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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By rebel.ranter
Here's the specs for the original battery: ...

Here's the specs for the original battery:

http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E64/USA/645Ci-N62/L-N/jul2004/browse/vehicle_electrical_system/original_bmw_battery_warranty_only/

As for...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By rebel.ranter
Not sure what I can do for you, I am the other...

Not sure what I can do for you, I am the other side of the Atlantic Ocean (plus the entire continent of North America! :))

What is it you're looking for & maybe we can help or direct you to some...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By rebel.ranter
Good spot there Yorgi. The reason that they...

Good spot there Yorgi. The reason that they recommend to stay away from LL04 outside these areas is due to poor quality fuel.

Here's some further information from TIS:

SBS3 Specified oils BMW...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By rebel.ranter
BMW specify that it must be LL04 compliant 0W30...

BMW specify that it must be LL04 compliant 0W30 oil. Castrol EDGE fully synthetic 0W30 is one such oil. You could also use 5W30 too. One of the guys that used to frequent this forum (davy_b) put this...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 08-11-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,427
Posted By rebel.ranter
Just also to note that there are tonnes of part...

Just also to note that there are tonnes of part numbers for the LM2 that will work in your car.
Really all you need to know as Yorgi says is if your car has AHL or not.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 08-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By rebel.ranter
It doesn't code on my 2006 car. However it is...

It doesn't code on my 2006 car. However it is really handy to have in the glove box.
I picked up the wifi dongle on EBay, VLink.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 08-04-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By rebel.ranter
www.bmcables.com www.cable-shack.co.uk ...

www.bmcables.com

www.cable-shack.co.uk

You might have to update the Daten files in NCS Expert for the 2010 car but that is easy enough. Plenty of guides online on how to do that.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By rebel.ranter
What phone are you trying to use that is not...

What phone are you trying to use that is not working?

I have used all generations of iPhone with my e63 right up to the iPhone 5 & iPhone 5S. Bluetooth works fine. The two issues I have had with...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-25-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,568
Posted By rebel.ranter
The emblem is part of the airbag, it is well...

The emblem is part of the airbag, it is well secured to the front cover of the airbag with metal clips.
Just remember when you're sticking an emblem over the original you have now created a little...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By rebel.ranter
Avoid SSS unless you have the proper interface....

Avoid SSS unless you have the proper interface. Stick with NCS Expert for coding & winKFP for other updates like changing VIN in second hand modules.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By rebel.ranter
Unfortunately without reading fault codes it...

Unfortunately without reading fault codes it could be anything! Faulty ignition coil, failed plug, faulty HFPF unit, lambda (oxygen) sensor gone bad, can shaft sensor, anything!
Worth investing in a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-07-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By rebel.ranter
This was a 3 part documentary made by BMW & the...

This was a 3 part documentary made by BMW & the Discovery Channel showing the path of the car going through the design, testing & production phases. Even if you're not fond of the big 6 the content...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-05-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By rebel.ranter
If you have a break in the MOST fibre optic...

If you have a break in the MOST fibre optic circuit then you could get an error like that. I (temporarily) had that issue in an e92 M3 last weekend when I was installing a Dension Gateway & AVR & TV...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-05-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By rebel.ranter
The blue cable you have might only be K CAN. You...

The blue cable you have might only be K CAN. You need a D CAN cable for cars with a build date after March 2007.
DIS v57 is the last available version, it went to th newwe ISTA/P system after that.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,319
Posted By rebel.ranter
This app is BMW specific & it will read ALL...

This app is BMW specific & it will read ALL modules in your BMW. The other device you linked to is generic & will read many cars, however it will only read engine codes, the BMWhat app will talk to...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,803
Posted By rebel.ranter
Tanks for the pics! Where there's a will there's...

Tanks for the pics! Where there's a will there's a way!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-25-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,803
Posted By rebel.ranter
Great! That's why I was asking about it! It is...

Great! That's why I was asking about it! It is tricky in the 6, a bit easier in the 5.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-25-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,803
Posted By rebel.ranter
Looks great. Can you post a few pics of your...

Looks great. Can you post a few pics of your iDrive controller?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,319
Posted By rebel.ranter
Another option for reading BMW specific codes is...

Another option for reading BMW specific codes is the BMWhat App available in the iTunes App Store & Android store.
You will also need to buy a VLink Wifi OBD unit (~$25).
Better than any code...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-22-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,319
Posted By rebel.ranter
Nope, the Check Engine light only comes on when...

Nope, the Check Engine light only comes on when there's a fault. There are a number of reasons why the Check Engine light will come on so you really need to get the associated fault codes read to...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-16-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By rebel.ranter
Go for the Dension 500S BT, that does the lot.

Go for the Dension 500S BT, that does the lot.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-11-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By rebel.ranter
I would love an F12/13 but actually when you...

I would love an F12/13 but actually when you think about it they have more in common with an e92/93 3 series. The e63/64 6 Series to me actually looks more distinctive, in a good way. I don't think...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-04-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By rebel.ranter
With regards to a spare wheel solution you can...

With regards to a spare wheel solution you can pick up a space saver kit. There's usually ones advertised on Adverts.ie or DoneDeal.ie. Here's mine:...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-04-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By rebel.ranter
The best iphone based diagnostics to get is iOBD2...

The best iphone based diagnostics to get is iOBD2 (free app but you need to buy their Wifi dongle, 70:

http://www.iobd2.org/iobd2-bmw/

After that then the BMWhat app at 30 is good, you need a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By rebel.ranter
Just for completeness here is the guide for...

Just for completeness here is the guide for registering a like-for-like replacement of the battery in DIS/GT-1:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lrh12qooc3agezg/Registering_Battery_Using_DIS.pdf

Here...
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