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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:34 PM
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Good to hear it's all fixed. That is a huge bill to have to swallow but actually you go a great deal. I've never seen the center water pipe (cap with seal) fixed for anywhere close to that amount. Normally the charge is at least $2K at an indie.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:43 AM
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Thanks Yorgi. I was driving it yesterday and when I turned it off the oil can symbol popped up. I don't get a message in the I drive though showing that I need to add a quart. When I checked the dipstick it looked spot on. I changed about 3k ago.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:07 AM
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I just got the 6 back from the shop today and here is what was done.

R+R intake and replaced valley plate (Cap) with seal. $1488
Replaced leaking valve cover and upper timing cover seals. $1304
Replaced micro filters.
Brake fluid flush.
Coolant system flush

The car runs much better!!

$3,208
Glad to hear that she's well again!
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:10 AM
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Yes, the petrol cap that you need to remove every time you fill up the car.

There is a rubber seal on this cap that dries out over time and compresses after hundreds of removals, resulting in a less-than-air-tight seal. All modern (OBDII) emission systems pressurize the fuel/petrol tank. Any loss in pressure triggers a check engine light - the assumption being if pressure is leaking from the tank so are fuel vapours into the environment.

Germans are notorious for using low silicon content plastics and rubbers because they are very environmentally conscious. They want the plastics used in cars to eventually break down once the car is retired. The problem is that the plastics start breaking down too soon, within 8 to 10 years, and you start getting all sorts of electrical connection issues and plastic hoses/tanks failing.

The Asians are not afraid to use high silicon plastics and this is one of the reasons they have greater reliability over the Germans.
Ah, that explains why Asian vehicles tend to have better reliability. My theory is that BMW is very good at 'planned obsolescence'.
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Thanks Yorgi. I was driving it yesterday and when I turned it off the oil can symbol popped up. I don't get a message in the I drive though showing that I need to add a quart. When I checked the dipstick it looked spot on. I changed about 3k ago.
Careful not to overfill, as that can cause some serious issues.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:16 AM
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Sorry to hear about this big pile of work. But, glad to hear you just got it back. At least, you're good to go already.
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What is good about the cost spent is that you have added real life to your car, just make sure you use BMW own brand coolant fluid, even if you have to redo it!!!! This will protect the coolant system as it should be!!!!
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