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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-03-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,434
Posted By antam23
No there is no longer an error on the Idrive or...

No there is no longer an error on the Idrive or anywhere else. And they did not save any fluid. I asked them about the proper fluid level. The SA said it was a bit low when I brought it in. They...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-01-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,434
Posted By antam23
I have no idea what any of that means. Can you...

I have no idea what any of that means. Can you explain? And the reason I originally brought it in because there was a trans failsafe warning and it became sluggish when I stepped on the gas. There is...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-01-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,434
Posted By antam23
Also there is alot of white smoke that comes from...

Also there is alot of white smoke that comes from the tailpipe when you hit the gas.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-01-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,434
Posted By antam23
I can shift the lever into gear but when I step...

I can shift the lever into gear but when I step on the gas all I hear is a loud blowing noise. If you press really hard, you can get it to go a little bit. There are no warnings on the IDrive at...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-01-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,434
Posted By antam23
They did not put a new transmission. It is the...

They did not put a new transmission. It is the same transmission and they "flushed" it. It was having issues to begin with and the advisor said he recommended I start with a transmission fluid flush...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-01-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,434
Posted By antam23
Yes that is more than it's worth. I am going to...

Yes that is more than it's worth. I am going to check around ebay.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-01-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,434
Posted By antam23
Angry Transmission Flush Disaster

Dealer recommended and did a transmission flush on my car and now it basically will not move. It is worse than when it went there. The advisor said it needs a transmission and a torque converter. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-01-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 482
Posted By antam23
Battery Issue/Dispute with local dealer

I replaced the battery in my car in January at the dealer because they said it needed to be replaced. The battery now keeps dying again and advisor said he cannot submit a claim because there is an...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-31-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,255
Posted By antam23
Exclamation What constitutes a transmission rebuild?

I had an appointment to take the car in for the mechatronics sealing sleeve and adapter but got a trans failsafe error while driving. Parked the car at home and when I got back in the car seemed...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-13-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,255
Posted By antam23
Exclamation UPDATE: So I took the car to an indy shop, he ran...

UPDATE: So I took the car to an indy shop, he ran using BMW scan tool, he got the same code for the catalytic converter and said that it means both the before and after o2 sensors are detecting the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-13-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,521
Posted By antam23
Same thing happened to mine. I learned there...

Same thing happened to mine. I learned there were three cables to open the hood mine turned out to be the one inside the car attached to the lever. I had to have that cable and the lever replaced.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-12-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,255
Posted By antam23
New Codes p0420 and P0736

Went to my local auto parts shop and had them run the codes, came up with these two:

Troubleshooting P0420
OEM Brand: BMW

Defininition: Catalyst Efficiency Bank 1

Explanation: Faulty...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-12-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,255
Posted By antam23
Yea I think I'm better off finding an indy to do...

Yea I think I'm better off finding an indy to do it. I wouldn't want to mess anything up and it seems like a rather daunting task. Thanks for the advice. Do you think an oil change place would be...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-12-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,255
Posted By antam23
Bought mine used so wasn't luck enough to get...

Bought mine used so wasn't luck enough to get that type of warranty. I need to find a good company though because you're right these costs are breaking me. It's one thing after another.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-12-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,255
Posted By antam23
An indy shop checked my transmission pan gasket...

An indy shop checked my transmission pan gasket and found no leaks so I don't think that is the issue with mine.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-12-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By antam23
Where can you get the OBD II interface from?

Where can you get the OBD II interface from?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-11-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,255
Posted By antam23
Jbhoot would you still say it was not that hard...

Jbhoot would you still say it was not that hard for someone who has never worked on a car? What type of equipment would I need because I have none?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-11-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,255
Posted By antam23
Thanks for ur input pk3. Unfortunately my...

Thanks for ur input pk3. Unfortunately my extended warranty sucks and does not cover anything.Supposed to be a powertrain warranty but only covers certain "hard parts". A total ripoff. What company...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-11-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,255
Posted By antam23
Wow $5k? I'm assuming the mechatronic module is...

Wow $5k? I'm assuming the mechatronic module is part of transmission. Wouldn't it be cheaper to just find a transmission? Did you have the module replaced at a dealership?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-11-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By antam23
Way above my head so I guess I'll have to find...

Way above my head so I guess I'll have to find somebody that knows how to do it.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-11-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By antam23
Question What do you mean lollipop? I'm not technically...

What do you mean lollipop? I'm not technically savvy...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-11-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,255
Posted By antam23
Oh and when these errors happen the select...

Oh and when these errors happen the select automatically jumps to P. I've also had the flashing N and the car won't go into P or anything.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-11-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,255
Posted By antam23
I have been having the exact same issues as...

I have been having the exact same issues as jkelly. Sometimes I can't select R or D from park. I usually have to restart the car and have to do some creative movements (from P to N to R then to D)...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-11-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,567
Posted By antam23
Well that was the cheapest price from an online...

Well that was the cheapest price from an online dealer I have used before. My local dealer was over $300. I elected not to even consider them.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-11-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By antam23
A good indy shop in/near Central Mass?

Does anyone know a good indy shop in or near Central Mass? I haven't been able to find a good one or at least one that has experience with 7s. Thanks.
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