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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Wink [SOLVED] No Crank Issue

[SOLVED] - Add one to the solved list. After much testing and searching, turns out my suspicions on a faulty EWS turned out to be right. After installing, the vehicle started cranking and after...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-26-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Seems weird. Two different 7s in the add. Your...

Seems weird. Two different 7s in the add. Your best bet is to get all the invoices and maintenance records, find out if timing system has been done. Next, once you've seen the car in the pictures and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-26-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Depends. There some who charge a flat-fee, others...

Depends. There some who charge a flat-fee, others go by the book which is like 20-hours or more. There are some Bimmer guys will charge a few hundred.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-26-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Well, if you want, you can take the VANOS units...

Well, if you want, you can take the VANOS units off and pay about $90 to get them rebuilt with new seals. It'll sound quiet again, among other benefits. There are eBay services that rebuild them. The...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-26-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
[UPDATE] When trying to look into the EWS...

[UPDATE]

When trying to look into the EWS with INPA, I get an error from it. Stating "NO RESPONSE FROM CONTROL UNIT" and so I am unsuccessful at aligning the EWS-DME because it falls short at the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - ) 09-26-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,533
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Another huge 5-Series, most likely using...

Another huge 5-Series, most likely using electronic EVERYTHING. For some reason, BMW took the idea from Cadillac to have touch buttons for interior controls. Although owners and reviewers HATED it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-25-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
No. Not all E38s are VANOS. 95-98 are not VANOS,...

No. Not all E38s are VANOS. 95-98 are not VANOS, they are the M62. Production year 09/98 aka 1999-01 had VANOS, the M62TU44B. The rattling on start up could be the piston chain tensioner that is...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-25-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Time to call the dealer tomorrow and get a new...

Time to call the dealer tomorrow and get a new EWS. Is there a relay or something that could cause it to stop working? There is a relay next to the EWS, I plugged in a new relay and the horn started...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-24-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
If you can find a used one, might be worth it....

If you can find a used one, might be worth it. But, if you want a project and some more pep.. Do the growing project, manual conversion. Gain some power since the torque convert is gone, plus lose...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-24-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
E38 Issue with No Start. (EWS)

So, after waiting a few days, I finally got my OBD-I & II cables in. Borrowed a friends laptop and started up INPA. I scrolled through some of the options, found EWS under Chassis I believe and when...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Its a 98, I think only 09/98 technically a 1999,...

Its a 98, I think only 09/98 technically a 1999, and 1999-2001 were the only ones who got VANOS and where known for the timing guides. BUT I've seen 96-98 timing guides break as well, just not nearly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 30,165
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Cant deny that F30 looks miles better than that...

Cant deny that F30 looks miles better than that E90.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-30-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 34,302
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
After reading through these comments, I gotta...

After reading through these comments, I gotta laugh, as if these guys could design any better. Why mess with success? Its a bit of a facelift from the previous model, its lighter, better on gas, more...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-30-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 34,302
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
The interior is amazing. Exterior will grow on...

The interior is amazing. Exterior will grow on me, but first impressions are amazing. The rear looks a little weak, reminds me too much of the X3. Otherwise, this is definitely looking good so far....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-30-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 24,166
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
This new model definitely has some great appeal....

This new model definitely has some great appeal. Like the fact that they will offer it in a sDrive35 which means RWD. Although its not really appealing, mpg is better, and might appeal to certain...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-23-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Best bet is to go used. Having it rebuilt is...

Best bet is to go used. Having it rebuilt is almost out of the question. I used to be scared of used transmissions.. but 90% of them come with some sort of warranty. If you buy a transmission with...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-23-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,254
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
I've read before that the earlier E38s had some...

I've read before that the earlier E38s had some sort of antenna issue. My 2001 on a certain AM channel, it would buzz and go up and down with the RPMs. Check E38.org
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-23-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
I know its a 4-stroke motor, I'm saying a lot of...

I know its a 4-stroke motor, I'm saying a lot of people are setting the timing when the 1st cylinder piston is down, not TDC.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-23-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,792
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
It'll run lean if you have a vacuum leak or even...

It'll run lean if you have a vacuum leak or even an O2 sensor misreading. Make sure the coils are OEM not URO ones cause URO is absolute garbage. Nothing of theirs lasts longer than 1 month. Also...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-23-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Umm hell no. Its been said by lots of enthusiast,...

Umm hell no. Its been said by lots of enthusiast, the 2002 745i is the worst BMW made. Because of those motors are somewhat of a nightmare, the transmissions are a gamble. Than you get into the...
Forum: BMW News 02-18-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,577
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
BMW recalling nearly 570,000 1 Series, 3 Series and Z4.

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BMW recalling nearly 570,000 1 Series, 3 Series and Z4 models over electrical issue

BMW is recalling roughly 570,000...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-16-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
There are two strokes for the motor - Be sure...

There are two strokes for the motor - Be sure that your TDC on cylinder 1 by removing the spark plug and making sure the piston is all the way at the top. Use dip stick.

Man, I just went through...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-16-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
On the cluster. Go to E38.org, all the...

On the cluster. Go to E38.org, all the information is there on almost everything. Search for Unlock MID
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-16-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Careful. Over-heating is no joke, that head...

Careful. Over-heating is no joke, that head gasket will start going out.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-15-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 27,127
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Let's hope for a manual. How much more reliable...

Let's hope for a manual. How much more reliable and perfect can it get, diesel, RWD, and a manual.
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