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    E39 M5, F06 M6 Gran Coupe, E26

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  1. RichardP

    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.
  2. RichardP

    Dust free brake pads

    Carbotech Bobcat1521.
  3. RichardP

    Fuel tank

    Could you quote price and availability for P/N 16 11 6 753 261. Thanks.
  4. 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.
  5. RichardP

    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.).
  6. RichardP

    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.
  7. RichardP

    BM24 swap to BM54

    Could you post a picture of the adaptor you have, the flat pin end, so I can see what's included. The sub connectors B and C basically take all the audio inputs to the radio (and some versions also have a line out) that's why you need to merge in the CDC connector, without merging you will lose Nav and TV audio, which if you don't have isn't so much of an issue. Some of the adaptors have a single white plug that does both B and C, in which case you'd lose Tape, Aux and Phone audio too.
  8. RichardP

    BM24 swap to BM54

    61126913954 is the CD Changer adaptor for the loom to BM54 radio, you may or may not need this depending on exactly what you got with the round/flat adaptor. You'll need the CD Changer audio cable that goes from the radio to CD Changer, that's PN 61120140718. You'll then need to merge the pins of the two by looking at the BM54 pinout So, remove the pins from the connector on 61120140718 (CD Changer audio cable) noting their positions (2, 8 and 9) and colours. Insert them into the BM54 plug part of the adaptor part B as above in positions 2, 8 and 9.
  9. RichardP

    BM24 swap to BM54

    You just need fully wired round pin (loom) to flat pin (radio) adaptor. You also need an antenna adaptor from ISO to FAKRA. Not the cheapest, but the link is likely to remain live for longer than ebay items : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Radio-retooling-Interface-Antenna-adapter/dp/B01NAB16EP/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1524208861&sr=8-4&keywords=bmw+round+flat+adapter
  10. RichardP

    Restoring OEM M-Audio Components

    If the car originally had Traffic Master, make sure that module is removed and by passed. The TM, TV and Nav are all daisy chained in that order, so make sure the blue plug from the car loom is connected to the blue socket on the Nav.
  11. RichardP

    E39 upper boot lining .

    The only thing tat can go there is a cover for the DSP woofer box, otherwise it's just bare metal.
  12. RichardP

    Silverstone E39 M5 M42 18:00 29th March

    Ok, so March then!
  13. RichardP

    Silverstone E39 M5 M42 18:00 29th March

    Eh?
  14. Short personalised plate, 2 followed by three letters. Northbound on the M42 turned off just north of the M6 junction, anyone on here?
  15. RichardP

    E39 M5 market

    I agree with others, get the rust sorted so there's no problems to mention. From your pictures, a few things stand out to me (but I'm a very fussy git): - The drivers door seal is badly worn, a common problem but one that's easy, if a little costly, to fix. - The steering wheel looks a bit tatty, a good clean and wipe with some leather dye would probably help. - The drivers floor mat looks quite grubby, give it a spin in the washing machine! - The exhaust tail pipes should be chrome, yours look rather dull. A going over with some fine wire wool could bring them up a bit. - The bi-annual inspection light is on, get it reset. All very minor items, but they all go to give the same impression, fix them and it will help make it stand out. Good luck with the sale.
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