At 232k it suddenly told me to "Stop Engine Low Oil Pressure" by the time I coasted in to Sandbach services it sounded as though somebody had dropped a few pounds of nails in to the engine....Did the LMB die?
According to the garage they suspect it was the timing chain that got lose and started slapping around and causing damage.Any update on what happened?
True, but beggars can't be choosers at times.... the Titan Silver was 30 miles from me, fantastic body work and was tight as a drum, has come with a good service history which shows a lot of work completed over and above basic maintenance.I love the donor concept. Ideally you would have bagged a new LMB though. Now you've got even more swappable parts no paint needed.
Pure luck, had spotted one in Inverness that I was going to look at but it sold the morning I got in touch with the the owner. Did another search through the E-bay classifieds and by chance the one I bought came up, (I'd not seen it before as I'd been searching for "BMW E39 M5" and the owner in his advert had omitted "E39" ...Yours ****s the bed and you find a sound example within 30 miles almost immediately? How'd you manage that??