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This thread is meant to be a one stop shop for all Technical Documentation, Recall, TSB/SIB notices for the M5/M6 and S85 engine. Use this thread as a reference for general understanding, troubleshooting, recalls, issues, for your BMW services centers or indy service shops. If there are any that I missed, please let me know as this thread is a work in progress.


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Technical References


E60 M5 Complete Vehicle PDF (also referred to as the "Aftersales Training Manual")
Starting off, here is the one reference everyone should have if you own this car.

E60 Series Information

The next set of PDFs are part of a training program from BMW for M Division vehicles. A lot of the information in here specific to the M5 is identical to the Complete Vehicle document, but there is some more in-depth discussion on the engine components and DME. There is some great engine rebuild discussion and some info on the vacuum booster pump as well that is surprising. Download them all for the table of contents to work properly.

General E60 Series Information

These documents aren't M specific, but do have a lot of useful information on the E60 platform in general.


Service Information Bulletins (SIB) and Technical Service Bulletins (TSB):

**Website links are provided, as well as PDF files are attached to this thread.


*** BMW Changes Oil Recommendation ***
View attachment BMW_Oil_Supplier_Listing_Aug2013_V2.pdf
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SMG Transmission Service Functions notice
PDF attached

SMG Hydraulic Unit Motor fault: SIB 23 01 07
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/205460-ramifications-service-bulletin-sib-23-01-07-carbon-brush-wear.html

(no PDF for this one)

SMG Hydraulic Unit faults: SI B 23 07 06
website link: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=smg tech service bulletin m5board&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CC4QFjAB&url=http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/attachments/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/114199d1282920674-yellow-red-cogs-need-help-please-sib-230706.pdf&ei=BMp9UIrwBqSl2AWL14DABw&usg=AFQjCNFR1aKzSnwU-cFrr5blVlDEuvG8RA

Clutch Service Bulletin: SI B 21 02 06
website link: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/84508-clutch-service-bulletin-smg.html

SMG III: Fault Code 5101 Analyze Hydraulic Sensor
No PDF, See Post 17

Analyze hydraulic sensor
No PDF, See Post 18

SMG Gear Blocking Faults SI B 23 03 08
View attachment SI B23 03 08.pdf

Sunroof Noise: SI B54 04 09
website link: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/212280-sunroof-wind-noise.html

S85 VANOS Line Replace: SIB 11 10 05 (up to 11/22/05 production)
website link: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/113071-list-recalls-my2006-2007-a-2.html#post1847869

Upgraded Differential Fluid (for grinding noises caused by differential): SIB 33 01 02
website link: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=differential oil bmw tech service bulletin m5board&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CB8QFjAA&url=http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/attachments/e63-bmw-m6-forum-bmw-m6-convertible-m6board-com/154771d1334534636-noisy-diff-low-speeds-2007-bmw-m6-www.bmwtis.net-tsb-bulletins-bulletin_graphic_temp-b330102g.pdf&ei=4ch9UJ_rCoiU2wXkgIGoCw&usg=AFQjCNEqD31pM_sOCXl1KrbcBiVh6ykTug

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/205729-differential-transmission-fluid-question.html

SZL Optical Element (steering angle sensor): SIB 34 05 06 (from 8/26/05 to 7/28/06)
website: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e63-bmw-m6-forum-bmw-m6-convertible-m6board-com/165620-2006-angle-sensor-recall.html

S85 Engine Oil level and Service TSB (1): B11 01 06
PDF attached

BMW TSB # SI B 12 19 08 Engine Electrical Systems
Post 8 below

Service Information: Reset CBS
PDF attached

E60/E63 Recall (Battery Cable)
PDF attached
website link: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/202838-e60-recall.html

Tire Pressure Monitoring: SIB SIB 36 05 07
website link: 2006 BMW M5 Bulletin - Vehicle Safety TSB ID 320580

Fuel System/Pump Repair: SIB 16 02 09
website link: 2005 BMW M5 Bulletin - Vehicle Safety TSB ID 322547

Voluntary Emissions Recall: SI B12 16 08
website link: 2007 BMW M5 Bulletin - Vehicle Safety TSB ID 281238

Digital Instrument Panel (Gear Selector Display issues): SI B25 01 0
website link: 2007 BMW M5 Bulletin - Vehicle Safety TSB ID 280073

**Master SIB list attached with a PDF
 

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...and stickied. thanks.
 

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This is great, David; it would be even more helpful if you listed the dates of the various bulletins in the main post so people know which would apply to them.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together.
 

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Thanks much. This is great.:applause:
 

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Ran across this one, can't find it on the list here:

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BMW TSB # SI B 12 19 08 Engine Electrical Systems

SUBJECT: S85 - Power Reduction with Idle Actuator Faults Stored

MODEL: E60 M5 from SOP up to 3/08

E63, E64 M6 from SOP up to 3/08

SITUATION: The Service Engine Soon light (MIL) is illuminated. The engine power reduction mode is activated with any of the following idle actuator (LLS) faults stored:

2B0E: idle actuator, monitoring bank 2

2B0D: idle actuator, monitoring bank 1

2B23: idle actuator, governor monitoring, bank 1

2B24: idle actuator, governor monitoring, bank 2

CAUSE: Certain engine operating conditions could lead to overheating of the idle actuator (LLS) motor electrical components.

If the engine is operated at low load conditions with the idle actuator open and the throttle valves positioned at less that 10% (constant-speed highway driving, for example), the idle actuators could fault.

When the idle actuators (LLS) remain steady in the open positive during this type of driving, it is possible that the contracts on the LLS motor commutator may begin to degrade and cause operational faults.

CORRECTION: The DME software has been improved to include a "wiping function" of the LLS, beginning at a 3% throttle opening. This functional change in the LLS control will help maintain the electrical integrity of the internal motor contacts.

On a customer complaint basis only, reprogram the vehicle with the latest version of Progman.

This DME software improvement is included with integration level E060-08-03-500 and higher.

In the event that one of the idle actuators continues to fault after the DME programming, it will then be necessary to replace it.
 

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thanks for the addition!
 

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***ROUTINE/SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE:
Summary of Mike Miller’s Old School Maintenance Schedule (not specific to E60 M5)
(Email Mike Miller for the full writeup: techtalk [at] roundel.org):
- Brake fluid: Every 1-2 years
- Engine coolant: Every 2 years (50/50 mix of BMW anti-freeze + distilled water)
- Engine oil/filter: Every 7,500 miles (Castrol TWS Motorsport 10W-60)
- Engine air filter: Inspect every 15,000 miles, replace every 15,000-30,000
- Cabin air filter: Inspect every 15,000 miles, replace every 15,000-30,000
- Power steering fluid: every 30,000 miles (Pentosin CHF 11.S)
- Transmission oil (SMG & 6MT): every 30,000 miles (MTF-LT-2 or Red Line MTL)
- Differential oil: every 30,000 miles (Castrol SAF-XJ or Red Line 75W-140)
- Valve adjustment: every 30,000-60,000 miles
- Spark plugs: every 30,000-60,000 miles (stick with OEM but Amazon has them cheap)
- Fuel filter: every 60,000 miles
- Engine drive belts: every 60,000 miles
- O2 sensors: 150k miles (or just wait for it to trip a CEL)
- Water/fuel hoses: 150k miles
 

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I'm kind of thinking that myself as well. I don't want to clutter the top half of the board with stickies. I seem to have awaken with mod powers this morning, so I'm going to poll the others and see what they think.
 

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Found another:

SI B 23 01 06
Manual Transmission January 2006
Technical Service

This Service Information bulletin supersedes S.I. B23 01 06 dated January 2006.

(New) designates changes to this revision

SUBJECT
SMG III: Fault Code 5101 Analyze Hydraulic Sensor

MODEL
E60 M5

SITUATION
While driving, the SMG control unit may intermittently switch to the emergency program. The SMG module has Fault Code 5101 (Hex) "Analyze hydraulic sensor" and the environmental condition: "Hydraulic pressure sensor earth cable broken stored in memory.

CAUSE
SMG III module software diagnostics is too sensitive.

PROCEDURE
Perform "Short Test" and clear faults.

Do Not Replace Any Parts!

(New) Reprogram the vehicle using Progman V 20.1, or higher to Target Data status (E060-05-12-510)

WARRANTY
For the appropriate labor operations please refer to the KSD system.
 

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SI B 61 14 03
General Electrical Systems January 2006
Technical Service

This Service Information bulletin supersedes S.I. B61 14 03 dated December 2005.

(New) designates changes to this revision

SUBJECT

MODEL
E60, E61 (5 Series)

E63, E64 (6 Series)

SITUATION
Customer may complain of the following:

(New) The following software errors were corrected with the release of Progman 20.01.00 (Target data Status E060-05-12-510).

While driving, the SMG control module switches to emergency program. SMG Fault Code 5101 (Hex) "Analyze hydraulic sensor" is stored. (E60 M5 only) Refer to SI B23 01 06.
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PROCEDURE
For all vehicles, on a customer complaint basis only, refer to the following procedure and warranty information.

Update the complete vehicle per SI B09 05 01 (Coding, Individualization, Programming) Procedure B, using Progman (New) 20.01.00 (Target Data Status E060-05-12-510) or higher.

WARRANTY INFORMATION
Covered under the terms of the BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
 

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Found a more recent master SIB list: View attachment SIB_List_Rev_23_Jun10[1].pdf

Shows we are still looking for a lot of SIBs:

  • SI B12 09 07 May-07 M5/M6 Service Engine Soon Light Illuminated: S85 - Various VANOS Related Faults Stored
    [*]SI B12 19 08 June-08 M5/M6 V10 S85 - Power Reduction with Idle Actuator Faults Stored

    [*]SI B12 21 08 April-09 M5/M6 S85 - DME Fault 2742/2743 for O2 Sensor

    [*]SI B23 01 05 November-05 E60/M5 E60 M5 - CAN Communication Fault FFFF

    [*]SI B23 01 07 August-07 S85 M5 Service Action: Replace SMG Hydraulic Unit Electric Motor on M5 Vehicles (rpl 7/07)

    [*]SI B23 08 06 January-07 All SMG Cars SMG - Service Functions Performed after Drivetrain Repairs
    [*]SI B23 03 08 December-08 M5/M6 M5, M6 with SMG III; FC 4F82/4F83/4F84/4F85 - Gear Blocking Faults (rpl 10/08)
    [*]SI B32 02 08 August-08 M5/M6 Repair Instructions for Power Steering Pump and Pressure Line

    [*]SI B33 01 07 October-07 E60 - M5 E60 M5 Howling Noise from Rear Axle Area

    [*]SI B34 07 07 November-07 M5/M6 M5, M6 - DSC Disabling Function

    [*]SI B51 06 07 March-07 E60 - M5 Service Action: Replace Underbody Panel

    [*]SI B65 24 08 December-08 M3/M5 Audio System Is Intermittently Inoperative

    [*]SI B11 05 07 April-07 All S85 (V10) Service Action: Replace Front Crankshaft Radial Seal

    [*]SI B12 18 06 November-06 Ms Voluntary Emissions Recall 06E-A04: S85 - DME Reprogramming for OBD Monitoring

    [*]SI B12 28 08 December-08 S65 / S85 S65 / S85 Rough Running During the Catalyst Heating Phase

    [*]SI B23 03 06 April-07 M Cars Getrag SMG Transmission Repair & Replacement Information (SMG II and III) (Rpl 02/06)
I will start looking for them, if anyone has access to PDFs of these, post them up and let's all get smarter!
 
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