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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,870
Posted By Skarv
if you have the socket handy, that is a good...

if you have the socket handy, that is a good solution. But I found that I was able to turn it by pulling the serpentine as it came off the bottom of balancer, and pushed the top of the balancer. A...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-08-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
Good news on the Alternator seal is that unlike...

Good news on the Alternator seal is that unlike the water leak it is rarely catastrophic. You might end up with an annoying oil drip, but not usually anything that will drain the engine. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-08-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
Spot on mate!

Spot on mate!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-03-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
Alternator seals you describe are the same thing...

Alternator seals you describe are the same thing I believe. Would have to see it, but the alternator bracket is what needs the seal so it makes sense. As of the thermostat parts, I just don't...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-02-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
Alternator bracket seal is a good idea too, but...

Alternator bracket seal is a good idea too, but unlike the water pump, that will be a bit of extra labor. But just a bit, not a LOT like it would be if you were to have to do it as a separate job. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-02-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
The main thing you NEED to replace is the water...

The main thing you NEED to replace is the water pump. Doing so should cost you ZERO labor since the one in there has to come out to put in the stent. So I would guess you could go crazy online...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-31-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
There is a lot of work to do if you want to...

There is a lot of work to do if you want to replace the coolant pipe with the collapsable version. If you choose the Bimmerfix solution (which I would) all you have to do is take the belts and some...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-31-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
One last pitch. If you are even vaguely...

One last pitch. If you are even vaguely mechanical, or have one good friend who is mechanical and likes beer, you might try to do this yourself. All the tools it will take is what Bimmerfix sends...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-31-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
Hmmm.. different on your car. Mine is a 6...

Hmmm.. different on your car. Mine is a 6 series and still has a temp gauge. But either way, I'm sure there is a low coolant indicator that will ring on the dash if it gets low in the reservoir. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-31-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
If you take a big jug of water, I think you would...

If you take a big jug of water, I think you would be fine. My understanding is that this problem is pretty slow when it first develops. Just watch your temp gauge and stop every time the 'low...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-31-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
Well... my final comment on it. If he thinks it...

Well... my final comment on it. If he thinks it is "not ideal", then as an engineer, I respectfully disagree.

Either he doesn't understand the engineering of the seal... which I doubt since you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-31-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
I think I'd pitch him too on the idea that he...

I think I'd pitch him too on the idea that he could get a pretty good stream of business from BMW owners that are looking to get this problem solved. In fact, if he charged $1000 for the bimmerfix...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-31-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
Posted By Skarv
That's not a terrible price for what he's doing. ...

That's not a terrible price for what he's doing. Not great, but not terrible. The real question is what he, or someone else, would charge to to the bimmerfix sleeve. It would have to be...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
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) 06-03-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,298
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 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
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 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
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: 1,950
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: 1,950
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 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By Skarv
How did it go?

How did it go?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,764
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 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,875
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 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,132
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 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,132
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 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,451
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...
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