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Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 02-27-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By Johnny Montana
Seeking rear window supplier

Hello fellow Beemer peeps!

I recently bought myself a really nice 1991 Bmw 750iL AC Schnitzer Series.

The car's in beautiful shape but not perfect.

One of the repairs I want to do is replace...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-25-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,758
Posted By Johnny Montana
Same car, Same problem, different day!

Hello,

My 1997 Bmw 740 IL is a nice car but lately my transmission has been acting up again.

Symptoms =

Trans Fail Safe Mode

Code P1738 stored (pressure control solenoid)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-27-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Johnny Montana
Dash lights flicker when head lights are on...???

It's an intermittent problem that is getting worse.

2001 740I

Dash lights are fine when headlight switch is off.

Dash lights consistently "flicker" like a Christmas tree when headlights are...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-18-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Johnny Montana
A bit of progress = Removed both rear wheel...

A bit of progress =

Removed both rear wheel sensors on my car. Put a cross over wire at each chassis plug next to each wheel then checked for continuity. Harness from ABS coupler to both rear blue...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-18-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Johnny Montana
Thanks MayorChuck, I found the info I needed...

Thanks MayorChuck,

I found the info I needed concerning the ABS pinout.

So I went back to testing with both of my DMM's.......

Hard to believe but here are my results =

Diode test results...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-17-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Johnny Montana
Thank you Mayor Chuck, I went to the sight,...

Thank you Mayor Chuck,

I went to the sight, did the A65 search....and then became a little lost.

I see the + tree but didn't see how to select my vehicle.....

Am I missing something?

JH
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-17-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Johnny Montana
ABS pinout for my 2001 740i

We have two E38's in our garage. 2001 740's. Love'em...best cars ever.

I enjoy working on them and have performed most of the issues that have come up in the last several years.

I have become...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-03-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Johnny Montana
Maf is your problem. Easy to test. Easy to...

Maf is your problem. Easy to test. Easy to replace. Common problem. Be smart and buy a good Bosch Maf ($250 ish)

I've had the exact issue/symptoms with two of my cars in the last few...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-03-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Johnny Montana
Searching for E38 Speedometer company/supplier

Hello everyone,

I recently purchased a beautiful 2001 740I from a retired couple in White Rock, BC, Canada. We imported it into the USA. Very nice car. We are really happy with the purchase. It's...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-28-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By Johnny Montana
Joyism5, I didn't realize before that the 4...

Joyism5,

I didn't realize before that the 4 photo files are #1 (the original) and #2,#3, and #4 = up close views of the original. Once I figured that out it was pretty easy to read the wire color...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-28-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By Johnny Montana
Joyism, Meeknet didn't have the info I'm...

Joyism,

Meeknet didn't have the info I'm looking for.

It's possible the #7 post you sent me to has the info.....but I can't get the first photo (on far left) to open large enough to read the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-27-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By Johnny Montana
Searching for 2001 740I Windshield Wiper relay wiring schematic

Hello everyone,

I've got my 740I apart. My wiper relay plug & wires had the typical corrosion problem.

The four large wires are in good shape and still attached to the terminals.......but the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-26-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,278
Posted By Johnny Montana
Same problem, water and corrosion, need wiring diagram

I didn't realize how old this topic posting was (2007)

I moved my issue to a new post. JH
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-14-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By Johnny Montana
Is the 2001 X5 4.4L engine a valve / piston "interference" engine?

Hello,

I might buy an inop X5 for a reasonable price that has a completely ruined timing chain....off the cam sprocket....even broke the valve cover.....

Before I completely write off the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-23-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By Johnny Montana
I just discovered a video on YouTube that shows...

I just discovered a video on YouTube that shows the proper setting of the cam timing wheel......and the technician is using a special tool.

Well, since I don't have One Hour FedEx delivery, I have...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-23-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By Johnny Montana
Quickie advice needed please. 2000 740I 4.4L Vanos / Cam sensor wheel

Hello,

I was installing new valve cover gaskets today when I discovered a problem.

The drivers side camshaft nut appeared to be loose. My engine has Vanos so when I attempted to tighten the nut...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-17-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,921
Posted By Johnny Montana
It's been a week of using my car daily with no...

It's been a week of using my car daily with no problems at all.

:thumbup: Thanks again for the help! :thumbup:

Johnny Montana
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-10-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,921
Posted By Johnny Montana
:thumbup: Wow.....I am very impressed. You...

:thumbup:

Wow.....I am very impressed. You sure know your Bmw's!

Thank you so much for the advice.

I will disconnect the DWA alarm siren and give it a few days to see if anything acts up.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-10-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,921
Posted By Johnny Montana
Thank you for the input. The concern I have...

Thank you for the input.

The concern I have with unhooking only the siren speaker is that the alarm "brain" will still be setting itself off......just without the noise.

I'm worried that the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-09-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,921
Posted By Johnny Montana
97 740iL - Time to deal with my alarm problem

1997 740IL

We only have one master key. For years it has worked perfectly.

Early problem/symptom = When walking up to locked car the alarm will sound when I pushed the unlock button. The only...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-02-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,758
Posted By Johnny Montana
Thanks for the input. I hope to have the pan off...

Thanks for the input. I hope to have the pan off today so I can get an idea of what the problem is. I will post the results.

JH
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-26-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,758
Posted By Johnny Montana
Update

I had some time yesterday to look at my car. A few days previous I did some more research on the issue and the code. The P1738 code is for the "pressure control solenoid C".

Just to weed out the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-23-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,758
Posted By Johnny Montana
Code 1738 plus Trans Fail Safe mode

Hello Bimmer peeps,

My 1997 740il is misbehaving....transmission has a few symptoms.

For the last year we have had issues with shifting if we left the shift mode switch in the default...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-20-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Johnny Montana
I've been away on business. I will work on it...

I've been away on business. I will work on it when I get time this weekend. JH
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-16-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,071
Posted By Johnny Montana
Yes, that's it. After you have installed the...

Yes, that's it.

After you have installed the new temp sensor don't be surprised if the temp gauge needle immediately jumps into the red when you turn the ignition key to the on position (engine...
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