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RichardP last won the day on July 27

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About RichardP

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    North Yorkshire


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    1980 E26, 1993 E34 M5 Touring, 2003 E39 M5

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  1. RichardP

    Simply BMW at Beaulieu - 19th September 2021

    Yes, that’s me (not the guy with the pram!).
  2. RichardP

    Radio switches off every 25-30 mins

    I believe this may be caused by a faultily ignition switch. If the radio turns off after almost exactly 20 minutes than this points to the radio working in 'ignition off' mode, it's designed to turn off after 20 min to save power. My guess is that the radio comes on when you pass through the accessory position I, but then the ignition power is not live when in the running position II. This is the flat pin radio pinout (ignore sub connectors B and C as the 'Integrated' radio does not use them) Check the voltage on pin 16 with the ignition in various positions.
  3. RichardP

    Simply BMW at Beaulieu - 19th September 2021

    Unless the weather is utterly dire I'll be going, I promised myself I'd go to some different things this year. Went to Caffeine and Machine earlier in the year with the E39 M5, I'm free next week end and the E26 is itching for a run now it's odometer is fixed. Just about a 600 mile round trip, should be enough to blow the cobwebs away.
  4. RichardP

    General Intravee II doubts

    The boot loader is newer than I thought it might be, so I 'think' you will be OK. The issue I have in checking this is that I don't think I have an easy way to downgrade the bootloader on the Intravee I have. The newer firmware has a console command to update the boot loader with whatever version is imbedded in the main firmware, but the older firmware does not. Worst case is that on start up the bootloader will time out before the checksum on the main firmware has finished and it will drop back to the boot loader. If that happens you'll need to go back to a version of the firmware that does not take so long to check. I've attached the 5.31-306 firmware for you to use in this eventuality so you can get back to where you are now. Let me know how you get on and take a few screen shots as you program the IV and as it boots up for the first time. ivfw256-v5.31-306.zip
  5. RichardP

    General Intravee II doubts

    Could you confirm the version of the bootloader please. To do this with V5.31 you'll need to connect a PC and use the downloader, the watch the IV while it boots into the bootloader. To do this type the command boot You should see something like this : boot >boot< BOOT V5.5 (RR=00) Boot Entry flag set Intravee Bootloader Ver 5.5 SP=0x217D (8575) IVBL 5.5> The version here is 5.5, yours will be lower. Then boot to the app type the command b this will reboot the Intravee normally.
  6. RichardP

    2001 E39 M5 sells at auction for £32,600

    Oops, yes of course, £20,695.
  7. RichardP

    2001 E39 M5 sells at auction for £32,600

    This is getting silly, static value over August. 1st September £20,6695
  8. RichardP

    General Intravee II doubts

    I think the best way forward is going to be for me to program an IV2 with 5.31-306 plus it's associated bootloader and then upgrade it and see what happens. If there are any issues I can then work out how to overcome them and let you know the procedure.
  9. RichardP

    General Intravee II doubts

    Just to add, I have got a copy of 5.31-306 firmware so if you did update and get stuck, you could return the Intravee to it's current state.
  10. RichardP

    General Intravee II doubts

    That is definitely a 256 processor, so will take the most recent firmware, it's just got a very old version on it at the moment. BUT, I seem to remember that there was an issue with the time out in the bootloader when calculating the checksum of the later (bigger) firmware and the timeout had to be increased. I can't remember (I've searched previous e-mails etc and can't find it either) which versions of the firmware had this issue and when it was fixed. The solution was a special version of the firmware that was small but updated the bootloader to the version with the longer time out. If you update with the newer 'big' firmware, the old bootloader with try and check the firmware on boot and it will fail as it takes too long. The Intravee with then drop back into the bootloader. At that point you will be stuck until you either go back to a smaller version of the firmware or update the bootloader. I'll continue to hunt to see if I can find anything that tells me when the issue was fixed.
  11. RichardP

    General Intravee II doubts

    Can you post, or PM, a picture of the label on the Intravee before I answer that. With that firmware version it may be a 128 rather than 256 version of the processor.
  12. RichardP

    Show us pics of your none 5 BMW

    It would be rude not to. The only non 5 BMW I have now.
  13. RichardP

    My E26!

    Pretty much since I bought the car I've wanted to be able take a picture like this. Not particularly note worthy in itself, and shows the dire state of the tarmac on our drive. But it does show three things that have changed since I got the car. 1) As in a previous post the exhaust cut out is now correct. 2) As a side effect of fixing the exhaust cut out, the demarcation line between the white bumper and black central strip on the back of the car is now much straighter (maybe not 100% perfect, but not far off). There is a small grove running around the black strip and it's depth was not uniform in the area above the exhaust cut out. This meant that the line could not be straight. Here is a picture of how it used to be : 3) Finally, Pirelli have started re-making the original Cinturato P7 N4 tread pattern tyres that the M1 came with when new, somehow the rhomboid blocks of the tread pattern just look right on the car and keeps it in character as a car from the 1980's.
  14. RichardP

    New to intravee

    The sensors never show the full level, so with a 70l tank and the hose, your figures sound about right.
  15. RichardP

    New to intravee

    (R) indicates reserve, it should be displayed soon after the fuel warning light comes on.