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Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Today, 08:16 AM
Replies: 119
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look guys some of us have a very long history of...

look guys some of us have a very long history of cars, my first was a Morris Minor, followed by this MK1 1500 Cortina, it was so bad at starting my neighbours used to wait outside before we set off...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Today, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
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To be candid the mechanics stethoscope will be...

To be candid the mechanics stethoscope will be very helpful in isolating the problem, they have a long probe which you just touch the various parts to see which is potentially faulty. You can use a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 119
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I remember taking an engine out of a Ford Cortina...

I remember taking an engine out of a Ford Cortina (yes am that old) and having it in complete pieces in the hall, we had just had the new house carpeted , I never understood what she was going on...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By 645/333
Renault Fuego I had one of those back in the day...

Renault Fuego I had one of those back in the day 1982, went like a rocket, 2ltre, did a journey from Heathrow to Newcastle upon Tyne when my wife was giving birth to our daughter, lets just say the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
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Definitely a need for a mechanics stethoscope!!!...

Definitely a need for a mechanics stethoscope!!! Almost certainly a pulley as HerbP mentioned sounds like water pump, does the noise change when the car upto temp???
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By 645/333
Given the state of the engine it looks like it...

Given the state of the engine it looks like it has not had the best of lives, I would also look at the 5 series E60 forum where you will find more people with the straight six!!!! Whilst the spark...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By 645/333
There is a fuel filter, check the TIS it will...

There is a fuel filter, check the TIS it will tell you where and how to replace it!!!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,639
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Big mistake not involving the wife:thumbdwn: You...

Big mistake not involving the wife:thumbdwn: You should have enlisted her help, small hands ,to do the earth wire : popcorn:
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
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The external stuff can be cleaned with a good...

The external stuff can be cleaned with a good engine degreaser, the reason the internals are so full of gunge is that previous owners have not done regular oil changes, in fact it looks the opposite....
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,639
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They are the ones, you need to push water through...

They are the ones, you need to push water through to clear the tubes all the way down, they can have compacted mud at the bottom. I think the convertible has more due to the roof as in the pic. I...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,639
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One of the best things you can learn on these...

One of the best things you can learn on these cars is where all the drains go, I would think that given the amount of water I would look around the front windscreen area, there are many threads on...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,639
Posted By 645/333
certainly a RIP module, that should have blown a...

certainly a RIP module, that should have blown a fuse as well????

Also +1 on the drains, I had forgotten???
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,639
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The connector has a slide lock or lift lock ,...

The connector has a slide lock or lift lock , they unlock then you remove. You just might get away with drying out the module and connector, but do it slowly!!! check for corrosion , you need to find...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By 645/333
This is probably the battery condition circuit,...

This is probably the battery condition circuit, did you have the battery registered?? You need to connect this circuit or you will definitely have issues, unless it has been disconnected for a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 667
Posted By 645/333
could well be a terminal not tightened/ loose,...

could well be a terminal not tightened/ loose, corroded high resistance
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,639
Posted By 645/333
There are location differences between left and...

There are location differences between left and right hand cars, with these cars it is often difficult to know what has been repaired and how especially if it has had 3-5 owners. Many sadly repair...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-19-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,639
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I appreciate I cannot add value here but I have...

I appreciate I cannot add value here but I have to say it is interesting watching the diagnostic process and the interactions:thumbup:
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - 2018) 05-17-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By 645/333
BMW do a range of covers both internal and...

BMW do a range of covers both internal and external, they are very expensive, sometimes find the odd one on Ebay. There are other manufacturers particularly in the States.
I have used covers on a...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By 645/333
I think you need to take another picture as it is...

I think you need to take another picture as it is not very clear!!!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By 645/333
These are for different types of phone...

These are for different types of phone manufacturers, each has it's own cradle, BMW sell the cradles at disgusting prices, but you can buy cheap on Ebay and the like, but you will probably need an...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By 645/333
It is for the mobile phone cradle

It is for the mobile phone cradle
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By 645/333
Try finding a mechanics stethoscope with a long...

Try finding a mechanics stethoscope with a long probe, this will allow you to pin point the knocking sound, they are cheap to buy, but worth every penny, as HerbP mentioned you still need to be...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - 2018) 05-13-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By 645/333
If it helps go to the 5 series or 7 series forums...

If it helps go to the 5 series or 7 series forums for the same model years as you will find significantly more people with the diesel engine. This is predominately an American forum so diesel use is...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 667
Posted By 645/333
Pleased you have found it!!!!

Pleased you have found it!!!!
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - 2018) 05-05-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By 645/333
Fault codes are only part of a diagnosis, ISTA...

Fault codes are only part of a diagnosis, ISTA allows you to run tests etc narrowing down closer to the area of failure, it is what BMW themselves use in the dealerships they just have a few more...
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