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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-26-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By umewes
Check the cables for the camshaft position...

Check the cables for the camshaft position sensors too. They are on top of the engine and exposed to high temperatures. When I had the bank2 sensor replaced recently, we found the sensor cables so...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-31-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 582
Posted By umewes
It's part of your "Instrument Cluster". Check in...

It's part of your "Instrument Cluster". Check in lower left hand corner. The owner manual calls it: "Battery Charge Current" light. Several month prior to my alternator going bad, it started to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-31-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 582
Posted By umewes
A flickering charger light would be one of the...

A flickering charger light would be one of the first signs. Obviously if the charger light stays on, your definitely have a problem.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-30-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 582
Posted By umewes
Start with the battery. You bought the car in...

Start with the battery. You bought the car in 2008? Have you ever replaced the battery? A battery with a 5 year warranty will typically last exactly that long. The TSF error is very typical when...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By umewes
May be a cracked expansion tank.

May be a cracked expansion tank.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By umewes
It sounds like you have some thing draining the...

It sounds like you have some thing draining the battery and either a bad sensor or really a hardware problem. Start with the obvious. The drain on the battery could be a bad sensor! The navigation...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-15-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By umewes
What year? You have got to take the car for a...

What year? You have got to take the car for a real test drive. Impossible in fail safe mode!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By umewes
Make sure you use the blue stuff topping off...

Make sure you use the blue stuff topping off coolant. Get it from the dealer. It's not too expensive. Start with the obvious. Find the leak. Most common places: cracked expansion tank, radiator or a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-08-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,086
Posted By umewes
You should be able to pick up a used...

You should be able to pick up a used transmission. I few years back I got one for 800 bucks with 3 month/10K warranty.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-04-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By umewes
Plug in your OBD 2 and get a real time reading...

Plug in your OBD 2 and get a real time reading while driving. May be just low fluid.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By umewes
Nav computer typically resides inside trunk....

Nav computer typically resides inside trunk. Driver side above CD player.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-26-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By umewes
Disconnect your navigation drive. Charge battery...

Disconnect your navigation drive. Charge battery again and see what happens. A typical symptom is that you loose audio first. You think OK, no big deal but the truth is, you may have a short which...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-19-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By umewes
200 bucks for fabric and applying. I'm doing the...

200 bucks for fabric and applying. I'm doing the cleaning :).
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-06-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By umewes
I had the same hose go several years ago. Just...

I had the same hose go several years ago. Just replaced the hose and topped off coolant. I'm now on 230+K :-). Make sure you use the blue stuff. Can't be substituted!!!!!!!!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By umewes
Used nav units from 740i's can have water damage....

Used nav units from 740i's can have water damage. It's because of the location. It's hard to see because you have to brake the seal and you really can't do that if you want to return it. I just went...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-23-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By umewes
Start with disconnecting you MK2 or 3 navigation...

Start with disconnecting you MK2 or 3 navigation drive.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-30-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By umewes
I had something like this happen when my MK3...

I had something like this happen when my MK3 navigation drive went bad. Keep it disconnected, do your reset routine and see what happens.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By umewes
Are you still looking to replace your...

Are you still looking to replace your transmission? Call Jeff at 484 624 7560 for details on used transmission if interested. He is in Pottstown area. I go regularly to Baltimore. We could meet so...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-19-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By umewes
try Jeff at 484 624 7560

try Jeff at 484 624 7560
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-16-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By umewes
I had the clunk in the front left area. Replacing...

I had the clunk in the front left area. Replacing the shocks after 80K miles took care of it.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-07-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By umewes
Thanks for the feed back. I just thought, because...

Thanks for the feed back. I just thought, because this is a rather common problem, some one may have nailed it. I see water on the unit when driving on wet roads. So water get's thrown up by the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-06-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By umewes
navigation cd/dvd drive getting wet

Has any body figured a way to keep the unit dry?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-04-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By umewes
navigation cd/dvd drive getting wet

Hi all,
any ideas on how to tackle this? Is the water coming from the top (trunk lid seal) or is it been thrown up while driving on wet roads? I'm thinking the later but would appreciate some input....
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-14-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,170
Posted By umewes
Great post! Keep going. Thanks!

Great post! Keep going. Thanks!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-07-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By umewes
Make sure you get a quality replacement. Cheap...

Make sure you get a quality replacement. Cheap copies are trouble. I had fit issues and it failed a year later leaking again.
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