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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-04-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Sobek
I'm afraid there are very few active E38 diesel...

I'm afraid there are very few active E38 diesel owners out there on the various forums, so answers and insight are going to be extremely limited. Have you considered asking around over on...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-14-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Sobek
I'd also just like to throw it out there that a...

I'd also just like to throw it out there that a bad PCV membrane can cause a sound just like a humm when heard from within the car. Usually there's a slight tear in the membrane and the air zips...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-06-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Sobek
Clicking could be the fuel pump perhaps... Does...

Clicking could be the fuel pump perhaps... Does the sound come from beneath the rear seat 'bench'? If so, that's most likely the fuel pump having troubles. Not sure what else could click in the back...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-18-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Sobek
It's most likely just the washer pump that's...

It's most likely just the washer pump that's failed - not a particularly hard fix, mine's dead too but I just haven't got around to replacing it. Check the guide here;
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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-14-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,703
Posted By Sobek
Just to confirm; did the tapping / knocking Vanos...

Just to confirm; did the tapping / knocking Vanos sound only appear after you did all of that work? If so, it might not be the vanos at all. Bit of a long shot but I would recommend checking that all...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-19-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By Sobek
Yeah pretty common thing it seems. It's generally...

Yeah pretty common thing it seems. It's generally related to the charcoal canister, which was actually redesigned on 3/97 and later models to try and avoid this particular issue. What specific month...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-19-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,026
Posted By Sobek
Standing in front of the car looking at the...

Standing in front of the car looking at the engine, order is as follows;

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8702/m62order.jpg

Nice and easy. Your code is for a Cylinder 8 misfire, which is the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-16-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,715
Posted By Sobek
Had a very similar problem to this on my car...

Had a very similar problem to this on my car shortly after buying it. Turns out it was the o2 sensors on their way out.

That's pure speculation though and the only way you can get any real...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-15-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By Sobek
I had an oil leak that was dripping off the bell...

I had an oil leak that was dripping off the bell housing on my car when I bought it. Turned out to just be a loose and leaking power steering fluid hose... The fix was as simple as a new hose clamp....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-11-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,102
Posted By Sobek
As I understand it on that motor the timing chain...

As I understand it on that motor the timing chain tensioner is a cheap and easy part to replace - you could do it yourself basically. Have a read here;
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-18-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By Sobek
The simplest thing you could do right now is to...

The simplest thing you could do right now is to check your spark plugs... Make absolutely certain they are properly tightened in. A loose spark plug can make a sound EXACTLY like a bent connecting...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-14-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,900
Posted By Sobek
If you're using aftermarket wheels with a 74.1mm...

If you're using aftermarket wheels with a 74.1mm bore size (the most common really) then these are the hub centric rings you want;
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-14-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Sobek
I'm just going to cut mine off and put turn-downs...

I'm just going to cut mine off and put turn-downs on it haha. But most folk driving 7 series who want new mufflers seem to go with the Magnaflow 14816's;
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-14-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Sobek
I wound up getting a pair of the Magnaflow...

I wound up getting a pair of the Magnaflow 94105's. They're fairly commonly used replacements on the 740's, so in my eyes they're tried and tested, plus they're a direct 2.25" fit. The stock cats (at...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-14-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Sobek
Awesome! (Well, kind of... you know what I mean)....

Awesome! (Well, kind of... you know what I mean). I've got my car going in on Monday to have my 2 new cats put in and my mufflers either removed or replaced, should be awesome after that.

:thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-20-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Sobek
Hmm ok, well at least you don't (well, hopefully...

Hmm ok, well at least you don't (well, hopefully don't!) have to worry about your cats. Still, if possible I would get it up on a hoist and take a look around, tap this, knock that, it's simple but...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-20-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Sobek
That would coincide with the location of the...

That would coincide with the location of the cats. Could be either cats failing, a loose bracket or something similar... Ideally, if you can get it up on a hoist and give the cats a knock with your...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-11-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By Sobek
FYI, the rough as guts cold start is still there,...

FYI, the rough as guts cold start is still there, exactly as in the original video I posted. As soon as I start the car it's just chugga chugga until it 'builds up' (vacuum you think?) and mostly...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-10-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By Sobek
Turning the steering wheel engages the power...

Turning the steering wheel engages the power steering pump which, at least on just about every car I've ever driven that uses it, will cause some form of 'drag' on the engine. I've always thought it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-10-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By Sobek
...That is indeed what was causing such a...

...That is indeed what was causing such a headache. Took a bit of doing but got her going again and all is back to normal. Well, I suppose I'll see tomorrow if it's still got the rough cold start but...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-08-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By Sobek
I may have an idea as to what's happened, but I...

I may have an idea as to what's happened, but I won't be able to confirm until tonight when I can get back to it. It's a bit convoluted to try and explain through simple text, but basically I think...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-08-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By Sobek
Are you referring to the OSV? (or PCV depending...

Are you referring to the OSV? (or PCV depending on who you talk to). I actually just cleaned that out and replaced the diaphragm / vacuum hoses a little while back, for good measure. It was in pretty...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-07-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By Sobek
Hey joyism, thanks for the reply. My engine's a...

Hey joyism, thanks for the reply. My engine's a V8, 3.0L. Regarding your points, here are my observations so far;

1) The secondary air pump seems to be doing its thing just fine. I can hear it run...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-07-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By Sobek
Ok, interesting change of scenery this morning......

Ok, interesting change of scenery this morning... Turned it on, tapped the gas (to try and overcome a bit of that initial sputteryness) and instead of a drastically low RPM it just shot right up to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-06-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By Sobek
Rough idle issues - 1996 730iL

Hey everyone,

Thought I'd take a shot at this on Bimmerfest too (I'm a member over on Bimmerforums). Not having much luck sorting this one out so I figure it can't hurt to post the same...
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