I believe that car has a leaky headgasket. A few members and I were looking at it pretty closely at the bimmercruise this year.
Looked rough but with some work it could make a nice daily driver.
The overheating can be the clutch fan.
I hope you didn't pay more than 3 K for it so that you can have cash to throw at it. Most parts on a e34 M5 are double the price of parts for a regular BMW (ask me how I know).
Autopartsway.ca has some reasonable prices.
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