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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-02-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By chrisn7
Yes the nav is the likely culprit, but if you...

Yes the nav is the likely culprit, but if you plan to use the nav, replace it with a MkIV which is DVD based, not CD based, is faster, has more features and accepts the last and final software...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-02-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By chrisn7
To bleed the system fully, the two valves...

To bleed the system fully, the two valves attached to the secondary waterpump have to be wide open, achieved by setting the heater temp to the maxiumum. These valves usually fail if the car has been...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-02-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By chrisn7
+1 on Q's observations...If you have access to...

+1 on Q's observations...If you have access to the WDS, there is plenty of information about the operation of the two battery system. Even if the upper systems battery goes flat, the battery switch...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-13-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By chrisn7
The camcovers weep, and this drains to the back...

The camcovers weep, and this drains to the back of the engine; The timing chain tensioner also weeps very slightly; the crank oil seal behind the harmonic balancer the same. I have all these, but...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-12-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By chrisn7
With SLS present, the power steering pump and...

With SLS present, the power steering pump and that for the SLS form one unit but with the pumps in Tandem, and one fluid reservoir.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-09-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By chrisn7
One small point. The markIV nav was never fitted...

One small point. The markIV nav was never fitted by the factory, but in itself works fine. To make the most of this you will need to upgrade the software to V31. However, this does have a side effect...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-07-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By chrisn7
The power steering pump is purely mechanical - no...

The power steering pump is purely mechanical - no electronics involved, so no coding required. If the GM is replaced then the steering may be heavy until the GM is coded, which is perhaps what you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-06-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By chrisn7
On the face of it its a straightforward job....

On the face of it its a straightforward job. However, many people have found that starting the threads of the banjo bolts to the power steering box, and keeping the sealing washer in place as well,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-04-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By chrisn7
[QUOTE=sealbeach740;8942684]If you're doing both...

[QUOTE=sealbeach740;8942684]If you're doing both the Nav swap & the 4x3 for the 16x9, you might as well as you'll probably have to pull the negative battery cable once you've got the 16x9 in to allow...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-03-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By chrisn7
With the MkIII do remember to let it power down...

With the MkIII do remember to let it power down so the indicator light is off, before ever disconnecting the battery. This version is the only one that cannot tolerate a disconnect without doing this.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-27-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By chrisn7
So true, so true!:thumbup:

So true, so true!:thumbup:
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-22-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By chrisn7
These cars have double glazing on all windows...

These cars have double glazing on all windows except the windscreen-expensive to replace
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By chrisn7
What makes you think it has a 'Sport package'?...

What makes you think it has a 'Sport package'? This from a post by PSJR on another forum:

"Re: the Sport package, purely cosmetic.
- Shadowline exterior (chrome window trim blacked out, chrome...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By chrisn7
^ Good summary

^ Good summary
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-18-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By chrisn7
I doubt you would be satisfied with salvaged...

I doubt you would be satisfied with salvaged parts. These strips have to be removed very carefully to avoid the problems you have, and are very difficult to straighten out satisfactorily
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-18-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By chrisn7
Just to be clear - the MKIII is a CD based...

Just to be clear - the MKIII is a CD based system, and the MK IV is DVD based. The MKIV is quicker, has more up to date software, and more functions, but you do lose the use of the INFO and Select...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-12-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By chrisn7
Check the power steering reservoir cap - if it...

Check the power steering reservoir cap - if it says CHF 11S then that is what is required. CHF 11S is green, and used if the car has self levelling suspension (SLS). It is not advisable to mix...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-12-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By chrisn7
The revised seal has the same shape as the...

The revised seal has the same shape as the earlier one but has a significantly thicker cross-section. As Sealbeach says, this cures the wind noise problem on its own
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-03-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By chrisn7
So what is the 'inner gasket'? I've done the...

So what is the 'inner gasket'? I've done the 'outer' one to the main roof, and this solved my problem, as the new gasket is a deeper cross-section than the original. There are the 2 rubber boots, one...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-02-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By chrisn7
-and inlaid wood is more attractive

-and inlaid wood is more attractive
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-30-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By chrisn7
Yes you can easily replace the GM3. It is not...

Yes you can easily replace the GM3. It is not necessary to replace like for like part number, although the latest number would of course be a newer unit. In the link below you can see under Basic...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-29-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By chrisn7
WD40 won't get to the Bowden cable which also...

WD40 won't get to the Bowden cable which also corrodes. There is no substitute but to dismantle, clean and grease every couple of years. The same applies to the bonnet/hood release lever
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-26-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By chrisn7
If you have the wide screen monitor, DSP will...

If you have the wide screen monitor, DSP will show as an option in the screen menu, if fitted
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-25-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By chrisn7
I retro fitted a BMW rear camera between the...

I retro fitted a BMW rear camera between the lights above the number/licence plate. The camera appears to be a universal fit to various series, and includes a button to operate it from the steering...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-25-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By chrisn7
The correct way to remove the covers is to...

The correct way to remove the covers is to release the mirror glass as described, then press each of the plastic barbs, from within the housing, that retain the mirror cover to free it. Trying to...
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