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  1. E38 740i Restoration

    E38
    I thought it was about time I posted up some details of the partial restoration of my 1998 E38 740i. I bought it in August 2017 doing a straight swap for my mint condition 330ci. The guy thought I was crazy but I have always wanted a V8 E38, I was bored of the 330 and whilst the 740 was rough...
  2. 2010 Low Mileage 740i - Reliability And Buying Advice

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi guys, My Mercedes CLS got written off a few weeks ago and I have decided to now get another BMW (I previously had a Z3 which I loved). Initially I was looking at a 5 series (F10) but a friend of mine knows someone who is selling a 7 series 740i (F01). It's a 2010 model and only has 30,000...
  3. E38 740i Contour seat tilt not working?

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Greetings all, My early E38.. a 94’ 740i has an annoying fault with the drivers countour seat in which the top half/headrest tilt is stuck in its furthest back position. All other seat fucntions work just not the optional extra top half tilted seatback (The horizontal forwards & backwards...
  4. Committing NCS Expert Changes to E65 740i - KM to Miles

    Tech Guides For All Generations BMW 7 Series
    Hi All, I have imported an E65 740i from Japan to the UK and have been using NCS Expert to try and change the odometer and other settings etc from KM or KMH to Miles and MPH. I have downloaded the Kombi module settings and updated those settings from KM etc. to Miles and then written it back to...
  5. E65, 740i, 2005, valve cover gasket set.

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi. Im looking to get both sides, valve cover repair gasket sets, has any body got these before?, dont want our local bay products, any ideas would be appriciated. :thumbsup
  6. BMW 740i E38 2001 For Sale

    BMW Cars for Sale
    Hi I'm selling one of the very last 740is ever to be manufactured (date is July 2001) in Titan Silver, with a black leather interior. The car has done very little mileage since around 2012, having been used as a second car and also taken off the road every now and again. I have been living...
  7. Bmw 740i ActiveHybrid

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello everyone I have just bought a BMW 740i F01 (i think) ActiveHybrid on a 62 (2013) plate. I was wondering if someone could explain how ActiveHybrid works? Does the car run on battery until it starts to go flat then switch to petrol? There are so many option Eco Pro, Comfort, Comfort +...
  8. Really nice Bmw 740i

    BMWs spotted - The 'Was it you? forum!'
    Really nice Bmw 740 li
  9. Please help me find a 7 series 740i

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello I am struggling to find a 740i from 2009 onwards from a private seller. As the dealers are wanting stupid money. I would prefer any colour other than silver. My budget is 12k which may seem low but I am expecting to have repair the car in form or another. Thanks for your help
  10. 1996 e38 740i - petrol in the crankcase!

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi Everyone, I am totally new to this forum so I'm not sure if this problem has been mentioned in other threads (although I haven't been able to find anything on google....). I have a 1996 740i which Ive had for almost a year. Love it. However, recently Ive had a bad misfire from oil getting...
  11. 2005, E65, 740i Sport. The dreaded leak from the timing case drain hole.

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all. I had a warning to top up the cooling system, two weeks ago, topping up took 2 liters, so looking down i could see the dreaded water trickle from the timing cover drain hole which meant the front seal had failed on the cooling transfer pipe. Throwing myself on the floor and wailing why...
  12. 2000 740i jacking point replacement

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi, I'm about to purchase the above vehicle. The jacking points have completely rusted out. Can anyone advise where to get replacement panels for the job and if there is a how-to anywhere on the forums about replacing them? Thanks in advance, Richard.
  13. Camshaft sensor 2 intake, 740i, V8

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all, i have a message, Camshaft sensor 2 intake, Short to negative, would swap this out with a new one, any idea's where it is on my V8, 740i, i have Goggled it but to no avail, any help would be appreciated.
  14. E65, 2005, 740I Sport, Steering Angle Sensor unit

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all. The Steering Angle Sensor unit has been playing up for awhile now, with the usual problems, no self cancelling of indicators and drive moderately warnings, some time ago i remove the unit and cleaned down the tracking lines and noticed that on the two potentiometers there were two worn...
  15. E65 740i Sport Spark Plug's ?

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all. I'm looking to replace the spark plug's on my 740i Sport, E65, 2005, V8, any preferance's to the make and design, apart from original Bmw's. Thank's in anticipation.:cheerful
  16. 1998 E38 740i DSC Traction control issue

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi people I have an e38 740i which when I put into drive and try to take off, the car loses power and the orange DSC light flashes on the dash. It seems like the car thinks the wheels are slipping therefore enabling the DSC which in turn loses power. The quick fix is by pressing the DSC button...
  17. 1995 740I will turn over but not start

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello, I'm new here so here is my situation. I decided to buy a bmw after I fell in love with my 2003 3 series I sold because I was moving and could not being it along. In the process of looking I started seeing a lot of the big bodies 740i and I said to my self if my 3 series was comfy I know...
  18. 2000 E38 740i - Blown crankshaft seal?

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Evening all Whilst taking apart my M62TU to replace the timing chain guides I have come across a couple of issues : 1. There appears to be a bolt holding the torque converter to the flywheel in the way of the flywheel locking pin hole when the crank pulley has "OT" at 12 o'clock position...
  19. Free to a good home - E38 740i, 1997 (non runner, for parts or project)

    Freecycle Car and Car Parts Forum
    Finally parting company with my beloved 1997, 740i, e38, after discovering fuel tank rotted and various bits of body rust I parked up the car last year and have not looked at it since. So no MOT and unsure if starting. It was parked up working with various epoxy patches on the petrol tank - the...
  20. 740i and 300c

    740i and 300c

    my 740i
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