Back from the garage, the body control module (GM) came back as possible cause.
I doubt it’s this, as it relies on can-bus to talk to it, not to do the talking.
Might code a replacement body control module (GM) and see if it’s makes a difference.
In the meantime, I have another toy to play. E91 325i touring (pic coming).
Something to fill the gap whilst I move house, and get the 7 into the my new garage.
@skullandbiscuits nice daily! On youtube, road and race has a really nice series fixing up his
Little update as any 6 cylinder BMW will have some issues. I actually got this car dirt cheap from a local lady who claimed it had valve timing issues. I took the punt.....
Why have 1 working car, when you can have 2 broken old BMW's :-)
After quick diagnostics on my VM, I found a single issue in DME (engine mgmt) for intake Vanos jammed. Very common issue.... as vanos is very dependent on oil viscosity & oil pressure.
I did a quick oil change, fitted a new oil filter cage & oil filter cover, as these can effect Vanos badly and fit a new vanos solenoid. Now it is running sweet, and consider that I got myself a bargain.
Regarding the E38 everything is still pending the house move (should be in the next month).
I have a new interior coming shortly;- grey piped comforts, in very good condition, plus I will be retrofitting the rear blind.
Plan is a two-tone interior, all black with grey leather door inserts and grey front & rear seats. *Should look decent :-)
This is ace
I take your bond and raise you one.
Small update (things didn't turn out)
The blue 325i that I bought dirt cheap and helped me move out was sold for spares. My other half bottomed it out on a country lane and it started to leak all its coolant. I decided to fix it and during the process of buying new cooling system I accidentally reversed it in my neighbours removal truck.
The E38 I sold to a collector who has 8 of them. I had issues with my new garage, it was plenty big enough once inside, the issue was actually trying to get the 7 series inside. Suffice to say, the other half wanted it gone.
Sadly it's time to close the thread :-(
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