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The 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 01-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Skarv Skarv is offline
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The vacuum pump parts are from:

http://www.bmpdesign.com/product-exe...earch_model/15

As you can see, the parts are trivial, but as I say, I think it is fair that they make a buck for finding what we need, and making it available.

Listen to Yoda... I mean Yorgi. Truth he speaks.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:40 AM
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Why do you have to recharge your battery every week?
Because my Wife only drives it 7 miles a day back and forth to work. These cars need highway speed and longer drives to recharge the system. With the way we use it more electricity goes out than comes into the battery. BMW calls it an "unfavorable driving profile".

Like Yorgi said, taking longer to load on initial start is not abnormal.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:16 AM
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I need real help finding someone I could trust.

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There are several M6 owners on the m6 section of the M5board.com that are in your area.
Log on there and see if Milton has any recommendations for you.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:19 AM
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The vacuum pump parts are from:

http://www.bmpdesign.com/product-exe...earch_model/15

As you can see, the parts are trivial, but as I say, I think it is fair that they make a buck for finding what we need, and making it available.

Listen to Yoda... I mean Yorgi. Truth he speaks.
Thanks Yorgi, Tampa & Skarv: You saved my life.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:21 AM
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There are several M6 owners on the m6 section of the M5board.com that are in your area.
Log on there and see if Milton has any recommendations for you.
Thanks so much for the help!! I really appreciate it!

Maybellineo
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:01 AM
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When your valve cover gaskets were replaced, did they change your upper timing cover gaskets? If they did, they had to remove the vacuum pump. They might have damaged the o-ring while doing this? The repair for removing the vacuum pump & oil pressure switch is around 2 hours max. The vacuum pump o-ring should fix your problem, saving you a lot of money.

As everyone has stated, the normal cold boot up for the IDrive can be 15 to 30 seconds. You can do some coding to make it a faster boot. The CTek charger for a 100.00 would be a good investment.

Good Luck!
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