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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-30-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,558
Posted By PghRob
Happy Birthday indeed, and a classy tribute. I'm...

Happy Birthday indeed, and a classy tribute. I'm sure she's every bit as proud to have you as a grandson as you are of her. Cheers.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-29-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,819
Posted By PghRob
Suri, thanks for sharing! Sounds like a fantastic...

Suri, thanks for sharing! Sounds like a fantastic experience. I think I may have soon have $300 less than I do now!

Alee, great video. I agree with bluffrides. I don't think you needed that...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-29-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,044
Posted By PghRob
I really didn't think this thread would end up...

I really didn't think this thread would end up like this. I don't know how much of the original post is true, and frankly I don't care. I was entertained by reading it every bit as much as I've...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-29-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,044
Posted By PghRob
@Csmeance, I would 100% agree with what you said...

@Csmeance, I would 100% agree with what you said but I'm pretty sure that the OP's tongue was firmly planted in cheek and I thought the story was hilarious.

@Db750, I've also yet to find my...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-28-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,044
Posted By PghRob
Great story (as always). Just be sure to let the...

Great story (as always). Just be sure to let the trophy know that raising the sun shade as you drive away is the coup-de-grace. Bonus points if the sun is actually out.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-26-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By PghRob
Bill Ballon Automotive on 30-something in the...

Bill Ballon Automotive on 30-something in the Strip has a reputation to be really really good with BMWs, but also a little on the expensive side and often really backed up with appointments....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-26-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,300
Posted By PghRob
Agreed. Props to Broey750i for getting his 7...

Agreed. Props to Broey750i for getting his 7 prominently involved in the photography session (although one did involve parking in a handicapped zone to do it...you DO have a tag for that, right?)...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-23-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,352
Posted By PghRob
I used Color Coat, came out really well.

I used Color Coat, came out really well.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-14-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By PghRob
Nothing drives like a BMW. That, I think, is the...

Nothing drives like a BMW. That, I think, is the 7's only huge advantage between the two. The A8L is a terrific car, I'm not going to bash it here, and the AWD is really really good. Maybe that might...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-04-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,352
Posted By PghRob
An above poster mentioned "presidio" for the grey...

An above poster mentioned "presidio" for the grey interior. I bought a can on eBay for $10 plus a few to ship. So far I ripped out one piece and sprayed a test area on the underside, seems to be spot...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-28-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,075
Posted By PghRob
O2 sensor is very likely but obviously hard to...

O2 sensor is very likely but obviously hard to diagnose without knowing what codes pop up. I had an emission-related fault around 40k and it turned that I needed a new thermostat. Cheap fix, very...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-28-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By PghRob
Nic, congrats on the purchase. Yes, there are...

Nic, congrats on the purchase. Yes, there are lots of durability issues that are common to the '02, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you'll have any yourself.hMong is the same year and I can...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-28-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,273
Posted By PghRob
Sweet Jesus, you're the son of the Touchdown...

Sweet Jesus, you're the son of the Touchdown Maker?!?!?

I couldn't agree more that a 7 is waaaaaaaay too much car for anyone with a freshly minted license, pretty much for all of the reasons...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-14-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,968
Posted By PghRob
I totally agree with Pass427 regarding how they...

I totally agree with Pass427 regarding how they are in the snow. I have 19" Rossos on my 745i. They're a great summer tire and I think they're pretty good in the rain even, but I would strongly...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-03-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 84,521
Posted By PghRob
Hmm, probably not a good career move deciding to...

Hmm, probably not a good career move deciding to post immediately after THAT guy. But since you mentioned it, is there even one way to tell somebody you drive a BMW without seeming like a total...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-03-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 84,521
Posted By PghRob
I'm pretty new here, might as well introduce...

I'm pretty new here, might as well introduce myself.

With the wife last Christmas...310925

With our pet tiger ;)310926

I hope I did this right. I'm not known for my computer savvy. Anyhow,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-03-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,435
Posted By PghRob
'02 745i, 45k, couldn't be happier with how she...

'02 745i, 45k, couldn't be happier with how she runs (yes, I know...problems will be coming soon!)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By PghRob
+1 on the emblem. Is that an overlay or did you...

+1 on the emblem. Is that an overlay or did you actually find one to change out with the original? Where can I find one?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By PghRob
"BS Turanza is an amazing tire. After the...

"BS Turanza is an amazing tire. After the run-flats wore out I looked for the quietest and smoothest tire available and it seemed to be the Turanza. I'm not disappointed - these are amazing in every...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-26-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By PghRob
Thanks for the input. I looked at the Falkens but...

Thanks for the input. I looked at the Falkens but I get the impression that there's a little more road noise with them than I might like. I was very prepared to replace all four just because I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-26-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By PghRob
Please help newbie with tire questions

Hi everyone. Long-time listener, first-time caller. I've been lurking here for a couple of days now and thought I'd ask your opinions on choosing the right tires for me.

I have an '02 745i with...
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