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  1. Particles in oil filter - Metal? Rubber? Plastic?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Changed my oil and oil filter today, oil and filter are ~2500 miles old. Car is 2000 M5, Februar production, with 160K miles on it. Opened the oil filter and this is how it looks like - 1. plenty of black rubber / **** like substance, it keeps its shape but can roll it to balls with my...
  2. Dashboard knocking/rattling

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    My car has 98K and change, and for the past 6 months or so had a knock coming from the dash area when the car goes over bumps or uneven payment. After removing the center vent and the instrument cluster it seems to me that the knocking is actually the plastic inner structure of the top half of...
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