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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-19-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By stuartjohn24
Thats a fair bit of oxidation on the pipe! the...

Thats a fair bit of oxidation on the pipe! the block does not appear to be affected though? Perhaps the pipe is a low grade aluminium? What coolant are you using? The recommended coolant (G48) should...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-05-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By stuartjohn24
Sounds like your thermostat is getting jammed and...

Sounds like your thermostat is getting jammed and not allowing the coolant to circulate to the radiator, feel the radiator hoses top and bottom when the car begins to overheat again. they will both...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-05-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By stuartjohn24
Hello, As far as I am aware the DME has to...

Hello,

As far as I am aware the DME has to be in a blank or 'Virgin' state to be accepted by the car and pair with the CAS. I dont believe the DME can be entirely wiped to this state whilst in the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-24-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By stuartjohn24
Yeah that's right, however when the engine has...

Yeah that's right, however when the engine has started and it goes into closed loop control, then the entire engine speed/load is controlled via the valve lift, this is called valvetronic, the timing...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-24-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By stuartjohn24
I phrased that incorrectly, I didn't mean to...

I phrased that incorrectly, I didn't mean to fully close, it will vary from say fully open to 70% open for example to maintain some manifold vacuum for the CCV's. It's closed loop control, but the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,163
Posted By stuartjohn24
+1 Dynamic drive is hydraulic anti-roll bars...

+1

Dynamic drive is hydraulic anti-roll bars on the front and rear (which are pretty good best handling car I have driven of this size!!), think your getting confused with EDC?


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-22-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,163
Posted By stuartjohn24
Old thread I know.... I have an 02 UK spec, I...

Old thread I know.... I have an 02 UK spec, I have the three spoke steering wheel thought it must have been added on at a later date, however the option is in the original build vehicle order code. I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-22-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By stuartjohn24
Thats right, throttle body is used for about 60...

Thats right, throttle body is used for about 60 seconds from cold start, then valvetronic takes over and air intake volume is controlled by valve lift. However the throttle body is used to maintain...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-13-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Hi Mr B, Thanks for posting the photo, the...

Hi Mr B,

Thanks for posting the photo, the trim is different however it may be possible to use the camera (or similar) that I have used. The camera can be mounted on the surface of the trim, 95%...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
UPDATE: Been busy lately replacing a failed...

UPDATE:

Been busy lately replacing a failed water pump and valley pan gasket.

I have finally got the PDC working, had a rear sensor go out while the front was being worked on.

Anyway here...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-17-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
I will when I get chance, I have removed the...

I will when I get chance, I have removed the trims and sensors on the front bumper while they are being re-sprayed. Hopefully get them back on later in the week.



Yes the video IC does...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-16-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Hello, I have just got round to uploading a...

Hello,

I have just got round to uploading a video of the system working in my E65.

It was difficult to get the brightness ideal in the car while showing the gear selection, you should get the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-15-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Hi, thanks for your comment. It's been a...

Hi, thanks for your comment.

It's been a fair bit of work, but I'm happy with the result, I finished the software yesterday morning and it's working great.

The cost of parts has been pretty...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-14-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Hello, that's right, the ISP connector is there...

Hello, that's right, the ISP connector is there to program the microprocessor, the serial is used for diagnostics and adjusting the colour and a few parameters of the video chip.

I managed to get...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-13-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Here's the latest, finally the PCBs arrived on...

Here's the latest, finally the PCBs arrived on Wednesday, I have been busy assembling a first off for final testing and software development.

Here is it....
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-31-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
I want it to be as easy to install as possible...

I want it to be as easy to install as possible and avoid cutting wires where ever is possible.

Regarding the signal for the reverse light, I'm tempted to remove the pin that fits into the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-29-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Thanks for the comment, I understand there are...

Thanks for the comment, I understand there are plenty of RGB interfaces on the market for the E65.

The reason I have designed mine is because you cannot have the PDC radar view available if you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-27-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Excellent thanks! I'm going to start getting...

Excellent thanks!

I'm going to start getting the enclosures machined this week and make a start on the harnesses.

I will update as and when.

Regards

Stuart
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-27-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
UPDATE: The remaining parts arrived today...

UPDATE:

The remaining parts arrived today from Mouser, I have used the same enclosure as the OEM switch box, it's compact and ideal for the job.

I won't win any awards for originality but at...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-27-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Hi Rippjd, The current design uses just the...

Hi Rippjd,

The current design uses just the reverse input, a diode could be used if you wish to have a secondary switch.

The camera is powered directly from the module, it has a switched 12V...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-25-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
UPDATE: Thanks for the support and interest,...

UPDATE:

Thanks for the support and interest, I have been busy finishing the board layout and tweaking a few things.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Hi Nygel, A MOST audio interface? I started...

Hi Nygel,

A MOST audio interface? I started looking at this last year and got hold of some of the MOST interface controllers.

I was trying to extract audio from the MOST but without knowing...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-09-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Thanks for all the interest! It's been better...

Thanks for all the interest! It's been better received than I was expecting!

I'm working on costings this weekend and finalising the design.

I will order a couple of boards to the final design...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-06-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Thanks guys, I'm aiming to make this affordable,...

Thanks guys, I'm aiming to make this affordable, the more boards and parts I can order the cheaper they will be.

Due to everyone moving over to digital TV over the last ten years it's difficult to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-06-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By stuartjohn24
Yes it's all exactly the same. Stuart ...

Yes it's all exactly the same.

Stuart


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