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Old 04-22-2003, 09:03 PM
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Tips for BMW 740i/iL and 750iL (E38)!

-= Click for a collection of BMW 740i/iL & 750iL (E38) tips and FAQs. =-

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Old 04-23-2003, 09:45 AM
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Old 04-23-2003, 08:48 PM
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Re: Tips for BMW 740i/iL and 750iL (E38)!

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-= Click for a collection of BMW 740i/iL & 750iL (E38) tips and FAQs. =-

Credit goes to Seattle7 group.

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Old 06-05-2003, 09:45 PM
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Old 08-02-2003, 12:26 PM
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Whats the difference between the 740i and 740iL? I'm looking 1998 models...
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Old 08-02-2003, 01:01 PM
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Whats the difference between the 740i and 740iL? I'm looking 1998 models...
length

or were you looking for a numerical value?
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Old 08-02-2003, 03:16 PM
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length

or were you looking for a numerical value?
er, not sure...just didn't know the difference, so the "L" is longer? More interior or trunk space?
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Old 08-02-2003, 03:28 PM
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er, not sure...just didn't know the difference, so the "L" is longer? More interior or trunk space?
Increased leg-room for rear passengers. Several inches right after the B-pillar, you can see the difference in rear doors, they are visible longer.
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Old 08-02-2003, 03:55 PM
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Increased leg-room for rear passengers. Several inches right after the B-pillar, you can see the difference in rear doors, they are visible longer.
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Old 11-07-2004, 05:58 AM
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Thanks for the link, this was new to me... It's a bit old though, but a few neat tricks!
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Increased leg-room for rear passengers. Several inches right after the B-pillar, you can see the difference in rear doors, they are visible longer.
They also didn't make the sport package for the 740il, did they?
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Old 11-09-2005, 02:57 AM
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They also didn't make the sport package for the 740il, did they?
Yes, they sure did.

My buddy in Seattle has a 2001 740iL with SP. It is quite a beast!




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Old 11-09-2005, 09:48 AM
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Cool Sport Pckg on 750iL

I think they also had sport pckg for there 750iL Models, except they didnt have the sports steering wheel, but had the sports suspension and factory M-Parallel wheels
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:17 PM
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I bought a 740IL, I love it, I'm very tall (6'9") and this is the car for the tall exec. only problem is the outdated electronics in the 2001 and the @$$@#^ "service engine soon" light comes on for 100 different reasons. I love driving my car, the the next purchase will be japanese if this doesn't stop!
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:29 AM
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buy the 740i. its the best! my 740i is 1994 and still feels like new
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Old 05-25-2006, 03:07 PM
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hello im new here. im whitman10- i have a 1999 740il and wants to have fun in one of many clubs. so if there is some around the texas area. please let me know
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:43 PM
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:45 PM
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i lost my 740il keys, its 1998 model. how can i get new once?with remote
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:00 AM
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www.e38.org

Compliments of David Cecil...
Hey Wong,

at this link http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/22364 that you provided, I found this text :

" excessive wind noise from the sunroof (make sure all four "lift pads" are present under the car). "

so I checked the lift pads and they were two missing. I bought them and pluged em in, but I am still hearing that wind noise.........any suggestions?

Please give your suggestions here http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=180732 so I can keep track.....

Thanks ins advance.
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:21 AM
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:21 AM
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4" longer wheelbase behind the front doors giving more room in the back

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Old 06-18-2007, 04:57 PM
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i am new to bimmerfest. i bought my first bmw about a month ago and it is a 740il 1995 looks new and runs great. can anybody tell me if this is an e65 series, and what motor this is?

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Old 06-18-2007, 05:49 PM
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The 1995 740iL is an E38 and came with the 4.0 V8 "M60" engine. All 7 series from 1995-2001 are E38s. The 2002-current short wheelbase 7er is an E65, long is an E66.

However, some 1995 engines were changed out due to a "Nikasil" block issue. More info on that here: Koala Motor Sport report on the 1995 E38 V8
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:40 PM
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Ok so I own a 93 740iL and I've been looking at some rims, particularly the ones that are in a picture above. I went to the bmw dealer to check them out and they want $650 per rim. Thats insane! Is that a ridiculous price? I know its forged aluminum but still....Does anyone have a set of those rims that might possibly want to sell them for a reasonable price?
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