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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
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: 345
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: 6
Views: 280
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: 323
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: 10,276
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: 646
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: 646
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: 4,108
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: 243
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: 734
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: 734
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: 301
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: 1,098
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: 566
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: 465
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: 415
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: 544
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: 465
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...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-17-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By chrisn7
Assuming you are referring to the diagnostics...

Assuming you are referring to the diagnostics connector, there is no such thing as a 17 pin - there is however a 16 pin, or a 20 pin or both. Since you have a diesel, I guess this is Europe, in...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-13-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By chrisn7
That's an interesting description of the Sport....

That's an interesting description of the Sport. Its very close to a standard 750iL in the UK, without any mention of 'Sport'. My '99 facelift came with:
Exterior trim in black (but not gloss)
19"...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-11-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By chrisn7
There was some confusion with that thread above....

There was some confusion with that thread above. The bottom larger battery starts the car, and upper 'systems' battery is smaller, and drives everything else.

Perhaps you have a problem with the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-29-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By chrisn7
there are a few references to this job here: ...

there are a few references to this job here:

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/566588 >
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-29-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By chrisn7
Sounds like its filling up with water that can't...

Sounds like its filling up with water that can't escape - as mentioned, remove the windscreen trim and check the drain exits are not blocked by sealant
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,362
Posted By chrisn7
No15 is tucked away at the back of the stat. It...

No15 is tucked away at the back of the stat. It is this item that fails and allows coolant to seep through to the electrical connector. If not found, coolant can then track back along the wiring...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-07-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By chrisn7
Why do you feel the need to flush the core-do you...

Why do you feel the need to flush the core-do you have symptoms?
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