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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-05-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By ClaussenE38
No.. You can interface your iPhone with ur e-38....

No.. You can interface your iPhone with ur e-38. A few adapters and a couple of steps, it mounts charges and plays iPod. Vey sweet! Look it up. What carrier would even activate the old phone? It was...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-05-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By ClaussenE38
I found my power outlet fuse in the engine...

I found my power outlet fuse in the engine compartment -- LF passenger side. Its very possible there is another in the trunk. Its cold out. Look in the socket and get what fell in there out or it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-05-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By ClaussenE38
Alternator is #1 cause if u have oem sound...

Alternator is #1 cause if u have oem sound system. It will wine through cars speakers.
Possible faulty chassis ground if u have aftermarket radio / amplifier. Have local parts store check...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-05-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By ClaussenE38
Yes..the camshaft bolt is loctite on. A 3/4...

Yes..the camshaft bolt is loctite on. A 3/4 impact will generally break it loose. Anther typical trick is to bump the ignition. U put a socket on crank, breaker bar 1/2 atleast, and place the breaker...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-04-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By ClaussenE38
By design... The water pump fails over time due...

By design... The water pump fails over time due to cavitation. A small drip from the bottom of the pump is usually 1st sign. If the front shaft bearing of h20 pump is bad, the fan clutch will move...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-08-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By ClaussenE38
NEVER should move from 12:00 o'clock position....

NEVER should move from 12:00 o'clock position. You have a problem that could lead to catastrophic failure! Find it, fix it, ... Check fans ... Radiator... And most of all, water pump. If driven in...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-08-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By ClaussenE38
The fuel sending unit is generally connected to...

The fuel sending unit is generally connected to the fuel pump assembly in the gas tank. The float could have fallen off, resistance reading bad, .... It is a good idea to replace the pump and sending...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-08-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By ClaussenE38
The handle is maybe a good thing. There is...

The handle is maybe a good thing. There is linkage behind drivers door handle inside the car. You will have to remove the handle, pull linkage, and wala...it will open. Usually just metal rod like...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-04-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By ClaussenE38
Had same issue. Could not open trunk at all when...

Had same issue. Could not open trunk at all when i bought this. I manually spun the lock around in it's housing and worked fine. Move carpet on right side of lock, fiddle with it, spin it, ... Hope...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-04-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,522
Posted By ClaussenE38
I just purchased a 01 740i, black on black, 90k...

I just purchased a 01 740i, black on black, 90k miles for 8500! It was absolutely perfect interior, beautiful paint(new emblem $36 at dealer). I looked at 100's before my purchase. The catch- no key...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-03-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,823
Posted By ClaussenE38
ASE / MECP MASTER LEVEL PVC or Ccv help...

ASE / MECP MASTER LEVEL

PVC or Ccv help keeps you from getting oil leaks, in the simple explanation. They relieve pressure from oil cover gaskets, oil pan, ect. Absolutely nothing to do with a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By ClaussenE38
Look for vacuum leaks. This can cause all of...

Look for vacuum leaks. This can cause all of those codes and bad idle.
Next - Replace cam sensor. Reset engine light, drive and recheck.
Next- replace mass air flow. There may be a test on this...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-03-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,178
Posted By ClaussenE38
BMW master mechanic-ASE Certified- MECP MASTER- ...

BMW master mechanic-ASE Certified- MECP MASTER-

Hollow out cats! Take it to muffler shop and they will do it. Change out mufflers and add cold air induction if you want and you will be will on...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-03-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,986
Posted By ClaussenE38
Replace the MAF with BMW or Bosh- it's important....

Replace the MAF with BMW or Bosh- it's important. As easy as changing air filter. Have engine light reset after(clear code).
BMW master mechanic
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-03-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By ClaussenE38
Check engine light on all vehicle made after 1996...

Check engine light on all vehicle made after 1996 are emissions related, parameters set up by each car manufacturer to meet government guide lines. On a car as new as yours, "soft codes" can be set...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By ClaussenE38
As an ASE / mecp certified master mechanic - I'd...

As an ASE / mecp certified master mechanic - I'd tell you never jiffy lube, but you can find a local "import" specialist in you neighborhood to change you oil. He will take pride in you car, and...
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