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  1. ER

    E39 M5

    Good to see the beast running and yes, it's never ending! Can alway make it better! Hopefully I'll see you in one of the meets
  2. ER

    E39 M5

    Yes mate I pretty sure you did! Hope you keeping well. The car sits and looks good! Glad to see it running, you were tinkering with it if I remember correctly
  3. ER

    E39 M5

    Me too
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    MAF issue? (e39)

    Happy days!!
  5. ER

    Chester area meetup?

    I'm in
  6. ER

    MAF issue? (e39)

    I had a similar issue mate in 535, reset adaptations first using a predefined process. That helped a bit and over the course of a few hundred miles, the power delivery improved a bit, but nothing in comparison to unplugging the MAF, which is basically alpha n /safe mode. Threw in a new Bosch MAF and the car came alive instantly, so given your description, it's very likely that MAF is the culprit.
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. ER

    E39 M5 Suspension - Experiences Please

    The car was on about 85k miles in December mate..
  10. ER

    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.
  13. ER

    New wheels finally on.

    Looks great mate!!
  14. ER

    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