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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. Long key press of the number key for the preset you want to store.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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    2001 E39 M5 for sale - £8250

    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.
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    range rover p38

    Have a look at http://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic19135.html
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    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.
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    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.
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    Dust free brake pads

    Direct from Carbotech Europe. http://www.carbotech-europe.com/ Just fill in the contact us form on the web site with your requirements and Ian will get back to you.
  9. RichardP

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Are you sure it's actually the brake pipe that the MOT inspector has picked up, it could be the fuel return pipe which runs down the left side.
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    Dust free brake pads

    I've used them on my E26 as the wheels are very difficult to clean inside due to the rough cast texture, I'd say the amount of dust is about 5-10% of the OEM pads.
  11. RichardP

    Dust free brake pads

    Carbotech Bobcat1521.
  12. RichardP

    Fuel tank

    Could you quote price and availability for P/N 16 11 6 753 261. Thanks.
  13. RichardP

    E39 M5 Owners Help Required

    The cutout is 200mm wide at the bottom and about 160mm wide at the top. Difficult to measure the height of it due to the profile, but the height of the remaining part of the diffuser above the exhaust is about 30mm.
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    Munich legends

    I've used them for work on my E39 M5 and they did a pretty thorough job. I've also used them for my M1, but they are one of the few places that know anything about those, they even restored BMW UKs own M1. I've not used them for routine servicing but they do seem to know what they are doing. The only criticisms I'd have, and I think they have recently got a new service manager, was that sometimes their communication is not quite as good as it should have been (ringing you back etc.).
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    BM24 swap to BM54

    There are two ways to do this. Either, insert the CD Changer audio pins into the car loom round pin plug. These will be empty as your car does not have the CD Changer analogue connectors. You need the round pin connector pin out to determine the location (just google it, there are plenty of pictures on line). Advantage, it makes your car more like standard and should be easier. Or, insert the pins into the double white connector in the last picture. The locations will already be occupied as most people do have the analogue CD Changer audio so the interconnecting wires will be there. Use the BM54 (flat pin) diagram to determine which locations you need. Advantage, less connections so less chance of noise pickup on the CDC audio input, but it's a little more work to remove the existing pins.