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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-22-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By edognight
I think the relay you are looking for is in the...

I think the relay you are looking for is in the bottom of the computer box, and the color might be different depending on the model. you have to remove the car's computers. In my opinion that switch...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By edognight
I had a lope like a 70's camaro

On my car, it was a coil going bad intermittently. I changed everything you are supposed to change, MAF, intake gaskets, plugs, vacuum hoses, etc. $$$

Then a moment of clarity. I did the old...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By edognight
The EWS is in front of the driver's feet, and it...

The EWS is in front of the driver's feet, and it is notorious for becoming un synched and then you have a car that will not allow a start. I have heard it described as a 'handshake' the key must...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-14-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By edognight
test light at the starter wire?

test light at the starter wire?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-14-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By edognight
EWS is the security system, and it can become...

EWS is the security system, and it can become misaligned/broken with a low battery and ruin your day.

All starting problems hinge on if a test light lights up when jumped to the starter wire. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-14-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By edognight
No Start

Because it happened to me, I think everything is the EWS module, but have you checked the hot wire to the starter with a test light? --while someone turns the key?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-28-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By edognight
Update

So, in the end, the drive shaft was bad, it would rotate easily in one direction and not in the other, should have known better. I picked up a new one at the bone yard, and it is smooth and easy in...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-26-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By edognight
horrible noise updated

so, after a year of a fixed driveline, I blew out the center support bearing that I fixed in the posts above. Again. Something tells me there is something wrong with the driveshaft itself, so I will...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-23-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By edognight
Try the old fashined cancellation.

What turned the tide for me was pulling the ignition wire for the coil for every one, one at a time, then I diagnosed a bad cylinder, then changing the coil to isolate the variable. Bad, coil, bad...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 04-02-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By edognight
Ignition switch for sale

I have an ignition switch that I pulled out of an e39. I can tell you I put it in my car, and it does work, also the car it was pulled out of was in a junk yard, and it was wrecked (so presumably it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-02-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By edognight
bottle jack and a socket

I seem to remember someone using a bottle jack and a small sized socket and jacking the socket on to the stripped bolt, maybe it's in the DIY's for fluid change on here (or another site). they said...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-18-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By edognight
I would like to post a follow up because my CEL...

I would like to post a follow up because my CEL has been off (and turned off spontaneously) for a week for the first time since I bought my lovely black sled for 900$ because nobody could get it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-18-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By edognight
I would like to post a follow up because my CEL...

I would like to post a follow up because my CEL has been off (and turned off spontaneously) for a week for the first time since I bought my lovely black sled for 900$ because nobody could get it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-04-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By edognight
my .02$

I think the general consensus about head gaskets is, they don not tend to go bad. But if you are a 'do it the right way' type...who knows. Personally, I can't recall one on this or other forums, but...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By edognight
My theory about M60/62

Here is the theory:

Lander's Law: If an M62/60 has over 200K miles OR is greater than 15 years old, one should assume that every gasket in the entire engine is bad, until proven otherwise.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By edognight
on my car it was old tires, they shook so hard, I...

on my car it was old tires, they shook so hard, I swore the front end lifted off the ground. new tires fixed it.

Also, the Center Support Bearing was bad. You want to talk about a shake!!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By edognight
A BMW M(x) as in any M I can get my hands on. I...

A BMW M(x) as in any M I can get my hands on. I like a 2000 era e39!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By edognight
yes to above

Oil had ran past the threads of the plug, the thing that tipped me off was when I changed the spark plug, the car ran 100% better.

The #8 plug was not tight at all, and had oil pooled. I think...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By edognight
so, that would lead more toward an...

so, that would lead more toward an engine/driveline problem? Is that where this is going?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By edognight
Update

I just though I'd post on some improvement on my car's rough idle, in case it might help someone. I let the tank run completely dry, and the rough idling problems became much worse, so I sent the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-14-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By edognight
oil in the intake

I am pretty sure that a small amount of oil in the intake is normal.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By edognight
Can you get the battery load tested?

Can you get the battery load tested?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-27-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By edognight
check the hot wire to the starter.

How is your ignition switch?

Also, in my opinion, the most important thing with diagnosing no starts, is crawl under the car, pull the wire to the starter, and get a test light and check the wire...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By edognight
I am in the process of fixing it, and it has been...

I am in the process of fixing it, and it has been a battle. I have read every rough idle/misfire thread on four different sites, and there are a few usual suspects. I did fix the intake manifold...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-16-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By edognight
Get the codes read.

research 'stomp test' get a code reader, or have it done somewhere. If you are in TFSM you should have a code stored.
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