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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-02-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By chrisn7
Nice features though they are, 'pic-nic tables'...

Nice features though they are, 'pic-nic tables' is a bit of a misnomer, as they are nothing like the size of those in old Jags and the like. The 2 recesses in the trays are really just adequate for a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-30-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By chrisn7
I have towed with both a 740 and a 750, and they...

I have towed with both a 740 and a 750, and they make great towcars. In both cases, towed a caravan with a maximum weight of 1900kg all over France.The noseweight / tongue weight is 150kg maximum. I...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-26-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By chrisn7
By the silver box, I assume you mean the TV...

By the silver box, I assume you mean the TV module with blue and white plugs? If this is the case, switch everything off, leaving the boot/trunk open. Allow the nav to power down - the indicator...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-23-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By chrisn7
Lift the changer out and check that the...

Lift the changer out and check that the suspension adjustment on either side are set to vertical - mine were set to horizontal
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-21-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,634
Posted By chrisn7
But the large cannister on the right of the...

But the large cannister on the right of the realoem image is for also for pentosin, and also has a dipstick, which should be used for the fill level
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-16-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By chrisn7
Use a voltmeter either on the battery terminals,...

Use a voltmeter either on the battery terminals, or the charging points under the bonnet/hood. You should see 14v with engine running. If not suspect the voltage regulator, which is attached to the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By chrisn7
I had a similar issue with wife's E46 recently -...

I had a similar issue with wife's E46 recently - battery light on/off a couple of days then no start. Checking the voltage with engine running showed no charge, so new alternator? Not quite. They are...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-26-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By chrisn7
The system does not necessarily run at 2 bar -...

The system does not necessarily run at 2 bar - that is simply the point at which it vents
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By chrisn7
If you look at the underside of the header tank...

If you look at the underside of the header tank cap, you should see it marked with a '2' being 2 bar, at which it will vent excess pressure. Since this did not appear to happen, either the cap is...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-21-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By chrisn7
+1 Q's post. The software table in the link makes...

+1 Q's post. The software table in the link makes it clear why it is better to switch to a Mk3 or 4 nav unit. There is a small trade off with the Mk4 in that the INFO and SELECT buttons no longer...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-21-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By chrisn7
Did you consider starting by replacing the...

Did you consider starting by replacing the voltage regulator?

Wife's E46 330Ci was showing just 11.9v at the battery with engine running. The regulator is a lot cheaper than an alternator, so...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-04-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,101
Posted By chrisn7
Its a staged process, remembering to use a new...

Its a staged process, remembering to use a new bolt - you can't get away with using the old one!

http://www.e38.org/bmw_torq.pdf

Tighten to the stated torque of 100Nm. Now you need a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-21-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By chrisn7
There is nothing wrong with the original parts...

There is nothing wrong with the original parts used in the valve. Its what's wrong with owners who don't use the correct coolant, or just plain water, that then allows corrosion to occur. There isn't...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-20-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By chrisn7
Blimey, you could have overhauled the valve in a...

Blimey, you could have overhauled the valve in a fraction of the time taken to collect the parts and assemble that gizmo!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-27-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,254
Posted By chrisn7
Have you checked out the camshaft and crankshaft...

Have you checked out the camshaft and crankshaft sensors? The first causes cutting out whilst driving, the latter can prevent starting..
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-29-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By chrisn7
UK has auto adjusters only on Xenons, which is a...

UK has auto adjusters only on Xenons, which is a legal anti-dazzle requirement. Others get manual
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-19-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By chrisn7
Yes, there is. The left image just shows a red...

Yes, there is. The left image just shows a red strip along the bottom edge, that peels off to reveal the sticky side. If you plan to do this, you will need a heat gun to remove the old seal. Whatever...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-19-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By chrisn7
When I replaced mine there was only one version...

When I replaced mine there was only one version available and that is the same as that fitted to the E65/66. The new seal has a bigger cross-section:...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-15-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By chrisn7
There are two different systems. If you have...

There are two different systems. If you have Xenons, then true auto levelling is provided via a link to the front suspension. In this case, there would not be a manual adjustment on the dash.

And...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-29-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By chrisn7
+1 much better to find the source of the leak and...

+1 much better to find the source of the leak and correct that instead of looking for instant cures. The return line leaks and also the hose connections to the reservoir. Your car should have self...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-25-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By chrisn7
Power steering leak may well be from where the...

Power steering leak may well be from where the hoses connect to the reservoir, evidenced by oily gunk below it
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-24-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By chrisn7
It has (in some markets). Its called RDC and was...

It has (in some markets). Its called RDC and was the only system fitted to the E38.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-24-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By chrisn7
Overfilling shouldn't be a problem. though its...

Overfilling shouldn't be a problem. though its not a good idea. If you invert the cap on the expansion tank, you should see a '2' being 2 bar, and the pressure at which the cap would allow over...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-24-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By chrisn7
If you still have the tabs that broke off you can...

If you still have the tabs that broke off you can fix them. You need some of this stuff:

http://www.amazon.com/Q-Bond-QB2-Q-Bond-Repair/dp/B00HX704NG

Once you have re-located the broken off...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-23-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By chrisn7
The tyre valves are all metal, rather than having...

The tyre valves are all metal, rather than having a rubber outer. The metal is not brass either, maybe an alloy. The valve caps are special too being a grey plastic with a much wider head than normal...
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