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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-17-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Solenoids

Could very well be the solenoid responsible for that particular gear. The cheapest way to go is to replace that individual solenoid and all the seals under the valve body. Obviously the most...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-11-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
The transmissions are sturdy but fluid and filter...

The transmissions are sturdy but fluid and filter changes are key.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-11-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
This is my 5th trans oil change and the car...

This is my 5th trans oil change and the car itself has always been level. I had the 5079 error code before changing the seals. The seal change has improved my shifting especially in sport mode. I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-10-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Added comment

I would have changed solenoids if mine was shifting hard. I only did the Mecha sleeve because I suspected transmission fluid in my connector causing a connection error. I replaced the other 5 seals...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-10-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
dumb question

Are you following the fill procedure to the letter on a level surface. Did you do the seal service yourself?
Clear all the codes and learned behaviors with INPA ?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-10-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
symptoms

What are your symptoms ?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-10-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
How much fluid

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 liters
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Transmission Fault 5079

Getting a Transmission fault "drive moderately" at start up however the car drives great shifts as good as ever. Put in all new seals between the valve body and the transmission including mechatronic...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-28-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Front Strut Mount understanding

On old school BMWs the strut mounts have bearings built in that allow the entire strut to turn. On the e65 it seems the mount and bearing only allow the strut body to turn but not the shaft ?
I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-22-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Borla Catback system available in Richmond Va

I need to go back to a factory exhaust system and would be willing to trade a 2 year old 20,000 mile Borla Catback system. Any possibilities or leads would be appreciated. I will buy a system from a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Anyone need a AGA coolant pipe replacement kit ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321249877428?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649#ht_487wt_1378

Purchased the parts then found out my N62 did not need pipe replacement.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-14-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Anyone need a AGA coolant pipe replacement kit ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321249877428?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649#ht_487wt_1378

Purchsed the parts then found out my N62 did not need pipe replacement.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-22-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Change is good

Replaced mine this past weekend and the difference is significant. Mine obviously had never been changed in 12 years.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-17-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Me too

I need a right headlight if anybody has one. I am in Richmond Va.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-01-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,063
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
No DSP in a 95 740il is it ?

No DSP in a 95 740il is it ?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-01-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Can you hear the starter engaging but it will not...

Can you hear the starter engaging but it will not turn over the engine ? Sometimes the extra chain or broken guides will lodge in the lower timing cover and bind things up. This could be good, since...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-26-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,968
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
There are some videos on youtube but its pretty...

There are some videos on youtube but its pretty simple.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-26-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Beckerautosound

Talked to these guys a few times and found out they dont repair the circuitboards they just replace the entire board which is basically plug and play. I tried to buy boards from them and they would...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-24-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,667
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Sway bar

I did a little research and found nothing after market for our cars. Since you have an il you are ahead of the game because you have a rear sway bar to begin with. The short model doesnt, not even...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-24-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,040
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
6 speed conversion

Yes it can be done, even on the IL model. The driveshaft may need to be custom modified by a specialty shop but it is definetly doable. Check the Euro side of the ETK and see if the IL over there was...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-28-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Do you have the actual lighters in the...

Do you have the actual lighters in the receptacles. If so one may be shorting out or stuck engaged. Try removing them.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-13-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
e38 smallscreen fs

Anyone interested in a small screen with vavona wood, great working condition. Just upgraded to widescreen. Pictures upon request. Cars birthday is 3/2000.
PM or email me with offers whatever works...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-08-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Windshield washing and Brake fluid levels should...

Windshield washing and Brake fluid levels should reset when full. Could possibly be the sensors on both. Break lines I am not sure what that is.
You can fool the brake and washer level sensors to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-05-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Did you ever solve your problem ?

My timing kit had two locking pins. I ended up using the shorter of the two which was supposed to be for the X5 i think.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-05-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By Bigrobsbmw
Nevermind I orderd 5 yards to be safe.

Nevermind I orderd 5 yards to be safe.
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