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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-01-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,341
Posted By dmacd
It is indeed related to the engine temperature....

It is indeed related to the engine temperature. As the bar gets smaller, it means the temp is increasing. When the light goes out, the engine has reached operating temperature. When you see the bar,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-26-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,450
Posted By dmacd
Becker Autosound are the manufacturer of the L7...

Becker Autosound are the manufacturer of the L7 amp and they offer repair service. The last time I checked it was about $700.00 but you get 6 months warranty. Here's a link....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-26-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By dmacd
If the gas cap was loose, and you tightened it,...

If the gas cap was loose, and you tightened it, it takes a few start cycles before the light will go off.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-26-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,650
Posted By dmacd
THe amp they are selling for $480 is NOT the...

THe amp they are selling for $480 is NOT the logic & amp, it is the HI FI amp. I looked up the part number they gave me on RealOEM.com and the picture that came up was the regular amp, not the Logic...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-08-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,650
Posted By dmacd
I got a defective unit from my dealer. One bass...

I got a defective unit from my dealer. One bass amp was faulty but the rest worked. It was plug and play, no programming needed. I still want a new one though, as I tried to fix it and made it worse....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-25-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By dmacd
Did you check the MOST ring in the glovebox?

Did you check the MOST ring in the glovebox?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-22-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By dmacd
New 7s are well over 100K in Canada so 60K is not...

New 7s are well over 100K in Canada so 60K is not bad. Dealer here wants 53K for a regular '07.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-11-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By dmacd
If you are referring to the CD changer in the...

If you are referring to the CD changer in the dash, it usually means a low battery if it starts cycling when you first turn the car on.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By dmacd
The amp has a cooling fan built in. Perhaps it...

The amp has a cooling fan built in. Perhaps it would overheat if the fan failed.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-22-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By dmacd
The iPhone has worked well for me and I intend to...

The iPhone has worked well for me and I intend to upgrade to the 4 as soon as I can. IMHO, the reason the iPhone is the one to have is the software support. No other platform has as many apps...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-14-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By dmacd
My dealer had the rubber refills at well under...

My dealer had the rubber refills at well under half the cost of all new blades. Still not cheap though, at around $45.00 Canadian. New blades were about $120.00. I installed the refills myself,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-13-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By dmacd
These cars are very complex and most independents...

These cars are very complex and most independents do not have the knowledge they need to diagnose problems. If you con't mind an hour's drive, I can recommend BMW Waterloo. The service manager there...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-07-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,573
Posted By dmacd
The new 5 is quite the beast. Went to the...

The new 5 is quite the beast. Went to the official unveiling this week, and had a look at the new one in the showroom. No, not a 7, but very nice, largely based on the 7 platform. Can't wait to try...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-21-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,132
Posted By dmacd
It's the bulb. The dealer will recommend...

It's the bulb. The dealer will recommend replacing both, since they are expensive and the labor is also high. It requires loosening the bumper to get at the bulbs. It can be done by an owner, but if...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-18-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By dmacd
My dealer has a 5 GT in the showroom. Apparently,...

My dealer has a 5 GT in the showroom. Apparently, it is mechanically identical to the 7, according to the service manager. It sure looks the same inside, and I am told the feature set is the same,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-11-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By dmacd
When you put the 7 on a dyno, you have to turn...

When you put the 7 on a dyno, you have to turn the DSC off, or it won't let the back wheels turn while the fronts are stationary. Having lots of warning lights on after the test is normal, since...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-16-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,688
Posted By dmacd
Your car likely has the rotation sensor, and each...

Your car likely has the rotation sensor, and each time you change tires or wheels, you need to reset the sensor. This is easily done through iDrive. The procedure is outlined in the owner's manual,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-30-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,615
Posted By dmacd
I recently installed a set of Bridgestone Turanza...

I recently installed a set of Bridgestone Turanza tires, with Serenity technology. They are all season, the handling is good and they are very quiet. I have them in the sizes you are looking at. The...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-03-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By dmacd
I have not checked this out, but most of the 6...

I have not checked this out, but most of the 6 disc players and cartridges were made by Pioneer, so try any car stereo shop to see if they are compatible. If they are thay will be a lot less than 57...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-27-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,705
Posted By dmacd
Most high performance tires are rated well over...

Most high performance tires are rated well over 150 mph. The real reason is to stop the German companies trying to have bragging rights about whose car is the fastest, which would lead to a lot of...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,168
Posted By dmacd
Regular is in one tank, premium in another. Mid...

Regular is in one tank, premium in another. Mid grade, the pump mixes from both tanks. Most newer cars will run OK on regular, because the computer will adjust timing to compensate, and as many have...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-04-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By dmacd
500 when warm. I also sometimes have rough...

500 when warm. I also sometimes have rough running when cold. I am told this is normal. It has not caused any problem, so I ignore it.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-28-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,887
Posted By dmacd
Nothing wrong with changing your oil as often as...

Nothing wrong with changing your oil as often as you want to, but are you guys saying you know more about the proper oil change interval than the engineers that designed the car? If BMW says 15k, why...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-06-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By dmacd
A real bummer, to be sure. I took my winter tires...

A real bummer, to be sure. I took my winter tires off a week ago, and now... I guess I will find out if the All Seasons I bought will work in snow. Ya gotta love Canada eh?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-02-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By dmacd
Michelins wear fast, are only fair in the wet,...

Michelins wear fast, are only fair in the wet, and useless in snow, so for those of us in the Great White North, they are not the best. Bridgestone has an excellent all season tire, the Turanza...
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