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Are you having problems with your BMW M Models? Let our team of motoring experts keep you up to date with all of the latest BMW M Models issues & faults. We have gathered all of the most frequently asked questions and problems relating to the BMW M Models in one spot to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

BMW 5-Series 2006: Where is the oil tank located?

Oil is added through the cap on the rocker cover on top of the engine, fuel is added through the filler cap on the right rear quarter panel. If in doubt check the owner's manual.

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Audi RS3 vs BMW M3

Obviously they鈥檙e both high performance cars that are designed to eat up the open road, but equally they have to be able to handle the pressures of day-to-day motoring. I wouldn鈥檛 like to say one is better than the other for daily use, and I wouldn鈥檛 be buying one on that basis, so go for the one that most appeals for its performance.

Will my M5 become a collector's item?

You should never consider a car as an investment, just a depreciating asset, unless you're lucky enough to have a rare classic Porsche or Ferrari in the garage. The V10-engined M5 is definitely a favourite with driving enthusiasts but it's unlikely to become a serious investment because of the number built.

Spare tyre for 535i?

The best option for you is probably to ditch the run-flats and fit regular radials. You can then run a regular spare and you could buy a jack from your local auto accessory store.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Gearbox gear-up

There are no engine issues that should cause you any concern, but it鈥檚 absolutely crucial to buy a car that has had proper maintenance including regular oil changes. Like you I find the SMG a pain to drive, and I wouldn鈥檛 own one. They can also be expensive to repair and they are known to give trouble.

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