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post #11 of 185 Old 24th March 2011, 02:17 PM
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+1 on the sticky...

When I was first lurking on this board, I must have hit the FAQ in the sticky section a hundred times. (It's not there anymore?) This would be a great read for all newbs like me looking for answers and information.
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It's not there anymore?
It's still there. Currently, the last of the 9 stickies.
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Great thread.
Here are a couple more I didn't see on the list-
Detailing/paint correction - https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...tion-noob.html
Radar detector hardwiring - https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...rt-9500ix.html

Also, are off site links appropriate for this list? There are some great relevant DIY's that exist on bimmerforums, beisan, etc.
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When to do it?

The following intervals are meant only as very general guidelines, and may not be suitable for your car or your driving style.

Again, I’m seeding this with information I have cataloged for my own purposes, based on observations made about when owners addressed them. That starting point may or may not be correct. Please post replies with errors and additions.

General:
Air filter – every 15k miles
Brake fluid – every 2 years, or less
Coolant – every 3 years, or less

Think about at 50k miles, if not already done:
Belts
Transmission fluid

Think about at 70k miles, if not already done:
Fuel filter
Thrust arm bushings
Power steering fluid
Wheel bearings

Think about at 90k miles, if not already done:
Fan clutch, radiator
Fuel pump

Think about at 100k miles, if not already done:
Rod bearings
Is it possible to have this in miles and km please ?
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Also, are off site links appropriate for this list? There are some great relevant DIY's that exist on bimmerforums, beisan, etc.
I say yes. Anything that helps our owners do it themselves and do it right should be here. The more well-written, the better.

Thanks for your submissions. They have been added.
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How to do it?

(clipped many DIY's)

And if you could "host" this DIY topic list?
I mean that if somebody send nice DIY url to this topic, you add it to the yours "DIY list" post.

Maybe you should edit those mentioned DIY's to this topics first post? More easy to "find" them then

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- Supersprint Race rear mufflers - Supersprint X-Pipe - Hella OEM Facelift Front Lights - Hella OEM Facelift Rear Lights -
- AP Coilovers - Custom Clutch Stop - LED interior lights - Carbon Black Kidneys - E60 Short Shifter Kit - ZHP Short Shifter Knob -
- 16:9 Navigation Screen
- Mark IV Navigator - 5W LED Angel Eyes - Wiechers Aluminum Strutbar -
- AlphaN + Powermapping + IATS Relocation Kit by Evolve Automotive - Bull Audio 12” Subwoofer with Focal Solid 2 amplifier -
- HEL Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines - EBC Yellow (Front) & Red (Rear) Brake Pads - K&N Panel Filters -
- Intravee II + Alpine 420i with iPod Classic 120gb - Defa Engine Heater (customized from M62 kit) - M-Audio Speakers -
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I say yes. Anything that helps our owners do it themselves and do it right should be here. The more well-written, the better.

Thanks for your submissions. They have been added.
I think linking to other forums is not so nice. I mean that those other forums can change their bulletin softwares, requires login or etc. so then it is not possible to see those topics, or links are dead and etc. If you see what I mean?

But if somebody found some nice DIY from other forum, perhaps it could be really copied to M5b?

E39 M5 Carbon Black

- Supersprint Race rear mufflers - Supersprint X-Pipe - Hella OEM Facelift Front Lights - Hella OEM Facelift Rear Lights -
- AP Coilovers - Custom Clutch Stop - LED interior lights - Carbon Black Kidneys - E60 Short Shifter Kit - ZHP Short Shifter Knob -
- 16:9 Navigation Screen
- Mark IV Navigator - 5W LED Angel Eyes - Wiechers Aluminum Strutbar -
- AlphaN + Powermapping + IATS Relocation Kit by Evolve Automotive - Bull Audio 12” Subwoofer with Focal Solid 2 amplifier -
- HEL Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines - EBC Yellow (Front) & Red (Rear) Brake Pads - K&N Panel Filters -
- Intravee II + Alpine 420i with iPod Classic 120gb - Defa Engine Heater (customized from M62 kit) - M-Audio Speakers -
- BM54 Radio Module - Refurbished (by Lepsons UK) Style 65 Rims - Sliding Armrest with Storage Tray -
- Climate Comfort Windshield - UK Voice Control Module - Refurbished M5 Facelift Steering Wheel -

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Is it possible to have this in miles and km please ?
Done.

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And if you could "host" this DIY topic list?
I mean that if somebody send nice DIY url to this topic, you add it to the yours "DIY list" post.
I don't completely understand, but if you are asking whether I will try to update/maintain this list, then the answer is yes.

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Maybe you should edit those mentioned DIY's to this topics first post? More easy to "find" them then
Eventually there may come a time when I can delete the first post. But to begin, I need to explain the purpose and ask for help.

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I think linking to other forums is not so nice. I mean that those other forums can change their bulletin softwares, requires login or etc. so then it is not possible to see those topics, or links are dead and etc. If you see what I mean?

But if somebody found some nice DIY from other forum, perhaps it could be really copied to M5b?
This is a very good point. In fact, for the Oil Change DIY, I had to add back pictures I had saved in 2007, because the author of the post used outside links that became dead.

If someone chooses to copy (rather than link) something here, please be sure to give credit where credit is due.
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post #20 of 185 Old 24th March 2011, 04:10 PM
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I have been making something like this for the past week. It's a bit more organized than just a list of DIY's which (I thought?) we already have stickied in the FAQ. Most of it is preventative maintenance lists compiled from other people's threads. I would love you guys forever if you helped me finish.

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