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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 22,305
Posted By Hamilton1974
Oh yeah, forgot about the adaptive anti-swaybar...

Oh yeah, forgot about the adaptive anti-swaybar in the rear I had to replace last year. That was a $3000 repair I could have done without... :bawling:
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-26-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 22,305
Posted By Hamilton1974
It's been very nice for me. It had 104000km when...

It's been very nice for me. It had 104000km when I got it in Aug 2010 so I've almost driven it 300000km myself.
Besides wear and tear to the suspension and brakes as well as wear to the body and...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-25-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Hamilton1974
Plastic or Metal Transmission pan?

While looking for transmission pans on UK and German Ebay all I keep seeing is what looks like plastic pans.
Then I searched at a spare parts dealer for an OEM pan but judging by the pics that's...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 05-25-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 22,305
Posted By Hamilton1974
Just passed 400000km in my 2004 740d yesterday! :)

Just passed 400000km in my 2004 740d yesterday! :)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-15-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Hamilton1974
And I've had the adaptive values reset through...

And I've had the adaptive values reset through DIS at the dealership and my indy 3-4 times, no change.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-14-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Hamilton1974
Transmission issues...

I've got some annying transmission issues with my 2004 740d.

Ever since I got it it's been stuttering in 4th gear during normal acceleration but if I let off the pedal slightly until it goes up to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-14-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Hamilton1974
Unable to reset Oil Service warning

I had my 2004 740d with about 375000km on the meter in for an oil service at the local dealership.
Didn't notice anything until the next day when I started the car and got a notice saying I was...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-20-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 252,532
Posted By Hamilton1974
Thank you so much for that post Mareks!!...

Thank you so much for that post Mareks!! :thumbup:

Now maybe I'll finally get to work on it myself! :D
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-23-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By Hamilton1974
I'm trying to make a list myself of things to do...

I'm trying to make a list myself of things to do while replacing the guibo.
When you say 4 inner mechatronic seals, which ones are that?
I was suggested to replace the engine mounts as well while...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-17-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Hamilton1974
I should have said that this has been a problem...

I should have said that this has been a problem during the five years I've had the car.
During that time I've had the pan and transmission oil replaced twice by the best BMW indy in the country. It...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-07-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Hamilton1974
Jerking in 4th gear during acceleration

During normal acceleration the car will start jerking, sometimes lightly and somtimes quite hard, when I get to 4th gear. This happens I would say about 95% of the time and the only thing to do then...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-27-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 252,532
Posted By Hamilton1974
I've been looking at doing this mod on my 2004...

I've been looking at doing this mod on my 2004 740d as well. I have a 2007 MMI as well as the interface and programs to code it. Looking at getting a TCU soon. :)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-23-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Hamilton1974
Most likely moisture in one of the sensors. The...

Most likely moisture in one of the sensors. The sensors just deteriorate with time. You can find new sensors for good prices on ebay. I got a whole front-rear set for about $180.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-19-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Hamilton1974
I have the exact same problem and solved it...

I have the exact same problem and solved it temporarily by locking the trunk with the switch in the center console.
The problem I think comes from the outside switch in the trunk. Either some...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-02-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Hamilton1974
Both are valid for European cars as well. Your...

Both are valid for European cars as well. Your car needs to have a CDC or at least be coded for CDC in order to get the Gateway 500 to work.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-01-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Hamilton1974
I'll be looking at the Dension 500 after I have...

I'll be looking at the Dension 500 after I have updated my MMI and TCU. But I think there was some extra add-on needed as well to the Dension for BT streaming.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-01-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Hamilton1974
Moisture will creep into the PDC sensors with...

Moisture will creep into the PDC sensors with time. I've had to replace 7 of my 8 original sensors since I got his car 4 years ago. Fortunately you can get them reasonably cheap on Ebay.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By Hamilton1974
I don't have the part number available right now...

I don't have the part number available right now but this past summer I was looking for a new electric fan, the one that sits in front of the radiator. I found out that it's made by Bosch and by...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 10-30-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By Hamilton1974
OBC accuracy

I've got a test drive coming up in a new F01-740d next week and I was just wondering how accurate is the OBC average consumption compared to if you calculate it yourself with the amount of gallons...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 10-17-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,462
Posted By Hamilton1974
Sounds like your diesel is a renamed 730Ld...

Sounds like your diesel is a renamed 730Ld according to the specs.
740d in Europe is a twin turbo 313hp model that for some reason is not available as L.
However if you want an F02 with more diesel...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - 2015) 10-17-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,435
Posted By Hamilton1974
I had the chance to test drive a 2014 750Ld last...

I had the chance to test drive a 2014 750Ld last week and I drove by an area of road construction with temporary speed limit signs posted. Two times I drove past that area and both times the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-14-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By Hamilton1974
2004 740d Vibrating front brakes.

Been having a really annoying problem where the front brakes start vibrating about 6 weeks after replacing front discs and pads. I have had the discs replaced three times, pads twice and any linkage,...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-22-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Hamilton1974
Thanks Paper! I'm sure I'll have more questions...

Thanks Paper!
I'm sure I'll have more questions about this as I move on. I've tried reading up on this subject for the past 2 years with the things you, stuartjohn24, Ace and others have written. :)...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Hamilton1974
Navi02 with Facelift MMI?

I'm getting ready to finally take the plunge and start updating my pre-facelift 2004 740d with a few facelift options. First up is the MMI.

A question that popped into my mind though was if the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-15-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,310
Posted By Hamilton1974
I already got a 2006 MMI from ebay that I plan on...

I already got a 2006 MMI from ebay that I plan on installing as soon as I get all the necessary coding programs installed and running. Then before the bluetooth upgrade I'm going to install a Dension...
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