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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-20-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 32,217
Posted By MOPAULY
It's probably reasonable based on the amount of...

It's probably reasonable based on the amount of labor to access and replace the part, it's a bit of a PITA. Depending on the mileage of your car, you may also want to take the opportunity to change...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-19-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 32,217
Posted By MOPAULY
See if the alternator bracket oil seal leak is...

See if the alternator bracket oil seal leak is applicable to your car - it's a bracket that holds the alternator against the engine block. When the o-ring gasket fails you will begin to see a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-15-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 32,217
Posted By MOPAULY
best tool ever made! I bought one of the first...

best tool ever made! I bought one of the first run kits and it worked flawlessly. Without Martin our German car owning life would be much harder!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-30-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By MOPAULY
seriously, check your sanity and wallet lol

seriously, check your sanity and wallet lol
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-29-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By MOPAULY
EWS is what 745 mentioned - make sure that is...

EWS is what 745 mentioned - make sure that is synchronized - you need BMW software to do it, or have the dealer do it for you.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By MOPAULY
have you confirmed alternator voltage and that...

have you confirmed alternator voltage and that it's charging properly?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By MOPAULY
sounds like your ABS module - are these the only...

sounds like your ABS module - are these the only codes set? How many miles on the car? I was getting DSC pre charge pump errors. The module itself is fine, but internally, certain solder joints can...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By MOPAULY
yes, been through this before, security...

yes, been through this before, security protection - you will need the software to do it.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 32,217
Posted By MOPAULY
I don't know if he's on the forum as much, but...

I don't know if he's on the forum as much, but send him an email - the valve stem repair was one of the largest I've had to do to my car, taking almost 30 hours of labor to do it; BUT despite a few...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-28-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By MOPAULY
owning any 7 series in high mileage is risky - up...

owning any 7 series in high mileage is risky - up to you if you want to take on that risk.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-13-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By MOPAULY
dumb question guys, but is the car still...

dumb question guys, but is the car still serviceable while the module is removed or is it off the road for a few weeks? I had the initial warning lights across the board, and now just DSC. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-26-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By MOPAULY
google and fire up DIS to dig deeper

google and fire up DIS to dig deeper
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-25-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By MOPAULY
the tools is about $1000 to do it, depending on...

the tools is about $1000 to do it, depending on where you live you may want to find an independent to do it for you. Dealer will not use the tool, but rather remove the heads which is $$$$$
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-21-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,791
Posted By MOPAULY
You really have to do your research before...

You really have to do your research before purchasing one of these cars - I did tons of it here, and haven't had as many issues (yet) as others - with any used German car, buyer beware is crucial.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-21-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,791
Posted By MOPAULY
There is something to be said for Japanese...

There is something to be said for Japanese reliability, but nothing quite feels or drives like the German hardware. The Japanese high line cars are a bit boring to drive in comparison. It's a love...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-16-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By MOPAULY
I would clear all of the codes, wait for the...

I would clear all of the codes, wait for the light to come on, then verify which remain. I'm battling possibly 02 sensors at this time myself.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-16-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By MOPAULY
the transmission oil pan incorporates the filter...

the transmission oil pan incorporates the filter - if you change this you do both in one - however if you are high mileage / never been changed I would advise against it as you may cause further...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-16-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By MOPAULY
AGA collapsible tube or stent?

I don't have a coolant pipe failure (yet...) however want to be prepared for the eventual day it comes. I've seen commentary about both the AGA pipe kit ($600) and the stent, I think around $200. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-10-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By MOPAULY
DIS values / O2 diagnosis

Still trying to diagnose if my o2 sensors are bad, below is the output from DIS; What does the value for lambda adaptation reveal? All of this started shortly after I replaced the fuel pump.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-10-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By MOPAULY
I've used this trick before on my '67 Austin...

I've used this trick before on my '67 Austin Healey, to hold the valve in place with a bent coat hanger while I changed the valve seals out. There is a fine line on these cars as to applying...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-07-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,049
Posted By MOPAULY
how did you shim it? was thinking of doing this...

how did you shim it? was thinking of doing this when I do a preventative water pump replacement.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-02-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,030
Posted By MOPAULY
Do you have DIS? From DIS, this taken from the...

Do you have DIS? From DIS, this taken from the below link; I *think* you can also do it with Rheingold ISTA/D however I'm not sure as I don't recall the options; it's a little bit of an odd process....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-02-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,030
Posted By MOPAULY
I saw that, thanks though!

I saw that, thanks though!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-02-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,030
Posted By MOPAULY
never mind, figured it out in DIS thanks to some...

never mind, figured it out in DIS thanks to some additional searching and reading between the lines, what a PITA!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-02-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,030
Posted By MOPAULY
2F44 EWS immobilizer

Testing with modules in Rheingold /D yesterday, car ran fine, go to start again, starter cranks, no fire.

Code is reporting 2F44, apparently the immobilizer was tripped, however I cannot seem to...
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