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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By HerbP
There was a recall years ago, that modified the...

There was a recall years ago, that modified the removal of the passenger side CCV valve. This was do to a moisture problem, in the northern area's. The round plastic canister on the passenger side...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-14-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By HerbP
These codes would be related to a SMG type...

These codes would be related to a SMG type transmission. I was not aware of a 7 series having this type of transmission?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-14-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By HerbP
You will get a yellow car warning, then a red car...

You will get a yellow car warning, then a red car warning when you need to pull over & stop. This is the only visual you will get.

Sorry
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-14-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By HerbP
I would suggest BMW parts only. Here are some...

I would suggest BMW parts only. Here are some links to the proper parts.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ALTERNAT...fed66b&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-BMW-545I...78f94e&vxp=mtr
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-13-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By HerbP
It looks like your voltage regulator has gone...

It looks like your voltage regulator has gone bad. The voltage should not exceed 14.24 volts. Based on your graph, it looks like you have seen over 16 volts. This will cause the modules to go into...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-13-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By HerbP
Try searching bmwcoding.com & bmwcoders.com

Try searching bmwcoding.com & bmwcoders.com
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-13-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By HerbP
The oil level is shown in the IDrive settings...

The oil level is shown in the IDrive settings menu, along with all of the service info. You would have to go into the secret menu, to see the temp reading.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By HerbP
The MAF is very expensive. I do not want you to...

The MAF is very expensive. I do not want you to damage it!

Your Welcome
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By HerbP
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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By HerbP
I would inspect or change them, to see if they...

I would inspect or change them, to see if they are a problem. The 2 will be less than 50.00. I would also check the MAF, to see if it might be dirty. Only clean the MAF with MAF cleamer, & do not...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By HerbP
Your voltage appears to be normal, & the...

Your voltage appears to be normal, & the alternator seems to be working properly. There could be a loose connector, going to the IDrive. I would look for this before changing any modules.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By HerbP
I think that Mulchman did a thread on this,...

I think that Mulchman did a thread on this, several years back.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By HerbP
I would suggest to inspect both CCV valves for...

I would suggest to inspect both CCV valves for tears, located on each valve cover. There should be a DIY, in the DIY section.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By HerbP
The plugs seem like they are running just as they...

The plugs seem like they are running just as they should. If you had any ring problems, they would look blackish.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By HerbP
You can try to reboot the IDrive by pressing the...

You can try to reboot the IDrive by pressing the power & both eject buttons at the same time, This might fix the problem. One last thing to do, check the battery voltage under the hood. Weird things...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By HerbP
This is a fairly easy job. Shop the valve on...

This is a fairly easy job. Shop the valve on Ebay, to find a better price. I think I got mine new for a little over 110.00.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-12-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By HerbP
Your plugs really don't look to bad, other than a...

Your plugs really don't look to bad, other than a larger than normal gap. It is hard to see how wide the gap is, with a pic. The plugs look like the engine is running, as it should.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-11-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By HerbP
That is the normal price for most dealers. There...

That is the normal price for most dealers. There will be around 300.00 in parts. If you have a local BMW Indy, you might get a better price.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-11-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By HerbP
If you did any pulling or prying on the battery...

If you did any pulling or prying on the battery connector, it could have been damaged. This would make more since to me. There is nothing else that you should have touched, to keep the car from...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-11-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By HerbP
Either replace the voltage regulator, or the...

Either replace the voltage regulator, or the whole alternator. The alternator will have to be removed either way. When the warning goes off, check the voltage while running. It will most likely be...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-11-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By HerbP
Sounds like you made a good to decision, to be...

Sounds like you made a good to decision, to be safe, than sorry. I bet you can't get home soon enough!

Good Luck & Enjoy!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By HerbP
Glad you got it fixed. Did you inspect the valves...

Glad you got it fixed. Did you inspect the valves & any air passages while changing the y-pipe? Did you get any codes after the repair?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-10-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By HerbP
You can run the tires after a 6 year period, just...

You can run the tires after a 6 year period, just keep a close eye on them. I would suspect that the belts might having some damage, with the car from sitting a long time, with low mileage. Just be...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-09-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By HerbP
Have you measured your battery voltage? It should...

Have you measured your battery voltage? It should be higher than 12 volts, turned off. If the battery checks ok, sounds like a possible bad amp?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By HerbP
It sounds like you need a new voltage regulator....

It sounds like you need a new voltage regulator. The voltage should not exceed 14.24 volts running. 25.6 is making the modules shutdown for protection. The modules must stay at 5 volts, to keep...
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