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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 02-26-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,420
Posted By schoensel
Phew, sounds like BMW is crap quality... I had...

Phew, sounds like BMW is crap quality... I had some serious issues with an E65 diesel (136th miles): a butterfly valve flew into the engine resulting in 5000$ repairs!! Since the car was 9 years old,...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 02-26-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,420
Posted By schoensel
Range of VIN #s

Hi guys,

Since I'm considering a used F01 750, I would appreciate it a lot if anybody would report the range of VIN #s with the earlier mentioned engine/oil problems... Does anybody know or is the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-14-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
2003 E65 730d - sudden heat increase at driver's side only with AUTO on

Solved!! The culprit of all the misery was: a faulty heater crane! By measuring the temperatures of all the climate sensors, the head mechanic at my dealer measured a sudden increase in temperature...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-07-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
2003 E65 730d - sudden heat increase at driver's side only with AUTO on

Well, the dealer mechanics have been measuring the climate system while driving the car and they measured a sudden increase in temperature up to 73degrees Celsius! So, they concluded the heater crane...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-22-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
2003 E65 730d - sudden heat increase at driver's side only with AUTO on

Sorry, I forgot to add that I could replicate the problem under the condition when activating the Rest-function BEFORE the problem occurred when I was driving the car! This suggest that there is an...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-22-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
2003 E65 730d - sudden heat increase at driver's side only with AUTO on

Ok guys, sorry I'm back but I discovered something which may get us closer to solving my problem.
I am always amazed that my problem only occurs when it's +16 degrees outside and that the engine...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-22-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By schoensel
Modifications required when importing E65 to USA (Florida) from Europe?

I talked to my BMW-dealer yesterday about this and there are definitely rear and front light issues when importing into USA. Furthermore, the BMW-software of USA-cars is different from Europe-cars,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-22-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
2003 E65 730d - sudden heat increase at driver's side only with AUTO on

Ok, since the problem of sudden heat increase at driver's side is still present, I thought of describing the conditions under which this occurs more precisely.

Only when it's +16 degrees Celsius...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-20-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By schoensel
Modifications required when importing E65 to USA (Florida) from Europe?

At Sanhonda; well, that is now one of the options, indeed, given all the above comments. However, at the moment I'm experiencing some really annoying climate control problem (see "sudden heat...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-20-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
2003 E65 730d - sudden heat increase at driver's side only with AUTO on

Yeah, indeed, the WTF-category...nicely put :(

I seriously doubt it's the freon level since I had the system refilled and pressure controlled exactly 1 year ago. Furthermore, the passenger's side...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-20-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By schoensel
Modifications required when importing E65 to USA (Florida) from Europe?

Wow, guys. It looks like almost unanonimously a 'don't try it'-feeling, right?


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-20-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
2003 E65 730d - sudden heat increase at driver's side only with AUTO on

Nononono!!!!!!!! The problem recurred after driving for 30mins on highway in 18degrees Celsius!!! I just don't believe it!! The difference before replacing the panel is that I have now control over...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-19-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By schoensel
Modifications required when importing E65 to USA (Florida) from Europe?

At mr. 750: thanks for ur response. I didn't know there were almost no 730d's. I suspect u r referring to difficulties to getting engine parts and tail and front lights? Other parts are the same, no?...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-19-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By schoensel
Modifications required when importing E65 to USA (Florida) from Europe?

Dear co-Bimmers,

As it looks now, there is a very high chance of me moving to the USA for a couple of years (as a resident), and I'd like to bring my beloved European Siebener (730d E65, by 2003)...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-17-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
2003 E65 730d - sudden heat increase at driver's side only with AUTO on

Hi Nicoromag, hi all,

So, I had the right climate panel built in and the software overwritten/updated. Although I haven't driven many kilometres yet, it's been warm enough here to test the climate...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-29-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
2003 E65 730d - sudden heat increase at driver's side only with AUTO on

Thanks for the support, man. I doubt whether replacement of climate panel or software update will help since it didnt matter in your case. Anyway, i won't have time to replace the climate panel until...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-29-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
2003 E65 730d - sudden heat increase at driver's side only with AUTO on

Well......yesterday evening we built in this ventilator resistor/regulator but I'm afraid nothing changed... The nasty thing is that the weather doesn't get warm here (max 17degs Celsius and its...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-17-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
OK, I got myself a second hand regulator from...

OK, I got myself a second hand regulator from German ebay for 34 including shipping. There's a 14-day guarantee...so, sounds like a good deal. I checked with my dealer and the component is the right...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-16-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
regulator

Nicoromag, you're the man!! :) Thanks a lot for such quick response again!

I took a look at that movie and it looks like peanuts compared to replacing the climate panel, so no issues there, I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-16-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
2003 E65 730d - sudden heat increase at driver's side only with AUTO on

Nicoromag, you have all the potential to become my hero! :) I totally missed you also replaced the regulator. What is that? I didn't see that on the German EBay. Do you mean the blower regulator? If...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-15-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
climate panel replacement: problem remains!!

Dear Nicoromag, dear all,

Thanks to the link with the pics on how to disassemble the dashboard, I succeeded together with my friend-mechanic to replace the climate panel by a second hand one....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-07-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
Yeah, purist...that's the word ;)

Yeah, purist...that's the word ;)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-06-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
Yes, this time I concur: dealer service is really...

Yes, this time I concur: dealer service is really good in the Netherlands. Both at Volvo (went for 10 years) as for BMW I only have positive experiences. At BMW they easily allowed a friend mechanic...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-06-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
Well, that's an ok price for such a repair. I was...

Well, that's an ok price for such a repair. I was wondering: how much does 1 hour of mechanic work cost at the BMW-dealer where you live? Here it is 110
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-06-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By schoensel
hmm, I don't know about differences in quality....

hmm, I don't know about differences in quality. Two months after I bought the car (I bought it second-hand, since I refuse to pay so much money for a car) the a butterfly valve got loose in the inlet...
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