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So I decide to post my journey with my little Gorilla Zombie( call it that because was abandoned in a shop since 2014). I’m a BMW addict specially for 5 series and X5 but I take any stray BMW :ROFLMAO:….
Well the journey for the M5 started 10yrs ago when me and my brother decided it was time to have an M in our stable and exactly after 10yrs we found 2 e60 M5 in need os coming back from the dead.
I should have started this long ago but now I’m finding a little time to post stuff about the progress I’m making on both cars( but will only focus on mine here)

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This is how I got the car, pretty bad shape, no ECU, no SMG ECU, no coils and a bunch of modules swapped with incorrect ones..
I’m working a full time job and only have time at weekends and have a bunch of other projects with little to no resources( parts)… the stealership here is something out of this planet when it comes to prices so I have to order most of if not all the parts I need for my projects….
 

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First wash in years… we were in a rented space so it was cramped :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
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Before anything I took out all the bad fluids from the car and man oh man that was nasty…
Filled with fresh 5w30 to clean the internals from any gunk that might have built up… I only use 10w60 since it’s very hot and its
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Gearbox is out and full of crumbled coo
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Clutch slave was DOA… talked to some guys on the shop where I got the car and they said some parts where just sold cuz they thought the car would never be driven again… Muth*^%#
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Well no time to waste, let’s put this pump running like a champ again…
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Love these threads!
What's your plan for the ECU? They're paired with the cluster and couple other modules, so you're bound to hit some immobilizer issues.
 

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My young brother and I taking a break with the BMW club here after a day working on the beasts…
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It’s about time we buy our piece of land and start build our dream yard free of charges…
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Goodies started to arrive… ECS Never let me down here…
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This is going to be a great thread! Cannot wait to see your success!
 

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Love these threads!
What's your plan for the ECU? They're paired with the cluster and couple other modules, so you're bound to hit some immobilizer issues.
Bought one from a donor car in US… it’s working good but my car is Euro Specs and the single error which is DMTL( Euro doesn’t have it) is driving me nuts, so I ordered a Euro ECU and will code it out…
 

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Wut in the hibijibis is this thing? :ROFLMAO: :LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL::LOL:
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I got this kit from mpartsworldwide… Remember I live in another continent Africa Angola:love::love: and things just keeps coming and I like it…
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So last December we finally bought our piece of land and decided to leave the old rented place( more money for parts) it’s a 40m x 100m lot… planty
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while the new space gets worked a spanking new HL shows in the mail yeahhhh..
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Things are going fast..
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The Beasts are starting to get moved from the old plac
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A lil break for a nice cold beer and grilled fish…
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Great, these beast need to be saved.
I see two SMG top block, use same position sensor on the same block, don't swap them. It is time to replace the solenoids O'rings. I think if you flashed the DME with Euro software you may get rid of the DMTL error.
 

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Great, these beast need to be saved.
I see two SMG top block, use same position sensor on the same block, don't swap them. It is time to replace the solenoids O'rings. I think if you flashed the DME with Euro software you may get rid of the DMTL error.
There’s 2 SMG Block because there’s 2 Beasts being repaired… my brother 06( 58k km) and mine 07( 29k km)… I’ve replaced all orings in the blocks( don’t want a leak soon😅
 

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Wut in the hibijibis is this thing? :ROFLMAO: :LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL::LOL:
I got this kit from mpartsworldwide… Remember I live in another continent Africa Angola:love::love: and things just keeps coming and I like it…

So last December we finally bought our piece of land and decided to leave the old rented place( more money for parts) it’s a 40m x 100m lot… planty

while the new space gets worked a spanking new HL shows in the mail yeahhhh..

Things are going fast..

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A lil break for a nice cold beer and grilled fish…
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That's awesome, are you gonna gonna build on the lot also, or just m car storage and work?

And that's what i figured with the kit - easier just to get a matching set with keys etc than chasing immobilizer issues.
 

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That's awesome, are you gonna gonna build on the lot also, or just m car storage and work?

And that's what i figured with the kit - easier just to get a matching set with keys etc than chasing immobilizer issues.
The lot will be just for our garage… there’s some BMW we fix and flip and some we keep it.
 

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Fresh coils and spark plugs, fuel pressure sensor, vacuum booster pressure sensor,
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Decided to check the cats… boy wut Is that? It’s deca
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Too many projects in the table.. the blue one is also a ongoing project
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Also invited our horse “Simba” to come and had some real “Horse Power” to the stable😂😂😂
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New items have arrived :
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-Air filter
-New engine mounts
-New trans mount
-Diff seal and oil
 

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The Beast are running on their OWN…
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First fresh gas in ages
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Driving like champs
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Still have few errors to deal with and clear the Xmas tree :)
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New shocks are in but I’m facing an issue which I just don’t get it. Maybe some of you would shed some light to this tired brain of mine. Do I need to calibrate the shocks after installing them?!? The front is siting really high while the rear is low like coilovers…. How do I get around this problem?
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