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  1. My father's 740iL

    Hello everyone. So, I shall make no bones about this - I have registered here in order to get the best possible audience to sell this car. This will serve as an introduction and I'll post a proper classified once I've met the forum requirements to do so. My father died two months ago, and...
  2. Repeat hunting Idle between 600rpm and 1200rpm when lightly touching throttle 740il E38

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    New member and first post so here goes. I have a 1999 E38 740IL that when I ever so lightly touch the throttle it rev surges between 600rpm and 1200rpm until I remove my foot. I also noticed the internal lights dim a little when dropping as it does dip slightly under the 5-600 rpm which would...
  3. 1998 740il e38 ls engine swap

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Ok so here is my situation, i am sitting on a 1998 bmw 740il with an amazing interior and exterior, " Condition is pristine" and the engine is blown. Now i have a good opportunity to buy a corvette donor car with a great running ls auto setup. Please this is a realistic question and yes i...
  4. e38 740il wanted

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Still looking for a nice 740 il cash waiting anyone thinking of selling please get in touch
  5. 2001 E38 740iL w/ built-in-phone - Easiest way to get bluetooth phone and audio?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    What's the easiest way to add bluetooth calling and audio to an old '01 740iL? It has the factory-installed phone in the armrest. Budget would be something like a couple hundred USD. I've seen and heard of a few solutions. How does something like this: BMW iPhone, Bluetooth, iPod, Android...
  6. 740il cold start problem

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Ahhhh more problems!!! When I start the car in the morning it misfires for roughly 10 mins then it's fine. For the 10 mins it won't idle properly and won't be put under load. I have already replaced the afm and both O2 sensors. Anyone got any ideas? I'm kinda thinking it's the fuel...
  7. 2001 E38 740il Crank no but start, After Vallypan Gasket replacment.

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Changed the Vallypan gasket and than after everything was said and done I turned the key and it cranks the odometer jumps up to 1k rpm and just dips back down immediately. Been trying for days to pin point the problem but to no avail. Checked all fuses under the hood and in the trunk none...
  8. E38 740il for sale or might break it

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    hi everyone, I am selling my beloved E38 for a very nice decent price on the forum here; but I am also tempted to break it if I get enough interest, so if you are interested in anything please do let me know thanks
  9. 2000 740il engine trouble codes looking for definitions

    Tech Guides For All Generations BMW 7 Series
    hi guys looking for info on code p1748 and p0343 i just put a tranny in my 740 and now its making a rapping noise and the codes i mention came up i check for loose bolts every thing is right would the camshaft sensor make it hesitate and sound like it broke a connector rod any input would be...
  10. 97 E38 740il Airbag impact sensor

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys. I have an airbag sensor fault telling the impact sensor on the right is faulty. The question is which side is right? Is it right when siting in the drivers seat or right when looking at the car from the front. So is the right passenger side (nearside) or drivers side (offside)...
  11. 2000 E38 740iL, rear suspension and powersteering disaster! help!

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello everyone this is my first post. This is the second e38 i have had the pleasure and tears of owning! This time instead of the740 i i bought a 740IL(2000) with sls. Long story short the car has 280000 kilometers on her. The steering has always been very tight from day one but no noises and...
  12. 2000 E38 740iL Check engine lamp

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all, My car is a Year 2000 E38 730iL Euro. Vin DB39322. I just bought this car yesterday and noticed that the "check engine" lamp does not light up when the ignition is turned on. I can see the lamp in the cluster and when I do test 2 on the cluster, it lights up. Is it supposed to light...
  13. 2000 e38 740IL Lpg consumption

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi how many litres of lpg this car will take on motorway 70/80mph
  14. Need help finding a color for my 740il

    General BMW Discussions
    hi guys basically im looking for a dark blue, metallic with a hint of pearl, I want an elegant smooth flush color, heres a picture of a color im really really wanting to know the code for, or a similar color, feel free to make suggestions Hever Castle picnic 2010.hever2010_03 - HR image at...
  15. 1994 e38 740iL trans failsafe mode fault

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi to all members - I'm new to the forum so please bear with me! I've had the 740 for several years but the wife has persuaded me to start caravanning. The car's done 200k but seemed to cope fine until we went on the motorway where the cruising speed (50-60mph) seems to co-incide with the torque...
  16. 2000 e38 740il fuel filter

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    hi guys looking to change my fuel filter, I know at eurocarparts with the discount it will be £45 but I found this on ebay for only £13 posted and was wondering if its something worth considering, what do you guys think? BMW 7 [E38] 740i 96-01 MANN Fuel Filter | eBay I have noticed that the 7...
  17. 2000 e38 740il starting issues, new battery but which one?

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    hi guys cars been in and out of my garage and I do charge it every so often, it was in the garage for 3 months when I changed my timing chain guides, and since then the battery wasnt really the same, needs charge every 4-5 days if not driven, when starting after a few days the battery light...
  18. 2000 E38 740il, PDC Light Flashing

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, Im a little stuck with this one im afraid! The little light om my PDC Button is flashing, i have done the click test on the sensors and replaced the module! Still no luck!!?? It does not make a beep or anything when egaged in reverse, the light just keeps flashing! Broken Siren...
  19. E38 facelift 740iL Newbie

    Hi all, As above, I have just purchased my first 7series e38. I am 24 years old and sell cars by trade so sadly this one may not be with me too long but for now is the car I am driving. I must say I do love the car, a few plans are in mind and one or two niggly things that I want to sort so I...
  20. 1997 E38 740iL - Upgrades - What have you done to your 7 series

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Being what they are - one of the best luxury cars out there with loads of toys from the factory what have people done to improve their toys? I have 1. Done the tape to iPod mod to allow me to play my iPhone through the stereo with a usb charging point to so that the iPhone charges as well. 2...