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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-04-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Thesatman
Your post said you were in the middle of...

Your post said you were in the middle of nowhere...is it possible you got some bad gas? Really it can happen anywhere but more common in rural areas. Recently a Giant/Shell gas station in my area...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-21-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By Thesatman
I would like to know as well. Mine are...

I would like to know as well. Mine are apparently older versions and the scripts throw errors when running.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-18-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 13,287
Posted By Thesatman
This thread has diverged greatly. But I still...

This thread has diverged greatly. But I still think this is an important topic. Some have even said this is the single most important topic regarding these cars. I think it needs to be a sticky. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-18-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Thesatman
When it comes to oil leaks its kinda like...

When it comes to oil leaks its kinda like electricity...its going to take the path of least resistance. If you fix one leak another may pop up because it is now the weakest link where as before the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-18-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By Thesatman
It should be green...kind of like green...

It should be green...kind of like green anti-freeze color but a little thicker. P.S. - Your anti-freeze should actually be blue. And if you were leaking that much steering fluid you would have a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-16-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By Thesatman
See my post above...and make sure you are using...

See my post above...and make sure you are using BMW coolant. Some will argue it doesn't make a difference...maybe it doesn't...but I wouldn't risk it to save $5.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-16-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By Thesatman
With stock thermostat or hybrid 90C thermostat? ...

With stock thermostat or hybrid 90C thermostat? Were you using BMW coolant or some "green" stuff"?

Same question to BimmerBrad7.

Every post I have seen with a coolant pipe issue that had...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-15-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Thesatman
I wonder if it is just conincidence that it seems...

I wonder if it is just conincidence that it seems a lot of people doing cooling system fixes are using some sort of green coolant vice the recommended blue bmw coolant. Ive never seen a picture of...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-15-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Thesatman
Umm...since you know they aren't going to give...

Umm...since you know they aren't going to give you much for the trade in you should consider selling some of the other items like wheels, etc. I don't know what the etc. is, i'm just interested in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-15-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 966
Posted By Thesatman
I would consider doing the 90c thermostat hybid...

I would consider doing the 90c thermostat hybid mod as engine temp may be a major factor in the most costly of the issues with these cars.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-15-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By Thesatman
OP, You may also want to consider the 90C...

OP, You may also want to consider the 90C thermostat mod. I did and it works well. It will keep your engine running cooler as long as the rest of your cooling system is good and may save you from...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-11-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Thesatman
Not having any issues but it couldn't hurt so I...

Not having any issues but it couldn't hurt so I will try to get my SA to cover it under the maint. plan but if not I guess I will just do it myself.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-11-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Thesatman
+1

+1
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-11-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Thesatman
If your PS fluid is full then i would bet you are...

If your PS fluid is full then i would bet you are correct and the berring is shot. You can try to spray some lubricant like white lightning on it but pump replacement is probably the only...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-10-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Thesatman
Any noticible difference after changing it?

Any noticible difference after changing it?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-08-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Thesatman
Maybe your CV shafts?

Maybe your CV shafts?
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-08-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,306
Posted By Thesatman
You think your older 7s have problems with leaks...

You think your older 7s have problems with leaks now...bolt on a super charger and see what happens. The Alpina motors are beefed up in a lot of ways to support the twin turbos.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-08-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Thesatman
Have you considered parting it out? You would...

Have you considered parting it out? You would likely get more than you would in trade. You could even use the motor to make one hell of a sandrail. ;)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-03-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Thesatman
Let not getting stuck in the middle of a lake...

Let not getting stuck in the middle of a lake imply "R"

P | Q | R | P&&(Q||R)
T | T | T | T
T | T | F | T
T | F | T | T
T | F | F | F
F | T | T | F
F | T | F | F
F | F | T | F
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-03-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Thesatman
As was mentioned... 1. wait until the car...

As was mentioned...

1. wait until the car engine is cool.
2. Slowly open the expansion tank on the passenger side of the engine bay.
3. Listen for the sound of air under pressure excaping.
4....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-03-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Thesatman
+100

+100
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-30-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Thesatman
I would do some research. if you are full...

I would do some research. if you are full exhaust replacement then you can probably expect some errors after changing the cats.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-30-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 13,287
Posted By Thesatman
Now that the outside temps are down under 100F it...

Now that the outside temps are down under 100F it consistently operates and maintains temps around 89-92C for me.

Gas milage is a tad bit worse, but performance is a tad bit better also. :thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-29-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By Thesatman
I agree with you. I'm in Albuquerque and I have...

I agree with you. I'm in Albuquerque and I have only seen 2 other 7s around town other than at the dealership so it is probably because they aren't that common here. When I go to LA its hard NOT to...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-29-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By Thesatman
LOL...:dunno:

LOL...:dunno:
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