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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-27-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Ltmax
Timing cover Gasket or Alternator bracket Seal. ...

Timing cover Gasket or Alternator bracket Seal. Either way if you haven't already it's probably going to need new valve cover, timing cover, and alternator bracket gaskets and about 12 hours of...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-26-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Ltmax
If you can get the entire repair covered under...

If you can get the entire repair covered under warranty, I'd get the high dollar dealer repair as it's the best way to go and you will get another 2 years of dealer warranty as well plus you may be...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-22-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By Ltmax
Having owned 4 of them I have to agree with the...

Having owned 4 of them I have to agree with the posts above. If you are handy with a set of tools they are beautiful machines and are well worth having, but if you have to rely on the dealer or a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-13-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Ltmax
Nice video, appreciate you posting it, should...

Nice video, appreciate you posting it, should help out a lot if I ever have similar problems sometime down the road.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Ltmax
I think I'll just keep looking for another set...

I think I'll just keep looking for another set from a newer E39 so I know they will fit no problem and I like a bunch of the one's that came on it just not a big fan of these particular wheels.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Ltmax
Opinion on New Wheels

I'm thinking about putting some 2011 528i wheels on my 540i as the price is too good to refuse and the wheels that are on it are looking pretty dated.

I'm pretty sure that they will bolt right up...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-04-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Ltmax
I'd hate to not replace them and then have to do...

I'd hate to not replace them and then have to do the job all over six months down the road when the spark plug wells are filling up with oil. They seem to pull out pretty easily on some of the jobs...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-30-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Ltmax
Here is the parts list for a 750i, its been a few...

Here is the parts list for a 750i, its been a few years since I did the 745i, but the 745i needs the same parts but some of the part numbers are slightly different.

111 12 7 513 194 Valve Cover...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-30-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By Ltmax
On lots of cars (not the E65) when the valve...

On lots of cars (not the E65) when the valve seals are leaking it's because the valve guides have worn out and as the valve wobbles around up and down in the loose guide it ruins the seal. Simply...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-30-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Ltmax
I've done 3 of them (one just last weekend). ...

I've done 3 of them (one just last weekend). Takes me 4-6 hours per side and probably much longer if you haven't done it before.

This is not a job for someone who isn't very comfortable working...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-30-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By Ltmax
These cars are beautiful, ride really nice, and...

These cars are beautiful, ride really nice, and have depreciated to the point where you can get one for a very reasonable price.

Just try to buy one with low miles if you can as after 150k they...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-24-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By Ltmax
I would only replace the seals and use a shop...

I would only replace the seals and use a shop that does it without removing the engine or the cylinder heads. $3k or less is all you should have to spend.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By Ltmax
It's funny the first time I rode in my friends...

It's funny the first time I rode in my friends brand new 1998 M5 I was hooked, what an amazing car. Later on, my first BMW was an E39 540i, swapped it out for an X5, and then an F10 528i that looked...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-12-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,930
Posted By Ltmax
New top quality OEM style rotors and pads from a...

New top quality OEM style rotors and pads from a good supplier for the front and rear only cost about $400 and two hours labor at a maximum to do the job. You only need to replace the pads on the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 850
Posted By Ltmax
Had them on my 750i, and still have them on my VW...

Had them on my 750i, and still have them on my VW Phaeton, and my daughters Jag. I like them a lot but since I don't drive in snow much I really can't speak to their winter performance.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 850
Posted By Ltmax
Used both Michelin and Continental. I pretty...

Used both Michelin and Continental. I pretty much prefer Michelin as they always seem to last a lot longer, balance real nice, and ride smooth.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 850
Posted By Ltmax
I've had two cars with run flats (one was a 2011...

I've had two cars with run flats (one was a 2011 528i) and they both ran much nicer once I swapped them out for non run flats and the conventional tires were a lot cheaper and lasted longer as well. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Oil
Views: 945
Posted By Ltmax
You will probably get a million different...

You will probably get a million different opinions but I believe that the OEM oil was made by Castrol and it was 5w-40 synthetic.

I personally use either Mobil 1 0w-40 European Spec or 0w-40...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 850
Posted By Ltmax
Personally, I'd try to pick up a used rim (or set...

Personally, I'd try to pick up a used rim (or set of 4) on e-bay or Craigslist for a few hundred bucks instead of getting a brand new oem one from stealership.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-11-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 850
Posted By Ltmax
Hope you don't go back anytime soon. The prices...

Hope you don't go back anytime soon. The prices they are quoting are criminal. Find a good indy and tire shop and save yourself $3k.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Ltmax
The first time I ever did valve cover gaskets on...

The first time I ever did valve cover gaskets on one of these engines (on my 750i) I had a heck of a time getting the valve cover to sit flush back on top of the right cylinder head, had to take it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,926
Posted By Ltmax
Mine was the base stereo

Mine was the base stereo
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,926
Posted By Ltmax
Installed the Bavsoundworks Stage 1 Kit in my 09...

Installed the Bavsoundworks Stage 1 Kit in my 09 528i.

Very pleased with the results. I wouldn't say it's a completely amazing difference but you can certainly hear how much better the sound...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Ltmax
Hate to say it but I agree with moots, they...

Hate to say it but I agree with moots, they really need to be replaced in pairs so you can either buy a used OEM one to replace the new one you just installed or put another new one on the other...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Ltmax
Man that sucks.....I feel your pain. The...

Man that sucks.....I feel your pain. The secondary air system on that engine is a lousy design. Wish I had some good advice to pass along.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
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