Sorry to hear this. However, there are stacks of other M5s available at UK dealers and in private sellers' parking garages.M5BHP said:I've had to sell my Beast due to engine trouble. She is being taken away on friday and was probably the best car I will ever own. :confused3
dopamine said:Gutted. I must admit while I love mine I do feel pretty terrified about the potential of huge bills down the road. What you got planned as a replacement?
PS - How much are you looking for for the exhaust?
BmwNut said:That's too bad, but what was wrong and why did that make you sell it? What did the other buyer think of the engine troubles? Tough break, but hopefully you can be back in something nice soon.
M5BHP said:Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 MR FQ-400
Totally different car I know, but there just so much fun when the Turbo kicks in!
Kin Mak said:Is there any way of knowing you have a scored bore? Is the only way cheking the engine by opening it up?
I just got my M5 and it has huge oil consumption. A bit like yours. Now I am worried.
Kin Mak said:I drank 2L of oil in about 350miles now that is high. Garage I bought it from(not BMW) said that it might just be the car not being driven for a while(which I think is crap), should be back to normal in a couple of weeks.
Anyway I have the car booked in on Thursday next week for BMW to take a look at and I will ask them to look out for a scored bore. What's the bets they will think I am a nutter ouich
How long have you had it? If less than six months you can take it back, and get your money back due to it being of unmerchantable quality... If over six months you can still do it, but it will be more difficult if it comes to court...
I would get a letter off to the supplying dealer now detailing the problems you are having so that you have a nice clear paper trail in case you have to 'persuade' them with court action.
I learnt all of this the hard way with a horrific experience with an Alfa 156 Selespeed - piece of s**t!
Hope it all comes out alright for you.