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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-16-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,325
Posted By bismarck
Okay gonna give this a go today / tomorrow and...

Okay gonna give this a go today / tomorrow and hope I don't pull out something I'm not supposed to ha.

Cheers for the help Herb!


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-14-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,325
Posted By bismarck
I know this thread goes way back now guys but...

I know this thread goes way back now guys but it's been super-informative and based on the symptoms it seems very likely that I have this same issue. So I've bought a replacement heater valve one...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,856
Posted By bismarck
Update - over a month now since the repair and...

Update - over a month now since the repair and cooling system running perfectly.


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 04-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By bismarck
Heater queries...

If you read my initial post on my coolant leak issue you might have noticed that one of the things which went at the time was the heating in the car.

In summary, the heating is still not working....
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 04-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By bismarck
Mlumb - I've PM'd you regarding the spare kit ...

Mlumb - I've PM'd you regarding the spare kit

Gebhardt - no I don't think he had much of an issue at all. However, guy who's trying to fit it to his 745 is having real trouble getting the stent in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-08-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,856
Posted By bismarck
Had a friend do mine at his garage. Don't think...

Had a friend do mine at his garage. Don't think there was anything excessive needed. He said it all went pretty smoothly. Have you emailed Jeff at bimmerfix? He's really helpful and quick to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-08-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,856
Posted By bismarck
Update - used this repair method for my 645 (same...

Update - used this repair method for my 645 (same engine basically) and been driving for 5 days now with no problems to note. Seems like it's a winner!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 04-08-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By bismarck
Coolant leak fix - update

You might have seen my posts a few weeks ago, I had the leak caused by the dodgy seal on the coolant pipe (as I now understand is basically guaranteed issue with the n62 engine).

Being rather...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 03-02-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By bismarck
Ah right, just having a look at these now....

Ah right, just having a look at these now. Installation doesn't look like it'd be much of a problem but is there any coding needed to get the car to recognise it? I've got the cd changer already...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-02-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By bismarck
Turned out not to be just the water pump, was...

Turned out not to be just the water pump, was actually the coolant pipe issue which traditionally does need the block out. Only through Skarv's comments did I realise there was another possible...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By bismarck
I'm giving it a bash so will let you all know how...

I'm giving it a bash so will let you all know how it works out.


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By bismarck
Don't know the name of them but they're from the...

Don't know the name of them but they're from the old M3 CSL. My mate used to have one, always loved that euro style


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By bismarck
Yea I just ordered a kit this morning, even with...

Yea I just ordered a kit this morning, even with the $60 shipping the total came to 125 so at least the exchange rate is currently on my side! Will update once in place.
How come you speak French...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By bismarck
Merci bien! I'll check the fan and have as...

Merci bien! I'll check the fan and have as extensive a flush done as possible. I've also just realised it may take a while for the kit to arrive from America which is a pain, I'm wondering if...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By bismarck
Given all the positive comments re: the quick fix...

Given all the positive comments re: the quick fix I'm definitely going to give it a go! (If not myself then i'll have my indy sort it). Not accepting defeat just yet. Going to see him for a chat...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By bismarck
Thanks all. Skarv - that's a lot of detail, I...

Thanks all. Skarv - that's a lot of detail, I will have my Indy do a pressure test and make sure everything is okay (pretty sure it is) and certainly looking to go for this quick fix option now....
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By bismarck
333 - yea it's pretty **** in the UK for running...

333 - yea it's pretty **** in the UK for running big engine cars. New 6er will probably be for me in a couple of years when I can afford it. The 640d seems like a wicked option, the fuel economy...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-28-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,856
Posted By bismarck
So my 645 is currently off the road with this...

So my 645 is currently off the road with this problem. Thinking of ordering a kit despite the extortionate postage costs (UK based) and getting my indy to fit it for me. Any advice / words of...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By bismarck
I've never seen this fix before, just the DIY of...

I've never seen this fix before, just the DIY of replacing the pipe with the extendable one. Not sure if it seems too good/cheap to be legit...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By bismarck
What's the next step?

Hi guys,

This is kinda following on from a thread I started before where I ran into a pretty serious issue (in terms of ) with the cooling system on my 645. To summarise - I've made the extremely...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By bismarck
Well I thought an update/conclusion might be...

Well I thought an update/conclusion might be worth briefly adding (although not a particularly good one). It seems as though the block needs to come out even to diagnose what is going on - to cut a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By bismarck
So got it up on the ramps and the expansion tank...

So got it up on the ramps and the expansion tank isn't leaking, nor seemingly are any of the pipes or hoses. It's the water pump which appears to be the problem. He's getting a bmw mechanic to come...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-24-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By bismarck
Yea I'll be changing the expansion tank...

Yea I'll be changing the expansion tank regardless of the cause of this problem. Won't be driving the car at all until I can get this sorted.


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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-24-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By bismarck
Okay quick update. Just went out to the car and...

Okay quick update. Just went out to the car and the water level in the expansion tank hasn't gone down (still full). The car started fine and no warnings came up although the check engine light is in...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-24-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By bismarck
Herb I've just realised that the expansion tank...

Herb I've just realised that the expansion tank is where you actually add the coolant etc (apologies, I'm not great with car lingo). This is on the driver's side for me as I'm in the UK and there...
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