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RichardP last won the day on December 24 2017

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    E39 M5, F06 M6 Gran Coupe, E26

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  1. RichardP

    Bmw e39 sport - rear C pillar trims

    The position of some of the clips are different. Externally they look identical, but the wrong sort won't fit properly. I didn't know there were different types and got the wrong sort for mine.
  2. RichardP

    Exhaust tip replacement

    On the M5 they are held on by 3 spring clips that have pints on that dig in to the exhaust, I don't know if it's the same for other models. When they are new they can be taken off quite easily, but after a while they get stuck on pretty well. Best bet is to put a drift (or some other sturdy metal object) on the back of the trim and hit it with a hammer. Just go round the tail pipe hitting with moderate force in various places and it will gradually come off.
  3. RichardP

    Bmw e39 sport - rear C pillar trims

    You know there are two versions depending on the year of manufacture.
  4. RichardP

    2001 E39 M5 - SOLD

    Good to hear, someone has got themselves a bargain.
  5. As shown in pictures reg is M500 TRN, vin BL01124.
  6. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Apart from the usual thrust arm bushes, I've found the usual cause of braking vibrations on my M5 is pad transfer to the disks, people often call it warped disks but it's not. The E39 pads seem to be particularly prone to causing transfer if you keep your foot on the brake after a stop, even quite a gentle one, for example at traffic lights. I've taken to trying not to keep my foot on the brake at all and just use the hand brake, I've not had any judder problems since.
  7. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Is the judder just under braking or do you feel a vibration when not braking?
  8. RichardP

    What vehicle type for a X3 E83

    I think it's the same as a Type 2 E46. But check any Extra features you enable carefully.
  9. Long key press of the number key for the preset you want to store.
  10. Use a long key press of the < or > keys (next or previous track) to scan for the next multiplex. You’ll see the multiplex number change as the tuner looks for a multiplex with a signal.
  11. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fixed a leaking rear door vapour barrier again, must be the 3rd or 4th time. Using the correct mastic seems to last a few years, but eventually they leak again however well you do it. This time I used mastic at the top where it's not so important, and Tiger Seal on the bottom 1/3. That way if I need to get at anything inside the door I still can from the top, but the Tiger Seal should make a permanent fix at the bottom where the water always manages to find a way past the mastic.
  12. RichardP

    2001 E39 M5 - SOLD

    Compared to others on the market this looks like a steal. If you've ever even thought about getting one then don't miss this opportunity! If my insurance valuation is anything to go by, you won't be able to get a decent E39 M5 at sensible money for much longer.
  13. RichardP

    range rover p38

    Have a look at http://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic19135.html
  14. RichardP

    Alpina B10 3.3, M5 southbound

    Followed a blue V reg Alpina B10 3.3 saloon down the M5 from Birmingham yesterday morning at about 7:30. Looked in good nick, driver game me a wave as I passed him eventually (needed to press on a bit faster to get to work in time), I was in my M5.
  15. RichardP

    Writing to the Nav Screen

    Ted, First, the 'Static' type display is only supported by the Mk IV Nav, and only with later version of the Nav software, the mode was used to support ID£ display from the MP3 capable CD Changer. There are several messages that need to be sent to update the Nav text. Rather than describing lots of things that are documented elsewhere, have a look at iBus inside document which you can find here http://web.comhem.se/mulle2/IBUSInsideDRAFTREV5.pdf. This does not describe the mode that you have shown above, but it does describe the standard display mode supported by the MK II, III and IV. Once you get that working it's easy to modify it to display the different modes. Hint, Writing to the large text field causes the display to update after writing to all the fields, you can even write an empty text string to this field to cause the update. I have al the info required, but it's not just a simple 'send this message' reply, so see where you get to and then I'll point you in the right direction for the next bit.