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what to look for when buying an m5?

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hi all,

i'm currently looking to upgrade from my '93 m5 to an e39 beast! i was just wondering if anyone had any tips on what to look for. Im looking for a low miler '99 or '00.

I've seen that the vanos may be something of a concern?

all suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

many thanks

Pete (Lancashire, UK) :wroom:
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Slipping clutch on hard up-changes, rattling on cold startup from Vanos units, Transmission whine, rogered disks. Plus of course the normal signs of abuse both external and internal.

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