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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-17-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,453
Posted By chrisn7
As above, if the fluid reservoir says CHF 11S on...

As above, if the fluid reservoir says CHF 11S on it then you will have the combined power steering and self levelling pump, referred to as a tandem pump. The reservoir is common to both systems.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-05-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By chrisn7
Try turning the heat up to maximum on both sides....

Try turning the heat up to maximum on both sides. This forces the valves which are part of the secondary water pump unit to open fully. If your cooling system has got a bit low, this will help purge...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-05-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By chrisn7
These are not the easiest things to fit. When...

These are not the easiest things to fit. When removing, twist to remove, note the holders orientation (eg north/south), check the fitting as its removed (so you don't try to refit 180 out)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-01-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By chrisn7
The secondary water pump is on the right side of...

The secondary water pump is on the right side of the engine, looking at it, between the suspension turret and engine. The hoses are all clipped on and very unlikely to come off. The valves can...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By chrisn7
I did this on my E38. I found out that you don't...

I did this on my E38. I found out that you don't have to replace your existing GM with an exact match part number. Any will work with a PN on or after yours and you can check all possible numbers on:...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-27-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By chrisn7
That GMIII change - did you code the new one to...

That GMIII change - did you code the new one to the car?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By chrisn7
It may seem obvious, but are the battery...

It may seem obvious, but are the battery terminals tight, and did you clean any corrosion/deposits out from the grooves inside the terminals?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-23-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By chrisn7
The heater matrix has 2 separate supplies from...

The heater matrix has 2 separate supplies from the secondary water pump for driver and passenger sides, so the ducting has to be kept separate too
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By chrisn7
Its the short trips that are killing you. Its...

Its the short trips that are killing you. Its very hilly here and my old 740 used to do about 14.4 on short journeys to work, but the high 20s on the motorway. V12 though is down around 11.7...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-22-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By chrisn7
It enough for you to find the answer in your...

It enough for you to find the answer in your handbook
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-21-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,747
Posted By chrisn7
You won't find an SLS button in the car - self...

You won't find an SLS button in the car - self levelling happens automatically. If you have the wires to the struts, then you will have a button marked EDC (Electronic Damper Control) in the centre...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-20-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By chrisn7
If its software you are after, you need to buy an...

If its software you are after, you need to buy an 'ADS' interface, because you have the V12. Other 'OBD' interfaces will work with most modules EXCEPT the DMEs on V12's, so you would not be able to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By chrisn7
There was a pic around recently of a car with...

There was a pic around recently of a car with hood/bonnet louvres and it looked horrendous-not at all in keeping and highly likely to reduce saleability. There is another consideration.: the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-14-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By chrisn7
If you follow the fluid line from one strut, it...

If you follow the fluid line from one strut, it passes across the car to the other strut, Approx in the middle you will find a control valve with a rubber cover over a bleed point. This is clamped...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-13-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By chrisn7
Auxiliary water pump = secondary water pump. ...

Auxiliary water pump = secondary water pump.

When I replaced my wp. I initially forgot to set the temp to max, but once set, I could hear the air being swept through the system.

The aux pump...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-12-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By chrisn7
Will, just get the 750! Once you do a long trip...

Will, just get the 750! Once you do a long trip on the motorway, you'll see what we are on about. The v12 has been around a long time, its understressed and is reliable. People say its hard to work...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By chrisn7
When bleeding be sure to set the both heater...

When bleeding be sure to set the both heater settings to max temp-this ensures the valves in the secondary water pump are wide open, ensuring the heater and associated hoses are purged. You might put...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-11-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By chrisn7
Servicing information is not in the handbook, but...

Servicing information is not in the handbook, but in the Service record booklet...assuming you have that
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-10-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 985
Posted By chrisn7
Well done! - you got there in the end - and...

Well done! - you got there in the end - and learned a lot no doubt along the way.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-07-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 985
Posted By chrisn7
I can only say that it has been my experience...

I can only say that it has been my experience that coding was not required. I switched from a right hand drive panel to a left hand drive panel -a different part number altogether - and it worked...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-07-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By chrisn7
Plugs should be fitted dry, lubrication risks...

Plugs should be fitted dry, lubrication risks over tightening/stripped threads if you were using the correct torque
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 985
Posted By chrisn7
First of all there should be a label on the outer...

First of all there should be a label on the outer cover with the part number you quoted on it. This label also shows a 'HW' version and a 'SW' version such as SW17. That part no 6411 6 901 307 is...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-06-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By chrisn7
No its not. The connection I referred to is part...

No its not. The connection I referred to is part of the saftey system. In a crash the seat belt is explosively tensioned, and the connector provides the power for this and is therefore a critical...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-06-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By chrisn7
If you look under the cap to the coolant...

If you look under the cap to the coolant reservoir, it will say 200 being 2bar, or whatever the value is for your car. Above this the cap releases excess pressure. As stated follow the bleed...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-06-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By chrisn7
Ok. If the seat has been removed for the repair,...

Ok. If the seat has been removed for the repair, check that the wiring to the seat belt mounting has been re-connected. For this, look down to locate the black plastic cover through which the seat...
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