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  • 12-21-2005, 04:22 PM
    as someone said recently

    needs additional air intake more than fog lights

  • 12-21-2005, 12:11 PM

    Re: The engine needs those spots for air intake.

    Tell me why there is no dipstick?
    I guess I will need to carry a case of oil in mine when I get it.
    Sorry about your trip!
    I would be pissed!

  • 12-20-2005, 06:03 PM

    or it runs too hot - it vaporizes fog

  • 12-20-2005, 12:37 AM

    It is too fast for fog


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  • 12-19-2005, 11:52 PM

    Re: The engine needs those spots for air intake.

    This is true. I asked my dealership if the 545i fog lights could be installed in my '06 M5. After they researched it they told me the air intakes for the engine will not allow to install fog lights in the M5. A shame.

    More dissapointing is the fact that on my M5 first trip out of town three days ago (to Atlanta, GA), with only 940 miles on it, I got a warning on the screen that the oil level was extremely low and I needed to add oil immediately. I was on the interstate, and pulled into a gas station. The gas station did not have the kind of oil used by BMW.

    I called BMW Assist, who offered to tow my car to a dealership - this is saturday at 5 PM, all dealerships are closed so I would be without a car - but they refused to have the tow truck bring me the oil I needed. Very stupid, seems to me it would be more expensive to tow the car than to have the tow truck bring me the oil I needed. Of course, I was told to check if I was really low on oil. When I told the operator the screen was showing I had less than 0.6 L of oil she told me to check the dipstick - There is NO dipstick in an M5! what a waste of time.

    I did receive a letter from BMW last week that states that some M5 have experienced oil leaks from the Vanos. Ever since I got that letter I have been checking under the car, but have seen no oil on the floor as it would result from leakage.

    Today I took my M5 to an Atlanta dealership. They were familiar with the Vanos leak issue, but the parts needed for the repair are issued by BMW on a case by case basis, so my car had to stay at the dealership until they receive the part in one or two days. Thus I had to extend my Atlanta trip from a planned retun ot today, Monday, until when Tuesday or Wednesday? Is absolutely unacceptable that BMW knows of the potental Vanos oil leak problem but does NOT stock the necessary repair parts at the dealerships.

    My son is comming from overseas tomorrow to visit with me for a week. Well, our time together just got cut short by the idiotic decission of someone at BMW NOT to stock the repair parts at the dealerships. I appreciate BMW sending the warning letter to new M5 owners, and the awesome car they have built in the '06 M5. But not the poor customer service I got from BMW Assist and the fact that I had to extend my Atlanta trip because of some BMW bean counter.

    As for the Atlanta dealership, Global Imports, and my hometown dealership, Century BMW, their service is great. My hometown Service Manager told me what to do when I called him and explained my problem. The Global Imports Service Director offered me a loaner car and promissed my M5 will be repaired the same day they receive the necessary parts. Now if that kind of service and the BMW engineering would be match by BMW Assist and those who determine what parts to stock at dealerships (when they know before the fact they wil be needed) we would be better off.

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  • 12-19-2005, 09:29 PM

    Blame the "stylish" front end

  • 12-18-2005, 03:48 PM

    Gotta look good with the foglights on.....

    It might be snowing outside but I've got the windows down and the 10000 Watt stereo blasting 50 Cents and, I want people to know I have a small _*****_.
  • 12-18-2005, 10:26 AM

    I find fog lights very useful in the rain.

  • 12-18-2005, 06:50 AM

    What? You use fog light to be seen?

    I always thought that illegal. Aren't they to be used in snow and fog only, in which case the other lights would be on as well?

    Or are you one of these drivers who drives around with them on all the time?

  • 12-18-2005, 02:38 AM

    Ya, in the`sense ability to be seen is much better

    This is important, I think, although many cars don't have them.
  • 12-17-2005, 06:57 PM


  • 12-17-2005, 03:57 PM

    It's incredible the engineers weren't able to find

    a place for them. Fog lights are critical for better foul weather driving and increased visibility, esp. here in the NorthWest US. (Hmm market for M5 retrofit fog lights here.....)
  • 12-17-2005, 12:45 PM

    The engine needs those spots for air intake.

    Believe it or not, there was no room for foglights because this monster needs so much air.
  • 12-17-2005, 07:20 AM

    M5 owners never drive in fog, thus not needed.....

    he he.
  • 12-17-2005, 05:47 AM

    Why doesn't the M5 have fog lights?

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