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  1. Where is this oil leak coming from??

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Ok, so after getting bearing job and SMG maintenance finished, I finally got the car on the ground and got it started and up to temperature while monitoring coolant temperature. Everything looks good in terms of coolant and oil temperature under high load and at idle. However, during the middle...
  2. VANOS / Oil Feed Problem

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hi there, I'm looking for some technical advice for an issue I currently have related to both Vanos units and the oil feed system on my E60 M5 (2005). I took the car into the dealership a couple of weeks ago to investigate a rattle on startup. To cut a long story short it turns out that...
  3. Oil Leak on component attached to oil pan - drivers side

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    After reviewing several diagrams and searching, reviewing the several oil leak posts on this forum, I've decided to post a new thread for assistance. I expect this should be pretty easy for those of you familiar with the S62. Recently I dropped the front pan on my 2001 M5 and...
  4. DIY: VANOS Solenoid Maintenance_Full DIY

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hey everybody. I just did the VANOS solenoid O-ring replacement and solenoid clean / soldering two weeks ago. All the information is already on the board but I thought I would condense it into one simplified thread. Thank you to all members who contributed information that lead to the creation...
  5. Oil on thread after changing VCG and Spark well

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Long story so Ill keep it short J I have a e60 m5 US spec around 50K miles totally stock, I have noticed 3 months ago my Idle was fluctuating thought it was due to the weather change, as we have scorching heat in the summer anyway, time passed and it started to stall, specially on heavy traffic...
  6. VANOS solenoid o-ring failure - massive oil leak

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    There seem to be several previous threads about this problem, but I thought I'd add my story to the board. My car had been running with a small oil leak for a few months, when suddenly one evening on the drive home from work, it became a massive oil leak, causing my dashboard to say "low oil...
  7. Cam Chest Gasket - Part Numbers and DIY

    E34 M5 Discussion
    Hi Gents, My s38b36, as probably most of you have a minor annoying leak from the rear cam chest gasket. Has anyone done a diy on this and know whats involved? Its very tight and have a feeling it may be an engine out job, to get it right. Part numbers and any experience re with issue would...
  8. s38b36 engine refresh *** calling experienced senior members

    E34 M5 Discussion
    Hi All, Like most of you im an exceptional bmw freek, possessed i believe.Just for a great read click below. Anyway down to my main question aimed at those experienced members...