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Old 02-18-2011, 05:35 PM
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I had my water pump go out on me while driving on the freeway last night after work. Had it towed to my repair shop and had it replaced. No other issues at this time.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:42 PM
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The door handles are most likely the cause of the dying battery as they don't allow the car to fall asleep. The best thing to do is either disconnect the comfort access function to those two handles so it still opens the car, but you can't tug or pull on them to unlock/lock the car OR hook it up to a battery tender.
Why no battery tender if you unhook comfort access?
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:56 PM
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Most likely an F02 Sport with the M-package.
The new 7 is due for a facelift soon. I woul wait till this summer for the new 2012 if you plan on buying or leasing new. CPOs might come down too
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:13 PM
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Why no battery tender if you unhook comfort access?
The comfort access is keeping the car from sleeping. If you unplug it the car will go to sleep like it does normally. Adding a tender won't hurt it at all, but if you don't need to go out and buy it, then why spend the extra $$ and time going to get it when it's not needed.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:16 AM
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The new 7 is due for a facelift soon. I woul wait till this summer for the new 2012 if you plan on buying or leasing new. CPOs might come down too
New 7 facelift is in 2013 2014 so still a few more years
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:27 AM
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ah! an M3 conv? midlife crisis?

you were always a 7 series kinda guy

isnt your current 750Li like 5th or 6th 7 series?
Hah, funny I almost put mid life crisis in my post! Probably right young man! I got a three convertible loaner a while back and I was impressed. Could be a fum change. M3 is a must if I go this route. A woman I work with has a white m3 conv and it is sick.

Yes, been in a seven forever -e32,e38, e66x3
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:31 AM
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The new 7 is due for a facelift soon. I woul wait till this summer for the new 2012 if you plan on buying or leasing new. CPOs might come down too
I am buying. CPO is the route, so 2012 is not an option. Been waiting for the right car in the $50-60 range.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:23 AM
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Most likely an F02 Sport with the M-package. Novelty to me means new to me not how many are on the road. It's just so superior to the E66 in every way. Hey, I am a seven guy, been one for a long time. It's hard to see myself in anything else. I am however toying around with the idea of an M3 convertible.
your right. i'm confusing novelty with exclusivity. and the new 7 really does blow the e65 out of the water in every aspect (besides looks....IMO of course). new m3 verts are sexy as all hell and are essentially supercars! may be too much for an old man like yourself
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:33 PM
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:29 PM
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Hah, funny I almost put mid life crisis in my post! Probably right young man! I got a three convertible loaner a while back and I was impressed. Could be a fum change. M3 is a must if I go this route. A woman I work with has a white m3 conv and it is sick.

Yes, been in a seven forever -e32,e38, e66x3
Agree with You on some points but i've stoven THE F01 many times compared tot THE E65 the ride doesn't ride much smoother to say it's worth 100K only THE active hybrid 7 is a hell of difference
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:14 PM
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doesnt count if its for the seniors special
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Don't know about smoothness, but the f02 I drove out handled our cars by a mile. Very noticeable. Not really into the softness of the ride or I would be driving a Lexus.
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:15 PM
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Don't know about smoothness, but the f02 I drove out handled our cars by a mile. Very noticeable. Not really into the softness of the ride or I would be driving a Lexus.
^ HA posted at the same time
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:18 PM
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doesnt count if its for the seniors special
12 pack of miller lite my friend. No matter what you say I am going feel good that is until the hot chick at star bucks calls me "sir"
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:10 PM
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Damn useful thread thx for all this info I'll pass on getting this car
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:18 PM
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Totally forgot about this one lol
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:30 AM
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I have a service engine light on due to cats also they told me 5k...
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:13 AM
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Car sucks in the snow. Never drive in the winter
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:05 AM
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I will so any cat would work ? I don't need a BMW only cat?

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Old 03-24-2011, 07:06 AM
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Car sucks in the snow. Never drive in the winter
Have u tried winter tires. People think this car is 4x4 when they don't see me at the lights spinning my rear wheels
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I will so any cat would work ? I don't need a BMW only cat?

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Ur INDY will get u the right ones. Stealer want 5 k wow they lost their minds. I'm not sure what kind will fit I bet u can find some info on the forum using search.
Here is the price list for oem.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=GL63&mospid=47777&btnr=18_0482&hg=18&fg=10&lang=en
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:15 AM
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Tried winter tires and made no difference. Snow and NYC potholes just aint worth it. Bought a hooptie for the winter. From a 745Li to a Mitsubishi Expo with limo tint. But I do see the gas price difference
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:19 AM
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Tried winter tires and made no difference. Snow and NYC potholes just aint worth it. Bought a hooptie for the winter. From a 745Li to a Mitsubishi Expo with limo tint. But I do see the gas price difference
Lol I'm from canada snow is crazy here but we don't have a lof of potholes roads are fairly good. But still 18th and snow tires I never had a problem. Very happy with it in the snow.
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Lucky you. I will stick with my Expo. Less of a loss
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