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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By tampamark
You would be better off taking all that stuff off...

You would be better off taking all that stuff off and selling them, but I assume you don't have the stock parts?

Unfortunately most people look for a deal where they can get the most extras as...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By tampamark
The answer is no, they built an all new model...

The answer is no, they built an all new model with all new problems. Despite this there are plenty of people with the 8 cylinder engine that have had no problems. But there have been MANY people...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-07-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By tampamark
A '10 or '12 are two significantly different...

A '10 or '12 are two significantly different vehicles!

The '10 very similar to your car, to the layman the same. A '12 is all new in every way.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By tampamark
Like FredoinSF said, buying a car with...

Like FredoinSF said, buying a car with mid-mileage can put you right in the sweet spot if failure.

My 6 was leaking oil from the head gaskets and valve covers for the last year of my ownership. ...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By tampamark
Problem that you will see is that everything you...

Problem that you will see is that everything you listed are common issues with any year 6 series car. Oil leaks are to be expected, unfortunately they are a minor problem that takes major cash to...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By tampamark
It seems unlikely that a voltage regulator would...

It seems unlikely that a voltage regulator would affect only one part so dramatically. When the voltage is bad in these cars you get dynamic drive errors, Idrive issues, rough idle, the list goes...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By tampamark
It looks like you have the BMW 121 Ellipsoid...

It looks like you have the BMW 121 Ellipsoid rims, the fronts are 8.5" width and the rear are 9" width. The current OEM setup is 245/40 front and 275/35 rear. The 255 width in the front may cause...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By tampamark
Here is a great thread for a low-effort engine...

Here is a great thread for a low-effort engine bay cleaning that has worked for folks on the M6 board.
...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,105
Posted By tampamark
There are many on the forum who have modified the...

There are many on the forum who have modified the Idrive settings using dealer tools with no issue. I have seen where people have made catastrophic mistakes and bricked, but it is VERY rare. I have...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 12-20-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By tampamark
It is an amazing car, I had many years of joy...

It is an amazing car, I had many years of joy with my 6!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By tampamark
The PPI is like so many other things, it is an...

The PPI is like so many other things, it is an extra check but not a guarantee. If I was a dealer or car shop I wouldn't do them either, there is no possible way to tell someone that a car will be...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By tampamark
If you are concerned with potential future issues...

If you are concerned with potential future issues and a car are not covered by warranty, you can consider aftermarket warranty program. You just have to be very careful. Autopom is a broker, they...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By tampamark
Yes, that has been discussed and suggested for...

Yes, that has been discussed and suggested for pipe repair for the last 2 years. The 7 series crowd installed it first, it has been suggested and I believed used several times in the 6 crowd also. ...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By tampamark
You do not turn BMW rotors. Same was true for my...

You do not turn BMW rotors. Same was true for my previous Porsche. I cannot tell you of ever hearing a person had warped rotors on a BMW, or at least on this 6 forum. They may be pricey but they...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By tampamark
No offense, but why would someone ever replace a...

No offense, but why would someone ever replace a part that is not in need of replacement? Brake performance is not better because you have a newer rotor. The grip while in range is the same...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By tampamark
Semantics...regardless of definition of branded...

Semantics...regardless of definition of branded vs non-branded, the lemon buy back is on a title just like a salvage (rebuilt) car would have. That stamp/brand/designation or whatever you would call...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By tampamark
Get a caliper and measure the rotor yourself. ...

Get a caliper and measure the rotor yourself. BMW rotors have a stamp on the hat which tells you the minimum thickness, no need to measure the interior vs the lip. Make sure and get a micrometer...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By tampamark
It will always show as a lemon buy back vehicle. ...

It will always show as a lemon buy back vehicle. The deal you are getting now also means that the day you sell it the price will be a lot less than what you would get for a non-lemon car.

The...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-07-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By tampamark
Not sure about the name change? There is so...

Not sure about the name change? There is so much confusion on the tranny offerings in the 6, there are three:

Manual
SMG (manual transmission that changes automatically)
Auto - normal gearbox...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By tampamark
Age, mileage, they both factor in. I had a 2006...

Age, mileage, they both factor in. I had a 2006 with all of 67k miles on it, it leaked oil from every spot that had a seal. You won't find any one answer though, for every person that had a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-05-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By tampamark
Good question, the 645 diagram doesn't call that...

Good question, the 645 diagram doesn't call that out specifically. Maybe it is one of the Central Locking fuses 11/27?
...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By tampamark
Did they put the left cover on the right and vice...

Did they put the left cover on the right and vice versa? It seems they had your camera cover with the hole in it on the wrong side.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By tampamark
Or the worst of all possibilities, the coolant is...

Or the worst of all possibilities, the coolant is leaking from the transfer pipe into the engine valley. Not to be alarmist, start with the simple ones first!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-04-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By tampamark
I have no input on the reliability of older...

I have no input on the reliability of older Jag's. You are approaching it the right way, research research research.

I saw your post in the Jaguar X100 forum for the XK8/R. But you should...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By tampamark
Then wait for each individual one to go bad. ...

Then wait for each individual one to go bad. Simple!
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