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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 08-27-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Patton63
Recommendations for Independent Service Shop in Northern Virginia?

Can anyone recommend a good independent shop in Northern Virginia to work on a 2008 650i six-speed? Looks like I may need to have a clutch replaced.

Thanks in advance - I appreciate your help.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 08-27-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Patton63
Clutch is slipping on six-speed -- Questions on Replacement

I have a six-speed 2008 650i with just under 50k on the odometer. Recently I noticed that there was some hesitation as I was accelarating. Took the car into the dealer for regular service and had...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-09-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By Patton63
I had all three resonators removed, an x-pipe...

I had all three resonators removed, an x-pipe installed, and kept the stock mufflers (a pretty standard set-up for this mod) and absollutely love it. It is louder, but not obnoxiously so (either...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-06-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Patton63
I do. I've had it for about 18 months. I just...

I do. I've had it for about 18 months. I just had to have the radiator fan replaced and was quite frustrated for a couple days. But, I love this car. Convertible, six speed, and in the exact...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-06-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Patton63
I would buy the '08. The lower miles and...

I would buy the '08. The lower miles and warranty would outweigh the year for me. I have an '08 and love it.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-05-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Patton63
To bring this story full circle: My SA called on...

To bring this story full circle: My SA called on Wednesday night and said the car was done. I couldn't get to the dealer before it closed, so I had to pick it up this morning - she said the keys...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-04-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Patton63
I know - both cars have been extremely reliable...

I know - both cars have been extremely reliable and have never given me any problem. I'm sure I'll calm down when I pick the 650 up in the morning, but at the moment, my emotions are running high. ...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-04-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Patton63
I am not happy that the warranty provider did not...

I am not happy that the warranty provider did not cover the oil or coolant flush. That said, I'm still having them done. Perhaps it is unwarranted, but my fear is that the oil will degrade faster...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-03-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Patton63
Just heard back from the SA. The warranty...

Just heard back from the SA. The warranty provider will cover the cost of replacing the fan, but not the cost of replacing the oil or the coolant flush.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-03-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Patton63
The Service Advisor just called and said that the...

The Service Advisor just called and said that the fault codes show that the fan failed, which caused the overheat. They also received a code showing that the oil became too hot and should be...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-02-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Patton63
MD to Tysons - I feel your pain. Traffic here...

MD to Tysons - I feel your pain. Traffic here gets worse every year. I also agree that, if you have a 650 here, you need a second car.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-02-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Patton63
What a week - two cars down

Well, this hasn't been the most enjoyable automotive week. I have two cars: an '07Nissan Pathfinder and a 650i convertible (with DC weather and traffic, two cars is almost a must if one of them is a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-02-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Patton63
It isn't too bad. My commute is up and down Rt....

It isn't too bad. My commute is up and down Rt. 95 and I leave at times when traffic is manageable. I have an old Nissan Pathfinder that I drive when it looks really bad on the roads or the weather...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-28-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Patton63
Maybe a little:). I looked for a six speed...

Maybe a little:). I looked for a six speed convertible for a while and am so happy that I waited.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-28-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Patton63
All of these threads about how to manipulate the...

All of these threads about how to manipulate the different settings on the automatic transmissions remind me how happy I am to have a manual six-speed. Nothng better than a clutch and stick-shift in...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-26-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Patton63
I can't speak to the sound from an H-pipe, as I...

I can't speak to the sound from an H-pipe, as I had an X-pipe installed when I had the three resonators deleted. I wouldn't go so far as to say that the X-pipe gives the 650 an F-1 sound. Frankly,...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-05-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Patton63
I have the BMW mobility kit in the trunk and a...

I have the BMW mobility kit in the trunk and a spare tire with integrated jack on order.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-02-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Patton63
I had the OEM runflats from BMW.

I had the OEM runflats from BMW.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-01-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Patton63
I have seen the light - new, non-RF tires!

I just picked up my '08 650i convertible after having a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports installed. The change in ride and handling as compared to the run flats is amazing. The car is even more...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 04-10-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,054
Posted By Patton63
'08 650 vertte! 40,000 miles. I have had it for...

'08 650 vertte! 40,000 miles. I have had it for just over one year and bought it with roughly 28,000 miles. I have done the normal oil change/maintenance and replaced the brakes (under warranty). ...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 04-04-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Patton63
I don't know. On this car, I think the dual tips...

I don't know. On this car, I think the dual tips look better than the quad. Of course, aesthetics are purely a matter of individual taste.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-03-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By Patton63
Recommend a detailing shop in Northern VA?

Can anyone recommend a detailing shop in Norther VA? The building I work at in DC has a detailing shop in the basement of the parking garage. They are fine for hand washes, but coming out of...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-03-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 65,943
Posted By Patton63
Can you post a video/sound clip? I've seen...

Can you post a video/sound clip? I've seen others comment on how loud this type of mod is. Would love to hear what it sounds like.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-03-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Patton63
Great video!

Great video!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-01-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Patton63
Convertible owner - can't wait for good weathe

I am someone who has always liked the cold weather and has never minded winter. Then, about a year ago, I bought a 650 convertible. Now, it seems like the winter will go on forever. I can't wait...
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