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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Brummel
Multiple issues require patience, fix them one at...

Multiple issues require patience, fix them one at a time in order of relevance. In this case the cooling leak should be taken care of first, auxiliary fan next.

I have an extra MAF that you can...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-26-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By Brummel
There are 3 wires coming out of F113, the...

There are 3 wires coming out of F113, the heaviest goes directly to the E-box feeding power to F29,F30,F31 and........F81(40 amp blower relay red fuse), the other 2

wires send power to the Light...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-26-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By Brummel
All the fuses under the passenger seat (F107 to...

All the fuses under the passenger seat (F107 to F114) get power from the 200 amps fuse located in front of the battery, if no power is found on fuses

F29,F30,F31 then probably F113 is blown.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-31-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By Brummel
There is a flexible rubber tube behind each...

There is a flexible rubber tube behind each grill, pull down the upper edge of tube on the passenger side and you will see the cable going to the passenger hood latch.

Pull on the cable and it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By Brummel
spaghetticoder.org and e38.org are my main...

spaghetticoder.org and e38.org are my main sources for information, with that being said, http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/us/svg/sp/SP0000003493.svg?m=e38 and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-20-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By Brummel
Just go to your nearest BMW dealer and ask for a...

Just go to your nearest BMW dealer and ask for a X1082 connector ( it should be a 9 pin black connector) which is used for both k36 and k37 wiper relays, don't forget to get the new pins, you are...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-05-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By Brummel
Just use it, it's better than the cracked fan you...

Just use it, it's better than the cracked fan you have.

Keep an eye on the fan clutch, make sure it doesn't seize up.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-03-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,499
Posted By Brummel
If the t-stat connector shorted out the plug, it...

If the t-stat connector shorted out the plug, it is likely to happen again unless you find the source of the problem (t-stat leaking).

My 7 did not throw a code when I unpluged the map t-stat, so...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-02-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,499
Posted By Brummel
Not all e38 are coded to throw a light when the...

Not all e38 are coded to throw a light when the t-stat heating element circuit is open.

SilbergrauBMW, we know you drive an e38, but for all we know it could be a m60, m62, or m62tu. Update your...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By Brummel
Don't put that faulty CCV back, if you felt...

Don't put that faulty CCV back, if you felt suction at the bottom orifice of the round cover, it means that the diaphragm has ruptured leaving an open passage through which the intake manifold pulls...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-21-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Brummel
Glad more damage to the tank was prevented,...

Glad more damage to the tank was prevented, hopefully all you need to replace is the updated breather hose, from what I've heard the new hose has a mesh attached to it to stop spiders from clogging...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-21-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,499
Posted By Brummel
You got it kimmok, that is how the system should...

You got it kimmok, that is how the system should operate. The MAP t-stat is a fail safe switch that kicks in to protect the engine from unusual high temperatures, other than that, it operates just...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-20-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Brummel
Have a read at this...

Have a read at this http://www.e38.org/SI.New.Evaporative.(charcoal).Canister.Purge.Line.pdf and http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1735346
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-20-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Brummel
Be careful with that, if it is what I think it...

Be careful with that, if it is what I think it is, it's an expensive fix if left unattended.

Remove the fuel filler cap and go for a drive, if thump goes away, then you could be having the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-20-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,499
Posted By Brummel
I don't know how many years the t-stat should...

I don't know how many years the t-stat should last, but I'm sure it should last longer than the one you replaced a year ago.

The resistance in the t-stat itself is rated at 11.5 ohms, but after...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-20-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,499
Posted By Brummel
Yes, set the meter to 200 ohms and test the...

Yes, set the meter to 200 ohms and test the connector on top of the t-stat.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-19-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Brummel
Putnamave, thanks for the extra info. The...

Putnamave, thanks for the extra info.

The fact that the hose swells up does not necessarily mean that the engine is overheating, it could just be that the system has not been properly bleed....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-19-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Brummel
So...... The thermostat was not the problem. How...

So...... The thermostat was not the problem. How do you know hoses are clogging up?

If you removed the t-stat, you should see coolant flowing when you remove the expansion tank cap and start the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-15-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,499
Posted By Brummel
The thermostat in our cars can also be working...

The thermostat in our cars can also be working ok, but on some instances have been known to leak small amounts of coolant through the heating element plug and cause the conector to short out.
...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-10-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,691
Posted By Brummel
s7000, the OBDII connector shoul have pins 4, 5,...

s7000, the OBDII connector shoul have pins 4, 5, 7, and 16 populated. Make sure that +12v is reaching pin 16, if not.....check fuse 27

Pins 4 and 5 are grounded, and pin 7 pulls information from...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-10-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,142
Posted By Brummel
Lazezo, the part that you need to replace is the...

Lazezo, the part that you need to replace is the double temperature sensor located on top of the water pump. Part # 13621703993, it goes for around $20.

What the picture shows is the aux fan...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-14-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,547
Posted By Brummel
P1385 = knock sensor code for cylinder 7 and 8. ...

P1385 = knock sensor code for cylinder 7 and 8.

Detach knock sensor plug on driver side and pull back the plug rubber protector, you will see 4 insulated wires, if the insulation is gone the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-29-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,055
Posted By Brummel
Double check vacuum lines, intake rubber boot,...

Double check vacuum lines, intake rubber boot, injectors 'O' ring and CCV.

Behind the CCV there is a round plastic cover holding the CCV rubber diaphragm in place, this round cover has a hole at...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-29-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,055
Posted By Brummel
Check for vacuum leaks, use only a Bosch MAF as...

Check for vacuum leaks, use only a Bosch MAF as replacement. Don't go for the cheap EBay copies.

Good luck.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-22-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,788
Posted By Brummel
Have a read at this thead, it will help you...

Have a read at this thead, it will help you understand and learn more about the OSV http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1275792&highlight=Cyclone+Valve
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