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Forum: General BMW 04-23-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By A4427
Anyone? :-) I cannot believe that NYC drivers are...

Anyone? :-) I cannot believe that NYC drivers are dent-free and nobody has an experience with this :-)
Forum: General BMW 04-22-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By A4427
Paintless dent repair in NY

Dear All :-)

Someone (looks like it was a taxi driver, judging by yellow paint color) dented my front passenger door while car was parked... Can this dent be repaired? The paint is not cracked,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
Posted By A4427
Thank you again!!! ...Spent time reading his...

Thank you again!!! ...Spent time reading his posts - extremely detail oriented!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
Posted By A4427
Thank you very much for the reply apw2607. The...

Thank you very much for the reply apw2607. The sound on mine is "choppy" and distorted. I am convinced that this is an amp problem (most likely design issue as system is heavily downgraded) :-(

I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
Posted By A4427
Unhappy Dude, where is my amp?!!!!!!!

My 2009 e70 has basic sound system - 4 mid-range speakers and 2 sub-woofers and I just realized that amp slot in the trunk is empty! Per RealOem for models of this year I should have a minimum of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By A4427
2009 e70 base sound

Well, I have a downgraded system on my x5 (4 middle range speakers and 2 subwoofers, no middle channel) and the clarity of sound is very disappointing. As I did not want to spent 4K to do a complete...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,324
Posted By A4427
BTW, below is reply to my question to Yokohama...

BTW, below is reply to my question to Yokohama regarding the RFT vs non-RFT tire pressure - FYI. Hmmm, I still think that 32/32 would be too low for non RTFs. My e65 (car of approx. same weight) with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By A4427
You can simply remove disk from top slot and...

You can simply remove disk from top slot and re-test. On my side this happens when no CD is present in the top media drive. Since the only disk available to the system is NAV DVD it is very clear of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By A4427
NAV DVD is spinning on mine when I unlock car as...

NAV DVD is spinning on mine when I unlock car as well. Sounds like it is trying to get data from different locations on disk. Sometimes it starts when I drive but quickly calms down. Design...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,324
Posted By A4427
100% Agree. I've changed flats on my e65 at least...

100% Agree. I've changed flats on my e65 at least 3 times in a couple of years (had a full size spare in the trunk) and looks like original tools made with too much of space-saving in BMW mind. Guess...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,324
Posted By A4427
Thank you all very much! Since Conti...

Thank you all very much!
Since Conti ExtremeContact DWS are still out of stock, looked at Toyo Proxies STII and Michelin Latitude Tour HP's. Ended up with set of Yokohama Avid Envigor tires......
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,324
Posted By A4427
Continental Extremecontact DWS - Availability

As many of you trying to replace original RFTs to a good set of new tires...
Looks like Continental Extremecontact DWS are one of the best - looking for 255/55/18 but Tirerack, TreadDepot and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By A4427
2009 E70 headlights hazy from the inside

Dear All! :)

The headlights on 2009 x5 (E70) are getting hazy from the inside. Trying to clean or replace it. Is this is a correct part# (REPAIR KIT HEADLIGHT 63127195535)? Based on diagram from...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-11-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,777
Posted By A4427
FYI: While searching found this: "2004-2005 BMW...

FYI: While searching found this: "2004-2005 BMW 745i Catalytic Converter - Benchmark - Direct OE replacement" - $465. Not my year but might be helpful for someone...
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-10-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,777
Posted By A4427
Also noticed that lost around 4mpg in consumption...

Also noticed that lost around 4mpg in consumption immediately after changing post-cat sensor on bank 2 (which should not affect it at all) It is now around 12mpg - City... Something is definitely...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-10-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,777
Posted By A4427
Thank you everyone for answers...! If this...

Thank you everyone for answers...!

If this is converter itself, any idea of where I can get OEM one cheap? RealOem shows $1270 for "Rmfd exhaust manifold with catalyst"... :-(

Still, Bank 1...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-10-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,777
Posted By A4427
Unhappy Code P0430 after catalytic converter replaced

Dear All!

Trying to resolve this issue for some time now:( I've got "Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)" code and replaced after-cat O2 sensor as first troubleshooting step. Code...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-22-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,307
Posted By A4427
More info: ...

More info:

http://www.x431.com/pdtdesc/pdtDescAction.do
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-22-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,307
Posted By A4427
Bavarian Technic is only going to work with BMW...

Bavarian Technic is only going to work with BMW cars...

FYI: My indy shop is using this: Launch X-431 Scan Tool

http://www.x431.com/
http://www.toolrage.com/prodView.asp?sku=LAU-301020081
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-22-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,307
Posted By A4427
Just spoke with Actron tech support. They...

Just spoke with Actron tech support. They recommended CP9180 - $229 OBDII scanner. According to tech: Reads and translates most of generic and manufacturer specific codes. Has ability to reset Check...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-22-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,307
Posted By A4427
Best diagnostic tool/scanner

Looking for diagnostic tool/scanner that can read/diagnose/reset not only generic codes but BMW specific codes as well. Also wanted to have ability to use it with other car brands.

Any...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-14-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,419
Posted By A4427
Update: A/C issue was due to failed auxiliary fan...

Update: A/C issue was due to failed auxiliary fan motor. After replacing - started to work. Thermostat is OK now as well - No "stuck open" code.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-03-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,419
Posted By A4427
A/C, Thermostat, Cooling Fan Problems

I’ve searched forum for similar issue (collection of issues actually) but found nothing similar, unfortunately…: -( Replacing parts below could be expensive (car is off warranty) and I am trying to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-24-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By A4427
Sound clarity - problem returns

OK, here is my story...

Some time ago I've noticed that sound system (NON L7) is not producing clear and deep sound anymore. Especially on high frequencies. Came to one of dealerships in the area,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-04-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By A4427
That's the way I usually do that, cool with me ;)...

That's the way I usually do that, cool with me ;) But all ppl are different and even good tip is not going to make person more knowledgeable and responsible. Stimulation helps, but in my experience...
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