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Well as posted im another new guy around here and the proud owner of a 2007 black/black M5, im very car friendly and have a lot of past tuner friendly and un friendly experiences, 700+ hp SRT8 , 550+ hp STI, lifted diesel trucks and 1400+ hp TT LS1, i can honestly by far say that this is one of the most amazing vehicles vet to own, knock on wood, i have a few questions to start being that i am not familiar to the SMG trans, and am curious as to see if mine is working properly, and have been in the dark reading some of the other members horror stories, only having the car for about a month now and 37k miles , im curious with what i think may be becoming an issue, at my home the garage is under the house " under second story" declined driveway , i always let any car i own warm up for about 10-15 minutes in the winter and summer, but id say every other day or so when i am backing my way UP the driveway in reverse the car shakes pretty horrible more or less jerking under very slight throttle, any suggestions ? and only happens after its sat all night in the cold, i no this is long and people don't care to listen to all of it but, i am curious and looking for great help, and if someone could recommend the BEST warranty to buy, because it will be out of warranty in march of this year, happy new years to all thanks in advanced.
 

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The bet way to warm up these engines is to drive off quickly after starting at a low speed.

I personally don't rev the engine above 4000 rpm until it is fully warmed up.

Can't figure out why your car shakes. Could be the lack of traction on the drive way.
 

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I don't know what is causing the shaking....where exactly is it shaking? I know in the M3, the car just feels slightly more "rough" until everything has warmed up. And Hasan Shaikh is right; warm your car up by driving around at low RPM as opposed to letting the car warm up by idling.

Would love to see some pics of your M5 and other cars...seems like you have had quite the collection!!!



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I don't know what is causing the shaking....where exactly is it shaking? I know in the M3, the car just feels slightly more "rough" until everything has warmed up. And Hasan Shaikh is right; warm your car up by driving around at low RPM as opposed to letting the car warm up by idling.

Would love to see some pics of your M5 and other cars...seems like you have had quite the collection!!!



yea i will get up some pictures asap, its just the whole car itself jerking back and forth until i can get my foot off the gas, feels like letting my younger brother drive a manual trans car , who has no idea how to drive stick, and as if the car had an extreme race clutch. any other ideas?
 

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I believe even the Manual says its best to drive off but do not RPm above 5000 until the oil temp gauge is almost in the middle.
As for the shaking, it may be a worn clutch disc - but you should definitely try the SMG reset (drive above 40mph, pull shift lever to N, hold both paddles for 3 sec or so). Welcome on board!
 

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and if someone could recommend the BEST warranty to buy, because it will be out of warranty in march of this year, happy new years to all thanks in advanced.
x2 on the SMG reset, mine shifted nice and smooth before but I did it anyway and feel better and have a reference point for when to do it again. RE: the warranties, in my extensive research the best would be:

1. Fidelity (contact Bruce M. on this board). Upside is that it covers everything and Bruce is great to deal with downside is you cannot finance. Price is reasonable.
2. EasyCare (totalcare plan). Upside is that it covers everything including SMG gearbox and pump downside is that it is pricey.
3. BMW - you are still under existing warranty so you can get the platinum plan which covers quite a bit, has just a $50 deductible, full BMW roadside assistance and of course is backed by BMW. That's the upside downside is that since it's BMW it is pricey.
 

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Amazing info guys thanks so much i will definatly do so with the trans, all your help is much appreciated !!!
 

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Welcome! Hopefully it will be nothing but good experiences with this one!
On the shake issue, like AFC1 said, the car feels slightly rough when it is cold, and also the start might sound strange!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /><o:p></o:p>
Does it feel exactly the same way every time you start it? Has it been like that within the past month of your ownership, or it varies from time to time? Keep us posted, and once again, welcome aboard!<o:p></o:p>
Now…Come on, you get all these warm welcomes, but you don't even return the favor! Let’s see some pictures of the beast!<o:p></o:p>
 

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Welcome! Hopefully it will be nothing but good experiences with this one!
On the shake issue, like AFC1 said, the car feels slightly rough when it is cold, and also the start might sound strange!<o:p></o:p>
Does it feel exactly the same way every time you start it? Has it been like that within the past month of your ownership, or it varies from time to time? Keep us posted, and once again, welcome aboard!<o:p></o:p>
Now…Come on, you get all these warm welcomes, but you don't even return the favor! Let’s see some pictures of the beast!<o:p></o:p>
Will do Willl do , its been horrible weather in chicago , once i wash it tomarrow ill post thanks ,
 

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Welcome, I'm sure you will find all the info you need (and then some) here.

p.s. I like your Screen Name :haha2:
 
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