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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-23-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I repaired mine with 24hr Araldite. OK mine is a...

I repaired mine with 24hr Araldite. OK mine is a garage queen and pampered but the repair is holding no problems. Now there are other qiucker products just as good. Clean off the join and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-23-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Unscrew them a bit.

Unscrew them a bit.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-23-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
No cd's in the cartridge will make no odds. You...

No cd's in the cartridge will make no odds. You might try removal on the bench with the covers off, jump power where needed.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-23-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Yes the seats can be recovered. Whole sets of...

Yes the seats can be recovered. Whole sets of seat covers ready to swap over are on the net. It is a job for pro's or very gifted amateurs. Carpets can be bought as moulded sets and head linings...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 11-23-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
It is a pig of a job. All the dash has to come...

It is a pig of a job. All the dash has to come out to get at the heater box which is the same size and weight as a Hyundai engine with the same number of wires. Then disconnect the water pipes. A...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-23-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
If the motors run its a cable or actuator...

If the motors run its a cable or actuator problem. If the motor does not run its electrical. Are you sure the track is clear, no coins or debris? Either fix will need the seats out. Don't...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-23-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
PS pump is same as the alternator but the...

PS pump is same as the alternator but the adjusters are underneath. A/C can be a micro rib with an idle pully on an excentric. 10mm allen key also required.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-23-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
AFAIK all the 89-95 cars used a standard single...

AFAIK all the 89-95 cars used a standard single DIN size radio, so +1 on E34ZH.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-23-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Put a tester on the unit and pull a vacuum. If...

Put a tester on the unit and pull a vacuum. If it holds the vacuum reading its fine.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-23-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Re fuel gauge reading. IIRC a perminant 'Full'...

Re fuel gauge reading. IIRC a perminant 'Full' reading is usually caused by a fault in the tank unit giving a low ohms reading or the wire shorting to earth. That will not blow the fuse, just make...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-23-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 on downhiller

+1 on downhiller
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 257
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 on fuse advise. Trace the wires and fix the...

+1 on fuse advise. Trace the wires and fix the problem.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Gotta love expert PO's.

Gotta love expert PO's.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+ 1 on above.

+ 1 on above.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Temp needle dead center (12 o'clock) is normal if...

Temp needle dead center (12 o'clock) is normal if the system is working correctly.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 on never up size fuses!! I am going with...

+1 on never up size fuses!! I am going with damaged wires on this one. Trapped / damaged wires to the reversing lights??

PS Make a 'plug in' with wires from a globe. If the globe lights up...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-20-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I would miss driving the 540 too. They never...

I would miss driving the 540 too. They never brought in manuals above 2.3ltr out here - or I have never seen one.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-20-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Good to know. Knowledge is power.

Good to know. Knowledge is power.
Forum: Off-Topic 11-20-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I am so sorry. Words can never express.

I am so sorry. Words can never express.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-17-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 on above. Also if your fuses are the opaque...

+1 on above. Also if your fuses are the opaque ceramic ones change them all to the newer, transparent plastic ones.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-17-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
OP is in London (I guess UK). Could also be salt...

OP is in London (I guess UK). Could also be salt damage to a steel line. He does not specify. Glad I left all that behind. Now he knows why the underside should be totally cleaned off once a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-17-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Gotta love the handbook... IIRC Heater isolated...

Gotta love the handbook... IIRC Heater isolated until engine fairly warm - faster warm up.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-17-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Also heater (IIRC) is isolated until engine temp...

Also heater (IIRC) is isolated until engine temp is up.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-17-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
IIRC the heater is isolated until the engine...

IIRC the heater is isolated until the engine warms up. So the heater will get hot suddenly, not gradually. Same deal for the higher gears, only after the engine is well off cold. Good systems but...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-17-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Yep hard. Globes are clear in amber housings. ...

Yep hard. Globes are clear in amber housings. IF, AND I MEAN IF, you can find other housings/filters/lenses of the colour you like then you ONLY have to de-fit the old and replace fit/bond in the...
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