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  1. 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...
  2. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I brought my car for seat leather repair and when I got it back the airbag light was on. I asked the guy who worked on it and he said he had disconnected and then connected the sensor and now the light must be reset by BMW. I checked with my Peake tool and it shows no error codes. I removed the...
  3. 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...
  4. E34 M5 Discussion
    Posting to get opinions and experiences: My 91 M5 (American) has recently started having a strange issue with oil temp - at least as indicated. The background - fuse 1 blew and the whole cluster went dead - no tach, speedo, fuel, coolant or oil temp at all. Had to run like that for a bit, but...
  5. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Anyone has any suggestions on the Front ABS Sensor for E39 M5. Here are my options: OEM-BMW from a dealer - $100 VDO (which I think is the OEM brand) - $83 Meyle - $40 Un-Known brand (probably from China) - $10 I'm not a big fan of after-market parts, especially sensors, but we are taking 2...
  6. Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    Unused UFMotorsport S62 Intake Temp Sensor Relocation Kit (retails for $130 new) $90/obo from UFMotorsport's website: "The factory placement of the E39 M5’s air intake temperature sensor (inside the airflow meter) was a design oversight in this otherwise near-perfect car. Since the airflow...
  7. Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    I have a IATS sensor and wiring that came with my Alpha-N remap. It is NEW and unused. I had already installed an IATS relocation prior to buying the tune. The IATS info can be found here E39 M5 Induction Kit Evolve I will ship it to any of the 48 in the US, $75 shipped. I installed the...
  8. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Note: there are other threads about a similar procedure but they are either the other side of the car or make the change from under the car. These can however be helpful also for the right hand side sensor. I recently got the check engine light on and the following error codes (read with the...
  9. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Has anyone had an experience like this? I took my car into the dealer because I had all the DSC warnings, Run Flat, Start Off Assistance, Damping Control..... The dealer told me I needed to replace my Thermostat to fix everything. Boom - $1400. When I pick it up, I notice my Damping Control...
  10. Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    Replaced my MAFs as part of the 100K maintenance, but these still operated fine when I took them out. They might have been replaced before now, because these certainly don't look like they've accrued 100K miles. They look nice and clean. See for yourself, I can post a high res pic if you'd...
  11. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    My gf picked up our M5 from Crevier BMW last night after having its oil cooler replaced under warranty. The oil gauge was showing 0.5L on the oil gauge for 90% of her drive home, but as she got within about 2 miles of our house she called me sounding pretty freaked out. She said that the gauge...
  12. E34 M5 Discussion
    I've got a 91 US model and I recently started getting a flickering check engine light. I pulled the code, 1223, coolant temperature sensor. I also get an occasional moment where the water temp gauge drops to zero, then returns on its own. Given the random flickering of the CEL, I figured it...
  13. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I've had this message popping up intermittently after switching off the engine after a 30 mile commute, odd occasions temp guage was shooting up to far end of scale at the begining of journeys before settling at 90 degrees. Dipstick oil level has been fine so this pointed to a duff oil level...
  14. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Oil temp gauge on my 1999 M5 is playing up a bit - when the car is cold, the oil temperature gauge shows maximum , then it goes back to normal after around 1/2 hours of driving. I suspect it is faulty temp sensor. Any idea where is Oil temperature sensor located on M5? Thanks!
  15. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    . . . last week the check engine light came on and the car became sluggish, and sounded funny.. I took it to the shop and they reported: - Intake sensor bank 1 fault - temperature sensor reports temps out of range - VANOS 1 and 2 fault They reset the codes (CE light off), and I drove the car...
  16. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hi folks, I had a problem with my rain sensor (Model SW 1.3)...one of the usual ones: wipers resorted to normal intermittent mode and didn't change with rain. So after much searching here I went and sorted myself a secondhand sensor (Model SW 1.4). With this easily installed I now get a...
  17. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I´ve put a description of how to replace the left-hand side intake camshaft position sensor on E39 M5 S62B50 in the technical forum: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-5-series-forum/124425-replacing-left-hand-side-intake-camshaft-position-sensor-e39-m5-s62b50.html#post1404523 Kindly post...
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