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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By chrisn7
You might want to have a look here at what the GM...

You might want to have a look here at what the GM controls

http://www.bmwgm5.com/default.htm
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-28-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By chrisn7
Yes, if you have a look at the X shaped second...

Yes, if you have a look at the X shaped second under tray section, this has a cut out in it for a swing down panel, like that under the sump. This panel however, has a triangular moulding in it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-27-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By chrisn7
In the end BMW no doubt spent a lot of money...

In the end BMW no doubt spent a lot of money researching the optimum operating conditions for their engines to achieve the right balance of emissions, mpg, engine wear and reliability, so its hard to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-26-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By chrisn7
You are assuming that your temp without the...

You are assuming that your temp without the undertray is the correct temperature. The thermostat has 105 C stamped on it, which is a running temp of 221F, so you are choosing to deviate from the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By chrisn7
Well you could of course remove the grille and...

Well you could of course remove the grille and hopefully retrieve it before it works it way down to any control flaps..
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-22-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By chrisn7
That's an E39 sensor-on the E38 its at the front...

That's an E39 sensor-on the E38 its at the front of the car on the L/H end of the black xmember. That button can be pressed down and turned to hold it down to disable it, so you might want to give...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-22-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By chrisn7
Disconnecting the battery may clear some codes,...

Disconnecting the battery may clear some codes, but 'genuine' faults will re-appear. In many cases its not immediate, but only after a set number of recurrences, leading you think you have a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-20-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By chrisn7
On these 2 battery cars, the positive terminal to...

On these 2 battery cars, the positive terminal to the upper battery is uncomfortably close to the guttering to the wing/fender. If someone has attempted to remove the + terminal without swinging out...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-19-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By chrisn7
You won't have to suffer terrible wind(!). That...

You won't have to suffer terrible wind(!). That issue refers to pre face lift cars which had a round plug in the sill (rocker) to cover the hole for the jack which, if not fitted, did cause wind...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-16-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By chrisn7
I agree that Araldite is good stuff, but the...

I agree that Araldite is good stuff, but the 'original' product is very slow setting. If you want to get the job finished, 'Q Bond' is a superglue that actually works very well on BMW plastics. It...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By chrisn7
This strip is the rear section of the two trims...

This strip is the rear section of the two trims below the centre console. Go to the front footwell and remove the single screw retaining the front section and slide free. This allows the rear section...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By chrisn7
No special clips-just go easy with the lower...

No special clips-just go easy with the lower part. This may come away with the metal clips attached, or they may remain in the pillar. Just don't break the prongs - if you do and don't fix, it leads...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-14-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By chrisn7
Yes, go for a fluid and OEM filter change on the...

Yes, go for a fluid and OEM filter change on the box. Please, do read up about this, or ask here, before starting this. Its not the simple drain out, refill procedure you might expect
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-14-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By chrisn7
You have to start at the bottom of the b-pillar....

You have to start at the bottom of the b-pillar. Release the sill tread plates to front and rear doors (just pull upwards). Now pull the bottom of the b post trim straight out towards the centre of...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-12-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By chrisn7
Before spending on replacing components, I...

Before spending on replacing components, I suggest you check the General Module. if this faulty or has been replaced, heavy steering will occur until it is coded.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-12-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By chrisn7
You don't say when these were replaced. If...

You don't say when these were replaced. If recently, first thing to do is check if the coolant level is correct, as these cars can take some time to bleed all the air out.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-10-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By chrisn7
Beware cheap fixes. The volume behind the trim is...

Beware cheap fixes. The volume behind the trim is hollow, as it is a rain channel water drain, so filling with black silicone is not a good idea...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-10-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By chrisn7
Here: ...

Here:
http://www.magnum1.com/magnum/BMW-740/740_TIS-Docs/Sunroof-Reset/Sunroof_Initialization_TIS_Page_1.jpg
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-09-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By chrisn7
The car has to function in summer and winter when...

The car has to function in summer and winter when the heater valve may be completely closed, or completely open. Therefore a failed valve has no bearing on an overheat issue, which could be whole...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-08-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By chrisn7
Sadly, I doubt if this will last, and I agree...

Sadly, I doubt if this will last, and I agree about weather related. Its all to with the contact between the ribbon and circuit board. It is a tricky fix, but doable - mine has been good for several...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-23-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By chrisn7
Its all very well calling the garage...

Its all very well calling the garage disrespectful, but its equally disrespectful of you turning up well over 2 hours late. You had an appointment and they allocated a slot for you, so you can't...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-15-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By chrisn7
If possible I would have the original repaired. I...

If possible I would have the original repaired. I don't know if anyone else can confirm this, but it seems to me that some recent components seem to lack the quality of the parts replaced. I replaced...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-08-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By chrisn7
Before diving in big time, since you seem to have...

Before diving in big time, since you seem to have external evidence of water leaks, it would be better to try to establish where these are coming from. Water at the rear, may indeed be from the rear...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-26-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By chrisn7
Are you sure you have the MkII? I would have...

Are you sure you have the MkII? I would have thought that a 2001 car should have the MkIII nav
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-25-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By chrisn7
When I first got my car, the PO had positioned...

When I first got my car, the PO had positioned every setting on the equaliser to the max, which didn't seem right, but does in fact give as a good a result as can be achieved with DSP
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