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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-18-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By kupplung
There is a lot of discussion on whether...

There is a lot of discussion on whether ohm-testing the CPSs works. Those who believe it does say the correct reading should be in the hundreds of ohms, and that a bad sensor will read mega- or...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-18-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By kupplung
Are you running premium fuel? Modern engines use...

Are you running premium fuel? Modern engines use the knock sensors to adjust ignition timing to compensate for lower-octane fuels. That's why it says premium only, but runs fine on regular. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-18-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,896
Posted By kupplung
Also, no I don't think you need to actually...

Also, no I don't think you need to actually reprogram anything. You just need to sync the EWS. INPA can reset the EWS. There is other software available to do actual programming, but I don't think...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-18-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,896
Posted By kupplung
Thanks, I'm glad if I can help. Tackle the...

Thanks, I'm glad if I can help. Tackle the no-start and the lights as separate issues. Let us know the result of the voltage test on the black and yellow wire going to the starter solenoid terminal...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-18-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,896
Posted By kupplung
Yeah, that is a fine place to check the voltage. ...

Yeah, that is a fine place to check the voltage. According to my diagram, one wire should be black and yellow, and the other wire should be black and green. You want to check for voltage on the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-17-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By kupplung
No, there is no danger when removing the coils,...

No, there is no danger when removing the coils, as long as the car is not on.

The way to determine if bad ignition coils are causing your misfire codes is to swap coils on cylinders that are...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-17-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,896
Posted By kupplung
I am having two thoughts for you. First, the...

I am having two thoughts for you. First, the EWS, or Electronic Immobilization System, which has already been mentioned, would prevent the car from cranking.

You can use a digital multimeter to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-16-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By kupplung
New OEM crankshaft and camshaft position sensors,...

New OEM crankshaft and camshaft position sensors, and it fired right up and ran like a dream.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-13-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By kupplung
It happens to me more than I am comfortable...

It happens to me more than I am comfortable admitting.

I assume this was happening since before you replaced the tie rods. Have you had an alignment done? Even if you matched the new tie rod...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-13-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By kupplung
First things first, are the lug bolts tight? If...

First things first, are the lug bolts tight? If they are then you must have worn or deformed suspension parts over there. Replace all the parts with ball joints -- you did the tie rods, next do...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-12-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By kupplung
Fresh fuel didn't fix it, but it really does...

Fresh fuel didn't fix it, but it really does sound noticeably better when it's firing, like sharper. Still dies.

I went ahead and ordered two new OEM camshaft position sensors, and a new OEM...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-11-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By kupplung
Unfortunately, it looks like your mechanic is...

Unfortunately, it looks like your mechanic is lumping together two different fault numbering systems -- Pcodes and BWM Fault Codes (BMW-FC).

It seems like most of these codes are about cylinder...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-11-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By kupplung
Thanks so much for the replies, this is all...

Thanks so much for the replies, this is all extremely helpful. I unplugged the upstream o2 sensors, no change. I replaced the CCV and seated the manifold oh so carefully, no change. Replaced the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-11-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By kupplung
@robzues09, This is my situation exactly. ...

@robzues09, This is my situation exactly. @BMW3-SERIES, that video is exactly my problem. Did either of your cars throw codes? No codes here.

They will tell you these symptoms are also...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-27-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By kupplung
2000 740i Fires, revs to 2k and dies; No Codes.

Hi all, new poster and former lurker here, wondering if anyone has any ideas on this one. The title says it all, but I will give the full story here as well. Any help is greatly appreciated.

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-07-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,917
Posted By kupplung
New member, first post, sorry for bringing up the...

New member, first post, sorry for bringing up the old thread, etc, etc...

I picked this up from Baum tools. They are pros, you can just describe, or reference 111480....
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