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Old 06-11-2014, 04:26 PM   #21
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This only re-enforced my opinion that i need an M5 in my collection.
Check out the one in the "For Sale" section atm, it looks like a cracker!
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:03 PM   #22
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Hope you not making this an M5 restoration competition :-) currently stripping my back end to cure some rust from the grommets just above the rear bumper.

Good looking motor, if you need any help let me know, I'm not that far off, be good to meet a fellow M5 owner nearby.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:15 PM   #23
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Well, It's back. Only really seen it in the dark so far but it's pretty swirl free under streetlights. There seems to be some contamination in the paint on the roof from a former paint job so in the spring I'll book it in to have the roof resprayed and a new windscreen. Now I need to clean and tidy up behind the wheels and sort out what I think is a loose gearbox mount. Pics to follow.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:03 PM   #24
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90k miles, has it had a clutch/flywheel and set of brakes already. Usually around this mileage e39 M5's are ready for those three things.

Nice car, would love to own one.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:38 PM   #25
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It needs brakes, not sure about the clutch as I'm not sure whats been done in the past. the clutch however feels fine with a good weight to the pedal. It has a record of over 20 dealer visits but BMW bless 'em won't tell me whats actually been done. It gives the impression of being quite well looked after.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:22 PM   #26
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Yeah full set of brakes and a clutch with flywheel is pretty standard at this mileage. Clutch flywheels are more replace if breaks/slips/fails rather preventative maintenance item in my eyes. BMW dealer sworn to secrecy, why exactly?
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:50 AM   #27
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The dealer or BMW customer services should be able to give you a full print out of all the service history of the car with any of their franchised dealers on request, as long as they are satisfied you are the legal owner. If you have now joy with your dealer phone customer services and request it, at the same time complain about the dealer who would not give you the details.
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Gave it a proper snowfoam + TBW earlier. Looks like only the boot needs a go-over with the D/A. Pics tomorrow as long as the weather holds.. :-)
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These sound ruthless, especially with the rear silencer cut off
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Mine has Hayward & Scott rear boxes, and it does indeed sound awesome...
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