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Old Wed, Jul-20-2016, 06:47:33 PM   #31
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Only problems I have had on my e60 M5 was a stuck thermostat and a bad coil...

And I kept my e46 M3 so I have both in my garage...
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Only problems I have had on my e60 M5 was a stuck thermostat and a bad coil...

And I kept my e46 M3 so I have both in my garage...
When I had my e60m5 the only problem I ever had was also a bad coil. I had a 6MT - it was a fantastic car. My daily at the time was also an e46 but a ZHP.

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Only problems I have had on my e60 M5 was a stuck thermostat and a bad coil......
WoW, just had this problem! Had to replace the thermostat, one ignition coil and a O2 sensor. All that was a $1200! My car doesn't go in the shop too often but WHEN IT DOES, its always over a grand and that's starting to wear on my nerves and wallet. Wish I could find a car that had the same luxury appeal and was just as fast and handle like my M5, but with better gas mileage and no maintenance!

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I went from E46 M3 to E60M5 - I liked the E60 very much; comfort and the sound of the V10 with muffler deletes is something hard to match. However as mentioned above you are lucky to get 10-12mpg. The running costs are obviously higher (i think it is almost 11 litres of oil etc. etc.) What worried me was the potentially faulty SMG and rod bearing failures as mine didnt have a warranty. I decided to move on and got a 996tt - now that car beats everything I have owned and will be in another (or 997tt) at some point in the near future.
My c63 got about 10mpg. That got old quick. Having to fill up every other day. Couldn't keep my foot out of it. 17gal tank
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My c63 got about 10mpg. That got old quick. Having to fill up every other day. Couldn't keep my foot out of it. 17gal tank
The e60m5 has a 16-gallon tank and gets 12-14mpg (9 if you're romping on it). Back when I owned my m5 I had a 25 mile commute so 50 miles round trip. I'd go through a quarter of a tank of gas just getting to work and back. That was painful.
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Stuck thermostat on my M6 as well, replaced under warranty. I also had my shop replace all the cooling hoses and gaskets/seals while they were in there and only charged me for the hoses.

It's going in Monday for an SMG pump refresh as it won't shift at higher RPMs. New fluid, diagnostics, etc. Hopefully BMW's 'lifetime SMG Fluid' claim is enough to get that covered under warranty.
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I have a clutch going in on mine. Started slipping just after I had the trans out for a salve cylinder. I'll toss a new clutch in there and do another SMG fluid change but I'm trying some archoil additive too. I've got the BMW computer system so fortunately I'm not stuck counting on the dealer
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