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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By chrisn7
I'm rather glad you have been unable to ignite...

I'm rather glad you have been unable to ignite your car - it would be a shame to lose another E38... However if you initilise both keys, then you should be ok again, assuming the duff key does have a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By chrisn7
In the boot r/h side, behind the felt sound...

In the boot r/h side, behind the felt sound proofing above the battery is fuel door flap solenoid. This operates a length of flexible plastic rod that keeps the flap shut. I had this problem too...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By chrisn7
+1 its nice to know if we've helped...

+1 its nice to know if we've helped...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-11-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By chrisn7
Here you go. I have not personally done this job,...

Here you go. I have not personally done this job, but retained the pics just in case... Re flow all the red connections apparently
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-11-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By chrisn7
Agreed. On a 2000 this button should say MAX. It...

Agreed. On a 2000 this button should say MAX. It does the same job as REST in cold weather. In hot weather it sets the A/C controls to MAXiumum cooling in one hit.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-11-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By chrisn7
When you do get it open, make sure the cable is...

When you do get it open, make sure the cable is routed properly- there are little guides to press the cable into alongside the box, which are easily missed, especially if the person before didn't...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-11-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By chrisn7
EDC does not raise or lower the suspension. The...

EDC does not raise or lower the suspension. The edc button adjusts the dampers to give a softer/firmer ride. What you might be thinking of is SLS, where there is a control valve between the rear...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-09-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By chrisn7
Radio modules are known for dry joints developing...

Radio modules are known for dry joints developing between 2 PCBs in the module - there are plenty of references out there about repairs to these radios.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-03-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By chrisn7
We agree.. and are here after all to pass on our...

We agree.. and are here after all to pass on our experience to help others.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-03-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By chrisn7
Not a copy & paste. I've done the job as stated...

Not a copy & paste. I've done the job as stated with car on stands to 400mm clearance. The process is straightforward - the worst part is actually getting the car safely to that height -you have to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-03-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By chrisn7
Have the car level and raised. Ideally, tape a...

Have the car level and raised. Ideally, tape a temperature probe from a multimeter to the geabox pan. Start engine. When the gearbox temp reaches 30C remove the fill plug. Fluid should just dribble...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-03-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By chrisn7
You can't test for battery drain, until the car...

You can't test for battery drain, until the car has shut down. This is the correct way to do it:

http://www.meeknet.co.uk/e38/E38_Battery_Drain.htm

Once you start, remember you can't go opening...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-03-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By chrisn7
Try this - the diagrams are clearer and they also...

Try this - the diagrams are clearer and they also list all old part numbers which is useful when buying second hand stuff

http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E38
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-02-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By chrisn7
Be careful doing this. The drain hose is attached...

Be careful doing this. The drain hose is attached to the outlet stub of the sunroof drain tray but not retained with a clip - its just a push fit, and they have been known to come off simply in...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-01-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By chrisn7
:rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-01-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,309
Posted By chrisn7
Interesting, thanks for the update

Interesting, thanks for the update
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-01-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By chrisn7
Peter is correct. These cars have a very specific...

Peter is correct. These cars have a very specific fill procedure, which includes topping off within a fluid temperature range, *and* having the engine running. If you do not observe the correct...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-29-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By chrisn7
Check the reservoir cap-that tells you which...

Check the reservoir cap-that tells you which fluid to use. It all depends on whether SLS is fitted
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-21-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By chrisn7
http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E38 Try...

http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E38

Try this-diagrams are clearer than realoem, and they list old part numbers too.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-21-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By chrisn7
I too have a 99 750iL and agree with the above....

I too have a 99 750iL and agree with the above. The engine does not suffer from OSV, timing guides and vanos problems. Its an older design and is the better for it in terms of reliability. Engine...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-19-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,309
Posted By chrisn7
Maybe its possible then to make a unit that will...

Maybe its possible then to make a unit that will fit both gearboxes, with perhaps an adapter between the fill tube and pan connection to allow for differences?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-18-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,309
Posted By chrisn7
Now the 740iL may have a 5HP 30, or a 5HP24 box...

Now the 740iL may have a 5HP 30, or a 5HP24 box dependent on the year. So which one are you trying to make this for?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-13-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By chrisn7
K&N cone type set ups draw air from within the...

K&N cone type set ups draw air from within the engine bay, which is of course hotter that that drawn in by the standard set up from bumper level. This results in *less* power because warm air is less...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-13-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By chrisn7
Qsilver7 is correct- the rubber seal and the...

Qsilver7 is correct- the rubber seal and the chrome/black metal trim are sold as one part (3), and IIRC are bonded togetether, which is why you don't find a replacement. Some people have run a bead...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-13-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By chrisn7
What do you believe the advatnages are of such a...

What do you believe the advatnages are of such a filter?
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