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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-09-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By rafarin003
Well, I already placed the car into a mechanic...

Well, I already placed the car into a mechanic shop, now I'm looking for a good engine within the Miami area. Perhaps I will never get a chance to find out. Thanks for your input!!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-09-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By rafarin003
How could the coolant get into the chambers? The...

How could the coolant get into the chambers? The car was running fine, except for a leak under the valley pan. I never had water/coolant mixed with engine oil, all I did was replaced the pan gasket.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-08-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By rafarin003
Yep, he said that all indications suggest that...

Yep, he said that all indications suggest that the engine has failed, due to coolant pooling under the plugs. Now I'm still wondering how in the world did that coolant make its way in the pistons...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-04-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By rafarin003
Took it to a local mechanic, after a few tests he...

Took it to a local mechanic, after a few tests he concluded that the engine is gone, I need a new one. It was only 108.000 miles.
Thanks for the reply.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-04-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By rafarin003
Engine locked

Hi guys!
After replacing my valley pan gasket, it looks like my engine is locked. I read somewhere that coolant may have leaked underneath the pistons causing the engine to shut off. I had drained...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-05-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By rafarin003
Here's how the engine sounded prior to dying and...

Here's how the engine sounded prior to dying and not starting anymore.
Please open the link below!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r8owrvn4ghyxjwk/VID_20141005_173942.mp4?dl=0

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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By rafarin003
Clunking noise coming from the engine

Hi guys,
After replacing my valley pan and intake gaskets, I started the car up the engine revved smoothly for a few minutes and all of a sudden I heard a clunking noise coming from the engine and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-22-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,130
Posted By rafarin003
Howdy BigBoy, While changing my intake gasket...

Howdy BigBoy,
While changing my intake gasket over the weekend, I accidentally broke one of the knock sensors wires, it snapped closed to the neck of the sensor. I peeled it off and connected it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By rafarin003
Howdy Faboch, I wanted to point out to you one...

Howdy Faboch,
I wanted to point out to you one more thing but it completely slipped my memory: while removing the intake manifold, one of the right knock sensor wires snapped right at the neck of...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By rafarin003
OK, I'm glad you went through all that before,...

OK, I'm glad you went through all that before, your past experience is helping me a lot. Tuesday I'll remove them all and start from scratch with both the valley pan and the gaskets. Don't forget to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By rafarin003
Wow I have done none of that maybe you're right...

Wow I have done none of that maybe you're right I'll make sure the gaskets are aligned. Can I use something to hold them in place, like silicone just like I did the first time when they kept slipping...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By rafarin003
OK I look forward to seeing them. Thanks! ...

OK I look forward to seeing them. Thanks!

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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By rafarin003
Well I was not counting the nm but I'm sure I've...

Well I was not counting the nm but I'm sure I've tightened them up adequately; I made sure every single one was tight.

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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By rafarin003
OK, can it also be responsible for rough idle and...

OK, can it also be responsible for rough idle and shaking?

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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By rafarin003
Everything is pretty tight I had checked every...

Everything is pretty tight I had checked every screw individually before mounting the water pump. I'll redo the gasket and check for intake leak again because I have a bad emission based on the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By rafarin003
Ah OK I figured it out. Well, it works better now...

Ah OK I figured it out. Well, it works better now but with the MAF plug out, when I connect it it becomes sluggish and dies, I guess something is wrong with the sensor because the hose is very tight...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By rafarin003
Thanks a lot for warning me I was about to start...

Thanks a lot for warning me I was about to start cleaning it with brake cleaner, I'm going back to the auto parts to get the MAF cleaner. What is a 'q-tip'? I'm not familiar with this item.

Sent...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By rafarin003
Thanks for your reply Faboch, It had happened...

Thanks for your reply Faboch,
It had happened when I reinstalled it the first time. I caught it on time by peeping into the injector holes, the gasket slipped. I removed the manifold again and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-20-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By rafarin003
Hello guys!

I just wrapped up a 2 day grind during which I've replaced the valley pan gasket, the intake gaskets, the water pump gasket and the radiator. I had coolant leaking from all three, thank God I...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-24-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By rafarin003
Thanks guys for all your invaluable tips, I have...

Thanks guys for all your invaluable tips, I have watched a superb video on YouTube where someone was replacing the valley pan gasket I think it's a challenge I can take. As you've mentioned roboe36,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-23-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By rafarin003
I have never worked on this before, I can replace...

I have never worked on this before, I can replace the radiator and the water pump, but 'valley pan gasket' sounds new to me...it looks like a hard to access spot due to its location under the car.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-23-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By rafarin003
Water leaking from cooling system

Hello family,
today is a sad day for me, I have coolant coming out of 3 places on my E38: left side of the radiator, beneath the water pump, and somewhere behind the engine; when I looked under the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-25-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By rafarin003
Alright I'll watch mine for any peculiar sign. ...

Alright I'll watch mine for any peculiar sign.

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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-25-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By rafarin003
Thanks for the reply, but I've bled it one last...

Thanks for the reply, but I've bled it one last time and the problem was solved. I believe it was related to air in the cooling system. Now everything works fine.
Again thanks for your input.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-15-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By rafarin003
Don't know about the thermostat since I haven't...

Don't know about the thermostat since I haven't replaced it yet since I bought the car 10 years ago.

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