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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-10-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
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, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
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, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
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, 05:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,244
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, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
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, 04:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,244
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, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
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, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
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, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
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, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
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...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By chrisn7
Well you could of course remove the grille and...

Well you could of course remove the grille and hopefully retrieve it before it works it way down to any control flaps..
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-22-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By chrisn7
That's an E39 sensor-on the E38 its at the front...

That's an E39 sensor-on the E38 its at the front of the car on the L/H end of the black xmember. That button can be pressed down and turned to hold it down to disable it, so you might want to give...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-22-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By chrisn7
Disconnecting the battery may clear some codes,...

Disconnecting the battery may clear some codes, but 'genuine' faults will re-appear. In many cases its not immediate, but only after a set number of recurrences, leading you think you have a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-20-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By chrisn7
On these 2 battery cars, the positive terminal to...

On these 2 battery cars, the positive terminal to the upper battery is uncomfortably close to the guttering to the wing/fender. If someone has attempted to remove the + terminal without swinging out...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-19-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By chrisn7
You won't have to suffer terrible wind(!). That...

You won't have to suffer terrible wind(!). That issue refers to pre face lift cars which had a round plug in the sill (rocker) to cover the hole for the jack which, if not fitted, did cause wind...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-16-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By chrisn7
I agree that Araldite is good stuff, but the...

I agree that Araldite is good stuff, but the 'original' product is very slow setting. If you want to get the job finished, 'Q Bond' is a superglue that actually works very well on BMW plastics. It...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By chrisn7
This strip is the rear section of the two trims...

This strip is the rear section of the two trims below the centre console. Go to the front footwell and remove the single screw retaining the front section and slide free. This allows the rear section...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By chrisn7
No special clips-just go easy with the lower...

No special clips-just go easy with the lower part. This may come away with the metal clips attached, or they may remain in the pillar. Just don't break the prongs - if you do and don't fix, it leads...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-14-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By chrisn7
Yes, go for a fluid and OEM filter change on the...

Yes, go for a fluid and OEM filter change on the box. Please, do read up about this, or ask here, before starting this. Its not the simple drain out, refill procedure you might expect
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-14-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By chrisn7
You have to start at the bottom of the b-pillar....

You have to start at the bottom of the b-pillar. Release the sill tread plates to front and rear doors (just pull upwards). Now pull the bottom of the b post trim straight out towards the centre of...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-12-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By chrisn7
Before spending on replacing components, I...

Before spending on replacing components, I suggest you check the General Module. if this faulty or has been replaced, heavy steering will occur until it is coded.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-12-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By chrisn7
You don't say when these were replaced. If...

You don't say when these were replaced. If recently, first thing to do is check if the coolant level is correct, as these cars can take some time to bleed all the air out.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-10-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By chrisn7
Beware cheap fixes. The volume behind the trim is...

Beware cheap fixes. The volume behind the trim is hollow, as it is a rain channel water drain, so filling with black silicone is not a good idea...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-10-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By chrisn7
Here: ...

Here:
http://www.magnum1.com/magnum/BMW-740/740_TIS-Docs/Sunroof-Reset/Sunroof_Initialization_TIS_Page_1.jpg
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-09-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By chrisn7
The car has to function in summer and winter when...

The car has to function in summer and winter when the heater valve may be completely closed, or completely open. Therefore a failed valve has no bearing on an overheat issue, which could be whole...
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