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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By roboe60
Look at this link and try the method outlined. ...

Look at this link and try the method outlined. It worked for me.
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/775364
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By roboe60
Thanks Q. I learned something new, as I did not...

Thanks Q. I learned something new, as I did not know about the solar sensor located in the alarm LED.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-16-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By roboe60
+1 Put your last 7 digits of your VIN in the...

+1 Put your last 7 digits of your VIN in the decoder here
http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

However, the US iL sport model did not come with the steptronic transmission like the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 375
Posted By roboe60
This is all I found. One small piece, but there...

This is all I found. One small piece, but there was definitely more to come if I had not torn it apart and replaced the guides.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-09-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By roboe60
^ +1. Just take it easy going out of your...

^ +1. Just take it easy going out of your neighborhood
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 375
Posted By roboe60
Does your OBD II scanner allow you to clear...

Does your OBD II scanner allow you to clear codes? If yes, then no need to fool with the battery cables.

Definitely want to drop the oil pan and check for guide pieces. Mine failed at 112K. In...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-28-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 473
Posted By roboe60
City varies Highway - usually 78-80mph

City varies
Highway - usually 78-80mph
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-24-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By roboe60
Sounds like driver's side cat could be bad. ...

Sounds like driver's side cat could be bad. Might pull the plugs on that side to see what they look like and to check for oil in the plug wells - from leaking VCG's.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-24-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By roboe60
It probably wouldn't start with a bad crank...

It probably wouldn't start with a bad crank sensor. Have you checked for any codes?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-24-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By roboe60
Have you ever replaced your fuel filter?

Have you ever replaced your fuel filter?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-24-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 473
Posted By roboe60
19.5 - 20 mpg with 50/50 city/highway driving in...

19.5 - 20 mpg with 50/50 city/highway driving in my 2001 740i Sport
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-19-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By roboe60
See e38.org ...

See e38.org
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/129948
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-19-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By roboe60
Mine runs right at 600. Unlock the cluster and...

Mine runs right at 600. Unlock the cluster and you can get a more accurate number. (Test 07)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By roboe60
^ +1 what he said

^ +1 what he said
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By roboe60
Unfortunately yes. My new key cost me $160...

Unfortunately yes. My new key cost me $160 (master remote)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-14-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By roboe60
I had the same scenario at 112K. I would drop...

I had the same scenario at 112K. I would drop the oil pan and check for plastic timing chain guides. I found only one small piece, so I caught it in time and replaced the TCGs.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By roboe60
Part # 11511705408

Part # 11511705408
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By roboe60
oembimmerparts.com

oembimmerparts.com
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-25-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By roboe60
The overflow hose runs from the expansion tank to...

The overflow hose runs from the expansion tank to the radiator nipple. Search e38.org for the replacement procedure. It is a fairly common leak spot, but some have said it's failure is followed by...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-25-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By roboe60
I needed the angled one for 2001. I just...

I needed the angled one for 2001. I just couldn't get the straight one to fit. Maybe others could, but since my tools had both, I gave up on using the straight pin.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-25-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By roboe60
Bought one at the dealer for $2.62 (see part #...

Bought one at the dealer for $2.62 (see part # in post 2 above)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By roboe60
I had never done any DIY repairs on my vehicles...

I had never done any DIY repairs on my vehicles before I bought my E38. Due to the HELPFUL members on several forums, I have done oil changes, brake pads/rotors, sunroof gasket replacement, front...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-24-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By roboe60
Is it coming from the nipple where the overflow...

Is it coming from the nipple where the overflow hose attaches. See attached pic:
Part # 17110419132
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-24-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By roboe60
Can you turn the crank by hand to get it to top...

Can you turn the crank by hand to get it to top dead center? The cam lobes at the front of bank 1 will be pointing up. If you can get to that point then use the drill bit thru the hole in the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By roboe60
You have to take the intake off, but it's not a...

You have to take the intake off, but it's not a hard DIY job. If the coolant pipes pull loose from the accumulator when you do the water pump, you will be pulling the intake anyway. Check out...
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