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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Ltmax
It never hurts to have more tools but for now I'm...

It never hurts to have more tools but for now I'm going to stick with my trusty Fluke it's never let me down yet, just is a bit inconvenient having to hook it up in series to get current reading so...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Ltmax
All the spark plug coils will come out without...

All the spark plug coils will come out without removing anything except for the small round plastic cap that screws onto a stud that holds the firewall insulation to the left (drivers side) fender...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Ltmax
Finally had some time to start trying to nail...

Finally had some time to start trying to nail down the slow battery drain problem tonight.

Took the once again dead battery out charged it up and hooked up some jumper cables to the battery...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Ltmax
I'm not sure software coding of the DME is way...

I'm not sure software coding of the DME is way beyond my scope of expertise. I'd just run the a/c all the time:)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Ltmax
My best bet would be that it was leaking...

My best bet would be that it was leaking antifreeze and owner kept topping it off with water before getting it fixed and you had a hard freeze and the frozen coolant cracked the cylinder wall or more...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Ltmax
Not sure you can adjust the idle speed as it's...

Not sure you can adjust the idle speed as it's electronically controlled by the DME. Most times when idle is low when warm you've got a vacuum leak somewhere. As much as these engines are known for...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-18-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Ltmax
I've had great luck with Detroit Axle, used their...

I've had great luck with Detroit Axle, used their stuff for years and never once had a single problem. Great quality and super affordable.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-11-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Ltmax
I'd say just be thankful that you've got it...

I'd say just be thankful that you've got it figured out and promises to fix it. A month or two from now you should be glad you stuck it out. The rear main seal is probably ok as any pressure in the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-08-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 59,630
Posted By Ltmax
I had the same issue after replacing my broken...

I had the same issue after replacing my broken plastic gear in the parking brake. Not many OBD-II tools will reset the fault after you get it fixed unless it's a really good one or made for BMW like...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-08-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,947
Posted By Ltmax
If it's an 04 and still has the original...

If it's an 04 and still has the original transmission I'd strongly advise a rebuilt mechatronic assembly ($800) as the plastic check balls inside are most likely worn out, the molded seals/gaskets on...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-05-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Ltmax
Sounds like you've had quite a run of bad luck. ...

Sounds like you've had quite a run of bad luck. Before you give up, lets try a few of the low cost issues that may be contributing to the problem. These engines are notorious for the valve stem...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-04-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Ltmax
The 2006 750li I bought had the same problem, I...

The 2006 750li I bought had the same problem, I wasn't sure how bad the fix was going to be but it was actually quite simple and only cost me $40 for a used on on e-bay.

Had to take both seats...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-02-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Ltmax
Glad to hear you got it sorted out finally.

Glad to hear you got it sorted out finally.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-01-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Ltmax
Got the replacement (used) power module today,...

Got the replacement (used) power module today, only took 15 minutes to swap it out, the car started right up and no issues clearing the old error codes using INPA so that was a relief.

Will test...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-29-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Ltmax
It's funny because I had to remove both drivers...

It's funny because I had to remove both drivers side handles when I got the top of the car repainted to fix a nasty door ding my paint-less dent guy couldn't get to. The wiring appeared to be in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-29-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Ltmax
Do my best to avoid my local dealerships whenever...

Do my best to avoid my local dealerships whenever possible except for the parts guys as they are great. All the service advisors seem to think that any time a 7 series comes in we are lemmings ripe...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-29-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Ltmax
Battery Drain, Never Going to Sleep

The 06 750li I bought last month has been suffering from battery drain since I got it. The previous owner installed a new battery and had it registered and with a full charge it'll go about two days...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-29-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Ltmax
There could be a link between the two depending...

There could be a link between the two depending on what's bad in the module.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Ltmax
Sounds like something wasn't quite right when you...

Sounds like something wasn't quite right when you put it back together. Can you open it up and post a few pictures of the gear and the shaft where the cables attach so we may be able to figure out...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Ltmax
With the blower acting up, first thing I'd...

With the blower acting up, first thing I'd suspect is the blower motor resistor assembly. There have been some others who had similar problems in some other posts and that was the culprit.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-26-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Ltmax
If it's on the same side as the vacuum pump, I'd...

If it's on the same side as the vacuum pump, I'd check that first as it can make a very similar sound as it wears.

Easy way to diagnose is to take the cover off, flip the bar inside the pump...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-25-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Ltmax
Most likely the heater control valve, the seals...

Most likely the heater control valve, the seals get hard plug up the lines and then you can't bleed the air out of the cooling system so you stay in a perpetual overheating condition.

Simple to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-25-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Ltmax
The two I bought were between $120 and $150 and...

The two I bought were between $120 and $150 and seemed to be very good quality from the bmwlogic7 folks, I really can't speak to how good or bad any others out there are as I can only speak from my...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-24-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Ltmax
To me it makes perfect sense that anything you...

To me it makes perfect sense that anything you can do to get these engines to run cooler will go a long way so it should hold true for the V12 also.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-23-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Ltmax
I posted the link for the thermostat last week...

I posted the link for the thermostat last week and it was edited out by one of the administrators so I don't want to make that mistake again. (might be rules about promoting sales from a specific...
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