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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 06-24-2009, 07:48 PM
NastyNoble3K NastyNoble3K is offline
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Mein Auto: 2005 745Li
+1 NGK Iridiums...a must do!

I changed my plugs out last night...temp dropped a whopping 9 degrees from 102 to 93 in the garage from 7 to 10 pm. Needless to say that the heat made me angry...and my car hadn't been running for 24hrs!

Anyway, the job was a 6 on a 1 to 10 scale. The hardest part was reinstalling the front two coils on both sides (I have a '96 300ZX TT so I know all about working in tight spaces.) No give reinserting the coil packs between them and the brake lines on the P-side...had to work some magic. On the D-side, you DEFINITELY have to move the power steering reservoir to reinsert the first two coils...I tried not to and finally gave in.

Total time took me around 3 hrs. 80% was on the front four...the back were cake. I could do it again in around an hour but not on a hot Louisiana summer!


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