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How is the e60 M5 holding up after addressing the common issues?
I have researched the e60 M5 and I think I have a handle on most of the common issues. I am curious how these cars are holding up after everything is addressed? Are these common items failing again, are new things developing or is the beast becoming a reliable smile machine?
I have an opportunity to pick up a 2006 e60 M5 for a reasonable price after the rod bearings went out and the engine was repaired from the damage. The repairs included VANOS unit replacement, crank, bearings and con rods. The clutch and flywheel were also serviced just before the bearings went out. The cars sits around 100k and most of the other common items have been addressed according to receipts.
After reading plenty of horror stories on here I haven't seen many successful stories about folks who addressed all the common issues and how the car is holding up now. Most stories end with folks addressing all the common items, complaining about how much they spent and them selling the car. I want to hear some success stories on high mileage cars that have been taken care of.
So how is the beast holding up after taking care of the rod bearings, throttle actuators, clutch(s), slave cylinder, steering angle position sensors, VANOS units, addressing oil and coolant leaks and dealing with the SMG pump, motor and relay?
Thanks for the feedback!