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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-20-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,514
Posted By Catanzaro
It probably would be better to order new ones...

It probably would be better to order new ones from the dealer and bite the bullet. I used to keep Armor All on the plastic pieces and it helped from the scuffs. But the kids destroyed them getting in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-12-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By Catanzaro
if you accelerate and the transmission shifts...

if you accelerate and the transmission shifts smoothly that is one thing. It you slow down and you hear a thump from 3-2 or 2-1 then you have a common problem. Chances are that a complete drain/fill...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-08-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By Catanzaro
My CD Magazine broke under warranty. Then the...

My CD Magazine broke under warranty. Then the refurbished broke 2 years and 2 months later. The dealer would not honor it. $1,200 in NJ. I found a new one on the internet had an audio place install...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-05-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,514
Posted By Catanzaro
It just never seems to amaze me that a company...

It just never seems to amaze me that a company like BMW can not make plastic trim that lasts. My Toyota trim is not painted or if it is nothing is peeling off no matter how many times the trim is...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-25-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,129
Posted By Catanzaro
The maintenance on these vehicles is not...

The maintenance on these vehicles is not expensive. www.bavauto.com sells all the OEM BMW parts. You can find any mechanic to put on brakes, rotors, etc. The oil change you can do yourself for less...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,129
Posted By Catanzaro
These cars are complex in both the electrical and...

These cars are complex in both the electrical and mechanical area. And unless you truly are a BMW Mechanic, you may have a hard time diagnosing issues. Although there are many forum members that...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-23-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,129
Posted By Catanzaro
I would make sure this is your second vehicle....

I would make sure this is your second vehicle. Also, the transmission service should of been done (fluid, filter and pan change and the vehicle needs to be shifting properly). Outside of this you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-04-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Catanzaro
Unless this will do damage by not fixing the...

Unless this will do damage by not fixing the vehicle. A 1000 miles and 1 quart. 5 quarts @ Wal Mart = $30 or 5,000. You will spend $90 a year in extra oil. 3,000 / $90 = 33 year break even point. Not...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-03-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Catanzaro
Really surprised that you are burning oil at that...

Really surprised that you are burning oil at that milaege. I would get a second opinion. I sold mine at 72K a 745 Li and not an ounce of oil used. I changed oil more frequently. Suggest maybe use an...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-07-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,029
Posted By Catanzaro
High Cost of Ownership, High Cost of Ownership....

High Cost of Ownership, High Cost of Ownership. Stay away unless you have $$$ to spend. Mechanically handy does not mean you could also work on a vehicle like this. They are quite complicated. Stick...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-07-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Catanzaro
There is a dipstick for the oil only in the...

There is a dipstick for the oil only in the engine bay. To the right. There is no dipstick for the tranny fluid. The I-Drive only tells you when to change the oil (do not follow). Change your oil...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-02-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By Catanzaro
A black vehicle will always take extra time. I...

A black vehicle will always take extra time. I would not be too highly concerned about the 3" vs. 5" pads. The time or difference to apply a wax/polish is negligent on any vehicle. Just tape up all...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-01-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By Catanzaro
Waxing Tip

I highly recommend the Griots Garage 3" Orbital Buffer with red pads and the liquid glaze/carnauba liquid wax. A little bit goes a long way. Smaller and may take you 5 minutes longer than a 5" pad....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-30-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,822
Posted By Catanzaro
A warranty is a warranty for the most part. I...

A warranty is a warranty for the most part. I would go back and explain this to the dealer. Do not be afraid of the dealer. They are the dumbest mechanics around and I am not trying to offend them.
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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-29-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,822
Posted By Catanzaro
What warranty company did you have that paid the...

What warranty company did you have that paid the claim? How much was the total claim? We know the deductible was $200. Thanks!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-25-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By Catanzaro
Are you getting any harsh downshifts or on the...

Are you getting any harsh downshifts or on the way up?

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-25-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By Catanzaro
Have the fluid pan filter gasket changed. Put...

Have the fluid pan filter gasket changed. Put proper fluid. Then have dealer check EGS software calibration. Read my posts. A lot if information. If fluid was burnt possible damage but I doubt it....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-16-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By Catanzaro
Interior trim Paint

I have 2 cans of Camel Interior Trim Spray Paint. It is not for the Beige/Dark Beige color but the other color. If anybody lives in NJ, NY or PA I am willing to give these cans away. I live in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-14-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By Catanzaro
Asking 2 much for vehicle with those miles ...

Asking 2 much for vehicle with those miles

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-25-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,554
Posted By Catanzaro
Be prepared to spend $$$$ when something goes...

Be prepared to spend $$$$ when something goes wrong. Maintenance is very inexpensive when compared to repairs. Very high cost if ownership. Stay away from auctions. A history from previous owner is...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-20-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By Catanzaro
Go to www.autogeek.net. they are very helpful. ...

Go to www.autogeek.net. they are very helpful.

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-20-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,129
Posted By Catanzaro
2006 is a nicer looking 7. Although you will have...

2006 is a nicer looking 7. Although you will have the same issues. They really should of stopped using that cheap painted plastic. My Toyota has better plastic. I would go with the 750Li. You will...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-18-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By Catanzaro
Very simple. Ask for all the records or walk....

Very simple. Ask for all the records or walk. There are and should be records. These cars are known for problems

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-29-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Catanzaro
Find yourself a back door mechanic. Pay him $150...

Find yourself a back door mechanic. Pay him $150 + parts. Total cost should be $300. If in NJ I can get them done for $90 in labor plus your own parts.

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-16-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By Catanzaro
Could be software related. Harsh 3-2 or 2-1...

Could be software related. Harsh 3-2 or 2-1 downshift or fluid level low.

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