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  1. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi All I will be in the market for an E63 soon and looking for feedback on the above models. I am based in Ireland, so tax on the 645/650i will be 1,809 Euro per year, the oil buner will be 750 per year, but the purchase price of an added 3-6k over here. Engines - I hear the 645i is prone to...
  2. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi All, I am seriously considering buying a 2005 - 2008, 630/650 Convertible. Before settling on an exact car (and yes I am old enough and ugly enough to know what a minefield I might be stepping into) I would welcome any advice on fitting a Tow Bar to said vehicle. After doing a bit of...
  3. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    2012 BMW 650 IX M Sports Package Convertible KM - 64,000 - I have purchased a 3rd party warranty that covers most items for the next two years o I was told this was better than even what BMW Canada offers? Could that be true? It’s by Old Republic of Canada Old Republic Insurance of Canada...
  4. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    I have a small section of the rear window that doesn’t seem to demist Is this due to aerials etc or have i got a break? I don’t have a pic but it’s mid screen Thanks
  5. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Is there an option to change the iPod/iPhone connector to an android cable in the glove box of my 650i convertible 2007?
  6. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    If anyone is buying a silver 2007 650 any time soon and it has a three letter three number reg, get in touch. Mine were stolen last night in London and I can only think for a ringer so please be careful. I’m not posting up as I want to keep using the reg and obv this would make it easy should...
  7. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all, not found anything on this but wondering if it’s serious. I got in the other day and tried to start it, no joy then got a yellow triangle with a steering wheel in it and a message saying steering lock under stress, turn wheel to start car. Took a few goes but it started, no issues...
  8. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Right, today after driving my 650 for about 1hr I pulled up on a side road for a couple of minutes. When I attempted to start it, there was nothing. The ignition lights come on but the car doesn't attempt to turn. After waiting for recovery for about 45mins the car randomly started and got me...
  9. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi guys , having to change my front tyres soon and just wondered if anyone had used toyos ? Think I am going to ditch my run flats and someone said they were pretty good
  10. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi, Just got a 650i 2008 model. Went out tonight for first time at night and lights not powerful. The inner headlights do not light up on full beam. I presume they should and that there is a fault. Any thoughts? Bulbs? Fuses? Outer beams work fine (xenon) and switch from dipped to main...
  11. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi, I gave up trying to get my baby seat in the back, not sure how anyone manages this with the maxi cosi pebble base! Reserve plan is to put my daughter in the front seat...problem is I don't seem to have the deactivation switch in the door/dashboard place as suggested by the manual. I see...
  12. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Came across this recent review about the 645 and 650 https://drive-my.com/en/retro-carss/item/1834-bmw-e63-and-e64-650i-buyers-guide.html
  13. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    My suspension is feeling a bit tired and I wanted to lower it anyway so am looking at coilovers. Bc or D2 are all I can fund at a reasonable price but are only listed for an M6. Does anybody know what the difference is and if they M6 ones will fit my car? Sure I read on here somebody had...
  14. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi All, Im considering a brake upgrade as the standard set up could be a bit sharper IMO especially when coming out of warp factor 9... Pads and discs are fine condition wise. Couple of questions. 1. Do the M6 Rotors/Calipers fit? 2. Anyone recommend any aftermarket upgrades? Cheers, Glenn
  15. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Took the car for a wash today , while waiting with engine off but radio on for 5 mins, I had yellow battery icon on dash. It happened twice as they wash and then drive forward to dry the car. After starting the engine, the yellow icon goes off and drives normal. I came home left the car for 8...
  16. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    looking at a 2006 650 at the moment with the hope of purchasing it soon having looked around, i dont like the rear lights with the dots and prefer the facelift lights with the lines can you simply replace the lights or do i need to buy the facelift rear bumper as well? also, was looking at a...
  17. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    I have Bridgestone Potenza RFTs R19 245/40 fronts, 275/35 rears. I have done about 13k miles on them and they have 6mm threads on the rears and 7mm on the fronts so they are like new when they come 8mm. BMW dealer fitted 4 new wheels and the tyres May 2011. Driver side rear tyre keeps losing 6...
  18. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi, help required please , I keep getting the message " increased battery drain while vehicle stationary" , I've noticed a whirring sound like a motor spinning with ignition switched off and key out, took out cd and DVD disc and cd changer mag , does anyone have any ideas?, thanks in advance, Rick.
  19. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi, The 650 I will be picking up on Saturday has no issues in pairing to my iPhone 5, and read contacts, made a call etc. Quality was good for me, but person on the other end said it was bad... Few of BT related questions if you don't mind in prep for getting the car (which i can't wait for...
  20. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi all, Picking up my 650 next weekend. Upon testing it etc this weekend, I noticed the upper part of the arm rest has a phone shaped hole. Car also has bluetooth prep and paired and used my iPhone 5 without any issues. Just wondering if this phone shaped holder thing can be removed and free...
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