650 service questions

Asked by Apr 19, 2015 at 12:45 PM about the 2006 BMW 6 Series 650i Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I purchased a 2006 650 convertible last summer. Only 35,000 miles.   Occasionally when starting the car it sounded like maybe the battery was not strong enough.  I let the car sit over the winter and now the car will not start.  I did charge the battery and it ran at 1/2 power for about 2 minutes and then stopped.  I charged it up again and it will not catch now.  I talked to a BMW Service technician and they thought it probably was the battery.  I have not tried to jump the car yet with another vehicle, but it really turns over strong.  do you think the battery is the only issue?

thanks,

Jim

1 Answer

75

Hi Jim, if the BMW technician says it's the battery then have them test it. My much older 3er required a very strong marine battery. I have to assume that your high compression V8 would need either the same or better. The previous owner may have decided to go the cheaper route and tried a less than adequate one. Also, have them test the wiring circuit from the battery to the starter. Sometimes critters can get in and chew on wires. Hope you can enjoy your car soon!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search BMW 6 Series Questions

BMW 6 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 230
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 140
#3 Saman Limouee
Saman Limouee
Reputation 110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 7 Series
191 Great Deals out of 5,819 listings starting at $3,500
Used BMW 5 Series
642 Great Deals out of 17,659 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW M6
19 Great Deals out of 644 listings starting at $13,400
Used BMW 3 Series
1,772 Great Deals out of 40,801 listings starting at $1,250
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
169 Great Deals out of 5,967 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
102 Great Deals out of 2,157 listings starting at $7,786
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
684 Great Deals out of 22,768 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW M3
78 Great Deals out of 2,162 listings starting at $3,495
Used Chevrolet Corvette
351 Great Deals out of 20,187 listings starting at $3,688
Used BMW M5
40 Great Deals out of 626 listings starting at $7,990

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 6 Series 650i Convertible For Sale
68 listings starting at $95,782
2016 BMW 6 Series 650i Convertible For Sale
7 listings starting at $84,880
2015 BMW 6 Series 650i Convertible For Sale
7 listings starting at $54,950
2014 BMW 6 Series 650i Convertible For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 29 listings starting at $43,100
2013 BMW 6 Series 650i Convertible For Sale
31 listings starting at $41,450