BMW E38 728i Sport

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  • I purchased the car on ebay about 1 week before lockdown started, had to wait 3 months to finally pick up the car (when Boris said it was ok).

    I deliberately wanted the 2.8 6 cylinder model over the flaky timing chain issues of V8's and complexity of 2 engines welded together (V12 750). I've had the engine before in a green 328i touring which was a delight.

    Average spec, genuine sport, decent colour, with an uber rare sport interior - Half Nappa leather half alcantara (sadly no contours).

    Needs a fair bit 0f work, already carried out the following:-
    *Replaced fuel tank
    *Oil filter housing gasket
    *Water pump & thermostat
    *Belts and pulleys

    To do:
    *DSC control unit rebuild
    *Full service - all fluids filters & plugs
    *CCV & vac lines
    *Dash cluster pixles
    *MOT


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  • Amazing

  • Lovely barge, looks in really good nick. Every time I see an E38 I get Tomorrow Never Dies driving with the phone flashbacks!

  • This so much, what an era of my life that was. Love this, still have a soft spot for an M5 from this vintage.

  • Best era for me personally.

    @skullandbiscuits we want detail on what the project involves!

  • First major fix - address the leaking fuel tank.

    This is an extremely common issue on the E38s, the tanks are metal, really so stupid......

    Here is it getting a refurb tank fitted from a very well know E38 specialist. The tank should be good for 10 years.


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  • Yes! Love that era of bmw.

  • To do:

    *DSC control unit rebuild
    *Full service - all fluids filters & plugs
    *CCV & vac lines
    *Dash cluster pixles
    *MOT
    *Turbocharge

  • hahaha no way....

  • Replacement DSC control unit fitted & coded to the car this morning, finally I am dashlight error free.

    1). Fit DSC unit
    2). NCS Expert -code / process DSC module to IKE ECU
    3). INPA - developer mode, reset steering angle sensor = failed.
    4). DISV57 - recalibrate steering angle sensor = success

    MOT finally booked in for next week :-)

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