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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-05-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By canuckdon
Decreasing your pressure will improve traction,...

Decreasing your pressure will improve traction, but increase chance of high speed blow out. I don't think the risk is worth it, so maybe you have to drive very carefully until the snow season ends.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-29-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By canuckdon
Valve seal

Well, my 2008 at 165,000 km has been using oil at about 1 litre/month. Took it in and they said it failed the Valve seal test (not sure how they did the test) so quoted $6600 CDN to do the work at...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-22-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By canuckdon
There is a temp gauge.. sort of... When the car...

There is a temp gauge.. sort of... When the car is warming up, there is an orange ring that appears around the tach. It indicates the max revs you should use before the vehicle warms up. It...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By canuckdon
To plasti-dip, would I have to remove the pieces...

To plasti-dip, would I have to remove the pieces , or just tape them off carefully?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-02-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By canuckdon
I've heard you can get it wrapped in vinyl, would...

I've heard you can get it wrapped in vinyl, would like to see that as mine all have the 'purple haze'.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-30-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By canuckdon
should work, maybe the radio volume got turned...

should work, maybe the radio volume got turned down during a call?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-30-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By canuckdon
Wav files are the best (for the 16 bit 44 kHz CD...

Wav files are the best (for the 16 bit 44 kHz CD format) and I have burned and played many on my 03 and 08 7's. But they do need to be created as an audio CD and not just data. i.e. you can't just...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By canuckdon
I'm pretty sure that's just oil level it's...

I'm pretty sure that's just oil level it's showing. The service page in idrive will tell you when you need to change the oil (which is based mostly on miles, but also on driving style I think) If you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By canuckdon
It's your oil level. when you get to the bottom...

It's your oil level. when you get to the bottom you can add a litre. It carries 9 litres so no need to keep it right at the top.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-17-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By canuckdon
Actually, I have two dip sticks, the SA at the...

Actually, I have two dip sticks, the SA at the dealership, and the one for checking the oil level ;)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By canuckdon
There's always the dip stick (at least on any...

There's always the dip stick (at least on any E65/66 I've seen)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-03-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By canuckdon
When the cars secondary electric cooling fan...

When the cars secondary electric cooling fan kicks in, it blows air out under the drivers side fender, I notice it regularly.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By canuckdon
mine is

mine is
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-18-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By canuckdon
Sounds like weep hole leak, try doing a search,...

Sounds like weep hole leak, try doing a search, very common problem with a few ways to fix it.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-07-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By canuckdon
I've always loved your red 7. very rare.

I've always loved your red 7. very rare.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-07-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By canuckdon
Smile Ruby black metallic, Champagne merino leather,...

Ruby black metallic, Champagne merino leather, alcantara roof liner and piano black trim.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By canuckdon
had an 03 and now an 08 individual. Not sure...

had an 03 and now an 08 individual. Not sure there is a better car for my needs out there. Love the handling in a big car, and the luxury.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 02-25-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By canuckdon
If you will forgive an E66er. I find the gauge...

If you will forgive an E66er. I find the gauge measurement pretty inaccurate. remember temperature effects volume, so in the cold you do have less oil on startup. I find the dipstick is the only...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 02-12-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,562
Posted By canuckdon
Are you going to BMW Gallery or Calgary BMW? I...

Are you going to BMW Gallery or Calgary BMW? I know Elise at Calgary BMW is an excellent SA, but overall there service manager likes to deflect and pretend he doesn't know about
common problems....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-03-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By canuckdon
sorry, didn't ask the dealer for fear of the...

sorry, didn't ask the dealer for fear of the diagnostic charges. I think I will try the MAF cleaner when things warm up here.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-03-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By canuckdon
+1, any movement defeats the auto function, just...

+1, any movement defeats the auto function, just make sure the knobs are on the step.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-23-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,174
Posted By canuckdon
go seahawks!! Sherman would fit on this board...

go seahawks!! Sherman would fit on this board pretty well.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-23-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By canuckdon
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By canuckdon
I have a similar symptom, but it's most...

I have a similar symptom, but it's most noticeable when coasting down hill. The revs vary from about 1700 to 2000, with a resulting pulsating deceleration that is a couple of seconds in period. I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-10-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By canuckdon
You probably already know that the center console...

You probably already know that the center console has a switch to allow air to flow into it, so if it's a warm day and the ac is on, it keeps it pretty cool in there.
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