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  1. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Goood afternoon BMW owners :) Hope all is well. I have currently purchased a Bmw E38 728 very nice full leather all the works, Now when I start it up from cold my fan spins like a crack head at a rave for a minute before it cuts out, is this normal? I very rarely hear or feel it kick in when...
  2. Tech Guides For All Generations BMW 7 Series
    I just agreed to buy a 1998 728 :) I am getting it next weekend 1 owner from you, full service history, had the front suspension sorted for £1.5k, no 55 mph shimmy, only a couple of pixels missing from the display and no fuel tank leak, despite being on 175k. As the new owner what should I do...
  3. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi all. i have only a few posts up, super charged a 325ci done! and engine conversion from 316ti N42 compact to 525i m54 swap... Now!! RIP my little M54b25 in my coupe is no more.. NOT super charged related!!!! must stress that.. I had that engine on the limit for a year solid ..so she finally...
  4. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi friends. ... I am new to the club but have a problem with my 2001*728i sport individual*it has started losing sound on the stereo everything works fine just no sound and sometimes it works with no problems can anyone help please
  5. Introductions
    * Hi friends. ... I am new to the club but have a problem with my 2001*728i sport individual*it has started losing sound on the stereo everything works fine just no sound and sometimes it works with no problems can anyone help please
  6. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi Guys, Since changing my front brake pads, I have now got a rattle from the front end. Funny thing is it doesn't do it straight away, then it seems to just keep going. I did notice that the discs were worn but that can't be the source of the problem can it? It's getting annoying so need to...
  7. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I have just bought a 2001 BMW 728i sport. There are TWO problems - the CD for the satnav is missing - I have ordered a new one. More important is that the sound system will come on when I start the car, but all sound goes off after a random time. Could this have something to do with the lack of...
  8. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Has anyone experienced their 728 suddenly building revs and bouncing off the limiter for no apparent reason? My dad had this happen today. Car is well maintained and has had recent general service items but in the last week or so has had a rough idle, then today without warning the revs just...
  9. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi Guys, It seems that when I apply the handbrake then try to release it, it does not completely release.The light still shows on the dashboard. Is there a way or a place on the car to go to to help to release the handbrake and the light disappearing. Don't want to apply handbrake and find...
  10. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi Guys, I am in a odd situation i have not seen as of yet with my car but i am hopeful somebody can advise me on this. I was driving my car as usual today and was working fine in the morning and early evening. Then i drove 20 mins away to somewhere and stopped at the lights. After stopping i...
  11. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi, After my old car was written off, i was 'lent' a 1997 e38 which i've slowly fallen in love with and decided to keep (with the previous owners permission of course!), so i'm fixing all the small faults that i've found. One of the most annoying is the extremely dim lights when unlocking the...
  12. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    hey well ive just brought my 2nd e38 its a 1996 728 and has a gearbox problem.. need help please from cold its fine then gets up to temp and from a standing start it judders for a second or 2 quite violently untill it changes into 2nd.. another thing is if i got to make it down change it revs...
  13. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello, i have an 1996 728 that cranks and have fuel in the rail but no spark.. The crank sensor is new but still no spark, anny advice?
  14. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    OK, so my last thread relating to this turned in to a heated debate. Here are the choices I am considering. Everyone says their tyre is the best etc. I require tyres with good grip in the wet, can handle cornering. It is for a family sedan not boy racer chav driving. Any excellent review site...
  15. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    OK, so off I went to the automotive supply shop to buy me a charger for my car... one that I can use overnight, not one that permanently lives attached as some sort of trickle charger... the problem was no one in the shop could agree the minimum 'size' I needed for such a charger... could folks...
  16. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    hello i am in a bit of a mess...long story short i took my car to a mechanic and he said my ECU had a issue and sorted it and gave me it back to me fine. A week later it started misfiring, had a rough idle, turning off on start and less power. It then started to display ''engine failsafe...
  17. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello My e38 was left unused for a month. When I returned the battery had died. I recharged the battery and the car seemed ok. I have since noticed whenever I turn the car on (usually when cold engine) it seems to be shaking wildly and in Drive it has a rough idle. It also seems to want to take...
  18. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi Guys, Does anyone have the instructions on how to remove the radiator from my E38 728 please or put me in touch with anyone or site that does. Top collar has split so time to replace. Cheers Lee
  19. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi folks, anyone familar with squeaky rear suspension? I had noticed it on the previous 5 generation (E60?) series when they passed me in town, very noisy rear end and i assumed it was a fault of that generation. However, after a long, relatively dry run to Cork (from Derry) and a...
  20. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi folks, sorry if this is dealt with in another post, but having tried various different search criteria I'm trying a post! My 728i has developed an intermittent fault, an amber light (hopefully see attached photo) is coming on at various times and for various durations. When I look the code...
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