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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-26-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,742
Posted By paullydoo1
Amen about the premium fuel... my 740 didn't get...

Amen about the premium fuel... my 740 didn't get 5km down the road before she knew I cheaped out on the fuel grade! I had to run premium for a week and reset the computer before that light went out...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-26-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,528
Posted By paullydoo1
When I had my E31, I had this issue. If the car...

When I had my E31, I had this issue. If the car was constantly moving it maintained its temperature but would overheat and boil over at stoplights. Turned out the fan clutch was past its' useful...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-26-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,729
Posted By paullydoo1
Maybe someone can figure this one out... I used...

Maybe someone can figure this one out...
I used to have the metallic whirring noise when my car first starting driving, which would go away as soon as some heat built up. I had my transmission...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-23-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,045
Posted By paullydoo1
1995 e38 stereo problems

Just wondering if anyone else has had problems with their audio systems. My main MID is half pixelated, and no sound comes out most of the time. On occasion, I can get sound but soon fades out and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-12-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By paullydoo1
Not sure if this helps, but what I read sounds...

Not sure if this helps, but what I read sounds like the typical BMW transmission shift program. I live in a hilly area, and when you come down a grade and hit the brakes, depending on the steepness,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-13-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By paullydoo1
It's too bad these cars are so nice, especially...

It's too bad these cars are so nice, especially when even after 16 years they feel like they could be near new. The electrical systems in them were not designed to last so long.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-13-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 45,293
Posted By paullydoo1
Not a bad idea for what it costs. I suppose if...

Not a bad idea for what it costs. I suppose if the whine from my tranny is a sign of eventual failure then a rebuild may be in my future. Anyone know an estimate on what that might cost? It just...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-11-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,627
Posted By paullydoo1
Yeah the 4.0 is a pig, but it rewards me with...

Yeah the 4.0 is a pig, but it rewards me with nice sounds and lots of go. You've got the more refined 4.4 I assume? I've heard lots of nightmares with the 95 4.0 but this one seems to be immune....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-11-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 45,293
Posted By paullydoo1
Must have already been too far gone... never a...

Must have already been too far gone... never a good time for a tranny failure.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-11-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,627
Posted By paullydoo1
Hey matz, you're suffering from a seizing...

Hey matz, you're suffering from a seizing caliper. If it's getting hotter than the others it will throw that whole car into a seizure. Change out both front calipers and you'll be rid of your...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-10-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 45,293
Posted By paullydoo1
Hey balance, my mechanic does not feel a thorough...

Hey balance, my mechanic does not feel a thorough flush was a good idea either, so we did a simple drain and fill. The filter we used was ordered from B....specialist site and was ZF OEM part. I...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-08-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 45,293
Posted By paullydoo1
I finally had my transmission serviced since my...

I finally had my transmission serviced since my last post. My indie replaced filter with OEM parts, and found an equivalent to the Esso or other oils listed on the chart for my tranny. He found a...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 03-02-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,811
Posted By paullydoo1
mine has a small leak above the valley pan, and...

mine has a small leak above the valley pan, and when under pressure drips through the bell housing hole. i never would have found it as it doesn't leak badly until it's pressurized, and it smells...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-26-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,627
Posted By paullydoo1
I have a 740i, and mine has almost a squeak noise...

I have a 740i, and mine has almost a squeak noise when going into rough road and right hand corners. At first I thought it may be ball joints or tie rod ends, but after putting it up on a hoist,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-26-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,197
Posted By paullydoo1
i hear ya... makes a guy mad when here we are...

i hear ya... makes a guy mad when here we are trying to get ours all fixed up and brought back to near perfect condition, and some monkey goes and deliberately destroys a perfectly nice one... least...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 02-26-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,544
Posted By paullydoo1
i've got the similar lights but clear smoke...

i've got the similar lights but clear smoke lenses... they work perfectly and look good. the wiring is pre-done to be installed in less than 15 minutes both sides. yes the brake light message comes...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 02-21-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,745
Posted By paullydoo1
just a couple of latest pics, one of the smoke...

just a couple of latest pics, one of the smoke corners... clear bulbs inside.:thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 02-15-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,745
Posted By paullydoo1
If you're talking about the tailights, there are...

If you're talking about the tailights, there are four nuts holding each tailight assembly. Once you pull open the inside covers in the trunk, you will see the nuts which tighten onto studs which are...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 02-07-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,745
Posted By paullydoo1
I've had the LED tailights for a month now and...

I've had the LED tailights for a month now and they work well, no error messages or glitches. I considered the Celis LED's but wanted less color (personal preference) They look nice with the dark...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 01-24-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,745
Posted By paullydoo1
the smoked corners would look best on a black car...

the smoked corners would look best on a black car like yours i think. would blend in with the headlights perfectly. still waitin for mine, ordered them a few weeks ago.
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 01-23-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,915
Posted By paullydoo1
I was also leary of the M60 in mine but after...

I was also leary of the M60 in mine but after checking around found that if you're still cruising around without problems with yours then you'll most likely be fine.
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 01-23-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,745
Posted By paullydoo1
Thanks for the link daytona, if mine don't arrive...

Thanks for the link daytona, if mine don't arrive soon enough I'll get em there. Nice driveway of yours too I'd say, smokin' deal on the 3.
I was contemplating headlights but think I still like the...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 01-22-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,225
Posted By paullydoo1
They're beautiful cars to drive and even nicer to...

They're beautiful cars to drive and even nicer to look at. They're only new once and hence I agree with the others, expensive to keep worthy. Only advice from me is to keep away from the V12, it will...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 01-22-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By paullydoo1
replaced mine with aftermarket LED style units,...

replaced mine with aftermarket LED style units, sealed wiring and no conventional bulbs should take care of this. Seemed like the sockets would "melt" around the contacts. Had to sand them down a bit...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 01-22-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,745
Posted By paullydoo1
I ordered a set of those online, still waiting...

I ordered a set of those online, still waiting for them though... apparently the website name cannot be mentioned here. Also bought a set of smoked LED tailights for mine, as my OEM's were all...
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