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post #11 of 75 Old 8th December 2005, 05:44 PM
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Re: Writing FAQ for E39 M5?

I could help on the stuff I know about, which isn't a lot as my car (purchased new) hasn't had many problems, but I am a finatic about my cars (4 BMWs, 1 Porsche 911) ... but, I used to be a mechanic and know a little about mechanical things ... even rebuilt a 1963 Porsche transmission once and it worked perfectly afterwards ... but, with the computers (I worked for IBM for 17 years), and all the electricals, today's cars are much tougher to fix ... alas.

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Re: Writing FAQ for E39 M5?

I don't know if it will work, but it's a great idea...but who's going to write the section on "oil"


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Re: Writing FAQ for E39 M5?

I suggest to add tips & tricks :
Link to "BMW Tips"

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I've just got an 02 M5 any issues or quirks that i need to now about ?????
my 98 M3 was a dream .. i sure like the wolf in sheeps clothing though , just woundering if has any problem areas to watch out for ??

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I've just got an 02 M5 any issues or quirks that i need to now about ?????
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just woundering if has any problem areas to watch out for ??
Yes, watch out for BMW Dealer Bastards! ;-)

Seriously, if you have a good mechanic and a good SA working at a good dealership, take good care of them all. It will make ownig an M5 a lot easier.

For some things to check: https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62422

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i think a 'realistic' maintanance schedule would be good too. For instance, i've found the car to run significantly better with fresh plugs, and have changed mine every 25k or so. Additionally, mafs every 30-40k miles is probably a good bet too, especially since we're finding cheap sources.
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yah i know about the dealers !!! if not in a freakin suit they treat like a piece of s***!

i into good maintanance already , have lots of friends highly skilled, so they say ! LOL

thanks for your info ...

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Can you add a category relating to higher mileage E39 M5s?

By that I mean, what are the issues maintenance and repair related for the S62 engines after 100K?

To illustrate, older 911s--like 10-20 years old--have a number of practical mechanic experienced suggestions for the 911 engine.

As all of us E39 users (who like me want to keep it) get out of warranty and proceed into the 150-200K engine mileage area, what can we expect?

I would hope that others have share their experiences, and even including replacing the engine and transmission when it reaches its compression whatever end.

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I think a "how to do a search" thread would be handy based on some of the questions that are coming up on the board....

how do i get rid of the accept screen?
Can I run the same size tires front and rear...
etc...

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i think a 'realistic' maintanance schedule would be good too. For instance, i've found the car to run significantly better with fresh plugs, and have changed mine every 25k or so. Additionally, mafs every 30-40k miles is probably a good bet too, especially since we're finding cheap sources.
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Especially about the "LIFETIME" trans and diff oils

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