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Old 02-22-2017, 09:28 PM
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Advice for '06 750Li owner?

I just purchased a one owner, dealer maintained, low mileage '06 750Li. 71k, new brakes, tires and full system flushes.

My question is how much money should I be putting aside and what major expenses approaching 100k should I expect?

Apologies if this is redundant to other posts but I figured what the heck, gotta start posting sometime. All feedback appreciated, thank you!

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Old 02-23-2017, 07:31 AM
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Since you have a 2006 this would be a question better asked in the E65/E66 forum, this forum (E38) only goes up to the 2001 model year.
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:07 AM
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Your question has been moved to the E65/66 7 Series forum.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:24 AM
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:19 PM
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This seems to the trend as I see it here on the forum of items that crap out about 100,000 miles. $2500 for valve seals by a mechanic. There is a guy in New York State doing it for this.

Here's a list of some common problems.
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=700549

Weep hole/ Center Valley water pipe repair. There are several ways of doing this. The dealer seems to be getting about $7000 to do it. Do it yourself with just water pump removal I think it's about $300. But while you're there you should just replace the water pump too.

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=737208

All the pulley bearings and idlers should be replaced about that time too as they will fail.

Transmission service now. If it was not done at 50k miles.

Tune up now, don't wait till 100k it will run better.

You have the dealer service records, let us know what has already been done, it will help advise you further.

Can you do the repairs yourself? This will cut down on cost. A lot of the repair costs are in labor.

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Old 02-24-2017, 07:32 PM
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This seems to the trend as I see it here on the forum of items that crap out about 100,000 miles. $2500 for valve seals by a mechanic. There is a guy in New York State doing it for this.

Here's a list of some common problems.
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=700549

Weep hole/ Center Valley water pipe repair. There are several ways of doing this. The dealer seems to be getting about $7000 to do it. Do it yourself with just water pump removal I think it's about $300. But while you're there you should just replace the water pump too.

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=737208

All the pulley bearings and idlers should be replaced about that time too as they will fail.

Transmission service now. If it was not done at 50k miles.

Tune up now, don't wait till 100k it will run better.

You have the dealer service records, let us know what has already been done, it will help advise you further.

Can you do the repairs yourself? This will cut down on cost. A lot of the repair costs are in labor.

Welcome to the forum!
Thanks Rick I don't work on engines myself but my friends son is a wizard and will work on it for me. I was really more curious what to expect. I have already found that the car transmission has a hard shift from.second to first. It feels like I got hit in the rear end. I actually pulled over the first time it happened. I read on the forum that this is common with this car and unfixablex and even happens with new cars. What is your opinion on this? Thank you.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:33 PM
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Posted this a while back and it's a pretty good place to start.

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ht=dirty+dozen
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Thanks Rick I don't work on engines myself but my friends son is a wizard and will work on it for me. I was really more curious what to expect. I have already found that the car transmission has a hard shift from.second to first. It feels like I got hit in the rear end. I actually pulled over the first time it happened. I read on the forum that this is common with this car and unfixablex and even happens with new cars. What is your opinion on this? Thank you.
The 2-1 transmission problem is just a bad guibo joint that needs to be replaced. Try doing a transmission adaptation reset and see if it improves things a bit. Mine needs a new guibo as well, but after the reset it got a little better
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:05 PM
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The 2-1 transmission problem is just a bad guibo joint that needs to be replaced. Try doing a transmission adaptation reset and see if it improves things a bit. Mine needs a new guibo as well, but after the reset it got a little better
Thanks Fat boy. I will try that. One other question. The car has trouble with reverse sometimes. It basically just shifts into neutral. I have to turn the car off and restart it. It's embarrassing at the least and a pain as well. One time the transmission fault light came on and that scared me. Could the bad guibo joint be doing that in your opinion. Thank you VERY MUCH!
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