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  1. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I’ll post the link to my YouTube video tomorrow morning but holy Hannah everyone!...when I took my gears out sometime in late July I didn’t use the special tool because I couldn’t find any literature and dumb me didn’t ask the smart people of this forum. One of my gears came apart and the snap...
  2. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hello all, So I went searching on the forum and couldn't find anything specific to my issue, so I figured I would start a thread and see if anyone has any input/feedback. I'll make a long story short: My dad and I rebuilt a motor that had a spun bearing/scored journal on crank. We have gotten...
  3. E34 M5 Discussion
    Hi I just restored a 1991 bmw e34 m5, Im having a lot of trouble fixing the timing of the camshafts, the tensioner is new from a S50, all the rails are new but I havent been able to put the timing correct. If some one could tell me how to do it? Thank you
  4. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hey Guys, I've in the last year purchased a nice 00 avusblau metallic M5 (9/99 production date). Absolute beauty. I have recently run into what looks and sounds like a intermittent timing issue. I recently heard it misfiring during warm up in the garage. Got in and sure enough CE light is on. I...
  5. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    OK fellas, Finally tackling the timing chains today... got pretty far into it, but have a crucial question about VANOS removal. We've got the engine at TDC with the lock pin in the vibration dampener. The timing marks on the camshafts do not line up. Am I supposed to line them up (using the...
  6. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    After a rebuild and a leaking valve cover gasket i found that only of the bolts holding the helical gears together had backed out and spun itself until the hole was completely stripped out. I decided against tearing the engine back down to repair the one out of six secure bolts holding the...
  7. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hello folks, 2000 E39 M5 stock, 100k miles. Turned on my car on Sunday morning and thought the idle sounded a little more throbbing than usual. Pulled in 100 yards up the road and listened and it definitely sounded rougher than usual. Also at idle the car vibrated with the engine. No harsh...
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