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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-07-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By germx
Hi iwant1, I reticently purchased a 2001...

Hi iwant1,

I reticently purchased a 2001 740iL. I wish that I had looked at it more thoroughly; however, that probably would not have stopped me from making the purchase. I probably would've...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-26-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By germx
But the whistle sound only comes on after warm?...

But the whistle sound only comes on after warm? Wouldn't a vacuum leak always be present? Could it be a hole in the cooling system?

Sent from my Atrix using Bimmer App
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-21-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By germx
it is not aftermarket, there is a picture of it...

it is not aftermarket, there is a picture of it in the Bentley (page 620-2)
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-18-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By germx
I've looked with a flashlight around the water...

I've looked with a flashlight around the water pump / thermostat area, radiator, upper and lower hoses, expansion tank and have not seen any leaks (just some dried up coolant, white splashes/spots on...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-18-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By germx
this morning I started it up and checked #7. I...

this morning I started it up and checked #7. I watched it climb steadily over the course of 40 min from 28C to 103C. :thumbup:

just to clarify... I did not change any sensors.

all I have to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-18-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By germx
yeah, definitely would've been a neat feature to...

yeah, definitely would've been a neat feature to clear a flooded engine.

Coolant temp sensors... are you asking me or OP?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-18-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By germx
Sorry everyone, just learned that full throttle...

Sorry everyone, just learned that full throttle does not cut off fuel.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-18-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By germx
yes, there is a Full Throttle Position Signal...

yes, there is a Full Throttle Position Signal that is used by the DME to cut off fuel and, obviously, to read fault codes.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By germx
the M60 is not drive-by-wire, the pedal is...

the M60 is not drive-by-wire, the pedal is mechanically connected to the throttle plate
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-16-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By germx
Don't know about the temperature sensor being...

Don't know about the temperature sensor being bad... I still think it was an air pocket...

Spent most of the day working on it, on and off, bleeding it, letting it cool, filling the expansion tank...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-16-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By germx
2001 740iL, temperature gauge pegged full hot, bleeding issues

Hi All,

this is my first time posting on the E38 forum. I normally post on the E34 forum.

Recently purchased a 2001 740iL that started to give me cooling issues. Before purchasing the car I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-15-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By germx
I assume by diagnostic you did the stomp test? ...

I assume by diagnostic you did the stomp test?

Is it a hard fault? In other words, when you clear the fault does it come back once you start your engine? (the CEL comes on)

A new mass air flow...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-15-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By germx
the readings are supposed to fluctuate between...

the readings are supposed to fluctuate between 0.2 and 0.8 VDC. See this thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=675616&highlight=) for a video.
Bosch IS OEM for O2 sensor
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-14-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By germx
you can test your O2 sensors with a voltmeter

you can test your O2 sensors with a voltmeter
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-14-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By germx
oh, how rude of me. Welcome to the forum.

oh, how rude of me. Welcome to the forum.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-14-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By germx
When you depress the accelerator pedal to the...

When you depress the accelerator pedal to the floor it cuts off fuel, so you don't want to do that. It should start without even touching the pedal. You might want to check your idle control valve,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-14-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By germx
It sounds like you have faulty wiring; while you...

It sounds like you have faulty wiring; while you were under the dash you inadvertently fixed your onboard computer display and broke your cruise control. If you reconnect the chime does everything go...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-18-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By germx
it indicates proper positioning of the...

it indicates proper positioning of the thermostat; quoted from the Bentley "Install the thermostat so that either the arrow or hole are at the top." so it can bleed properly I assume...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-14-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By germx
sorry to hear you broke it. just found a previous...

sorry to hear you broke it. just found a previous thread that might help someone else get it open. i will try this at some point.
link ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-12-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By germx
try disconnecting your battery for a few minutes...

try disconnecting your battery for a few minutes and then reconnecting.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-12-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By germx
Is it 61318360870 I found it on RealOEM E34...

Is it 61318360870
I found it on RealOEM E34 540i 61 35 STEERING COLUMN SWITCH/VARIOUS SWITCHES
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-12-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By germx
Officer, you can't give me a ticket, my insurance...

Officer, you can't give me a ticket, my insurance and registration are in the glove box and I can't open it :D
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-12-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By germx
in an effort to help, i messed up mine too! lmao ...

in an effort to help, i messed up mine too! lmao
locked it with key, then unlocked it, now pulling up on the latch wont unlatch the glove box. Gertrude12 is this the same problem you are having?
i...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-12-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By germx
Good to know for next smog check... always get...

Good to know for next smog check... always get fresh gas.
I think my thermostat is stuck open and is causing my car to run rich... hence the high HC numbers
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-12-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By germx
have you read this thread yet? ...

have you read this thread yet?
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=511492
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