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#324 of 831 2000 BMW 740I rear window regulator
Sep 26, 2005 (7:47 am)
I just bought a 2000 BMW 740i and the driver side rear window regulator is broken. I can hear the motor working and something moving inside the door, but the window itself is not moving. I found a new regulator with the motor for $245.
Does anyone know where I can purchase a regulator without the motor? I noticed that online stores sell regulators without the motor for 540i but not for 740i. Any idea why?
#325 of 831 Re: 2000 BMW 740I rear window regulator [mmihailov]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 26, 2005 (8:37 am)
Does the dealer sell it without the mtotor? Call 'em up and ask, and if they say no, ask them why. The parts man will know I think. Might be riveted in there or something. BMW loves to do that kind of thing.
#326 of 831 Re: 2000 BMW 740I rear window regulator [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 26, 2005 (9:40 am)
That is very likely - that they riveted it. Thank you.
#327 of 831 Re: Flat on takeoff [jbuchanan]
Sep 28, 2005 (11:20 am)
The fuel injectors on my four cylinder have 280K miles (not the motor) so I thought I would put in some injector cleaner. By the time I ran though that tank of gas with the cleaner in it, my motor is now smoking bad ! I see the smoke when I take off from the stop light, but it may be while driving too, I don't know.
Is this just a coincidence or did that cleaner do something BAD.
Sep 30, 2005 (11:22 am)
Hi, I have a 745Li purchased a few months ago. I am curious as to what the oil and maintenance frequency is, as the manual is not clear to me...Thanks
#329 of 831 I Drive and more
Oct 02, 2005 (3:22 pm)
Looking for an answer. I have a 2003 BMW 745Li. It has 10,000 miles. Upon starting the vehicle as usual I have to tap the IDrive knob or joy stick twice as some call it to get the IDrive to allow you to open the screens. The other day this did not work and without this device I have no navigation or radio or any of the other components it controls. Is this a common occurance? I read in another forum that this can become a nightmare. At this time I have an appointment with my local dealer for this repair. They gave me an appointment 2 weeks away.Which I find strange but am being patient. After this I will be demanding immediate service for a device that controls all these functions for this vehicle. As I now have BMW's NA phone number. Any help or advice would be appreaciated. Thank You
#330 of 831 Re: 745 LI [beammeup]
Oct 02, 2005 (3:28 pm)
If you have a warranty for full coverage then the dealer that services your 745 knows by the computer when the oil or any other service needs to be performed. It also comes up in your dash. It will say how many miles till you need something serviced.
#332 of 831 Frequent Service Visits
Oct 02, 2005 (6:15 pm)
I have had a 2003 745i for 14 months. The car was in the shop twice before I bought it, once for regular service and another for an electrical problem. In the last 14 months I have had this car in the shop 5-6 times for a left sided buzzing noise on 2 occasions, routine maintanence followed by the car light on the nav on one occassion, windshield wipers jumping, the air conditioning turning on when off, buttons peeling, etc. I have never had a problem under the hood. Now the trunk will not open. Does anyone think 6-7 visits over 14 months is abnormal.
Are others having the same problems. I for one am tires of frequent visits to the dealer. Love to drive the car but I do not think this car is really worth all the trouble. I may be selling it soon even with the loss I will have to take
#333 of 831 Re: Flat on takeoff [broke2]
Oct 02, 2005 (6:16 pm)
Why did you install injector cleaner???