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rao & lugnuts - my house is almost 5 years old, I'm thinking of tearing it down and replacing all the framing, you know just to be on the safe side. Heck, why stop there might as well go after the plumbing and the wiring.
 

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rao & lugnuts - my house is almost 5 years old, I'm thinking of tearing it down and replacing all the framing, you know just to be on the safe side. Heck, why stop there might as well go after the plumbing and the wiring.

Have you done an oil analysis on the framing?





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Indy Import Specialists in Indianapolis do good work but are pricey. The will install customer provided parts which I would recomend since basically they charge dealer prices for parts. I was very dissapointed by this esp. since I was paying cash which would have saved them hundreds on the fees for plastic. They also said they would "work with me" on parts prices....if you call 1700 for a flywheel discountd to 1500 "working with me"...I call it getting screwed.

CCC in Brownsburg Indiana is great price wise but I have only used them for domestic cars. that being said I have seen newer 7 and 5 series cars o their lot. They replaced a head on a 328 as well. I've also seen Mercedes and Jaguars in front. They are honest, fast and since they get alot of business from me I get a cash discount.

Reggies restoration (Indy) has a sterling reputation. I know nothing about their abilities but their rep is great. I have seen pic's of their shop..it looks like a surgery. I imagine the price would be high.
 

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If I were to read some of the sky is falling rod bearing threads here, I too would not be sleeping well.
... But @ 242,000 miles and rising on gasp, the 'original' bearings, I 'think' I'll pass - as most rational people here do....

Drive the car, change the oil often and live life to its fullest.
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Agreed.
Mine is sitting at 155,000 miles and no sign of any problems on the original bearings. The oil analysis is a good tool, but how often are you sampling and how many samples. Remember it is only an indicator that something might be wearing. Keep an eye on the mineral content and perhaps increase the frequency of your samplings. If you are truly worried about the bearings, then by all means change them; as it is your car and your money.

As far as an independent shop, I take mine to the dealer (Erhard in Bloomfield Hills) when either I don't have the time or don't want to be bothered with doing the job myself (e.g. brake fluid flush for ≤$100, it not worth getting dirty).
 

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Thanks to all that have collaborated on this post.

Following is another attempt at my UOA summary:

<TABLE style="WIDTH: 215pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=285 border=0> <COLGROUP> <COL style="WIDTH: 48pt" width=64> <COL style="WIDTH: 37pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1735" span=3 width=49> <COL style="WIDTH: 56pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 2645" width=74> <TBODY> <TR style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt" height=19> <TD id=td_post_4535842 class=xl81 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=19 width=64>UOA</TD> <TD class=xl79 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; WIDTH: 37pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=49> </TD> <TD class=xl76 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; WIDTH: 37pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=49> </TD> <TD class=xl76 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; WIDTH: 37pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=49> </TD> <TD class=xl78 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 56pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=74>Blackstone</TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 15pt" height=20> <TD class=xl82 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 15pt; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=20>Metals</TD> <TD class=xl80 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">40K</TD> <TD class=xl75 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">50K</TD> <TD class=xl75 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">60K</TD> <TD class=xl77 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">"Univ Avg"</TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt" height=19> <TD class=xl74 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=19>Iron</TD> <TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">9</TD> <TD class=xl70 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">16</TD> <TD class=xl70 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">15</TD> <TD class=xl71 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">14</TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt" height=19> <TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=19>Copper</TD> <TD class=xl72 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">7</TD> <TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">10</TD> <TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">10</TD> <TD class=xl64 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">5</TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt" height=19> <TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=19>Lead</TD> <TD class=xl72 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">17</TD> <TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">18</TD> <TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">19</TD> <TD class=xl64 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">5</TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 15pt" height=20> <TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; HEIGHT: 15pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=20>Tin</TD> <TD class=xl73 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">2</TD> <TD class=xl65 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">0</TD> <TD class=xl65 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">3</TD> <TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">1</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

My concerns aren't from a single UOA that could be tainted or not representative; but rather from three separate analyses ~ 10k miles apart. The consistency and trend of Lead and Copper are of most concern against what Blackstone considers universal averages of the same engine with approximately the same mileage. I have another vehicle that I have owned and changed oil on myself since new. It has 170k miles and UOA Iron and Copper levels of 33 and 30, respectively and according to Blackstone's experience, bearing failure is not an immediate concern at these levels. So, I don't think bearing failure is imminent on my M5 or other vehicle for that matter.

I've not been able to find any history from anyone on this board with UOA data that also subsequently had a bearing failure. So, I don't know when the UOA numbers become an immediate concern. However, I know the progression of bearing failure is not linear but logarithmic.

I take the sample directly from the oil pan stream into the drain pan approximately mid-way through the drain-out so as not to get contaminates in the sample. And, I perform the change while the oil is warm a few minutes after warming up the engine. I have used the same brand of oil filter (Mann) each time.
 

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Thanks to all that have collaborated on this post.

Following is another attempt at my UOA summary:

<TABLE style="WIDTH: 215pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=285 border=0> <COLGROUP> <COL style="WIDTH: 48pt" width=64> <COL style="WIDTH: 37pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1735" span=3 width=49> <COL style="WIDTH: 56pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 2645" width=74> <TBODY> <TR style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt" height=19> <TD id=td_post_4535842 class=xl81 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=19 width=64>UOA</TD> <TD class=xl79 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; WIDTH: 37pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=49> </TD> <TD class=xl76 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; WIDTH: 37pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=49> </TD> <TD class=xl76 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; WIDTH: 37pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=49> </TD> <TD class=xl78 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 56pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=74>Blackstone</TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 15pt" height=20> <TD class=xl82 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 15pt; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=20>Metals</TD> <TD class=xl80 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">40K</TD> <TD class=xl75 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">50K</TD> <TD class=xl75 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">60K</TD> <TD class=xl77 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">"Univ Avg"</TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt" height=19> <TD class=xl74 style="BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=19>Iron</TD> <TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">9</TD> <TD class=xl70 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">16</TD> <TD class=xl70 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">15</TD> <TD class=xl71 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">14</TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt" height=19> <TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=19>Copper</TD> <TD class=xl72 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">7</TD> <TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">10</TD> <TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">10</TD> <TD class=xl64 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">5</TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt" height=19> <TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=19>Lead</TD> <TD class=xl72 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">17</TD> <TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">18</TD> <TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">19</TD> <TD class=xl64 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">5</TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 15pt" height=20> <TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; HEIGHT: 15pt; BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=20>Tin</TD> <TD class=xl73 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">2</TD> <TD class=xl65 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">0</TD> <TD class=xl65 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">3</TD> <TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">1</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

My concerns aren't from a single UOA that could be tainted or not representative; but rather from three separate analyses ~ 10k miles apart. The consistency and trend of Lead and Copper are of most concern against what Blackstone considers universal averages of the same engine with approximately the same mileage. I have another vehicle that I have owned and changed oil on myself since new. It has 170k miles and UOA Iron and Copper levels of 33 and 30, respectively and according to Blackstone's experience, bearing failure is not an immediate concern at these levels. So, I don't think bearing failure is imminent on my M5 or other vehicle for that matter.

I've not been able to find any history from anyone on this board with UOA data that also subsequently had a bearing failure. So, I don't know when the UOA numbers become an immediate concern. However, I know the progression of bearing failure is not linear but logarithmic.

I take the sample directly from the oil pan stream into the drain pan approximately mid-way through the drain-out so as not to get contaminates in the sample. And, I perform the change while the oil is warm a few minutes after warming up the engine. I have used the same brand of oil filter (Mann) each time.
thats not a proper scientific sampling of the oil.
 

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On a related note, I spoke with my local shop about doing timing chain guides. They sent me the following quote:



I balked, to say the least.
 

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On a related note, I spoke with my local shop about doing timing chain guides. They sent me the following quote:



I balked, to say the least.

It's a little unseemly to have M5 owners who can't afford proper upkeep. Seems pretty reasonable. If you can't afford the maintenance then maybe you shouldn't have an M5. Maybe you would be a little more comfortable with a lesser e39 or perhaps a domestic car.

:rofl:





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It's a little unseemly to have M5 owners who can't afford proper upkeep. Seems pretty reasonable. If you can't afford the maintenance then maybe you shouldn't have an M5. Maybe you would be a little more comfortable with a lesser e39 or perhaps a domestic car.

:rofl:





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Lets kill a few birds with one stone here. I'll trade you my M5 for your 540i. You can then get rid of your sig, as you will finally own an M5. I'll then have a domestic car. Done/done! But seriously at the price they were charging, I could blow the engine and buy a used one from Clemster.
 

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Lets kill a few birds with one stone here. I'll trade you my M5 for your 540i. You can then get rid of your sig, as you will finally own an M5. I'll then have a domestic car. Done/done! But seriously at the price they were charging, I could blow the engine and buy a used one from Clemster.
No way. First off I can't imagine being able to afford an M5 :eek: Second, your timing chain guides are shot and mine is perfect:



Thirdly, my car is not a domestic car, it is a fine German automobile :D

Lastly, I would still need the disclaimer :(





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Well, since you're so broke, I'll pay you $50/hour to do my timing chain guides!
 

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