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Old 04-30-2019, 09:01 AM
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MY13 M5 with missing service history

Hi,

I have been a long time lurker and finally decided to make a dive into an M vehicle. Based on my needs I have identified a F10 M5 across the country. The car is being sold by a non-BMW dealer and they claim to have run it through their used car certification process (not BMW Certified but Chevy). Someone must have traded this in for a Z06.

Long story short, CarFax or Auto Reccords have no service history on the car since November 2017, probably since it dropped out of the 4 year maintenance warranty period. I am having a hard time find a local mechanic go and check this vehicle.

It has 58,400 miles on it and there is no service record from 44,300 miles when the second owner turned it in. I will be its fourth owner.

Any thoughts or suggestions on whether I should walk or consider additional checks? This car has the combinations I am looking for and thus highly desirable.
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:23 PM
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What happened with this car? I purchased an M5 on the other side of the country and had a PPI done on a second one I walked away from. Happy to share resources and tips if you like.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:06 AM
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I did the PPI, it came clean but the person who did it advised me against it. Few aspects he noted - minor leaks in engine compartment. The gaskets replaced did not seem tight (he tightened them but advised on sloppy work). Also the dealer put two Kumho tires on the back, the front has PZero's.

I ended up passing on this one as there were many 'if's'. Last weekend I picked up a certified model from a BMW dealership, again cross country and again paid heavily for a PPI.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:03 AM
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Good luck with it! CPO should give you some level; of comfort
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:48 AM
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yes, unfortunately its only "Some" comfort and not much. I love the M cars, just hate when parts start to fail.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:09 PM
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yes, unfortunately its only "Some" comfort and not much. I love the M cars, just hate when parts start to fail.
I hear that. Been through close to $8k of warranty repairs since picking mine up in Dec 2018.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:42 AM
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I hear that. Been through close to $8k of warranty repairs since picking mine up in Dec 2018.
$8K is alot - mind sharing if your was CPO'd or bought from a BMW dealer. Curious if the parts were simple wear & tear (e.g. brakes, tires, fluid flushes) vs. actual part failures like motor, etc.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:28 AM
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$8K is alot - mind sharing if your was CPO'd or bought from a BMW dealer. Curious if the parts were simple wear & tear (e.g. brakes, tires, fluid flushes) vs. actual part failures like motor, etc.
Not CPO. I bought the car with 68k on it from a small, independent dealer. I immediately purchased a 4 yr/50k mile service contract through my local BMW dealer. I did the same for my previous car, an E92 M3.

I replaced the plugs and coils on my own. The service contract covered all four door handles (Comfort Access), a bank of injectors, air conditioning compressor, and the upper oil pan gasket that requires the front subframe to be dropped. The A/C and the gasket were about $3k each.

When I got the car, the only item from above that was noticeable was the driver's side door handle. The injectors we noticed when changing the plugs. The A/C we noticed when it started to get warm (I live in AZ). And the upper oil pan gasket we noticed when we changed the oil.
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Yes, I only have a year left on my warranty as well, will be extending it to cover for such things. Your experience just solidified my previous decision to walk away from the previous one I was looking at.
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Yes, I only have a year left on my warranty as well, will be extending it to cover for such things. Your experience just solidified my previous decision to walk away from the previous one I was looking at.
Smart move.
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Not sure if you have a good relation with your local dealer... I have and every time I hear about a car I would be interested in looking at, I ask for the vin number and my guys at the dealer are normally able to tell if they can get the records from the vin... If no records, no service done at the dealer, so I normally walk away...
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