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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-08-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 37,958
Posted By teejaylentz
Hmm. My 2002 (built in April) has an electric fan...

Hmm. My 2002 (built in April) has an electric fan on the front of the condensor and then a regular clutch/water-pump pulley driven fan behind the radiator. This seems like a pretty standard setup to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-29-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By teejaylentz
I had the fuel tank breather valve go bad on mine...

I had the fuel tank breather valve go bad on mine - but it was also throwing a code. In my case, I experienced hard starts especially immediately after refueling the vehicle. Check codes. There's a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-17-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,973
Posted By teejaylentz
I can't remember the exact code I had, but...

I can't remember the exact code I had, but something similar to this hit me about 2 years ago (I'm pretty sure the code mapped to a purge valve issue) on the BMW. I noticed a pattern that the error...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-17-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By teejaylentz
Anything's possible but I doubt recoding the VIN...

Anything's possible but I doubt recoding the VIN will help. My ASK had a problem where the chime would not play out of the right speakers. After I replaced it (because my left speaker was going out...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-17-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,651
Posted By teejaylentz
Had this happen once about 4 years ago. For some...

Had this happen once about 4 years ago. For some other reason, I disconnected the battery and noticed that when I connected it back, it started working fine again and has worked fine ever sense......
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-17-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,271
Posted By teejaylentz
5000JS: Maybe I missed it - but how old is your...

5000JS: Maybe I missed it - but how old is your battery? Mine went bad after ~5.5 years - symptoms were similar to yours. The fact that you are getting up to ~14.2V seems to indicate the alternator...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-01-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By teejaylentz
My steering column was making a terrible groaning...

My steering column was making a terrible groaning noise when moving. Took the covers off and sprayed some lithium grease on what appear to be worm gears (one for up/down and one for in/out) and so...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-17-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By teejaylentz
I had the same (or similar) problem with a couple...

I had the same (or similar) problem with a couple of mine. It's not clear from your description if the boot is torn off or if it is whole. In my case, it was whole and the rubber boot was stuck while...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-17-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,023
Posted By teejaylentz
The power steering pump is an engine accessory...

The power steering pump is an engine accessory located at the bottom front of the engine. As well, the hydraulic suspension is also on the bottom front of the vehicle (it's basically a hydraulically...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-02-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,027
Posted By teejaylentz
Glad you got it off. My bet is that you won't...

Glad you got it off. My bet is that you won't have this problem again if you are changing it yourself. :thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-02-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By teejaylentz
I bought a rebuilt online for cheap and it had...

I bought a rebuilt online for cheap and it had issues - so it's possible. The issue with mine is that it wouldn't charge consistently (less than 12 volts when car running) up to 10 minutes at a time...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-01-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,204
Posted By teejaylentz
Use BMW blue coolant. It doesn't cost *that* much...

Use BMW blue coolant. It doesn't cost *that* much more either (like $19-$25 per gallon depending where you go and if the dealer wants to be nice) - mix 50/50 with distilled water. IMO it's not worth...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-01-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,479
Posted By teejaylentz
+1 on the fluid level.

+1 on the fluid level.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-01-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,027
Posted By teejaylentz
+1 - when mine wouldn't come off I was definitely...

+1 - when mine wouldn't come off I was definitely considering going to an indy shop to get them to take it off... but luckily the sand paper thing did the trick - and yes, it was also the one with...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-31-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,027
Posted By teejaylentz
I had this same problem the first time I changed...

I had this same problem the first time I changed the oil on the car ~3 years ago. Whomever changed it before I bought it had tightened it ridiculously tight. Literally I believe it must have been at...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-08-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By teejaylentz
What part of the engine did he say is dead? I...

What part of the engine did he say is dead? I would be concerned with my mechanic if he didn't give better detail. What are the symtpoms?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-04-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By teejaylentz
Sounds familiar. I learned the hard way and...

Sounds familiar. I learned the hard way and bought some cheap angel eye LEDs and after about 6-8 months they started flickering. I think they overheat after a while. I've got MTECs now with no issues...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-01-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By teejaylentz
I just went through this myself too - right front...

I just went through this myself too - right front tweeter and door speaker had no sound. Before this, I had crackling and weird electrical sounds intermittently. Replaced the ASK: problem solved - it...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-27-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 28,719
Posted By teejaylentz
Very cool. Didn't realize it was that easy to get...

Very cool. Didn't realize it was that easy to get to the steering column mechanism. Mine works fine, but makes some noise. Probably just needs to be lubricated.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-27-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,470
Posted By teejaylentz
Amsoil 5W40 European Spec

Amsoil 5W40 European Spec
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-27-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,284
Posted By teejaylentz
@ndabunka - I can't even count how many times...

@ndabunka - I can't even count how many times individuals who don't use their turn signals have tried to merge at the same time as myself. Separately, some just don't know how to drive in a straight...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-22-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,824
Posted By teejaylentz
I've had akebono's front and back for about 3...

I've had akebono's front and back for about 3 years now. I haven't noticed any improvement in braking performance since I have had them and it is definitely quite a different feeling from the OEM...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-19-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,671
Posted By teejaylentz
You should check out http://www.car-part.com...

You should check out http://www.car-part.com...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-19-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By teejaylentz
Hopefully it is just your battery or possibly the...

Hopefully it is just your battery or possibly the alternator causing a voltage drop to the transmission control module. When my alternator went bad, I got all kinds of errors including this one.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-19-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,106
Posted By teejaylentz
I spent some time screwing around with my ASK...

I spent some time screwing around with my ASK unit and was able to determine which capacitors are blown using a multimeter. However, they are very small surface-mount capacitors and are in a part of...
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