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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-22-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,219
Posted By mws
Sorry, I am not understanding the question. If...

Sorry, I am not understanding the question. If you can, get someone with really good English and have them help type the question for you. Or use google translate.

Is 290F the error code?

And...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-30-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,908
Posted By mws
yeowsa. not sure what tearing down into the...

yeowsa. not sure what tearing down into the injectors will prove? is this on their dime?

if you replaced with new HPFPs I would have a VERY hard time believing they went south. Not sure what's...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-24-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,365
Posted By mws
And I'm just sayin, I own BMWs because I like the...

And I'm just sayin, I own BMWs because I like the motors. I don't just like them, I love them.

Also. No one here is including the price to actually swap the Vette engine in. Good luck getting...
Forum: Parting Out 06-23-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By mws
Selling the bigger stuff, especially interior and...

Selling the bigger stuff, especially interior and exhaust, bumper, etc on craigslist locally, northern California Bay area.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/4535843804.html
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-23-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,365
Posted By mws
Meh... I'm no stranger to swapping something into...

Meh... I'm no stranger to swapping something into a car that it was not intended for, but... I bought BMWs because I actually "like" the motors. Sometimes, when it comes to measuring HP numbers,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-15-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By mws
Congrats!, I'm not too far behind you, my 2003...

Congrats!, I'm not too far behind you, my 2003 760li has 159k, and I am on original struts. My wife and I both love it. I did cheat a bit and replace the motor at 135k miles with a 50k mile motor to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-14-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,365
Posted By mws
This has me thinking about another money pit car...

This has me thinking about another money pit car project. I do want to own an E63 M6 someday, but I'm not that happy about the absence of a sunroof.

Since the price of these cars used is now in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-14-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,365
Posted By mws
Keep us posted, I really want to know what...

Keep us posted, I really want to know what happens. Can you please do 0-60mph testing on your car before you install it? And then after?

I did a ton of tests on my 760Li. If you are doing stage 2,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-13-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By mws
If you need a complete mechatronics replacement,...

If you need a complete mechatronics replacement, check California Transmission Supply Company or CTSC.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-13-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,365
Posted By mws
Well it makes no sense now. Many of our cars are...

Well it makes no sense now. Many of our cars are worth less than $20k easily. Might have made sense like 10 years ago.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-13-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,365
Posted By mws
Why do people keep asking this? Well... with the...

Why do people keep asking this? Well... with the same hood space an Alpina uses. That's what space...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-12-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,219
Posted By mws
he does offer a rebuild service, read previous...

he does offer a rebuild service, read previous posts.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By mws
not sure what you mean? The E46 M3 coupe/hardtop...

not sure what you mean? The E46 M3 coupe/hardtop is a fun car, for sure, very capable. I'm 6'5" so size inside the car is an issue for me. I cant' even sit in the back of my E66 760Li without...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-09-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By mws
When I reset learn mode and drive, my car has a...

When I reset learn mode and drive, my car has a diff that does not belong in it, so the trans fights like crazy until it adapts. Bangs hard in gears, chirps in 3rd on the highway, etc. I know when...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-08-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,219
Posted By mws
Yup, I figured. Different membrane thickness, so,...

Yup, I figured. Different membrane thickness, so, different retainer ring thickness, so; CNC machine in Czech Republic. . OK folks. We have to find a replacement diaphragm. And, it needs to be the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-08-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,219
Posted By mws
Nandro why do you say you need a new adapter...

Nandro why do you say you need a new adapter ring? How did the old one become bad?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-06-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By mws
Trunk leak: is that what it was? Forgot to...

Trunk leak: is that what it was? Forgot to mention the drop top 645 I drove had this issue pulling out of the driveway when you put the brakes on, you could hear water sloshing in the actual...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-06-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By mws
Transmission failsafe is an actual mode that your...

Transmission failsafe is an actual mode that your car TELLS you it is in, if you hit it. "Warning Transmission Failsafe!!!" It gets stuck in 2nd gear (I am guessing by the feel), and wont' shift and...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By mws
Another thing... why not keep both?

Another thing... why not keep both?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-06-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By mws
The E64 platform, for a convertible, is...

The E64 platform, for a convertible, is surprisingly shaky. Being BMW is one of the worlds' best chassis-designers, I was super disappointed when I test-drove a E64 convertible. Lots of vibration...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-06-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By mws
It's interesting that you all seem to love...

It's interesting that you all seem to love E65-66s, but feel compelled to move to something else, maybe even used, and not just get a creampuff of a lower miles E65-66. That is what I plan to do...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-06-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,115
Posted By mws
I use ACC almost every day on my 32-mile each way...

I use ACC almost every day on my 32-mile each way commute. It also requires my intervention at least once a day, but I do love it.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-06-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,219
Posted By mws
>Why not just pull the guts out of the existing...

>Why not just pull the guts out of the existing fuel attenuator and put an external one on the outlet hose?

Just saw this. a bold move, to be sure. Using some other damper might have a tension...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-03-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,219
Posted By mws
what? like a spare N73 sitting on a engine stand,...

what? like a spare N73 sitting on a engine stand, maybe?

http://mwsmith.smugmug.com/Cars/760wreck/i-vRFtTT7/0/L/IMG_2297-L.jpg
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-02-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By mws
check my thread on all the aftermarket solutions...

check my thread on all the aftermarket solutions I had for rim issues, including 56mm center caps. they were 2mm too small, compared to standard 58mm BMW.
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