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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Skarv
Happy to help. Never stop asking questions. If...

Happy to help. Never stop asking questions. If you look at Nitrogen's picture of the engine bay above, you will find a 3" to 4" hose going from the air box (the rectangular box with one corner cut...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,400
Posted By Skarv
Bye.

Bye.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,400
Posted By Skarv
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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-03-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,400
Posted By Skarv
Hi Guys: For those mustering the courage, I...

Hi Guys: For those mustering the courage, I just would reiterate that the rear seal is a fully seated o ring. It isn't that these can't fail. They can. But it is much less likely than the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-08-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Skarv
Really don't know. My guess would be to tighten...

Really don't know. My guess would be to tighten the braces first, and then align. Aligning to a possibly moving target is usually a bad idea. But frankly, I doubt it matters.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-08-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Skarv
You get a very similar sound from loose shock...

You get a very similar sound from loose shock tower braces. The black diagonal tubes that go from the shock towers to the center of the firewall. It isn't as easy to see the sweep of the washers,...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 04-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By Skarv
Hey Mark: If you do that test, do it in the...

Hey Mark:

If you do that test, do it in the presence of some aluminum and some steel in the solution as well. The issue is galvanic action. If the wrong metals are combined in the wrong...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 04-02-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By Skarv
Hi Mark: Bravo: This is just what I thought I...

Hi Mark: Bravo: This is just what I thought I should have done after I replaced mine. Slow thinking cost me $45 and for the extra money, I get the worry that it is going to fail again.

My...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-30-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Skarv
How did it go?

How did it go?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-13-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By Skarv
I would actually start with flushing and...

I would actually start with flushing and replacing the brake fluid as it is the cheapest to do, and should be done anyway if you can't remember when it was last done. If the fluid has absorbed...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,770
Posted By Skarv
I had the issue once when I bought the car. Went...

I had the issue once when I bought the car. Went to the dealer where the seller paid to have it fixed. Been fine since.

I've always thought BMW was wrong to charge him for what clearly was a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-08-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,771
Posted By Skarv
I'm sure its a misunderstanding because as I say,...

I'm sure its a misunderstanding because as I say, I've personally taken off the pan, and there is just no place for half the oil. Maybe he knows how to plumb into the the thing with the pan off, and...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-07-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,771
Posted By Skarv
Just to note... I think you have this wrong. ...

Just to note... I think you have this wrong. Dropping the pan will not get any more ATF out than simply opening the plug... except for the trivial amount soaked into the filter media. The issue...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By Skarv
Lausanne as a kid... Many many moons ago. Not...

Lausanne as a kid... Many many moons ago. Not French of l'academie... but rather of the auberge foosball table.

Looking forward to hearing your results. Hope it works as it would be a tragedy...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By Skarv
I'm sure you could do it on your own by finding...

I'm sure you could do it on your own by finding an appropriate Al tube that fits in the passage, But.....

I think you will end up spending more time finding the right piece, and then finding the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By Skarv
No worries mate. Two other things come to...

No worries mate.

Two other things come to mind:

Make sure the fan is working. If it isn't spinning when she was boiling... then you have found your problem. I once forgot to plug it back in...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Skarv
Hi Terry: Can you say whether the update fixes...

Hi Terry: Can you say whether the update fixes the haptic response issue?

What I mean is when you scroll down a playlist, the iDrive knob bounces with its "haptic feedback" when you get to...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By Skarv
The worst time to sell a car is when it is...

The worst time to sell a car is when it is broken. The buyer captures the value of the inconvenience of having it fixed!... and then some because so few people are willing to consider it at all.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-28-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,400
Posted By Skarv
Hi Guys... I'm pasting over here a comment I...

Hi Guys... I'm pasting over here a comment I made in the 6series forum about this fix. This is just an opinion, but since this is such a big financial issue for n62 I thought I'd share what this...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-27-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Skarv
I would vote for this approach as well. Not...

I would vote for this approach as well. Not only is the installation much less invasive, but it does remove the fundamental flaw. In fairness, the AGA solution does too.

As I understand the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-25-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By Skarv
Coug is correct, and there is the issue of the...

Coug is correct, and there is the issue of the battery needing to not only be "registered" with the car's computer as a new battery, but it needs to be registered as "lead acid" or "AGM" depending on...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-24-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By Skarv
My car was doing exactly what you are...

My car was doing exactly what you are suffering... and it was a failing regulator. I tested it at idle and even at high RPM and all was fine. Then at the battery shop... where they were going to...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 02-24-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Skarv
I'd say that standard practice should be for the...

I'd say that standard practice should be for the seller to allow you to take the car to your trusted mechanic for an inspection. If they have a problem with that... well, you have a problem, and you...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 02-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Skarv
My reading of the manual says 46 for the rears on...

My reading of the manual says 46 for the rears on a convertible can be between 38 and 46 depending on how much weight you are carrying in the car.. Their icon shows 2 passengers vs 4 with luggage
...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 02-13-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Skarv
I don't remember the manual making a distinction...

I don't remember the manual making a distinction between RFTs and normal tires, but logic would suggest that thanks to the softer sidewalls, the blowout issue would be much less of a risk for normal...
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