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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 08-25-2015, 11:02 AM
325i Guy 325i Guy is offline
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So purchased a 2006 a few months back and I love it. A few issues so far but I expect that on a car that is 10 years old.

Entertainment system wasn't working, and with a little research mainly from these forums I found that either dealer or previous owner had removed the fiberoptic bypass loop in the glovebox. $25 from Amazon and car entertainment system came to life.

Small dealer I bought it from but new brake pads on front that squeal. Should I wait it out or change them to oem?

I am also experiencing a "grab" when coming to a stop. Not sure if it is the brakes or the transmission not kicking down into first correctly. Anyone seen that issue?

is it common to go through oil at a fairly fast rate. Within 3 month period used 1 quart.

Lastly and rarely get a "kick in the rear end" feeling after taking off from a stop. Like the tranny or the rear end was not engaged.
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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM
FlylowTX FlylowTX is offline
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Come to a stop with the trans in neutral to eliminate it as a factor. If it still grabs, its the brakes. If not, the tranny.

Kick in rear end feeling could be your guibo (pronounced joo-bo). It a big rubber thing that is attached to your driveshaft. Search the forums for inspection procedure.
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is it common to go through oil at a fairly fast rate. Within 3 month period used 1 quart.
Depends on miles driven, not time. How many mile to the quart?
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