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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-21-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Podmore
Are you sure you have a MkII? I thought in a 2001...

Are you sure you have a MkII? I thought in a 2001 model you should have the MkIII.
Not that it probably makes much difference given what you are planning to do ...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-02-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Podmore
Yup so first thing you need to do is charge the...

Yup so first thing you need to do is charge the car battery ... then report back if you still have problems!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-02-2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Podmore
AFAIK it's the mounting for the older style...

AFAIK it's the mounting for the older style cable-control cruise control units (before drive-by-wire). Obviously BMW had plenty of pre-made brackets and weren't going to throw them out just because...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-30-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Podmore
I guess maybe if there's an opportunity to...

I guess maybe if there's an opportunity to educate the casual reader at the same time as suggesting a solution to the problem being posed, we should embrace it!! :thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-30-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By Podmore
Yup. Saves a lot of head-scratching when we don't...

Yup. Saves a lot of head-scratching when we don't have to guess .... like "Hey guys, my car won't start. What could be the problem?"
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-29-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Podmore
"The only thing I noticed" .... this is THE thing...

"The only thing I noticed" .... this is THE thing that will most likely be the problem. Possibly the thrust arm bushing has failed, which allows the wheel to move backwards under load and braking -...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-29-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By Podmore
Well the overheating is probably the best clue -...

Well the overheating is probably the best clue - combined with the moisture issue, it could be that you have either a cracked head or blown head gasket. A compression test will tell the tale quick...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-29-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Podmore
The starter solenoid is essentially an...

The starter solenoid is essentially an electromagnetically operated piston which performs two functions: it drives the Bendix gear (which slides on a spiral shaft on the end of the starter shaft)...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-28-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Podmore
Well I'm glad we have the automatic version here...

Well I'm glad we have the automatic version here in Oz too because over here we have drivers who are too stupid to even use their indicators, so fat chance they would manually adjust their headlight...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-27-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Podmore
Possibly got water in one of the sensors causing...

Possibly got water in one of the sensors causing it to short out. The system will not operate correctly unless all sensors are active so hence the single beep. The PDC control is located behind the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-27-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Podmore
haha. If I Recall Correctly (IIRC), Park Distance...

haha. If I Recall Correctly (IIRC), Park Distance Control (PDC) and it's e38.org - however there are a few broken links there so a better site would be Timm's E38 site http://www.meeknet.co.uk/e38/
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-27-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By Podmore
Start-up smoke can also be associated with...

Start-up smoke can also be associated with leaking valve stem seals especially on higher-mileage engines, but this is not a common problem on these engines AFAIK. However my understanding is that a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-22-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By Podmore
Stock answer in the absence of a service history...

Stock answer in the absence of a service history which might show when various parts have been replaced - "It depends".

If the rear end bounces over bumps or the car feels 'wallowy' through the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-22-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By Podmore
Unfortunately still not very clear but I'll take...

Unfortunately still not very clear but I'll take your word for it that it looks like "moisture". Given that you have the inlet manifold off and I can see what looks like a lot of carbon deposit,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-21-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By Podmore
Not sure I understand the question, in the...

Not sure I understand the question, in the absence of a photo or other detail. Assuming you mean there is evidence of moisture (=water) inside the cylinder on top of the piston, what are the symptoms...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-21-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Podmore
Most automotive paints these days use "clear over...

Most automotive paints these days use "clear over base" process. The base coat dries quite flat and needs a clear (2-pak) top coat to bring out the colour effect of the metallic or pearl pigments and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-21-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Podmore
I have the same problem - check brake lights...

I have the same problem - check brake lights comes on every once in a while, even though all lights seem to be working fine.

The system is very sensitive to resistance in the circuit and the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-17-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Podmore
With 145 views and no replies, I think everyone...

With 145 views and no replies, I think everyone else is thinking what I'm thinking - good luck wit dat!

Best bet would be to line up another E38 with everything in its proper place, and follow the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-09-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Podmore
Yeah, I know this is an old post (I love to rat...

Yeah, I know this is an old post (I love to rat back through the files to see what has not been resolved) but this problem has popped in in the forum from time to time and having had the same...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-06-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By Podmore
Low oil level can cause this; also failing 'A'...

Low oil level can cause this; also failing 'A' clutch and / or torque converter; or dirty filter causing fluid starvation to the clutches; or sticking valves in the valve body.

Crack one of the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-06-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Podmore
The "shakes" I assume relate to the car as a...

The "shakes" I assume relate to the car as a whole, not just the engine? In which case it is most likely the front suspension thrust arm bushings. When these start to fail, they allow the thrust arms...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-06-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Podmore
Sounds like it could be the transmission heat...

Sounds like it could be the transmission heat exchanger (#1 here http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=GG42-EUR-07-2001-E38-BMW-735i&diagId=17_0162 ) from the dimensions
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-05-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Podmore
If you have checked your model in realoem.com ...

If you have checked your model in realoem.com and have not found an IAC then it does not have one. AFAIK the throttle bodies on the V12 are electronically controlled; only cable operated throttle...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-04-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Podmore
As a footnote for anyone with this job ahead of...

As a footnote for anyone with this job ahead of them. Recommend you get a packet of zip-lock baggies and a Texta (Sharpie) pen. As you remove each set of bolts / nuts etc., place them into labelled...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-04-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Podmore
Just a point on the A pillar trims - the reason...

Just a point on the A pillar trims - the reason they are wrinkly is possibly because you are getting water leaking from the sunroof - it has a habit of heading down the A pillars. Suggest you check...
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