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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-31-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
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Radio Replacement

I personally would not replace the radio with anything other than a stock unit. I have compared the sound quality in my 2000 740il with that of my 2004 Acura, 2002 Lexus 430, and 2015 Lincoln, and I...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-31-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By rufus2004
Power Steering Comes And Goes

I have not been looking for a drop in RPMs, but will in the future. Thank you for the suggestion.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-31-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By rufus2004
Power Steering Comes And Goes

I have not noticed any water in the cabin, I live in Las Vegas, it's a "Dry Heat", RAIN, what is that? My battery and alternator are pretty new, about 2k miles. Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-31-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By rufus2004
Power Steering Comes And Goes

My 2000 740il power steering will feel normal sometimes, and will be difficult at others. It is still steerable, but just requires extra effort. After turning the car off, and restarting, the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-06-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By rufus2004
740il Power Steering Problem

Sounds like I might have the DSC/ABS module out, although I have not lost the speedo yet and I have never used the nav in the car, (use my phone), but I have been checking on a disc update. Also, my...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-06-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By rufus2004
2000 740il Power Steering Problem

I have looked at the threads regarding this problem, but they don't address this problem exactly. The DSC triangle illuminates on the dash and then the car requires a lot of effort to steer, almost...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-17-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By rufus2004
1998 323ic Woofer Replacement

Hello everyone, the woofers in the kickpanels are blown, probably from the previous owner cranking the volume up too high, which I understand is common. I would like to upgrade to a different brand...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-28-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By rufus2004
E38 Custom Exhaust Suggestions

I would like to add a little sound to my 2000 740il. I have looked at several videos with the recorded sounds and it seems the systems vary. I am not in the habit of rapping-up the pipes as some of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-05-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By rufus2004
323Ic Top Tensioner Straps Required?

I am getting ready to replace the top on my 1998 323Ic (manual topl) and was wondering if tensioner straps are required as on the power tops. Thanks for any input.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By rufus2004
323i Convertible Console Changeover

I recently purchased a 1998 323ic which was built without the center armrest. I wanted to change to a console with the armrest, so I bought a used one on eBay. It appeared to be a direct switch,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By rufus2004
1998 323 Manual Seat Height Problem

I recently purchased 323 convertible with the manual seat. The driver's seat heighth is low, the top of the seat is barely above the door sill, so it sits several inches below the passenger seat. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By rufus2004
1998 323 Manual Top Lowering Problem

I have just purchased a 323, manual top, and cannot lower it. I can't believe BMW would design such a system, or is there a problem. The top unlatches as it should, I can raise it and unlock the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-30-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By rufus2004
2000 740il Transmission Failsafe Program

I have looked at some old posts on this, but none seem to offer specific answers, so here goes. My car has just turned 96K, runs very smooth, and has had a new battery and transmission fluid change...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-20-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By rufus2004
1997 E36 Door Panel Repair

The insert on my 328ic conv. has come loose from the passenger side interior panel and the result is a big gap at the lower edge of about 1/2 inch. I have removed the door panel and the aluminum...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By rufus2004
E36 Glovebox Flashlight Repair

I am trying to locate someone who repairs the glovebox flashlight. I have not been able to find a current email for someone who replaces batteries and bulbs. I am not good at soldering, no longer...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-03-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By rufus2004
E36 Lower Dash Panel Removal

Thanks for the replies so far. I had a hunch that the glove box must be removed, but just checking. Nothing is jammed, but that little rectangular fittings on the underside of the panel seems to be...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-02-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By rufus2004
E36 Lower Dash Panel Removal

I need to remove the lower dash panel, right side, on my 1997 convertible, without removing the glove box if possible. Can this be done? My Bentley manual shows the procedure for removing the glove...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-01-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By rufus2004
Hello, I had the same issue and used a handy tool...

Hello, I had the same issue and used a handy tool made by Mercedes. It very much resembles a long door stop, it is about 6 inches long, made of black hard rubber or plastic, and not expensive. The...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-01-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By rufus2004
1997 Cabrio Side Glass Adjustment

Hello all, the right door side glass is out of whack and I don't know how to correct it. The rear quarter glass appears to be raising into the proper position ( I kind of eyeballed it with the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-14-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By rufus2004
1997 328ic window seal replacement questions

I will be replacing the lower window seals on both doors and both quarters on my 328ic. These are the ones that are on the inside between the door panels and the glass, as well as the quarter panel...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By rufus2004
1997 328ic headlight switch bulb replacement

Trying to replace the bulb in the headlight switch. It sounds easy, Bentley gives the procedure by removing one lower screw, vent assembly should pop right out, also one forum member sent the same...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By rufus2004
1997ic 328ic Suspension Questions

Hello, my 328ic with 5-speed, has 147K on it and has developed a lot body noises and squeaks, especially in the rear when shifting, the car just doesn't feel tight and quiet. Actually, they are...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-09-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By rufus2004
1997 328ic Check Engine Light on

The CEL came on in my 328. I just replaced my drive tensioner and idler pulleys and about 10 miles later the light came on. The car has new catalytic converters and OEM gas cap and the light did...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-27-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By rufus2004
1997 328ic Pass Emissions w/New Gas Cap

Here is some additional on my earlier post. Bentley. indicates the "Check Engine" light will come on if there is a defective inlet valve or pressure sensor valve in the fuel system. My test...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-26-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By rufus2004
E36 Pass Emissions w/New Gas Cap

I recently needed to register my '97 328ic and it would not pass. The readout indicated the need for new converters, which actually were defective. Replaced them (used Magna Flow Universal at about...
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