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2000 M5 Restoration Project (Pic Heavy)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:15 pm
Post subject: 2000 M5 Restoration Project (Pic Heavy)

Well, I figure that in the spirit of the forum refresh initiative I will attempt to help enrich the content of this board and hopefully inspire some people to take-on projects to help restore and preserve the old school BMWs.

Background:

I purchased this 2000 M5 on a whim because it drove beautifully, the clutch held well, it just had a good amount of the common items done (Front Suspension Refresh, Giubo, Timing Chain Tensioner, Power Steering Hoses, Fuel Pump and Relay etc) and it passed my inspection. I already had 4 cars, 3 of which were BMWs, so why not just go ahead and confirm that I am a whack-job for my neighbors?!

As great as the car was when I bought it I knew that it needed a good amount of work, both cosmetically and mechanically, to get it up to my standards. Gabe, you may have seen this run through the Tempe shop when someone else ordered a PPI (thanks dude that got scared off!).

Anyway, I've gone through and gathered/compiled most records, build sheets etc and placed them in chronological order in order to easily track and document the history.

I utilize both paper receipts and digital format as well as an Excel spreadsheet that contains the exact part names/numbers, their location (grouped similar to RealOEM) and the prices that I paid, by vendor, to arrive at a total cost of ownership that includes the purchase price.

List of Items Done:

Cooling System:
Temperature Sensor, Coolant
Lower Water Hose (Rad to T-Stat)
Hose Clamp L=47-54MM
Adjusting Pulley with Lever (Waterpump/Alternator)
Hydraulic Belt Tensioner (Waterpump/Alternator)

Door Lock Actuators:
Driver Rear Door Lock Actuator
Passenger Rear Door Lock Actuator

Door Trim & Panel Clips:
Door Clip (Panel to Body)
Door Clip - Yellow (Panel to Body)
Front Door Aluminum Trim Fastener (Female)
Interior Trunk Lid Light

Driveline:
Rubber Mounting (Trans)
Hex Nut with Plate - M8 (Trans)
Hex Nut with Plate - M8-ZNS3 (Trans)
Gasket Ring (Exhaust)
SQUARE NUT M8 (Exhaust - Optional, Recommended)
Knurled Bolt (Exhaust - Optional, Recommended)
Reman Driveshaft - Type 3 *
Centering sleeve (Front of DS)
Hex Bolt - M14X1,5X73 (Front of DS)
Collar Nut - M14X1,5 (Front of DS)
Butyl Cord Terostat 2460 - 190MMX20X8MM (CSB)
Hex Nut w/ Ribs - M10/SW16 (CV Joint)
Washer-Gasket - VL-107 (CV Joint)
Transmission Crossmember
Screw Plug with O-Ring - M22X1,5-ZNS3 (Rear Diff)
* Plus $150.00 core deposit (refundable). No specified timeframe for return, at your earliest convenience.

Misc.:
Door Trim Grommet (Outside)
Roof Rail Clamp - White
Roof Rail Clamp - Black
Adjusting Element, Headlight

Shifter Refresh:
Hydraulic Clutch Line
Bearing, Shift Lever
Plastic Washer 10X16X0,9
Securing Clip

Tires:
Front - 245-40-18
Rear - 275-35-18
4-Wheel Alignment

Windows:
Regulator - Left w/ Motor
Regulator - Right w/ Motor


OK, that is enough of that.... here are the pictures.

Before:













































OK, here's how I get down;


Products Used (in order):


Exterior:
Porter Cable 7424XP Dual Action Polisher
Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash
Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit
Menzerna Intensive Polish (with Lake Country 5.5" CCS Orange/White Pads)
Menzerna Final Finish (with Lake Country 5.5" CCS Gray Pad)
Meguiar's NXT Generation® Tech Wax® 2.0 (with Lake Country 5.5" CCS Red Pad)

Interior:
Leatherique Prestine Clean
Leatherique Rejuvinator Oil
Leather Brush and Applicators


During:

































Final Result:































And there you have it. The car is still being worked on and the next steps will be to fix the road rash on the front end as well as a nice 24-bit DAC for my ears and a fix of the muffler delete hackjob (most likely Borla resonators to a SuperSprint X-pipe and then straight out).

For those of you that would like, I have also taken a couple of minutes to make a video version of this journey.

Thanks for reading!

Adam

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:56 pm
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Awesome! Thanks for the contribution!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:32 am
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was this the m5 that was on cl forever and the guy just kept dropping in price. good to see somone giving that car the care it deserves. next on my list would be a respray of the front end.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:49 am
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mitch5 wrote:
was this the m5 that was on cl forever and the guy just kept dropping in price. good to see somone giving that car the care it deserves. next on my list would be a respray of the front end.

Thanks.

I believe so. I watched it for a bit before I went to see it.

The problem is that it is a car that can't be easily financed (if even at all) so people wanted it but couldn't afford it (seller was telling me about 3 failed attempts before me) and those that could afford it didn't want it because it was old and busted.

It did not show well and I almost didn't even drive it but since I drove a bit to see it I went ahead and drove it. Glad I did. I recently opened the top side and zero CBU. Clean as a whistle, just a little crud on the butterflies which is typical for the S62.

Yes, a respray is at the top of the list because those things bother me, however I want to drive and enjoy it a bit before I do so. After paint, I know that I'll slap a clear bra on and never want to drive it anywhere. Haha.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:49 am
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Awesome, I almost bought that car but didn't have the time/space to treat it right.

Good luck with the rest.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:53 am
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great results!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:53 pm
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oooooh...shiny

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:04 pm
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Very nice!

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Sweet. Helping me solidify my want for an M5.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:42 pm
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Thanks for the kind words everyone. The car is a work in progress with it getting better each and every week.

On a side note; for whatever reason, someone at some point in the car's life felt that the tool kit should be taken out of the car and not replaced. So, if anyone has any spare E39 tools from the trunk kit lying around (including bottle jack for the M5) then I would be interested in purchasing them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:46 pm
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MattE21 wrote:
Sweet. Helping me solidify my want for an M5.

Be careful, that "want" turns into a slippery slope to a dangerous "need" extremely quickly.

There's a promising one on CL right now (no affiliation) that needs a good home. Price is not bad, if it checks out then could be a great buy for someone (please don't make it be me!).

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/4844210086.html

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 2:34 am
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Do you have a place picked out for the respray?
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MkRespke wrote:
Do you have a place picked out for the respray?
I've not nailed down a place to do the paint yet. I've got someone in mind that my wife went to high school with but have just been enjoying the car.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 8:56 pm
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I have a 2000 M5 that I'm going through similar updates with also. Trying to find a reputable paint shop.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 9:04 pm
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I'd be happy to refer you to this guy. I've seen pictures of some hot rods that he has done and they looked beautiful. He is a car guy as well and has a love of the E39. PM me if you'd like the shop info to check them out.

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