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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Yesterday, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Ltmax
Sounds like you might have missed something...

Sounds like you might have missed something putting it back together. I'd pull it back apart and double check your work.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Yesterday, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Ltmax
The Ford fluid may be compatible but isn't very...

The Ford fluid may be compatible but isn't very good and doesn't stand up to the heat well so you won't be able to run it for extended intervals. If you plan on changing it every 30k miles it's...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-23-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Ltmax
Good luck and let us know how you get on.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-23-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Ltmax
Before you swap the pan, did you try a new drain...

Before you swap the pan, did you try a new drain plug. Usually the drain plug is softer than the threads in the pan and tends to strip out first. If not, you might get lucky with a new plug, the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-23-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Ltmax
Classic symptoms of a bad ABS module. Buy a...

Classic symptoms of a bad ABS module. Buy a lifetime warranty rebuild service on e-bay, unplug the big connector on the ABS module, remove the six screws that hold the electronic half of the ABS...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-23-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Ltmax
Save up and get an 06 or newer, you will be way...

Save up and get an 06 or newer, you will be way better off in the long run. That's got trouble written all over it. With 50+ computers in these cars, if it got wet you'll be pulling your hair out...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-23-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Ltmax
Every 6-8 years you should change the bridge...

Every 6-8 years you should change the bridge adapter, mechatronic seal, filter, and as much fluid as you drain out in the process (6-8 quarts). These parts don't age well and absolutely need to be...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-23-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Ltmax
Might be a dumb question, but the car was running...

Might be a dumb question, but the car was running when you topped it off right?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-17-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Ltmax
Nice job getting transmission working again. The...

Nice job getting transmission working again. The bridge seal should be a mandatory replacement item if it's more than 6 years old as I've seen lots of them do the same thing.

Glad you got off...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-17-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Ltmax
Don't, Don't, Don't whatever you do get an 05 or...

Don't, Don't, Don't whatever you do get an 05 or older. In your state they will cost a mint to keep on the road. The pre-facelift models have tiny passages in the cylinder heads that get clogged up...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-14-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Ltmax
In addition to what's listed above your bound to...

In addition to what's listed above your bound to have problems with the parking brake plastic gears breaking, a/c compressor bearings squealing, ABS computer failing, coolant crossover pipe leaking,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-02-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 24,649
Posted By Ltmax
Sounds like low fluid isn't the problem, good...

Sounds like low fluid isn't the problem, good luck. I'd start with a good code reader and try to see exactly what transmission fault codes it's setting and then we can try to narrow down the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-02-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 24,649
Posted By Ltmax
Are you absolutely sure it's just not very low on...

Are you absolutely sure it's just not very low on fluid? Make sure fluid level is checked with the engine running as the level drops once you start it up.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-11-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By Ltmax
Don't use the cheap made in China ones all over...

Don't use the cheap made in China ones all over e-bay. The quality stinks and they ride really rough.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-08-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Ltmax
All I can tell you is that two of my 750's had...

All I can tell you is that two of my 750's had trouble filling up, the first one I swapped out the charcoal canister and problem went away, the second one was doing the same thing and after I changed...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-07-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ltmax
The modules didn't set a code saying the abs unit...

The modules didn't set a code saying the abs unit was bad, the code was right front wheel speed sensor fault. The circuitry inside the abs module was causing the problem.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-07-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Ltmax
Check your CCV diaphragms first, sometimes when...

Check your CCV diaphragms first, sometimes when they are split they will cause the problem or make it worse.

If they are good then you need to replace the charcoal filter.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-07-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Ltmax
May work for a little while but once the exhaust...

May work for a little while but once the exhaust valve seals get old, hard and brittle from all the heat and start leaking the only way to really fix the problem is to replace them.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-07-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ltmax
One of my 2008 750's gave me the exact same...

One of my 2008 750's gave me the exact same problem, it was setting codes for front wheel speed sensor. Put a new sensor in and the codes never went away. Of course the dash was lit up like a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-06-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Ltmax
Wouldn't recommend a complete fluid flush but do...

Wouldn't recommend a complete fluid flush but do think you really should drop the pan and valve body to change out the sealing sleeve, bridge seal, pan and filter.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-14-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ltmax
Alternator Gasket is leaking not a fun fix but...

Alternator Gasket is leaking not a fun fix but from those pictures it's pretty clear that it needs to be replaced.

Good luck
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Ltmax
Check you crankcase vent valve diaphragms, that's...

Check you crankcase vent valve diaphragms, that's most likely problem. Just use a small screwdriver or pick to help unsnap the cover and lift them out and if they are torn replace them and your back...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,386
Posted By Ltmax
The last cheap e-bay gasket that I installed...

The last cheap e-bay gasket that I installed originally in May had to be replaced in October and when I pulled it out it felt like a piece of old salt water taffy instead of a nearly new soft pliable...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ltmax
Looks pretty dry on top of the alternator and wet...

Looks pretty dry on top of the alternator and wet below. There is a pretty good chance all it needs right now is the alternator bracket seal.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ltmax
I'm hearing that BMW never changed the gasket...

I'm hearing that BMW never changed the gasket material. All I can say is the last pair I purchased felt much softer than ones used in the past. Guess I'll know in 5 years or so if they did or...
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