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Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 04-30-2019, 08:49 PM
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Question Code with PA Soft?

Found PA Soft pretty cheap on www.bimmerstuff.com, was wondering if I can code to an E38? I'd like to program ZKE and windows to upload on remote press. I heard PA Soft does it the easiest. Thought...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-30-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Question Is this the E38 bezel?

Its hard to get info out of some sellers, specially when they say "they all fit, they're the same" when clearly, its not. I know E38 has a curved edge at the top part. I found on a bimmer part site,...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-22-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Go for OEM Blue coolant, even aftermarket blue.....

Go for OEM Blue coolant, even aftermarket blue.. but for the love of cars, do not use that garbage green stuff. Not good for anything.

Going from memory but.. start with putting the car up on...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-22-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Wink Part Out - 99 Anthracite.

I am parting out a 1999 iL in anthracite/tan interior. Complete. Wheels gone. Front and rear bumpers are no good. Otherwise, the rest is ready to go.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-22-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,773
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Bigger. Bigger. Bigger. Than in order to...

Bigger. Bigger. Bigger. Than in order to compensate, lets add electronic waterpumps, electronic steering, start/stop.. all ruining the car. How about, stop adding weight, stop making them so big......
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-14-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
From what I am gathering, the indy is saying he...

From what I am gathering, the indy is saying he thinks its the cluster. He removed the ground for that bulb, and its still grounding.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-09-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
If you have the funds to keep up with one of...

If you have the funds to keep up with one of these, great. If I were you, I would make it look nice, clean the inside and out and start with a 740iL, preferably 97-98 pre-vanos.

No, check...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-09-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Alternator is putting in nice 13.8-14v, without...

Alternator is putting in nice 13.8-14v, without dropping below 12v. They tested good.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-09-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,788
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
I checked both in cluster and externally. Battery...

I checked both in cluster and externally. Battery was tested then the alternator was tested. I was getting 13.9v running, never fell below 12v. The battery is being charged but not sure what else it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-08-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,788
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Having the same issue. I had the battery and...

Having the same issue. I had the battery and alternator tested and both tested good. Now? Scratching my head
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 10-08-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Amateur mistake - Battery Light & Trans Fail

I was checking for faulty ignition coils with the engine running. I pulled out one coil with the grounds, had my hand on the frame of the car and I got the shock of my life.. it went right through...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-28-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Wink [SOLVED] No Crank Issue

[SOLVED] - Add one to the solved list. After much testing and searching, turns out my suspicions on a faulty EWS turned out to be right. After installing, the vehicle started cranking and after...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-26-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Seems weird. Two different 7s in the add. Your...

Seems weird. Two different 7s in the add. Your best bet is to get all the invoices and maintenance records, find out if timing system has been done. Next, once you've seen the car in the pictures and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-26-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Depends. There some who charge a flat-fee, others...

Depends. There some who charge a flat-fee, others go by the book which is like 20-hours or more. There are some Bimmer guys will charge a few hundred.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-26-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Well, if you want, you can take the VANOS units...

Well, if you want, you can take the VANOS units off and pay about $90 to get them rebuilt with new seals. It'll sound quiet again, among other benefits. There are eBay services that rebuild them. The...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-26-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,504
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
[UPDATE] When trying to look into the EWS...

[UPDATE]

When trying to look into the EWS with INPA, I get an error from it. Stating "NO RESPONSE FROM CONTROL UNIT" and so I am unsuccessful at aligning the EWS-DME because it falls short at the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-26-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,775
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Another huge 5-Series, most likely using...

Another huge 5-Series, most likely using electronic EVERYTHING. For some reason, BMW took the idea from Cadillac to have touch buttons for interior controls. Although owners and reviewers HATED it...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-25-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
No. Not all E38s are VANOS. 95-98 are not VANOS,...

No. Not all E38s are VANOS. 95-98 are not VANOS, they are the M62. Production year 09/98 aka 1999-01 had VANOS, the M62TU44B. The rattling on start up could be the piston chain tensioner that is...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-25-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,504
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Time to call the dealer tomorrow and get a new...

Time to call the dealer tomorrow and get a new EWS. Is there a relay or something that could cause it to stop working? There is a relay next to the EWS, I plugged in a new relay and the horn started...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-24-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
If you can find a used one, might be worth it....

If you can find a used one, might be worth it. But, if you want a project and some more pep.. Do the growing project, manual conversion. Gain some power since the torque convert is gone, plus lose...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-24-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,504
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
E38 Issue with No Start. (EWS)

So, after waiting a few days, I finally got my OBD-I & II cables in. Borrowed a friends laptop and started up INPA. I scrolled through some of the options, found EWS under Chassis I believe and when...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-25-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Its a 98, I think only 09/98 technically a 1999,...

Its a 98, I think only 09/98 technically a 1999, and 1999-2001 were the only ones who got VANOS and where known for the timing guides. BUT I've seen 96-98 timing guides break as well, just not nearly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 45,530
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
Cant deny that F30 looks miles better than that...

Cant deny that F30 looks miles better than that E90.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-30-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 39,171
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
After reading through these comments, I gotta...

After reading through these comments, I gotta laugh, as if these guys could design any better. Why mess with success? Its a bit of a facelift from the previous model, its lighter, better on gas, more...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - 2017) 05-30-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 39,171
Posted By BMW 3-SERIES
The interior is amazing. Exterior will grow on...

The interior is amazing. Exterior will grow on me, but first impressions are amazing. The rear looks a little weak, reminds me too much of the X3. Otherwise, this is definitely looking good so far....
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