogging down in the cold and popping and pinging when I blip the throttle when it is warm. On freeway onramps (especially those hard right ones) the car literally stumbles and two times has gone into limp home mode. The MAFs were replaced as that was the code...
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