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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-20-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By seamus2154
108C in other words Damn hot!

108C in other words Damn hot!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-18-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By seamus2154
I always say be willing to pay more for a better...

I always say be willing to pay more for a better car. Many 6-7K E38's turn out to be 12K cars after the first year. I did and would pay 11-12 for a private car that was well taken care of or owned by...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-01-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By seamus2154
Do every hose on the car. I have 121k and blew a...

Do every hose on the car. I have 121k and blew a small hose at firewall. By the time I got to the exit I overheated bad enough to blow head gaskets. The crazy part was I had every cooling part in my...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-06-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By seamus2154
MAF is possible also, but you have no engine...

MAF is possible also, but you have no engine light?? Is it working when you turn the key on?? May be burnt out. Have to pull the codes.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-24-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By seamus2154
I thought vanos started in 1998???

I thought vanos started in 1998???
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-24-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By seamus2154
My 01 sport does what is in expresso's video....

My 01 sport does what is in expresso's video. Only for a second or two and first thing in the morning and a cold start. I was told it is my chain tensioner. I have read the same thing. The new...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By seamus2154
When the valley pan leaks it pools under the...

When the valley pan leaks it pools under the manifold then there is a weep hole in the back that it drains down into the trans bell housing then onto the floor. If your hoses are good check the heat...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-19-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By seamus2154
Good luck! Also a160K you could have a dirty or...

Good luck! Also a160K you could have a dirty or clogged fuel injector leaking instead of a nice spray. I once had that issue in which I removed all the injectors and took to a diesel shop that had a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By seamus2154
It is most probably your o2 sensors. When they go...

It is most probably your o2 sensors. When they go out they go rich which won't hurt the motor as a lean condition can. Surprised you don't have a dash light yet. They can go anytime after 100k if you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-22-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By seamus2154
Thanks will look into it, this E38 is a chore to...

Thanks will look into it, this E38 is a chore to bleed!!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-21-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By seamus2154
These babies run hot. Any weak point will be...

These babies run hot. Any weak point will be exploited. I blew a hose at the rear firewall after a long trip to Florida. Was thankful it happened once I was there instead of on the highway. Read of...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-06-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By seamus2154
On the E38 i would find a local indy german...

On the E38 i would find a local indy german specialist as they do these inspections from a different point of view. I just did this and it cost 100 dollars. They are also the ones doing most of this...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-06-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By seamus2154
I have a 2001 and it is drivers side at the rear...

I have a 2001 and it is drivers side at the rear firewall. Urs may be different but try e38.org and realoem.com for DIY and diagrams.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-19-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By seamus2154
My car is a 2001 and I have daytime running...

My car is a 2001 and I have daytime running lights. My car is all stock as best I know. Can someone confirm 2001 did not have DRL????
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-18-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By seamus2154
Haven't had your problem but it definitely sounds...

Haven't had your problem but it definitely sounds like a ground issue. I have found most grounds on this car are brown in color. I would follow all the wires in the headlight circuit and check the...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-25-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,023
Posted By seamus2154
I have a 2001 and just before I bought it the PO...

I have a 2001 and just before I bought it the PO had the windshield replaced. Top trim is new and the sides look pretty new also. 11 pages of instructions?? I have wind noise but have no reference...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-09-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,565
Posted By seamus2154
I would check all of your air intake hoses and...

I would check all of your air intake hoses and clamps. Make sure you didn't crack a pipe. Then move onto the MAF and o2 sensors. Any codes?
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-06-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By seamus2154
New here!

How's it going guys,
Name is Jim, Big car nut and very particular about all my cars. Have only owned one other BMW a 2006 750I sport, Loved it. Warranty ran out and we were moving...
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