2006 BMW 760i V12
I recently purchased this 2006 BMW 760i for $5,000. This is a short wheel base 12 cylinder car and quite rare as only 50 were sold in North America in 2006!
As best I can tell, the car spent its first few years in Las Vegas and then San Diego. There is no sign of any significant accidents, it has a clean title, fresh smog and 139K mi.
The car has a few minor scrapes (you can see the one on the front left side below) which will give me an opportunity to work on my painting skills. There's a long list of issues in need of repair... most were disclosed and a few more I found later.
A little scrape on the rear bumper.
The engine bay needs cleaning. Both high pressure fuel pumps and associated hoses have been replaced. I was told the sender unit on the fuel tank has also been replaced.
The interior is in pretty nice shape with minimal wear on the leather.
The CD Changer has been removed and replaced with a cable in the glove box for an IPOD. I found an old IPOD in the house which required a simple repair and it works great!
Here's is the build sheet for this car:
Type code: HL03
Model: 760I (USA)
E-F-R series: E65
Power: 327 (444 hp)
Paint code: 354 - TITANSILBER METALLIC
Upholstery code: U6SW - LEDER NASCA SCHW
S1CA SELECTION COP RELEVANT VEHICLES
S2EA BMW LA wheel Y-spoke 149
S2VA Chassis suspens. setup"Adaptive Drive"
S8SP Control unit COP
S9AA Outer skin protection
S212 Equipment, brake syst. country-specific
S220 Self-leveling suspension
S252 Active knee protection, driver/passenger
S255 Sports leather steering wheel
S302 Alarm system
S316 automatic trunk lid mechanism
S319 Integrated universal remote control
S323 Soft-Close-Automatic doors
S358 Climate comfort windscreen
S403 Glass roof, electrical
S415 Sun-blind, rear
S416 Roller sun visor, rear lateral
S423 Floor mats, velours
S430 Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S431 Interior rear-view mirror with auto dip
S438 Fine wood trim
S441 Smoker package
S442 Drink holder
S451 Active seat for driver
S453 Climatised front seats
S456 Comfort seat with memory
S459 El. front seat adjustment w. memory
S488 Lumbar support, driver and passenger
S494 Seat heating driver/passenger
S496 Seat heating, rear
S508 Park Distance Control (PDC)
S521 Rain sensor
S524 Adaptive Headlights
S534 Automatic air conditioning
S609 Navigation system, Professional
S620 Voice control
S645 BMW US Radio
S655 Satellite tuner
S672 CD changer for 6 CDs
S677 HiFi system Professional DSP
S691 CD holder
S697 Area-Code 1 for DVD
S760 High gloss shadow line
S776 Headlining, Alcantara
S845 Acoustic fasten seat belt reminder
S850 Additional Export tank filling
S853 Language version, English
S925 Dispatch protection pack
S992 Control of number-plate attachment
The car has its original 20" (staggered) wheels which are in decent shape (some minor curb rash) and there's a matching full size spare in the trunk.
This was a bit of an impulse buy, had I checked it out more carefully I doubt I would have paid $5K for it! It has a long list of things that need fixing but most are very common for this car and a wealth of DIY info can be found on the web. The paint work needs repairs in a few places but other parts of this car's paint look to be in excellent condition. The rubber door and window seals all look to be in good shape with the exception of the lower gutter at the bottom of the rear window which is starting to rot (BMW uses very poor quality plastic and rubber).
My goal for this car is to keep the spend to a minimum and I will ofcourse do all the repairs myself (even the paint!).
I used INPA to read out the errors and DIS to check the battery registration and charge profile. Below is a summary of the car errors at time of purchase and after fixing a few things (2/25/18).
|E R R O R M E M O R Y|
|Date: 18.02.2018 15:54:45|
|Scope: all control module JobStatus: OKAY|
|ADR Gen. name JobStatus|
|1B VVT ERROR_ECU_SERVICE_NOT_SUPPORTED|
|1E VVT2 ERROR_ECU_SERVICE_NOT_SUPPORTED|
|At time of purchase||2/25/18||Likely cause|
|ADR||Name||Status||Number of errors|
|00||ZGM||Central gateway module||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|01||SIM/SGM||Safety information||OK||1 Error stored||93FC 20||0 errors|
|02||SZL||Steering switch center||OK||1 Error stored||94E7 20||0 errors||Dirty contacts in steering angle sliders?|
|03||SASL||Satellite A-pillar left||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|04||SASR||Satellite A-pillar right||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|06||STVL/TEFA||Satellite front left||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|06||STVR/TEBF||Satellite front right||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|07||SSFA||Lear satellite seat driver||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|08||SSBF||Lear satellite seat passenger||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|09||SBSL||Satellite B-pillar left||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|0A||SBSR||Satellite B-pillar right||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|0D||SSH||Seat satellite rear||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|0E||SFZ||Satellite receiver||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|12||DME/DDE||Digital motor electronics||OK||3 Errors stored||
|13||DME/DDE||Digital motor electronics||OK||2 Errors stored||
|18||EGS||Electronic transmission control||OK||1 Errors stored||CF24 24||0 errors|
|23||ARS||Anti-roll stabilization||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|29||DSC||Dynamic stability control||OK||4 Errors stored||
|5EE4 E0||Faulty ABS module. This error is usually caused by bad FET or bond wire driving pre-charge pump.|
|2A||EMF||Electro-mech parking brake||OK||8 Errors stored||
|0 errors||All cleared after installing new gear.|
|35||SVS||Speech processing system||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|36||TEL||Telephone||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|37||AMP||Radio amplifier||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|38||EHC||Electronic height control||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|39||EDC||Electronic damping control||OK||1 Error stored||5FF7 34||0 errors|
|3B||NAV||Navigation||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|3C||CDC||CD changer||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|3F||ASK||Audio system controller||OK||2 Error stored||
|A189 20||Unknown. Perhaps because CD changer replaced with IPOD?|
|40||CAS||Car access system||OK||1 Error stored||A0B5 24||0 errors|
|41||DWA||Theft dterrent||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|42||CIM||Chassis integration module||OK||1 Error stored||5D36 64||0 errors||Hall sensor|
|43||POW||Hella power module (regulator?)||OK||4 Error stored||
A158 21 high voltage error?
Car is presently coded for 90AH AGM battery but looks like
a regular lead acid fitted. Only one registered battery change in the history!
|44||SHD||Sun roof||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|45||RLS||Rain light sensor||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|46||WIM||Bosch wiper module||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|47||ANTTU||VDO antenna tuner||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|4C||TMFT||Door module||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|4D||TMBT||Door module||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|4E||TMFTH||Door module||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|4F||TMBTH||Door module||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|50||SINE||Alarm Siren||OK||1 Error stored||9D12 11||0 errors||Siren has a built in rechargeable battery that most likely needs replacing.|
|54||RADIO||Radio||OK||1 Error stored||DE11 20||0 errors|
|60||KOMBI||Instrument cluster||OK||4 Error stored||
|62||MOSTGW||Becker Most gateway||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|63||MMI/CCC||Becker GUI (LCD?)||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|64||PDC||Park Distance Control||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|65||BZM/SZM||Center console||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|67||EC||Alps central control unit||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|6B||HKL||Hydraulic trunk lift||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|6D||FAS||Driver Temoic seat module||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|6E||BFS||Passenger Temic seat module||OK||No Error stored||0 errors|
|70||LM||Light module||OK||1 Error stored||E514 24||0 errors|
|78||KLIMA||Climate control||OK||1 Error stored||9C76 64||9C76 64||Coolant re-circulation pump|
Issues to be addressed:
Left passenger door sun shade is jammed (right side and rear are OK). FIXED.
Paint repair needed, front left side bumper, rear bumper, rear right pillar, front right fender (looks like an acid spill). Front of hood also has a lot of paint chips. The paintwork on the rest of the car looks pretty good.
Steering wheel tilt inop (stuck high). FIXED.
Strong smell of coolant in the engine bay.
Valve covers are covered in oil. Also a slow drip underneath but I've not crawled under to look at it yet. After the car sat a few weeks I drove to the gas station and whilst filling up was told there's smoke coming out of my car! I quickly popped the hood expecting an electrical issue but it was just oil burning off the exhaust manifold - oil is leaking onto exhaust manifold from valve covers.
Some minor curb rash on wheels
Parking brake inop. FIXED
ASC inop. ABS module needs repair and has been sent out for repair, now FIXED.
Front left wheel missing one wheel lug. Purchased a replacement ($2) FIXED
Engine hood liner appears burnt in places and will need replacing
Occasional hiccup from the transmission during test drive. No sign of this on the drive home and occasional drive around my neighborhood. Also no transmission errors.
Headlight lenses need to be replaced or refinished (seller advised he refinished them once but did not last).
Driver and passenger thigh support extension not working (passenger did work). Common problem - plastic gears! Fix underway
I knew about everything above when I purchased this car but there were more issues found later (and i'm sure more will follow).
1. Right rear air shock leaks (bleeds down within an hour or so of shutting off the car). I was a bit surprised that this was not disclosed.
2. Signs of a battery connection problem!
The plastic cover that sits above the battery has melted (above the +ve terminal)! I don't see any damage at the battery/wiring so appears this was already corrected and most likely caused by a loose connection.
The car is coded for an AGM battery (I checked with DIS) but it is fitted with a regular lead acid battery! The car needs re-coding so the battery will charge correctly.
3. This one I expected.... Engine needs a top end rebuild (plugs. gaskets, hoses). After sitting a few weeks I drove down the street to get some gas and while filling her up a bystander advised there's smoke coming from your car! I quickly popped the hood expecting an electrical issue but it was just oil burning off the exhaust manifold. The valve cover gaskets are leaking. Some of the plugs may be drowning in oil too and the cause of an occasional stutter when cold.
Parts purchased so far
I usually look for great deals on parts and will buy in advance of needing them if the price is right! Ebay, RMeuropean and ECS are where I buy most things.
|2 x Rear tires 275/35ZR20 Falken FP8000 Ebay||219|
|Slime tube repair (for rear air shock) Ebay||7.15|
|Metal gear for parking brake. Ebay||19.49|
Thigh Support Actuator Repair Metal Gear (2 pcs). Refund requested as these did not fit/work
|Nylon gears for thigh support w/expedited shipping from Turkey!||
2 x ATE SP30118 Front rotors (Ebay) 128.45 - 20%coupon These things are massive!
Front brake pads Wagner MX918 Ebay 29.65 -20% coupon
|Rear brake pads Wagner MX919 Ebay||26.95|
|Bosch ABS module (brand new) Ebay (Great deal! I will re-sell this if unable to fix my original part) BMW part # 34522284921||219|
|ABS repair service||95|
|2 x Mahale LX1216 air filters (RM European)||36.56|
|1 eng oil filter||7.16|
|1 x wheel lug bolt||2|
|2L hydraulic fluid CHF11S||21.24|
07119904304 Screw for trunk tie down eyelett $2.32 (ECS)
51717033257 Rear window rain gutter $30.58 (ECS tuning)
54128169710 Sunroof seal
?? Bracket for hood switch
New Battery ~ $150
Gaskets/hoses for top end refurb $$!
Spark plugs (x12)
Coolant recirculation pump
Link to Page 2 (Repairs)