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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-23-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By chrisn7
Its all very well calling the garage...

Its all very well calling the garage disrespectful, but its equally disrespectful of you turning up well over 2 hours late. You had an appointment and they allocated a slot for you, so you can't...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-15-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By chrisn7
If possible I would have the original repaired. I...

If possible I would have the original repaired. I don't know if anyone else can confirm this, but it seems to me that some recent components seem to lack the quality of the parts replaced. I replaced...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-08-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By chrisn7
Before diving in big time, since you seem to have...

Before diving in big time, since you seem to have external evidence of water leaks, it would be better to try to establish where these are coming from. Water at the rear, may indeed be from the rear...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-26-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By chrisn7
Are you sure you have the MkII? I would have...

Are you sure you have the MkII? I would have thought that a 2001 car should have the MkIII nav
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-25-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By chrisn7
When I first got my car, the PO had positioned...

When I first got my car, the PO had positioned every setting on the equaliser to the max, which didn't seem right, but does in fact give as a good a result as can be achieved with DSP
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-18-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By chrisn7
This makes me wonder if the internal siren...

This makes me wonder if the internal siren battery needs periodic replacement? (if indeed that's possible). In most other circumstances of standby batteries, these need replacement after maybe 5-7...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-02-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By chrisn7
Yes the nav is the likely culprit, but if you...

Yes the nav is the likely culprit, but if you plan to use the nav, replace it with a MkIV which is DVD based, not CD based, is faster, has more features and accepts the last and final software...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-02-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By chrisn7
To bleed the system fully, the two valves...

To bleed the system fully, the two valves attached to the secondary waterpump have to be wide open, achieved by setting the heater temp to the maxiumum. These valves usually fail if the car has been...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-02-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By chrisn7
+1 on Q's observations...If you have access to...

+1 on Q's observations...If you have access to the WDS, there is plenty of information about the operation of the two battery system. Even if the upper systems battery goes flat, the battery switch...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-13-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By chrisn7
The camcovers weep, and this drains to the back...

The camcovers weep, and this drains to the back of the engine; The timing chain tensioner also weeps very slightly; the crank oil seal behind the harmonic balancer the same. I have all these, but...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-12-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By chrisn7
With SLS present, the power steering pump and...

With SLS present, the power steering pump and that for the SLS form one unit but with the pumps in Tandem, and one fluid reservoir.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-09-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By chrisn7
One small point. The markIV nav was never fitted...

One small point. The markIV nav was never fitted by the factory, but in itself works fine. To make the most of this you will need to upgrade the software to V31. However, this does have a side effect...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-07-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By chrisn7
The power steering pump is purely mechanical - no...

The power steering pump is purely mechanical - no electronics involved, so no coding required. If the GM is replaced then the steering may be heavy until the GM is coded, which is perhaps what you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-06-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By chrisn7
On the face of it its a straightforward job....

On the face of it its a straightforward job. However, many people have found that starting the threads of the banjo bolts to the power steering box, and keeping the sealing washer in place as well,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-04-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By chrisn7
[QUOTE=sealbeach740;8942684]If you're doing both...

[QUOTE=sealbeach740;8942684]If you're doing both the Nav swap & the 4x3 for the 16x9, you might as well as you'll probably have to pull the negative battery cable once you've got the 16x9 in to allow...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-03-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By chrisn7
With the MkIII do remember to let it power down...

With the MkIII do remember to let it power down so the indicator light is off, before ever disconnecting the battery. This version is the only one that cannot tolerate a disconnect without doing this.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-27-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By chrisn7
So true, so true!:thumbup:

So true, so true!:thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-22-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By chrisn7
These cars have double glazing on all windows...

These cars have double glazing on all windows except the windscreen-expensive to replace
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By chrisn7
What makes you think it has a 'Sport package'?...

What makes you think it has a 'Sport package'? This from a post by PSJR on another forum:

"Re: the Sport package, purely cosmetic.
- Shadowline exterior (chrome window trim blacked out, chrome...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By chrisn7
^ Good summary

^ Good summary
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-18-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By chrisn7
I doubt you would be satisfied with salvaged...

I doubt you would be satisfied with salvaged parts. These strips have to be removed very carefully to avoid the problems you have, and are very difficult to straighten out satisfactorily
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-18-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By chrisn7
Just to be clear - the MKIII is a CD based...

Just to be clear - the MKIII is a CD based system, and the MK IV is DVD based. The MKIV is quicker, has more up to date software, and more functions, but you do lose the use of the INFO and Select...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-12-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By chrisn7
Check the power steering reservoir cap - if it...

Check the power steering reservoir cap - if it says CHF 11S then that is what is required. CHF 11S is green, and used if the car has self levelling suspension (SLS). It is not advisable to mix...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-12-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By chrisn7
The revised seal has the same shape as the...

The revised seal has the same shape as the earlier one but has a significantly thicker cross-section. As Sealbeach says, this cures the wind noise problem on its own
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-03-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By chrisn7
So what is the 'inner gasket'? I've done the...

So what is the 'inner gasket'? I've done the 'outer' one to the main roof, and this solved my problem, as the new gasket is a deeper cross-section than the original. There are the 2 rubber boots, one...
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