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Old 10-06-2017, 10:42 AM   #1551
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Fixed that for you.
Not really an issue on this car, since it has the larger bearing.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:08 AM   #1552
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Keep telling yourself that.

Are these different than the Cayman/Boxster bearing setup?
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:28 AM   #1553
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https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2001-bmw-m5-24/

If you want a near perfect M5, look no further and open your wallet. The owner is a personal friend.
I am looking at this one... but I believe it will be a bit rich for me.
You never know. I will keep an eye on it.

Yeah - $32k is where I figure as well (if not maybe even a bit more than that).
For me though - I would have to add shipping and such to Seattle, so.. another $1.5k or so for that as well as tax/lic and all the fun stuff that way.

But still, it has been a good year and... you never know. It might work out.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:42 AM   #1554
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I am looking at this one... but I believe it will be a bit rich for me.
You never know. I will keep an eye on it.

Yeah - $32k is where I figure as well (if not maybe even a bit more than that).
For me though - I would have to add shipping and such to Seattle, so.. another $1.5k or so for that as well as tax/lic and all the fun stuff that way.

But still, it has been a good year and... you never know. It might work out.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2002-bmw-m5-21/

Another one just popped up on BAT. Not as pristine as the LMB one, but gives you lots of headroom on price to spruce it up if needed. Plus, I'm partial to Sterling. Personally I think it is the most fitting color for E39 M5s. It is a much more interesting color in person than the shit pictures in that listing present.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:48 AM   #1555
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https://bringatrailer.com/listing/20...e-911-turbo-8/

Okay, it has ridiculously low miles, seriously how do you buy a car like this and forget to drive it? But $60k? Come on!
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:51 AM   #1556
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Another one just popped up on BAT. Not as pristine as the LMB one, but gives you lots of headroom on price to spruce it up if needed. Plus, I'm partial to Sterling. Personally I think it is the most fitting color for E39 M5s. It is a much more interesting color in person than the shit pictures in that listing present.
Saw that listing the other day. Yeah - the pictures don't do the seller any favors (and maybe that can work into my advantage - who knows).
Will keep that one in mind as well.

Thanks
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:03 PM   #1557
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Saw that listing the other day. Yeah - the pictures don't do the seller any favors (and maybe that can work into my advantage - who knows).
Will keep that one in mind as well.

Thanks
This is what Sterling looks like when cleaned up:

DSC_2703 by Josh, on Flickr

I really do miss that car sometimes
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:13 PM   #1558
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Keep telling yourself that.

Are these different than the Cayman/Boxster bearing setup?
No, it's basically the same.

I've yet to find a documented case of IMS failure in the M97 engine (I vaguely recall that there may have been one over Planet 9, but I also recall it being unclear). They may be out there, but they are a lot rarer than the earlier IMS bearings. LN Engineering will tell you that it's still a risk, but then again, they have a vested interest in ppl buying the earlier cars where the bearing can be serviced without splitting the case (and installing one of their bearings).

All else equal, a non IMS DFI 997.2 is a better car for a number of reasons, including the IMS, but in terms of performance:value, it's really hard to beat a 997.1 S.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:25 PM   #1559
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No, it's basically the same.

I've yet to find a documented case of IMS failure in the M97 engine (I vaguely recall that there may have been one over Planet 9, but I also recall it being unclear). They may be out there, but they are a lot rarer than the earlier IMS bearings. LN Engineering will tell you that it's still a risk, but then again, they have a vested interest in ppl buying the earlier cars where the bearing can be serviced without splitting the case (and installing one of their bearings).

All else equal, a non IMS DFI 997.2 is a better car for a number of reasons, including the IMS, but in terms of performance:value, it's really hard to beat a 997.1 S.
I guess that's encouraging since these are the only ones I may be able to afford some day.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:00 PM   #1560
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No, it's basically the same.

I've yet to find a documented case of IMS failure in the M97 engine (I vaguely recall that there may have been one over Planet 9, but I also recall it being unclear). They may be out there, but they are a lot rarer than the earlier IMS bearings. LN Engineering will tell you that it's still a risk, but then again, they have a vested interest in ppl buying the earlier cars where the bearing can be serviced without splitting the case (and installing one of their bearings).

All else equal, a non IMS DFI 997.2 is a better car for a number of reasons, including the IMS, but in terms of performance:value, it's really hard to beat a 997.1 S.
looks like a nice one minus the boring silver color

Looks like my 997.1 complaint is not happening on this one yet, soft touch plastic peel




You should bid. Guessing the price will be higher then it is worth since on bat but every once in a awhile there seems to be a good deal. Jump in at the last minutes.
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