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post #1 of 5 Old 28th February 2019, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I recently turned the clock at 48,000 and 6 years of ownership this month on my '06 M6. Just under 30,000 of those miles are mine. For those curious, the running costs for me over that period of time have totaled $10,961 with $7,107 being what I consider routine maintenance including full fluid flushes and replacement, oil changes at about 5,000 mile increments (which works out to about 1 per year) and tires (2 sets on the rear, one on the front, ) since I bought the car. Some of those costs were replacing standard things missing when I purchased the car like the M Mobility kit. I have an exclusionary warranty that expires in March but I have only used it once for idler pulley and tensioner replacement. I see a visit to @jcolley at some point in the next 12 to 18 months for rod bearings, etc. as a peace of mind move. I have always believed that high strung engines need meticulous maintenance to be happy.

I know that on these boards, we hear more of the horror stories (@fiftytwoeighty being a happy exception) but, so far, my car has never left me stranded or given me any grief I wouldn't expect from owning any car for this long, much less one that is now 13 years old. That sound you hear is me knocking on wood!

At this point in time, the only other car I would want to trade it for would be a 2009/2010 version in Interlagos Blue at the same or lower miles and the manual would be a bonus but I don't have a problem with the SMG either. Talk about a unicorn.

I have taken it to a SCCA Track Night in America with my best friend (who has won the SCCA GT1 National Championship 2 times) and had a blast and yes, he was pleasantly surprised and called the car "fast" and said it exceeded all his expectations. I, however, am not very but I had a blast and the car ate it up.

I still look back at the car and smile when walking away in a parking lot. I guess I have the right car for me.

These cars aren't for everyone and it is getting much harder to find good ones but they are definitely worth it.

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post #2 of 5 Old 28th February 2019, 03:36 PM
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Nice Jim! Your per mile maintenance numbers are similar to my numbers, except I have nearly 3x the miles -- and the 3x the costs to keep her in top form.

If you ever find your unicorn, someone is going to get a pristine m6 when you sell your s85. The good s85s are hard to find and the best s85s rarely trade hands.


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s85 + (afterthought) 6mt =158,000 miles with no RCOD and counting ...just saying...

2007 Dinan S2 e60 m5 6MT Interlagos Blue; DINAN 3.91 Exploded @8x,xxx ; Performance Gearing 3.91 LSD 3 clutch, 30/50 ramps, R&P polished ; ClutchMasters FX350 clutch and LTW single mass FW @157,000 miles, RPi Oil Cooler/Scoops; DINAN High Flow Air Mass Meter/Intake, DINAN TBs, DINAN pulley, DINAN strut, DINAN Monoballs, FastAttack Tune, w/Kung Fu grip!, Einhorn Industries Race Jedders, track pipe, and x-pipe; DINAN Section 3, DINAN LTW 19x9 ET18, 19x10 ET25, Michelin PS4S 275/35/19 and 305/30/19, Macht Schnell 15mm spacers (front); FERODO FRP3000H race pads; StopTech BBK 6/4 380mm/35mm x 380mm/32mm w/SS lines; RDSport F/R sways; CKS coils w/swift springs, -2.0/-2.5 F/R camber; z3 1.9L SSK, with f10 shifter; F/R G1W-H; Uniden R1, remote ALP 2Rx:1Tx, F/R NetRadar DSP, w/GPS and BT. SprintBooster v3; Euro MDM and DSC off. Fluids: Motul 7100 4T 10w60, Redline ShockProof Lightweight 75w140, Castrol SRF, Unicorn Jizz and Wolfpack Blood; Rod bearings replaced at 84,000 and 150,000 miles!!!

1988 e28 m5 STROKER 420bhp 91 octane(Paul Burke s38b39); VAC LTW flywheel; MegaSquirt G2 DME; Euro RestoMod track car: caged, 6 point FIA harness, FIA Sabelt GT-160 seats...AC/heater, interior, sunroof, rear seat delete; Euro Headers, dump valve, and race cats; CAE Ultra shifter; custom Ground Control Coilovers/camber plates; Mason Engineering front/rear strut bars; Brembo 6/4 BBK; 17x8 BBS RK w/Dunlop StarSpec II; undergoing Euro restoration, building the e28 CSL ///Motorsport never built. 5.71lbs/hp

1996 FZJ 80; LOCKED; Factory TRD Supercharger; Expo/Overland/Backcountry Rig; custom sleeper/drawer system, full rock armor, 33"s on 2.5" OME Heavy Lift; Rigid LEDs F/R; 231,000 miles and counting.
2008 Audi A3 S-Line Quattro w/flappy paddles (Mammoth Mountain Commuter)
2000 e39 m5 TiAg (Gone, but not forgotten) sold 7/2014.

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Thanks Woody.

You are right, the good ones rarely change hands. Mine won't unless I bag the unicorn, but if it does, I will probably still miss her because I have gotten pretty attached.

In the meantime, looking forward to the next pretty day so I can take her for a drive with the stereo off and the windows down. Anyone who has to ask why has never heard an s85 in full song!


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1974 Jensen Healey Mark II
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Just turned over 68K on my M6, 20K are mine over the last 4 years (multiple cars, not DD). Total maintenance and repair bills to date total $8,522.85, which includes complete SMG overhaul and both TBAs. I DIY most stuff, so these are mostly parts/wearables/fluids/tires. Comes to about $177 a month, and 0.42 cents per mile not including gas.

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2008 with 39000 miles now,,smghydro unit changed at 32000 miles.
Front and rear brake disks..and coil plus sparks plugs
Other than that all good.

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