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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-25-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Ltmax
I'd suspect a vacuum leak of some sort before...

I'd suspect a vacuum leak of some sort before anything else. May start by checking the air inlet hose between the air filters and the intake manifold as they usually spilt underneath, then check the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-24-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Ltmax
Others have said in the past that these cars are...

Others have said in the past that these cars are like dating a supermodel, very high maintenance but absolutely worth all the hassle if you can afford them:thumbup: That pretty much sums it up...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-24-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Ltmax
The seats are leather, personally having tried...

The seats are leather, personally having tried just about every leather cleaner out there, I really like the Surf City Voodoo blend leather rejuvenator it's got great additives and doesn't leave a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Ltmax
Correct

Correct
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Ltmax
That other hose you ordered that goes under the...

That other hose you ordered that goes under the intake manifold is always a good one to swap out and it's not too difficult to get to.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Ltmax
You can't go wrong with something like a 528i...

You can't go wrong with something like a 528i they will run reliably for years and are plenty fast.

Just try to avoid the 8 cylinder N62 engines and turbocharged models as they are all trouble...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Ltmax
Don't get me wrong, I really like these cars...

Don't get me wrong, I really like these cars (owned 5 of them 2006-2008 750i/750li) but don't remember ever going more than 3-4 months between serious repairs.

If you are very mechanically...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Ltmax
and mechatronics sealing sleeve

and mechatronics sealing sleeve
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Ltmax
I wish it was that easy, unlike most cars where...

I wish it was that easy, unlike most cars where if it's been well taken care of you usually won't have too many problems, most of the issues with these cars are caused by age and much higher than...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Ltmax
They don't have the solenoids, pistons, springs,...

They don't have the solenoids, pistons, springs, check balls or the bonded separator plate.

Zip kits have all the usual valve body soft parts that wear out and any other common failure prone...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By Ltmax
Wouldn't recommend buying it at this point in...

Wouldn't recommend buying it at this point in your life. While these are beautiful to look at and drive, after nearly a decade, they have proven to be horrendously unreliable and will most likely...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Ltmax
The mechatronic rebuild isn't too difficult as...

The mechatronic rebuild isn't too difficult as long as you take your time and follow the zip kit instructions to the letter and use a decent torque wrench.

There are some upgrades in most zip...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Ltmax
Since installing the low temp thermostats in my...

Since installing the low temp thermostats in my BMW's, I've been very happy with the results.

You may have a tough time completely getting all the water out of your system required before...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Ltmax
I've used Sonnax trans parts for years and never...

I've used Sonnax trans parts for years and never had a problem with them, they are as good or better than OEM in my opinion and they are well known for selling upgraded parts (zip kits etc..) that...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Ltmax
Don't think you'll be disappointed with the non...

Don't think you'll be disappointed with the non OEM rotors as long as you get ones that are zinc coated so they don't look all rusty after a few weeks.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-23-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Ltmax
I'd seriously consider replacing the mechatronic...

I'd seriously consider replacing the mechatronic seal and bridge seal while you have the transmission pan off. They are notorious for going bad and I bet once you get them out you will find yours...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-21-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Ltmax
Lot's of ZF 6HP26's come with metal transmission...

Lot's of ZF 6HP26's come with metal transmission fluid pans from the factory on Jags, Land Rovers, etc.. You shouldn't have any trouble using one at all.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-21-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Ltmax
I got a great set of zinc plated rotors and...

I got a great set of zinc plated rotors and ceramic pads from Urban auto parts (ebay shipped from Canada) last fall for less than $100 and the quality has been great. Got 5k miles on them already...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-21-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Ltmax
I'm pretty sure that's an 08 not an 09. Unless...

I'm pretty sure that's an 08 not an 09. Unless the previous owner can show that the valve stem seals have been replaced, I wouldn't even think of purchasing it until you let it run for 5 minutes and...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-13-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Ltmax
Take a meter and observe your batter voltage...

Take a meter and observe your batter voltage prior to start, and for the first few minutes after you start it up. Think you will see that the transmission errors are being caused by weak battery,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-07-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 783
Posted By Ltmax
It's wise to change them but they aren't usually...

It's wise to change them but they aren't usually the cause of all the transmission problems.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-07-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Ltmax
Remove the splash shied behind right front tire...

Remove the splash shied behind right front tire and clear the rubber drain flap that allows the firewall tray under the windshield to drain. Very common problem.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-07-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Ltmax
Sounds like you've got the typical bad valve stem...

Sounds like you've got the typical bad valve stem seals letting oil into the cylinders gumming up the valves with carbon causing intermittent compression issues and fouling plugs causing random...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-01-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By Ltmax
I do have the instructions, will try to scan them...

I do have the instructions, will try to scan them in and e-mail them to you if you pm me a good e-mail.

If your reasonably mechanically inclined it's not that difficult of a job. About 3-4 on a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-08-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 29,146
Posted By Ltmax
I'm delighted when my used 7 doesn't suffer a...

I'm delighted when my used 7 doesn't suffer a costly breakdown every couple of months...
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