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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-07-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 67,470
Posted By Ben'sE38
How much does a complete Cooling system overhaul...

How much does a complete Cooling system overhaul cost with the parts & average labor costs? I would be bringing mine to a mechanic.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-15-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,681
Posted By Ben'sE38
He's taking you for a ride. I bought my 2001 740i...

He's taking you for a ride. I bought my 2001 740i with a sports package & 77k miles for $10,500.

And as for the guy with the $1,500 repair bills... He probable took it to BMW. The biggest repair...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-30-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ben'sE38
I can hear the motor trying to move the blades,...

I can hear the motor trying to move the blades, however I tried to move them and they wouldn't move. I'm just wondering if the Motor is the problem and would need replacing. I hate car problems.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-30-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,626
Posted By Ben'sE38
I just took it to a dealer and they checked...

I just took it to a dealer and they checked electrical draws on the battery. My battery would drain within 1-2 days. Pricy fix too. The part alone is $700 USD. BMW did a recall apparently though from...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-29-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ben'sE38
Windshield wiper motor problem... :(

I was driving a few days ago and my windshield wipers stopped in the middle of my windshield as I was on the highway and would not move. When I got home I turned my car off, turned it back on and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-29-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,626
Posted By Ben'sE38
CHECK THE AUXILIARY COOLING FAN!!! I had the same...

CHECK THE AUXILIARY COOLING FAN!!! I had the same exact problem with my 01 740i. The AC Fan is notorious on the E38.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-02-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ben'sE38
I also just looked at a youtube posting by...

I also just looked at a youtube posting by umnitza and it showed a video of a milti-colored angeleyes that changed from color to color. If you can send me the link for those I'll buy them today.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-02-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ben'sE38
Do you have Angel Eyes in the color pink? I saw...

Do you have Angel Eyes in the color pink? I saw your website had Red/Blue/Gold. I've seen pink ones before too so I know they exist.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-22-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,569
Posted By Ben'sE38
It may be the tumbler in the ignition. My friend...

It may be the tumbler in the ignition. My friend has an 89' 535i and he experienced the same problem. He just made a paperclip into a lockpick and had to jimmi the key out every time.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-22-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By Ben'sE38
The E38 has a lot of Electrical problems from...

The E38 has a lot of Electrical problems from what I've experienced. However they go away and pop back from time to time like that damn SES light.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-09-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By Ben'sE38
The fan doesn't turn on anymore, hasn't for the...

The fan doesn't turn on anymore, hasn't for the past 2 days so I think I'm in the clear.

However I am guessing it's an electrical issue because other wierd things have popped up in the past like...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-05-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By Ben'sE38
Well it's not the radiator fan. I'll just take it...

Well it's not the radiator fan. I'll just take it to BMW and see if the can diagnose my problem because it seems like an electrical issue & I hate electrical :mad:

However when my engine is cool...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-04-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By Ben'sE38
My temp gauge however has never reached over the...

My temp gauge however has never reached over the half-way mark.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-04-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By Ben'sE38
Hey Balance, might this be the problem I'm...

Hey Balance,
might this be the problem I'm experiencing?
(Viscous Fan. The Viscous Fan is mounted on the water pump shaft and is driven by the main belt from the crankshaft pulley. The assembly...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-04-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 610
Posted By Ben'sE38
Honest, skilled mechanics in the Minneapolis area?

Does anyone know of any? I don't like going to the Dealer but does anyone know of any mechanics that know BMW's or have worked on them a lot in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area that are honest?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-02-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ben'sE38
Burping the radiator/cooling system

I need to put coolant into my E38 howver I was told I need to "burp" the tank before adding? Meaning I need to make sure there are no air bubbles. So if anyone knows how to let the air out could you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-02-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By Ben'sE38
Hey Balance, I think I found my fan issue. I...

Hey Balance,
I think I found my fan issue. I checked my coolant level last night and the tip of the dipstick is close to 2 inches from the rim where the cap goes. Is that enough to turn the fan on?...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-01-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By Ben'sE38
The Auxiliary fan had a relay which drained my...

The Auxiliary fan had a relay which drained my battery in 1-2 days until I fixed it in January, 2010. I just hope this is just going to make noise & not cause an electrical drain or any severe...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-30-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By Ben'sE38
I just had a buddie look at it and he said the...

I just had a buddie look at it and he said the Electrical Auxiliary Fan was at high RPM's. I don't see why though. I replaced it for $1,000 at BMW 10 months ago (9,000 miles).

I turned AC off &...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-30-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By Ben'sE38
01 740i - Noisy fan or fan motor

It just started up and it's loud enough where I can hear it in my car with no music. I opened the hood & it sounds like it's in the very front of the Engine compartment. I'm very stupid with this...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-29-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ben'sE38
I was looking at Angel Eyes for my E38 and the...

I was looking at Angel Eyes for my E38 and the website rang up as $699?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-29-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Ben'sE38
I avoid taking my car to the dealer at all costs...

I avoid taking my car to the dealer at all costs so I think I'll just buy a OBD connector from Bavauto and figure this out. I don't trust most mechanics because a lot will try skim you or lie.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-28-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Ben'sE38
Question The Notorious "SES" light & odd noises...

Hello, I've had my 2001 740i Sport for over a year now and that damn Service Engine Soon light will pop on & off from time to time. I don't know what it is. It would turn off when I start the vehicle...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-25-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ben'sE38
Where can I buy "Angeleyes"

I have an '01 740i and I can't find them anywhere. BavarianAuto doesn't carry them that I can see and I've seen them on other E38's. So I know you can get them but where? I'm a newbie but bear with...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-22-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,083
Posted By Ben'sE38
Thumbs up The E38

I've had my 2001 740i Sport for about 15 months now. I bought the car as a prior salvage, front end collision repair and had tons of issues with only 77k miles.

I had to replace the Auxiliary...
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