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hey there everyone!

New member and new owner of a 2006 BMW M5. I'm from Alberta Canada and purchased my new ride with only 50 000km. Unfortunately it has already broken down in the first week but I am hoping that its only a minor fix (fingers cross) p0335 crank position sensor failure. Other than that I'm hoping to meet some great senior members and learn some things about my new car.


Previous car if anyone cares was a 2008 Lancer evolution 10. Felt I wanted some comfort with my speed this time around.



Cheers!

Cpove
 

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Welcome! Sorry to hear of the immediate troubles, but post some pics of the new ride! This board is a great resource to help figure out what is wrong with our beasts
 

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yeah im not getting too worried yet. Car also has extended warranty. Just want to be driving it
 

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hey there everyone!

New member and new owner of a 2006 BMW M5. I'm from Alberta Canada and purchased my new ride with only 50 000km. Unfortunately it has already broken down in the first week but I am hoping that its only a minor fix (fingers cross) p0335 crank position sensor failure. Other than that I'm hoping to meet some great senior members and learn some things about my new car.


Previous car if anyone cares was a 2008 Lancer evolution 10. Felt I wanted some comfort with my speed this time around.



Cheers!

Cpove
So other than the issue with the M, which car do you favor? I have seen a million STI's, never liked them, do like the Evo though, good looking car. From what I hear, they are pretty quick.
 

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in the form that I had my evo it was probably faster than my M5. Very cheap to modify awd that made you look like a hero when it comes to driving. Other than that though the evo fell short on fuel milage for a 4 cylinder car (about 17mpg average) and in terms of comfort was awful. The recaro seats were very hard and hot in the summer time. Reliability wise the car had quite a few faults too including a very weak factory clutch although it didnt help that I had about 390 whp and 395 wtq.



The m5 issue is a minor detail im still extremely impressed with the car. Next couple weeks here an active autoworks exhaust and tune is going in the car. Any thoughts on these choices?
 

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welcome aboard and your car looks awesome! always loved IB.
 

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just got the car back from the mender. Replaced crank position sensor. Drive home and now I have another code come up. P0339 crank position sensor intermittent.
 

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Welcome to the Board and sorry for all your troubles.

You said you just got the car back, but now you have another code...your menders don't seem to be mending anything. Are you taking your car to the BMW dealer or an ///M specialist?

These cars are not hard to work on, but can throw fits to a mechanic that is not well versed in the s85.

I wish you the best of luck!
 

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yeah im not getting too worried yet. Car also has extended warranty. Just want to be driving it
Welcome and I'm very sorry to hear of your troubles right off the go. The car looks great, and nearly everyone is a fan of the Interlagos Blue.

The best news is that you have an extended warranty, and hopefully the dealership or shop you use will find the problem, fix the problem, and you will be able to fully enjoy the huge upgrade from your EVO.

Take care, and please keep us posted as to when you get your M5 repaired. I read your other thread, and it sounds like you will have to return to the dealership/shop to have the car checked once again.

Best,
 

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thank you for the welcomes and yeah hopefully we get some good news. From what Ive been told they didnt have a bmw certified sensor so they replaced the old sensor with a napa sensor????? I said this is not acceptable and want it fixed now. Hoping its just a poor construction sensor issue and nothing else. Just went for another drive and now the car doesnt throw any codes. Thinking maybe the sensor is acting up intermittently.
 

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Welcome to the forum, hopefully you will get time to enjoy the beast once this minor issue is resolved :)
 

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thank you for the welcomes and yeah hopefully we get some good news. From what Ive been told they didnt have a bmw certified sensor so they replaced the old sensor with a napa sensor????? I said this is not acceptable and want it fixed now. Hoping its just a poor construction sensor issue and nothing else. Just went for another drive and now the car doesnt throw any codes. Thinking maybe the sensor is acting up intermittently.
Aftermarket CPS sensors are a bit gamble. By any chance did your new one have an o-ring on it? If so (the OEM does not), it may be spacing the sensor too far back from the flywheel to catch the pulse properly. At any rate, an OEM sensor is always a better plan on our cars.
 
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