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  1. 215K Mile Vanos issues with Pics

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    As I was changing out a starter (not fun) I decided to change out the four Vanos solenoids. After startup I had a rattle in passenger side front. Ran through a lot to ensure it wasn't rod bearings, etc. I figured it was a chain guide issue...
  2. 2006 M5 Rattle at Idle

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hello everyone, I just bought a beautiful M5 which is now my project. When I start it up, it makes a loud rattle only at idle and stays like that whether warm or cold. After I rev it just to about 1500 rpm, it's completely normal. It drives real smooth but if I push it to redline, it throws an...
  3. Killed another rattle!

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I drove some work friends to lunch the other day. I asked if they could help me pin point an intermittent rattle I've had since I've owned the car. It seemed to come from the rear deck lid, but I couldn't ever locate it. I figured it was my broken sun shade. One of my friends quickly took a...
  4. Blatty Rattle at Startup. Ticking Noise. VANOS?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I posted some of these symptoms in another thread, but wanted to start my own, as I am worried to drive the car at the moment. Two days ago I started the car from a 4 hour rest out in the cold rain. I noticed this plastic on metal sounding slap noise. It had a very 'blatty' sound to it. Now...
  5. Subwoofer/Rear deck rattle fix

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    My car has the twin 5” Nokia subwoofers and box, and under medium bass, there was a loud rattle coming from the trunk. Under heavier bass, it would penetrate into the cabin, as well. I first tried sandwiching foam (backer rod) between the subwoofer box and the rear deck and between the carpeted...
  6. Yet another one of those... input shaft tranmission gearbox flywheel rattle thread! (calling gearbox specialists)

    E34 M5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, I am so close to getting my car sorted out. I even got the keyless entry / alarm fixed during my last visit to the dealer :applause: . My clutch never felt right even after replacing the master, slave and hose combo. My take is that it's either a defective or incorrect pressure...