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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-02-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,605
Posted By bobbrum
Hard braking, jerk at stop.

I replaced the Guibo joint and the Thrust Arms. I had two types of clunking noises when stopping.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-21-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By bobbrum
You are doing the right thing by replacing the...

You are doing the right thing by replacing the whole arm. Those bushings were too much of a bear and I finally gave up and bought the arms.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-18-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,783
Posted By bobbrum
I like to shift into Reverse when stopping from a...

I like to shift into Reverse when stopping from a high speed! It helps to keep the brake pads from wearing out...

they will let just anyone own these magnificent cars:(
there outta be a law...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-11-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,870
Posted By bobbrum
47...where does the time go?

47...where does the time go?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-08-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By bobbrum
Fix the bent rim and reinstall it. Since...

Fix the bent rim and reinstall it.

Since you're in the Philly area, I can recommend a wheel shop in Horsham called Kwicksilver Wheel Repair. My wheels had three coats of botched paint re-sprays,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-06-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By bobbrum
X2 on the Akebono pads! My wheels stay squeaky...

X2 on the Akebono pads! My wheels stay squeaky clean.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-20-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By bobbrum
x2 on the Akebono brake pads. My wheel stays...

x2 on the Akebono brake pads. My wheel stays clean and the car still stops great.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-16-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By bobbrum
The thrust arm bushings are a common wear item on...

The thrust arm bushings are a common wear item on these cars. The rubber bushing are filled with oil. When they fail, they leak. It is easy to spot.

It they are leaking, they are several good...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-16-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By bobbrum
There are several for sale on eBay.

There are several for sale on eBay.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-15-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By bobbrum
The weathers been hot? Could you have been...

The weathers been hot? Could you have been running the a/c?
The two evaporator drains frequently clog on these vehicles. It will soak the rug and you may hear bubbling sounds from the vents at the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-15-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By bobbrum
Sea foam

Sea foam
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-06-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By bobbrum
I was in a Chrysler 300 last week and it was a...

I was in a Chrysler 300 last week and it was a very nice car. I'd be torn about getting out of the 7-series, but I'd be very happy in the Chrysler too.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-27-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By bobbrum
Yes, my car has always made this noise when cold....

Yes, my car has always made this noise when cold. I've had this issue on other cars and it was never a problem.
Forum: 7 Series DIY 01-21-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,207
Posted By bobbrum
It doesn't seem to work for me. I am on an iPhone.

It doesn't seem to work for me. I am on an iPhone.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-09-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,603
Posted By bobbrum
Get the kit for around $150 from eBay. Buy a...

Get the kit for around $150 from eBay.
Buy a bench-top press from Harbor Freight for $70.
Buy the Et801 BMW code scanner from eBay for $72 to reset the code.
Watch the video on YouTube while you...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-04-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,438
Posted By bobbrum
I'm 46 and this my 9th car but my first BMW. I've...

I'm 46 and this my 9th car but my first BMW. I've had it for 6 years so far... a record for me! It is a great riding car.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-29-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,238
Posted By bobbrum
I bought it at 3 years and 23,000 miles. At 6...

I bought it at 3 years and 23,000 miles. At 6 years later and 80,000 on the clock, I have loved every mile.

Yes, I've had a few issues such a leaking transmission pan, passenger seat mat error,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-28-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By bobbrum
I had to replace the plastic gears in my parking...

I had to replace the plastic gears in my parking brake actuator just two weeks ago. In my case, I could hear the grinding of the broken gears...followed by the yellow light.
Forum: 7 Series DIY 11-26-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,382
Posted By bobbrum
ET801 ODBII scanner report

I bought one of those Chinese cheapo scanners from eBay. The ET801 had no reviews from real users (so many fake ones), so I decided to post a report.

I had a problem with my parking brake...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-08-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,978
Posted By bobbrum
My gears were destroyed this past Monday and will...

My gears were destroyed this past Monday and will be getting my new gears from Odo Gears. I am interested in avoiding the same problem after making the fix.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-29-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,925
Posted By bobbrum
2005 Honda CR-V

2005 Honda CR-V
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-28-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By bobbrum
Nice Range Rover, but they are very needy. Your...

Nice Range Rover, but they are very needy. Your 7-series will seem to be as reliable as a Honda after owning the RR for a while.

I knew a guy who used to sell for Lexus and was interviewing at...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-20-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By bobbrum
Cup Holders like Chinese Finger traps!

There are 4 spring-loaded prongs in the cup holders that will latch onto certain types of bottles like a pit bull. Pulling the bottle from the holder can send your beverage flying up due to the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-24-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By bobbrum
I installed them without removing the bumpers. I...

I installed them without removing the bumpers. I went in through the top and moved the headlights forward using the instructions posted within this forum. It was a relatively easy install.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-18-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By bobbrum
There is a slight difference between the front...

There is a slight difference between the front and the back. The front is 82mm and the rear is 78mm. Order carefully.
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