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Thread: 2018 what did you do to your e38 today?

  1. #101
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    Oil filter housing gasket, new oil+filter, fuel filter, oil pressure sensor replaced.






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    E34 525i, E28 518i, E34 535i, E34/2 525iA, E30/5 325i, E34 535i, E28 520i

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    Franko - how do you charge the battery on the new keys now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxDarth View Post
    Franko - how do you charge the battery on the new keys now?
    They do not need to charge because they are easily replaced un like the original Dymond keys that can't even be opened without cutting them open which is why they are rechargeable in the ignition

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    Hi guys,
    I ordered my BC extreme lows last week, fingers crossed they arrive this week. One question about the SLS delete...

    Why do I see so many posts with dodgy looped lines? IMG_9774.jpg

    Why doesn't anyone just loop the m10x1 line connectors [the yellow paint marked connectors in the pic]? Unscrew, bend and screw them into each other. Clean and tidy, with all the parts already fitted on the car. The fittings are male on each end, with a female-female joiner in the middle, so everything is there to loop both ends of the car.

    Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazigk View Post
    Hi guys,
    I ordered my BC extreme lows last week, fingers crossed they arrive this week. One question about the SLS delete...

    Why do I see so many posts with dodgy looped lines? IMG_9774.jpg

    Why doesn't anyone just loop the m10x1 line connectors [the yellow paint marked connectors in the pic]? Unscrew, bend and screw them into each other. Clean and tidy, with all the parts already fitted on the car. The fittings are male on each end, with a female-female joiner in the middle, so everything is there to loop both ends of the car.

    Am I missing something?
    It may be a bit tight to make those bends on the original lines and you run the risk of cracking them. Instead of that I used an additional piece of brake line with the connectors already on it which you can usually find in stock at NAPA. You use it in place of the janky zip tied rubber hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxDarth View Post
    Franko - how do you charge the battery on the new keys now?
    easy just open up the diamond keys and change the batteries, its easy you can open the key up with your finger nails.
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    Open up the key to show TxDarth how easy it's to open up and change the battery.
    IMG_0405.JPG


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    Quote Originally Posted by franco90 View Post
    Open up the key to show TxDarth how easy it's to open up and change the battery.
    IMG_0405.JPG


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    You must have some strong fingernails - my diamond key was a bitch to open even with a Dremel...
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    "The Last Great e38" 2001 i Sport - Born'd on date 1/01 Cosmos/Grey - 32.8K miles - 2 1/2 " Custom Exhaust, Center “X”over , Modified OEM rear bumper, M5 style trunk spoiler, M6 OEM wheels, M3 Steering wheel with working paddle shift & CF trim, Bi-Xenon upgrade, 13mm Rear sway bar added, SS brake lines and bronze bushings, Cross drilled rotors and painted calipers, Akebono pads, Zionsville aluminum radiator & exp. tank with electric fan, Sprint Booster, BluTooth conversion, MKIV Nav., Custom wood cupholder, DUDMD Tune, Orien V2.5 LED Angel Eyes, Evans waterless. Recently added grey faced //M5 Cluster - all gauges functioning. Changed the grey carpet to black and topped off with GG Bailey front/rear mats[/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxDarth View Post
    You must have some strong fingernails - my diamond key was a bitch to open even with a Dremel...
    It’s aftermarket key shell, it’s not glued
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    Quote Originally Posted by NordmanMg View Post
    It’s aftermarket key shell, it’s not glued
    Ah so........ said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.......
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    "The Last Great e38" 2001 i Sport - Born'd on date 1/01 Cosmos/Grey - 32.8K miles - 2 1/2 " Custom Exhaust, Center “X”over , Modified OEM rear bumper, M5 style trunk spoiler, M6 OEM wheels, M3 Steering wheel with working paddle shift & CF trim, Bi-Xenon upgrade, 13mm Rear sway bar added, SS brake lines and bronze bushings, Cross drilled rotors and painted calipers, Akebono pads, Zionsville aluminum radiator & exp. tank with electric fan, Sprint Booster, BluTooth conversion, MKIV Nav., Custom wood cupholder, DUDMD Tune, Orien V2.5 LED Angel Eyes, Evans waterless. Recently added grey faced //M5 Cluster - all gauges functioning. Changed the grey carpet to black and topped off with GG Bailey front/rear mats[/SIZE]

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    Finishing up a set of 18's style 5's for the 740.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaspump View Post
    Finishing up a set of 18's style 5's for the 740.
    Nice! Polishing the lips and stuff? Looks great! I polished the style 42's for my 530 several years back. Lot of work!

    Those 18" style 5's will look awesome on your car. Where'd you grab those?
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    Thanks. They came with the car at sale, but had seen better days. Lots of sanding, buffing, lots of elbow grease put into these things. I've polished these as much as I will, they are what they are, but they do look nice.
    Lets get the party started before it's my bedtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaspump View Post
    Thanks. They came with the car at sale, but had seen better days. Lots of sanding, buffing, lots of elbow grease put into these things. I've polished these as much as I will, they are what they are, but they do look nice.
    Yeah they get really nasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldroller View Post
    If at all possible you should remove the broken bolt from the hub. The forces from the serpentine belts are considerable.
    When you consider that BMW balances even the little power steering pump pulley, smooth harmonics make these cars
    what they are, the Ultimate in driving experience.

    But we all do what we have to in a pinch... The good thing is the broken bolt in the hub is 'unloaded', and could possibly be walked out
    if not too corroded or damaged, leaving the threaded hole ready for a new fastener. Worst case scenario would be using a left handed
    drill bit to 'bite' into the bolt and back it out. Working slowly and carefully, obviously. Good luck!
    What would be the best way to get it out?

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    this or similar, drill bolt center and remove with extractor bit...carefully.
    https://www.amazon.com/Irwin-HANSON-...+extractor+kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldroller View Post
    this or similar, drill bolt center and remove with extractor bit...carefully.
    https://www.amazon.com/Irwin-HANSON-...+extractor+kit
    I went and bought all the stuff to drill it out and took everything apart. Harmonic balancer and all come to find out it wasn't even broke to far I ended up just using grip pliers20180218_143700_HDR.jpg20180218_143700_HDR.jpg20180218_143700_HDR.jpg20180218_143700_HDR.jpg20180218_143700_HDR.jpg

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    Owned the car for 1 week and already dealing with an interior water leak. Looks like the windshield was replaced and set incorrectly. Onto the drains.

    Edit: all drains were clogged and 1 of the sunroof drains was disconnected. Floor was covered in 2 inches of water. She is finally dry!
    Last edited by MMMMM5; 02-21-2018 at 02:18 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ibumpers View Post
    I went and bought all the stuff to drill it out and took everything apart. Harmonic balancer and all come to find out it wasn't even broke to far I ended up just using grip pliers20180218_143700_HDR.jpg20180218_143700_HDR.jpg20180218_143700_HDR.jpg20180218_143700_HDR.jpg20180218_143700_HDR.jpg
    good, glad it ended up well
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMMMM5 View Post
    Owned the car for 1 week and already dealing with an interior water leak. Looks like the windshield was replaced and set incorrectly. Onto the drains.

    Edit: all drains were clogged and 1 of the sunroof drains was disconnected. Floor was covered in 2 inches of water. She is finally dry!
    Ouch, sorry that happened to you. Did you pull up the carpets? You need to be certain the fuse link box under the carpet isn't still full of water and just waiting to rust into oblivion;

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sobek View Post
    Ouch, sorry that happened to you. Did you pull up the carpets? You need to be certain the fuse link box under the carpet isn't still full of water and just waiting to rust into oblivion;

    https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...nder-pass-seat
    Pulling the carpet and seats was the last step. Fortunately it did not look anything like that, I buffed the fuses and applied some oil.


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    Damn, I've seen myself looking E65 730d now a days... Wouldn't mind upgrading daily driver. But then... I wouldn't wanna sell the E38.
    Current rides: E65 730dA, E39 528iA

    Old rides: E38 730dA, E36 316i, E36 328iA Cabrio, E38 728i, E38 750i, E36/3 320i, E36 318i, E39 530dA Touring, E38 740i, E39 528iA, E34 525iA, E32 750iL, E32 730iL, E34/2 525TDS,
    E34 525i, E28 518i, E34 535i, E34/2 525iA, E30/5 325i, E34 535i, E28 520i

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    New here - just got my first E38 a few weeks ago. The previous owners didn't ... give her the love she deserves.

    Wish I had the money/time to do it all right away, but I'm constrained to weekends that aren't pouring.

    Replaced the air intake hose today. Was cracked and taped in place.
    Still not running quite smooth as I'd like but the grommet on the idle regulating valve seemed a little loose/old so maybe that's next.

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    Does a e60 steering wheel fit in our cars, going to junkyard this week and there is a e60.
    Last edited by Zedbimmer; 02-27-2018 at 04:25 PM.

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    Have been making a punch list of all I need to do to my new (to me) 98...Hopefully as soon as the weather starts warming up, I will be able to cross things off instead of adding to it...it is mostly small stuff from years of neglect.

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