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BMW 7 Series, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
Jul 05, 2005 (8:09 pm)
I just got a 1993 740il used and for the most part it has been great. I put a few things into it before I took ownership and the dealer was a friend of the family so he also did a few things that ordinarily would not have happened. The car is in mint condition inside and out especially for this many years old. It truly was a pampered car who ever had it. Ok, now the problem....Of late, every time I step on the brake the 1 Brake Light comes on with a bell sound. I check the bulb and the brake light is fine. After the car is turned off the 1 Brake Light sounds and continues to display. I guess at some point it goes off because it is not on when I get back in the car. As soon as I step on the brake I get the warning again. Why is this happening!!! The bulb is fine. I was trying to avoid a trip to the dealer because all of the early gifts from the dealership are through. Is this a prelude to electrical problems I have heard so much about with BMW's? Any advice I would greatly appreciate it.
#284 of 831 94 740i transmission
Jul 06, 2005 (7:18 pm)
94' 740i with 140K. Always maitiamned and the transmission has developed a strong surge / firm shift when shifting into the 5th gear.
Fluid has been verfied . Looking for thoughts to follw-up that may assist. BMW want to replace....
Service company indicates it somewhat normal. Everyone has different thoughts.
#285 of 831 Brake Linings for 740il
Jul 08, 2005 (6:31 am)
Do i need to change the Rotors if i change the Brake Pads.The car computer says check the brake linings.Pls Suggest.
#286 of 831 Re: Brake Linings for 740il [hotskydiver]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 08, 2005 (7:35 am)
Depends on their condition. If they are worn down or grooved, you follow BMWs recommendations. They may require that you replace rotors and not turn them, I'm not sure on this particular model. Rotors aren't all that cheap for this car so I wouldn't just chuck 'em like you would with a Honda. Also you have a big fast heavy car and you don't want to cut corners.
So to summarize:
1. Does BMW authorize turning rotors at al for your model?
2. Are your rotor surfaces in pristine condition or are they grooved or smooth but worn too thin?
#287 of 831 Re: Brake Linings for 740il [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 08, 2005 (9:05 am)
Thx for the Info
#288 of 831 Re: Owners Manaul for 1995 730i [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 10, 2005 (3:23 am)
will i find everything I need in a US printed 7 series owners manual for a 730i. I understand that the 730i is not available in the US but will the manual cover the specifics? if not what would not be covered?
#289 of 831 Re: Owners Manaul for 1995 730i [95730i]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 10, 2005 (10:04 am)
Well what I meant was you won't find a US printed manual for a 730. You might find a UK printed one however.
I'd have to do some research, as I'm not sure how a 730i differs, having never seen one.
#290 of 831 I can't get into my 740i !!
Jul 10, 2005 (3:43 pm)
I returned to my UK 1997 740i today to find that I couldn't open the central locking with the remote. No problem, I thought, it's probably the battery in the key fob, so I will just open the door manually. However, no dice, the key doesn't open the drivers door, the lock just turns, although the boot will open. There seems to be power in the engine battery, but I'm still locked out ! Does anyone perhaps have anything to suggest ?
Thanks in advance
#291 of 831 745 li parked outside in the snow
Jul 10, 2005 (5:18 pm)
anyone have experience parking a 745 li out in the snow all winter, i am up in boston, ma and do not have a garage? any suggestions/things i should be on the lookout for?
#292 of 831 90 750IL Transmission Slipping
Jul 11, 2005 (7:10 am)
I have a 90 750il that has a transmission problem. When driving, it seems that it takes quiet sometime for the car to go into gear. I had the oil change and transmission fluid checked four months ago and was told the the transmission fluid was full. I haven't noticed it leaking. Is this a major expense and is it worth it? Please advise.