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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-08-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Ltmax
All I can tell you is that two of my 750's had...

All I can tell you is that two of my 750's had trouble filling up, the first one I swapped out the charcoal canister and problem went away, the second one was doing the same thing and after I changed...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-07-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By Ltmax
The modules didn't set a code saying the abs unit...

The modules didn't set a code saying the abs unit was bad, the code was right front wheel speed sensor fault. The circuitry inside the abs module was causing the problem.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-07-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Ltmax
Check your CCV diaphragms first, sometimes when...

Check your CCV diaphragms first, sometimes when they are split they will cause the problem or make it worse.

If they are good then you need to replace the charcoal filter.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-07-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Ltmax
May work for a little while but once the exhaust...

May work for a little while but once the exhaust valve seals get old, hard and brittle from all the heat and start leaking the only way to really fix the problem is to replace them.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-07-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By Ltmax
One of my 2008 750's gave me the exact same...

One of my 2008 750's gave me the exact same problem, it was setting codes for front wheel speed sensor. Put a new sensor in and the codes never went away. Of course the dash was lit up like a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-06-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Ltmax
Wouldn't recommend a complete fluid flush but do...

Wouldn't recommend a complete fluid flush but do think you really should drop the pan and valve body to change out the sealing sleeve, bridge seal, pan and filter.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-14-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ltmax
Alternator Gasket is leaking not a fun fix but...

Alternator Gasket is leaking not a fun fix but from those pictures it's pretty clear that it needs to be replaced.

Good luck
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Ltmax
Check you crankcase vent valve diaphragms, that's...

Check you crankcase vent valve diaphragms, that's most likely problem. Just use a small screwdriver or pick to help unsnap the cover and lift them out and if they are torn replace them and your back...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,963
Posted By Ltmax
The last cheap e-bay gasket that I installed...

The last cheap e-bay gasket that I installed originally in May had to be replaced in October and when I pulled it out it felt like a piece of old salt water taffy instead of a nearly new soft pliable...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ltmax
Looks pretty dry on top of the alternator and wet...

Looks pretty dry on top of the alternator and wet below. There is a pretty good chance all it needs right now is the alternator bracket seal.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ltmax
I'm hearing that BMW never changed the gasket...

I'm hearing that BMW never changed the gasket material. All I can say is the last pair I purchased felt much softer than ones used in the past. Guess I'll know in 5 years or so if they did or...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ltmax
That stinks Good luck

That stinks

Good luck
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-09-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By Ltmax
Don't think the vacuum pump would cause that...

Don't think the vacuum pump would cause that fault but any leak on these cars is problematic. Well worth the $15 for both new O-rings.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-09-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By Ltmax
May want to try running a bottle of Cataclean...

May want to try running a bottle of Cataclean before going any further. For $20 it's worth a shot.

If that doesn't fix it you should replace the two downstream O2 sensors (closest to the tailpipe...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-09-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Ltmax
It's kind of funny that it's misfiring on the...

It's kind of funny that it's misfiring on the front two cylinders on each side. That may indicate a vacuum leak or bad CCV.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-09-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Ltmax
Check for split diaphragms in your CCV's. That's...

Check for split diaphragms in your CCV's. That's one of the most likely culprits.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-08-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,963
Posted By Ltmax
Well I guess I'm wrong. They sure do feel...

Well I guess I'm wrong. They sure do feel different, much softer and pliable than all the others I've used in the past.

Sorry guys for putting out bad information:confused:

I guess I'll know...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-07-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Ltmax
Mileage seems to be 100k and up but some have had...

Mileage seems to be 100k and up but some have had problems much earlier than that.

Best thing you can do to prolong having problems is do not go more than 8k miles or 12 months between oil changes...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-07-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Ltmax
No 745's sold in the United States came with a 6...

No 745's sold in the United States came with a 6 cylinder engine. They were all the N62 8 cylinder. The 2002-2005 models had many common problems that proved costly over the years especially the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-06-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,963
Posted By Ltmax
The part numbers didn't change but the material...

The part numbers didn't change but the material did. Now I'm no salesman for BMW or expert by any means on the manufacturing processes or changes but from what I've read the newer gaskets are made...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-06-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By Ltmax
How old is your battery? If it's 4 years or...

How old is your battery? If it's 4 years or older it may be the problem especially if the fault only pops up when it's cold.

The 50+ computer modules in our cars don't like powering up properly...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-06-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,963
Posted By Ltmax
For anyone thinking about doing this job wanted...

For anyone thinking about doing this job wanted to give another tip. They recently changed the valve cover gasket material BMW uses and the new stuff is much higher quality and should theoretically...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-06-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By Ltmax
Wow, $4,700 plus in repairs recommended. ...

Wow, $4,700 plus in repairs recommended.

They don't call them stealerships for nothing.

Run away as fast as you can from those crooks and find a good independent shop.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-06-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Ltmax
The second CCV is in the middle of the hose that...

The second CCV is in the middle of the hose that has foam insulation covering it that runs from the middle of the intake manifold to the valve cover on the passenger side of the engine. Just peel...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-05-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Ltmax
That sounds like timing chain or vanos noise. If...

That sounds like timing chain or vanos noise. If it's ever been run low on oil or has near 200k miles on it I'd suspect a damaged/worn timing chain guide.

If not you may want to check the vanos...
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