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  1. F90 M5 arrived at Dealers

    That's not an M5 though !
  2. BMW E39 M5 Rod Bearing & Chain Guides

    Considering the timing chain guides and rod bearing are the only real documented killers of an S62, I'd change them out proactively IF the car is a keeper. If its not a keeper then forget it, but make sure neither fail within your tenure, at which point the £3K will start looking like a very low insurance premium that you didn't pay. If you buy a used replacement S62 in the event your original one failed, then you'd be doing the rod bearings and timing chain guides on the replacement engine in any event anyway, I'd assume.
  3. 2018 BMW M5 Officially Arrives with 600 HP and AWD

    Well said Dennis ! Market forces always dictate, which makes total sense. Are BMW going to make a poor M5 ? Nope ! This will one will be awesome in its own way, as per every generation of M5 to date.
  4. The old girl needs some tlc

    Looks GREAT mate !
  5. Short shift gear lever - How To guide!

    Great video again.....as usual from you !
  6. Thrust arm bushes

    This ^^
  7. Thrust arm bushes

    Well it seems most suspension / steering arms have been renewed, which is great ! Maybe thoroughly flush the old pas fluid out and replace with new fluid, and if you fancy replace the actual pas reservoir, which contains a filter within it. PAS pumps seem to be generally strong .....but is something to check out. PAS lines are very poor and always leak, even new ones. So check all of them ! Also check for fault codes as sometimes servotronic fault comes up, but you should be able to feel that whilst steering....goes pretty heavy if the servotronic sensor fails.
  8. Thrust arm bushes

    OK fair enough ! If installed correctly and are Lemforder they should be good for 50K miles I'd say... There is an argument that new bushes are useless unless the ball joints on the other end are good too....just a thought. Only other things to look at are the suspension geometry, lower control arms, suspension (dampers, springs, top mounts) and steering arms, anti roll bar drop links and anti roll bar bushes. Can you elaborate on the vagueness ? How did your last tyres wear ? Also how many miles on the car ? Steering box may need a rebuild if at mega miles. Thrust arms that are weak are responsible for steering wheel judder under braking mainly, but they do help locate the position of wheel/hub during cornering etc etc Also do not overlook the rear axle components....rear ball joints, guiding links, rear wishbones, subframe bushes, snapped rear anti roll bar brackets...'vagueness up front' could well be a rear end issue. PS : Vague at times may also suggest pas pump issues.
  9. Thrust arm bushes

    Personally I'd avoid poly bushes on a road car especially on a bush that is designed to be strong in one axis of loading direction and soft in the perpendicular axis of loading direction. Did you change the whole arm, thus the ball joint at the other end too or not? Also it's quite common to fit the bush in an incorrect position (opposite orientation) AND also many people tighten up the bush when the it's not loaded i.e. with wheels on the ground and the bush / arms fully loaded. Also what are the exact symptoms you are experiencing ?
  10. Yep ! Oh dear, same here then too ! Glad my daily drivers, which I use to go into the CC Zone, are exempt
  11. e61 M5

    Nice one Alex ! One of the coolest cars ever built by BMW !
  12. Naff oil sensor

    Just on another note, do your best to torque the sensor up evenly as possible so the gasket seats well and evenly....have heard several stories of ongoing oil leaks after replacing this sensor.
  13. Naff oil sensor

    Ask them to send you 8 Litres of oil too
  14. Naff oil sensor

    I believe I used the Hella Web catalogue as stated by Jake above. Got the same Article Number as stated above too : 6PR007868-031 Then found it through these suppliers (who are still doing them but for £76.60) : http://www.incarmotorfactors.co.uk/en/search?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=6PR+007+868-031&submit_search= Also these are the details of my original purchase back in August 2014 : 6PR007868-031 Hella Oil Level Sensor £68.40 1 £68.40 Products £68.40 Discounts £0.00 Gift-wrapping £0.00 Shipping £1.50 Total Tax paid £11.40 Total paid £69.90
  15. F90 M5 - First Drive and Preview!

    Seems quite a capable performer....the new M5 :
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