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  1. 3 Series & 4 Series
    Does anyone know some good sites to buy E36 and or other models out of the USA? Because traveling isn’t ideal right now but I want a Euro spec. Would be very appreciated. Or if anyone has any currently for sale, reply? I’m interested.
  2. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    I’ve had other BMW’s. My E39 has great, tight, solid steering. The E38 definitely feels softer. I got my alignment today, finally, after rebuilding the front end. Car was in a minor accident caused by it’s one owner who was 78yo. Cars is otherwise a cream puff. The steering wheel feels a bit...
  3. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hello Fellow E38er's, I drive a 2001 BMW 740il E38 and I have been thinking of beefing it up for awhile now, meaning making it look a bit more custom but also keeping that old-school class. My question to you all and for those who might be wondering the same thing is, What is the best...
  4. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Parked my car for 4 or 5 days and then when I try to start it it wouldn't crank there was no sound at all there was no clicking the batteries good all the voltage is going everywhere where it needs to be I replaced the starter and the car still won't crank or anything i don't know what it could...
  5. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hello everyone, I have a 1996 740il with an automatic ZF 5HP30 transmission that is going into trans fail safe prog. The transmission has been jerking progressively worse when engaging in Reverse for a while now. Recently the car has been entering trans fail safe pretty often, it still allows...
  6. General BMW Questions
    1998 E38 740i I rebuilt my heater valve which is a common design in many BMW’s built before and after 2000. Broke a part and had to wait for the delivery. Went back to my workbench to put it together. Really straight forward. But I have these two little plastic cylinders are obviously within...
  7. General BMW Questions
    Health valve assembly E38 740i I have a rebuild kit. Had it apart as I wrangled some more difficult pieces. I am putting it together and the two plastic cylinder pieces in the picture between the two orange handles picks, I thought they sat inside the larger cylinders in the 2nd pic. The...
  8. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    One FACEBOOK E38 group told me, several times, that a E38 can use a E65 20in wheel. the changes of wheels would work. I installed one front tire off the E65 and I’m rubbing underneath the strut spring plate. BMW says OEM tires are 245/55R16 at about 26in diameter. I haveE65 wheels size...
  9. General BMW Questions
    Hello! I am currently looking to buy an E38 740i and am just seeking advice. What do we think of the 740i, the engine, driving experience, ease to work on (or lack thereof, I prefer to do my own work)? I've driven one and just loved it, I have my heart set on the E38. And, hypothetically, if I...
  10. General BMW Questions
    Hello! I am Andrew, I'm new to this site. I am currently looking to buy a Bimmer, particularly and E36, E38 or E39. I am just looking for advice as to any models to definitely avoid, any terminal issues that may go overlooked, best value/longevity, etc. I have many friends and family that own...
  11. Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension
    I got some Beryern rims for my E38 740i off of a E9X 650i. The strut and rim rubbed. Boiught a 10mm spacer kit and order 30mm lugs. The spacers seem to be taking more than 10mm. They are 10mm thick, the hole for the center bore has a bevels edge which does not allow a close fit. Maybe this is...
  12. 8 Series - E31 (1989 - 1999)
    I have a 1997 750il that’s been converted to manual with a s6s560g from an E31. Of course I’m starting to have problems with the 1st-2nd gear synchro wearing out. I have found this adapter plate for various m5x-s5x 6 cylinder gearboxes PMC Motorsport - STAGE 1 650NM | ADAPTER KITBMW M70 M73 S70...
  13. General BMW Questions
    Couple days ago I bought a OBD to test my coolant temperature, and find it takes about 10-30minutes to 80C and never reach 90C. Environment temperature is about 20-40F. When I drive 70mph, it even decrease to 50C. I am not sure this temperature is the engine coolant temperature or water tank...
  14. Do-It-Yourself H.Q.
    Couple things to understand in order to help diagnose. just got the car from an auction. Had busted coolant water radiator, upper and lower oil pan, and some suspension. All has been repaired. The car started right up after repairs were made. Had a ticking hydraulic lifter. Squeaky alternator...
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  15. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hi guys, long time BMW fan, few months ago i changed up a bit my car park, and finally pulled the trigger on the E38, which i wanted for very very long time. Now that i have a good enough garage to work in, i can finally have a proper project going on. So the car is 12/1999 E38 735i Automatic...
  16. 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...
  17. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    740il with 260,000 miles. About 2 years ago, she'd lose power once in while at low RPMs (1500 less) or lower speeds/coasting. I'd have to pull over, turn her off, and she'd go right back on without delay or problem. I worked at the dealer, so I had it looked at a few times, a few things needed...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hello all, (2001 740i 4.4l) I got in a front end collision last Saturday and fixed the car (photos attached) ever since the accident (even when trying to get off of flat bed) I have been having this issue. The car will turn over just fine and start, will rev to about 1200 rpm and immediately...
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