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post #1 of 5 Old 29th June 2019, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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I wish I've replaced all 4 camshaft position sensors while I was right there

The clutch and flywheel were also removed and they were literally begging me, get us out, lol.

Knowing what I know now since I'm still relatively new to M5 world coming from a long time ownership of 540i, it was no brainer.

But, it was one of those deals where after spending quite a few Benjamins on headers, cats, cluth, flywheel etc...I drew the line.

I'm having well know issues with low rpm hesitation and even though no codes present, it's definitely not waste of money to refresh them after 16 years / 111k miles. I have all the records since new and they seem to be original.

FCP Euro has them for $291 shipped, OEM supplier. I'm well aware of debate BMW vs shaved logo etc...but I never had issues with OEM ones.

I'll post my update after replacing them.



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It sucks, but it is always the way. No matter what you fix it is always the thing you did not that breaks, makes sense, but what are you going to do replace the whole car?
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I did the same thing. With a lift only one was difficult. The other 3 weren't too bad (if you have skinny arms)
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It sucks, but it is always the way. No matter what you fix it is always the thing you did not that breaks, makes sense, but what are you going to do replace the whole car?
That's true. I need to suck it up and do it. I've seen guy yesterday fixing his truck in Walmart parking lot with unsafe jack setup and tools all around. That puts things in perspective.
I've had my lift for 10+ years now and it really paid itself about 10 times in terms of safety in health.

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I did the same thing. With a lift only one was difficult. The other 3 weren't too bad (if you have skinny arms)
Glad to hear that. Thanks.

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