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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-30-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By BMWNY
My experience says you have to change the...

My experience says you have to change the sensors. I also may recommend looking @ craigslist.org. There are many good mechanics out of work from dealerships. The dealerships have fired all the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-20-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,232
Posted By BMWNY
The first step would be to completely do a...

The first step would be to completely do a drain/fill and put a new pan (filter built in) and gasket. Use only the ZF Fluid and make sure the level is correct. This may help and fix this completely....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-19-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,510
Posted By BMWNY
The ones near the door snap off. press up gently...

The ones near the door snap off. press up gently and then remove. Only put back end and middle clips. The rear seats have to be removed to get to the back ones. Again gentle upward pressure. Amazing...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-19-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,045
Posted By BMWNY
Carchek seems to be the company to deal with.

Carchek seems to be the company to deal with.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-17-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By BMWNY
No. I would keep the battery tender on all the...

No. I would keep the battery tender on all the time. It is a floating time of charger that will not damage the battery. I had one on for years and no problems and barely drove the car.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-11-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By BMWNY
I would highly recommend you call your State and...

I would highly recommend you call your State and inquire. Also call the previous owner. If this car was tampered with you have the right to return the vehicle for a full refund. Knowing all the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-05-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By BMWNY
You do not need to open up the hood all the time....

You do not need to open up the hood all the time. There are 2 wires that disconnect from the "Battery Tender Junior". It is a quick connect/disconnect. Take the wires and hook them up to the positive...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-28-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By BMWNY
NO, not for that price. Out of Warranty &...

NO, not for that price. Out of Warranty & Accident. No good. Hurts resale. Also these cars are "High cost of Ownnership". For that price, not worth it. If you can get it lower to about $13,000 and...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-20-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By BMWNY
Take your time & walk from the car for now. If...

Take your time & walk from the car for now. If the seller is desperate and willing to come down another 2K-3k then he/she is possibly hiding something and looking to get rid of the car immediately....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-20-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By BMWNY
Well for starters, I hope this will be your...

Well for starters, I hope this will be your second car. If there is no maintenance history on this car, then I would walk. You could be looking at a lot of problems from the coolant pipe to valve...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-13-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By BMWNY
High cost of ownership at this point. Be prepared...

High cost of ownership at this point. Be prepared for 3-5k per year average repairs and maintenance. I would walk especially if tranny service was not done.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-08-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By BMWNY
Matt: Reason being is that bmw n.a. Has...

Matt: Reason being is that bmw n.a. Has attorney's on retainer. Also each dealership has their own attorney's. So this mess up from the dealer must of been real bad or real imcompetence. If the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-08-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By BMWNY
Matt: CAN YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC WITH THE DEALER,...

Matt: CAN YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC WITH THE DEALER, THE MISDIAGNOSIS AND THE ATTORNEY. HOW DID THE DEALER MESS UP? WHAT DID THEY DO TO CAUSE THE FAILURE OF THE TRANNY? WE ALL WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. WE ALL...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-07-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,045
Posted By BMWNY
They are not covering the 745 Models because the...

They are not covering the 745 Models because the company spends a lot of time reading all the wonderful posts on the forums (LMAO). I know the 750's are better cars but is it also possible that...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-06-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By BMWNY
Do not attempt this yourself. I would find a good...

Do not attempt this yourself. I would find a good Indy who is willing to do it. Make sure that he knows how to hook up the temperature, run through the gears and follow the procedure. Purchase the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-06-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 80,106
Posted By BMWNY
Thumbs up This is the exact milaege that it occured. Mine...

This is the exact milaege that it occured. Mine was fixed by this SIB. Call the dealer and talk to them. The car may need an EGS Software Calibration:

SUBJECT
Harsh 3-2 and/or 2-1 Downshifts...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-05-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By BMWNY
Promanusa: You better nip this in the but....

Promanusa:

You better nip this in the but. The reason why they put the old fluid back was because BMW would of not paid for the new fluid under warranty. I would of paid for it myself. Although...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-04-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 80,106
Posted By BMWNY
I just had mine into the dealer told them of the...

I just had mine into the dealer told them of the hard 2-1 downshift when coming to a stop and they called a day later saying they ordered a new transmission. I'd say the same, to try a different...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-04-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By BMWNY
I need some help. 3 weeks ago I took my car in...

I need some help. 3 weeks ago I took my car in for a 60000 mile service and inspection. Upon getting my car back I was told that I had a leak in my transmission that needed to be fixed, but it was...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-03-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,766
Posted By BMWNY
Hope that will help. $350 is not a bad price for...

Hope that will help. $350 is not a bad price for the reprogramming. Let the dealer do it. But make sure they follow this procedure and you have these symptoms. I thought my tranny was going to fall...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-03-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,766
Posted By BMWNY
SUBJECT Harsh 3-2 and/or 2-1 Downshifts MODEL...

SUBJECT
Harsh 3-2 and/or 2-1 Downshifts
MODEL
E65 and E66 (7 Series) 745i and 745Li with N62 and GA6HP26Z transmission
Vehicles from SOP up to 03/2005
SITUATION
IMPORTANT:
Depending on the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-02-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By BMWNY
go to www.bavauto.com. The sensor needs to be...

go to www.bavauto.com. The sensor needs to be replaced or would of need to be replaced or the computer may have not reset properly. It is easy to take off and snap back in. The sensor should of not...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-30-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,612
Posted By BMWNY
It sounds to me like you need to take this to...

It sounds to me like you need to take this to another dealer. These cars are so complicated that it could be 1 of 20 different things. Somewhere you are not getting either fuel, air or power. The...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-27-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By BMWNY
Are you referring to the valve cover gaskets? The...

Are you referring to the valve cover gaskets? The dealer should know exactly what the cost will be and the time involved. At 13 hours and even @ 135 per hour (NY), you are looking @ 1,755 plus parts...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-27-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By BMWNY
RT Grove, no negativity intended. But it seems...

RT Grove, no negativity intended. But it seems like this 3-2 harsh downshift modification is just a short term fix. I would be curious to know if any other board members have had their car...
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