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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-05-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,123
Posted By Ltmax
You don't have to recode anything and you can...

You don't have to recode anything and you can leave the battery connected. It's an easy 30 minute fix that anyone can do themselves.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-05-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,372
Posted By Ltmax
Before going any further get a new battery and...

Before going any further get a new battery and register it. Lot's of problems can pop up when the battery goes flat. Next I'd replace the integrated supply module before going any further. Only...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-19-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Ltmax
My Ctek charger does, and it usually takes 36 or...

My Ctek charger does, and it usually takes 36 or more hours to fully charge the battery.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-16-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,361
Posted By Ltmax
Yup, the first time I did them, I was cussing,...

Yup, the first time I did them, I was cussing, and could have sworn that they gave me the wrong gasket seals. I had one heck of a time getting the passenger side lower fasteners to go on until I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-16-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,361
Posted By Ltmax
Believe it or not, once you've done them a few...

Believe it or not, once you've done them a few times and learned the tricks, it's not that bad of a job but still takes some time.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,361
Posted By Ltmax
You may kick yourself down the road, timing cover...

You may kick yourself down the road, timing cover gaskets are only about another 30 minutes of work once you get the valve covers off. Really nice work on the valve seals though!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-16-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Ltmax
Can you get your hands on a multimeter and check...

Can you get your hands on a multimeter and check the voltage at the battery, it should be above 12.5 volts, (if not charge it before going any further) after that check the voltage at the charging...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-16-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,361
Posted By Ltmax
Congrats, nice work!!

Congrats, nice work!!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-15-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Ltmax
Just push in on the silver metal clip and pull...

Just push in on the silver metal clip and pull the plug off. Nice and simple
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-15-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By Ltmax
Having owned my 750i for the last 2 years and 3...

Having owned my 750i for the last 2 years and 3 E39's prior to that,(and usually having some type of German car in my driveway every other weekend fixing something or another for friends or folks who...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-14-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,153
Posted By Ltmax
Sweet, can't wait. Until then I'll have to stick...

Sweet, can't wait. Until then I'll have to stick with my cheap bootleg software and cable that cost $35 as $250 for pirated stuff from Czech Republic is a little too expensive for me...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-14-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,026
Posted By Ltmax
Had the same problem on my 07 750i, picked up a...

Had the same problem on my 07 750i, picked up a used cd changer on E-b*y for $225 and swapped it out in about 45 minutes following the video on youtube showing how to take the dash apart. Been...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,361
Posted By Ltmax
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,361
Posted By Ltmax
Are you noticing any difference between the...

Are you noticing any difference between the exhaust seals and the ones on the intake side? Many other cars I've done this job on (haven't done any E65/66's yet) only needed exhaust seals as they got...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,670
Posted By Ltmax
I do agree that valve stem seals shouldn't leak...

I do agree that valve stem seals shouldn't leak at such low mileage. I think it's related to the extended oil change intervals and the higher coolant temps they have to put up with.

Not all 7's...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,670
Posted By Ltmax
Luxury costs money, I'll take a beautiful driving...

Luxury costs money, I'll take a beautiful driving higher maintenance BMW over boring and reliable Japanese cars any day.

Having worked on cars for 35+ years, I can tell you that German cars are...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-12-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By Ltmax
I'd run not walk away from that dealer and his...

I'd run not walk away from that dealer and his overcharging.

Any reputable transmission shop can fix it for less than 1/3 that price with warranty.

ZF transmissions are in half the cars on...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-09-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Ltmax
You can try replacing the 2 after cat O2 sensors...

You can try replacing the 2 after cat O2 sensors (they are the ones that tell the computer that your Cat's are bad), non-oem or used ones can be had very cheap and they will work just fine.

Bad...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-09-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Ltmax
Two of the leads on the O2 sensor are for a...

Two of the leads on the O2 sensor are for a little heating element inside that gets the sensor up to temp faster so it can read correctly. Sounds like you've got a bad new sensor or damaged the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By Ltmax
I'm glad you're taking it so well, personally I'd...

I'm glad you're taking it so well, personally I'd be furious if my dealer stuck it to me for another $1200 to repair something they should have redone for free and in the process forcing me to buy...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 21,667
Posted By Ltmax
I'd check these 4 things first. Good news is...

I'd check these 4 things first. Good news is that most of them are pretty cheap to fix.

1. Battery voltage with engine off above 12.6 volts (if not replace/register battery)
2. Battery voltage...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-04-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,248
Posted By Ltmax
Welcome to the board. 745's are beautiful cars...

Welcome to the board. 745's are beautiful cars but if you can afford it', I'd recommend stepping up to the later model 750. They have fewer problems than the early 02-04 models, the I-Drive...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-29-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By Ltmax
What an absolute rip off, that job is less than 2...

What an absolute rip off, that job is less than 2 hours total and parts are next to nothing. Any transmission shop or decent indy repairman with basic skills can do this job for a fraction of that...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-27-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,213
Posted By Ltmax
I've got two CTEK chargers and love them. Top up...

I've got two CTEK chargers and love them. Top up my 750i quarterly and it always takes about 16-30 hours to fully recondition the battery so they are well worth the investment. Also like that you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-30-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By Ltmax
I doubt that they are actually warped, more...

I doubt that they are actually warped, more likely is that they weren't seated down correctly or the leak is actually coming from one of the other dozen or so o-rings and seals along the top of the...
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