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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
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 01-14-2015, 03:53 AM
Red_Robbo Red_Robbo is offline
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Workshop manual for 645 / Poss 5 series ?

Happy new year all, and have a great 2015 cruising.

I hear that the 645 is built on the 5 series and I wondered for some of the car perhaps one could use a 5 series workshop manual. Here in the U.K. we use Haynes which are pretty good, but before I fork out about 20 quid, wanted to check with you guys.

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Old 01-14-2015, 02:49 PM
rebel.ranter rebel.ranter is offline
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Hi, the TIS manual is where it is at:

Click on repair manual here:

BMW TIS

Select you model & it has every specific "how to" you'll need.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:53 PM
rebel.ranter rebel.ranter is offline
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Alternatively have a look on EBay & search for BMW TIS to get a proper copy of it, it is probably available on download sites somewhere too but i don't know where.

On EBay it is usually teamed up with BMW ETK (Official Parts catalogue) & BMW WDS (In depth wiring diagrams). All very useful resources to have when you're attempting to do a lot of your own maintenance.

Finally get yourself a diagnostic kit from www.cable-shack.co.uk, cheap & will pay for itself in it first use!
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:38 AM
Red_Robbo Red_Robbo is offline
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Cheers Rebel. Already got that but so much info missing quite disappointed with that was thinking about a 5 series manual at least if it has info on the V8 and running gear will be useful.

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Old 01-17-2015, 05:54 AM
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That's surprising that you think there is stuff missing from TIS, have you got a copy of TOS & you are using the repair instructions section? This is what the dealers use themselves so everything should be covered.

I think the Bentley manuals are better than the Haynes ones.
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:00 PM
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Happy new year all, and have a great 2015 cruising.

I hear that the 645 is built on the 5 series and I wondered for some of the car perhaps one could use a 5 series workshop manual. Here in the U.K. we use Haynes which are pretty good, but before I fork out about 20 quid, wanted to check with you guys.

Many thanks and bye for now
I am in the States and can not find a Haynes for the 645 (only made for 2 years) and my 645 is V8 while our 5 series seem to be V6's. I looked for a Haynes and a Chilton (both have served me well in the past) but I have not found a similar DIY manual for the 645. thanks for all that mentioned the TIS. cheers from across the pond
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:53 PM
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I am in the States and can not find a Haynes for the 645 (only made for 2 years) and my 645 is V8 while our 5 series seem to be V6's. I looked for a Haynes and a Chilton (both have served me well in the past) but I have not found a similar DIY manual for the 645. thanks for all that mentioned the TIS. cheers from across the pond

TIS, WDS, INPA, DIS, can be found online, & take care of both of your cars. You will need to buy the proper cable to connect a laptop & the diagnostic software. All should cost you less than 50.00, & this is what BMW dealers use. Chilton & Haynes are pretty much useless on a BMW.
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:44 PM
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Try this site , I find it usefull ..

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/6_se...als_e9x-m3-us/
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:29 AM
Red_Robbo Red_Robbo is offline
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Hi H.F. I downloaded this manual back in October and its not so good, you have to load some programe that puts your PC into Windows XP mode, then the search is pretty restricted. When I did want info on specific things, ie Cam chain cover, Bluetooth the detail was not so good so just be careful mate.
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:26 PM
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BMW engineers did not make anything easy to do on our cars. TIS is as good as it gets. No BMW software is user friendly! They try & preserve all of their revenue funds back to themselves.
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