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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-16-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Davidf
Paid a bit less than $27k for the X5. Dealer...

Paid a bit less than $27k for the X5. Dealer only gave $27k for the 760Li claiming that was the loan value. Regardless, I am fine with the deal as I only paid $19k for the 760Li back in March '13 ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-16-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,646
Posted By Davidf
Today I pick up my '08 loaded (truly loaded, only...

Today I pick up my '08 loaded (truly loaded, only missing HUD) X5. Traded my '06 760Li straight up at the local BMW dealer used car lot.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-14-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Davidf
Traded my 760 for X5

I know some might think that a crazy trade. But, I wanted to reduce the number of cars in my driveway (7 to 6). My plan was to sell the 06 760 and get an X5 and sell my Suburban (still would have...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-11-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,797
Posted By Davidf
To me, that implies that you have key memory...

To me, that implies that you have key memory setup to your individual settings. I don't on both of my cars.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-11-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,797
Posted By Davidf
The entertainment (sound) volume starts out at a...

The entertainment (sound) volume starts out at a low volume (regardless of previous setting) upon restart (only if electrical system has gone to sleep) on both my '04 E60 and '06 E66. I love that...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-10-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Davidf
By "binnacle", do you mean dashboard? Somehow, I...

By "binnacle", do you mean dashboard? Somehow, I don't think you referring to the shark fin on the rear portion of the roof. If you mean dashboard, I would like to see a picture of the "shark fin"...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-08-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By Davidf
As others have said, I don't think the OP was...

As others have said, I don't think the OP was asking to compare E38 with E65/66, but rather asking about comparison between E66 with V8 or V12.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-08-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By Davidf
Neither one is better, just different. After...

Neither one is better, just different. After all, they are both made by BMW.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-28-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,484
Posted By Davidf
No.

No.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-24-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Davidf
I might be tempted to sell you my 2006 (LCI)...

I might be tempted to sell you my 2006 (LCI) 760Li, 23k miles, $34k. All the 760Li goodies with comfort access (does not have night vision, Dynamic cruise, ice box, rear DVD). PM me if interested. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-11-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Davidf
I might be interested. I have a 10/05 build 760...

I might be interested. I have a 10/05 build 760 which is an early LCI. From what I can tell, my car should be able to accept the AUX cable/coding. Maybe PAPER or others can confirm. If so, I will...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-05-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Davidf
Soooo, I have a '06 760Li that I am leaning...

Soooo, I have a '06 760Li that I am leaning toward selling. I was thinking $34k-36k was the right asking price. The car has 21k miles, all the 760 goodies/options except: dynamic cruise, night...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-20-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,646
Posted By Davidf
I would do this mod if they had a "V12"...

I would do this mod if they had a "V12" logo.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-20-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,044
Posted By Davidf
I like the original warm light better.

I like the original warm light better.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-03-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By Davidf
Here is a guess: Under high engine load, the air...

Here is a guess: Under high engine load, the air bypass flap is opened to allow more air to enter the air filter box. The air is pulled from the engine compartment because under load/speed the air...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-30-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Davidf
Your common sense is spot on. I don't think BMW...

Your common sense is spot on. I don't think BMW even refers to the fluid as Lifetime any more. You should definitely remove filler plug, drain fluid, replace pan/filter and refill with an approved...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-24-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By Davidf
I would not. Only because I never purchase the...

I would not. Only because I never purchase the same model of any car twice as I always want to upgrade to newer technology, design, etc.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-24-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By Davidf
No way to get proper fluid level in the...

No way to get proper fluid level in the transmission with the cobbled together approach by OP. But, I applied the MacGyver in you!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-24-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By Davidf
Use chisel on side of plug in the radial...

Use chisel on side of plug in the radial direction so that you are trying to loosen the plug. You can possibly remove exhaust/driveshaft and lower trans tail end some to gain some clearance. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-24-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Davidf
Anything is possible, so the answer to your...

Anything is possible, so the answer to your question is yes. But, when you connected an external battery to the pump, did you also concurrently check for fuel pressure? That should answer your...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,061
Posted By Davidf
Sport mode changes throttle mapping and...

Sport mode changes throttle mapping and transmission shift points and characteristics (such as no torque converter lockup, gear held while coasting, etc). Sure, you (or someone can sell you a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-22-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Davidf
Front or back, the sensor wire points toward the...

Front or back, the sensor wire points toward the center of the car.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-19-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,061
Posted By Davidf
Doesn't "Sport" mode do the same thing? Sounds...

Doesn't "Sport" mode do the same thing? Sounds like all the mod does is permanently engage the sport mode "throttle" (I know, our 7's don't use a throttle) mapping.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-17-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Davidf
Why not have the transmission flushed? The...

Why not have the transmission flushed? The antique belief that flushing will dislodge crud is non-sense in my opinion. Take for example the rebuild I just completed on my ZF 5HP 24 ( '98 E38) with...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-12-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,111
Posted By Davidf
My opinion is the bimmerpipe will work fine and...

My opinion is the bimmerpipe will work fine and probably last a significant amount of time. Ask yourself how many bimmerpipe failures you have read about. Probably not many, if any. Yes, the AGA...
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