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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-28-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 35,026
Posted By Robz_745
I think AGA should give every forum member a huge...

I think AGA should give every forum member a huge discount on the kit since their solution obviously uses ideas and methods that came directly from posts on this forum! If they don't I'd be really...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-14-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
I would be cautious putting any solvents throught...

I would be cautious putting any solvents throught the Air Pump (beneath the air cleaner box) or the Y pipe. Not sure what types of plastics are used and if the solvents would eat through them or...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-22-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,657
Posted By Robz_745
Mine was smoke after idling a bit (3+ mins) then ...

Mine was smoke after idling a bit (3+ mins) then accelerate.

Why would you consider doing only 1 side?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-22-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,657
Posted By Robz_745
1000 bucks is a great deal as long as your guy...

1000 bucks is a great deal as long as your guy knows what he's doing. 10 hours seems a bit optimistic though. I did the stem seals myself (not a mechanic) and there is a lot of parts to come off,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-29-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By Robz_745
Hi Stephen, sorry this didn't work for you. I...

Hi Stephen, sorry this didn't work for you. I fixed this on my car about a year ago. I wouldn't say that Seafoam was the magic solution or the only answer. I also used B12 Chemtool ($4 at local...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-03-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By Robz_745
Glad you posted. After I did my coolant pipe...

Glad you posted. After I did my coolant pipe last winter, I monitored the temp @ between 100 and 105C. Just last week I got a CEL and P0128 code that indicates the engine is running too cold / too...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-26-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By Robz_745
Don't need to pull the engine or the heads to...

Don't need to pull the engine or the heads to change the valve stem seals (at least not on a 745).

There's a DIY from Keif on this. I did it myself as well and I'm not a mechanic. Surprised a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-25-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,437
Posted By Robz_745
I had the white smoke at idle. Changed valve...

I had the white smoke at idle. Changed valve stem seals and problems gone. Spark plugs looked perfect - no oil. A quart of oil every other tank of gas is ridiculous and absolutely not normal. If...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-26-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 35,026
Posted By Robz_745
That's great news Fratan! Glad you also had...

That's great news Fratan! Glad you also had success. I'm still free of any codes as well and probably at least 3k miles in. I agree now that the fix worked (at least for 2 of us). Haven't had a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-20-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,452
Posted By Robz_745
I agree. I looked at all 3 options and settled...

I agree. I looked at all 3 options and settled on the AGA pipe. Cost more but I didn't want to do this 2x. I changed it myself and saved $ anyway but I still don't enjoy having my car apart. The...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-13-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
That's great news Fratan! Same here. I've put...

That's great news Fratan! Same here. I've put about 2000 miles with multiple daily cold starts on mine since the repair about 6wks ago. No signs of codes returning after it cleared itself! Might...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Robz_745
No need to remove. If I remember right, I...

No need to remove. If I remember right, I disconnected it and moved it down and to the right to get access to the timing cover bolt
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-11-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Robz_745
You don't need to remove or loosen the bracket. ...

You don't need to remove or loosen the bracket. I thought the same thing but there's enough room to get a socket in.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-27-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
Yeah I had a pretty interesting smoke show myself...

Yeah I had a pretty interesting smoke show myself after starting her up for the 1st time after this. I had people swerving around me and pedestrians grabbing their heads and giving me an "Holy...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-26-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
That's great. Hope the problems solved. I did...

That's great. Hope the problems solved. I did not reset my Ses. It went out on it's own after a couple days. My obd scanner won't sync with the 7.
I'll try to get started on a DIY. I've been...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-25-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
Sounds like you have the same situation I had. I...

Sounds like you have the same situation I had. I continued to soak - use cable - air compressor over a 2-3 day period until I finally got air to blow through. I probably forgot to mention this...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-25-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
Can you clarify what u mean by tailpipe? Do you...

Can you clarify what u mean by tailpipe? Do you mean when you put air through the sa pipe on drivers side of engine you get no air coming out of either of the tailpipes? When u put air through pass...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
I only removed the air valves. I left the pipe...

I only removed the air valves. I left the pipe that goes to the head on. Getting the cable through the pipe was a little hard to do but I kept at it until it made it past the bends in the pipe.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-23-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
Can't remember the exact size of the cable I...

Can't remember the exact size of the cable I bought 3/16" comes to mind. It's pretty stiff and took some persuasion to get through the bends and corners of the tube. Just need to work it.

When...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-22-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
U should be able to feel the air coming out the...

U should be able to feel the air coming out the tailpipe if it's clear.
You'll smell the solvent too ! I had a rubber grommet on the end of my air nozzle to seal off on the pipe to build up some...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-21-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
Fratan, glad to see you're giving it a try. I'm...

Fratan, glad to see you're giving it a try. I'm into wk 3 with no light back on.
Be careful with the drill, the cable can whip around. I found the drill unnecessary. Just force the cable down...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-21-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
I used wire cable. Kind if like clothes line...

I used wire cable. Kind if like clothes line cable. Home depot for about 2 bucks. Also used clear tubing / hose.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-17-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,287
Posted By Robz_745
I had what sounds to be a similar problem once...

I had what sounds to be a similar problem once last summer. I went out to my car at lunch time, hit start, and the engine cranked but would not fire up. Took the key out back in still wouldn't...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-16-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,452
Posted By Robz_745
+1 on above

+1 on above
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-15-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,578
Posted By Robz_745
I do have an OBDII scanner but for some reason,...

I do have an OBDII scanner but for some reason, it won't read the 7 (works on other cars though). Before buying another, I think I'll try setting up with INPA or something when I have more time to...
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