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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-01-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By joyism5
Tire/rim recommended size are described in the...

Tire/rim recommended size are described in the owner manual. if you don't have one you can download from http://meeknet.co.uk/E38/Index.htm, left column. Oem size is 16 or 18.
Suspension for the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-25-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By joyism5
Factory amp is a must, if not your audio system...

Factory amp is a must, if not your audio system will not work at all. This includes your radio unit. Speakers might work but depends on impedance of the speakers.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-25-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By joyism5
The m62tu engine (vanos) production started with...

The m62tu engine (vanos) production started with the 1999 model. Manufacture date starting with 09/1998
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-22-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By joyism5
+1, but I would add : first check if you have the...

+1, but I would add : first check if you have the right fluid level. If this is the first time doing it, most likely you need to add before you drain if you are going with the same volume.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-21-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By joyism5
tips for tranny filter and fluid change:...

tips for tranny filter and fluid change: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519818&highlight=

15K miles on valvoline, and still runs great.
Fluids should have the BMW LT71141...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-20-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By joyism5
You might want to re post in the right section,...

You might want to re post in the right section, in order to reach more people.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By joyism5
White smoke usually means coolant vapors in the...

White smoke usually means coolant vapors in the exhaust system. If it had the expansion canister cracked, most likely the engine run without enough coolant, which resulted in overheating and blown...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By joyism5
Post # 3...

Post # 3 http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=541581&highlight=torque+converter
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By joyism5
Correction : This is a 4 stroke...

Correction : This is a 4 stroke engine(admission-compression-explosion-evacuation). In a full cycle, cylinder #1 will be at the highes point twice(compression/evacuation). Make sure whenever your...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-27-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By joyism5
After checking the above mentioned I would check...

After checking the above mentioned I would check if the fuel injectors are leaking. Order some new o-rings, remove them and check you tube for tutorials how to check them and clean them also. There...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-19-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By joyism5
There are a lot of references in this thread, you...

There are a lot of references in this thread, you just need to dig for them: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=561237&highlight=inpa
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-19-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By joyism5
Great prices. Thanks for sharing this! Really...

Great prices. Thanks for sharing this! Really useful.:thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-17-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By joyism5
Nice! :thumbup::clap:

Nice! :thumbup::clap:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-12-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By joyism5
I'm wondering, how you will rebuild it if, the...

I'm wondering, how you will rebuild it if, the voltage regulator is bad?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-30-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By joyism5
Does it revs by herself or when you are pushing...

Does it revs by herself or when you are pushing the gas dies at 2k?

If it revs by herself I would suspect a huge vacuum leak somewhere.

If it dies when you push the gas I would suspect fuel...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-29-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By joyism5
So you have battery voltage passing the fuse 22...

So you have battery voltage passing the fuse 22 but at pin #5 of the round connector only 1.1V? This means that the wire is damaged somewhere. Does the wire has the same color at fuse 22 and pin #5?...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-28-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By joyism5
This reminds me about a similar discussion a...

This reminds me about a similar discussion a while back http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521035&highlight=trunk+lid
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-28-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By joyism5
Unless some fuses are blown, the car should start...

Unless some fuses are blown, the car should start using a donor car with the engine running for power. If the battery is completely dead a "walmart" booster will not do it. Depends on the booster...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-28-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By joyism5
You could jump start the car and take it to a...

You could jump start the car and take it to a carwash. It should start from the engine compartment, if you use the right cables.
About the fuses I don't know exactly which one, since I don't have...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-28-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By joyism5
Yes, that's the way to do it. There is a brief...

Yes, that's the way to do it. There is a brief explanation how to do that, it's posted either on E38.org or bimmerboard.com. If the actuator is not working at all, I think that's the only way to go....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-28-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By joyism5
Here there are.

Here there are.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-28-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By joyism5
Post 7 has the wiper motor connector relay, post...

Post 7 has the wiper motor connector relay, post 8 has the complete diagram. I don't have the pictures anymore, I'll try to download them.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-28-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By joyism5
Best way to test the fuses are by removing them...

Best way to test the fuses are by removing them and then checking for continuity. If you let them in place and check for continuity you might get fouled.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-28-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By joyism5
Have you tried to check the error memory of the...

Have you tried to check the error memory of the transmission control module using INPA and it came on nothing? If there's absolutely no error stored, low/no voltage could be the issue.
If you swap...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-27-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By joyism5
It used to be a nice site bmw spaghetti...

It used to be a nice site bmw spaghetti decoder...but I can't find it anymore. Maybe not available. Try this: http://meeknet.co.uk/E38/Index.htm maybe he has a repair somewhere.
Best wiring diagrams...
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