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E60 M5 on its first 2 week and 2,500+ kms with us

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Some photos on our first 2 weeks with the E60 M5 while we where traveling about 2,500+ kms on both South Island and North Island.  Oddly enough it was reliable, clutch was getting sketchy when it was doing its bridal car duty for my friends, possibly due to 30c heat and I did downshift it a bit.  We also encountered 1 red cog error after going down slowly on a 200 meter driveway, I think the computer panicked or got confused... it was a really stop and go moment for the tranny.  Turn off and on the car seems to have sorted it.  I then did it again a few more times but just set to neutral and coasted it down.  Overall it is a great touring car on the country side (V10 sound is really different), just avoid the city and it is a very fun car.  Hopefully with proper maintenance and luck we get to a keeper and we could use every now and then going around NZ.  Our R34 has now retired of its road trip duties,  now it's only used for cruising on nearby places until it gets upgraded.  We saw a few BMWs along the way, not sure if they are here on this forums including a 650i F06.

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Good effort, sounds like you need to book it in for a new clutch though, mine had similar symptoms before it got done, it will just get worse until its sorted.

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12 minutes ago, aja540i said:

Good effort, sounds like you need to book it in for a new clutch though, mine had similar symptoms before it got done, it will just get worse until its sorted.

Thanks for the suggestion.  Yes I am hoping it is just the clutch, possibly ours still have the original clutch as it only has done 56k kms.  Not sure if the dealer is pulling our leg, but I asked several times and got it even on email that clutch on a SMG is covered under MBI.  He said and written on email that it is still considered as an auto and not manual which doesn't get cover clutch on MBI.  How much did your clutch job cost?  Also did you do other stuff as well like release bearing, bushes, etc?  Is there a way for me to know if the SMG pump has been replaced as well? Car is an import, so no real service records.  Got one of those online reports, but I am not sure I can trust it.

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Here are the options of the car.  Maybe someone can grok over it. 

https://www.mdecoder.com/decode/be18391

For us what we really liked the original purchaser optioned:  Rear seat warmers S496A (my daughter's requirement), SilverStone II extended leather X2A9 (item that made my wife tell me to get this particular car) and Red interior lights S563A (we did not know until we driven it at night time... pleasant surprise).

 

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BMW did mine and it was $5K approx,  i assume they did everything required at the time, i know it was clutch plates, pressure plate, flywheel and release bearing at minimum. Mine is a UK import but all the servicing in NZ had been done by Team McMillan BMW so i rang them and the guy in the service department told me everything they had done to it. Mine has also done wedding car duties with an M5 sedan.

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53 minutes ago, 318Touring said:

Hi Jun

So you did indeed buy the car?

Congrats! Going to Southward this Sunday.


Daniel

Yup Daniel, I will be at southward as long as the car gets us there. Using it now just to get some of the cobwebs out.

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