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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-25-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,948
Posted By mmihailov
Did not think about the 0000 trick. Makes good...

Did not think about the 0000 trick. Makes good sense. Thanks for the tip. Will try it next time the car is asking me for a code. I was also thinking that may be the ignition switch is going south....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-24-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,948
Posted By mmihailov
Electrical problems - car asks for code. Won't start.

Hi BMW fans. I think I have a bad electric connection problem with my 2001 e38 bimmer but have not had time to investigate yet. I decided to make that post and see if anyone has had similar...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-10-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By mmihailov
The caster is not adjustable on this car and on...

The caster is not adjustable on this car and on most cars. I am currently awaiting a response from a body shop about how much frame pulling to correct the caster would cost?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-08-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By mmihailov
01 740i - Caster out of specs - car pulls to the left

The last time I had my 2001 BMW 740I in for a wheel alignment, I found out that the caster of my front left wheel is 4.55 degrees while the right wheel caster is 5.41degrees. The range for the caster...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By mmihailov
My suggestion is to get a simple scanner like...

My suggestion is to get a simple scanner like PEAKE or something else and scan your car yourself. Scanners come with manual and are very easy to use. All the other info you need you can find on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By mmihailov
How was the car ride before you got the M5...

How was the car ride before you got the M5 wheels? Sounds like something is loose in your suspension. If the car was OK before they changed the wheels, then go back to the dealer and tell them to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,340
Posted By mmihailov
Change oil if you have not in the last 4-5K miles...

Change oil if you have not in the last 4-5K miles and will go away. Otherwise, don't worry too much. My 740I does the same especially when it is cold outside and oil is more than 4K. old. I have seen...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By mmihailov
What scanner did you use and what is the number...

What scanner did you use and what is the number of the code? How is your car idling/running?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By mmihailov
Did you shut off the car, waited for 30 sec and...

Did you shut off the car, waited for 30 sec and started it again? These cars fall into this sort of unprovoked churlish mood once in a while and a simple switching off and on of the ignition takes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,873
Posted By mmihailov
Random misfire code usually points to a single...

Random misfire code usually points to a single problem that affects the entire engine - often a vacuum leak or faulty/sluggish Oxygen sensor(s) or one of those pesky sensors for temperature or crank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By mmihailov
It sounds like you definitely have a CVV problem....

It sounds like you definitely have a CVV problem. Good luck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By mmihailov
You need to scan for fault codes this car and let...

You need to scan for fault codes this car and let us know what the codes are. If you are using an aftermarket filter that requires lubrication with oil periodically then you definitely want to clean...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,363
Posted By mmihailov
Hi, in order to diagnose this problem you need to...

Hi, in order to diagnose this problem you need to proceed systematically by removing fuses after the car's computer puts everything down in sleep mode. I will describe the procedure I followed when I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 54,779
Posted By mmihailov
I have not read all postings here, so I am not...

I have not read all postings here, so I am not certain if everyone had similar experience, but I always get these mysterious misfires in the spring or more specifically when the temperature...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By mmihailov
GT1 Scanner on ebay

Does any one know more about the GT1 scanners sold on ebay? There are some people selling the DIS and SSS software with an OBD2 - USB connector for around $100, who claim that you are getting a full...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-07-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,372
Posted By mmihailov
I have the Bentley manuals for both e39 and e38...

I have the Bentley manuals for both e39 and e38 cars. Spent close to $200 for both. Most of the time they are useless, although I still go to check what is in them when I am working on my cars. There...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,860
Posted By mmihailov
I would get the original BMW tank. It's probably...

I would get the original BMW tank. It's probably also made in China, but may be it has passed a better quality control.

I was able to get the flap out of my faulty Chinese Behr expansion tank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,860
Posted By mmihailov
I hope our government mandates that products...

I hope our government mandates that products display country of manufacturer/ product origin. Looking at the financial mess around, I doubt it, but I hope it is a law. In this case we just stop...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,860
Posted By mmihailov
Glad you found your problem. I had the same...

Glad you found your problem. I had the same problem for a month. Fixed it a couple of days ago. I got mine from eeuroparts.com. It was a pain but feels good now.

How do you know that your tank is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,860
Posted By mmihailov
Did your car suffer damage after installing the...

Did your car suffer damage after installing the faulty tank ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,860
Posted By mmihailov
I admit that the pinned down black box with a...

I admit that the pinned down black box with a hole on the top evokes a serious mystified expression on my face also. Does the box slide or is pinned down?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,860
Posted By mmihailov
I purchased the tank from www.eeuroparts.com for...

I purchased the tank from www.eeuroparts.com for close to $70. It is a Behr tank. I pulled the aux. pump up and out of the car and ran it just to see if the propeller spins. It worked fine. My car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,860
Posted By mmihailov
That is an awesome find, pleiades. Thank you very...

That is an awesome find, pleiades. Thank you very much. I was beginning to think that the flap I saw in my new Behr tank was an illusion caused by hypothermia from driving my car without heat for too...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,860
Posted By mmihailov
Excellent point, cn90. I came to the same...

Excellent point, cn90. I came to the same conclusion after enduring a month of freezing cold inside my car:).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,860
Posted By mmihailov
Unfortunately I can't cut the reservoir in half. ...

Unfortunately I can't cut the reservoir in half. I am returning it to the store I got it from and getting a new one. I am driving with my old one in the car now. The bluebee link that you posted is...
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