Since January 2016 owner of M5 E61 Interlagos Blue. Bought mine M with 68k mls on clock.
Before owner of 530d e61. so e61 model in shape and some other aspects is known to me.
Impressed with with gearbox slamming through every gear change and proper kick in mine spine through every gear up to no 7 on the dash. Very nice !
In April , Throttle Actuator Bank 2 failed ( from this forum learned , what to do ) Found ppl who could revamp gears on actuator for me , and on the 230 mls trip to them clutch have started slipping between 3-4 gear
Re con TA 500£ - for both. Clutch Sachs flywheell LUK 850£ + fitting 500£ . Week after oil cooler , oil leak 279£.
TA - end up of buying new actuator 399£ VDO for Bank 2 as is been failing every 2 weeks - got fitted now for a week and is fine. Replaced my self - ( not that hard , just a lot of stripping needs to be done - recommended to all owners - do it your self to build up relationship with your beasts. adaptation - calibration after been fit is been done as well - many different opinions do the need or no , i have calibrated mines.
Clutch - break in process with few problems , as man who have installed for mee had problem with his GT1 and first 100 miles done without adaptation ( jerky like hell ) first 500 mls done with more care if fast drive , always foot of the accelerator , now done about 2k mls on this clutch and overall its fine , sometimes some clunks coming from diff when engaging to 1st , or down shifting it self on traffic lights from 3rd to second on low revs.
1. Something have changed aver all this - but unsure , is this the clutch - or actuators - M is not slamming through the gears like before with every gear change especially from 2nd to 3rd or from 3rd to 4th - they are smoother changes definitely then before like there is not that much power as it was before As anyone have experienced something similar ? No codes throwing out. Very strange. Is the clutch still breaking in ? Or what ?
2. What it should be coolant temp ? Mine is between 79C and 84C . Oil temp when hot is just before 100C sometimes when kicking just above 100C.
In July 2600 mls trip is awaiting for me in mine much loved M5 , dont want any surprises.
Thanks for your toughs.