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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-16-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By srecko711
Here's a short update to provide a solution to...

Here's a short update to provide a solution to the problem I encountered. Apparently the alternator was operating properly when the engine was cold. It was putting out 80amps at idle. When the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-13-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By srecko711
Thanks for the suggestions.

Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-10-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By srecko711
Thanks "Balance". Any battery brand...

Thanks "Balance". Any battery brand suggestions?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-09-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By srecko711
99 740i - Electronics problem

Been a member for a while but thankfully I haven't needed much advice. Now I do and will appreciate suggestions.
I work overseas so I am gone for months at a time. When I return my 99 740i usually...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 01-14-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,651
Posted By srecko711
You can open the glove box by reaching behind it ...

You can open the glove box by reaching behind it and locating the cable that operates the latch. Pull on the cable and the box will open. Then you'll be able to determine what's wrong with it.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-30-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,901
Posted By srecko711
I had the same problem with my 99 e38. I took it...

I had the same problem with my 99 e38. I took it in for a rebalance and it got worse. When I got home I took out my trusty torque wrench and first loosened then tightened the lug nuts to factory...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 11-26-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By srecko711
This website is a great resource! Thanks, it...

This website is a great resource! Thanks, it answered my question.
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 11-26-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By srecko711
Help identifying a needed part!

A few days ago while driving on the freeway I hit a fox. He didn't make it. The next day I looked at the front of my 1999 e38 and noticed a wire hanging from behind the passengerside fog lamp. ...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 08-02-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By srecko711
I don't know if this will help or not, but I also...

I don't know if this will help or not, but I also had an intermittent shaking from the front end of my 99 e38. I had the wheels re-balanced and it got worse. Watching the mechanic put the wheels...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 07-27-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By srecko711
Shimmy and engine question

I have a 1999 e38 with 50k miles. I have the typical shimmy at 50mph after re-installing my summer wheels. I took it in to my trusty mechanic (not dealer) and he spent an hour pushing, pulling, and...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 07-26-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,985
Posted By srecko711
Did you install the tow bar from the UK? If so,...

Did you install the tow bar from the UK? If so, are you satisfied with it and how difficult was installation?
Thanks.
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 06-29-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By srecko711
I have exactly the same setup. They look great...

I have exactly the same setup. They look great and made the car handle like it's on rails.:thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 06-19-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,985
Posted By srecko711
I had looked at hitches for my e38 when I was in...

I had looked at hitches for my e38 when I was in Europe, but I was concerned because the hitchball did not appear to be removable, and I was told that the one that came with the hitch was metric. ...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 05-29-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,985
Posted By srecko711
I have found class 1 hitches at JC Whitney...

I have found class 1 hitches at JC Whitney ($150), Drop Hitch, The Hitch Store, USA Hitches, Monster Market Place, and Hitch Web. Whitney was the least expensive. I found class 2 hitches at...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 05-27-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Wax
Views: 868
Posted By srecko711
Found it! Yellow Wax is made or distributed by...

Found it! Yellow Wax is made or distributed by BAF Industries. I have 2 cans on order at $17.50 ea. Not a bad price considering it's the best wax I've ever used. I ordered it through Pro Car Care...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 05-12-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Wax
Views: 868
Posted By srecko711
Wax

I know this is more of a general info question, but since I own an e38 the opinion of other e38 owners is important to me.
Two weeks ago while on a trip in Florida on my Harley, I used a product...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 05-09-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By srecko711
The "Sport" version 740 has different front...

The "Sport" version 740 has different front seats, rear axle ratio, and slightly lower springs. Those are the obvious differences, other than the ones you mentioned, that come to mind.
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 04-15-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By srecko711
I have a '99 e38 i, and I use it as a daily...

I have a '99 e38 i, and I use it as a daily driver. I have to agree that the DSP sound lacks bass and is not what I'd expect from a car of this caliber. Other than that I love the car and find it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-02-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,058
Posted By srecko711
Done! Not too bad as long as you follow the...

Done! Not too bad as long as you follow the directions posted on e38.org. I changed the repair procedure a bit though. Instead of trying to glue the small piece of plastic that had broken, I...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-28-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,058
Posted By srecko711
I've just returned from Iraq on Tuesday so I am...

I've just returned from Iraq on Tuesday so I am hoping to tackle it this weekend. I checked e38.org as you suggested. It's a great source for almost any repair I'd attempt. Thanks!
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 02-16-2008, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By srecko711
My '99 does the same thing. I was wondering why...

My '99 does the same thing. I was wondering why it sounded as though the turn signal was on occasionally. It always seems to happen when I am not able to stop the car to investigate so I didn't...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-15-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,058
Posted By srecko711
Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.

Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-15-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,058
Posted By srecko711
99 740i - Glove box won't open

I've got a 1999 e38, and was having trouble opening the glove box. Naturally, what won't open normally, just needs more force. Right? :thumbdwn: Well, I broke the latch.:mad: Now the glove box...
Forum: General BMW 11-04-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,983
Posted By srecko711
I'm amazed that not displaying a front license...

I'm amazed that not displaying a front license plate on a car is so important to many of us. Is it really worth the bother? I know if I am going somewhere and I want to be on time, it is less...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-16-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By srecko711
Srecko711

I joined about a month ago but am only now getting around to introducing myself.
I recently bought my third Beemer. My first was an 85 318 which was killed in an accident 21 years ago. That was...
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