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Can you guys post parts that you recommend should be taken care by now with 120k miles on the odo?

I'm planning to drop off my car to a BMW tech buddy to have him have a lookie of the car, but wanted to give him a list of items to check or just go ahead and replace.
 

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air filters
spark plugs
transmission fluid
fuel filter
water pump maybe?
hoses
....a bunch of stuff lol
 

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air filters
spark plugs
transmission fluid
fuel filter
water pump maybe?
hoses
....a bunch of stuff lol
i figured there's a bunch of stuff

i want him to take a look at some suspension bushings and motor/trans mounts .. just trying to make sure i have a good list of stuff
 

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I have a pdf file of BMW Inspection Check List that someone posted a long time ago.
How do I post it?
I can email it to you....shoot me a PM.
 

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Can you guys post parts that you recommend should be taken care by now with 120k miles on the odo?

I'm planning to drop off my car to a BMW tech buddy to have him have a lookie of the car, but wanted to give him a list of items to check or just go ahead and replace.

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M5 London gave me his list or rather his history of maintenance items on his 1999 M5 ... and i think its worth posting here for archive/reference.

M5 London, i would ;) i think id be awesome to have a list of all the repairs people have done, and all the different people

ill bet we could have a ranking of the top 20 items ... and those items would be standard for any high mileage cars
 

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M5 London gave me his list or rather his history of maintenance items on his 1999 M5 ... and i think its worth posting here for archive/reference.

M5 London, i would ;) i think id be awesome to have a list of all the repairs people have done, and all the different people

ill bet we could have a ranking of the top 20 items ... and those items would be standard for any high mileage cars
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1. Rear Sway Bar Mounts
2. Oil Filter Housing Mounts
3.
 

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1. Rear Sway Bar Mounts
2. Oil Filter Housing Mounts
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1. Rear Sway Bar Mounts
2. Oil Filter Housing Mounts
3. Camshaft Position Sensors (CPS)
4. Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAFS)
 

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1. Rear Sway Bar Mounts
2. Oil Filter Housing Mounts
3. Camshaft Position Sensors (CPS)
4. Mass Air Flow Sensor
5. Pre Cat O2 sensors
6. Thrust Arm Bushing
 

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1. Rear Sway Bar Mounts
2. Oil Filter Housing Mounts
3. Camshaft Position Sensors (CPS)
4. Mass Air Flow Sensors
5. Pre Cat O2 sensors
6. Thrust Arm Bushings
7. Fuel Filter
8. Fan clutch
 

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by 120k you can be on the second or even third wind of some parts.. it really depends on what has been replaced and when...
 

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by 120k you can be on the second or even third wind of some parts.. it really depends on what has been replaced and when...
Yeah I agree !

But I reckon it could just be seen as a list of items that have failed on several M5's...or I think thats what the OP was suggesting.
 

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Yeah I agree !

But I reckon it could just be seen as a list of items that have failed on several M5's...or I think thats what the OP was suggesting.
i figured if we compile a list of the top 20 items that need to be replaced on M5, i think we'd have most of the items that need to be done by 100-120k

i think id be just a good list for someone who wanted to refresh their car for the next 50k miles
 

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gotcha

sounds like a good idea.. i'll list some parts i can think of.. most will be repeats i'm sure:

MAFS
CPSs
Pre-cat O2s
rear swaybar brackets
thrust arm bushings
suspension in general.. struts are good for 80k +/-? Mine are spent here at 85k
crank case vent hoses
power steering lines
front wheel bearings
fuel filter
oil filter housing mounts (at least check them, i think it depends on how the lid is removed as to when or if these fail)
guibo, if it hasn't been renewed
tranny mounts
check the rear subframe around the front mount for the diff (did this on tuesday while the car was on the lift)
fan clutch
plugs, air filters, and all the regular consumables obviously..

wow, that turned into quite a list.. and of course there is more that i'm forgetting..

- Tim
 

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I'll chime in. I'm at 80Kmiles
So far I've done:
- Rear sway bar mounts
- Guibo
- Both exhaust CPS
- Fuel filter (precaution maintenance)
- Pre-cat O2 sensors
- Oil filter rubber mounts.
- Clutch + flywheel.
- Pusher fan.
- HID bulbs (It was dead last year)
- ECU fan (whatever that little thing is called)
- Thermostat (I have the coolant plausability error...I think it's time for t-stat)
- Power steering hoses. (failed at 60K)

That's what I can remember so far.
 

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List updated with the above two posts and a couple more from me:

1. Rear Sway Bar Mounts
2. Oil Filter Housing Mounts
3. Camshaft Position Sensors (CPS)
4. Mass Air Flow Sensors
5. Pre Cat O2 sensors
6. Thrust Arm Bushings
7. Fuel Filter
8. Fan clutch
9. Rear swaybar brackets
10. Suspension in general.. struts are good for 80k +/-? Mine are spent here at 85k
11. crank case vent hoses
12. power steering lines
13. front wheel bearings
14. Guibo, if it hasn't been renewed
15. Tranny mounts
16. check the rear subframe around the front mount for the diff
17. Spark plugs
18. Air filters
19. Clutch and flywheel
20. Pusherfan
21. HID bulbs (UK Members see http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/134163-hids4u-uk-members.html)
22. ECU fan (whatever that little thing is called)
23. Thermostat (I have the coolant plausibility error...I think it's time for t-stat)
24. Final stage resistor
25. Belts and tensioners
26. Diff oil change, gearbox oil change
 

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List updated with the above two posts and a couple more from me:

1. Rear Sway Bar Mounts
2. Oil Filter Housing Mounts
3. Camshaft Position Sensors (CPS)
4. Mass Air Flow Sensors
5. Pre Cat O2 sensors
6. Thrust Arm Bushings
7. Fuel Filter
8. Fan clutch
9. Rear swaybar brackets
10. Suspension in general.. struts are good for 80k +/-? Mine are spent here at 85k
11. crank case vent hoses
12. power steering lines
13. front wheel bearings
14. Guibo, if it hasn't been renewed
15. Tranny mounts
16. check the rear subframe around the front mount for the diff
17. Spark plugs
18. Air filters
19. Clutch and flywheel
20. Pusherfan
21. HID bulbs (UK Members see http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/134163-hids4u-uk-members.html)
22. ECU fan (whatever that little thing is called)
23. Thermostat (I have the coolant plausibility error...I think it's time for t-stat)
24. Final stage resistor
25. Belts and tensioners
26. Diff oil change, gearbox oil change

Excellent Cheers !

Good call on the HID BULBS from HIDS4U :grinyes:

How was the shake down with Phil ?

Thanks

Kumaran
 

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Car is still with Phil... Some of the filter has broken up inside the Vanos unit so I think his plan for today is to get the Vanos unit apart and clean it up. I only live 5 or 6 miles away so I might call in on my way past later on and see how he's getting on.
 
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