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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-17-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By canuckdon
My understanding is it just adjusts the...

My understanding is it just adjusts the transmissions shift points, both up and down for a more sporty drive. There is a separate control for the suspension (EDC) in the idrive.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-10-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By canuckdon
You may be goggling the wrong thing. E65 and E66...

You may be goggling the wrong thing. E65 and E66 refer to the short wheel base(E65) vs long wheel base(E66) or L. You need to look at 745i to 750i changes (or 745Li to 750Li)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-04-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Amp
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Posted By canuckdon
When you say amp out, there are two. The ASK unit...

When you say amp out, there are two. The ASK unit and the L7 sub.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-04-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Amp
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Posted By canuckdon
It's a MOST system, fiber optic connected, so I...

It's a MOST system, fiber optic connected, so I think It's tricky to use a different amp.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-04-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By canuckdon
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360922
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-04-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By canuckdon
When the car senses the key nearby, it starts to...

When the car senses the key nearby, it starts to get some of the electronics going in anticipation of your arrival. It should happen everytime you approach the vehicle after it's gone to sleep (say...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-04-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By canuckdon
try reinitializing by moving the steering column...

try reinitializing by moving the steering column back and forth from their maximum positions. (like the way you reinitialize windows or the sunroof)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-28-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By canuckdon
It was US cars only that had the two button...

It was US cars only that had the two button wheel, some legal safety issues I think. Only from 2002, to part way through 2003.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-14-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By canuckdon
have you tried replacing the battery in the...

have you tried replacing the battery in the remote?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-01-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By canuckdon
Those are really nice! In Calgary I'm on winters...

Those are really nice! In Calgary I'm on winters for 6 months, so I still like a nice wheel even if it gets a bit of extra wear.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-01-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By canuckdon
If you drive the Coq at all, the 18's would make...

If you drive the Coq at all, the 18's would make nice rims for the winter
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-05-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By canuckdon
Decreasing your pressure will improve traction,...

Decreasing your pressure will improve traction, but increase chance of high speed blow out. I don't think the risk is worth it, so maybe you have to drive very carefully until the snow season ends.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-29-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By canuckdon
Valve seal

Well, my 2008 at 165,000 km has been using oil at about 1 litre/month. Took it in and they said it failed the Valve seal test (not sure how they did the test) so quoted $6600 CDN to do the work at...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By canuckdon
There is a temp gauge.. sort of... When the car...

There is a temp gauge.. sort of... When the car is warming up, there is an orange ring that appears around the tach. It indicates the max revs you should use before the vehicle warms up. It...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By canuckdon
To plasti-dip, would I have to remove the pieces...

To plasti-dip, would I have to remove the pieces , or just tape them off carefully?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-02-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By canuckdon
I've heard you can get it wrapped in vinyl, would...

I've heard you can get it wrapped in vinyl, would like to see that as mine all have the 'purple haze'.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-30-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By canuckdon
should work, maybe the radio volume got turned...

should work, maybe the radio volume got turned down during a call?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-30-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By canuckdon
Wav files are the best (for the 16 bit 44 kHz CD...

Wav files are the best (for the 16 bit 44 kHz CD format) and I have burned and played many on my 03 and 08 7's. But they do need to be created as an audio CD and not just data. i.e. you can't just...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-01-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By canuckdon
I'm pretty sure that's just oil level it's...

I'm pretty sure that's just oil level it's showing. The service page in idrive will tell you when you need to change the oil (which is based mostly on miles, but also on driving style I think) If you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By canuckdon
It's your oil level. when you get to the bottom...

It's your oil level. when you get to the bottom you can add a litre. It carries 9 litres so no need to keep it right at the top.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-17-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By canuckdon
Actually, I have two dip sticks, the SA at the...

Actually, I have two dip sticks, the SA at the dealership, and the one for checking the oil level ;)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-16-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By canuckdon
There's always the dip stick (at least on any...

There's always the dip stick (at least on any E65/66 I've seen)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-03-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By canuckdon
When the cars secondary electric cooling fan...

When the cars secondary electric cooling fan kicks in, it blows air out under the drivers side fender, I notice it regularly.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By canuckdon
mine is

mine is
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-18-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By canuckdon
Sounds like weep hole leak, try doing a search,...

Sounds like weep hole leak, try doing a search, very common problem with a few ways to fix it.
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