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E39 M5 (1998-2003)

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Old 03-14-2012, 06:59 PM
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e34 to e39 m5

i plan on buying an e39 m5 this month i just want to now what i should be looking for when buying an m5 and what maintenance i should do when i have it
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:08 PM
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:12 AM
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I would also search out the e39 forums - there a lot of common maladies between "garden variety" e39's and the M5.

It's worth budgeting for a Zionsville colling system if you plan to keep it long term!
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:11 PM
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It's worth budgeting for a Zionsville colling system if you plan to keep it long term!
Really?

I have mine 9 years, 155k miles and OE cooling system...regular coolant flush.

And I have 30+ days a year with over 100F temps. Zero issues.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:55 PM
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Sorry - maybe my ignorance, is the OEM cooling system in the M5 different and more durable than the garden variety e39 systems? Sorry, I just do not know.
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