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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
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) Yesterday, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
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: 346
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: 445
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: 346
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: 388
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: 319
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: 1,196
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: 38
Views: 988
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: 1,196
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: 435
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: 764
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: 19
Views: 704
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: 797
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: 470
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: 218
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: 5
Views: 639
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: 821
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...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 06-23-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By csmeance
Many folks who use the 7-series for work will...

Many folks who use the 7-series for work will have drivers such a lawyers who need to travel to meet clients who are within a short distance.

Those who drive the 7-series for enjoyment wouldn't...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 06-23-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By csmeance
there was a guy with an E65 that put on 17's for...

there was a guy with an E65 that put on 17's for a much taller profile. The car looked meh but it got the job done.

I'd honestly recommend getting 18's so you don't have to worry about snow and...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 06-23-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By csmeance
Highly doubt it's the control arms. The...

Highly doubt it's the control arms.

The guibo joint is a shock absorber that is supposed to mask vibrations and shifts. They fail prematurely since the trans is shifting harsher and harsher....
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 06-23-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By csmeance
That's pretty much the base markup on a 7-series...

That's pretty much the base markup on a 7-series over invoice.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 06-23-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By csmeance
they will stick out really far on the F01/02 as...

they will stick out really far on the F01/02 as it has way different offsets than the E65/66
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 06-22-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By csmeance
get some of this Honda lubricant and put it...

get some of this Honda lubricant and put it anywhere you think there is a squeak including door seals. I use it on my sunroof seals, window channels, etc.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-22-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By csmeance
what do you mean by engine support bar?

what do you mean by engine support bar?
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