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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-26-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Podmore
Yes, the bad news is that the flaps cannot be...

Yes, the bad news is that the flaps cannot be replaced without removing the whole assembly. The flaps are installed into the assembly in factory and are not individually replaceable in situ.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-16-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Podmore
Check the centre bearing on the tailshaft. This...

Check the centre bearing on the tailshaft. This bearing is suspended in a rubber diaphragm which hardens over time and eventually tears, allowing excess play in the tailshaft. Under acceleration,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-16-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Podmore
If the mileage is over 100,000 then generally the...

If the mileage is over 100,000 then generally the front struts will be due for replacement. If the front appears lower than normal, suspect a broken coil spring, or maybe just tired springs. Low tyre...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-29-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,313
Posted By Podmore
I guess I'm a bit old school and a lot of what...

I guess I'm a bit old school and a lot of what you have done is beyond my level of knowledge, but have you checked to make sure it's not simply your heater control valve stuck in the open position?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-24-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Podmore
I'm leaning towards a stuck thermostat. Stuck in...

I'm leaning towards a stuck thermostat. Stuck in the closed position, which would prevent coolant from circulating through the radiator; and bleeding won't work because the air in the system needs to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-24-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By Podmore
My suspicions still lean towards the trans temp...

My suspicions still lean towards the trans temp sensor being faulty. If you can get a shop to plug in a diagnostic reader to read the indicated temperature, and have the actual fluid temp read, you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-23-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Podmore
Best bet to loosen the Allen screw which holds...

Best bet to loosen the Allen screw which holds the rotor to the hub if it is obviously rusty and seized (after first using PB Blaster or equivalent) is to use an impact driver with a suitable hex...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 63,694
Posted By Podmore
Did you check your engine mounts as well? When...

Did you check your engine mounts as well? When the mounts are going/gone, the torque reaction under load causes the motor to tilt-, which then often causes the fan to hit the shroud ....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 63,694
Posted By Podmore
Condensed coolant additive. You probably have a...

Condensed coolant additive. You probably have a leak from the valley pan gasket. If it was leaking from a hose, you generally only see a whitish crust on the hose itself.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 63,694
Posted By Podmore
These discussions on "lifetime" transmission...

These discussions on "lifetime" transmission fluid pop up regularly, as does advice on not changing the fluid because it may dislodge sediment which will then cause the trans to fail.

"lifetime"...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-15-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Podmore
From my early experience with my first E38, it...

From my early experience with my first E38, it may be the torque converter lockup clutch having trouble engaging. This is the rattling noise, coupled with the apparent 'misfire' which may actually be...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-09-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Podmore
Any symptoms prior to the total no forward motion...

Any symptoms prior to the total no forward motion problem? Slow gear engagement when going from P to D, for instance? Jerky shifts, strange noises ...

Hard to be definitive in response to 'tranny...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-09-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Podmore
Have a look in...

Have a look in http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do ... having said that, I had a quick squiz and can't see anything in the exploded views which resembles that hose connector. Also suggest you put...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-25-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Podmore
The trim is just a press fit onto the bottom of...

The trim is just a press fit onto the bottom of the door - no screws or clips - tongue and groove as swank350 says. Just start at one end and pull straight down. Setconstr is talking about the sill...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-25-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By Podmore
Try bleeding the system again - not sure why you...

Try bleeding the system again - not sure why you would need to bleed the system for 15 minutes. Make sure the heater is turned up to maximum, front of car slightly raised, engine at operating temp....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-25-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Podmore
The lower shock bush has a steel inner sleeve...

The lower shock bush has a steel inner sleeve which can seize onto the mounting pin - it's a tight fit even when it's not seized. You could try a spray-on anti-corrosion / penetrating product like...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-25-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Podmore
I replaced my tensioner a little while ago with...

I replaced my tensioner a little while ago with the updated (longer spring) version - 2001 model with 155,000 km at the time. Most mornings I still get the start-up rattle for a couple of seconds,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-07-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Podmore
There is also the issue of the tensioner piston...

There is also the issue of the tensioner piston and bore wear which affect the rate at which oil leaks out of the tensioner after switch-off, and also the rapidity with which it pressurises again on...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-01-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 23,148
Posted By Podmore
'Fixed' a hairline crack in my fuel tank with a...

'Fixed' a hairline crack in my fuel tank with a bar of hand soap. Had the car up on the hoist to do a wheel alignment and noticed weeping fuel coming from a very tiny crack in the bottom of the tank...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-31-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By Podmore
Was it hot? I had a somewhat similar problem in...

Was it hot? I had a somewhat similar problem in my last E38 which we finally tracked down to a faulty temperature sensor in the trans. Only occurred in hot weather, and particularly after a long...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-11-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Podmore
Well, if it is leaking, or you are not getting...

Well, if it is leaking, or you are not getting heat when you want it ... why would you not replace it? Is there a reason you'd wait until the next time your windshield is covered in ice and you only...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-10-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Podmore
There is a sensor missing from that spot. If you...

There is a sensor missing from that spot. If you lift the acoustic cover you will probably find a stray connector .....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-10-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,345
Posted By Podmore
That tank looks pretty rusty and rust in a tank...

That tank looks pretty rusty and rust in a tank can't be fixed.... Bite the bullet and replace it with a good clean one! Dropping the tank is not really that big an issue - as long as it's nearly...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-05-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Podmore
By 'bottom out' I assume you hear a loud thump...

By 'bottom out' I assume you hear a loud thump and feel a shock through the body and / or steering wheel? If so then good chance your struts are shot. They are generally only good for about 80,000 -...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-02-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Podmore
Welcome to the board! 'Comfortable' is a relative...

Welcome to the board! 'Comfortable' is a relative term ...... betcha the iL is more comfortable to be IN even if you're more comfortable WITH two wheels!

Nice collection of Beemers - one for each...
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