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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-07-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By chrisn7
Why do you feel the need to flush the core-do you...

Why do you feel the need to flush the core-do you have symptoms?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-05-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By chrisn7
As you look at it, the one on the left is the...

As you look at it, the one on the left is the return line to the engine block. The other 2 are both hot water going in, being separate for driver and passenger. It would be easier to access these...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-01-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By chrisn7
I have seen pics where the rubber hose to the...

I have seen pics where the rubber hose to the sunroof drain sometimes has a retaining clip, sometimes not, and those without can come off the drain stub leading to the leak.

If the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-19-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By chrisn7
The dome light supply is via the GM. Have you...

The dome light supply is via the GM. Have you checked there is a live supply at the light?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-18-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By chrisn7
May be time to read this now... ...

May be time to read this now...

https://www.bmwgm5.com/GM3_Info.htm
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-14-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By chrisn7
The vanity lights and map lights are on different...

The vanity lights and map lights are on different fuses from the interior lights. Check fuse F6 20amp, F41 5amp and F55 7.5 amp, which all supply the general module. If these are all good, suspect...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-13-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By chrisn7
The power steering and the self levelling rear...

The power steering and the self levelling rear suspension (SLS) have a common reservoir under the bonnet/hood. This reservoir supplies fluid to a tandem pump-one part drives the power steering, the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-16-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By chrisn7
The fuel filter is under the floorpan below the...

The fuel filter is under the floorpan below the front right seat, and therefore nowhere near the fuel tank. More info needed as to exactly where the leak is. There are quite a number of fuel line...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-13-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By chrisn7
Glad you are making progress! Took me a while to...

Glad you are making progress! Took me a while to pin down the ADS issue. Its also getting hard to locate these ADS interfaces now.

Did you connect via the 16 pin OBD in the car, or the 20 pin...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-09-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By chrisn7
Whatever you do, don't rip the old seal off....

Whatever you do, don't rip the old seal off. Instead, use a heat gun to soften and bubble the adhesive, pulling steadily as you go. This way, nearly all the old adhesive remains on the strip. The...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-01-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By chrisn7
The car has 2 coils, one on either side of the...

The car has 2 coils, one on either side of the engine for the 2 distributors. Its an elderly design, before the advent of one coil per plug, but reliable nevertheless
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-30-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By chrisn7
There is one critical thing here: you can only...

There is one critical thing here: you can only read the V12 DME's with an ADS interface, and this applies whatever the age of your E38. So with INPA for example, the default interface is STD:OBD, and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-25-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,611
Posted By chrisn7
It essential to have the heater temps for both...

It essential to have the heater temps for both sides set the maximum, as this opens the valves fully at the auxiliary water pump/valve unit. It can take several days to get all the air out. A stat...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-23-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,990
Posted By chrisn7
Yes, the ignition switch is not very complicated...

Yes, the ignition switch is not very complicated internally and is easy to dismantle and clean.

An early response mentioned the starter. If the battery is definitely good, but you can hear a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-06-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By chrisn7
Power Steering Fluid

If you have SLS then you need green pentosin chf 11s fluid. The reservoir is common to power steer and SLS systems. Do not overfill. Fill until the white nylon sections are just covered at ambient...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-10-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By chrisn7
I would re-connect the small screen to check that...

I would re-connect the small screen to check that you still have video, as that would confirm that the new Nav unit=video is still good. After that, check you have re-connected all plugs in the new...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-08-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By chrisn7
If you have disconnected the battery, then you...

If you have disconnected the battery, then you will have lost some settings . Go to 'Set' or its Polish equivalent and try re-entering the date,speed limit etc.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-06-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By chrisn7
I thought the gear number is only displayed on...

I thought the gear number is only displayed on the dash when the box is in manual mode?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-04-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,023
Posted By chrisn7
When I did my 750 water pump, I managed to borrow...

When I did my 750 water pump, I managed to borrow the correct tool that holds the harmonic balancer static from my dealer, since they don't get to work on 750s much any more. This makes the job both...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-03-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By chrisn7
Its not the colour that is the issue, but the...

Its not the colour that is the issue, but the spec - it must be used according to the metals in a given engine. If you are unsure what is in your engine, it would be better to drain and start again....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-03-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,023
Posted By chrisn7
Yep, it is a one-time bolt. As an exercise, I...

Yep, it is a one-time bolt. As an exercise, I tried torqueing up the old bolt in my 750, and it reaches a point where you can feel its not going any further. The new one allows the correct full...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-31-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By chrisn7
You might want to have a look here at what the GM...

You might want to have a look here at what the GM controls

http://www.bmwgm5.com/default.htm
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-28-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By chrisn7
Yes, if you have a look at the X shaped second...

Yes, if you have a look at the X shaped second under tray section, this has a cut out in it for a swing down panel, like that under the sump. This panel however, has a triangular moulding in it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-27-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By chrisn7
In the end BMW no doubt spent a lot of money...

In the end BMW no doubt spent a lot of money researching the optimum operating conditions for their engines to achieve the right balance of emissions, mpg, engine wear and reliability, so its hard to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-26-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By chrisn7
You are assuming that your temp without the...

You are assuming that your temp without the undertray is the correct temperature. The thermostat has 105 C stamped on it, which is a running temp of 221F, so you are choosing to deviate from the...
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