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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Today, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By chrisn7
Yes, and also inside the cubby by your drivers...

Yes, and also inside the cubby by your drivers right knee. Don't starting doing this though until you have followed the procedure in the link. Remember that if you open a door to access the glovebox...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By chrisn7
Tims site for your battery drain test and...

Tims site for your battery drain test and possible suspects:

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

The climate control panel is another suspect-listen to see if the fan is still...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-22-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By chrisn7
Yes the clamps are ridged on the inside, so...

Yes the clamps are ridged on the inside, so corrosion can build up, even though the outside looks ok. Check the negative terminal especially.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-18-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By chrisn7
Thre are 2 possible reasons: Low voltage as...

Thre are 2 possible reasons: Low voltage as mentioned; or the solenoid contacts are dirty/pitted - the solenoid being the smaller cylinder that is part of the starter assembly
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-15-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
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) 04-15-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
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: 15
Views: 477
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: 436
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: 15
Views: 477
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: 220
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: 204
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: 436
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: 400
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: 400
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: 400
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: 224
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: 186
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: 404
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: 269
Posted By chrisn7
:rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-01-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
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: 206
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: 198
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: 154
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: 261
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: 1,340
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?
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