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Old Thu, Sep-29-2011, 12:04:38 AM   #11
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I think the only downside to the m5 is joining the m5board.com bunch of liberal f@gs. God forbid you hurt someone's feelings on there.... I always come back to m3forum. Im glad i bought another M3
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I would definitely get headers, exhaust, tune... no need for a new intake beside for maybe a filter.
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Old Tue, Jun-05-2012, 12:09:39 AM   #13
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keep it stock and get extended warranty.

My engine just blew at 63,000 miles on the M5. Got a new engine through the extended warranty. Would have been denied the claim if I did ANY mods.

I just think it's worth it going this path, unless you have to mod to have fun.

Awesome car, I still miss mine (should be back in September from the shop). Congrats and good luck.
Do you know what exactly failed in the engine? I am also thinking about selling my m3 for a m5, but i'm not sure whats worse, a failed rod bearing and smg nightmares, or a failed v10?
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Old Tue, Dec-04-2012, 01:37:21 PM   #14
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fred revival.

I'm curious also what failed.

Looking forward to changine con rod bearings this spring before the change themselves.

SMG has its quirks in this car, not sure why it's so much more finnicky than my M3 was (maybe I just had a lucky M3). Doing my own clutch after Christmas, then waiting on my throttle actuators to go.
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Old Tue, Dec-18-2012, 09:56:40 PM   #15
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If worried about SMG just find a good six speed. It would be better and more fun!
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keep it stock and get extended warranty.

My engine just blew at 63,000 miles on the M5. Got a new engine through the extended warranty. Would have been denied the claim if I did ANY mods.

I just think it's worth it going this path, unless you have to mod to have fun.

Awesome car, I still miss mine (should be back in September from the shop). Congrats and good luck.
I agree on this front, however I have exhaust and CF lip.

Welcome to the M5 family, I did the same. 04 CBM M3 vert 6 spd to 08 BSM M5 6spd. No regrets, only giant smiles every time I touch the pedals.
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Old Mon, Feb-24-2014, 02:30:35 PM   #17
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http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=374672

Cliffs: it was a nightmare, fuel injector failed and caused over $50,000 in repairs after major discounts. Extended warranty covered 90% of it. BMW covered the other 10% only after I posted on their Facebook about what happened. It took months to properly fix.
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Note to self never buy a e60 m5.
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The E60 M5 is an extremely thrilling monster if it's properly taken cared of.

Personally, I think most of the issues/problems with the E60 M5 can be avoided if it's driven within 80% of the parameter of what the car's designed to do.

For me, I refrain from using the launch control; redlining the car; driving fast when the car's cold; and pushing it too hard.

But since many M5 drivers are enthusiasts who prefer pushing their cars to the limit, the failure rate likely increased.

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The E60 M5 is an extremely thrilling monster if it's properly taken cared of.

Personally, I think most of the issues/problems with the E60 M5 can be avoided if it's driven within 80% of the parameter of what the car's designed to do.

For me, I refrain from using the launch control; redlining the car; driving fast when the car's cold; and pushing it too hard.

But since many M5 drivers are enthusiasts who prefer pushing their cars to the limit, the failure rate likely increased.

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