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  1. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hi all, first post, but I'm not new to BMW at all. Over the years and many cars, I've had many different E39s (528i touring, 540, etc.), so I'm not new to the vehicle at all. Back in november 2021 though, one of my friends decided to sell his M5 as he had found a tiny piece of brown/red plastic...
  2. E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hi everyone, First time posting but I’ve been reading this forum for 15 years! I’m the second owner of a 2000 M5 with about 130k miles. My father was the original owner. After extensive diagnosis, I’ve recently been quoted by an M certified BMW dealership in Austin, TX $20k to replace...
  3. E63/E64 M6 Discussion
    Hi all, I just wanted to share my experience getting my rod bearings replaced. I bought the car at roughly 99k miles and decided to bite the bullet and get the rod bearings done at 101k. I opted to also do the VANOS high pressure hose and lines (there are 3 in total) and some other essential...
  4. E63/E64 M6 Discussion
    Curious how many people have had noises like this and if so then what solved it? Planning on replacing the exhaust cam gear and all the guides. https://youtube.com/shorts/yvvR8XCh4mc?feature=share
  5. E63/E64 M6 Discussion
    So just finishing up my S85 rebuild. Unfortunealy I can’t bleed the VANOS due to other issues. So I called a reputable independent shop that specializes in “M’s” and believe it or not they said they’ve never heard of that lol 😂
  6. E63/E64 M6 Discussion
    So I sourced a new to me S85 complete with everything. My original motor literally blew up, rod through the sump. So as I’m going through this new to me engine, obviously checking rod bearings and all the typical‘s…… as I am turning over the engine via the crank, I here my Vanos units popping...
  7. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hi folks. I’m new to the group and just bought a 2006 M5. There are a few convenience things that need fixed, and I’m looking to do the rod bearing upgrade straightaway. As I read, it sounds like VANOS solenoids are another common issue, and I’d like recommendations on the best diagnostic...
  8. Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    I'm currently making these tools and posted them onto our FB group. Still have some sets available and wanted to offer them here. They'll be shipping in about 4-6 weeks. Crank Holder Cam Pin Cam Wrench TDC Pin VANOS Air Tool Purchase here: BMW E39 M5 S62 Special Tools Kit - PRE-ORDER
  9. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I'm not sure if this topic has been discussed here on here before, if it has please comment a link for it. I found a mint 2008 m5 with 30k miles on it. The car was regularly serviced at a BMW dealer and had the clutch replaced once at the end of 2020. It had only 2 owners who both barely drove...
  10. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I have been searching for a good deal on these as the new OEM solenoids cost between $383-$2K depending on parts seller. I also noticed Amazon and eBay sell replicas which go for nearly $200 for all four! Is it worth buying these or it is sophisticated item which should be OEM? Appreciate...
  11. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hey all, my 2007 M5 gave me a few codes and I'm not sure where to start. Doesn't seem to be leaking oil or making any strange sounds, runs fine. I've cleared the codes and they come back. 27B6 - DME: VANOS Oil Pressure 273F - DME: Oxygen Sensor output stage diagnosis, heater before cat bank 2...
  12. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Today I noticed a noise below my ionic module and my understanding is that is where the vanos solenoids are located. So i tested my vanos through ISTA and and they weren't in the red but they where barely in the green. I also believe that there is a solenoid for intake and exhaust and my thought...
  13. 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...
  14. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    My '07 M6 with 90k miles is going into 'limp mode' with code '01146' on my cheap reader. I think one of my throttle actuators is bad. I'm wondering if I should do a top end 'refresh' like what should be done with non-M models? On my M54's I would replace valve cover gaskets, spark plugs...
  15. 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...
  16. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Hi, everyone! Would appreciate someone's feedback & opinion :) Have driven already almost 40k km on my 2006 M5. Since I have bought the car I have a periodic ticking/rattling noise coming from the engine bottom part. On cold starts absolutely no "side" noise for the first couple of min. When...
  17. 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...
  18. Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    For sale are 4 BMW M5 E60 genuine vanos solenoids in essentially brand new condition. They have about 5 miles on them from the BMW dealership during test drive after installation. Short version of story: My car went in to limp mode so I had it towed to BMW of Salem. After performing some...
  19. E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    I've reviewed the TIS documents on replacing this line and G.A.S.'s docs on the bearing replacement but still left with some questions. The internal line is fitted from the outside next to the water pump; this is the second "T" connection in the system, the other (for external line) is at the...
  20. Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted
    Out of a 2000, build date 11/99. At 92K the motor spun a rod bearing. No sign of metal past the filter. Solenoid boards appear fine with good solder joints. Board with 4 solenoids - $300 each Vanos housings - $200 each Upper timing covers - $50 each Pressure accumulator assembly $100 Take it...
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