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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone on here would be able to give me some advice on buying a 1997 BMW e38 728i with high mileage. The car currently has around 210k miles on it, I have seen lots online however suggesting that these engines are great when looked after. The car has seen 3 owners in...
  2. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hey there last week I became the owner of a 1998 e38 the owner had it sitting for weeks before I bought it so the battery had died, only the front right headlight works on dipped beam, all indicators but the front left work I have no xenons working and I also have an airbag light on and the horn...
  3. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all, I have a 1999 740iL (M62tu) with 125k miles. Had decent maintenance during its life. I bought the car around 120k miles and it was driving well except the vanos rattle sounds which I will deal with soon once I can get this thing to run without feeling like its going to explode on me...
  4. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello guys, I’m new here. I have a E38 3.0 diesel with the 5hp24 transmission. I got the car from Spain two months ago. I have a fault on the transmission in drive. I’m stuck in 5th gear all the time but when I disconnect the battery and leave it like this for some minutes it drives fine and...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Purchased a E38 on these wheels and just wondering if anybody know what wheels these are?
  6. E38
    I recently bought an e38 and it was sat on these wheels, I have never seen them before and was just wondering if anybody else has? Im pretty sure they are not BMW wheels.
  7. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi, this is my first post on this site so please forgive my ineptitude. I'm also fairly new to the world of cars so I'm sorry in advance. I'm working on my grandfathers 7 Series and it's a tremendous car. It's been left sitting for a few years and after jump starting it now won't select drive...
  8. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Hi, As above, looking for a full set of Style 37 M parallel alloy wheels, that were specific to the E38 7 series not E34 5 series (different widths and offsets). Front: 8x18" ET13 Rear: 9.5x18" ET25 Preferably in good condition with road legal tyres, but any condition considered with/ without...
  9. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello! I've got a question about whether I can fit a newer head unit. I have a 1998 head unit(4:3) without dsp and amplifier, but I really dislike the head unit that is in my car right now. I just found a good deal on newer head unit (16:9) and was wondering if it is just plug and play or there...
  10. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi all ive been searching forums for an answer but been unable to find one. I recently bought a 740i and was told by the seller that the heater control valve wasn’t working and coolant was leaking from it and it was causing not heating in the cabin. I bought one of the cheap HCV without the aux...
  11. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    My car is a BMW E38 750iL, year 1999 (10/98). The car was originally equipped with the S677A Hifi System Professional DSP with original CD changer. It is now upgraded with MkIV navigation, 16/9 widescreen plus latest generation BM54 radio. The BM54 radio has a great advantage when looking for an...
  12. BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi. I have the m60b40 and the aux pulleys look a bit tired. Are there any aftermarket options I can buy to upgrade them? As a matter of fact are ther any m60b40 engine upgrade options to improve the aesthetics at all? Thanks in advance guys
  13. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi! I have currently bought an e38 728i 1999, 105k miles, m52tub28, automatic gearbox, and it has a following issue: The car doesn't accelerate properly on the low revs though does it OKish on full throttle/high revs. It starts easily, idling is completely normal, no noises from the engine (no...
  14. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello, I have an E38 728i, which we've had since it was 6 months old with only 4.400 miles when we bought her. It has been with 19 years and has done about 132k miles. Unfortunately 4 years ago it was rear ended by some kid who had taken his parents car without their permission while they were...
  15. Tech Guides For All Generations BMW 7 Series
    Hi, I’ve a issue with my BMW e38 radio sound; it keeps cutting off, it’s on & off while I’m driving. Does anybody know what might be a problem or did anybody experience with same problem? Many thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Auto Electrical Forum
    I`ve been looking for my wiper relay for ages, it looks live previous owner has chopped it out and wired wipers direct to switch at bottom of dash, i`am looking to reinstall this but need a wiring diagram or picture of the wires so I can connect it correctly, 95 730i. Thanks
  17. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi, I have read many threads on the location of the wiper relay but my car appears to be different, I have a 1994 730i UK spec right hand drive, on right rear of engine bay I have a small box containing four relays non appears to be wiper relay, on left rear of engine bay many posts say relay in...
  18. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Is it an air system or conventional springs and dampers? Are there any known problems? Particularly interested in 750 Thanks
  19. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hello. For some time I have had a dream, I call it the E38 dream. The dream is a late E38 M Sport with the engine from an E39 530d. I have recently purchased a nice dark blue 2001 ‘51’ plate 728i M Sport with black leather and a 2001 ‘51’ plate 530d. Production age is only 2 months apart...
  20. 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...
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