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TommyR117 05-20-2012 06:17 PM

Just bought a 2000 E39 M5
 
Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum. I have a 2011 328i E90 that is my current daily driver. I just bought my brother a 2000 E39 M5 for $11k. I couldn't pass this deal up because the owner put only 51k miles on it.

Here is what I have so far. The rubber around the front window is peeling off. The rear right window regulator isn't working. Might have to change the fluids on the car. The pixels on the car need to be fixed for the dashboard/speedometer. And the car needs to have new tires as well.

Here is the question. Can the E39 M5 be worked on by myself? Or is it best to have the dealership do it. I want to keep this car as stock as possible because I want to keep this car for a very long time. I am the second owner of the vehicle.

Thanks,

Tom

ECSTuning 05-21-2012 01:21 PM

Window regulators aren't rocket science as long as you have the tools and enough time you should be able to change them out yourself HERE is a link to some regulators for the E39 M5, there are a few great DIYs running around on youtube that could help you out.

http://c1552172.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/164059_x600.jpg

Fluid changes are the same on an M5 as any other vehicle, just make sure you get the correct fluids; BMW Antifreeze/Coolant LINK, Castrol 10w/60 Synthetic Engine Oil LINK, etc

http://c1552172.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/161493_x300.jpghttp://c1552172.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/82283_x300.jpg

MBeast 05-26-2012 05:40 AM

Also search for a good indy for your work if you don't want to work on it yourself. Dealer labor costs are extortion....

ard 08-25-2012 04:49 PM

And go to m5board dot com, 10000 times more participation than here


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