sevenspeedracebarge blog kind of thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by sixspeedfirebird, Aug 23, 2015.

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  3. lovely lovely lovely

     
  4. Wish I actually knew what I was doing with a camera. And had a better setting/more time this evening.
     
  5. #80 V8stangman, Aug 27, 2015
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    Nice! Really nice!

    The first thing I thought seeing those pics is this:



    Just start the video at 0:46 and listen what Ferris says. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A><A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  6. #81 Big Rob, Aug 27, 2015
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    These days you can find an Audi A6 parked in that garage.
     
  7. Come on man we've know that for a decade
     
  8. #83 962RACER, Sep 1, 2015
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    nice choice, they are beasts and mechanically pretty stout.

    make sure to see if the throttle actuators (1 per bank) have been replaced or rebuilt. if not you can rebuild them yourself for about 400 bucks a pop or send them to BBA Remanufacturing for about 350 a piece with warranty, but lower quality gears than the replacement gears this guy sells:

    i had mine done on an e92 m3 ( same actuators) at 92k km at bba because i wasnt sure if it was the electronics or gears. its usually the gears and its best to do them as preventative maintenace if the last owner didnt have them replaced/rebuilt. this way you can do it yourself and not have to worry about the electronics in the actuator being damaged, and the replacement gears are much nicer than what bba would use, which is similar to oem plastic sh!t.

    http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=94742
     
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  10. congrats on the new ride
     
  11. Yeah, calvinism is a #%[email protected], time we get over that shit
     
  12. #87 sixspeedfirebird, Sep 2, 2015
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    Thanks for the info, its a pretty big topic on the M board I've been frequenting as well. http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/213858-teardown-s85-throttle-actuator.html

    I figure next spring I'll check the actuators, smg clutch and pump, and rod bearings out. Those seem to be the main weak points on these cars.
     
  13. Congrats, enjoy it! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

    I want me a silly car, too. Maintaining it is my main worry :/
     
  14. I think if you spend more in your car maintenance than in your other expenses like taxes, food, electricity, etc and etc, you will get in trouble with your bank very easily. If the person is wealthy or has a very fat wallet, she/he can afford to buy a silly car. With an average income,it can be double edged. You also need to have some very good adresses regarding spare parts as well as to know a reknown mechanic.
     
  15. Yes, that's the issue. Too many expenses coming up here and there. Wouldn't like doing 'cheap' repairs either - as in using inferior spare parts which may not last as long or cause more damage to the car.

    Mercedes C63 AMG for 35k euros, though.. yum yum <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A> <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/cool.gif"></A>
     
  16. there are only a couple of ways to save serious money on maintaining high performance cars. one, you know someone at the stealership parts department and get a fat discount and two, you do the work yourself. if you are mechanically inclined you can save up to and beyond half the quoted price.

    for the actuators i mentioned above i was quoted 4400 bucks at bmw with install, that included two actuators and 1200 bucks in labour. taking them out, getting them rebuilt and putting them in was 4 hours of work and cost me under 700 for everything. for most general maintenance there are so many detailed do it yourself articles that it usually takes patience more than skills.
     
  17. there are only a couple of ways to save serious money on maintaining high performance cars. one, you know someone at the stealership parts department and get a fat discount and two, you do the work yourself. if you are mechanically inclined you can save up to and beyond half the quoted price.

    for the actuators i mentioned above i was quoted 4400 bucks at bmw with install, that included two actuators and 1200 bucks in labour. taking them out, getting them rebuilt and putting them in was 4 hours of work and cost me under 700 for everything. for most general maintenance there are so many detailed do it yourself articles that it usually takes patience more than skills.
     
  18. #93 962RACER, Sep 2, 2015
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    if you really want to keep a good eye on the rod and main bearings blackstone oil analysis is a popular cheap way to keep track of bearing wear. however, you need to have a few samples/oil changes before the figures can be indicative of a pattern.
     
  19. Plan on changing the oil next week, just ordered 9L of that 10-60W good stuff. Without any oil analysis history, M5 board recommends cutting the filter right down the middle and looking for any metal shavings. Seems crude, but better than nothing I suppose.
     
  20. they are cartridge filters so you should just be able to pop it off with a 36mm socket and change the filter element and inspect it. you can find the oil filter kit from bmw or online and that comes with the element, a big o-ring and i think two drain plugs, since these engines (well the s65 i know for sure) have two drain plugs on the pan (main one drains circa 8 liters, front one about 1).

    the oil analysis will show initial wear, where the particles are often too small for the naked eye to see. ppm levels for molybdenum, cobalt, chromium etc go up and based on what exactly increased all of a sudden it can be a great way to narrow it down to wear in specific parts. when you find visible particles in the oil filter element it is already wearing a fair bit.

    it would be nice if tscm chimed in on this, since both our engines are hella expensive to repair and have the rod/main bearing wear on some cars. it isnt all that common though, you know how car boards are, if it happens to 1/100 of cars it gets blown out of proportion. ive asked my friend who is a bmw specialist shop locally and he said he never had an m3/5/6 in for major mechanical engine issues, though there has been some sensor maintenance/faults like vanos, cts (which i changed when i did the actuators, its right there and under 40 bucks).
     
  21. Small tip on the 36mm socket: you can find them on Amazon very cheap, usually sold as a tool for SuperDuty trucks.

    Edit: Never mind, I see they're much more common and cheaper than when I got mine a few years ago.
     
  22. Boards/forums are definitely funny that way. No one ever logs on to say "oh hey, my car is still doing great at 92,450 miles!"

    Ordered the oil and filter as a kit from ECS tuning, went with the approved Liqui-moly, about $30 cheaper than the BMW Twin Power Turbo Shell stuff, and seems everyone that's used it has been very happy. I know I had good luck with Liqui-moly stuff in my TDI VWs.

    What are you referring to when you say "cts"?
     
  23. Also, holy shit is this car fun to drive. Living in rural mountain man territory, I don't have much / any personal experience with true supercars, the M5 is far and away the quickest thing I've ever driven. In my city of 25k, I can honestly say there's less than 15 cars in the area that could keep up with it, and most of those are Z06s.
     
  24. I've inquired with a friend of mine who's does strictly BMWs and he's only seen bearing failure once at 150k kilometers on a car that "definately wasn't taken care of". other then that he gets the occasional sensor failure which you'd expect from a modern car
     
  25. cts is coolant temp sensor and whatever 10w60 you are running should be fine. if im not mistaking only a few top tier brands carry the 10w60 anyway. i bet you cant get enough of the throttle response from the individual throttle bodies, the instantaneous torque is sick <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>.

    thanks for the insight tscm, its reassuring to hear the common consensus among experts is that theyre not gonna grenade left and right.
     

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