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Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-11-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,606
Posted By RichardP
Your speedo will be out by -4.5% going to those...

Your speedo will be out by -4.5% going to those sizes, that may be enough for the speedo to under read which is illegal.
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 01-07-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,483
Posted By RichardP
Why not throw in the M6 Gran Coupe too, if you're...

Why not throw in the M6 Gran Coupe too, if you're looking at the 550 and 650 it makes sense.
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 01-06-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By RichardP
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Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 01-03-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,934
Posted By RichardP
I think you can see all the numbers here.

I think you can see all the numbers here.
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 01-03-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,934
Posted By RichardP
I don't think there is a technical reason, but...

I don't think there is a technical reason, but there may be some ordering system limitation.

Just to let you know, I am currently awaiting investigation of one of my 601Ms on which I discovered...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 01-02-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,934
Posted By RichardP
You should be able to have 19's with the...

You should be able to have 19's with the Competition Pack, it's only the Carbon Ceramic Brakes that require 20's.

I was told the 601M's were forged by BMW, but they 'look' cast to me.
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 12-18-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,984
Posted By RichardP
I was a little concerned about the 'cold'...

I was a little concerned about the 'cold' performance of the Carbon Ceramic Brakes, but now I'm glad I ordered them. The cold performance is more than adequate for road use and the pedal feel is...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 12-13-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,984
Posted By RichardP
Yes get them. Apart from the ability to stop...

Yes get them.

Apart from the ability to stop as often as you like and the looks you'll get the following advantages :

- Less weight so better ride, better handling and fractionally better...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 12-10-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By RichardP
Just use a standard Apple iPod USB cable, you...

Just use a standard Apple iPod USB cable, you don't need the BMW cable.
Forum: F12 / F13 M6 & F06 M6 Gran Coupe (2012 - current) 12-06-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,161
Posted By RichardP
Oh god, not another oil type confusion from...

Oh god, not another oil type confusion from BMW!!!

How can they change the spec from 0W-30 to 10W-60 for the same engine! Either they don't know what they are doing or the oil type is irrelevant!...
Forum: F12 / F13 M6 & F06 M6 Gran Coupe (2012 - current) 11-22-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,161
Posted By RichardP
Engine oil and filter are changed, diff oil is...

Engine oil and filter are changed, diff oil is changed, manual transmission oil is changed but not the DCT transmission oil. 'Something' is done in software, I don't know if it's an update or just...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 11-22-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,920
Posted By RichardP
Wheels are a matter of personal taste, if you...

Wheels are a matter of personal taste, if you like them then that's all that counts, but don't expect everyone to like them just because they are 22 inch and cost a zillion bucks. IMHO they are...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 11-16-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,789
Posted By RichardP
Two schools of thought here. 1) The engine...

Two schools of thought here.

1) The engine was designed to use Castrol TWS 10W-60 so you should only use that, anything else is blasphemy.

2) The engine was designed by Germans to drive hard...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-13-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,175
Posted By RichardP
Must be Chiaretto then which is even rarer at...

Must be Chiaretto then which is even rarer at only 42 cars, it's not Imola and there are no other reds.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-13-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,175
Posted By RichardP
Royal Red I assume, unless the color is off and...

Royal Red I assume, unless the color is off and it's Chiaretto. Only 87 Royal Red E39 M5s imported to the US so it's quite a rare color.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-12-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By RichardP
Do the sensors have a battery that might have...

Do the sensors have a battery that might have gone flat? Other than that, no idea, sorry.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-11-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By RichardP
Did your '10 650 have the full TPMS or just FTM? ...

Did your '10 650 have the full TPMS or just FTM?

TPMS requires sensors in the wheel, FTM just goes off the ABS sensors to detect a change in the wheel diameter when you have a puncture.
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 11-07-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,692
Posted By RichardP
I think Sakhir Orange looks stunning on my M6 GC....

I think Sakhir Orange looks stunning on my M6 GC.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=406348&stc=1&d=1383896614
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 10-24-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,178
Posted By RichardP
No, it's not, the 'couple' was the figure between...

No, it's not, the 'couple' was the figure between the M5 and Audi. There is a similar comparison of the M6 GC, RS7 and S63 where the M6 is a couple of mph faster then both (44.1, 41.7 and 42.1...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 10-23-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,178
Posted By RichardP
Apologies, it was a couple of MPH not seconds,...

Apologies, it was a couple of MPH not seconds, and the difference in my head was to the Audi S6 when compared with the F10 M5 and E63 AMG. The E63 was only 0.3 mph slower then the stock F10 M5.
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 10-22-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By RichardP
I thought the aim was to reduce the weight of the...

I thought the aim was to reduce the weight of the M cars, retain similar power but increased performance and economy. A 4 wheel drive system will increase weight significantly.
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 10-21-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,178
Posted By RichardP
Consider the handling too. I don't know...

Consider the handling too. I don't know specifically about the 4-Matic version of the E63, but with previous versions the M5 handles significantly better, usually a couple of seconds quicker in the...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 09-30-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,807
Posted By RichardP
All the problems you mention are relatively...

All the problems you mention are relatively common ones, although I've not heard of a clutch going bad so quickly.

The power steering hoses are a common weak point, they are not cheap to replace...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By RichardP
6902015 is a regular 4:3 TV module, which looks...

6902015 is a regular 4:3 TV module, which looks hopeful because you can connect a MK IV Nav directly to the blue connector and bypass anything else.

I have 65908376416 down as a Mk II Nav, but I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By RichardP
A 1999 Japan spec 540i will probably have a C23...

A 1999 Japan spec 540i will probably have a C23 Oceania radio module and a NaviJ Nav computer. Does you display look anything like the attached picture (I know this is a wide screen Range Rover...
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