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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Pcolravey
smoking on startup

My 01 740i was doing the same; replaced the OSV with an aftermarket replacement with no effect and feared the worst regarding value guide seals. I went back to the vendor and they credited me the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-30-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Pcolravey
My 2001 740i started doing the same thing a...

My 2001 740i started doing the same thing a couple of months ago; going up a long grade it would put itself in third; shifting either up or down would display the selected gear for a moment, then go...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-24-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By Pcolravey
How about the glove box handle? Thanks

How about the glove box handle? Thanks
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-10-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Pcolravey
The alarm sensor in the front gets crapped up...

The alarm sensor in the front gets crapped up over time. My 740i would go off always at the wrong time; the dealer disconnected the front sensor. I don't know exactly where it is, under the hood I...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-10-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Pcolravey
I'm glad I found this thread. My '01 740i has...

I'm glad I found this thread. My '01 740i has twice in the last month gone into the fail safe mode (third gear only) when going up a long steep grade. It did not show the transmission error code. I...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 08-24-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,390
Posted By Pcolravey
did it sell?

I read your post with interest. I am looking at a '83 320 later today. Does not have any of the upgrades yours did; however the original owner is selling it and it has only 55k miles on it. Would you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-10-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Pcolravey
E38 rear speakers

What is the impedance of the rear deck speakers for my 740i with narrow screen NAV? Thanks in advance
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 07-10-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By Pcolravey
E38 rear speakers

What is the impedance of the rear deck factory speakers for my 2001 740i with small screen nav? Thanks
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-28-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,744
Posted By Pcolravey
need glove box handle

is it available?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-28-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Pcolravey
New shocks/struts, but springs?

My '01 740i with the sport suspension is in need of shocks and struts (148k miles); however, I don't know if springs should be done or are in need as well. Perhaps the labor of shocks/struts is a big...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-11-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By Pcolravey
The info about operating temps is excellent...how...

The info about operating temps is excellent...how do I top it off?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Pcolravey
follow up

Thanks for all comments.

I do have a good relationship with the dealer, as well as a good independent (who worked at the dealer for 10+ years. He left because he lives 40 miles away, which also...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Pcolravey
BMW dealership

BMW dealership
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Pcolravey
follow up

Well, it turned out to be more involved than resets. The lack of oil cap was potentially contributing. The combination of the oil separator/PVC system not being updated, many short (less than 3...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Pcolravey
Not sure what 'adaptations' mean. I have a pc...

Not sure what 'adaptations' mean. I have a pc based program that reads a bunch of values including codes and resets (haven't been out there yet this morning, waiting for it to get to at least 10...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Pcolravey
3.0 engine ran w/o oil cap - need help!

I take the heat for this one - I didn't secure the oil cap after adding oil. Ran fine for 3 starts (including 60 miles) but after sitting overnight in single digits it barely started, blew a ton of...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 09-14-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By Pcolravey
Is this still available?

Is this still available?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-24-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By Pcolravey
Other than you, I haven't heard from anyone.

Other than you, I haven't heard from anyone.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-23-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By Pcolravey
Catalytic converters

When replacing the cats, I know the consensus is your do not need BMW original cats; aftermarket are fine and 1/2 (or less) the cost. What brand can someone recommend? DEC, Magnaflow, Benchmark,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-18-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,412
Posted By Pcolravey
01 740i - Idle problem

My 2001 740i has a idle & low throttle issue that has slowly progressed. The severity is variable, but almost always present.
At idle it seems to 'cough' or 'stumble'. = a few times, than a few...
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