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Forum: 6 Series 04-06-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,078
Posted By brown370
Bottom line, these are not cheap cars to...

Bottom line, these are not cheap cars to maintain. 1.) Keep 3-4 grand for unscheduled repairs. 2.) After your warranty ends, find a good reputable independent BMW repair shop and have them do your...
Forum: 6 Series 04-04-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,078
Posted By brown370
Yep I second what Yorgi said.

Yep I second what Yorgi said.
Forum: 6 Series 03-18-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,754
Posted By brown370
Spark Plugs

I used Bosch Plus 4 Iridium from AutoZone. Here is a copy of the BMW spark plug chart just look up you model.
Forum: 6 Series DIY 03-01-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By brown370
Sounds like you have a ground problem! My...

Sounds like you have a ground problem!

My guess is the radio, transmission and lights share a common ground. Check the ground wires. Clould be a loose wire or connector too.

As for the I...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 02-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By brown370
Ok remember to let us know what fixes it. ...

Ok remember to let us know what fixes it. :thumbup:
Forum: 6 Series DIY 02-27-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By brown370
if the key goes you will usually get a dash light...

if the key goes you will usually get a dash light warning.
Forum: 6 Series DIY 02-26-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By brown370
The car will crank if the cam sensor is bad, but...

The car will crank if the cam sensor is bad, but it will not crank if it does not get a crankshaft signal.
BTW, you will still have 12V to the coils.
Forum: 6 Series DIY 02-25-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By brown370
More than likely the ignition DME. If it is...

More than likely the ignition DME. If it is bad, you will not get a crankshaft signal or fuel pump operation.

The car will turn over but will not start because the computer does not know where...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,497
Posted By brown370
I had squirrels living in my engine bay and I did...

I had squirrels living in my engine bay and I did know it until my neighbor's wiring harness was eaten on his new Ford Mustang. I immediately checked my engine bay and found they were living in...
Forum: 6 Series 12-07-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,811
Posted By brown370
Hey guys! I just finished working on a 2006 BMW...

Hey guys! I just finished working on a 2006 BMW 750Li. The car had the following problems: Mis-fires on Cyl 3, 5, 6, 7, 8. Left Intake Camshaft Sensor bad and ignition coils on 3 and 6 cylinder...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-07-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,373
Posted By brown370
I would be scared the stuff would dislodge and...

I would be scared the stuff would dislodge and clog one of the passages in the engine block. I don't trust anything that says it stops leaks.

I have seen engines and radiators clogged with stop...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 11-01-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,049
Posted By brown370
I recommend moving the seat all the way forward...

I recommend moving the seat all the way forward and remove the rear bolts. Then move the seat all the way back and remove the front bolts. Then disconnect the battery before disconnecting any...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 07-11-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By brown370
I repair BMWs, VW and Audi in the Atlanta Area. ...

I repair BMWs, VW and Audi in the Atlanta Area.

mikebrown3346@gmail.com
Forum: 6 Series DIY 06-15-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By brown370
I am fully aware of why BMW registers the...

I am fully aware of why BMW registers the batteries and I understand what your saying about registering the battery, but the $1200 I saved on the two batteries, I can buy 11 more batteries if they...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 06-14-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By brown370
Battery Replacement

Pep Boys has a battery for BMWs and it only cost about $108 and they work just fine. Purchased two one for my 2004 645 and my 2007 X5. I know this is a old post but, it will help the next person...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 05-15-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,647
Posted By brown370
Update: Guys I know i used the AGA expanding...

Update:
Guys I know i used the AGA expanding pipe in my write-up, but now there are many pipes out now starting at about $200 compared to the $600 AGA pipe. ECS tuning just started carrying this...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 05-09-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,647
Posted By brown370
No, and I have done quite a few of these jobs...

No, and I have done quite a few of these jobs without any problems.
Forum: 6 Series DIY 03-24-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,647
Posted By brown370
No problem, I am glad I could help save you some...

No problem, I am glad I could help save you some money.
Forum: 6 Series 02-12-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,754
Posted By brown370
When I changed my plugs and reset my 645 iDrive. ...

When I changed my plugs and reset my 645 iDrive. It reset to 100,000 miles.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By brown370
I just drove from Atlanta to Dallas averaging...

I just drove from Atlanta to Dallas averaging about 65 MPH, using cruise control when possible and I could not get better that 18.5 MPG in my 4.8i.
Forum: 6 Series DIY 01-29-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,647
Posted By brown370
Thanks! l just returned from Afghanistan...

Thanks!

l just returned from Afghanistan myself Dec 26, 2012. I am a aircraft mechanic too!

I have worked at several Auto Craft Garages on Air Force Bases and I have 20 years experience...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,637
Posted By brown370
As for long life transmission fluid. I changed...

As for long life transmission fluid. I changed some on a 2002 Lexus GS 300 with 125K on it. The Lexus dealer refused to change it for her because it was lifetime. When I drained it, it looked like...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,637
Posted By brown370
Sorry, I was referring to the brake fluid getting...

Sorry, I was referring to the brake fluid getting moisture in it, not the transmission fluid.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,637
Posted By brown370
That is interesting to me because, all the fluids...

That is interesting to me because, all the fluids are so called "long life". I guess they are not after all.

Oh, long life is a term used to authorize longer maintenance intervals, which save...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By brown370
Both jobs require some work. I did them on my...

Both jobs require some work. I did them on my 645. They were very time consuming. The dealer is going to rape you. Find an independent shop that knows BMWs to do the job! I believe BMW quoted me $1K...
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