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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-06-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,367
Posted By RTGrove
Nope. Not because Im a jerk, but basically the...

Nope. Not because Im a jerk, but basically the entire air filter/plenum assy has to come off to see them (at least on the 06-08). Its pretty straightforward to remove, but does take some time, and...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-03-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,367
Posted By RTGrove
Ok, so I replaced the seals on all 4 VS about a...

Ok, so I replaced the seals on all 4 VS about a week ago. All I can say is WOW.
My car is a 2006 Li with about 145k miles on it. I have been meaning to do this for a while, as I figured based on...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-29-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By RTGrove
Style 175 - E65/E66 - MINT 18" Chicagoland

For sale is a MINT OEM BMW style 175 18" wheel and tire. This was the spare on my 750Li (E66), should fit 745, 745Li, 750, 750Li. Likely fits many others, but not sure.

Tire is a Bridgestone...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-15-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,943
Posted By RTGrove
Find an indy and have them do it. My indy...

Find an indy and have them do it. My indy charged me $20 to register my battery.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-20-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,537
Posted By RTGrove
Not sure why you felt the need to post your...

Not sure why you felt the need to post your erroneous opinion in my 4 year old thread (ESPECIALLY for your first and only post...), but everything you said above is just flat untrue (at least in my...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-19-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 16,034
Posted By RTGrove
Just turned 140k miles......fingers crossed!

Just turned 140k miles......fingers crossed!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-13-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By RTGrove
Great, and thank you! If code comes back, ill...

Great, and thank you! If code comes back, ill take a look. Looks like its cheap/easy to replace
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-11-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By RTGrove
Thanks for the replies. Relieved to know its not...

Thanks for the replies. Relieved to know its not my rims causing it.
Ive cleared the code and it hasnt come back for a few hundred miles, so ill let it be. If/when the code comes back, ill dig...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-08-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By RTGrove
WOW...Nobody? Maybe I should have started with...

WOW...Nobody? Maybe I should have started with "Hay Dawgz.." and asked about 24" rims......
We used to have a LOT of technically skilled people willing to help out....what the heck happened?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-31-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By RTGrove
Code 2A17, CEL, DMTL help?

Hello,
2006 750Li, about 137k miles on it. Recently, I got my first ever CEL. Scanned it and pulled a code 002A17, which says its a "minor leak" in the DMTL system.

Now, it looks like the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-27-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By RTGrove
Please post solution, as I'd like to know how to...

Please post solution, as I'd like to know how to do it!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-08-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By RTGrove
Yes, they have done oil leaks and coolant leaks...

Yes, they have done oil leaks and coolant leaks on my 750Li, as well as the steering angle sensor and some other maintenance. They have also done work on my 911 cab as well. I have always found...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-07-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By RTGrove
If you are willing to travel a little south, I...

If you are willing to travel a little south, I would highly recommend The Werk Shop in Libertyville, IL.
Sorry I cant help in Milw.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,776
Posted By RTGrove
I've tried both mtec and umnitza, and they each...

I've tried both mtec and umnitza, and they each last about 18 months. Really tired of having to change these out.....I like the brighter look, but I also my go back to OEM....not worth the hassle..
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-18-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By RTGrove
Ive had problems with both mtec and umnitza. Get...

Ive had problems with both mtec and umnitza. Get about 1.5 years each. Really disappointed. Not sure what to try next.....i have a facelift car, so its a royal pita to install!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By RTGrove
What is average life people are getting from...

What is average life people are getting from "upgraded" halos? Ive gotten about 16-18 months out of umnitza and mtec. Seems really short to me, esp for the price of a "premium" product. Others...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-14-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By RTGrove
So your local Firestone was able to register the...

So your local Firestone was able to register the new battery?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-05-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By RTGrove
Search for my posts on carchex. They have been...

Search for my posts on carchex. They have been awesome. Covered 4x the warranty cost for me (so far)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By RTGrove
New to me 750li

Ive had great luck with carchex. If you search on my user name i have posted a few times about it. They alos just covered several $k worth of work fixing multiple leaking gaskets and a wather pump....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-28-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By RTGrove
I had the same problem. Had to have the idrive...

I had the same problem. Had to have the idrive controller replaced. Would have been abt $800 or so at the dealer, but my ext warranty covered it.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By RTGrove
Ceramics dont reduce stopping power. Overall...

Ceramics dont reduce stopping power. Overall stopping distances are comparable between oem and akebono. However, ceramics have less initial bite, so it doesnt feel as good/strong. Its weird, but...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-27-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By RTGrove
Ive had great luck with carchex. Search for my...

Ive had great luck with carchex. Search for my threads discussing what they have covered for me. Pm if you want more info or a contact.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-03-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By RTGrove
One other thing to check; verify the base fan...

One other thing to check; verify the base fan setting in I-drive. If you have it set to a lower speed than it needs to meet the temp reqs, it will sometimes over-ride that and change the speed. For...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-29-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By RTGrove
My experience has been VERY different than that...

My experience has been VERY different than that with carchex; they have been great. Search for threads Ive posted on my experiences; PM me if you have any questions.
thanks!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-13-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By RTGrove
Ive had a great experience with carchex for an...

Ive had a great experience with carchex for an ext warranty. Its more than paid for itself. You can search here or pm me with questions if you want.
Basically they replaced my trans, tq converter,...
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