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E60 M5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

As there are a number of questions coming back over and over again - I thought it would a good idea to compile the key ones in one thread.

HOWTO: Upload pictures to M5Board.com

Book recommendations
Speeds, gears, torque, acceleration, rear-ends, etc.

Buying a used E60 M5
List of recalls for MY2006/2007

General - before delivery
Reviews of the E60 M5!
Any E39 M5 owners regret upgrading to E60 M5?
BMWCCA New Car Rebate (US only)
Will I be happy with 6 speed MT?
Gallery with pictures of all exterior colors
Individual coloured M5 pics
Gallery with pictures of various Individual exterior colors
Gallery with pictures of various Individual interior colors
Individual Colors in the US. (circumventing the prohibition)
Recommendations for options to order?
Performance Center Delivery (US only)
Registration Form for free Driver Education (US only)
Information on European delivery? (US only)
HOWTO: Tracking E60 M5 delivery status
E60 M5 user manuals

General - after delivery
Correct break in procedure, finished at 3100 miles / 5000 km
Charcoal Filter Removal - Step-by-Step (w/Pictures) (US+Canada only)
Can the M5 be a true "Daily Driver" in Cold weather?
Tracking the M5
HOWTO: Launch Control - Illustrated Instructions

"Acceptable" oil consumption
Thread resource for SMG problems
Resetting Slip Detection of SMG=smoother!
Crippled Launch Control for US cars?
Response back from BMWNA regarding crippled Launch Control feature
European vs Crippled US Launch Control?
Creaking sound from rear diff - recall issued & fixed under warranty
Recall for SMG electric motor

Brakes & Suspension
Alignment Specs and Shock Specs for E60 M5
Brake Pads for Track and Street

Wheels & Tires
Wheel weights & offsets for OEM wheels
Tire Pressure systems: FTM (MY2006) vs TPM (MY2007)
Bore-centric rings & tire pressure sensors for aftermarket wheels?
Installing TPM sensors with aftermarket wheels

Bodywork & Lights
Angel iBright problems - no response on FM reception issues
Resolving creaking sounds from interior/doors
Write-up and installation tips on Amber Colored Angel Eyes

Valentine V1 Install w Remote Audio Adapter and Concealed Display - With Pic's!
Adjusting the HUD (Head-Up Display)
Problem with sun shades leaking oil?

Rebooting frozen iDrive
How to know your software version?
List with Progman/CIP releases (updated to version 26.xx)
Progman 26.xx
Progman 25.xx
Progman 24.xx
Progman 23.xx
How you can program your car (Progman) at home
Screenshots of the hidden/secret menu [access to GPS speed too]
Hidden/Secret menu showing *live* GPS speed [hidden navigation menu]
The 3rd and final hidden menu [hidden OBC menu]
Solution to issues with Bluetooth and Windows Media 5.0! (JetWare software)
Windows Mobile phones, BMW Bluetooth, and JetwareMobile
Speed cameras displayed on satnav
Feedback on CCC replacement?

Overview of Aftermarket Parts You Can Purchase For Your E60 M5
5% discount on Hartge products for m5board.com Members. From Hartge Germany
Brakes & Suspension
The Aftermarket Suspension Thread
H&R Sport Springs - Photos, Stats
H&R Springs installed - My impressions
Dinan Stage 2 Suspension - WOW!!!
Back-to-back comparison of H&R vs Dinan springs
Advice on installing aftermarket spring
Evosport Pulley Installed & Dyno'd...
RPi Ram Air Intake
Dinan throttle bodies installed and WOW !
Dinan Throttle Bodies
New Dinan 3.91 Rear Differential - Initial impression
Dinan 3.91 Performance vs Stock - Results
More ponderings on the Eisenmann Race exhaust...
Dyno Run with Eisenmann Section 1 & 2 Installed
Dynoruns with Eisenmann Race Exhaust
Videos of Eisenmann Sec. 1, Sec. 2 and Meisterchaft Mufflers!
E60 M5 Exhaust Videos
Overview of videos of aftermarket exhausts
Can we get some good data on performance mods?
SuperSprint Header Install
Info: When installing Supersprint Headers
Fitting an Eisenmann exhaust
E60 M5 with NOS installation
Bodywork & Lights
ACS vs Hamann vs Hartge bodykits?

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Thanks kees, nice to have them all in one handy location!

Very last link should say" ACS vs Hamann vs Hartge bodykits?" think your tag got chopped off somewhere so it just displays the http://blah bit

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A nice little "one stop shop" of information

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Excellent Kees! A lot of the newbies (myself included when I first joined) always seem to post new threads on the topic of E60/SMG III reliability. This has been discussed to death.


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Hey kees, one word -- Brilliant! (I've just done a similar thing on the M6 forum).
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I think it would be a good idea to add pictures of the different colours.

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