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post #1 of 6 Old 8th April 2015, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question Buying a 2006/2006 M6 - What to Look for - Mecahnical Issues

Hi. I'm in the process of purchasing a 2006 M6 and I was hoping some of you could give me some ideas on what to inspect from a mechanical reliability point of view. I'm putting together a checklist. I'm already aware of the SMG clutch problems, the oil cooling unit leak issues and the convertible RED light issue (although I don't think I'll be getting the coupe). The cars I'm looking at have between 38K and 55K miles on them. Any pointers on what to look for and what to get on the car would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi. I'm in the process of purchasing a 2006 M6 and I was hoping some of you could give me some ideas on what to inspect from a mechanical reliability point of view. I'm putting together a checklist. I'm already aware of the SMG clutch problems, the oil cooling unit leak issues and the convertible RED light issue (although I don't think I'll be getting the coupe). The cars I'm looking at have between 38K and 55K miles on them. Any pointers on what to look for and what to get on the car would be greatly appreciated.
I would continue to review this forum as you've been doing, the search function is great!
Start by searching.....
Rod Bearings
SMG -yellow/Red cog
SMG v Manual (if in the colonies)
PLCD
New Battery needed
Clutch kit / release bearing
VANOS / Solenoids
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Thanks for your help. I have been doing a lot of research but experienced owners are always the best.
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Then find a good qualified mechanic who knows M6's and have them look at it for you, I have never been in a situation where the mechanic didn't find something that I could use to reduce the sale price for at lease the cost of the inspection so its a no lose deal to get it inspected.
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I drove a 2006 M6 yesterday. Amazingly fast. But i noticed after my test drive as i walked around the car that there was a faint smell of burning oil. When i opened the hood i didnt smell it but i did near the wheel wells. Im sure the car was sitting at the dealer for a while and i really pushed her but is this normal for an M6? It has 52k miles.
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I drove a 2006 M6 yesterday. Amazingly fast. But i noticed after my test drive as i walked around the car that there was a faint smell of burning oil. When i opened the hood i didnt smell it but i did near the wheel wells. Im sure the car was sitting at the dealer for a while and i really pushed her but is this normal for an M6? It has 52k miles.
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