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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-09-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,426
Posted By theckj
Don't use grease!

Don't use grease!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,426
Posted By theckj
Use glycerine, permatex gasket sealant or the BMW...

Use glycerine, permatex gasket sealant or the BMW part - drei bond. Usually it is just something to make the gasket seal better. I use black permatex high temp.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-09-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,064
Posted By theckj
I would NOT buy a 7 from anyone but a dealer, and...

I would NOT buy a 7 from anyone but a dealer, and get one that is CPO. There are too many things that can go wrong with these beautiful machines. If you go CPO, you hedge if it is a temperamental...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-09-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By theckj
Hey ctjames - go to California transmission...

Hey ctjames - go to California transmission supply. http://www.thectsc.com/. They will hook you up with all you need. A new mechatronics sleeve ran me about 12 bucks. They have troubleshooting...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-09-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By theckj
Mine is a 2006. Not sure of the type of...

Mine is a 2006. Not sure of the type of alternator. I'm going to tackle upper timing cover gaskets, valve cover gaskets and new plus all at the same time. When it's all apart I will check out the...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 10-09-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,095
Posted By theckj
Great write-up. I did this this past weekend. ...

Great write-up. I did this this past weekend. The tip on cranking the engine with a 27mm socket was super helpful.

On my 2006 E65 I didn't need to remove the radiator fan. Once I took out the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-09-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By theckj
While you are at it, may as well replace the oil...

While you are at it, may as well replace the oil pressure sensor as well. It is right below the vacuum pump and it has a tendency to leak also. I had the exact same leak in my vacuum pump and fixed...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-26-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By theckj
Transmission fluid: To Change or Not to Change?

I have a 2006 E65 with close to 100k miles. I'm doing all the right things to service the car (oil, filters, brakes, coolant flush, fixing some leaks, etc.). One project I planned to do is to...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-21-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 32,642
Posted By theckj
That's not all that happens in 5.4 seconds

What else commonly happens on a Cadillac in 5.4 seconds:

The door handle breaks off
The lumbar support gets stuck
The windshield wipers go the wrong direction
The radio is stuck in AM
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