I just received shipment of my M5 this past Friday and I'm eager to get it in tip-top shape so I can enjoy driving it in its proper condition. The only issue is... The most I've ever done to any vehicle myself is replace CAIs and some electrical components! So, I'm looking to you all for some wise, cost-conscious guidance on what the indy shop man has recommended to me after a used car inspection.
- Servotronic Control Unit 'requires' replacement- This part is pricey! Does anyone know of any alternative issue that might otherwise be the source of the very heavy feel vs replacing the entire unit? Tech also noted ECU threw fault code 116 for the Servotronic if that's any major revelation.
- Lower Oil Pan Assembly requires replacement - This is due to the drain plug apparently being crooked/cross-threaded in place which made removing it very difficult. Is there no workaround to addressing this without replacing the entire unit?