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post #1 of 37 Old 19th June 2019, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Finally Buying My M5

Hi everyone,

Just want to say I've been following and reading on M5 Board for years now. I have finally made the decision to buy an E60 M5. Im pretty nervous and excited at the same time. Im going to see the beast tomorrow, it's a 2006 Black with white interior. Has all the service records and back in 2014 it was sent to Active Autowerke for the fllowing.

Water Pump
Expansion Tank
All the tension pulley and Idler pulley
New Oil cooler
EDC Control unit
Front caster bushing
New tires all 4
New Clutch kit ( SMG )
Hood Shock
Active Autowerke Exhaust
Alpha N Software With cold delete start
4 Vano solenoid Valve
2 Rear ignition coil

This was all performed with 99,000 miles on the car back in 2014 and now it has 107,000 miles. Im getting it for 11k. Would like to get some feed back from you guys. I will be changing the bearing ASAP.

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Hi everyone,



Just want to say I've been following and reading on M5 Board for years now. I have finally made the decision to buy an E60 M5. Im pretty nervous and excited at the same time. Im going to see the beast tomorrow, it's a 2006 Black with white interior. Has all the service records and back in 2014 it was sent to Active Autowerke for the fllowing.



Water Pump

Expansion Tank

All the tension pulley and Idler pulley

New Oil cooler

EDC Control unit

Front caster bushing

New tires all 4

New Clutch kit ( SMG )

Hood Shock

Active Autowerke Exhaust

Alpha N Software With cold delete start

4 Vano solenoid Valve

2 Rear ignition coil



This was all performed with 99,000 miles on the car back in 2014 and now it has 107,000 miles. Im getting it for 11k. Would like to get some feed back from you guys. I will be changing the bearing ASAP.



Thanks
Congrats!
As long as you have the records then you should be all good....
Smart on Bearings, and great price!

Bought mine at 14K with AA exhaust and AA Tune, Air scoops and 80+ pages of records.

Spent 5k on bearings, and other maintenance items such as SMG pump fluid change, diff fluid, brake fluid, spark plugs and oil, + new squirters etc...well worth it!

Also got a cat delete on original headers by RMS FABRICATIONS, and a new Fastattack Tune...car is AMAZING!

You will love it. ENJOY!

Pics ;-)

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Thank you. Will put some pictures as soon as I bring her home. Going to check out the Rms, thanks
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Congrats on the car man. I just bought one about a month and a half ago. 92k on it. I’ve put about 800 miles on it, so far it’s ran great. I am just waiting on the vanos HP line and I’m taking it in to get bearings done, engine mounts, and the vanos line done. I would suggest doing bearings ASAP like you mentioned. Congrats again man good luck.
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Awesome. My dad is a mechanic so this will save me hundreds on labor. Will post pictures once I get the beast!
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Do rod bearings immediately. Along with high pressure vanos line at the same time. Since it has to come off to do bearings.

Always remember to allow the car to warm up to operating temp before even driving it. 10w60 does absolutely nothing until its at op temp.

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Definitely doing the bearing and vano pressure line. Would you recommend doing anything else while I’m down there? Also what scanner do you use for reading and clearing codes?
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Definitely doing the bearing and vano pressure line. Would you recommend doing anything else while Iím down there? Also what scanner do you use for reading and clearing codes?
I use INPA/GT1.

Well from the sound of it this one was well maintained. I personally did rod bearings, high pressure vanos line, oil cooler, new pan gasket, nice new fresh oil change and control arms and front bushings.

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Definitely doing the bearing and vano pressure line. Would you recommend doing anything else while Iím down there? Also what scanner do you use for reading and clearing codes?
In addition to what MafiaMalibuV said, I would also do the following which i did also:
1. Upgraded part for Oil squirters
2. BE Bearings - lower clearance - and ARP bolts
3. Shocks/struts (if leaking)
4. Any worn Engine/transmission Mounts
5. Spark plugs + air filtres (might as well at 100k)

Lucky you would save on labor, that's the way to go! Good luck!

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Always remember to allow the car to warm up to operating temp before even driving it. 10w60 does absolutely nothing until its at op temp.
That is a certain way to get fuel diluted in oil. There's no reason to let the engine 'warm up'. Don't drive as an idiot when cold is all ANY car needs.
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