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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-20-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Thank you for that, that sounds very logical to...

Thank you for that, that sounds very logical to me and I shall look into it soon, Thank you again.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-14-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
srs

Thank you for your nice comment and reply. sadly this problem is going round in circles. My snap on scanner first said drivers seat belt pre tensioner fault, Item was replaced only for scanner then...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 06-12-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
fault code 02 drivers air bag firing circuit BMW e38

Can anybody help me please with fault code 02 drivers air bag firing circuit BMW e38 730i 1995. Thank you
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-10-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,198
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Please check the front flexible propshaft...

Please check the front flexible propshaft coupling. If you do replace it make sure that you pre load the centre bearing 4mm forward, this is very important.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-10-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,514
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Battery drain

I found on my 1994 528i that the relay which controls the drivers door lock heater had jammed on and after intensive hunting for this problem with a battery charger connected I found the drivers door...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 02-20-2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,739
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Hello, I live in the UK and some years ago I had...

Hello, I live in the UK and some years ago I had a stainless steel system apart from the manifold built for me by a professional company near where I liv. There was a massive increase in performance...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-08-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Heater core

I would like to warn you that the heater core pipes can become very brittle with age and if you break any of them whilst undoing the clips and pulling the hoses off you are in for a massive repair...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 02-06-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Camshaft timing

Hi there, If you would trust me with your private e-mail address I can send you a photo of a crankshaft holding tool and a mod that I do to the two camshaft spray bar banjo's. My e-mail address is...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 02-04-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Radiators

Please read my other reply to you, It is a very common problem for engine coolant to contaminate the auto gearbox oil which if left will badly damage the gearbox. I fit a remote oil cooler which is...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 02-04-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
The first question is, How do you know that the...

The first question is, How do you know that the cam timing is wrong, Has it been assembled incorrectly or has something gone wrong and the timing chain has jumped which could cause trouble. To...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 09-22-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
I would suggest removing one electric relay one...

I would suggest removing one electric relay one at a time to see if one of them is stuck in the on position, Peter
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 05-19-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
One reoccuring problems with BMW e24 auto's is...

One reoccuring problems with BMW e24 auto's is engine coolant or anti freeze in the radiator can get into the gearbox oil cooling section of the radiator with age and it turns the ATF into something...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 02-02-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
E24 onboard compter bulb

Can anybody help me please, A friend of mine in the UK owns a 1997/98 BMW 635 csi e24 North American spec lhd car and the onboard computer bulb assembly has failed but to slide this bulb assembly out...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-28-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,870
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Sadly I had this happen to my 1995 730i in the...

Sadly I had this happen to my 1995 730i in the summer of 2005 but my matrix pipes are made of plastic and one of them started leaking inside the engine compartment. I machined some metal pipe with a...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 09-16-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,402
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Poor hot starting

The most probible cause for this problem is the thermo time sensor which sends electric current to the fuel additional cold start valve which sprays extra fuel during cold starts and until the engine...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-02-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
You have dislodged a coolant pipe underneath the...

You have dislodged a coolant pipe underneath the intake manifold and it is not seating properly. If it is leaking at the rear you can remove the coolant cross pipe and replace the seals, You do not...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 07-29-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
I would suggest poking a piece of stiff wire into...

I would suggest poking a piece of stiff wire into the bleed hole as there may be some rust residue in there.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-05-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Noises

Your car needs to road tested, Where are you in the world ?
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 05-30-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,571
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Rear brake binding

Have you removed the rear disc rotor and checked to see if the parking brake shoes are in good order and not seized up, This is a common problem on these brakes because nobody seems to ever check and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-23-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
I have seen a video somewhere on the internet of...

I have seen a video somewhere on the internet of a guy who carefully prised off the cover and fitted a new diaphragm and a new cover, so yes you can but work carefully.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-17-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,038
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Relays

This chamber can fill up with water and gunge over many years which rots out the relays, The drain tubes block up so please check that they are clean by carefully pouring some water in there and make...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 05-17-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Eml

I wonder if this info may help you, Some years ago the battery on my 1988 e30 325i auto went flat and the car was standing for a few days before I found the flat battery, I fitted a new battery as...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-31-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Again, you cannot just remove the filler plug to...

Again, you cannot just remove the filler plug to add or top up the fluid, Please research this before you do anything, You have been warned many times now.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-31-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,578
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
k&n filters

chrisn7 knows what he is talking about so please take his advise.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-31-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
atf oil

Please please please take advise from this site and do not attempt to do what you intend to do. The filler plug for the autobox is inside an upward facing hole in the gearbox sump, If you fail to...
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