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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-20-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Hi from Perth! I would guess you have several...

Hi from Perth! I would guess you have several (unrelated) problems that happen to have turned up all at once. Fixing is hard because the symptoms of one problem seem to be related to others. The...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-20-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 Axis32

+1 Axis32
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-20-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
If your '38 is a garage queen (like mine)...

If your '38 is a garage queen (like mine) consider an automatic battery charger.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-20-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Fixing those systems is a 'black art'. I would...

Fixing those systems is a 'black art'. I would test the cabin temp sensors as a staring point. Maybe then check the chicken guts under a full moon.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-20-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 182
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
And the light is out?

And the light is out?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-20-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Unless he has the tank under the windscreen (high...

Unless he has the tank under the windscreen (high in the engine bay) and the bleed screw on the t'stat housing.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-20-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
The shock wouild probably free off both, LSD or...

The shock wouild probably free off both, LSD or not. Even the shock of dropping an auto into 'D' might do it. As a quick fix I would consider trying it. If it didnt work nothing lost. If it does...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Don't see that one DH. The high pressure pump...

Don't see that one DH. The high pressure pump would flush that out real fast. I would change the fuel pump fuse as well as BB740's tests.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-20-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I agree SS but you have to start somewhere. ...

I agree SS but you have to start somewhere. Hydraulic rebuild quicker and easier than engine out.
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 07-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
E32 can program its own key. Instructions in...

E32 can program its own key. Instructions in owner manual - e-bay if you don't have one. Well worth it. The ECU will only forget its learnt things, not its basic program.
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 07-19-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I've used those FM link things - they are good. ...

I've used those FM link things - they are good. Could the radio have got a fault and you have the right code?
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 07-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
That would be my next check Air in the system...

That would be my next check Air in the system will not cause creep, only a spongy pedal.
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 07-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
If the secect switch for the elec mirror adjust...

If the secect switch for the elec mirror adjust is set to the passenger door it does not dip - try the switch in the dricer's door position. If you have other faults in that door too check the loom...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-19-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
E34ZH - aggree on the only fix for heater valve...

E34ZH - aggree on the only fix for heater valve is to remove - fix is on YouTube. Shaking witout tacho movment - not convinced. Compression check first. I would do the idle motor clean anyway. ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-19-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Why wait for a 20min cheap/free job?

Why wait for a 20min cheap/free job?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-19-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
If that is the inlet manifold top center I would...

If that is the inlet manifold top center I would be looking under it for the 'home' for that wire. Oh and clean the engine bay too............
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-19-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
If you run both elements in yyour low beam lights...

If you run both elements in yyour low beam lights 1) You will get a crap beam 2) you will over heat and burn out the reflectors. Claen and adjust (as your plan) first and work on from there. I set...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I mean the extractors won't do that much good as...

I mean the extractors won't do that much good as you have small valves in the first place. Big $ - very small gain.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-19-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Where do you start? Pedal box pivots stiff;...

Where do you start? Pedal box pivots stiff; Blocked ports in the master cylinder; very old clutch fluid; Damaged flexible hose; Clutch release bearing sticking on the shaft. There must be other...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-19-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Check the clutch coil for continunity.

Check the clutch coil for continunity.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-19-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Seems like the hard way to me - remembering that...

Seems like the hard way to me - remembering that the E brake shoes are history. Jack it, stand it and chock it. Remove the rear calipers (if they dont come off there is at least half your...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-19-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Good checks. I would be checking the temp sender...

Good checks. I would be checking the temp sender to the ECU as well.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-19-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Connected at the rear wheel bearing carrier (or...

Connected at the rear wheel bearing carrier (or close to)
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-16-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
BTW OP that is a fuel hose pressure connection....

BTW OP that is a fuel hose pressure connection. not vacuum. It is wired to earth via a temp switch with a heating coil so it won't stay open duribg extended cranking.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-16-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
If the clicking stops when you poke about under...

If the clicking stops when you poke about under the dash look for a loose connection of some sort.
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