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post #11 of 105 Old 13th September 2016, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Yesterday, the car went over to BPC in Raleigh to get the exhaust welded up (simple adaptation of the pre-TU 540i cats and the 530i rear section for now). I'll do a proper dual exhaust with the M5 cats I got from Adam later when I have the M5 rear bumper painted and installed, but for now this works and was cheap ($100 or so).



My "M5" is trying to get its inspiration from a F10 M5 getting it's block sleeved for more power.

Also needed an alignment since I installed all brand new steering and suspension components and didn't have a reference to go by and we swapped the steering column as well. Unfortunately, when we installed the new steering column, we didn't get it perfectly lined up with the steering wheel, so the toe is maxed out on one side. I'll have to remove the column from the steering wheel again and reconnect it, then adjust the tie rods to match and possibly have another alignment done. I'll also be installing M5 brakes and the M5 rear Konis I have that didn't get done this weekend, all before it's first HPDE. I also need to get the AC recharged, which will hopefully happen in the next day or two, because it's still super hot and humid here.

Last night, I drove it from Raleigh to Charlotte to get it back home and it drove perfectly, with no weirdness or issues. I kept it around the speed limit and listened and smelled for any strange odors or sounds, but it was fine. I'll just say, there is no CEL, no DSC error, no brake warnings, no ill messages at all, except for the right turn signal light I forgot to reconnect when putting the headlight back in and now the connector is stuck. I'll get that fixed shortly. I also have a strange buzzing coming from the glove box area, but I think it's how I wired up the ebox fan. I admit I hadn't really thought it through that well, but since the 530i has a 3 wire ebox fan with a temp sensor in the ebox, I cut one of the locking tabs on the 2 wire plug on the M5 harness and just plugged it in how it would fit. I'm guessing that it's the issue, so I'm hoping to get a M5 fan from Adam shortly. We also stripped one of the axle bolts when torquing them down, so I need another one and the subframe bolts we expected to use to bolt it to the body weren't correct, so I'm also getting a full set of new bolts. The ones we put in work fine and were properly torqued, but just for safety sake, I'll swap them for the correct ones.

So far so good guys!

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If you leave the exterior look (bumpers) and the 530i badge, it would be a true sleeper
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If you leave the exterior look (bumpers) and the 530i badge, it would be a true sleeper
It's already debadged . I've been wanting M5 bumpers since I got the car. I already bought a used OE rear bumper with the PDC controller for retrofitting. It's black, but I need to repaint it black sapphire. I doubt there are any e39 M5s in black sapphire metallic.

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Just going to throw this out there so I have it later, there are only a few wiring changes from a normal 540i to M5 conversion (you still need to do all the stuff for BLTS, DMTL, Sport Button, and Servotronic if swapping the M5 steering box). One change is that there isn't a terminal 15 wire coming from the ignition switch to the unloader relay (green relay on engine wiring harness), so I just tapped it off pin 26 of the x60004 connector, which is terminal 15. I could have also possibly run a new wire to pin 1 of the x60001 connector, which is where the M54 had it coming from, but I couldn't get the wire out of the connector to try that. I might do it later just to be correct. Another option would have been to run a new wire from the ignition switch, but that wouldn't have been fun. Another wiring change is that the M54 had the wire for the oil pressure switch on the main engine wiring harness, but on the 540i/M5, it goes through the body harness since the oil filter housing is mounted remotely. I'll need to run a wire for it directly from the switch to the cluster, or at least over to the ebox. The last thing is to relocate and change the connector for the aux water pump, since it changes to the 540i/M5 type. The wiring only needs to be extended about 1-2 feet, but it has a different connector on it. I'll likely cut the one off the e38 and splice it in and be done with it. Other than that, it's pretty simple.

I'll be doing a full writeup on parts and wiring later, but I wanted to have this documented so I didn't forget it later.

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very nice to see you doing the swap. all the best. you are so fast with it. very nice video of the first start. sounds familiar lol
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