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Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 03-13-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,911
Posted By drahcirr
Front wheels

I'm interested in the front wheels.
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 11-18-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,523
Posted By drahcirr
2000 m5

The GPS was changed a year or two after the 2000 model. The screen dimensions changed, and the newer GPS system might have the maps integrated rather than running off CDs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,926
Posted By drahcirr
"M" stands for "motor"

The E39 M5 has a hand built, aluminum block, 5 liter, V8, 400hp engine, with other features not found on any other E39. For example, there are small pumps in the crankcase that push oil toward the...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 08-27-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,021
Posted By drahcirr
There's a multitude of reasons why a check engine...

There's a multitude of reasons why a check engine light can be triggered, not only in the E39 M5 but in many other makes and models. It can be as simple as the gas cap not being tightened, or as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,703
Posted By drahcirr
My daily driver was an '99 Lexus GS400 -- a great...

My daily driver was an '99 Lexus GS400 -- a great car except it had an automatic transmission (with up-shift and down-shift buttons on the steering wheel that give the driver the option of choosing...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 04-22-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,017
Posted By drahcirr
Nav unit

My 2000 M5 does the same thing when I'm on the street where I live, which is at least 70 years old, and also when I'm on many streets where I work in Albany, NY, which are much older than 70. I...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 04-07-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,389
Posted By drahcirr
mnepitjr is correct

There is a chemical reaction between alloy wheels and steel hubs or rotor housings that cause them to bond. Patient whacks around the inside of a raised rim with a rubber mallet will work the wheel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By drahcirr
M5 owners

FYI, this site has a new forum for E39 M5 owners. Very few postings so far, but it could be helpful to M5 owners if it catches on. For example, I had a problem with oil leakage from the filler cap...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,381
Posted By drahcirr
I put mine on ten days ago (in Albany, NY)

My 2000 M5 handles much better on stock wheels and tires than on snows. Also, any snowfall after mid-March around here melts pretty fast.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,895
Posted By drahcirr
Great question

I also would appreciate an answer to this question from aa240sx. I have a similar situation: a 2000 M5 with a pristine interior except for the inevitable slight wear on the left upper and left thigh...
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