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I agree - best to wipe down as best as possible (and WHERE you CAN) and leave the rest, unless OIL or some other liquid has leaked. This WILL attract lots of dirt and grime - it this is the problem, best to take to the BMW Dealer, so that, should they get something wet that was not to get wet, THEY will be responsible.
Since the beast is so sofisicated, and the fact that the engine compartment is NEARLY sealed, with exeption to the air intakes, there should NOT be too much to be washed off.
I did this on my 2001 M5, and it seemed to ATTRACT a lot more debris for some unknown reason. I had to take it to the dealer, so that they could do it the correct way (and dry it thoroughly!!!)
I have just over 12,000KM on mine now, and it still shines as though it just came from the factory.
Just my 2 cents worth!!!!
Duff - THE "UP NORTH"
Crazy M5 NUT!!!
2006 - M5 - Saff. Black on black - all opt. except SAT radio & HUD
2003 - Porsche 911 C4S - Blue on grey - Tiptronic
2001 - E39 M5 - Red on Black - Dinan Stage 2
2002 - H2 - Black on Grey (Wife's) SOLD
2007 - DIAMOND White Escalade (Wife's)
2004 - H3 - Yellow on Black "Baby Hummer" - daughter's
2003 - Harley V-Rod - "Done to the MAX" (anniversary gift from wife - complete with RED bow!) SOLD - On a LOOOONG waiting list for the NEW M3!
1979 - Honda CBX - "6 into 6" (sounds like a Ferrari on steriods!)
Life is what you make it - All you need is a BRAND NEW M5
and a beautiful
(And I am the luckiest man alive
- I HAVE BOTH!!!!)