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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-23-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Podmore
You haven't mentioned it but I assume the...

You haven't mentioned it but I assume the electric release is not working either? If you hear a click when pressing the release button, then at least the solenoid is working so the problem would...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-23-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Podmore
+1 on Unanimous - Your description of the problem...

+1 on Unanimous - Your description of the problem is a little unclear but I would hazard a guess that the parking brake (aka e-brake) shoes are binding in the hubs due to corrosion which occurred...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-15-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Podmore
The Chain tensioner requires oil pressure to...

The Chain tensioner requires oil pressure to provide correct tension on the cam chains. It has a preload spring but this doesn't provide enough pressure to stop the chains from having a bit of a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-15-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Podmore
Just be aware that a full colour change needs to...

Just be aware that a full colour change needs to be done very carefully with close attention to detail like removing all trims to avoid masking edges; you also need to do inside the door shuts, under...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-15-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Podmore
If the starter is spinning like there is no...

If the starter is spinning like there is no compression, and the camshaft does not appear to be turning, this implies a broken cam chain (although it would be rare to find the chain still on the cam...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-10-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Podmore
While there is definitely a bad diff support...

While there is definitely a bad diff support bushing there (the diff should not be able to rotate like that under load), there is no apparent metal to metal contact under load which would cause a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-10-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Podmore
Sounds like a drive-train related problem -...

Sounds like a drive-train related problem - possibly the guibo (flexible connector from gearbox output shaft to tailshaft) or the tailshaft centre support bearing (CSB). If you can get under the car...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-26-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Podmore
Yes, the bad news is that the flaps cannot be...

Yes, the bad news is that the flaps cannot be replaced without removing the whole assembly. The flaps are installed into the assembly in factory and are not individually replaceable in situ.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-16-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Podmore
Check the centre bearing on the tailshaft. This...

Check the centre bearing on the tailshaft. This bearing is suspended in a rubber diaphragm which hardens over time and eventually tears, allowing excess play in the tailshaft. Under acceleration,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-16-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Podmore
If the mileage is over 100,000 then generally the...

If the mileage is over 100,000 then generally the front struts will be due for replacement. If the front appears lower than normal, suspect a broken coil spring, or maybe just tired springs. Low tyre...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-29-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,672
Posted By Podmore
I guess I'm a bit old school and a lot of what...

I guess I'm a bit old school and a lot of what you have done is beyond my level of knowledge, but have you checked to make sure it's not simply your heater control valve stuck in the open position?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-23-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Podmore
I'm leaning towards a stuck thermostat. Stuck in...

I'm leaning towards a stuck thermostat. Stuck in the closed position, which would prevent coolant from circulating through the radiator; and bleeding won't work because the air in the system needs to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-23-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Podmore
My suspicions still lean towards the trans temp...

My suspicions still lean towards the trans temp sensor being faulty. If you can get a shop to plug in a diagnostic reader to read the indicated temperature, and have the actual fluid temp read, you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-23-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Podmore
Best bet to loosen the Allen screw which holds...

Best bet to loosen the Allen screw which holds the rotor to the hub if it is obviously rusty and seized (after first using PB Blaster or equivalent) is to use an impact driver with a suitable hex...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 66,065
Posted By Podmore
Did you check your engine mounts as well? When...

Did you check your engine mounts as well? When the mounts are going/gone, the torque reaction under load causes the motor to tilt-, which then often causes the fan to hit the shroud ....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 66,065
Posted By Podmore
Condensed coolant additive. You probably have a...

Condensed coolant additive. You probably have a leak from the valley pan gasket. If it was leaking from a hose, you generally only see a whitish crust on the hose itself.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 66,065
Posted By Podmore
These discussions on "lifetime" transmission...

These discussions on "lifetime" transmission fluid pop up regularly, as does advice on not changing the fluid because it may dislodge sediment which will then cause the trans to fail.

"lifetime"...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Podmore
From my early experience with my first E38, it...

From my early experience with my first E38, it may be the torque converter lockup clutch having trouble engaging. This is the rattling noise, coupled with the apparent 'misfire' which may actually be...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-09-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Podmore
Any symptoms prior to the total no forward motion...

Any symptoms prior to the total no forward motion problem? Slow gear engagement when going from P to D, for instance? Jerky shifts, strange noises ...

Hard to be definitive in response to 'tranny...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-09-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Podmore
Have a look in...

Have a look in http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do ... having said that, I had a quick squiz and can't see anything in the exploded views which resembles that hose connector. Also suggest you put...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-25-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Podmore
The trim is just a press fit onto the bottom of...

The trim is just a press fit onto the bottom of the door - no screws or clips - tongue and groove as swank350 says. Just start at one end and pull straight down. Setconstr is talking about the sill...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-25-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By Podmore
Try bleeding the system again - not sure why you...

Try bleeding the system again - not sure why you would need to bleed the system for 15 minutes. Make sure the heater is turned up to maximum, front of car slightly raised, engine at operating temp....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-25-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Podmore
The lower shock bush has a steel inner sleeve...

The lower shock bush has a steel inner sleeve which can seize onto the mounting pin - it's a tight fit even when it's not seized. You could try a spray-on anti-corrosion / penetrating product like...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-25-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Podmore
I replaced my tensioner a little while ago with...

I replaced my tensioner a little while ago with the updated (longer spring) version - 2001 model with 155,000 km at the time. Most mornings I still get the start-up rattle for a couple of seconds,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-07-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Podmore
There is also the issue of the tensioner piston...

There is also the issue of the tensioner piston and bore wear which affect the rate at which oil leaks out of the tensioner after switch-off, and also the rapidity with which it pressurises again on...
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