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Forum: 6 Series 12-03-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By sharkyclark
Hi Gebhardt, Apparently the coolant leak is...

Hi Gebhardt,

Apparently the coolant leak is within the engine (needing cap with seal repair / expanding coolant pipe fix required possibly) but I'll have to go back and check what BMW last told...
Forum: 6 Series 12-03-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By sharkyclark
Hi Gebhardt, This is also my main fear. I...

Hi Gebhardt,

This is also my main fear. I have spent so much on it, I don't want to throw money away unnecessarily now. I understand totally where you are coming from. I'll have some diagnosis...
Forum: 6 Series 12-02-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By sharkyclark
Hi Herb, Gebhardt, Thank very much both for...

Hi Herb, Gebhardt,

Thank very much both for contributing, I really do appreciate it.

I have noticed that piece on the intermediate levers in the past, but, given that only 2 of my cylinders...
Forum: 6 Series 11-29-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By sharkyclark
Thanks Mulchman! I had discussed doing that very...

Thanks Mulchman! I had discussed doing that very procedure (swapping coils around) to see if the issue follows potentially bad coils. I'll give this a go first. I'll do it this weekend and report how...
Forum: 6 Series 11-29-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By sharkyclark
Actually I am slowly learning stuff. I just read...

Actually I am slowly learning stuff. I just read my codes using a code reader:

From Peake Research R5 code reader Table 22 :-
278d - Temp sensor coolant temp
274e - Misfire detection checksum...
Forum: 6 Series 11-29-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By sharkyclark
Hi All, To give you an update, the car is...

Hi All,

To give you an update, the car is booked in next week to a specialist, so we'll see what is up.

The rough idle / rough running is so bad now, that even turning the car off / on again...
Forum: 6 Series 11-20-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By sharkyclark
You could be right there. At least I know the...

You could be right there. At least I know the battery lasted at least 85,000 miles over the last few years I have had it. But maybe that is normal then... Well, in any case, I have some more piece of...
Forum: 6 Series 11-20-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By sharkyclark
Yeah, sounds like I got off lightly. I have...

Yeah, sounds like I got off lightly.

I have 160,000 miles on the beast now. It had around 75,000 on it when I got it 2.5 years ago if I recall. I had to replace the alternator already, that was an...
Forum: 6 Series 11-20-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By sharkyclark
Hiya, If only that were the case! ...

Hiya,

If only that were the case!

...Also a new battery was fitted recently and I had a new alternator put in not too long ago, so I think the power situation is in good order....

New...
Forum: 6 Series 11-19-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By sharkyclark
Slow death.. then fine.

Hi All,

Just thought I would share a recent experience for all those newbies whose cars start acting odd...

So over the period of about 2 months, it was taking longer and longer to start the...
Forum: 6 Series 11-19-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By sharkyclark
Odd rough idle / rough drive

Hiya All,

I have an issue with my '04 645ci.

After a prolonged period of not having driven it, say overnight, or following a day's work, I'll get in the car and start it up. The idle can be...
Forum: 6 Series 08-07-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By sharkyclark
(Sorry Harry / guys. My fault.)

(Sorry Harry / guys. My fault.)
Forum: 6 Series 08-07-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By sharkyclark
Thanks very much guys this has been an...

Thanks very much guys this has been an interesting discussion!

Well lets at least agree that in 2004 / 2005, for its time and perhaps for the first one to two years of servicable life, the 645 WAS...
Forum: 6 Series 08-07-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By sharkyclark
If the car is that expensive, surely you would...

If the car is that expensive, surely you would expect quality?

In the 2 yrs I have owned the car (from second hand), it has cost me as much as I paid for the car to keep it running.

You are...
Forum: 6 Series 08-07-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By sharkyclark
So the garage ordered a new headlight from BMW....

So the garage ordered a new headlight from BMW. The one that turned up couldn't be attached, it had the wrong connector on it.

So they ordered another headlight. Couldn't be attached, it had the...
Forum: 6 Series 08-07-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By sharkyclark
I have the same problem. My passenger side...

I have the same problem.

My passenger side headlight / everything in it stopped working. I took a hard left turn and the lights spluttered and then died.

Turns out there was condensation in the...
Forum: 6 Series 02-25-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,789
Posted By sharkyclark
Raced a ...

The only car I raced was a Robin Reliant, and I LOST.

Now, for those of you who don't know what a Robin Reliant is, check this...
...
Forum: 6 Series 02-20-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,454
Posted By sharkyclark
Sport mode and gas prices

Hi All,

I only turn on sport mode when I get a bit fed up with tail gaters, or cars that decide to speed up only when I am overtaking them. Or maybe I brake hard by mistake with tail gaters to...
Forum: 6 Series 02-14-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By sharkyclark
Impressed...

I am impressed with the ingenuity of many of the forum members!

I suppose, after spending so much on these cars, we must all be bankrupt, to think of ingenious ways to scrimp and save here and...
Forum: 6 Series 02-12-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By sharkyclark
Love it

I can't get rid of it. I love the car.

Its like being married to a woman you love, that regularly takes your credit cards to harrods and maxes them out...!

Help me...someone. :)

Anyway back...
Forum: 6 Series 02-11-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By sharkyclark
Cold start problem... what is the cost?

It seems I have the same problem.

After reading the bulletin, SI B 11 02 05, seems like the valves and other parts need replacing.

Any idea what this might cost in the UK?

I am really...
Forum: 6 Series 02-05-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By sharkyclark
Transmission slip

Hi All,

I have noticed the same problem.

I think the problem gear in question is gear 5.

Initially my 645ci had a gearbox sump leak, it was fixed and oil topped up by a garage but then gear...
Forum: 6 Series 02-05-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,174
Posted By sharkyclark
645ci Coolant system issues

Hi All,

I had to replace my stick, which also disintegrated around 125,000 miles (200,000km).

Also, I had to replace the coolant reservoir box, and separately get a new cap for the box as well,...
Forum: 6 Series 02-05-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By sharkyclark
645ci 2004 130,000miles+ (210,000km+) Car experience...

Hi All,

Ok so I bought the car in 2011.

Major oil leak had to be fixed.

Alternator had to be replaced.

Coolant system pipes had to be replaced, and some associated components.
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