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    1988 E28 M5 - No Longer Available

    1988 E28 M5

    Regretfully selling my 1988 BMW M5, of which I am the third owner. Purchased in November 2014, have done a large amount of maintenance work including upgraded brakes and a full top end rebuild. All worked performed by me with the exception of the cylinder head machining. Car is now very solid mechanically and retains a mostly stock outward appearance.

    No check panel lights on, no cluster warning lights on, all instruments work well. Cruise control functional. No structural rust, no significant body rust. CA car all its life. Passenger rear door is non-original, all other body panels are and have correct DC93 VIN.

    After top end rebuild, engine puts down 232 rwhp and 226 ft-lbs on a Dynojet (dyno chart is included with paperwork). Accelerates, stops and turns well. Would not hesitate to drive cross-country tomorrow. Passes smog with flying colors, paperwork included.

    Folder of receipts from the PO is included. My receipts are mostly digital, but can be provided as well.

    * Mileage is not 100% accurate. The odometers in these cars have a chip that proportions the speed signal to accurately reflect on the odometer. If the solder that attaches this chip to the cluster corrodes, it can put the chip in a configuration where it double-counts the miles on the odometer, i.e. it spins twice as fast. Neither I nor the PO know how many miles ago the odometer started doing this, but it has been accurate since being corrected; the car has at most 196k miles, but almost certainly a good amount less. Nonetheless, odometer says 196k, I say 196k. Carfax does not show any mileage discrepancies. See 175269518#p545944 for a description of the problem and the fix.

    List Date: 7/26/2016

    For more info, click here to view the original listing: 1988 E28 M5
    This item is no longer available.


    Last edited by kronus; 07-26-2016, 04:34 PM.
    cars beep boop


    full detail (claybar, cut/buff/polish, sealer)
    new oil pan gasket
    new stainless steel clutch line
    new clutch slave cylinder
    new filter and oil change (Kendall GT1 20W50)

    big brake conversion (new E34 M5 rotors, rebuilt E36 M3 calipers, SS lines)
    new diff bushing
    new O2 sensor
    pedal box crack welded
    new clutch master cylinder

    complete top end rebuild
    head professionally rebuilt by Bruce @ Best Machine in San Rafael
    head surface skimmed .005”
    new exhaust valve guides installed
    new exhaust valve procured
    valves lapped and installed
    head assembled
    bench valve adjustment performed
    new headgasket
    new exhaust valve
    new exhaust valve guides
    new intake boots and o-rings
    new front cover o-rings
    new chain guides and rails (all four)
    new chain
    new chain tensioner (euro S50)
    new water pump
    new thermostat
    new expansion tank
    new fan clutch
    new fan blades
    new exhaust gaskets
    new crank nut + washer
    new accessory belt
    new radiator hoses
    new coolant temp sensor
    new valve cover gasket
    new evap purge valve line
    new crankcase vent hose
    new intake hose
    new air filter
    new filter and oil change (Kendall GT1 20W50)

    european headlights
    european bumpers
    refreshed grilles with SEM trim paint
    new kidney grille
    rebuilt shifter assembly
    new knuckle
    new rear shift console holder
    new front shift console bushing
    Z3 1.9 shifter
    new giubo
    good used driveshaft (rebuildable u-joints, much better shape than original)
    new odometer gears (odometer proportioning chip fixed at this time)
    new front window guide gaskets
    refurbished injectors

    new plug wires
    new plugs
    new distributor cap
    new rotor
    new E31 aluminum lower control arms
    new upper control arms with green (Meyle HD) mounts
    new hood and trunk roundels
    new natur floor mats
    new filter and oil change (Kendall GT1 20W50)


    Dinan ECU chip
    Dinan front fixed camber plates
    Ground Control adjustable coilover suspension (350# front, 280# rear spring rates)
    Bilstein Sport dampers in the front and Koni single adjustable in the rear (SLS deleted)
    Big brake kit (new E34 M5 rotors, rebuilt E36 M3 calipers)
    UUC stainless steel brake lines
    stainless steel clutch line
    Z3 1.9 short shifter
    Kenwood KDC-252U head unit (fader circuit bypassed, new wire run to existing speakers)
    European bumper conversion (GP front brackets, modified US valence, rails modified to accept fog lights, rear blockoff plates)
    Exhaust tips shortened during euro bumper conversion
    Chrome door beltline trim (original shadowline trim included)
    Lama manual sport interior from a european import M535i (seats only, door cards and console original M5. Original seats need extensive restoration, but all electrics functioned before the seats were removed. Electric seat wiring still present in car.)
    80% tread Hankook RS3 tires on stock 16” basketweave wheels


    right rear window slow
    headliner not tucked cleanly under rear window gasket
    cracked dash
    AC does not function (system is charged, no leaks, likely a pressure switch)

    included parts

    original driveshaft
    original shadowline beltline trim
    extra cruise control stalk
    new valve cover gasket
    new throttle cable
    mostly uncracked dash (shipping damage, no cracks in places visible from inside)
    cars beep boop


      Incredible car man. Glws!

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        Sad face of understanding sadness.
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          err mrr grrd so hot!


            i have an erection and a free bump, no pun intended. GLWS, hope it goes to an equally good home!
            Originally posted by decay
            anything's a buttplug if you're brave enough


              Beautiful M5. You will regret letting her go, but hopefully something better will take her place and fill that void. GLWS.


                Good guy here people, GLWS!

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                    Beautiful and I'd love to buy it.
                    Sent you a PM with my contact info.


                      stunning car GLWS
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                        I saw a beat up one of these for sale before i bought my 72 tii... this car almost makes me wish i hadn't... GLWS
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                          thanks for the bumps and wishes!

                          a few people are looking at it today..
                          cars beep boop


                            Have you listed it on or some of the other sites? Might want to bring it to Monterey with a discreet FS sign on it.


                              Beautiful cruiser. GLWS!
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