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  1. Avin Avant 4 DIY for E39 with DSP (includes dual DVR & Back Up Cam!)

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hi everyone! As the title suggests, I put together a DIY for the Avant 4 after installing it on my 2003 M5. I wish I had this guide when I was doing it because it took a bunch of trial and error. This unit is amazing. It communicates with your OBC and you can even customize the Welcome...
  2. My new (to me) e60 M5: Tire Tracks on the soul

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    A month ago, I purchased a 2006 M5. I will get around to posting pictures but I've been rather busy. I'm going to jump ahead to an oil change yesterday. There are enough DIYs around - including that recent video by Baneof Thoth - or whomever, so this is just a basic description of some...
  3. DIY: Radar Detector power Mirror area

    E63/E64 M6 Discussion
    Hi Everyone, Does anyone know if there are any wires in the mirror/map light area that are ignition/accessory controlled? I would like to find a power source that can power a radar detector that will be ignition controlled. TIA Rich Wong
  4. DIY: E39 M5 Stock Muffler Mod

    Exhaust Discussion, For Sale, or Wanted
    I finally finished (the 2nd round) of modifications to my stock mufflers. I followed (roughly) an earlier post by another board member here, but wanted to do the last 2 mufflers as modifying the inside mufflers alone was not loud or aggressive enough. Plus, with Timmay Tips no longer available...
  5. Vanos line & Bearing change @ 99,000m

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    In a bold move, I recently picked up a beautiful 2007, SMG, with recent full SMG overhaul, new clutches, throttle actuators, some goodies, but with a huge VANOS issue. The only reason I still bought it was because I got it so cheap. Like... REALLY cheap. I wasn't able to do a vanos pressure...
  6. DIY: DIY E-Box Fan Re-build Code 8F

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    There's a lot of videos and threads on replacing the Peake Research code 8F or E-Box Fan but there are none on Rebuilding one. The Fan has two moving parts, a fan blade and a 12v high speed motor. A dirty blower, bad motherboard and a bad motor are the reasoning behind failure. If you're Lucky...
  7. DIY: Help on my m5!!

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Ok so I recently decided to change out the rotors and brake pads on my e39 m5. I got everything put back together, replaced the fluid and bled the lines. But then something strange happened. My rear calipers both just locked up. When I release the pressure in the brake lines I can move the...
  8. DIY: Radiator Replacement

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Since the only DIY on your radiator is for a 530, I'm going to do a writeup for my M5. I'm in the process of pulling the radiator now. I made a few mistakes along the way (and will eventually post pictures.) Tools needed: 1-1/4" wrench (or metric equivalent) for pulling the fan. Dual-hole fan...
  9. Fitting DIY aftermarket mufflers? Need Suggestions

    E63/E64 M6 Discussion
    After spending many hours on the board reading about the various aftermarket exhaust options that we have available I am ready to modify the exhaust on my 2007 M6 E63 MT6. Like many of you I am looking to wake up the sound profile of my F1 beast but I am not excited to spend several thousand...
  10. TeeJayy's M5 Project

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hey guys!:byee55amg I'm pretty new to the forums and to the E39 M5 I have owned many bmw's and so far sticking to the brand! Right off the bat I'll let you know that this isn't a crazy horsepower build, or any unique build projects. My biggest project was my e36 Active Autowerkes...
  11. DIY: i am making my own shifter knob emblem

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    so my shifter emblem looked gross and finally just popped off. from the research i have done, it does not look like one can simply just buy the oval shifter badge for the illuminated shifter without spending 300bucks for the entire knob. Therefore, i took the plastic piece, dissolved off the...
  12. DIY: Front wheel hub w/ bearings

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I just did both front wheel bearings this weekend and I wanted mention a few things before I forget. First off, Zeckhausen Racing has a great DIY page. Here is a link to the instructions I followed, complete with torque specs. E39 Bearings For parts, you have a couple options. BMW of...
  13. Turn Signal Help! (E46 M3)

    E30 E36 E46 E90 E92 E93 M3 Discussions
    Hey! My E46 M3 is equipped with halos. They are set up to turn on when the knob is turned on to the "parking lamps" setting with the fog lights on and the fog lights must be on for the halos to be on. My Problem is when i want to turn the halos on the amber turn signals remain on and totally...
  14. DIY: VANOS Solenoid Maintenance_Full DIY

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hey everybody. I just did the VANOS solenoid O-ring replacement and solenoid clean / soldering two weeks ago. All the information is already on the board but I thought I would condense it into one simplified thread. Thank you to all members who contributed information that lead to the creation...
  15. Vanos Helical Gear 10mm bolts

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    After a rebuild and a leaking valve cover gasket i found that only of the bolts holding the helical gears together had backed out and spun itself until the hole was completely stripped out. I decided against tearing the engine back down to repair the one out of six secure bolts holding the...
  16. DIY Carbon Fiber Dip Kit

    Detailing Forum
    We are looking at doing some carbon fiber accents in our interior. Has anyone heard of these DIY dipping kits - They have several carbon fiber patterns and some snakeskin that looks pretty cool too....
  17. ACS CF Splitter Install DIY?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I hate to start a thread on this but I've been looking now for over an hour and am over it. Has anyone done this or can anyone point me in the direction of a DIY on this topic? I recently purchased some splitters and prior to having them installed I would like to attempt this myself. Any...
  18. DIY AA style Intake / Brake project

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    hey guys- I have had the opportunity to learn a lot from this board and all it's members. Hopefully somebody can learn a little something from this today and keep it going. When i first laid eyes on the e39 m5, i thought the 'sink drains' was a stock deal. It looked so sick, flowed so...