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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-28-2014, 07:03 AM
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Posted By amandash
Transmission Interchange

Does anyone know why a tranny from a 2001 is not compatible with a 1997 BMW 740. Is the torque converter different? Is the mechanical internals different.? Is it the valve body? Is it the computer?...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-06-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By amandash
Transmission Seems stuck in high gear

I recently changed my tranny filter and fluid because I was getting a sort of scraping sound from the front passenger side of the car (It sounded like a loose baffle) at odd times. The car was doing...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-07-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By amandash
Ok So here's an update. I am just done swapping...

Ok So here's an update. I am just done swapping the harness from the old seat(97) to the new(2000) it was almost a direct match excepting for 2 connectors which was different but I was able to swap...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-20-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By amandash
QS you are absolutely right. It is difficult to...

QS you are absolutely right. It is difficult to navigate. Anyhow I erred with the wiring because I was matching the new driver side pigtail (16 cables) with the passenger seat on my car (1997) the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-17-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By amandash
My connector had 10 wires and the new one has 16....

My connector had 10 wires and the new one has 16. So far I believe I can ID the ten but I am not absolutely sure.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-16-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By amandash
Front seat retrofit

I just purchased front seats from 2000 e38. These are to be refitted to a 1997 but the plugs are different.

Does anyone have any knowledge of how I may be able to splice the new plug to my old...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-12-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By amandash
OK folks the problem was the chain tensioner. ...

OK folks the problem was the chain tensioner.

First it went bad causing the guide to be broken. When I replaced the tensioner it failed to expend when the engine started and was totally...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-01-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By amandash
No it does not sound as if it would die. Bear in...

No it does not sound as if it would die. Bear in mind that the idle speed mentioned here is out of gear. I do notice that when the A/C cuts in the idle speed goes up a bit.

Having found the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-28-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By amandash
Low oil pressure

It idles almost dead on the first mark. I assume about 500 rpm. I pulled the oil pan and checked the pump. the pickup strainer looked clear and the pump bolts was tight. There was no sludge but there...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-23-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By amandash
Low oil pressure

I have an 1997 740 il E38 with under 100000 miles. When I start the car there is a noisy rattle in the timing chain area/lower front. After a couple of seconds it goes away and the engine is silent....
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-22-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By amandash
Unhappy Low oil pressure E38

I have an 1997 E38 with under 100000 miles. When I start the car there is a noisy rattle in the timing chain area/lower front. After a couple of seconds it goes away and the engine is silent. I leave...
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