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E39 M5 (1998-2003)

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Old 10-27-2010, 09:54 AM
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Not missing a digit. It had 2100 on it this time last year. I drove it Sunday and it now has 3400 on it. Yes that is correct.
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:52 PM
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Finally!

What happened to the P-car?
Gone.

The S4 Avant will soon be gone too.

As soon as I got the M5 I realized that it is everything that we need in a sedan.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:01 AM
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82,000 from 2000.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:28 AM
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As soon as I got the M5 I realized that it is everything that we need in a sedan.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:34 AM
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Welcome to the light, brother!

I do need to get more leatherique though. Heritage leather can be a pain when it comes to this.

The previous owner left the car in the garage and forgot about it, so while it has really low miles, the leather was on the dry side, and after one huge sloppy leatherique treatment, the leather looks nice, but I imagine it probably needs at leat another 4 or 5 treatments to look close to new.

The driver bolster has some wear, because the guy didn't know the secret to no wear driver side bolster, which is that you slide the seat back before you get out. So I have to buy a new leather coverto replace this one, about 600 bucks from BMW.

I also need to do the radiator cleaning. There's a procedures on loosening the two screws on top to move the radiator and use water hose to blast the accumulated gunk out of there.

Other than that the car is perfect.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:05 AM
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The driver bolster has some wear, because the guy didn't know the secret to no wear driver side bolster, which is that you slide the seat back before you get out. So I have to buy a new leather coverto replace this one, about 600 bucks from BMW.
Beware of over-using the motors. I just had to replace the transmissions on the driver's seat and upright because they failed. It's about the same cost as the leather.

My wife put a huge scratch in the leather on the passenger side seat with what I'm guessing was a zipper or something that was in her back pocket.

Such is life.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:15 PM
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2003 with 9800 miles. 5/03 build.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:27 PM
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2003 with 9800 miles. 5/03 build.
9800 or 98,000?
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:36 PM
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9800 or 98,000?
Not missing a digit... 9,800.

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Old 11-16-2010, 05:13 PM
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Not missing a digit... 9,800.

Damn. You need to drive that car! It's going to waste.

I'm at 102k now.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:27 PM
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:59 AM
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Damn. You need to drive that car! It's going to waste.

I'm at 102k now.
I just joined the club last week so this is new to me! Don't worry, it won't be parked...
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:23 PM
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I just joined the club last week so this is new to me! Don't worry, it won't be parked...
Cool!
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:09 PM
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i have a 1998 bmw 528i with 230,000 miles on it.......runs fantastic and always has. The owner before me had a diagnostic ran on it for non-working windhield wipers and german motors fried something. The entire brain was replaced before the car got running again.......new transmission, new this and new that........my problem is the heater/ac not working now. My hope is to find a post on here that can help me
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:04 PM
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Mein Auto: e39 M5, Z3 2.8
130,1xx still runs strong, No CEL, not burning/using any oil.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:32 PM
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111k and still pulls like a freight train
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:23 AM
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i just got a 2000 with 41k on the odo and paid 18 the car is immaculate with not one problem. there out there you just gotta wait for the right one=]
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:07 PM
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My 2001 M5's in the shop with VANOS troubles, and I drive it like I stole it...130K miles now.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:46 AM
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i just got a 2000 with 41k on the odo and paid 18 the car is immaculate with not one problem. there out there you just gotta wait for the right one=]

haha nice.....just wait...the problems will come
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:48 AM
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Its not good at all to not drive these cars. The window regulaters can freeze up, seats will seize, and the electronic mirrors will fail. Also when the E39 M5's sit they are more prone to carbon built up. At least start it every weak or so.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:32 AM
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I've just got a little over 112,000 on a 2002 and hope she dont come down with any kind of illness. I beleive in preventive maintanance and praccticing safe sex So.. using new rubbers and keeping her lubed up will hopefully do the trick.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:03 AM
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About to cross 69K, just bought her about two months ago.

Just a few cosmetic things away from perfection, need to touch up a couple of the rims, one decent scratch on apron. Also need to adjust the Bilstein kit to be less harsh.
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