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E60 / E61 M5 Buyers Guide

E60 / E61 M5 Buyers Guide

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ecain63

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8,816 posts

84 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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Patrick Bateman said:
Third party warranty?
About half way down the guide.

Patrick Bateman

8,103 posts

83 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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That was in reply to the last poster, not the guide.

ecain63

Original Poster:

8,816 posts

84 months

Tuesday 27th December 2011
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Patrick Bateman said:
That was in reply to the last poster, not the guide.
LOL, sorry mate. It's still early.

Raysm5

2 posts

57 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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Yep 3rd party warranty, got it with car, going to look at bmw warranty now.

jon-

14,666 posts

125 months

Sunday 1st January 2012
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Amazing guide, well written. I'm looking around for an M6 at the moment but this is very good info smile
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ecain63

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8,816 posts

84 months

Sunday 1st January 2012
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More than happy to help.

Koing

440 posts

82 months

Monday 9th January 2012
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Really great write up mate and the others that contributed.

Much appreciated. My mates looking for an M6 smile

Koing

djcbuijs

1 posts

56 months

Tuesday 31st January 2012
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Great work this topic, especially the part on common problems en dealing with them. I have a question about the winter tyre options though. For the summer I have 20" Hartge wheels, so I would like to use the OEM 19" rims on my E61 M5 for winter tyres, but BMW says it's impossible to use snow chains when these wheels are used. But wouldn't it be possible if one were to use a smaller tyre(i.e. 235/265 mm fr/re), as this will result in more fender clearance as well as a slightly lower sidewall. Do you think this provides enough space to use snow chains? On the packaging it is said the chains ad about 8 mm to the wheel, but I do not know if this becomes more when the wheel is turning around...

Thanks in advance for your comments!
David

ecain63

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84 months

Tuesday 31st January 2012
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Snow chains are a no-go on the OEM 19's, however i think there are chain sets that will fit on the OEM 18" Winter Wheel and Tyre package. See www.bmminiparts.com for details. The 18" wheels for the M5 are the only ones that will fit due to the caliper clearance.

Eddie

Contigo

2,884 posts

118 months

Friday 2nd March 2012
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Great guide, I'm in the market for a touring at the moment and it's just what I need.

I assume the touring is the E61/facelift model?


Patrick Bateman

8,103 posts

83 months

Friday 2nd March 2012
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It's the e61.

Contigo

2,884 posts

118 months

Friday 2nd March 2012
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Excellent going to see one tomorrow. It's got a BMW warranty on it until Sept 12. Can the used BMW warranties be extended at the end of their term? I have had warranty direct on cars before and the'yve been quite good but won't cover a clutch as has been said on here before. The one I'm going to see had a new clutch at 48K and it on 66K now.

Any pointers and info for what to look for beyond what's been said on the buying guide?

thanks


ecain63

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8,816 posts

84 months

Friday 2nd March 2012
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Not really, if anyone has anything further they normally just wang it up here. As for warranties beyond 60k you'll have to check with Mondial / BMW Insured before you buy the car. The limit on new warranties is normally 60k but if its an AUC car this may be different seeing as you plan to extend. Nothing a phone call wont get to the bottom of.

Eddie

ecain63

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8,816 posts

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Friday 2nd March 2012
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The car youre looking at isnt the one at JCT9 is it?

Contigo

2,884 posts

118 months

Friday 2nd March 2012
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Could be, why is it a wrong un?

Contigo

2,884 posts

118 months

Friday 2nd March 2012
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ecain? the name sounds familiar, not on rs246 are you? ex c5 owner? Hello if it's you, I was on there as same handle but mainly on B5 and B7 forums as an ex-owner.


ecain63

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8,816 posts

84 months

Friday 2nd March 2012
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Hi mate, yeah its me. Ex MRC'd C5 RS6 owner.

Ive got no experience of the JCT9 car, just put 2+2 together and came up with that one. PM me your spec requirements.

Contigo

2,884 posts

118 months

Saturday 3rd March 2012
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Vroom Vroom biggrin

Loved it.

Contigo

2,884 posts

118 months

Thursday 8th March 2012
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I'm in Guys! Deposit paid biggrin

ecain63

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8,816 posts

84 months

Thursday 8th March 2012
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Well done mate.