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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-24-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By roboe60
We often see the Check Engine Light with a P011...

We often see the Check Engine Light with a P011 code that accompanies the chain guide failure.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-24-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By roboe60
The valve covers have to come off. There are...

The valve covers have to come off. There are some good write-up on several e38 forums. Here is one from e38.org
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/876903
I have attached a picture of my...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-24-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By roboe60
Just curious if it is the M62TU engine? If yes,...

Just curious if it is the M62TU engine? If yes, then the answer to your question is no on the cylinder head removal. I would drop the lower oil pan first and look for the telltale plastic guide...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By roboe60
You can use Zerex G-05. It is a little cheaper...

You can use Zerex G-05. It is a little cheaper than BMW blue and widely available in case you are not close to a dealer location.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-17-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By roboe60
Is the new MAF an aftermarket part? Our cars...

Is the new MAF an aftermarket part? Our cars don't like anything but the Bosch.a
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-13-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 257
Posted By roboe60
Agree, I wouldn't want 13 year old maps. Where...

Agree, I wouldn't want 13 year old maps. Where do you live? I have a few 2008 disks, I do not use. I would need to check what I have left, but you can have them if they are for your region.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-08-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,083
Posted By roboe60
Just a quick shot from the fall.

Just a quick shot from the fall.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-05-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By roboe60
You might have a stuck CD. Try the suggestion in...

You might have a stuck CD. Try the suggestion in this link.
http://bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/819408
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-03-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,086
Posted By roboe60
Leaks at the back of the engine could be from one...

Leaks at the back of the engine could be from one of the four heater hoses back there. (They are rubber). Another possibility is a leak from the valley pan. You can use search here to find more...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-31-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By roboe60
+1, I wouldn't vote for another, newer 7. I...

+1, I wouldn't vote for another, newer 7. I have seen a few nice E32's, but have never driven one, so can't vote for it either.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By roboe60
Anytime you adjust pressure in your tires, you...

Anytime you adjust pressure in your tires, you should initialize, or calibrate the FTM system in your I-Drive. Check the manual for exact instruction.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-29-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 25,915
Posted By roboe60
Started converting interior bulbs to LED. Lower...

Started converting interior bulbs to LED. Lower door lights done. Just need to search for bulb sizes on the map lights and the C pillar lights (have porn lights)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-21-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By roboe60
Did you use OEM when replacing the valve?

Did you use OEM when replacing the valve?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-20-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By roboe60
Pure Gas

Marinas often have ethanol free gas as well. Here is a link to a site that list pure gas retailers:
http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=IN
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,944
Posted By roboe60
Complaint filed with the NHTSA on my 05 530i...

Complaint filed with the NHTSA on my 05 530i headlights
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-06-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By roboe60
I couldn't see cutting any wires. I unhooked the...

I couldn't see cutting any wires. I unhooked the wires to the oil level sensor and transmission. Both are easy to get to on the passenger side with the front end lifted. Unhook the wire to the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-04-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By roboe60
I ended up pulling the intake manifold, on my way...

I ended up pulling the intake manifold, on my way to replacing the TCGs, so they were easier to remove on the bench.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-03-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By roboe60
I thought they were turn indicators.

I thought they were turn indicators.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-30-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By roboe60
How old is your battery? A common cause of the...

How old is your battery? A common cause of the transmission failsafe warning is a battery on its last leg. Have it checked at your local parts store, if you do not have a multi-meter.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-30-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By roboe60
What year is your car? This is from the...

What year is your car?

This is from the manual for my 01:

Doors locked from outside can be
opened from inside by first press- ing the the central locking button and then pulling a re- lease...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-29-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By roboe60
+1 on German Auto Tech. I sent my cluster to...

+1 on German Auto Tech. I sent my cluster to them a year ago. Quick turnaround, lifetime warranty and it still looks great.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By roboe60
T30 is correct. Consider replacing the Torx...

T30 is correct. Consider replacing the Torx bolts with hex head bolts to make the job easier the next time. (Hopefully, there is no next time)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-22-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By roboe60
Look at this link and try the method outlined. ...

Look at this link and try the method outlined. It worked for me.
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/775364
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-22-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By roboe60
Thanks Q. I learned something new, as I did not...

Thanks Q. I learned something new, as I did not know about the solar sensor located in the alarm LED.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-16-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By roboe60
+1 Put your last 7 digits of your VIN in the...

+1 Put your last 7 digits of your VIN in the decoder here
http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

However, the US iL sport model did not come with the steptronic transmission like the...
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