Hello everyone, new to the group and actually new to bmw. My father was a Porsche Audi tech and my last car was a c5 RS6 and I Just acquired a 2008 m5....I have to say this is a superb vehicle and I feel the quality used in bmw far surpasses the Audi’s I’ve owned, anyhow let’s discuss my giant problem. My new m5 had rod knock. When we opened it up it looked like we were gonna get off easy with the crankshaft being good, upon further inspection that is not the case. I’ve got the engine ready to pull out and was wondering if there are any other things I should be doing while undertaking this process, I know the smg pump and other items commonly known but I’ve only owned this car for a week or so. Any help or pointers would be much appreciated. I’ve already ordered the rod bearing kit with motor mounts, seals etc from turner motor sports. Although I’m having a hard time sourcing a crank under a million dollars haha.