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  1. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Buddy bought a 1997 740IL that had sat for about a year getting work done, in that time the battery had died. Full audio was replaced - aftermarket head unit, speakers are BAV Sound. Battery replaced, found out alternator was shot. Replaced alternator. Now - car runs (albeit leaking valve...
  2. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    I was told today by a repair shop that the repair shop that performed my front end work installed the Drag Link backwards, causing it to rub against the frame and makes my steering tight. Is this possible? Is the center link still good? Could this be the reason why I need a 4 wheel alignment...
  3. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    E38 Owner here. Helga is mechanically sound at 260k, but it's time for us to look into visual upgrade/restoration. Can anyone recommend a good upholstery place where the seats can be fixed up/dyed somewhere on the West Coast? OR Your best source where I can buy the correct new leather and I can...
  4. 7 Series & 8 Series
    My greatest love-hate relationship with BMW comes with owning an older BMW. My husband and I own a beautiful E38 740il with Dinan stage 3, lovingly named, HELGA. We've owned her for the past 4 years, and we've almost thought about selling her. It's not because we don't love the car. It's not...
  5. Cars - Private Party
    I have a 1995 BMW 740il with 250,000 miles. Orient Blue exterior and tan interior. I have owned the car since 2005, bought it when I lived in California with 90,000 miles in 2006, originally purchased out of Newport Beach, CA. It was my daily driver for over 13 years. Selling the car for parts...
  6. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hi, Had my shop confirm blown head gasket with core test. Was spiking in temperature starting about 2 months after I bought it. Haven't had it a year. Drove it about 3,000 miles. About the car: has 98,000 on it. I replaced the coolant system top to bottom after the temps starting spiking. Great...
  7. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    So my 2001 740iL acquired a cylinder 5 misfire and fuel cut off over night. When I ran the code scanner, one other code popped up. Not only was I getting the misfire code, I also got a “Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit High Bank 1 or Single Sensor” (Code P0343). I didn’t know if this code...
  8. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    So my 2001 740iL has now acquired a code that reads “Misfire Cylinder 5 and Fuel Cut-Off” (Code P1351). I wasn’t sure if this was an issue where both the coil pack and injector is bad or not. I have not yet tested either, just wanted to throw this out and see if people had similar problems. Car...
  9. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    So I’ve owned my 740iL for little over 3-4 months now. Car was pretty much mint. About a month ago I’ve started having what seems to be a system glitch. Happens whenever it wants. The speedometer will go out, gas gauge changes drastically, and the steering of the car will either get tight or...
  10. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hi All, New to this forum, massive thanks to all involved. I recently purchased a 95 740il and drove it home, it was sluggish. Purchase price was 2,500AUD Sent it to get the Air Con re-gassed and have the fan motor connectors cleaned (due to bad electrical connection) then the Auto Elec rang me...
  11. Tools and Miscellaneous
    I used this once, all of the pieces are included and are in perfect working order. $210 shipped
  12. 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current)
    RaceChip is official Bimmerfest sponsor and would like to introduce you the all-new RaceChip GTS Black for the BMW G11/G12 740i and the BMW G11/G12 750i The RaceChip GTS Black is a plug&play additional control unit that is installed in the engine compartment. It is a mini-computer that...
  13. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    I'm working on a '98 740il that had the guide rails disintegrate and the timing chain jumped off of the drive sprocket. I haven't torn it down beyond valve covers and oil pan yet. But just from that it appears that there are many valves not seating (bent), and there was a lot of aluminum debris...
  14. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    If i sit at idle, my CEL flashes for about 1/4 of a second every 2-3 seconds, slowly increasing in frequency and length, until the CEL just sticks on there and the car comes damn close to stalling. RPM's have dropped to nearly 0 when this happens, but usually hover at about 400. The CEL Code is...
  15. 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994)
    I am a new owner of a 1993 BMW 740il. The symptoms I had when I first bought her was a very loud squirrel cage when run on max high for the fan setting. The blower would not work at all on any other setting other than the fan on max high. It was also giving off a faint dead mouse smell, could...
  16. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Re-asking question to clarify, with pictures. I've got a CEL code 1264 for "oxygen heating element", coupled with a rough idle that starts maybe 2 minutes after the car does and random stuttering when driving that's been getting worse. The code, according to the internet, has something to do...
  17. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey guys. I have used these tools and let a couple of others benefit from them as well. Time to move them on. I listed them on Ebay. Here is the link http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Cam-Tools-M62-M62tu-Master-Camshaft-Timing-Tools-/292141824980? They are the G.A.S. tools and they are AWESOME. These...
  18. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Good evening, I'm the type of guy that loves all that is German, especially if it has an M/// anywhere on the body. I recently got to know the joys of driving one of BMW's more beloved models: the E39. Mine specifically was a 528i that I named Lilli due to it's Alpine White color and it's also...
  19. Parting Out
    (crossposting because can't figure out how to post in the regular for sale forum, keeps jumping to Panjo and never shows up in the forum listing!) ive got a 2000 BMW 740iL "Highline" edition, midnight blue color w/ oyster and navy blue interior, exterior in good shape aside from a small dent in...
  20. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hi everyone, First time posting on e38 forums. I currently drive 528i (e39) but I am looking to get 740iL as I need more room for kids car seats. So, I need your opinion/advice/wisdom on a potential 2001 740iL with 121k miles, which I may purchase this weekend (going to see it in person/test...
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