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Old 11-12-2005, 09:02 AM
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Buying a 1990 M5.....need ll the info i can get prior to purchase .......any insights would be helpful!
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Old 12-03-2005, 08:03 AM
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Help....

Buying a 1990 M5.....need ll the info i can get prior to purchase .......any insights would be helpful!

If it's not too late I try this site: M5 FAQ site

It's been very useful since I bought my M5. Be very careful and get a thorough PPI. They are wonderful.

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Old 07-25-2011, 03:25 PM
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i love my m5 and only just bought it a week ago. Gas mileage isnt pretty but it goes super sideways
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:38 PM
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Buying a 1990 M5.....need ll the info i can get prior to purchase .......any insights would be helpful!
Great! I have owned one for 10 years, now with 140KMiles on it, and find it still a thrill. The engine is the most expensive part, so that should be the priority. The oil track record is important - the oils used weren't usually synthetic. I change mine every 2500-3000 miles, Castrol 20-50. The recommended valve adjustment interval is very frequent and many cars don't receive this work and thus it won't be documented. However, if there are/were no audible valve train ticking noises, that's a good sign. The engines on that car frequently stabilize after a couple of adjustments and go >>50 Kmiles after that just fine. The transmissions all make noises and seem to last quite well despite that. Good luck! -Gil Hawkins
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