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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-02-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By umewes
I would spend the money on a top of the line...

I would spend the money on a top of the line scanner (OBD-2).
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-02-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By umewes
Be careful with battery testers. If the battery...

Be careful with battery testers. If the battery is close to the guarantied life time - replace it.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-02-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By umewes
A OBD-2 allows you to monitor the transmission...

A OBD-2 allows you to monitor the transmission temperature while you are driving.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-29-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By umewes
FYI. Had a hose failing while driving several...

FYI. Had a hose failing while driving several years ago. Lost lot's of coolant while crawling to the next gas station. The needle was all the way to the right by the time I made it. Fixed the leak,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By umewes
Just learned some thing. Thanks guys.

Just learned some thing. Thanks guys.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-25-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By umewes
Just for further reference: i got a used...

Just for further reference: i got a used alternator (75.000 miles) for $250,- and paid $195,- to have it installed.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-26-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
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: 922
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: 922
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: 922
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: 15
Views: 765
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: 455
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: 458
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: 394
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: 35
Views: 2,962
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: 551
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: 593
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: 593
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: 20
Views: 2,444
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: 974
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: 641
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: 463
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: 8
Views: 695
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: 779
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: 320
Posted By umewes
try Jeff at 484 624 7560

try Jeff at 484 624 7560
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