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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-11-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By RichardParry
I found the part - from a UK BMW dealer - They...

I found the part - from a UK BMW dealer - They had a website which sold all sorts of parts - the only one I could find.

It cost 35 delivered for the metal bit, which is all I needed. It's not the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-11-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By RichardParry
Okies - A new update on this one. Got the...

Okies - A new update on this one.

Got the car on a ramp and it was a small connecting rod which goes from the wishbone to the sensor. The rear was fine, but the front had snapped. Basically the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-10-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By RichardParry
Quick update on this one. Just started the car in...

Quick update on this one. Just started the car in the dark. Both headlights do "self test", but only ever such a small movement - definitely not what they used to do. Both headlights do the same, so...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By RichardParry
Also just curious - does the self leveling system...

Also just curious - does the self leveling system have anything to level the headlights other than the pot-based sensors attached to the wheels? E.g. is there a mercury switch or similar so it knows...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-10-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By RichardParry
2005 E65 750i Sport - Headlight Self Leveling Issue

Hi All!

Another day, another small problem with my 2005 750i Sport.

It's getting darker in the evenings now and noticed my lights aren't illuminating much of the road - thought nothing of it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By RichardParry
Unhappy 1998 528i - Engine won't rev over 2200 RPM

Hi All,

I wonder if you could help please. I am helping my father in law as he is having some trouble with his 1998 528i BMW.

The car has been working fine for many years, but all of sudden...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-28-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,459
Posted By RichardParry
Thanks for the reply. I have read that it...

Thanks for the reply.

I have read that it could also be the guides that have gone, but have seen other forum users have had the old guides bored out and new ones fitted, so this doesn't seem too...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-23-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By RichardParry
Thanks so much Stuart. I will try eBay for the...

Thanks so much Stuart. I will try eBay for the INPA kit - would definitely help me diagnose this and future issues!

I did look at the sensors on eBay, but last time I looked they were all second...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-23-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By RichardParry
BMW e65 750i Auto Box Issue

Hi All,

I wonder if you could help please. I have an issue with the gearbox on my 2005 E65 750i UK spec. Car has done 129k miles with annual servicing.

In normal drive it works absolutely fine...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-23-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By RichardParry
BMW e65 750i PDC Issue

Hi All,

I have seen this covered many times, but I have a PDC alert on my 2005 E65 750i UK spec.

When starting the car it immediately alerts the PDC has failed, and no visual/audio alerts will...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-23-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,459
Posted By RichardParry
BMW e65 750i Valve Stem Oil Leak Issue

Hi All,

I wonder if you could help please.

I have a 2005 UK BMW E65 750i with the N62B48 engine. It has what I have been advised as a valve stem oil seal leak on one of the banks. It's been an...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-29-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By RichardParry
Thank you everyone for your replies. I have...

Thank you everyone for your replies.

I have had a look through Keif's online tutorial (forum post) and the photos on Flickr.

I am certainly no mechanic, and only worked on more basic engines...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-26-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By RichardParry
Forgot to mention I have already tried Forte Seal...

Forgot to mention I have already tried Forte Seal Conditioner. Made no difference at all in relation to the smoking issue, although did make the low acceleration slightly smoother.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-26-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By RichardParry
Exclamation '05 750i - Smoking - Help

Hi All,

I have a '05 750i - 133k miles (N62B48 engine - 4.8ltr)

Around 100k miles it started smoking at idle - so when you would rev or pull away after sitting in say traffic it would blow a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By RichardParry
Any ideas on how to diagnose this?

Any ideas on how to diagnose this?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By RichardParry
PDC Faulty - 320Ci Auto - How to diagnose?

Hi All - Wonder if you could help me out here. The parking sensors on my 2001 320Ci Auto stopped working a week ago, giving a continuous bleep (for around 2-3 seconds) whenever I engage reverse gear...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,035
Posted By RichardParry
No probs - Unfortunately that was the problem I...

No probs - Unfortunately that was the problem I had, or rather they replaced the Cam Position Sensor and Crank Position sensor, but it still had the stalling problem - What they didn't say was that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,035
Posted By RichardParry
Yes, this is how the garage I used found what to...

Yes, this is how the garage I used found what to replace - I guess it's the only way to know on a computer managed engine, as so many things can cause problems.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,035
Posted By RichardParry
I would suggest getting a garage to look at both...

I would suggest getting a garage to look at both the Intake and Exhaust Cam Position sensors and the Crank Position Sensor. I had to replace all 3x, and the problem has gone away since then.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By RichardParry
Arghh, what a nighrmare this has turned into! ...

Arghh, what a nighrmare this has turned into!

Garage replaced the cam intake sensor, but wasn't sure they also replaced the exhaust, as it looks like a new part! Either way, they've had it since...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By RichardParry
320Ci Auto Stalling Problems

Hi All

Following a previous post in relation to the stalling problems I am having with my 2001 320Ci Auto, I can confirm that unfortunately after having it spend the majority of the time at an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,035
Posted By RichardParry
Righty, well i've just been advised the garage...

Righty, well i've just been advised the garage that there were two fault codes logged, the cam position sensor and the crank position sensor - they're going to fit the cam position, and waiting back...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,035
Posted By RichardParry
Thank you for the reply - Sounds exactly the...

Thank you for the reply - Sounds exactly the problems I am having - It did it earlier today, was running fine - switched off for 5 mins while I popped into see a client, then it ran sluggish and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,035
Posted By RichardParry
Sounds like this could be the problem. I am...

Sounds like this could be the problem. I am getting the codes read on Monday so hopefully this should identify the problem. Was it expensive for this part to be replaced?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,035
Posted By RichardParry
Righty - I assume a CVV is a relatively low-cost...

Righty - I assume a CVV is a relatively low-cost fix? There is more of a whoosing (to be technical) noise from the manifold area than a whistle - it's always there, whether the car is running well or...
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