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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-17-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By roadfrog
Marginally better, but still highly unreliable....

Marginally better, but still highly unreliable. My wife's X5 has been less problematic than my 7 was, but even it has had coolant leaks (valley pan), CCV leaks (very expensive compared to the 7 to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By roadfrog
Valve stem seals. Like every other owner on this...

Valve stem seals. Like every other owner on this forum. In Canada (and no doubt in the UK where you are), this is a minimum of 4k dollar repair. The CCV repair did not fix my problem.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-13-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By roadfrog
As someone already mentioned: Lexus LS460. I...

As someone already mentioned: Lexus LS460. I traded in my 7 and it was the best move I ever made. Since you're already familiar with the rock solid reliability of the Toyota brand, the Lexus LS will...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-10-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By roadfrog
I used Redline D4 in my tranny and it performed...

I used Redline D4 in my tranny and it performed well.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-08-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,337
Posted By roadfrog
Nope definitely not in Langley on Sunday. I have...

Nope definitely not in Langley on Sunday. I have yet to see another LS460 in the GV area, let alone a black one. Interesting. Wonder if I should talk to my son! LOL.

No the calipers are painted...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-06-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By roadfrog
These were the issues I struggled with and...

These were the issues I struggled with and repaired only to return again soon after. I finally had enough and came to the difficult decision to trade-in for a Lexus. Sooner or later, you get to the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By roadfrog
I had my aftermarket replaced twice due to noises...

I had my aftermarket replaced twice due to noises (whistling). I'd go factory glass if it were me. I just had my Lexus windshield replaced with factory (made in Japan) glass and no issues.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-06-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By roadfrog
Or both gasket leaks AND valve stem seals, as was...

Or both gasket leaks AND valve stem seals, as was the case with my 7. I actually had transmission, valve cover and timing cover gasket leaks, despite replacing them two years before.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-06-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,337
Posted By roadfrog
OMG. Just amazing. Sooooo smooth and comfortable....

OMG. Just amazing. Sooooo smooth and comfortable. I'd be lying of I said I don't miss the sportier handling of the 7, but it's such a minor trade-off for the other advantages. It accelerates so...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-06-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By roadfrog
LOL. Yes, me too. I frequently cross the border...

LOL. Yes, me too. I frequently cross the border from Canada to US and the idling would cause such an enormous smoke screen, that I was pretty sure the Border Agents thought they were under attack. It...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-30-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By roadfrog
LOL. Sadly, he's right. Probably the exact same...

LOL. Sadly, he's right. Probably the exact same thing that happened to me when I bought mine. Maybe you'll be the exception. :thumbup:

Truly, these are intoxicating cars to own, when they work...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-30-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,337
Posted By roadfrog
Yeah, not spending thousands upon thousands in...

Yeah, not spending thousands upon thousands in repairs on a car and it spending more time in the shop than in my driveway or leaving me stranded is sooooo boring. LOL.

So you've driven an LS then?...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-30-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,337
Posted By roadfrog
I bought my 03 in 2011 with 50k miles and...

I bought my 03 in 2011 with 50k miles and immediately fell in love with the car......until a few months later when I was advised by my wife that she saw blue smoke coming out the tail pipe. When I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-28-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,205
Posted By roadfrog
C'mon now PAPER.....no quality install can go...

C'mon now PAPER.....no quality install can go without carbon fiber stickers. Especially an ULTIMATE tuner mod .....oohhh almost forgot the "TM" part. LOL.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-23-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By roadfrog
Didn't replace mine....just the Guibo and I got...

Didn't replace mine....just the Guibo and I got the result I was after - no more clunking downshifts and vibrations.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-20-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By roadfrog
I replaced my Guibo with an Ebay item (I believe...

I replaced my Guibo with an Ebay item (I believe it was 85 bucks). I did not replace my center bearing and it seemed rock solid when I looked at it. Regardless, the clunk was gone after the Guibo...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-12-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,205
Posted By roadfrog
We had different boards remember? I know, I...

We had different boards remember? I know, I know......"some people have removed the resistors". That was surgery beyond what I was prepared to do, going in blind. Every other idea had gone to ****e,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-12-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,205
Posted By roadfrog
Well, in my case it would have been ULTIMATE if...

Well, in my case it would have been ULTIMATE if it had worked with my Galaxy Note 3. It never did. I tried EVERYTHING. Spent way too much money throwing parts and ideas at it. Worked with every other...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-10-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By roadfrog
Well, you won't like my advice, but it's the same...

Well, you won't like my advice, but it's the same advice my BMW indy told me a few months after I got my 7 and then noticed the blue smoke. He said, to "get rid of the car as quickly and painlessly...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,583
Posted By roadfrog
Well, THAT was some interesting reading. LOL ...

Well, THAT was some interesting reading. LOL

I came back to see how things were going here at the "Fest.

I see people are still not getting any satisfaction from BMW with regards to all the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-09-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By roadfrog
I got rid of my 7 and got myself into a Lexus LS...

I got rid of my 7 and got myself into a Lexus LS because of this issue as well as gasket leaks, etc. My 7 began burning oil/blue smoke etc at 60k miles. Way to go BMW!:tsk:
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-02-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,067
Posted By roadfrog
Correct. Mine was doing it at 50k miles. Got REAL...

Correct. Mine was doing it at 50k miles. Got REAL bad at 60k.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-01-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By roadfrog
The rims were on my 7 and I took them off before...

The rims were on my 7 and I took them off before I traded it in hoping that they (by miracle) might fit. Guess what? Not only do they fit, they're the same tire size as optional +2 sizing for the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-31-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By roadfrog
It's an 08. Mark Levinson system w/19...

It's an 08.

Mark Levinson system w/19 speakers, dts DVD player and 30gb hard drive
380 hp 4.6 liter V8
Black Obsidian on Black interior w/walnut wood trim
Self Parking w/ rear camera
60k...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-31-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,205
Posted By roadfrog
Well, I solved the problem. Everything now works...

Well, I solved the problem. Everything now works as it should. The solution?

A Lexus LS460. LOL.....

Good luck. Some guys had better luck than I. I just couldn't get the Note 3 to work before...
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