Wow!!!I'm nearing 200k miles (187k at the moment). Engine still seems as strong as it ever was, pulls well to the redline and is smooth and quiet. It's still on the original clutch too! If it keeps going reliably for another four years or so, I should see 300,000.
This is the highest I've seen - very encouraging!just coming up to 280k miles. no rebuild - today will be replacing coil packs as one has started to cause a misfire.. other than that is perfect.
just coming up to 280k miles. no rebuild - today will be replacing coil packs as one has started to cause a misfire.. other than that is perfect.
:byee55amgI'd like to know if any of these motors have not been torn down, rebuilt, rod bearings ,etc.
at 278,278 miles and it has not been torn down or rebuilt. only engine work done has been 2 new water pumps, vanos (after 60k under warranty) and a few CPS etc. Nothing else. Runs sweet.I'd like to know if any of these motors have not been torn down, rebuilt, rod bearings ,etc.
Tom thanks for your reply. I figure most of the real high mileage guys are not running their vehicles extra hard. I basically drive the car like you (daily driver, city + hwy, 3-4k shifts and handful of 5.5k+ shifts) but I use my Sport mode often :wroom: ...enjoy your SuperBowl weekend!Hi D-RodM5 - My driving has been a mix of city and highway miles over the years, but mostly highway miles. My M5 is a daily driver in all weather conditions! Over the years I have found that early maintenance is the key. I typically don't drive my M5 hard, usually 3-4K RPM shifts with an occassional 5.5-6K RPM shifts. I routinely don't use the "Sport Mode". My only issue for three past few years has been the constant SES light being illuminated (Secondary Air Pump). I replaced the air pump in 2007 but found it subsequently clogged gain in 2008. This does not affect performance! Have a good weekend.