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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-07-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By Melrose
Had the same problem. I just cleared all the...

Had the same problem. I just cleared all the boxes and re-entered the VIN. I have no idea why it did it.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-07-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By Melrose
My 2006 750 Li had that on both sides, another...

My 2006 750 Li had that on both sides, another design defect. Made the dealer fix it before purchase. It is a bitch to get to, and the plastic track is the problem.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-07-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By Melrose
See my post on the three series -- 328xi SULEV...

See my post on the three series -- 328xi SULEV engiine. Three valve covers in 34K miles.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-07-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Melrose
There is a post on this forum about the "hidden...

There is a post on this forum about the "hidden menus" and how to access them. Use the word "hidden" and you will get it. Access is throu the dashboard reset button.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-07-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Melrose
On my 2006 750 Li it is more of a rolling motion,...

On my 2006 750 Li it is more of a rolling motion, like a tennis ball under the seat, not a vibrator. The rear seat heater should be working but the cooling for the backseat is an extra cost option....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By Melrose
Check my recent post. This is the third valve...

Check my recent post. This is the third valve cover and profile gasket replacement. I question whether ir needs the plastic valve cover replacement on my 328xi SULEV. The second cover was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-07-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,144
Posted By Melrose
God only gives BMW's to people who can afford...

God only gives BMW's to people who can afford them -- and those who can fix'em !!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-29-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By Melrose
You are not alone. My wife's 328xi has just had...

You are not alone. My wife's 328xi has just had it's third vallve cover replaced on the SULEV engine. It was done under warranty by the previous owner at 47k, by my warranty company at 70k. and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,649
Posted By Melrose
It's a joke. If they let the newest employees do...

It's a joke. If they let the newest employees do it, it ain't rocket science,

Get the oil at Sam's Club or Wal-MART, AND THE FILTER AT ADVANCE or O'Reilly. The oil wil cost you $5.00 a quart for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By Melrose
Great car -- but read my SULEV post regarding...

Great car -- but read my SULEV post regarding replacing three plastic valve covers in 37K. SULEV has the oil separator built in versus the others. Each replacement costs $1200. This is a known...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Melrose
See my post, I am on the third plastic one in six...

See my post, I am on the third plastic one in six years, allcovered by original and private warranty company, but three in 37k is ridiculous. Why isn't there a class acrtion lawsuit on this ?? I am...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Melrose
Learn how to access the hidden menu, and that...

Learn how to access the hidden menu, and that will give you a hint of what's going on.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-23-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By Melrose
See my post dated yesterday on my dilemma with...

See my post dated yesterday on my dilemma with the three replacement valve covers in six years. One was cracked at 47k, the first was done by the previous owner at 47k and the latest at 84k -- now. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,524
Posted By Melrose
Today I was informed by my dealer Baron BMW...

Today I was informed by my dealer Baron BMW (Kansas City ) that my 2007 328 xi with 84k that I need a new plastic valve cover and gasket. This was replaced by the previous owner at 48k by White...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By Melrose
Bluetooth Pin Numbers/ Passkey number-- 2007 328xi and 2006 750 Li

Despite what has been said: if you are searching for the Bluetooth Passkey number, it can be found by lifting up the plastic access panel in the 328xi trunk on the driver's side.

Although they...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-27-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Melrose
I got a copy of the TIS ( Service manual ) and...

I got a copy of the TIS ( Service manual ) and ETK ( Parts Manual ) cd on AMAZON for $20.00 and it covers every BMW since the 90's to and including 2006. Invaluable when you are traveling to god...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-27-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
Posted By Melrose
All BMW's are expensive to have serviced by the...

All BMW's are expensive to have serviced by the dealer. I recommend a low mileage one, owned by a mechanically inclined guy or gal. I have put 20k on mine in a year, and never had a b etter car, ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-11-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Melrose
Don't ever let anybody change your oil. The...

Don't ever let anybody change your oil. The least experienced mechanic always does the oil at the dealer. This week I went to change the oil on my garage queen 750Li, an discovered that the last...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-11-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By Melrose
Two cents worth of opinion -- get Wagner Tru Temp...

Two cents worth of opinion -- get Wagner Tru Temp at advance Auto or O'Reilly and forget about dust. I don't race, don't live in the mountains and am sick and tired of time wasted with Wheel Wax. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,044
Posted By Melrose
Get the Harbor Freight 5-ton hydraulic gear...

Get the Harbor Freight 5-ton hydraulic gear puller for $49.99 to free the axle from the bearing. The bigger one is too large. Take the bearing and carrier to a machine shop and they will press it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-09-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Melrose
Like everything plastic on BMW's, especially...

Like everything plastic on BMW's, especially e39'S the expansion tank goes out every five years. Carry one with you in addition to the upper and lower hoses and temperature sensor. easy fix, just...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-02-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Melrose
The trrick on my 1999 5401 was to use a short "E"...

The trrick on my 1999 5401 was to use a short "E" socket, a wobble bar to clear the boot, and adjusting the cars hsuspension eight with a floor jack to clear each boot. A piece of cake once you know...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-21-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Melrose
The Ultimate Road Car - the '06 750Li

Last year to replace my 140k 540i, I bought a spotless '06 with 24,000 miles from a MB dealer. Car even smelled new. Previous owner was a well-known entity in KC, MO. In a leap of faith, took it...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-25-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Melrose
Anyone who can't or doesn't want to do repairs on...

Anyone who can't or doesn't want to do repairs on a BMW, should not own one. There are many cars that are more durable, and dependable than a BMW. Yet the driving feel is worth it. Also Cadillac...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-25-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By Melrose
My 2006 750Li is my third BMW, and troublefree. ...

My 2006 750Li is my third BMW, and troublefree. Bought it in August 2012 for $32, got in it and drove from Kansas City to northern Maine and back -- 6-7000 miles, not even a murmur. It had 24k on...
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