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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-31-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,193
Posted By tkelsb
Changed the valve and no more light... Thanks...

Changed the valve and no more light... Thanks guys!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-29-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,193
Posted By tkelsb
Well I have a new gas cap and still have a...

Well I have a new gas cap and still have a light... :(

Guess I try and clean the valve out with WD40 tonight and it that doesn't work I'll be buying a new valve then...

Thanks guys and I'll...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-28-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 44,014
Posted By tkelsb
Yeah thanks for the help guys, I am starting to...

Yeah thanks for the help guys, I am starting to believe that just changing the fluid and filter with a simple pan drop and magnet cleaning is the way to go. This would not be a shock to the system...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-28-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,193
Posted By tkelsb
Thanks, So I had my girlfriend start the...

Thanks,

So I had my girlfriend start the car and put my hand on the valve and I felt like it opened, we started it twice and it did the same thing....

Looked at the gas cap and it was wet...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-27-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 44,014
Posted By tkelsb
153K on my 1998 740il and trans seems to shift...

153K on my 1998 740il and trans seems to shift fine but would like to have it make it to 200K without issues. Change the fluid?
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-27-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By tkelsb
The valve cover gaskets are probably the oil leak...

The valve cover gaskets are probably the oil leak and the oil has gone down to the oil pan. Take off the coil covers and look at the spark plugs and see if there is oil pooled up around them.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-27-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,075
Posted By tkelsb
+1 on bad cats

+1 on bad cats
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-27-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,193
Posted By tkelsb
Thanks, yeah I live in California and sure that...

Thanks, yeah I live in California and sure that I'll need to have this working before it will pass smog. Guess I'll order both the valve and a gas cap and if that doesn't solve it will look at wiring...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-26-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,193
Posted By tkelsb
I have a 1998 740il too with the same problem....

I have a 1998 740il too with the same problem. Did you replace the valve on yours to fix it?

Thanks
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-27-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,416
Posted By tkelsb
My Dad just sold me his 98 740il and drove it...

My Dad just sold me his 98 740il and drove it here from the midwest, when he got to New Mexico the same thing happened. Took it to the BMW dealer there and the aux fan was seized. Turns out it is...
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