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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-08-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
LMAO. Joe, for me, its performance ...

LMAO.

Joe, for me, its

performance
quiet cabin (i know this is a weird one for most)
reliability
exterior

i really struck out in the reliability dept with this car though.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-06-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
I had a bad tire once - the road force balance...

I had a bad tire once - the road force balance indicated this. I think my tire was out of round or something (yours might be something else but I think the Hunter machine can pinpoint the issue). ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-31-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
It's definitely a rattle - when the car warms,...

It's definitely a rattle - when the car warms, you have to pay attention to hear it. Once you pass the 2rpm mark, the rattle subsides. It's weird that it's only at the 2rpm mark.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-31-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
Actually, the repairs done so far have been...

Actually, the repairs done so far have been covered under the CPO warranty (I should have been more clear in my original post - sorry). The tech had the rep from BMWNA have a listen to the rattle...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-31-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
Vanos Rattle - a little help?

I've noticed that my car has developed a rattle at the 2rpm mark upon light acceleration. My rattle is awful when the weather is cold and when the vehicle is cold started. The rattle doesn't sound...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-16-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
i just bought a set a few months ago - I wouldn't...

i just bought a set a few months ago - I wouldn't buy them again. They're pretty noisy. I should have just went with the Pilot Primacys since I dont drive the car much during winter.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-16-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,281
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
had mine replaced at 65K miles (I think) under...

had mine replaced at 65K miles (I think) under CPO coverage. the only symptom I experienced was a whining noise, going in and out, when the heat was on (blower on min speed). The noise would...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-14-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,321
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
Thats nice looking Toureg - I've always liked...

Thats nice looking Toureg - I've always liked them.

Diz, are you serious about the Range Rovers reliability improving over the years? Any model more reliable than the other (HSE vs SC)? I was...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-11-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,321
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
Good choice Diz. The lexus will stay out of the...

Good choice Diz. The lexus will stay out of the shop - not sure about the Rover. I'll be in your situation sometime next year. My X5 is getting older (reliable as hell though) and I'm getting...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-12-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,199
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
Thanks for the SIB :) I spoke to my tech and...

Thanks for the SIB :)

I spoke to my tech and he mentioned that the seal is on back order. I have to wait about two weeks for this seal. He also indicated that it wasnt covered under the CPO...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-10-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
thanks for the info Judd and Keif. Tinting...

thanks for the info Judd and Keif.

Tinting all the windows except the windshield is finally legal in Illinois. I was looking forward to the appt. tomorrow - now I will also be paranoid :(
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-10-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
is this computer located in the trunk on the rear...

is this computer located in the trunk on the rear passengers side? Is it easy to get to?

I'm having my windows done tomorrow and would like to cover up the computer before they start the tinting...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-05-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,515
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
definitely take it to the dealer - if you have...

definitely take it to the dealer - if you have BMW CPO coverage, they'll bill you $50 for all the repairs covered under the terms of the warranty. In your case, I think you should be covered. Even...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-30-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
+1 - I think I paid $90 for the front set of pads...

+1 - I think I paid $90 for the front set of pads from tirerack. Its one of the best things I've done for the car. I will do the same for the rear once they need replacing. Stopping power is...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 10-06-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,416
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
A couple of people I know run this setup. The...

A couple of people I know run this setup. The 19" setup wont instill as much driving confidence as the 18s (that's what they tell me) but it still makes the vehicle drivable.

I just sold my...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-19-2009, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,544
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
Did you have this vibration with the original set...

Did you have this vibration with the original set of wheels/tires that came with the car?

I had the same issue last winter when I put on my aftermarket winter set. I got this nasty shimmy at the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-09-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,593
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
really? I will be replacing the tires on the...

really? I will be replacing the tires on the 128s soon and I was set on the Michelins. Should I save some money and get the Goodyears? I'm looking for tires that won't yell at me (my current...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-09-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,762
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
That's nonsense - I know two people personally...

That's nonsense - I know two people personally who had their tranny swapped more than once. I'm one of the lucky ones though. I'm only on my 2nd tranny so far :)
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-09-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,762
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
Mention SIB 12 15 08 and SIB 24 05 08. These...

Mention SIB 12 15 08 and SIB 24 05 08. These SIBs should reference the DME retrofit for your car. I personally think its a band-aid solution that might help in the short term. If the problem...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-09-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,731
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
this information was courtesy of the BMWNA rep -...

this information was courtesy of the BMWNA rep - I was dealing with him while I was going through the buyback process with my 03 (my 03 was giving me tranny issues mostly). I asked him if the V12...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-07-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,731
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
MB is doing the same thing with their latest...

MB is doing the same thing with their latest model S class (W221). You can't build an S600 with the sport package (sport package in MB world is only cosmetic, i.e. body kit). The standard exterior...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-07-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,731
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
really? I was under the impression the V12 Li...

really? I was under the impression the V12 Li trim was not available with the sport package. I know during the 07 and 08 MY 760, shadowline trim was an option, but I've never seen a LWB 760 with...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-07-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,731
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
i think only the SWB was equipped with the sport...

i think only the SWB was equipped with the sport package.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-04-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,616
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
+1 - thats what I've also been told. I think the...

+1 - thats what I've also been told. I think the only way of maintaining the OEM braking performance and having no brake dust is to powder coat the wheels (I'm prob gonna go with the shiny black). ...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-01-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,817
Posted By 03745Li-chicago
Congrats on the new ride. Looks beautiful - I...

Congrats on the new ride. Looks beautiful - I have to say, I'm kinda surprised you went with Silver with Black :)
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