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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-29-2012, 04:38 PM
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Views: 732
Posted By Jetsa
Aftermarket and Factory Camshaft Postition Sensor

Can someone explain why an aftermarket CPS won't work with the 01 740IL's and the factory ones will? I haven't seen a new factory one yet but I did see an new aftermarket one. The only difference I...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,706
Posted By Jetsa
So today, I removed both camshaft position...

So today, I removed both camshaft position sensors, cleaned, and , tried to start the car. Not only will the car not start, it keeps setting exactly 12 codes on each try. I clear them and try to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-11-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,706
Posted By Jetsa
Well, I took out both Vanos solenoids and soaked...

Well, I took out both Vanos solenoids and soaked them in Marvel Mystery Oil for a couple days. Also during this time, I kept cleaning out the hole that the solenoids were in with brake cleaner. So...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-09-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,706
Posted By Jetsa
I started out with that site. Thats what took me...

I started out with that site. Thats what took me as far as I have gone now, but it doesnt answer the questions I have. I need someone who has firsthand knowledge of the Vanos issue ( I assume) to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-08-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,706
Posted By Jetsa
01 740iL - Code 33, P0011 (VANOS?) issue

I have a 2001 740IL with 125K miles. Runs fine, no rattle at start up, just has a code 33 or P0011 that comes and goes, mostly comes. I removed the passenger side Vanos solenoid and put power and...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-13-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,761
Posted By Jetsa
3 weeks??? My 740IL was in the shop for 4...

3 weeks??? My 740IL was in the shop for 4 months!!! Just picked it up today and it is nearly as bad as when I left it...some things even worse. Left the shop and it went into limp home mode which it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-10-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,995
Posted By Jetsa
Took the advice and took it to a certified BMW...

Took the advice and took it to a certified BMW independant. He came up with several codes in several modules. What was unique to most of the codes was a supply voltage code in a couple modules. I...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-02-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,995
Posted By Jetsa
To go from so happy to so sad in such a short...

To go from so happy to so sad in such a short time. I had my ABS module rebuilt and all my 3 lights (ABS, brake, and the traction triangle went out). Did not drive it, just started it. So today, I...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-15-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,995
Posted By Jetsa
Can anyone offer any advice on the Vanos issue? I...

Can anyone offer any advice on the Vanos issue? I have heard everything from replacing the sensor, replacing the unit, removing the oil pan to look for guide pieces (plastic), and the wiring to the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-12-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,995
Posted By Jetsa
Okay, slowly knocking out these issues one at a...

Okay, slowly knocking out these issues one at a time and this forum has been EXTREMELY helpful and informative. More thanks to you guys than I can give. I'm down to a couple issues and need just a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-26-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,995
Posted By Jetsa
New info. Started the car cold and the SES light...

New info. Started the car cold and the SES light was on right away, also the SIR and ABS lights. Sat there a couple mins. and the tach went to zero while the temp gauge went to full hot. Sat there a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-25-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,390
Posted By Jetsa
I'm relatively new here having just bought my 01...

I'm relatively new here having just bought my 01 740IL, but have something that might help with the air pocket issues. I have been a GM mechanic for over 30 years and over with GM we have a device we...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-24-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,995
Posted By Jetsa
It's not a steady misfire-type of blinking of the...

It's not a steady misfire-type of blinking of the SES light. It's mroe random than that...will blink on then stay for approx. 2-3 secs, come back on after about 10 seconds, stay on 2-3, etc. What...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-24-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,995
Posted By Jetsa
I have over 30 years GM experience as a tech, but...

I have over 30 years GM experience as a tech, but your right, this ain't no Malibu. A friend of mine who works with me used to work in a BMW dealership (as a body man but he is a current 540I owner),...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-23-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,995
Posted By Jetsa
Okay, so I get this new-to-me E38. I listed a...

Okay, so I get this new-to-me E38. I listed a couple cosmetic issues above and appreciate the replies. So apparently the battery had been down for a bit, probably because the power steering pump...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,995
Posted By Jetsa
2001 740IL Newbie Here

Just bought an 01 740IL with 125K miles not in too bad of shape and have a couple questions/issues. 1st the headliner is sagging so I know what to do about that (also the 2 side panels that cover the...
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