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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Today, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By sealbeach740
Sounds like a normal e38 window regulator going...

Sounds like a normal e38 window regulator going bad. Usually it's that pink plastic pulley that's breaking/cracking.
Next stop = the last stop for the window.
I'd suggest either stop using it, or...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 647
Posted By sealbeach740
Well, first, congrats on your first DIY. You...

Well, first, congrats on your first DIY. You should be proud.

Second, I'm sorry your first shot at a DIY was so tricky. I'm not sure why. I've replaced MAFs before without any problem (I'm not...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-16-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 647
Posted By sealbeach740
Your call of course, but from the other side of...

Your call of course, but from the other side of the coin, I've been running a VW MAF in my 7 for a few years now without any problem.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-15-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 647
Posted By sealbeach740
1) Yes, you can use electrical tape to...

1) Yes, you can use electrical tape to re-insulate the wires
2) Yes, if it runs the same with & without the MAF, that indicates the MAF you're using is bad. Just replace it (but, be sure it's a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-15-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By sealbeach740
The radio shutting off, then if you turn it back...

The radio shutting off, then if you turn it back on it works for a minute then shuts down again is usually a bad Nav unit in the trunk. If you have a MKIII, they are known to have issues if the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-13-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By sealbeach740
Nice pics/car, but a tad large, don'tjaThink?

Nice pics/car, but a tad large, don'tjaThink?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By sealbeach740
Well, I hope you realize parking a 540 is lot...

Well, I hope you realize parking a 540 is lot easier than parking your wife's MDX!

As you're trying to decide on keeping your 540 vs. purchasing a ///M Z4, be sure to show your appreciation to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-12-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By sealbeach740
Here's the link I used for mine (but not a...

Here's the link I used for mine (but not a youtube video):
http://www.e38.org/gsussman/740i_recirc_filter_replacement.htm
(but I've noticed a lot of pictures are missing).

Here's a writeup by...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-09-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By sealbeach740
Try this link (it used to work, but I haven't...

Try this link (it used to work, but I haven't used it in quite a while):

http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-07-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By sealbeach740
Reminds me of the original BMW M1...

Reminds me of the original BMW M1 rim..........and that's not exactly a good thing.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-30-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By sealbeach740
If this was my car, I'd pull the negative battery...

If this was my car, I'd pull the negative battery cable (after the Nav has powered down, if it's equipped with Nav) & take the airbag off & check it out. I would think it should be pretty obvious if...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-30-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By sealbeach740
I agree with GMCPaul, however, I would guess it...

I agree with GMCPaul, however, I would guess it sounds more like the electronic ignition switch, rather than the mechanical switch you put the key into.
Here's a writeup on how to change it:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-25-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 553
Posted By sealbeach740
Could also be an alternator belt that is slipping...

Could also be an alternator belt that is slipping at higher speeds.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-24-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By sealbeach740
LOL Fabian - you're talking to a Kings fan since...

LOL Fabian - you're talking to a Kings fan since '72.

The main thing about the Ducks I don't like is their announcers........textbook definition of "homers".
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-24-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By sealbeach740
I'll never tell......... corwhy - sorry...

I'll never tell.........

corwhy - sorry about the Jets. Hard to beat their fan support though. Nice standing ovation for the team at the end of game 4. Classy.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-14-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,099
Posted By sealbeach740
What start button? Do they mean turn the key to...

What start button?
Do they mean turn the key to position 1? Position 2?
How do you do this one time? Do you turn the key all the way (to engage the starter) & then turn it right back off (key...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-14-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By sealbeach740
If it were my car, I'd test the LF blinker...

If it were my car, I'd test the LF blinker plugged into the RF wiring & see if LF blinker now works.
If it does, it sounds like the problem is the RF blinker itself.
If it doesn't work, it could be...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-04-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By sealbeach740
From bimmerboard.com - it's a sticky. ...

From bimmerboard.com - it's a sticky.

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/1194630
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-04-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By sealbeach740
Based on that 1 page, I don't see anything...

Based on that 1 page, I don't see anything odd.....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-04-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By sealbeach740
So, how long have you actually had your felpro...

So, how long have you actually had your felpro VCGs on without leaking? You car had over 200k when you put in the new VCGs, and now it has over 200k........

To pj740iL - I've never purchased...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-02-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By sealbeach740
I've used Elring & VR. Both have ended up...

I've used Elring & VR. Both have ended up leaking down the road.

Take a look at this & see what you think (I've yet to try them):...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-30-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By sealbeach740
And Jesse, if you do decide to follow TXDarth's...

And Jesse, if you do decide to follow TXDarth's advice on replacing that quick disconnect hose, make sure you clean the fitting the hose sits on, especially including the groove where the "U" spring...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-27-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By sealbeach740
No offense, but the reason you were able to...

No offense, but the reason you were able to purchase your car "for very little" is probably due to the deferred maintenance. At 120k miles, almost any car will need/require a lot of things to be...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-22-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By sealbeach740
Ha! Don't you love someone who starts a thread...

Ha! Don't you love someone who starts a thread to post a question & never replies?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-19-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By sealbeach740
Without being there to take a look, my guess is...

Without being there to take a look, my guess is the Nav in the trunk is bad.
You could always pull the negative battery cable for a couple of minutes (soft reset) & see if that helps or not. You do...
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