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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-09-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By flash_n
Took me 20 endless minutes. My battery was at 70%...

Took me 20 endless minutes. My battery was at 70% and went to 50%. I went with no external power source, but would do it differently now.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-09-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By flash_n
Lightbulb Flashing E60 control unit to work with E65!

Before you read this, be aware that if you try this, you may render your control unit useless.

Here is a short desciption of how I repaired a power drain issue, originating within the TCUM.
As...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-01-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By flash_n
Mgucci if you have a windoze laptop, get the obd...

Mgucci if you have a windoze laptop, get the obd cable for 40$ from eBay and install the BMW standard tools, that you can Google. With that you'll be able to run inpa and read out all the codes. I...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-01-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By flash_n
I'm with switz on the transmission problem. If...

I'm with switz on the transmission problem. If your steering wheel got soaked, you may be getting alot of errors due to the steering angle sensor. The error codes would show this.

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-30-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By flash_n
Could be a blown fuse. F79 is for the TCU,...

Could be a blown fuse. F79 is for the TCU, compensator and SVS. It would cause these symptoms. SOS malfunction and MOST interrupt.

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-29-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By flash_n
Had a similar issue after replacing my...

Had a similar issue after replacing my alternator.
The connector did not make proper contact in my case.
I unplugged the connector and used a sharp needle like tool to slightly (!!) bend the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By flash_n
Hi there, could you please be more specific...

Hi there,

could you please be more specific on how the errors started?
Also could you please list the errors you're seeing, e.g. dynamic drive, active body control, transmission emergency with...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-07-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 35,156
Posted By flash_n
I'm guessing the question was if you could set...

I'm guessing the question was if you could set the DME such that it does not show the error, although it remains. Essentially the P0491 is not that bad, if you don't have to pass an OBD test.

On...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-28-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By flash_n
I agree, there is much discussion on the forum...

I agree, there is much discussion on the forum already.
The new AGA tool video is actually quite interesting.
Looking at where the SAS ports discharge I'm concerned with hydrolocking the engine as...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-28-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By flash_n
After changing out the tie-rods and ball joints I...

After changing out the tie-rods and ball joints I had the steering lock up on me.
This is due to misalignment and visually it is not obvious. My values were out of tolerance, but I would not have...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-14-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,612
Posted By flash_n
U need to reset/train the rain Sensor in INPA ...

U need to reset/train the rain Sensor in INPA

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 07-06-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,612
Posted By flash_n
Just to add another story. Bad my glass replaced...

Just to add another story. Bad my glass replaced at Safelite in CT. After a nice chat with the mechanic, he told me aftermarket was 'not' available for my config. and we would go OEM. Safelite...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-19-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By flash_n
Yes. The code came back. I'm ignoring it for the...

Yes. The code came back. I'm ignoring it for the time being.

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Forum: 7 Series DIY 06-19-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,664
Posted By flash_n
Glad it helped :-) Sent from BimmerApp...

Glad it helped :-)

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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-09-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By flash_n
Lightbulb E-Box Fan - Alternative

Hello,

I finished my e-box fan replacement today following the steps detailed in Keifs DIY.
Keifs DIY thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499269)

The original part is a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By flash_n
Question Engine mount - passenger side

Hello all,
been working on the car since Friday. Originally I had planned to do the alternator bracket seal (which was bad enough, but found some more leaks to keep me occupied).
While I was in...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-16-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By flash_n
Hi Pheno, nice of you to check in. Fist of...

Hi Pheno,

nice of you to check in. Fist of all a big thank you for providing such a useful program.
Aside all the curiousity about what is going on in the engine, I'm trying to diagnose an SAS...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-27-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By flash_n
Fun with engine diagnostics

The software is called Testo and its provided by Pheno.
http://phenoboy.kapsi.fi/testo

It used the Standard Tools to connect to the car.


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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-24-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By flash_n
Lightbulb Fun with engine diagnostics

Just found a way to record engine parameters while driving.
I've attached a picture showing vehicle speed and the STFT (short term fuel trim) for banks 1 & 2. Plus another one showing cooling water...
Forum: 7 Series DIY 10-15-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,715
Posted By flash_n
Did you check if any oil went in direction of the...

Did you check if any oil went in direction of the brake booster? If that is ok, I'd try another round of assy/disassy of the pump.
Be careful whatever you do. Not having full braking capability is a...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-13-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By flash_n
I already went after the SAS port cleaning using...

I already went after the SAS port cleaning using Robs and Fratans method basically.
My ports were not clogged though. Some oily residue, but not clogged and not coked. The bearings of the SAS pump...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-08-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By flash_n
Just took the secondary air pump apart. The pump...

Just took the secondary air pump apart. The pump is manufactured by Pierburg. What I've seen I'd say the pump cannot be rebuilt.

The case is made of three parts, the main body - the top cap - the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-29-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By flash_n
Secondary air pump rebuild

Hello,

has anybody tried to rebuild the Pierburg secondary air pump instead of replacing it?
I cleaned my SAS passages, replaced the valves, replaced the y-hose, replaced an O2 sensor and still...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-23-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By flash_n
I used a piece of flat metal that I had left over...

I used a piece of flat metal that I had left over - Ikea bracket - and fastend it to the spot where the solenoid retainer gets attached. Then I used a screw driver to leverage the solenoid in.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-22-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By flash_n
Sounds to me like the solenoids are not correctly...

Sounds to me like the solenoids are not correctly seated. Pushing them in is not quite easy. I carefully used s.th. to leverage them in, as I could not push them fully in from hand.
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