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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Today, 06:37 AM
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Posted By BMWFatherFigure
No output from washer jets

That was the problem, plus the indi the PO had entrusted to the repair had twisted up the inner guard whilst 'inspecting' the washer bottle. :thumbdwn: The tyre then wore a hole through it. :mad:...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Today, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Usually that 'second time' is in the rain, at 2am...

Usually that 'second time' is in the rain, at 2am in a bad neighborhood with no mobile phone coverage. I prefer doing my maintenance at home where I can see and have a coffee as I work ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Today, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I would also say - On the thin side. These cars...

I would also say - On the thin side. These cars pre-date the new thin oils. They were not designed for them.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Today, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I could retire sending good, old BMW's to Chile. ...

I could retire sending good, old BMW's to Chile. Food for thought.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Today, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
That is what I would have written, if I had got...

That is what I would have written, if I had got here first......
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Today, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Black with black highlights - Different, but not...

Black with black highlights - Different, but not for me.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 maintenance before performance...

+1 maintenance before performance...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 on downhiller

+1 on downhiller
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I've seen worse repaired and live a long and...

I've seen worse repaired and live a long and happy life. Just depends on how much you love it. I guess it has been written off.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Be very careful to join the electronic plugs back...

Be very careful to join the electronic plugs back correctly. I posted heaps to people who get careless then no start. Take photos, make notes, clean up bad terminals. Never had a problem yet, but...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 833
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
It's all an exchange of Ideas, I bet he doesn't...

It's all an exchange of Ideas, I bet he doesn't mind. Sort of like sitting round the BBQ telling each other how fast we were in the day......
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
We do try...........

We do try...........
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Looks like a silver version of mine but (pun...

Looks like a silver version of mine but (pun intended) no tow bar.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Wheel spacers will overload your wheel bearings. ...

Wheel spacers will overload your wheel bearings. DON'T!!!! GET THE RIGHT WHEELS!!!. Tyre selection OK.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
If the blocks are the same (measure, measure,...

If the blocks are the same (measure, measure, measure) use as much as you can from the original car/engine.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-20-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
All the wires pass under the rear seat. Clumsy...

All the wires pass under the rear seat. Clumsy refitting of the seat will damage the wires. Rust can let water into that area and damage ?????
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-20-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Check the hand book for oil viscosity guide.

Check the hand book for oil viscosity guide.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-20-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
It is in the hand book, I cant remember off...

It is in the hand book, I cant remember off hand. RTFM.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-20-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Valla, if he has spark and fuel pressure it...

Valla, if he has spark and fuel pressure it cannot possibly be the CPS defective. Without specific test equipment it is hard to tell where the problem is, IE injectors not opening or burnt...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-20-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Late E21?

Late E21?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-20-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
This is a guess, BUT it is quite possible the 6...

This is a guess, BUT it is quite possible the 6 pin has a cleaning heater. The other pins you will have to trace their functions.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-19-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 on the release handle 'going south'. My...

+1 on the release handle 'going south'. My 'loan' unit E38 was engineered by experts before I got it plus the PO was an automotive moron. My parts car has a good unit and I have to swap. Also the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-19-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Most important to keep the drain holes clear on...

Most important to keep the drain holes clear on all doors and sun roof. WD-40 on door locks tends to run down and rust proof the door too!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-19-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 833
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
If you really want this swap get a donor wreck...

If you really want this swap get a donor wreck with all the options you want to fit. I've had a few (E23,32 and 38) and the 'goodies' are endless. Can be $ but I would consider money well spent. ...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-19-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Never seen black so get the aerosol dye, do yours...

Never seen black so get the aerosol dye, do yours and post before and after pictures. Just mask up to the line you want to use.
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