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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-13-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By chrisn7
It needs to re-initialised. Press the button up...

It needs to re-initialised. Press the button up and hold. Keep holding when it stops (20seconds?) and it will set off again. Keep holding until it stops a second time. Operation should be back to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-10-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By chrisn7
Apart from the pan gasket there is a shaft seal...

Apart from the pan gasket there is a shaft seal low down on the left which does weep slightly so there is bound to be a gradual loss...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-10-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By chrisn7
The engine needs to be running when performing...

The engine needs to be running when performing the level check, and the box fluid temperature between 30 and 50C. Use the lower temp if possible to maximise the oil level in the box when it is cold....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-10-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By chrisn7
-but if the door has an airbag, be sure to...

-but if the door has an airbag, be sure to disconnect the battery first and leave 2 minutes, before unplugging that door harness, otherwise the airbag fault indicator will show.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-06-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By chrisn7
If the battery drain issue occurred at about the...

If the battery drain issue occurred at about the same time as the wiper issue, then these might logically be related. Try removing the fuse to the wipers to isolate that circuit and see if the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-17-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,757
Posted By chrisn7
As above, if the fluid reservoir says CHF 11S on...

As above, if the fluid reservoir says CHF 11S on it then you will have the combined power steering and self levelling pump, referred to as a tandem pump. The reservoir is common to both systems.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-05-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By chrisn7
Try turning the heat up to maximum on both sides....

Try turning the heat up to maximum on both sides. This forces the valves which are part of the secondary water pump unit to open fully. If your cooling system has got a bit low, this will help purge...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-05-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By chrisn7
These are not the easiest things to fit. When...

These are not the easiest things to fit. When removing, twist to remove, note the holders orientation (eg north/south), check the fitting as its removed (so you don't try to refit 180 out)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-01-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By chrisn7
The secondary water pump is on the right side of...

The secondary water pump is on the right side of the engine, looking at it, between the suspension turret and engine. The hoses are all clipped on and very unlikely to come off. The valves can...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By chrisn7
I did this on my E38. I found out that you don't...

I did this on my E38. I found out that you don't have to replace your existing GM with an exact match part number. Any will work with a PN on or after yours and you can check all possible numbers on:...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-27-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By chrisn7
That GMIII change - did you code the new one to...

That GMIII change - did you code the new one to the car?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By chrisn7
It may seem obvious, but are the battery...

It may seem obvious, but are the battery terminals tight, and did you clean any corrosion/deposits out from the grooves inside the terminals?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-23-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By chrisn7
The heater matrix has 2 separate supplies from...

The heater matrix has 2 separate supplies from the secondary water pump for driver and passenger sides, so the ducting has to be kept separate too
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By chrisn7
Its the short trips that are killing you. Its...

Its the short trips that are killing you. Its very hilly here and my old 740 used to do about 14.4 on short journeys to work, but the high 20s on the motorway. V12 though is down around 11.7...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-22-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By chrisn7
It enough for you to find the answer in your...

It enough for you to find the answer in your handbook
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-21-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By chrisn7
You won't find an SLS button in the car - self...

You won't find an SLS button in the car - self levelling happens automatically. If you have the wires to the struts, then you will have a button marked EDC (Electronic Damper Control) in the centre...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-20-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By chrisn7
If its software you are after, you need to buy an...

If its software you are after, you need to buy an 'ADS' interface, because you have the V12. Other 'OBD' interfaces will work with most modules EXCEPT the DMEs on V12's, so you would not be able to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By chrisn7
There was a pic around recently of a car with...

There was a pic around recently of a car with hood/bonnet louvres and it looked horrendous-not at all in keeping and highly likely to reduce saleability. There is another consideration.: the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-14-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By chrisn7
If you follow the fluid line from one strut, it...

If you follow the fluid line from one strut, it passes across the car to the other strut, Approx in the middle you will find a control valve with a rubber cover over a bleed point. This is clamped...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-13-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By chrisn7
Auxiliary water pump = secondary water pump. ...

Auxiliary water pump = secondary water pump.

When I replaced my wp. I initially forgot to set the temp to max, but once set, I could hear the air being swept through the system.

The aux pump...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-12-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By chrisn7
Will, just get the 750! Once you do a long trip...

Will, just get the 750! Once you do a long trip on the motorway, you'll see what we are on about. The v12 has been around a long time, its understressed and is reliable. People say its hard to work...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By chrisn7
When bleeding be sure to set the both heater...

When bleeding be sure to set the both heater settings to max temp-this ensures the valves in the secondary water pump are wide open, ensuring the heater and associated hoses are purged. You might put...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-11-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By chrisn7
Servicing information is not in the handbook, but...

Servicing information is not in the handbook, but in the Service record booklet...assuming you have that
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-10-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,074
Posted By chrisn7
Well done! - you got there in the end - and...

Well done! - you got there in the end - and learned a lot no doubt along the way.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-07-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,074
Posted By chrisn7
I can only say that it has been my experience...

I can only say that it has been my experience that coding was not required. I switched from a right hand drive panel to a left hand drive panel -a different part number altogether - and it worked...
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