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  1. Oil leak through exhaust manifold?

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    After removing the front subframe for my rod bearing job, I noticed pretty distinct signs of oil weeping from the studs of the exhaust port of cylinder # 1 on the passenger side of the vehicle. A lot of the oil in the surrounding area is from a previous leak through the oil cooler that didn't...
  2. Correct Oil Temperature F10 BMW M5

    F10 M5 Discussion
    Hi guys, I've purchased a 2012 BMW M5 last weekend and had to drive it back from south England to my house in central Scotland. The 350 mile journey was mix of A-roads and mostly motorway. I drove at 70mph on the motorway and 60mph on the A-roads. Roads were wet and outside temp was 10c...
  3. Sudden Extreme Oil Loss - 1 Liter/250 miles

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    So, this is becoming increasingly worrying, especially as just now it lost about half a quart or so in ~55 miles. My usual consumption has been low enough that I haven't had to think of it much, I'd say around 1/1000 or 1/1500, which is perfectly fine and certainly what I would expect of this...
  4. Ultrasonic clean oil pan

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    As the title suggests I'm curious if anyone has had their oil pan cleaned ultrasonically at all? I'm looking to replace my current pre-LCI oil pan with a dual drain plug LCI oil pan I recently acquired so I'm wanting to have it cleaned before I swap all the hardware across from my old oil pan...
  5. Smoke from engine(oil cap)

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Newbie, New owner here. Hello fellow bimmers. I was hoping to see if what i see on the car is normal or not. I drove around 10 miles this evening, stuck in traffic for an hour, arrived home and checked the engine oil level. My earlier inspection of the level indicated that the level stayed the...
  6. Low oil temperature reading

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hi all, hoping someone can help. I have an unusual issue with my oil temperaures which are showing about 55 degrees when fully warmed up, at idle. I'm monitoring them using the secret menu and the water (KTEMP) is showing 88 degrees - I'd expect the oil to be a few degrees less. I've just...
  7. Tiny Drip Oil Leak

    E34 M5 Discussion
    Hello Everyone! My first post to this great resource. Thanks in advance for any recommendations/advice. So what I have: 1994 E34 M5 Euro 3.8L Issue: Very tiny oil leak that will drip a few drops every evening. I would like to get ahead of this issue. Last night I cleaned the undercarriage and...
  8. Can a thicker oil cause a high pressure line to break?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I had been using the Castrol TWS 10W-60 Motorsport (and its successors Castrol EDGE 10W-60 Professional and Castrol EDGE 10W-60 FST) for more than 10 years without any (noticeable) problems. For my last oil change the Castrol was not available and as I had read in different threads that it is...
  9. Oil temperature went up tonight

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I noticed the oil temp needle went up to the 210 mark when I came off the freeway. The car has only reached 210 on the rare canyon runs. I stopped and turned on the oil temperature test on the OBC. If I drive it around 4-5k rpm on the freeway the temperature stays at 96-97C. When I stop and rev...
  10. Yellow substance on dipstick

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I have been smelling a bit of a burning plastic smell after I go for short drives in the M5. It might be unrelated, but I decided to check my oil level today and found this. This is after I cleaned it off and put it back in. I also don't remember my dipstick ever looking crooked like...
  11. Sudden High Oil Temperature

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    This has now happened to me on multiple occasions. Not sure exactly when this happens, but I've watched the oil temperature gauge on the dash rise up to 300 and stay there for an unknown amount of time. I'll look back down and it will be back to just under 210. I get no messages, nothing. The...
  12. Pools of oil in spark plug well. Gasket loose?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I just replaced my valve cover gaskets 2 months ago. The car seemed to improve and no SES light for 400 miles. Then, everything went back to the way it was, except that my rough idle when cold was about 90% better. I removed the plenum to try and locate a vacuum leak yesterday and did not find...
  13. M5 Potential Engine Damage – Need Advice

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hello Everyone – New here, but need some advice. I bought a 2009 M5 the 1<SUP>st</SUP> week of March. Certified pre-owned with about 35k miles on it. The car looked like it had just come from the factory and was running perfect. After having it 3 weeks (and only a few hundred miles since...
  14. E39 (96-03) Want to Buy WTB oil pan for S62 - paying $150

    Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    If anyone has an oil pan available for the S62, I'd like to buy it from you. If you have one that leaks and needs to be Timeserted, I'll still buy it but for a slightly lower price. I will pay shipping as well. Thanks! -C
  15. BMW E60 M5 SMG Transmission fault - Dealer destroyed my car!

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hey guys. I have the following issue. I drive a BMW E60 M5 2007 with around 65 000 km (around 40 000 miles). For the past few days it has been major cold -10 degrees (14 F). I live in Vienna, Austria. In the morning I started my car, and when engaged R and then D, I get the red cog of death...
  16. Beast Oil Clarification Q&A

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    So, I did a search on oil threads (sigh) and, I have decided to open one to get a STRAIGHT FORWARD ANSWER! ouich For cars POST 03/00 (5w30 sticker cars), what is the proper oil to use in a standard climate - summer/winter? Conditions: So, lets say low summer temp of 50F/10C high summer temp...
  17. DIY: I changed my oil on my 2007 M6 Convertible

    E63/E64 M6 Discussion
    So last night I decided to change my own oil on my 2007 M6 and found it to be quite easy and straight forward. I went to my local dealership and bought 9 quarts of 10W60 oil and filter. Funny this was I bought a Oil filter from my local parts store but they didn't have the 10W60 oil, so I went...
  18. Oil help!!

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hey all, I have a question. I have a 2000 m5 (2/00 production date). I was wondering if I can use any oil besides 10w-60 in my car. The main reason I ask this is because I live in NJ and the past winters have been really cold, so I was wondering if it'd be ok to run thinner oil. I don't really...
  19. E39 (96-03) For Sale Various E39 M5 partrs (UK)

    Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    Used part from M5, all in very good condition: Lower Oil sump Pan with oil drain screw £50 Oil Pump, £50 Oil level/temperature sensor £10 Oil pump side actuators (left and right) £20 pair Remote key antenna amplifier 65 25 8 380 685 £30 Radio FM/AM Amplifier 65 25 8 378 090 £10 Becker Radio 65...
  20. E39 (96-03) For Sale FS: Castrol Edge 10W60 Oil (UK)

    Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    9 liters of Castrol Edge 10W60 oil, specific for BMW M engines. 2x4 liter bottles + 1 liter bottle + Castrol bag for carrying 1 liter bottle in the car. Price is £70. Collection from Upminster, Essex or I can arrange delivery anywhere in UK. I no longer need it as my M5 is gone... I have some...
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