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  1. I see, these things are difficult to diagnose without hearing it... may be worthwhile checking oil filter housing mounts.. especially if the whine is oscillating with increased revs and can be heard or felt from the interior whilst driving .. drove me nuts for a while ... could not pin point the cause of it, until I found that to be the culprit with a stethoscope..I bought aftermarket ones for a few quid, then genuine ones - it helped but something was there... finally, after reading some posts on the M5Board, ended up removing one of the two all together and never heard it since...
  2. I guess it depends on how worn the components are. As DepthHoar said, check the wear and if it isn't perished you can get around with replacing a few pulleys. I did a preventative front end rebuild at 75k for piece of mind, but for some reason have a very minor chirp on cold start still.
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    E39 M5 Suspension - Experiences Please

    The car was on about 85k miles in December mate..
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    E39 M5 Suspension - Experiences Please

    Good to know, thanks. Was your car a touch 'floaty' beforehand? the difficulty is that these cars are of such an age now that all will feel about the same unless all components have been swapped out, therefore its difficult to feel how much of an upgrade new OE suspension would be from driving multiple cars. I like the idea of OE, dont get me wrong, although its a pricey exercise! roughly how much did the work cost if you dont mind me asking? Yes it was mate and it had a pull to one side, alignment didn’t help. The cost for parts was roughly about £1.4k, all lemforder other than centre drag link...labour about £650 and tracking another £100 or so... not cheap, but she is a keeper so worth the investment...and agree with comments made by DepthHoar
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    E39 M5 Suspension - Experiences Please

    I was in the same place last year and opted for complete OE suspension refresh instead of other aftermarket modifications. Had it done in December. It transformed the handling, the car feels crisp and tight, like new - cannot be happier... but I guess not all of us like to keep our motors as close to stock as possible...
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    E39 M5 Water pump

    I might have a spare used one in my man shed. I can check if you like. It did 70k and I have replaced it as preventative full front end rebuild. I would recommend C3BMW if you are after a brand new one. Great service , OE quality parts and you may get a better price or fee next day delivery if you call them.
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    New wheels finally on.

    Looks great mate!!
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    S62 Rebuild

    Complexity and cost really depend on your definition of a "rebuild" ie what's involved and to what extent. With the right tools and know how - everything is possible.
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    Photo up the black mountains

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    Some good porn if you're into it.....:-)

    Looks great! Good buy!
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    Chester area meetup?

    Morning people, seeing that there is no real uptake, I'll leave it as well. Happy to get together next time around.
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    Chester area meetup?

    I'm in! Sounds like a good idea!!
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    E39 M5 market

    If it were me, I would sit tight and wait for a little, if this was an option of course. Good examples are rare these days and you just need that one enthusiast who will deem the minor shortfalls as trivial.
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    E39 M5 Style 65 Alloys

    Morning gents, completely forgot to ask for caps and stickers with my order yesterday: 4 x 36112228660 4 x 36136783536 Could you please price it up and give us a reference number. Thank you
  15. He there, please could you give us a quote for a full set of alloys: 2 x 36112228950 2 x 36112228960 Thanks very much