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Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 04-02-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By edognight
Ignition switch for sale

I have an ignition switch that I pulled out of an e39. I can tell you I put it in my car, and it does work, also the car it was pulled out of was in a junk yard, and it was wrecked (so presumably it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-02-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By edognight
bottle jack and a socket

I seem to remember someone using a bottle jack and a small sized socket and jacking the socket on to the stripped bolt, maybe it's in the DIY's for fluid change on here (or another site). they said...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-18-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By edognight
I would like to post a follow up because my CEL...

I would like to post a follow up because my CEL has been off (and turned off spontaneously) for a week for the first time since I bought my lovely black sled for 900$ because nobody could get it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-18-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By edognight
I would like to post a follow up because my CEL...

I would like to post a follow up because my CEL has been off (and turned off spontaneously) for a week for the first time since I bought my lovely black sled for 900$ because nobody could get it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-04-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By edognight
my .02$

I think the general consensus about head gaskets is, they don not tend to go bad. But if you are a 'do it the right way' type...who knows. Personally, I can't recall one on this or other forums, but...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By edognight
My theory about M60/62

Here is the theory:

Lander's Law: If an M62/60 has over 200K miles OR is greater than 15 years old, one should assume that every gasket in the entire engine is bad, until proven otherwise.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By edognight
on my car it was old tires, they shook so hard, I...

on my car it was old tires, they shook so hard, I swore the front end lifted off the ground. new tires fixed it.

Also, the Center Support Bearing was bad. You want to talk about a shake!!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By edognight
A BMW M(x) as in any M I can get my hands on. I...

A BMW M(x) as in any M I can get my hands on. I like a 2000 era e39!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By edognight
yes to above

Oil had ran past the threads of the plug, the thing that tipped me off was when I changed the spark plug, the car ran 100% better.

The #8 plug was not tight at all, and had oil pooled. I think...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By edognight
so, that would lead more toward an...

so, that would lead more toward an engine/driveline problem? Is that where this is going?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By edognight
Update

I just though I'd post on some improvement on my car's rough idle, in case it might help someone. I let the tank run completely dry, and the rough idling problems became much worse, so I sent the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-14-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By edognight
oil in the intake

I am pretty sure that a small amount of oil in the intake is normal.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By edognight
Can you get the battery load tested?

Can you get the battery load tested?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-27-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By edognight
check the hot wire to the starter.

How is your ignition switch?

Also, in my opinion, the most important thing with diagnosing no starts, is crawl under the car, pull the wire to the starter, and get a test light and check the wire...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By edognight
I am in the process of fixing it, and it has been...

I am in the process of fixing it, and it has been a battle. I have read every rough idle/misfire thread on four different sites, and there are a few usual suspects. I did fix the intake manifold...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-16-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By edognight
Get the codes read.

research 'stomp test' get a code reader, or have it done somewhere. If you are in TFSM you should have a code stored.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-15-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By edognight
I don't know

I cannot say that specific code would cause a limp mode on the transmission, but I can say that the limp home failsafe mode loves to come on for all sorts of petty reasons, including a low battery. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-15-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By edognight
Misfires suck.

On my car, I had a severe misfire and extremely rough idle for about a week of light driving before and codes showed. just .02$.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By edognight
I am a little confused. There are two different...

I am a little confused. There are two different means of fixing this. One, get a key, DME, EWS and ignition lock from a car that works, OR send your computer off to RPM motorsports.

With the RPM...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By edognight
just mail your computer off to canada

I went through this, and I took it to a indy in town. He diagnosed it, and said he could fix it, but by the time he installed everything and the labor, it might be 1000$, so he said mail it to these...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-16-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By edognight
vent tube

I know it has something to do with recycling oil fumes, and it sends them to the front of the engine for some reason, I was just checking if it has a vacuum function. I agree with the gasket fix. On...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-14-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By edognight
Intake manifold vent tube question

I had a question about the intake manifold vent tube. The one that attaches to the back plate of the intake manifold, and the front to the throttle body. PN 11611742826 (#10) in the OEM parts diagram...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-20-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By edognight
slight update.

I found another MAF from a used car, that I don't know is good, but the car does idle better. The rumble is decreased, but I am still unsure as to the cause. Still leaning towards MAF, but unsure and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-08-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By edognight
Update

I had time to take everything apart and look at things.

Question: what are the two position sensors on the intake called? On my car, they are the same part number and perform similar functions. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-06-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By edognight
A little bump. I took the potentiometer apart,...

A little bump. I took the potentiometer apart, and everything looked good. I might get a used one, or a new one. The valve had ridden up on the cam lever, tough to explain, but i put it all back, and...
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