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Old 04-20-2012, 02:50 PM
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When I bought my 2001 M5 at 69,000 miles, it had leaks galore. If I were you, I would take off the two covers underneath the car and inspect for leaks. Those covers hide a lot of things that can potentially be wrong with the car. I would also inspect all items related to the drive shaft (guibo, center beraing, etc.). I would also check out for thermostat and valve cover leaks. Another come problem with those cars are the auto dimming feature of the rear view mirror. You can get that fixed though for about $100.00. Basically, the cars are pretty reliable. Fluid leaks are the more commnon issues and don't me scared about all that vanos and rod bearing talk. At the end of the day, you're dealing with a 13 year old car and it's bound to need a little work.
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