Annual Service & Top-Speed Run - V8 BMW E39 M5: The Autobahn Mile-Muncher

Publicerades den 23 mar 2021
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In this episode, I talk more than I should and we complete the annual service on the legendary BMW E39 M5. Replacement of all fluids and brake master cylinder upgrade, following up with the top-speed run on the Autobahn and getting this 20-year-old beast to mind-boggling 300 km/h or 186 mph!
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  • If i was to buy a used BMW then i contacted you my man

  • Nice driving with great car. Would you rebuild the same M5 and sell it to me please?

  • Just came across these videos....really great!! Nice to see someone who has an understanding and the experience as a mechanic. Too many clever mechanics today with limited experience and in many cases no experience.

  • German torque= guten tight.

  • man I love your car!!

  • Wondering now if you ever heard some weird sloshing sounds while driving your E39...😅💦

  • "I want it to stay rust free, which is why I stopped driving it in winter" literally next scene: [BMW in snow fall] :D

  • Nice video! I think I know what you felt... It was the need for speed! 38:02 Loved it, Sabine deserves it.

  • Idiot....또라이

  • Paint looks great. After watching this video, I need to clean my seat belts and exhaust tips.

  • honestly 10 cylinders is better than 8

  • Wow!!! That’s amazing 300kms at night I’m a huge BMW fan and your channel is the best BMW restorer channel on SEnewss

  • Im sure Sabine would have loved to be in that car with you!

  • Brilliant. And you my friend have great humour 😊😊😊

  • Motul OIL?

  • Nice car, best M5 ever! couple of top speed sprints and half fuel tank gone :D

  • Better get that flashing green light on your dash checked out while you were driving. Never seen one of those in a BMW.

  • At 300, would it be fair to take away 5%? So ending up with a definite 285 km/h.

  • Why dont you extend your oil drain interval if the used oil analysis indicates that everything is still fine with the oil and engine? Especially the used oil data is perfectly suited to tell you your personal oil drain interval.

  • Built like a tank most definitely. German engineering at its finest. God bless. I am on my 3rd M5.. E34 /E39 and now F10. The e39 is the greatest ever.

  • Really like the 80s techno music

  • What kind of thread sealer You are using?

  • I have one issue with my 2003 BMW e39 530i , My Car some time it shake after climb the the hill on High rev and complete stop, I have change the spark plugs and coils and There is no light show on my Dashboard as well. , any solution ? @M539 Restorations

  • Which booster no you have used? 1165057 ?

  • What a machine 😍!!!! A 20 year old car that can achieved 186 mph is truly amazing! I love beemers ❤️

  • Awesome! Just gotta love your vids and your cars. I've owned E34, E36, E46, E39, E90, E9, etc, and the E39 is one of the most comfortable and best BMW I have ever owned. As long as they work that is. Hehe :)

  • Place the headers mate!! I dont like the new style BMW, they lost it al the way. This one is a gem!! Keep it and goddamm give this puppy some new headers.

  • ///M Power❤️❤️❤️

  • ok, i'm pretty sure mos2 is an ANTI-friction additive lol

  • At 27:32, "carbon fiber" towel?... :-)

  • "I'm going to max my de-limited M5." That doesn't sound safe... "At night." ...

  • Man those videos are so satisfying!!! Love this channel! RIP Sabine

  • you do great job thumb up every time,any e36 for service?

  • I had notchy gear change issues on my old E39. I mitigated the problem almost fully by putting Red Line MT-90. After that point I pretty much did not have problems with gear shifts up until we parted ways with the car (for at least 40-50k kilometers).

  • Wanna sell it?

  • hey i lived in margronnigen(stuttgart) in 2012 for about 4 months '. when i split i maxed out my mx5 1.8. id just done the waterpump and the cam timing . i hit max revs in 5th so bout 127mph . not the quickest i been but at least i was legal. i had a 944turbo s in england i used to take her to 152mph but it was way too risky (my license!) so i never maxed her out. id like to hit the autobahn again and the nurburgring to go for a boot one day. right now i gotta merc w210 e300td om606 that i wanna mod for big horse power . funds permitting . anyway man there you go.

  • it's not gonna see any more snow. and roll the outro! snow!! hahaha!!

  • wait a minute! change the turn indicator bulb from orange to clear? is that a safety issue? ;-)

  • I think instead of buying an E39 M5, you can buy a 530i Touring. Because it will be an E39, and touring.

  • I didn't know Sabine Schmitz had passed away. What sad news. She was an absolute legend.

  • Awesome video 🤞🏽🙌🏽 that autobahn run was fantastic.

  • So,you can change the exhaust, but not the headers?

  • I mean! Just wonderful makes me want to pull out my e90 and go for a spin.

  • After watching this video feels like you took me a long for the day, and I had a lot of fun!

  • This video was weird, in a good way. I have been car mechanic for 10years now, and still i watched whole video. :D

  • Nice shout out to Sabine the queen 😎

  • You should buy a dry ice cleaning machine.. to leave them shining

  • Which BBK is this? Does it clear the OEM wheels without spacers?

  • Why do you want to go Germany ? Because you can push your car to reach top speed :)


  • gotta love that magical V8, love your channel man, keep up the good work

  • When you named Sabine a tear fell ...

  • lol incredible isnt it my son bought a e39 525i it was trash but got it up to standard and beyond same colour as yours but bigger wheels and the alpina stripe the list is endless but good luck .....

  • Comments: 1. The underside of your engine and gearbox are very clean. Do you clean often? My e39 540 6 speed is much dirtier . I ‘wipe’ clean once a year but I’m notaclean freak. 2. I use redline trans oil (and diff oil ) which makes shifting beautiful - all gears all weather (Vancouver climate, rare freeze)

  • Not gonna drive it in winter. 1 minute later, snow.

  • You use the same light , these bosch light led are the best

  • You're definitely going to ignore this advice, but I'll say it anyway as it may help someone else. The MoSO2 additive that you added in there is going to gradually wear out the synchros in the transmission. Synchros actually require a bit of friction to work correctly, that's why the transmission fluid is on only rated as GL-4 and not GL-5. As GL-5 is too slippery for the synchros in manual transmissions, GL-5 is usually used for diffs. So MoSO2 (Molybdenum Disulphide) additive that you put in, works as friction reducer, so it'll make it harder for the synchros to grab, gradually the synchros will wear out and the box will start to crunch. I takes a while to happen, I destroyed my E92 transmission in the same way using LiquiMoly MoSO2 additive mixed with MTF LT-3 factory fluid. Initially it felt AMAZING, then gradually got worse over the course of 2-3 years or so.

    • @Peter Y Thank you for the information, I agree with you that the LM Additive can destroy the syncro rings, a little friction is needed for them to work optimally! its like why destroy oil properties with MoSO2 additives, Dimple magnetic drain plug look pretty awesome!

    • @mybmw2008 no problems at all, I am just sharing my experience. I also thought the LM additive was the bee’s knees, but it turned out to be quite problematic (for me). Throughout all the BMW cars I’ve owned, I always used BMW genuine fluid and never had issues (compatible aftermarket fluids are fine too). The moment I added an additive, I had troubles 😂 Also, worth mentioning I live in a moderately warm climate, I am in Australia. So I’ve never experienced shifting issues in cold weather, so your mile may vary using genuine LTF-2. I’ve used LTF-2 in my E46 and E92 335i, LTF-3 in my E92 M3 and F10 M5, and now using LTF-5 in my manual F82 M4. Never had a single issue with any of them using genuine fluid. I also use a Dimple magnetic drain plug for engine and transmission for added peace of mind:

    • @M539 Restorations Hi Sreten, thanks a lot for your videos, I have pretty much the same hobbies as you and I work on BMW's in my garage as a hobby in my free time, I've been doing this for 12 years now and have owned multiple toy BMW's over the years, (I am not a mechanic, I am Software Engineer by profession). I thoroughly enjoy watching your content mate, keep up the good work. The BMW transmission that I had ruined by adding Moly additive to it, is a ZF GS6-53BZ off a F10 M5. It's widely known as the strongest transmission ever fitted to a BMW. You'll find heaps of people online with 1000whp Supra's making custom adapter plates and fitting this transmission to their heavily modified Japanese turbo engines (2JZ, RB26... etc.). In August 2015, I replaced the fluid with genuine BMW LT-3 fluid, and decided to add LM additive. I had zero problems with the transmission beforehand, but I just wanted extra protection, that's all. Initially, the transmission shifted fantastic, then gradually over the course of 8-10 months, I started to hear very low faint crunching sounds on gear shifts. It still shifted fine, but started to make some slight crunches, it felt as though the synchros aren't doing their job correctly to match the rotational speed of the next gear you're shifting into, so it's crunching on gear egagement. The crunching sound kept getting louder with time, then around May 2016, I did a ton of researh on the issue, and I found out that the synchros inside manual transmissions don't like super slippery fluid. The gears inside the box will benefit from the Moly (just like an open diff), but the synchros will suffer. This is also why all manual transmission fluid is only rated as GL-4 (low lubricity) and not GL-5 (high lubricity). If you put diff fluid (GL-5) into a manual transmission, it'll gradually wear out the synchros too (just like the LM additive). To cut a long story short, I eventually dropped the transmission, and opened it, the back of the synchros that grabs on the next gear to spin up and match the speed, was worn down. Completely unbeleivable for 66,000km on the transmisson. It's evidence that there wasn't enough friction between the synchro and the gear cog. I have never heard or seen a failed a GS6-53BZ transmission, they're invincible those things. And BMW don’t sell the synchros separately, so needed a complete transmission replacement 🤦🏻‍♂️ Everything inside the transmission was covered in that slimey grey layer of moly additive. It's super super super slippery. A ton of further research I discovered that there are people from many other brands that have had similar experience to mine with adding moly directly to the transmission oil. But some haven’t had issues. If you can ask ZF or Getrag themselves, then you'll probably get a better answer than if you ask LiquiMoly. LiquiMoly wants to sell products at the end of the day, like any other company. The LiquiMoly additive may work well on many other transmissions, however, my ZF GS6-53BZ didn't like it, and I am sure other BMW ZF transmissions won't either (can't speak of Getrag transmissions found in other BMW and Mini Cooper cars). Cheers from Australia, I appreciate the technical discussion, keep up the good work Sreten. Peter

    • @mybmw2008 there are no "big mistakes" in the video. I know people who put ATF in this transmission and have put over 50.000 km without issues. LT 3 and gear additive will not harm or destroy your gearbox. I've used original BMW LT 2 fluid in this transmission and it's horrible after a couple of hundred kilometers, you struggle to shift. Same story with Castrol 75W.

    • I find it very hard to believe the additive destroyed your gearbox. LM gearbox additive was developed for gearboxes as the name suggests. It shouldn't be used in LSD diffs, that's correct cause of the clutch plates, in open diff it's safe to be used as well as the manual transmission. I've had this combo in my E46 for 10.000 km and 8-9 months now and there are no side-effects or issues. Since you commented on this, I'll ask Liqui Moly technical support directly about this and report back.

  • Try the fumoto valve to replace the coolant drain plugs on the block. I would just to the right / passenger side block plug, as the drivers side only as a little coolant usually. The part number is F106N. The plug is rated at high temps and a lot of folks use them on their diesel trucks blocks for the same reason.... also tranny fluid redline d4. Thanks for pointing out 2nd gear notch... I thought I was the only one.

  • I use a molybdene based additive when I feel my gearbox is a little bit stiff when the engine is cold, especially in winter. I suppose you did the same on your BMW.

  • My friend why would you drive or try to drive on a cold start. Just warm it up and the crunchy snack will go away.. 🚶

    • Wrong, you should immediately drive normally, you shouldn't sit and wait for it warm up. Cause there's a gasket ring on the plug.

    • My friend no thread sealer on da diff?

  • I miss running my M550 on the Autobahn. Limiter raised to 300kph. She does that no problem. Good times! Stay safe, danke.

  • Great video..sooooo informative! Just out of interest what is the max speed of the E60 M5 derestricted?

  • The content by itself is interesting but what makes these videos so enjoyable is your sense of humour. Don't ever change! (Yourself, that is. By all means, change oil, filters, fluids...)

  • Did you use the xxxxx650 part number or the 926 part number? Seems the 650 one is like $100 cheaper? Any difference?

  • Nice reflection in the window at 22:23. Not sure why my eye noticed that. Thanks for the easter egg.

  • I custom ordered a 2000 MY US spec M5 and owned it for about two years and put some 17,000 miles on it. Tracked it a few times but the rotors warped at 1,800 miles...the dealer replaced them under warranty...I forgot to tell them about the track 4,000 lbs the car is heavy though, hence the blue rotors. Also, the US cars had a dual-mass flywheel that would heat up and feel like a slipping clutch...very annoying. Sold the car and replaced with a 2004 M3. Much happier.

  • Loved the madonna Clive mini video of this car! Them bloody flys ill never know how they do this

  • I just now noticed there's a calendar with two women in bathing suits. ha! Love this channel.

  • I need one of these in my life...

  • Mate.. I just bumped into your channel.. I am glad I did.. Your videos really are "right on the money".... informative, to the point, clearly presented, with a sense of humour, and not taking yourself too seriously, even though you obviously do know what you are doing/saying... your editing style is just right, short cuts of the action/processes (with the audio) and the timing is perfect.. these all go together to make your video(s) memorable and the duration flies past.. Well Done.. many other youtuber's can learn from these. Did I say I love BM's too?... Prost to Sabine, not forgotten. And cheers to you from NZ.

  • Love your E39 dude. I am a VW guy and really starting to fall for BMWs because of your channel. 190k km and did 300kmh no problem whatsoever. F... amazing

  • Do you have OCD? I mean in this case it's good but you replaced perfectly fine filters :P

  • Pastry looked delicious!! The M5's a beauty and a best!!

  • Great video! Beautiful car, also!

  • Love the 80s synthpop music.

  • Machst Du das dann auch mit dem 850????! Mach weiter sooo!

  • Hey, have you tried redline (like MT-90) for gearbox.. it has done wonders to several project cars for me..

  • Its no problem you taking a lot your easy to listen to and enjoyable ,, stay safe

  • Do berings change!

  • Damn what’s his headlight lamp brand

  • RIP Sabine

  • Omg thats 180mph....... Germany is awesome.

  • Imagine how good his car runs lol

  • Nice Video 👌but What a shity music at the end of the Video

  • My daily is an 03' 525I and i love it. I could only imagine how awesome it would be with that M5 V8.

  • You have the best BMW content on youtube! Congrats!

  • I thought only the other e39's are having this issue with the second gear shifting hard 🤣😅

  • Joji Nakashima did a legendary design for the E39

  • 300km/h ?! Whaaaaaaat

  • Did Ed China send you some orange gloves ?? ;)

  • You could try RVS transmission treatment in that gearbox. Not sure if they sell it in germany though, you might have to import it from Finland directly. Or just ask the company for a sample, they've sent out samples for SEnewssrs before. I recall LegitStreetCars tried it in a clapped out Cadillac Escalade and the automatic transmission started shifting just fine after 80km.

  • OEM Honda MTF for the gearbox

  • I had one of these. Fantastic car.

  • Jedino što bih ja još promenio je boja nosača kočnica. Crvena mu ne stoji , lepše bi bilo da je i to u boji auta. Sve ostalo je perfektno.

  • Let me share my very painful experience with BMW. I Bought a 2012, 528i M package with only 41k, from a dealer. (that time car was less than 4 years old), beautiful car, excellent driving experience until in about 2 WEEKS (yes saw it correctly 2 weeks only) when the car started smoking like crazy every morning and when the engine was cold, found out these cars have issue with Turbo charge and BMW offered extended warranty due to commonality of the issue. It was fixed in BMW of Monrovia in south CA. the car run for less than 6 months before the check engine light came on and dealer charged me $190.00 to diagnose the issue and told me it would cost me $850 to fix an issue with thermostat. and they did, few month later, it was another check engine light but this time a independent mechanic helped me and changed the engine belt. The battery was the next to get changed, Then the driver side Harness Safety Belt Seat Belt Clip got messed up and I had to buy a used one form eBay and changed it myself to save some money and time (these time BMW dealers are charging $210.00 /h labor (more than what most of the physician get paid). In less than 3 years and when the car had only 60k all the interior bottoms started chipping paints and the seat (in particular driving seat) started fainting and cracking), I bought interior paint and fix the seats but the bottoms kept chipping, and while in 72 k, car had drive train issue and needed either new engine (12k) or thanks god, I found a mechanic who helped me change the Timing chain, and tensioner (which BMW is under a huge lawsuit for being such an unreliable cars) for about 4k. and happily sold the car. If these are not reliability issues what will be!! PLEASE stop selling this stupid car until the company takes responsibility.

  • Can't wait to see the e32 on the autobahn !

  • What si GPS top speed?

  • When you said "This was for you, Sabine!" It really hit hard mate! Also, "I love this car, I really do" sounds to me like words of Jeremy Clarkson testing Alfa Romeo Disco Volante. I really enjoy your vids and your mechanical expertise, keep up the passion for cars. Cheers!

  • Can you put up the list of all parts you have changed on this car so far? Or get it by email? Thnk's

  • "Carbon fiber cloth" ? LOL...