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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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OE is Original Equipment: aka 'BMW Original Parts"; aka "What you buy at the BMW dealer with a BMW label on it"

OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER 'the company that made the OE part" or.... 'A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label,"

OEM is NOT WHAT YOU BUY AT THE DEALER.


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http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-OEvsOEM
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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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OE is Original Equipment: aka 'BMW Original Parts"; aka "What you buy at the BMW dealer with a BMW label on it"

OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER 'the company that made the OE part" or.... 'A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label,"

OEM is NOT WHAT YOU BUY AT THE DEALER.


Don't believe me? Read:

http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-OEvsOEM
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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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