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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 09-01-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By csmeance
It could be a variety of issues. The 6spd has a...

It could be a variety of issues. The 6spd has a few weak spots such as the bridge seal, Mechanatronics seal and also the beauty of lifetime fluid that can kill the trans.

Go to an independent BMW...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-01-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 41,225
Posted By csmeance
Check the fuel filters maybe :dunno:

Check the fuel filters maybe :dunno:
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 08-30-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By csmeance
That's not how it works at all. Turbocharged...

That's not how it works at all. Turbocharged engines and high performance engines have looser tolerances when cold that allow oil to be burned off, fuel to dilute into the oil, etc. This causes the...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 08-28-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By csmeance
They should be replacing the catalysts and...

They should be replacing the catalysts and turbochargers. All of the oil is coating the insides of your intake and exhaust components!

BMW has had the valve stem seal issue since the 2002 BMW...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 08-28-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By csmeance
There are multiple ways to remove carbon. The...

There are multiple ways to remove carbon. The most common method used by BMW is walnut shell blasting. It removes almost all of the carbon compared to just surface carbon with most liquid cleaners....
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 08-26-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By csmeance
Any car will have residue under the cap like...

Any car will have residue under the cap like that, it's nothing to be concerned about.

BMW has to use slightly looser tolerances on the Turbo engines so oil tends to get contaminated more than...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-26-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By csmeance
Continental DWS-06 is the answer. I have their...

Continental DWS-06 is the answer. I have their older brother, the DWS on my 2004 TL and have gone through 2 sets putting over 90K on them combined. They'll go through a foot + of snow easily and they...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 08-03-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By csmeance
I disagree. Paid 10K for the warranty on my 760....

I disagree. Paid 10K for the warranty on my 760. It's paid out over 50K of repairs at BMW.




Buy ONLY an EXCLUSION Plan for your car! These type of plans list what is not covered. I had...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-03-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By csmeance
shimmy can be caused by a lot of different...

shimmy can be caused by a lot of different suspension parts so don't be so fast to point the blame at a part.

First and foremost is wheel balance. If the tire/rim is off balance or out of round...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 07-16-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By csmeance
The front and rears have sway bars along with the...

The front and rears have sway bars along with the air ride that is self-leveling in the rear. If you do not have self leveling you have a bad strut.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 07-16-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By csmeance
The sway bar bushings should be checked as they...

The sway bar bushings should be checked as they can cause a loud thump or bump. Also the whole front suspension should be moved around, motor mounts checked, etc. An engine swap is a fairly intensive...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 07-16-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By csmeance
The car's self-leveling system may need to be...

The car's self-leveling system may need to be reset, or there is an issue with a hydraulic sway bar not untwisting.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-16-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By csmeance
If you get vibrations at certain high speeds...

If you get vibrations at certain high speeds (70+) and have play in the steering wheel, the tension struts/control arms need to be replaced. Vibrations starting at 40+ MPH could be tires needing to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-15-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By csmeance
not much more you can do other than do some...

not much more you can do other than do some maintenance, change out the exhaust and intake, remove the catalysts (you'll have a check engine light on).

Anything more extensive requires a lot of...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-15-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By csmeance
In that case, your best bet is to wash the car...

In that case, your best bet is to wash the car and apply a sealant. Layering the sealant will greatly help durability. The best thing to do is carry a spray bottle with car wash solution (one that...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-15-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,386
Posted By csmeance
waste of money. Airbnb.com is 1000000000x better.

waste of money. Airbnb.com is 1000000000x better.
Forum: The Detail Department 07-15-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By csmeance
honestly, screw the time waxing and buy 2-3 rolls...

honestly, screw the time waxing and buy 2-3 rolls of blue painters tape. Wash you car and put the tape on the front bumper, lower 6inch - 1 foot of hood and fenders above the lights. Also do the side...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 07-15-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By csmeance
Think of a piece of paper. Crumple it up and try...

Think of a piece of paper. Crumple it up and try to straighten it out. It won't be the same, neither will the rim.

Some minor repairs are perfectly fine, but major repairs will affect the...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 07-15-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By csmeance
Panamera will def. age better and perform better...

Panamera will def. age better and perform better over time vs the 650 gran coupe. Reliability will be the same as the 750 as it uses the same engine. The 4-seater option is something I'd go with, as...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 07-15-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By csmeance
basically it fools the car into thinking you are...

basically it fools the car into thinking you are pressing the gas harder than you are. It helps eliminate lag because of the drive by wire system too.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 07-01-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By csmeance
how many miles? Is the oil level low? How much...

how many miles? Is the oil level low? How much oil does it burn while driving?

Check the fuel pressure and make sure it's ok. I know my 760 is very picky with fuel and I must use 93 Octane and...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 06-30-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By csmeance
My 760 burned 1 quart after 7K miles with 105K on...

My 760 burned 1 quart after 7K miles with 105K on it. It's not 450HP but it's fairly close. Tigher tolerances and other tech advances shouldn't allow for 1 quart per 1000 miles. Think of all the oil...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-25-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By csmeance
BMW runs these cars way to hot. I would...

BMW runs these cars way to hot. I would personally switch out to the 80 or 90C thermostat you can buy off ebay to help it run cooler. Or you could just drill a hole in the thermostat to allow some...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 06-23-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By csmeance
More than likely they are trying to sell the high...

More than likely they are trying to sell the high volume seller Li models before producing the slow selling short wheel base models. I believe this was also done with the introduction of the F02 and...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 06-23-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By csmeance
many of the pre-production cars have small...

many of the pre-production cars have small variances that may or may not be on the actual production models. I would wait until we see actual photos of the G11 hitting the dealer with various...
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