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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By sealbeach740
Protection package or not, the cooling systems...

Protection package or not, the cooling systems are a weak point on E38s/E39s.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-30-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By sealbeach740
Since you're pretty much new to cars, don't take...

Since you're pretty much new to cars, don't take offense, but how do you know the battery & alternator are OK? The most often source of "Trans Fail Safe" message is a low battery.

Like...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-30-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By sealbeach740
The red coolant level rod/float (plastic) should...

The red coolant level rod/float (plastic) should be even with the top of the expansion tank neck when the car is level & cold (not warm).
Maybe you're checking it that way, but just to be sure......
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-24-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,611
Posted By sealbeach740
You have a single stage airbag, and you should...

You have a single stage airbag, and you should replace it with another single stage airbag.
Everything you need to know is in Q's post above yours.

There are actually 2 types of 3 spoke steering...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-22-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By sealbeach740
Off hand, I'd say it sounds like your sunroof...

Off hand, I'd say it sounds like your sunroof water drains are either clogged or pulled off (common issue).
There's lots of info on the boards on how to fix this.
I'd start by trying to search on...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-22-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By sealbeach740
Sounds to me like a vacuum leak somewhere - a...

Sounds to me like a vacuum leak somewhere - a small split in a vacuum hose possibly?

You could also search "smoke test" besides "vacuum leak" to find more info to see if it fits your problem...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-21-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By sealbeach740
Sounds like a man with a bit of previous...

Sounds like a man with a bit of previous experience........ouch!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-21-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By sealbeach740
I would think it would be not so smart to just...

I would think it would be not so smart to just bleed the 2 front calipers.

If you recently had the brakes bled, then you would probably only need a couple of pumps of the brake for each rear...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-20-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By sealbeach740
This DIY should be pretty close to your car, even...

This DIY should be pretty close to your car, even though the lower moldings changed for the 1999+ years.

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/362116

At the top of this forum, with a black...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-20-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By sealbeach740
Let me see if I can clear things a bit here. ...

Let me see if I can clear things a bit here.
You can replace the calipers without opening the ABS, just normal bleeding of the brake lines (which will include the calipers), like BMWFatherFigure...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By sealbeach740
The engine probably won't run any cooler unless...

The engine probably won't run any cooler unless you change the thermostat.
I'd vote you just open the hood if you want to cool the engine quicker. IMHO, a hood scoop on an e38 would look funny.....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-13-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By sealbeach740
Also, if you happen to have a phone in your car,...

Also, if you happen to have a phone in your car, some people have had alarm issues when the phone gets called (weird, huh?).
If you do have a phone in your car, and MayorChuck's ideas don't solve...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By sealbeach740
Hope they have some good info for ya.

Hope they have some good info for ya.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-09-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By sealbeach740
Ahhh. No worries. I just couldn't figure it...

Ahhh. No worries. I just couldn't figure it out!

I would think you'd get better responses on the appropriate board. This is the e38 board, and there's no such thing as an Active Hybrid e38....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-09-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By sealbeach740
I give up. What's an AH&, or an ah7? Are you...

I give up. What's an AH&, or an ah7?
Are you talking about a 740?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-06-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By sealbeach740
Power steering hoses are notorious for leaking on...

Power steering hoses are notorious for leaking on our cars.
If it were my car, I'd clean the PS hoses, then watch & see how bad they are leaking.
The PS canister top also has a small hole on one of...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-04-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By sealbeach740
How about a little more info.... Do neither of...

How about a little more info....
Do neither of your taillights work?

Do any of your 3 brake lights work?

Do your taillight bulbs work (outside of your taillights)?

Do your backup lights...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-03-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By sealbeach740
The valley pan gasket is actually part of the...

The valley pan gasket is actually part of the valley pan. Some people have tried to just redo the gasket (it's actually some sort of soft gasket kinda material attached to the valley pan itself). ...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-03-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By sealbeach740
In black740i's picture, if you see coolant on the...

In black740i's picture, if you see coolant on the outside edge of the valley pan (between the engine & the lip below those 8 bolts on that one side of the valley pan, then it's most likely leaking....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-01-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By sealbeach740
Depends. Have the chain guides been replaced...

Depends. Have the chain guides been replaced yet?
If not, add that to your cost cause it will need to be replaced, sooner or later....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-31-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By sealbeach740
Sure it wasn't somebody honking at you? ...

Sure it wasn't somebody honking at you?



:rofl:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-30-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By sealbeach740
Been a Zaino guy myself, for over 10 years. ...

Been a Zaino guy myself, for over 10 years.
Haven't ran across anything else that would make me change.........
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 07-27-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By sealbeach740
Thanks for the info. And, I hope you realize...

Thanks for the info. And, I hope you realize you're posting about your product on an E38 board. Anyone here will need that extra cable to use this BMW scanner on their car.

But, there isn't a...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 07-26-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By sealbeach740
Do you have a manual/PDF that shows what each...

Do you have a manual/PDF that shows what each option does, more like what you show in post 11? That would be very helpful in order to learn what this tool can actually do.
I know some options are...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By sealbeach740
Have you tried starting in Neutral (instead of...

Have you tried starting in Neutral (instead of Park)?
Or, try jiggling the gear shift lever a bit.....& then try to start your car.
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