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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-18-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By JOECAT
happy ending so far

so i got it back from the dealer today, it went in for a diagnosis and came back w/a fault in the general module (i had already sent it out to have the speed sensor relay replaced). the said they...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,983
Posted By JOECAT
pull the engine cover look for oil around the...

pull the engine cover look for oil around the spark plugs. look at the average mileage on the trip computer if its below 19 (if driven right it won't be much more) the previous owner has been...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,983
Posted By JOECAT
try to get service history the thing with the...

try to get service history the thing with the seven is they all share similar faults mine had 70,000 on the clock when i bought from a private party. look for bubbled paint on the cylinder heads,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By JOECAT
let me know a price that was the bmw senior techs...

let me know a price that was the bmw senior techs best guess as to the cause...fortunately i know an excellent mechanic who lets me source my own parts. Do i need the whole remanufactured box or just...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,983
Posted By JOECAT
As the owner of a 2000 740il for the past 5 years...

As the owner of a 2000 740il for the past 5 years here's my advise

get triple a....the premium with unlimited towing
get a mechanic who will let you bring your own parts..avoid the dealer
get...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By JOECAT
740 steering please...anyone

I'm getting frustrated trying to get my power assisted steering fixed...it failed in such a fashion as to lead me to believe it's an electrical problem (there gone there gone there gone with the turn...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-14-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,776
Posted By JOECAT
where did you get the material, cost per sq yard...

where did you get the material, cost per sq yard etc....looks good!!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-14-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 63,507
Posted By JOECAT
my trans problem turned out to the driveshaft...

my trans problem turned out to the driveshaft have it checked the u-joints near the rear end can go and the car acts really weird you'd swear it was a trans prob.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-14-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 627
Posted By JOECAT
Low speed power assist

I know this is a common issue but here goes. I lost my low speed power assist in my 2000 740il many miles ago. It was on and off a 1/2 dozen or so times with the turn of the key and finally...
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