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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By FredoinSF
Congrats on your first N63 oil change, sounds...

Congrats on your first N63 oil change, sounds like the previous owner or the monkey he hired had no idea what he was doing. I've had same problem even when oil was changed at the dealer while the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By FredoinSF
Or you could also have coolant pipe o ring...

Or you could also have coolant pipe o ring failure. Coolant accumulates in the valley of the engine and seeps out via weep hole. I that's that case you should see evidence of coolant on the font of...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By FredoinSF
I got a fix it ticket and needed it quick so I...

I got a fix it ticket and needed it quick so I bought from local dealer. Was about $50 with BMW CCA discount. Could probably have gotten cheaper from getBMWparts or other but the part is not that...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By FredoinSF
One more tip, if you don't have the original...

One more tip, if you don't have the original bracket, you will need to paint it to match. If you don't paint it it will be dull gray plastic and that was just not sexy enough for me. Body shop...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By FredoinSF
488318 Sorry, two holes needed.

488318

Sorry, two holes needed.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By FredoinSF
M57D30T2 Attached is a copy of tech manual...

M57D30T2

Attached is a copy of tech manual if it is of interest.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By FredoinSF
There isn't a sexy way. OEM bracket and live with...

There isn't a sexy way. OEM bracket and live with it.

488313
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By FredoinSF
Wow, great first post indeed, and nice color...

Wow, great first post indeed, and nice color interior too!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By FredoinSF
I'd be game. Weekends are kind of crazy however...

I'd be game. Weekends are kind of crazy however we spend weekends in Healdsburg regularly - we were just there last weekend as a matter of fact. Prefer to take the convertible on those weekend...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
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Views: 171
Posted By FredoinSF
I don't put a lot of value in these lists. That...

I don't put a lot of value in these lists. That list has some true atrocities from engineering and design standpoints. The BMW and Lexus made it because the author does not see the point in them. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 186
Posted By FredoinSF
Both motors are similar in concept so reliability...

Both motors are similar in concept so reliability between the two is a toss. You have same common failure parts between both (cooling system, CVV, OFHG, window regulators.) The fact that it is a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-22-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 186
Posted By FredoinSF
Did you read the wiki? Will answer all your...

Did you read the wiki? Will answer all your questions about the E46 and what to expect.

Looks like a well cared for car, and it's for sale by owner. Compare wiki info to receipts and have it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 48,517
Posted By FredoinSF
Invisihitch does not require modifying the bumper...

Invisihitch does not require modifying the bumper so that seems like it would be best suited. That being said you probably have an E70 now and will be going to the F15 platform on your enxt lease. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By FredoinSF
oembimmerparts can do no wrong on the E46 forum. ...

oembimmerparts can do no wrong on the E46 forum. I have ordered from Max several times - including all my M54 colling refresh parts last summer - and been satisfied. Wish he would cover diesel and...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By FredoinSF
Did you check the front of engine block? Any...

Did you check the front of engine block? Any signs of coolant there? If yes it could be the coolant pipe o ring. Although more common at higher mileage, it can happen any time after 60k miles it...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By FredoinSF
Someone posted either here or on the E70 forum...

Someone posted either here or on the E70 forum that a heavier weight oil took care of smoke out of exhaust. Not sure how long that lasted, seems like a temp fix to me. The crankcase ventilation...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By FredoinSF
^^^ Are you aking me for the VIN or the OP?? My...

^^^ Are you aking me for the VIN or the OP?? My transmission is a 5 speed manual, it's reliable, and it's had fresh fluid every 30k miles.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By FredoinSF
Valve stem seals? ...

Valve stem seals?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YacOx2ydMbI&sns=em
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By FredoinSF
She's on to something. It's going to self...

She's on to something. It's going to self destruct in 5... 4... 3...

All your fault too. Just accept it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By FredoinSF
The cargo cover was standard. For some reason...

The cargo cover was standard. For some reason some people take them off to sell separately. Someone listed one just recently.
I can't recall what tools are in the tool kit, it has gotten smaller...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By FredoinSF
If the wheels are proper fit then the slight tire...

If the wheels are proper fit then the slight tire difference should not matter over the long haul.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By FredoinSF
$1,800 labor for what they did is high, way high....

$1,800 labor for what they did is high, way high.
The cooling system is the weakest part of the car. They don't like to overheat at all. Used engine might be cheaper than fixing the current one....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By FredoinSF
Sorry, but if you're calling broken parts...

Sorry, but if you're calling broken parts "thingies" you probably need the help and likely should not be questioning a one hour labor charge.
Independent shops are not charities. They have to pay...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By FredoinSF
Did a quick google search and this seems to be...

Did a quick google search and this seems to be best link
http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=447801

I have a detailed N62 oil change write up (attached) and it looks like the procedure...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,056
Posted By FredoinSF
Ahhh, the valve stem seals on the N62...

Ahhh, the valve stem seals on the N62...
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