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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Ltmax
Bought mine from bmwlogicseven, the heater...

Bought mine from bmwlogicseven, the heater control valve is only a 15 minute job, you really ought to get it swapped out when you can.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-25-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Ltmax
Since posting this a few years ago I learned (the...

Since posting this a few years ago I learned (the hard way) about a few more things that usually go bad and how to prevent them:

1. The biggest suggestion I have is to install a low temp 90C/194F...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-25-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Ltmax
Posted this a while back and it's a pretty good...

Posted this a while back and it's a pretty good place to start.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883372&highlight=dirty+dozen
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-25-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Ltmax
I prefer to use the jack pads on all four...

I prefer to use the jack pads on all four corners. Jack pad adapters can be picked up pretty cheap online and it makes it a snap to lift the car without damaging anything. These are a very handy...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Ltmax
Here is the info: ...

Here is the info:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726218

BMW Part number is 65 83 9 241 764
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Ltmax
Many times you won't get a check engine light for...

Many times you won't get a check engine light for these issues unless the air leak is really big. IVM problems don't cause any codes at all but cause many problems.

This is a great little article...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Ltmax
I've done two of the bimmerfix sleeve repairs and...

I've done two of the bimmerfix sleeve repairs and they were pretty simple to do in about 4-5 hours. You have to take the lower crankshaft pulley off to get the water pump off but other than that it...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Ltmax
Unfortunately, more than likely the only thing...

Unfortunately, more than likely the only thing that's going to permanently fix the problem is to stop the source of oil leaking around the valve stem seals into the cylinders that causes the plugged...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Ltmax
As long as you are getting it registered it won't...

As long as you are getting it registered it won't make a difference either way is fine.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Ltmax
Several years ago I had the same problem, wound...

Several years ago I had the same problem, wound up having to replace the actual drive assembly inside the Nav unit. Got the entire drive from BMW for around $220 and it took about 30 minutes to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Ltmax
Can't go wrong with any good quality Bosch or NGK...

Can't go wrong with any good quality Bosch or NGK Platinum or Irridium.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-24-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Ltmax
One of these three things are most likely causing...

One of these three things are most likely causing the problem:

1. Split diaphragms or plastic hoses on one or both of the Crankcase vent valves
2. Valve cover/timing cover gasket leaks or oil...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-22-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ltmax
Have to agree with you on the price the shop...

Have to agree with you on the price the shop quoted you. It's nearly double what others are doing the same work for.

Sorry to hear you have decided to cut your losses.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-22-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Ltmax
The vacuum pump is simple to get out and putting...

The vacuum pump is simple to get out and putting back in is a snap as long as you slide a big socket over the crank bolt and rotate the engine around until the slot the vacuum pump slides into is...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-22-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Ltmax
The valve cover has to come off to change the...

The valve cover has to come off to change the timing cover gasket. It's about a 4-6 hour job (per side) the first time you do it. On the drivers side the alternator can be pushed aside enough to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-21-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Ltmax
Thanks for the tips, I think I'll pull the fiber...

Thanks for the tips, I think I'll pull the fiber optic loop out of my other 750li and start looping out MOST components and unplugging the power supplies one by one as my next course of action.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-19-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
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) 02-19-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
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) 02-19-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
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) 02-19-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
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) 02-19-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
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) 02-19-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
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: 227
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: 16
Views: 1,032
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: 59,942
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...
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