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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-03-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Not scared if hood opens up?

Not scared if hood opens up?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-03-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
This is after sitting 40 mins in heaviest traffic...

This is after sitting 40 mins in heaviest traffic in San Francisco.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-03-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Ok, In the city you won't see higher than...

Ok,
In the city you won't see higher than 91-92, hwy is 89smth bc it opens up fully by DME.
Is it running rich?? Hell No, inpa says that O2 sensors are working in good range! It runs ok, I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-02-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By SFbay
What's next?? Simple: Connect it to inpa and...

What's next??
Simple: Connect it to inpa and check air consumption if its higher than 14-16 you either have bad MAF or most likely vacuum leak .somewhere
Also check rough test settings:
If one...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-02-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Here is a good one: Bmw f01 750li owner...

Here is a good one:

Bmw f01 750li owner comes to SA...

-my 80k car with 20k on the clock consumes 1qt per 1000mls and I don't drive 150mph.
-oh that's normal for these engines, here is a...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-02-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Ha ha;) check Nevada Cali tx states pls;) f01 not...

Ha ha;) check Nevada Cali tx states pls;) f01 not that old yet
It's the same engine even worse bc turbos put even more stress
Advice for bmw v8 owners:
Avoid city or drive with heater on;)))
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-02-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Ok I don't want to argue, but if you guys think: ...

Ok I don't want to argue, but if you guys think:
It's normal that you can't squeeze upper hose and it's crazy hot in the summer city driving. Try the same test on Toyota ;) why not to overinflate...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-02-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Hey, 90C is a good running temp it's not...

Hey,
90C is a good running temp it's not low at all. DME will throw tstat error only if its below 70C. If you drive in Alaska in winter time it will never even reach 100C. Anyways your car with...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Try idling it for 20-30 mins and monitor the...

Try idling it for 20-30 mins and monitor the temp, it will tell you a lot what's going on.
These engines are actually really great and very hight tech, but cooling system is a very weak point.......
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
How do I know??? Check cooling system thread on...

How do I know??? Check cooling system thread on e65 section here.
N63 is the same engine. My neighbor has 750 2010 and he never gets higher than 103 when idling.
It all started in 2011 when I...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Hey if you get 108C it means you've got a coolant...

Hey if you get 108C it means you've got a coolant leak somewhere and system isn't 100% sealed.
When idling it should get to 105 then aux fan on and back to 103. Most likely valley pan is sipping...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
It's not 99, you are not interested- it's ok, I'm...

It's not 99, you are not interested- it's ok, I'm not making anything anyways, it's not my business.
Get suspicious when you start having issues with your car.
Good luck with your "smart"...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Mpg??? Did you notice a noticable drop?? What...

Mpg??? Did you notice a noticable drop?? What I've noticed is that I floor it more often now bc I like the way it performs, if I drove slow like before I think it would have been the same mpg. It...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-01-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By SFbay
CCv is a first thing to replace, it's actually a...

CCv is a first thing to replace, it's actually a serviceable part and it usually lasts 50k or 3-5 yrs. and it does cause vacuum leaks bc intake sucks air from crankcase when idling which is wrong.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Correct. I have all docs and invoice from...

Correct. I have all docs and invoice from factory. E65 ppl will buy about 20-30 for now, they don't need any proof it was discussed long time ago and everyone was waiting.
Cons are:
Lower...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Whatever ppl think here. Nobody sells lower temps...

Whatever ppl think here. Nobody sells lower temps for these engines. And there was option no way I ordered it.
But for now forget about my tstats.
And if you think it's normal to have smoking...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
At least someone understands what's going on...

At least someone understands what's going on here.
Running higher temps helps only with emissions, that's why smaller straight six engines run at 95C still.
I'm a software developer also i...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Nope. It's 20 mins job if you have 10mm socket...

Nope. It's 20 mins job if you have 10mm socket and small wrench;) It will save your car from this:


http://youtu.be/caLxZNOd76k
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Well after you start wasting money on your bimmer...

Well after you start wasting money on your bimmer you will stop asking these questions.
Conspiracy??? No cons?? So all those dinan and other upgrades are useless as well? I'm sorry it's just a ...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Ha ha;) yahoo is very smart and they know...

Ha ha;) yahoo is very smart and they know everything;)
So why M5 M3 and other engines run at 79C???? How come???
So Bmw Motorsport is stupid and they don't know about yahoo?? Damn I gotta emai...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
Smart question. Ok it won't do anything bad...

Smart question.
Ok it won't do anything bad bc your car runs already at 90C on the hwy.
DME won't throw anything, it will only complain when temps are lower than 70C and higher than 120C. I drove...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
All correct, but 105 tstat had nothing to do with...

All correct, but 105 tstat had nothing to do with better mileage:
It's only to get better emissions on hotter cats in the "very polluted" city;)
We all know that air pollution isn't caused by...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
You sure you have M3???;))) Also you don't...

You sure you have M3???;)))
Also you don't know when it opens;)
Get inpa and check life data first before these statements;)
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 06-01-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,150
Posted By SFbay
To answer everyone's questions at once: In...

To answer everyone's questions at once:
In 96 bmw came out with that awesome idea of thermotronik 105 tstat just bc it has that heating element which is controlled by DME,
In other words when...
Forum: 8 Series - E31 (1989 - 1999) 05-31-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,847
Posted By SFbay
Really?? That was the cause of the bad idling???...

Really?? That was the cause of the bad idling??? 99% it's intake vacuum leak, it gets unmetered air therefore engine runs lean but O2 sensors make it run rich to compensate.
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