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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-08-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 129,329
Posted By rippjd
Nice write-up! Not to get off topic, but is that...

Nice write-up! Not to get off topic, but is that a fire extinguisher mount? Looks almost factory.

For those that don't like modifying their 54 pin housing, you can purchase the 'Z-code' version...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-16-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,518
Posted By rippjd
Your local BMW dealer is no help as it appears...

Your local BMW dealer is no help as it appears BMW NA does not support a retrofit in North America. A kits exists Europe for your F02 according to the part catalog. At a minimum you need:
66 21 2...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By rippjd
I'm interested to know their 'solution'. I've had...

I'm interested to know their 'solution'. I've had the below fault for several months, but don't trust throwing a $450 sensor at the issue will solve the problem. I have removed the sensor, cleaned it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,169
Posted By rippjd
As mentioned earlier in the Warranty and...

As mentioned earlier in the Warranty and Maintenance Manual, you want a "low-ash synthetic oil meeting BMW's LL-04 specifications"

Based on the attached, the Castrol SLX Professional OE 5W-30 has...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-11-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By rippjd
Here are some related release notes from ISTA/P...

Here are some related release notes from ISTA/P and ISTA/D (I found this from another forum and removed info not related to the M57):

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ISTA/P 3.54.3
- New I-levels for the E90...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-16-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 129,329
Posted By rippjd
As requested by Post #539.

As requested by Post #539.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-15-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,019
Posted By rippjd
This is an old thread, but I thought this was...

This is an old thread, but I thought this was another interesting solution to adding a monitor for rear seat passengers. With proper planning, I believe this could be accomplished with other overhead...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,757
Posted By rippjd
For what it's worth, the Valvoline DEF in a 2.5...

For what it's worth, the Valvoline DEF in a 2.5 gallon jug with a flexible pour nozzle is $10 at Napa. It meets ISO 22241 specification.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-01-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By rippjd
Nice collection for the X5 35d. Thanks for...

Nice collection for the X5 35d. Thanks for hosting!

I found one I forgot: SIB 16 03 10. I added it to Post #2.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By rippjd
And here are some more... I will update the...

And here are some more...
I will update the thread sometime in 2015 with newer SIBs. I hope this helps with troubleshooting.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-29-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By rippjd
List of SIB (Service Information Bulletins) for M57 in US spec E70 & E90

Earlier this year I did a query for all Service Information Bulletins against the M57 Diesel engine in the E70 X5. Attached are my results. Most are relevant to the M57 when installed in an E90...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-31-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By rippjd
My passenger seat occupancy mat was replaced at...

My passenger seat occupancy mat was replaced at no cost in Canada. It depends entirely on what fault code is recorded.
Otherwise the quote was $1200 if the fault code wasn't in the Service Info...
Forum: Exterior 09-06-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By rippjd
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-01-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By rippjd
Attached is one of BMW's procedures using the...

Attached is one of BMW's procedures using the recirculation mode...
Forum: Exterior 09-01-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By rippjd
BMW Alpina front spoiler,for 2002 - 2008 745i, 750i, 760i, NEW in box

I have for sale a genuine Alpina Front Spoiler, made in Germany, Type 743. This can be installed on a BMW 745i , 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, or 760Li from model year 2002 through 2008.

This is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,014
Posted By rippjd
Yes, the TREAD act could come into play here... ...

Yes, the TREAD act could come into play here...
https://batxcr1.bmwcenternet.com/lib/Manuals/ElectronicWarrantyManual/BMW_Car_Wty_Manual/sec5/tread_act_customer_reimbursement.htm

In case the URL...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-31-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,014
Posted By rippjd
Attached is a copy of the SIB mentioned above......

Attached is a copy of the SIB mentioned above... After ordering a replacement center partition (which now has the flexible rubber "wings") I don't see a need for the butyl rubber cord as described in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-08-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By rippjd
Just to rule out noise generated from a slipping...

Just to rule out noise generated from a slipping serpentine belt, you can pour water on the belt when it is squeaking.
If the pitch changes, it could be the belt or a component that is difficult to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-03-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By rippjd
I purchased the special tooling and posted photos...

I purchased the special tooling and posted photos in the DIY section. They make it very easy to remove the handles.
Thread was started by "ebelony"


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By rippjd
Failing solenoids should log a fault code. You...

Failing solenoids should log a fault code. You can check their resistance after you remove the mechatronics assembly.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-23-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By rippjd
I posted an "accessories" thread in the DIY...

I posted an "accessories" thread in the DIY section that has the part number.


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Forum: 7 Series DIY 07-03-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,554
Posted By rippjd
One area that was not clear to me was how the MMI...

One area that was not clear to me was how the MMI would handle the BMW iPod interface if you had a DVD changer (multimedia changer) with its menu enabled up front. Normally if you have any CD's...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By rippjd
I took apart a thigh extension motor in an E60....

I took apart a thigh extension motor in an E60. Same as above. Plastic gear broken in two.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-02-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By rippjd
One of the stickies has a link to all the service...

One of the stickies has a link to all the service training literature I posted. It's several hundred pages of PDF.


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Forum: 7 Series DIY 05-28-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 30,785
Posted By rippjd
Your text looks correct. Perhaps it is where you...

Your text looks correct. Perhaps it is where you placed the text within each of the 3 files?
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