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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-20-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By welles
The reality with the 6, as with most powerful...

The reality with the 6, as with most powerful rear drive cars, is that the rears wear out well before the fronts, so mixing tire brands/types is an economic necessity. I mixed run flats and no, and...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 11-30-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,361
Posted By welles
Specified fluid is Pentosin CHF 11S. As noted,...

Specified fluid is Pentosin CHF 11S. As noted, expect to pay $30 +/- for a one liter bottle.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-01-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By welles
I do my own oil changes, and will do the brakes...

I do my own oil changes, and will do the brakes myself when the time comes (likely in the not too distant future). I would recommend a BMW specialist independent shop for anything you're not...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-27-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By welles
Review: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Tires

There has been a fair amount of discussion on this forum and others regarding the run-flat tires BMW specifies on most of itsí current range. Like most, I didnít care for their high replacement cost...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 07-27-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,195
Posted By welles
Sagging Side Window Interior Trim? Hereís the Fix.

Previous owners of E46 3 series coupes will likely be familiar with the sagging side window trim issue. Over time, the interior color matched trim around the top of the driver and/or passenger side...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 07-27-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,192
Posted By welles
Leaking Washer Fluid Bottle Fix

Those of you who donít perform DIY maintenance and repairs on your 6 can stop reading now.

Leaks from the windshield/headlight washer tank are a fairly common occurrence on the current 6 and...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-14-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,574
Posted By welles
I'm not sure where all this talk of programming...

I'm not sure where all this talk of programming the battery to the car, radio codes, and iDrive warnings is coming from - presumably from people who haven't changed their own battery. I went to...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 01-13-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By welles
As you note, you can find nav discs on eBay. Do...

As you note, you can find nav discs on eBay. Do a search for "BMW CCC" - if you're willing to use a disc that's a couple of years old (2007, say), you should be able to find one for under $50. The...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-05-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,841
Posted By welles
Stated capacity is 18.5 gal. I recently put in...

Stated capacity is 18.5 gal. I recently put in 18.4 (misjudged range on an out-of-town trip). Car was still running fine, so the true capacity is likely slightly more than what BMW claims.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 09-15-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By welles
http://bmw.dealerfit.com/store/bmw-6-series-e63-64...

http://bmw.dealerfit.com/store/bmw-6-series-e63-64-floor-net-prod1389_14116.php
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 08-06-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By welles
Neither. Like most modern high performance cars,...

Neither. Like most modern high performance cars, it's multi-link. More specifically, BMW describes it as "4-link", which likely means a lower control arm, two trailing links, and an upper locating...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 08-04-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By welles
Most speedometers read fast, and BMWs in...

Most speedometers read fast, and BMWs in particular can be as much as eight to ten percent optimistic. Based on the ticket I got shortly after I bought my 645, however, its' speedometer is right on...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 07-24-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By welles
Your budget will restrict you to high mileage...

Your budget will restrict you to high mileage and/or rough examples of the M5 and 645Ci. It will, however, buy you a very nice low mileage 545i with sport package, and that would be my strong...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 05-04-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,937
Posted By welles
I am on my second Valentine One (bought my first...

I am on my second Valentine One (bought my first one in 1994), and I wouldn't consider owning any other detector. That said, the technology has matured to the point where most name brand detectors...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 04-05-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,722
Posted By welles
I've changed the oil in my 645 once at this point...

I've changed the oil in my 645 once at this point - there's no magic to it, but it's a little different than non-BMWs in a couple of respects. With regard to your specific questions:

1) It holds...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-13-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By welles
Hawk HPS.

Hawk HPS.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 03-13-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 103,538
Posted By welles
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 01-27-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,498
Posted By welles
I did a similar search. The only E63 service...

I did a similar search. The only E63 service guide that I've been able to find is the BMW TIS CD. The good news is that it's cheap (~$15) and readily available on eBay. The bad news is that, not...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 01-20-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By welles
I've been on a similar search recently, and the...

I've been on a similar search recently, and the answer seems to be that the 6 series' target market isn't much for DIY. The only service/repair info source that I've been able to find is the BMW TIS...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 01-08-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By welles
in13: You should be able to find an '06 650...

in13:

You should be able to find an '06 650 coupe in the mid forties, perhaps even low forties - it's a buyer's market. Autotrader.com and cars.com are excellent sources.

Keng1:

Atlantic...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 01-08-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By welles
Current market value for that car is about...

Current market value for that car is about $37-39k...and I speak from recent experience.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-30-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By welles
E63 Service Manuals?

I am able to find no service/repair manuals specific to the E63 from the usual sources (BavAuto etc.). Given the car's target market, that perhaps shouldn't surprise me. What I do find (on eBay) is...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-26-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By welles
The short answer is that there really aren't any....

The short answer is that there really aren't any. The longer answer is that for various reasons, the aftermarket for the 6 series consists mostly of appearance items (bodywork and wheels). Those...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-24-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By welles
Appalling. Overpriced.

Appalling. Overpriced.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-20-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,988
Posted By welles
I just paid $37,500 for an '05 with 11.6k. Point...

I just paid $37,500 for an '05 with 11.6k. Point being, it's a buyer's market, and for just a few thousand more than the price on the one you're looking at, you can have a slightly newer and much...
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