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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By flash_n
Lightbulb E-Box Fan - Alternative

Hello,

I finished my e-box fan replacement today following the steps detailed in Keifs DIY.
Keifs DIY thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499269)

The original part is a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-08-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By flash_n
Question Engine mount - passenger side

Hello all,
been working on the car since Friday. Originally I had planned to do the alternator bracket seal (which was bad enough, but found some more leaks to keep me occupied).
While I was in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-16-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By flash_n
Hi Pheno, nice of you to check in. Fist of...

Hi Pheno,

nice of you to check in. Fist of all a big thank you for providing such a useful program.
Aside all the curiousity about what is going on in the engine, I'm trying to diagnose an SAS...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-27-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By flash_n
Fun with engine diagnostics

The software is called Testo and its provided by Pheno.
http://phenoboy.kapsi.fi/testo

It used the Standard Tools to connect to the car.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-24-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By flash_n
Lightbulb Fun with engine diagnostics

Just found a way to record engine parameters while driving.
I've attached a picture showing vehicle speed and the STFT (short term fuel trim) for banks 1 & 2. Plus another one showing cooling water...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 10-15-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,931
Posted By flash_n
Did you check if any oil went in direction of the...

Did you check if any oil went in direction of the brake booster? If that is ok, I'd try another round of assy/disassy of the pump.
Be careful whatever you do. Not having full braking capability is a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-13-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By flash_n
I already went after the SAS port cleaning using...

I already went after the SAS port cleaning using Robs and Fratans method basically.
My ports were not clogged though. Some oily residue, but not clogged and not coked. The bearings of the SAS pump...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-08-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By flash_n
Just took the secondary air pump apart. The pump...

Just took the secondary air pump apart. The pump is manufactured by Pierburg. What I've seen I'd say the pump cannot be rebuilt.

The case is made of three parts, the main body - the top cap - the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-29-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By flash_n
Secondary air pump rebuild

Hello,

has anybody tried to rebuild the Pierburg secondary air pump instead of replacing it?
I cleaned my SAS passages, replaced the valves, replaced the y-hose, replaced an O2 sensor and still...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-23-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By flash_n
I used a piece of flat metal that I had left over...

I used a piece of flat metal that I had left over - Ikea bracket - and fastend it to the spot where the solenoid retainer gets attached. Then I used a screw driver to leverage the solenoid in.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-22-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By flash_n
Sounds to me like the solenoids are not correctly...

Sounds to me like the solenoids are not correctly seated. Pushing them in is not quite easy. I carefully used s.th. to leverage them in, as I could not push them fully in from hand.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-22-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By flash_n
Yes, you can use a long socket and rotate the...

Yes, you can use a long socket and rotate the crankshaft by the bolt. I think it is 27mm.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-21-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By flash_n
you need to align the tab with the slot on the...

you need to align the tab with the slot on the other side. It works best vertical, see also
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=645452
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-08-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 26,745
Posted By flash_n
This weekend I tried to tackle my P0492 error. ...

This weekend I tried to tackle my P0492 error.
Sure hope the dreaded error won"t return anytime soon.

PS the question if you'd want to do the coolant pipe while you're in there makes more sense...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-26-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By flash_n
I'd do nothing :) Drove from Boston to the...

I'd do nothing :)
Drove from Boston to the Kennedy Space Center and back within a week. With the exeption of gas, no fluid needed to be filled and the CEL reminded me only once of the pending P0492...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-24-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By flash_n
Power Steering Fluid Leak

Hi sunseven,

You need 'bmwfans (dot) info' to see the electronic parts catalogue and 'BMW (dot) workshop-manuals (dot) com' to see the repair manuel.
Superb sources of info.


Sent from...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-24-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,960
Posted By flash_n
Replaced ISM - Integrated Supply Module

Could be the power module in the trunk or the ISM. I'd think the power module more likely.
Have you checked the error codes?


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-21-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By flash_n
Looks like the involved PNs are: 37 13 6 753...

Looks like the involved PNs are:
37 13 6 753 029
37 13 6 753 030

37 13 6 762 034
37 13 6 762 035
Forum: 7 Series DIY 05-20-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,931
Posted By flash_n
DIY - Vacuum Pump Seal Kit & Oil Pressure Switch

Yes that looks to me like the butterfly tab is not aligned.
If you manually rotate the crank bolt slowly, the slot will move along. Stop when its vertical.
Turn the tab on the vac pump until its...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 05-19-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,931
Posted By flash_n
You are aligning the butterfly tab in the slot...

You are aligning the butterfly tab in the slot (step 9)? This would be the first question coming to my mind.
Forum: 7 Series DIY 05-04-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,382
Posted By flash_n
DIY - E65/E66 - Valve cover gasket (passenger side)

This DIY is about the passenger side (only) and is slightly abbreviated compared to my other thread for the driver side:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=653179

For this E65/E66...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-30-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By flash_n
I retrofit rear fog lamps to my E66, as I'm...

I retrofit rear fog lamps to my E66, as I'm moving back to the fatherland. It was quite the project. You can read my thread at

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687964
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-30-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By flash_n
Well when the code popped up the first time, it...

Well when the code popped up the first time, it was about 3 months before it came up again. Now it's coming about every two weeks.
It seems like damp/wet cool weather makes it more likely for the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-29-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By flash_n
Sounds good. Keep us posted if the code...

Sounds good. Keep us posted if the code permanently cleared.
I'm getting the dreaded coded in shorter and shorter intervalls, so I'm looking around for the best method.

When you say removing the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-23-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By flash_n
Looking across the internet a valve cover seems...

Looking across the internet a valve cover seems to be a special order item. The dealership was able to provide me with one in 6hrs. Kudos for that.
Price was about 100$ more than the internet, but...
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