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Old Mon, Nov-04-2013, 10:49:45 PM   #21
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Default Re: Obioban's 2001 Le Mans blue M5

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Doh! Fail on my behalf...I clearly don't know my Z3 lines well enough

That wagon is begging for a S54 or a S62 or a S65 or a S85
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Old Mon, Nov-04-2013, 11:13:22 PM   #22
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Default Re: Obioban's 2001 Le Mans blue M5

Threw her up on the lift today to see what needed address. Some good news, some bad news.

Good news: full cooling system looks to be new!

Bad news: Lots of bushings, ball joints, and seals need replacing...

clutch line is leaking:



realized I need to get a wheel lock key from the PO



ball ball joint here



and here



didn't get a good pic, but all 3 diff mounts need replacing



one of the 6 exhaust hangers is failed



differential input shaft seal is leaking



another ball joint



and another (both on steering linkages)



missing body screw mount



and a missing nut



missing side skirt pin



and for some reason I took this picture. Can't remember what it was supposed to be of, for the life of me...



Was also blown away by how much space the non M audio takes up in the trunk (have previously only seen M audio cars).




Overall, a wash in what I need to do. Thought I would be doing the cooling system but I won't be. Thought the bushings/ball joints would be good, but they aren't.

Big old box of parts coming my way from thebmwpartsstore
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Old Tue, Nov-05-2013, 12:54:04 AM   #23
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very nice, what made you decide to get this car when you have the silver one?
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very nice, what made you decide to get this car when you have the silver one?
This car is going to be dd/beater.
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Default Re: Obioban's 2001 Le Mans blue M5

Well this is a bit of a surprise. Just a bit though.
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Old Tue, Nov-05-2013, 12:37:23 PM   #27
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Don't you have a brother with a Lemans Blue M5 as well?

This should be fun. Seems weird to not have your E46 as a DD since it's set up so perfectly. But I get the quickie commute concerns.
Yup I had one. I found it too heavy to daily drive in the end, but as a secondary car it would be awesome!
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Default Re: Obioban's 2001 Le Mans blue M5

thebmwpartstore.com is great! Good luck. Looking forward to the updates.
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Default Re: Obioban's 2001 Le Mans blue M5

Even though it's going to be a dd/beater, this E39 M5 is getting a new lease on life. Congrats. Le Mans; the best of the blues.
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Grats! I've always wanted one
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