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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-29-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,746
Posted By joej85
I doubt BMW will accept a return of an electrical...

I doubt BMW will accept a return of an electrical part.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-28-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,746
Posted By joej85
Alternator +1 When the regulator goes bad in...

Alternator +1

When the regulator goes bad in the alternator the voltage goes way up and alot of the modules shut down. This explains why your instrument cluster is not working. The car will stay...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-28-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,320
Posted By joej85
I fogot to mention in my prior post, but E46 xi...

I fogot to mention in my prior post, but E46 xi models tend to sell for $1k or more less than the E46 i models here in NC. We do get some snow here, but not alot and most people aren't looking for...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-26-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,320
Posted By joej85
I bought a 2002 325xi for my daughter about 8...

I bought a 2002 325xi for my daughter about 8 months ago for $7200. It has 120k miles on it. It has tinted windows, which must have been done with the car was new, because the inside is in above...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-01-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,031
Posted By joej85
Our cars are very sensitive to the quality of...

Our cars are very sensitive to the quality of fuel that is used in them.

When I use 100% pure gas (no ethanol), my car gets 2-3 more mpg than it does when I use gas that has 10% ethanol. I think...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-16-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 70,140
Posted By joej85
The trunk lid on my car used to both open and...

The trunk lid on my car used to both open and close using the button on the dash. When the dealer updated the programming on the car when they had it in the shop, I lost the ability to close the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-03-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,514
Posted By joej85
I am sure the pump has a flow spec, but I have no...

I am sure the pump has a flow spec, but I have no idea what it is. Its sort of like a vacuum cleaner operating in reverse, so I would expect quite a bit of airflow.

If the intake hose to the pump...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-03-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,514
Posted By joej85
The secondary airflow system exists to heat up...

The secondary airflow system exists to heat up the catalytic converters under cold start conditions so they start working faster. The system only activates when the engine is started when cold. As...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-20-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,356
Posted By joej85
The computers in the car store errors internally...

The computers in the car store errors internally of minor malfunctions, like the brake light switch not working correctly intermittently (and thousands of other things...). If the error repeats, the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-17-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,378
Posted By joej85
When I run premium, I get about 2 more mpg than...

When I run premium, I get about 2 more mpg than with regular. This is about 10% increase in mpg overall which means I burn 10% less fuel when I use premium.

As long as premium is less than 10%...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-16-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,614
Posted By joej85
Sorry to tell you, but there is no transmission...

Sorry to tell you, but there is no transmission dipstick under the hood on a 2005 745li. The transmission fluid is pumped in to the fill hole on the side of the transmission from beneath the car.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-22-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,927
Posted By joej85
Here is my $.02 on your situation with this car. ...

Here is my $.02 on your situation with this car.

After you get everything thoroughly dry, most of the electronics should work fine. You will probably need to remove some of the electronics...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-21-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By joej85
I had the same problem and did exactly the same...

I had the same problem and did exactly the same thing. I stood up the wiper and "bent" the "hoops" that hold the actual rubber wiper blade until the air deflector was further away from the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-06-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,124
Posted By joej85
I just had to replace my tires. I wanted the...

I just had to replace my tires. I wanted the Conti DWS, but they were out of stock, so I went with the Michelin Pilot A/S Plus. The set cost about $200 more than the Contis would have (after the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-17-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By joej85
I think thats a standard feature. Even my old 89...

I think thats a standard feature. Even my old 89 735i has the heated windshield. I am pretty sure that its even standard on the older 3 series cars as well.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-11-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,731
Posted By joej85
$160 @...

$160 @ autohausaz....http://www.autohausaz.com/search/product.aspx?sid=midaqs55wag2odeb14snql45&partnumber=11517586780
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-11-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,702
Posted By joej85
CPO won't cover this unfortuntately. Audio...

CPO won't cover this unfortuntately. Audio systems are excluded from CPO.

If you have INPA and/or DIS you can force a CD changer reset which will unload the cd and allow you to remove the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-10-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By joej85
www.autohausaz.com free shipping on $50+...

www.autohausaz.com free shipping on $50+ orders.

These guys usually beat everybodys prices when I shop around. I have ordered from them many times.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-09-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By joej85
No. Luckily the cars aren't that sensitive.

No. Luckily the cars aren't that sensitive.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-08-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,085
Posted By joej85
I changed LAENDERVARIANTE_BNDB_MMI back to us...

I changed LAENDERVARIANTE_BNDB_MMI back to us today.

MPG calcs are back to normal and WB is back in the entertainment menu.

No more accept screen....Priceless.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-07-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,085
Posted By joej85
Mine starts from where I left it too. I just...

Mine starts from where I left it too. I just always leave it on the entertainment page.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-07-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,085
Posted By joej85
Outstanding! I will change...

Outstanding! I will change LAENDERVARIANTE_BNDB_MMI back to us as soon as I get the chance!

It really is so much nicer to start the car and have the entertainment menu on the screen immediately...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-06-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,085
Posted By joej85
Great! I will try that and hopefully everything...

Great! I will try that and hopefully everything will be good.

Did the weather band come back too?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-06-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,085
Posted By joej85
I know the calculation is using imperial gallons...

I know the calculation is using imperial gallons because before the change my mpg was displaying 23.5mpg and after the change it was like 28. The only way I can get 28mpg in my car is to reset the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-05-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,085
Posted By joej85
I finally got around to programming the MMI in my...

I finally got around to programming the MMI in my car over to european (ece).

I absolutely love not having to "accept" every time i start the darn car!

But....along with the change to ece, i...
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