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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By tampamark
Battery #3 in 5 1/2 years

It has been discussed before, these cars are a bear on the electrical system! I am at 66k miles and as I fully expected to happen at any moment, the alternator finally gave out. I am not sure if it...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By tampamark
When you got your Aux-In connector on ebay, you...

When you got your Aux-In connector on ebay, you need to harvest the pins from the connector you bought and insert them into the connector on the back of the CCC unit. They go into the pin assignment...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By tampamark
I haven't seen that problem before. I popped...

I haven't seen that problem before. I popped over to the large pool of users, the E60 subforum, to see if there was a reported issue like yours. Here is what I found:
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Forum: 6 Series DIY 02-06-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By tampamark
I have no experience with a reman'd alternator...

I have no experience with a reman'd alternator for the 6, but when I was younger I had tried that route. Didn't have the best experiences, but at that time it was what I could afford. Not to...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By tampamark
Available at any auto parts store. Add a fuse,...

Available at any auto parts store. Add a fuse, or add a circuit. Make sure and get the version that fits the 6 type of fuse.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By tampamark
I don't have any input on the...

I don't have any input on the turn-on-with-the-door scenario. But if you want a power source that switches on and off with the ignition immediately with no delays there is a source in the trunk fuse...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By tampamark
What year is your car, depending on which model...

What year is your car, depending on which model (645/650) it is a different fuse. And yes, if your lighter socket stops working always start with the fuse. In the 645 it is #61 in the trunk and if...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By tampamark
If you need rotors I have found Autohausaz.com to...

If you need rotors I have found Autohausaz.com to be the best pricing. I bought the Zimmerman rotors and they are great, supposedly they are the OEM manufacturer for Porsche/BMW anyway.

I changed...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By tampamark
In the diy section a guy was able to avoid 1300...

In the diy section a guy was able to avoid 1300 fix by doctoring the frame up himself
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=739594
Forum: 6 Series DIY 01-23-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,480
Posted By tampamark
You have tackled a lot on this car, the plugs are...

You have tackled a lot on this car, the plugs are the simple part! Great job my man. :thumbup:

You are right, if the back two were as easy as the first six a DIY wouldn't be needed.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By tampamark
LOL, no worries, always glad to help! :thumbup: ...

LOL, no worries, always glad to help! :thumbup:



Those are not intake related. The fender drains under the microfilter housings are just for runoff from the windshield and firewall area of...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By tampamark
This is a great device, but you have an Aux In on...

This is a great device, but you have an Aux In on your car do you not? Since you are in UK your 2006 will be the equivalent of our 2007 model which had Aux In as standard?

His car doesn't even...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By tampamark
It exits the same, behind the rear tire, only on...

It exits the same, behind the rear tire, only on the right side (passenger side). I have not pulled the trim out from that side so I cannot confirm the routing, but on the drivers side it is just...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By tampamark
Yes, you discovered the front drains. I can't...

Yes, you discovered the front drains. I can't think of any way to get to them except by using a vacuum to pull out the debris. Here is a thread I had started a while back about that one...

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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By tampamark
Yes, there is a separate SAT antenna, both are in...

Yes, there is a separate SAT antenna, both are in the boot lid.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=EK13&mospid=48815&btnr=65_1389&hg=65&fg=30&hl=26
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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By tampamark
Neither the 645 nor the 650 can stream music with...

Neither the 645 nor the 650 can stream music with the stock system. Matter of fact, you don't even have the option to hook up your music (phone/ipod/tape player/walkman/mp3 player/turntable) to your...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By tampamark
That is an awesome DIY, but old-school. The...

That is an awesome DIY, but old-school. The new-age method is the simple stent inserted at the front of the engine. Much less disassembly required.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By tampamark
I think it looks great! My previous Porsche had...

I think it looks great! My previous Porsche had black carpets with tan seats, it was a differentiated color option.

I personally prefer the solid color seats, if there was cream in them I would...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By tampamark
Did you have the alternator and battery checked...

Did you have the alternator and battery checked before replacing the battery? Usually it is one or the other, sometimes both, if you guessed then maybe it was wrong.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By tampamark
According to Jim, who has done a bunch of...

According to Jim, who has done a bunch of bimmers, no ECU change is necessary. From what I had read on the 5 series folks who made the gear change they had no issue. So change away!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By tampamark
Hey Wes, you should touch base with Jim Blanton...

Hey Wes, you should touch base with Jim Blanton at Performance Gearing. He specializes in BMW, there were some e60 guys that did the upgrade, read about it several years ago. From everything I...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,209
Posted By tampamark
I don't have a guide for you, I just grab...

I don't have a guide for you, I just grab whatever DVD-R was on sale, stick it in my Dell computer, and use good ole' Windows Explorer copy routine to move the MP3's to the disc. My current DVD-R...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By tampamark
Yes, clogs in the front drains are a problem. ...

Yes, clogs in the front drains are a problem. Here is a post from a while back showing the problem like you had and also a link to a DIY for getting to them to clear:
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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By tampamark
You are in the wrong forum, this is the E63/E64...

You are in the wrong forum, this is the E63/E64 lineup from 2004 to 2010. You need to post in the F12/F13 section of the 6 forum. You will get more relevant feedback there.

I can answer some...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By tampamark
unsealing headlight lenses

I have never done it, and a limited number of the current participants on this forum have probably done it. Roseng is one active member that has done this so he knows the ins and outs, he has also...
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