E39 M5 Inspection 2 Service

The Redish Motorsport E39 M5 Inspection 2 Service (which is widely recognised as the most comprehensive on offer in the UK): £975.

Having worked and trained at a BMW Main Dealer (Wellsway, Bath) for the 6 years of 2001-2006 (where E39 M5's were almost a daily occurrence) James Redish set his standards extremely high when building Redish Motorsport and especially his trademark Inspection 2 Services.

This means as a company Redish Motorsport strictly follow and always adhere to BMW service schedules and repair instructions whilst using BMW Special Tools and predominantly Genuine BMW Parts.

First of all the vehicle receives it's protective internal coverings:
Genuine BMW Seat Cover
Genuine BMW Gearknob Cover
Genuine BMW Handbrake Cover
Premium Steering Wheel Cover
Premium Double-Size Floor Mat Cover:

Pre service checks:
We will check your service book and service counter (on the cluster) to see if the M5 is due the separate service BMW call the 'Annual Service' which entails either the Brake Fluid Change (every 2 years) or Coolant/Antifreeze Change (every 3 years), or both.

Initial paperwork:
We then print out a date stamped 'Inspection 2 Service Check Sheet' from a BMW system using your unique M5 chassis number.
This is a 3 page document which details everything which has to be done/replaced/checked on the M5 Inspection 2 Service.
We follow this meticulously and once all items have been completed and ticked, this paperwork is handed to you to keep for your M5 service records.

Main Worklist:
The following items are carried out during our Redish Motorsport E39 M5 Insp 2:
  • Castrol Edge Supercar 10w60 M-Power Engine Oil
  • Genuine BMW Oil Filter Kit
  • Genuine BMW Spark Plugs
  • OE Pollen Filter
  • OE BMW Air Filter
  • Castrol Transmax 75w90 Gearbox Oil (MTF-LT3)
  • Castrol Transmax 75w140 LS Diff Oil (SAF-XJ)
  • Redline FM Booster LS Diff Additive
  • Genuine BMW Diff Filler & Drain Bolts
  • Vehicle Check with Advisory Report
  • Digital Picture Pack of key points of the service
  • Service Book stamped
  • Service Mileage reset

Valve Clearances:
Just to clarify, the E39 M5 (S62 V8 engine) uses Hydraulic Valve Adjusters and not Shims.
Therefore, unlike the E46 M3, the E39 M5 does not require any Valve Clearance Adjustment.

You also receive 12 pictures of key stages of the service which are listed below:
Picture of the M5 in the workshop lifted in the air on a workshop lift
Picture of the new service parts to be used
Picture of the old engine oil draining ou
Picture of the oil gearbox oil draining out
Picture of the old diff oil draining out
Picture of the new diff plugs installed and paint marked
Picture of the new engine oil & filter kit laid out in the engine bay
Picture of the air filter comparisons (old v new)
Picture of the spark plug comparisons (old v new)
Picture of the Pollen Filter comparisons (old v new)
Picture of the M5 parked outside the Redish Motorsport building

This work can be carried out in 1 day.
So this can either be achieved by dropping your M3 off to us the day before the work is due to commence, or by arriving early on the day of work around 7-8am. 

Annual Service:
As mentioned above, if you do require BMW's so-called 'Annual Service' then these are separate service items which are listed in a separate part of your Service Book, with a separate Service Light on the dash (clock symbol), and therefore are charged separately too.
You may not need these, but if you do then our prices are listed below:
  • Brake Fluid Service and full system bleed using ATE Typ 200 Brake Fluid £89.
  • Coolant Service and system bleed using Genuine BMW Antifreeze £95.

You will receive an extensive amount of paperwork for this Inspection 2 Service.
We provide you with the following printed paperwork to take away and including in your M5's History Folder:
  • BMW E39 M5 Inspection 2 Service Check Sheet (unique to your chassis no.)
  • Valve Clearance Report with all measured (and any replaced) clearances
  • Advisory Report (things to consider for the future)
  • Invoice (detailed will all works carried out and on headed colour paper)

Reminders for you before you bring your M5 to us:
Please check the following items are present in your car before you bring your M5 to us:
  • Service Book
  • Locking Wheel Bolt Key
  • Any other previous history which you feel may be useful/important

Next Steps:
If you would like to discuss the M5 Inspection 2 Service further, or make a booking, please feel free to Contact Us and speak with General Manager Simon Edwards.
We'll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or help you find a suitable booking appointment.
Please note, we do require a £200 deposit at the point of booking.