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Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 03-03-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,477
Posted By nanotech1
I'm thinking a 2006+ Arnage or Flying Spur. I...

I'm thinking a 2006+ Arnage or Flying Spur. I actually had a downpayment on an Arnage before this, but fell through due to undisclosed issues.

Just go the car back. Turbo oil feed seals were...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 02-21-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,477
Posted By nanotech1
I am taking my car in tomorrow for the same...

I am taking my car in tomorrow for the same problem. Drivetrain malfunction every time I start it cold. So annoying...these errors are why I sold my 745Li and 645ci. I am sick of the constant errors...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 11-10-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,188
Posted By nanotech1
I for one love long wheelbase vehicles. V12 has...

I for one love long wheelbase vehicles. V12 has always attracted me, but never have pulled the trigger on one. A 760Li, and a 612 would be my two vehicles of choice right now, both V12s.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 11-10-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,632
Posted By nanotech1
The only way to address these low ranges to have...

The only way to address these low ranges to have rapid charge infrastructure throughout the US. Seems like a cooperative agreement with the Big 3 + Tesla + Germans could make it happen quite easily,...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 11-10-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,749
Posted By nanotech1
To me it's not about the environment. It's about...

To me it's not about the environment. It's about less dependency on oil.

Good to have alternate technologies. Also, like any emerging technology, you can't use current models and infrastructure...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 11-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 25,449
Posted By nanotech1
I really hope that Tesla stays afloat. If the...

I really hope that Tesla stays afloat. If the infrastructure gets developed for rapid charge options throughout the country, my next purchase will be a Tesla or BMW (provided they make an equivalent...
Forum: General BMW 10-23-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,600
Posted By nanotech1
Yes, I shared my frustration on the 6, but...

Yes, I shared my frustration on the 6, but haven't had a chance on the 7. I will reconsider BMW if they don't add a spare going forward. I tried to get away from BMW after my 6, but the new TTV8 7...
Forum: General BMW 10-23-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,600
Posted By nanotech1
Can't stand them. Noisy and rough, and I've had...

Can't stand them. Noisy and rough, and I've had two flats on both my 6 and 7 series this year alone. 6 series cost me 6 hours and a $300 dollar tow because the tire only lasted 20 miles even at 50...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 10-21-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,223
Posted By nanotech1
Can't stand the run-flats. I will be switching...

Can't stand the run-flats. I will be switching next season to something non RF.

Just last week I was in Rapid City, SD, when driver's side rear tire went "flat". Of course it was non repairable...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 08-25-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,248
Posted By nanotech1
Escort 8500 works great

Just tested my 8500 on a 300 mile ride. No false alarms, and the reception on K and Ka was excellent on the 3-4 highway patrol I saw. My E66 windshield never allowed the same reception of signal....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-25-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,970
Posted By nanotech1
Unless you have 5-10K in liquid funds at all...

Unless you have 5-10K in liquid funds at all times you don't mind spending on the car, get a warranty. I've had 10K in repairs in the last year. These cars are brutal. Weep hole, oil leaks,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-20-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,837
Posted By nanotech1
Love it! I've been eyeing a SR 340, but it...

Love it! I've been eyeing a SR 340, but it wouldn't compare with yours!:thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-20-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,586
Posted By nanotech1
Didn't find a cure this time. Found the dreaded...

Didn't find a cure this time. Found the dreaded weep hole instead along with F&R ball joints/control arms needing done some time. Yet another 3K down the hatch. Good news is BMW dealer actually...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-20-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,444
Posted By nanotech1
Plan on 3-6K/year on everything from transmission...

Plan on 3-6K/year on everything from transmission glitches, oil and coolant leaks, pumps, electrical issues, squeaks etc. If you need convinced, you'll hate every minute of it. If you love the car...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-19-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,586
Posted By nanotech1
I actually am due for a coolant service, so I'm...

I actually am due for a coolant service, so I'm getting that done today. I'll keep you posted if that helped.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-17-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,582
Posted By nanotech1
17 city, 25-27 interstate.

17 city, 25-27 interstate.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-16-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,586
Posted By nanotech1
DId you ever resolve this? I had the same thing...

DId you ever resolve this? I had the same thing happen today in stop and go traffic. 100F and stop and go, holding rpm until 5K before shifts, and then transmission overheat warning. I was too...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-10-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,468
Posted By nanotech1
You're exactly right. Another thing to be taken...

You're exactly right. Another thing to be taken away from this...if you go to the BMW dealer, and everything here was, be prepared to shell out 20-40% more on certain repairs.;)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-10-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,468
Posted By nanotech1
I agree it would depend on many variables, but...

I agree it would depend on many variables, but many of these issues aren't driving related IMO. They are electronic issues and minor annoying build quality issues. I would say transmission life and...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-09-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,468
Posted By nanotech1
Reality-Cost of owning a 7-series not under warranty

I'm sure this subject comes up often, and I figured I'd contribute.

The debate to buy a higher mileage car vs one under warranty can certainly save you money, but is it worth it? Hopefully this...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-09-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,723
Posted By nanotech1
I think it's stayed relatively constant, other...

I think it's stayed relatively constant, other than some oil leaks that all hit at the higher mileage. I'll try and put together a spreadsheet detailing what/when everything was done. It might take...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-09-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,723
Posted By nanotech1
It is spotless, without anything wrong currently....

It is spotless, without anything wrong currently. It is dirty in the pics...wheels were rechromed once. I will make an excel spreadsheet one of these days listing every repair since new. I think it...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-07-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,723
Posted By nanotech1
222XXX....one of the highest mileage ones I've...

222XXX....one of the highest mileage ones I've seen. I have all maintenance records and receipts since new. Total maintenance and repair costs not including warranty work...$30,500. Very interesting...
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