BMW M5 (E39)

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Quickshot #14

All the best for 2018 to all fans and youngtimer enthusiasts :).

Quickshot #13

Update: new separators (+ DIY) and season 2017 closing

I found out three weeks ago that my oil separator hoses were dead. The hose has to be firm and if pressed, it has to return to its previous shape immediately. Which was not happenning with the originals. The parts arrived two weeks ago, so we went for the job.

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New parts

Last weekend the M5 attended a small E39 Community meetup in Slovakia. We met a mechanic with another M5 and of course, we went through some checks and maintenance discussion. As a result, I got a note that my oil separator hoses are dead. Meaning – too soft, squishy, instead of being durable and firm. This, of course, resulted into a package of new parts. And because changing the hoses is not enough, I have also bought new oil separators and their housing.

Beside that, my kids have been so much playing with rear cup holders, that I had to buy a new ones. Mind you, the holder design and durability is ridiculous, all supported by 18 years of age. I hope the new pieces will have much better resistance to kids and their active hands.

So, the plan for upcoming weekend is clear. Garage playtime!

New windshield

Finally the new windshield was installed last week. Because I prefer only one BMW dealership, I had to wait for a right timeslot. But it worked out. And of course, there was a small problem…

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