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lokkin325
04-09-2005, 03:49 AM
hey guys iam now interested in purchasing most likely a 1991 Bmw M5 i was wondering cause most of them have over 170,000km if cared for how long can those motors last before a rebuild or whatever is needed

Lee in Ottawa
04-09-2005, 06:03 PM
like all cars it depends on how they were driven and maintained. In all the s38 seems to be a strong motor from what i hear. Although if it does have any problems ur looking at big $$$$$$$$ just ask Big D on the forum.

raffa
04-09-2005, 07:59 PM
I hope you have the money to maintain & repair S38 (if anything goes wrong, or you buy beat-up car)

GEEE$
04-11-2005, 12:52 PM
I wouldn't touch that car without records of maintenance. You don't want to be left with a 15k engine rebuild at this point. When were the valves last adjusted? Last tuneup? Just be very careful. No doubt about it...the car was abused, just like all M's. The question is, how much!? Scary stuff really.





G$

e24_635csi
04-12-2005, 10:14 PM
1988 was still the E28, 1989 then changed to E34. Are you just interested in the E34's, or were E28s an option as well. The motors are stong, but as everyone said... without records its tough to know how the car was treated.

Ant118
04-12-2005, 10:19 PM
yea i used to have the 1991 there amazing cars and crazy power with little mods when i mean little i mean chip and exhaust and got it to 305km/h. but yea if anything goes wrong be ready to PAY. but get the car looked at before you buy it.

Spartiatis
04-13-2005, 12:52 AM
I have an 88 M6 for sale

BigD
04-13-2005, 07:26 AM
hey guys iam now interested in purchasing most likely a 1991 Bmw M5 i was wondering cause most of them have over 170,000km if cared for how long can those motors last before a rebuild or whatever is needed

Rebuild time seems to be mid200's-300k. Mine came a lot sooner. I want to say have the car looked at before you buy it but really, there are so many things that you just won't be able to know without tearing it apart... It's a lottery. Even if you have full service records, you won't know everything. I ended up having to rebuild the motor because the oil pump died and the chain tensioner is a hydraulic cylinder. First thing I'd do if I bought it again was to change it to the S52 tensioner (which is what's there now... in addition to new or better everything except block, head, cams and rods).

Doing a leakdown and compression test will tell you a lot about the engine. Remove the valve cover, look at the condition of the cam tray. If it's mostly silver and not too yellow then the oil has been changed regularely and synthetic was used. Drain the oil, see that it's clean (ie headgasket is good, ie good chance it was never overheated).

Or if you're in love the car because it's exactly what you want, like I was, roll the dice but be prepared to pay, like I had to. Details here:

http://www.strengthandhonor.ca/repair/

Lennon
04-13-2005, 08:31 AM
^^ Nice write up man!

ara325
04-13-2005, 05:06 PM
http://www.strengthandhonor.ca/repair/

Nice car dude. *th-up* Did you buy it from Town & Country (old location off Yonge St). There was one there (very similar, if not the same as yours) for sale for quite a while...i wanted it but didn't have the cash at the time, plus i had my e30 and couldn't let go of it yet.

e24_635csi
04-13-2005, 09:41 PM
I have an 88 M6 for sale

got any pics? and a price? PM Please :)

-Matt

Spartiatis
04-13-2005, 10:26 PM
1988 M6 Silver on black
2 sets of rims
172 000kms

$16 500
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4631

BigD
04-15-2005, 02:21 PM
Nice car dude. *th-up* Did you buy it from Town & Country (old location off Yonge St). There was one there (very similar, if not the same as yours) for sale for quite a while...i wanted it but didn't have the cash at the time, plus i had my e30 and couldn't let go of it yet.

Thanks man! No the one at T&C was an Avus Blue car. Also rare as hell (with about 400 made I think) but Mauritius Blue is the rarest, with about 230 ever made. I believe there are about half a dozen in the US and this is the only one in Canada.

Bmwstylz
04-28-2005, 02:09 PM
Mauritius blue Is my favorite BMW colour! I miss my mauritius e36... Very nice car

Regarding the original poster - if you are looking at 88-90 E36 M5s they will be strictly grey-market / newer imports. Might be hard to find one with original service records. The n/a M5 was on sale from 1991- 1995 I believe??

e24_635csi
04-28-2005, 05:40 PM
Regarding the original poster - if you are looking at 88-90 E36 M5s they will be strictly grey-market / newer imports. Might be hard to find one with original service records. The n/a M5 was on sale from 1991- 1995 I believe??

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