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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-22-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By HLB
CD Removal - Battery not Connected

Hi,

Does anyone know of a way I can remove the rectangular stacker/changer which holds the 6 cd's out of the boot of my E38 740il without having to hook the car up to the battery? For example is...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-16-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By HLB
I am very weary of the jacking up things as well....

I am very weary of the jacking up things as well. I am using a jack on each side and I'm trying to position myself so I am not directly under the engine.

Is your friend OK?

I will be sure to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-15-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By HLB
Excellent. Hopefully I can just turn the...

Excellent. Hopefully I can just turn the stabilizer around and jiggle it in the rubber mounts - if not I will have to remove it.

Yeah, I am trying to remove the upper oil pan.

I am using two...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-12-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By HLB
97 740iL - Front stabilizer

Hi there,

I'm looking to remove number 5 in the below link.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=GJ82&mospid=47519&btnr=31_0204&hg=31&fg=10

Ideally I would undo bolt #6 and the...
Forum: General BMW 01-04-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By HLB
Blue Slip - NSW, Australia

Hi there,

Does anyone know if a car needs catalytic converters to pass a Blue Slip test in NSW Australia???

Thanks
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-02-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
Hi sealbeach740, I have heard (I think...

Hi sealbeach740,

I have heard (I think according to the TIS) the 'collar screw' should be replaced once used. It's a one use bolt which is quite springy and as balance said it stretches once...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-20-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
SUCCESS! After so many weeks I decided to...

SUCCESS!

After so many weeks I decided to call a mobile diesel mechanic (I figure he has had trouble with stubborn bolts before).

After two hours labour, the bolt finally broke free.

He...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-02-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By HLB
Great, thanks for that Balance. I have taken...

Great, thanks for that Balance.

I have taken the radiator out, and stripped quite a lot of the accessories out.

I haven't touched anything near the firewall, such as heating hoses, AC,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-31-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By HLB
Hi, I am going to be doing this in my shed...

Hi,

I am going to be doing this in my shed at my house.

According to the TIS, the lowering of the front axle support does not require realignment. I will have to double check this again though...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-29-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By HLB
Lowering front axle support

Hi,

I am in the process of replacing my upper oil pan. In order to do this, according to the TIS, and the general lack of room, I need to lower the front axle support by about 60mm.

The TIS...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-20-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
I think it was possibly the most stupid thing I...

I think it was possibly the most stupid thing I have ever done!

I've got the radiator removed for the rest of the repairs anyway, so yes hopefully it will fit.

I'll go and have a better look...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-19-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
I ordered my new oil pan today! I need to...

I ordered my new oil pan today!

I need to get the crankshaft bolt off to take off the lower timing chain cover, so I had the five bolts off the front of the upper oil pan, which go into the lower...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-17-2010, 02:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
NOT HAPPY! I rested the special tool against...

NOT HAPPY!

I rested the special tool against 3 inches of wood paneling resting against the upper oil pan AND THE UPPER OIL PAN CRACKED STRAIGHT IN HALF AND TORE OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE ENGINE!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-16-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
I'm just trying to think of the logic behind...

I'm just trying to think of the logic behind heat.

This is a bolt, so presumably heat will expand the bolt. Doesn't that mean it will be more difficult to get off when it is hot?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-11-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
Thanks for that link balance. You would not...

Thanks for that link balance. You would not believe how strong this thing is. We had a ten foor pipe sticking out the side of the bonnet (a really old rusty 50kg 2 inch water pipe) and another five...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-10-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
FYI, I didn't have the locking pin in because I...

FYI, I didn't have the locking pin in because I was scared I would crack the flywheel or burr the bell housing or something unsavoury like that. I will take the tool in to my local welder and getr...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-10-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
I broke the crankshaft holder specail tool!...

I broke the crankshaft holder specail tool! Trying to the Jesus not off. I also broke my 1' good socket driver. Leverage was a ten foot pipe and a 5 foor pipe. How the hell do I get it off!!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-08-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,665
Posted By HLB
There is a spring in them. Basically as soon as...

There is a spring in them. Basically as soon as you throw it in the boiling water you will see it start to open like a clam. The type of liquid won't make a difference, because it is still dependent...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-08-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,665
Posted By HLB
I don't know the proper way, but thats the way I...

I don't know the proper way, but thats the way I have been doing it.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-08-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
Turned the cams, jig in place. I will put...

Turned the cams, jig in place. I will put flywheel lock in and thread the chain back over and tension.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-06-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,570
Posted By HLB
You can also buy a product called 'contact...

You can also buy a product called 'contact cleaner' - CRC brand is good and what I use. Its used for electrical components including circuits, switchboards etc.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-05-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
Mrbob581, I am a little worried. I have not...

Mrbob581,

I am a little worried. I have not yet put the locking pin in the flywheel as I am scared to turn the engine becuase I don't want to bend valve stems. I have taken the chain off - why...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-04-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,729
Posted By HLB
Surely someone must know how to time one of these...

Surely someone must know how to time one of these out there???
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-02-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,872
Posted By HLB
Hi, sorry - I guess I'm used to my self levelling...

Hi, sorry - I guess I'm used to my self levelling system. On the PS resorvoir cap it says CHF11s only. So yeah, just check what fluid you need to put in there. So just check if you have the self...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-02-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By HLB
In Aus, yes the driver's side is on the right -...

In Aus, yes the driver's side is on the right - opposite to the US
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