BMW 7_aya the E38 series from 1994 to 2002
1. Introduction
1.1. About this Management
1.2. The BMW E38 cars - the summary
1.3. Identification numbers of the car
1.4. Acquisition of spare parts
1.5. Technology of service, tool and equipment of a workplace
1.6. Poddomkrachivaniye / posting and emergency transportation of the car
1.7. Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
1.8. Automobile chemicals, oils and lubricants
1.9. Diagnostics of malfunctions
2. Governing bodies and methods of operation
3. Settings and routine maintenance of the car
4. Engine
5. Cooling systems of the engine, heating, ventilation and air conditioning
6. A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
7. Systems of electric equipment of the engine
8. Manual box of gear shifting and coupling
9. Automatic transmission
10. Cardan and power shafts, reducer, differential and stupichny assemblies
11. Brake system
12. Suspension bracket and steering
13. Body
14. Onboard electric equipment
15. Schemes of electric equipment


1.3. Identification numbers of the car

Process of continuous improvement of products is distinctive feature of any line production. At the same time, except for cases of large constructive changes of the models descending from the conveyor, results of process of modification are not covered in the operation manual on the car. However the manufacturer makes out number lists of the released spare parts in view of what upon purchase of the last information coded in identification numbers of the car is of particular importance. Ordering a detail, try to provide to the seller fuller information on the car. Surely report the name of model, year of release, and also number of a body and the power unit.

Arrangement of identification numbers of the car

1 Factory Schild like the car
2 Number of the chassis (VIN)

3 Number of the engine
4 - Schild with a code of color

On factory Schild like the car the model and number of a series of the car, full mass, the maximum admissible weight and loads of forward and back axes of the car are specified.

Number VIN consists of 17 symbols, its interpretation is given below on an example:


  1. Country manufacturer: W - Germany; 4, 5 - the USA;
  2. Manufacturing company: B-BMW Germany; U - BMW USA
  3. Car type: A, S - passenger; X - universal;
  4. Model range: G - 735iL, 740i, 740iL, 745i, 745iL, 750i, 760iL;
  5. Model: F - 740i (1995 ? 1998); G - 740i (1999 ? 2001); H - 740iL (1999 ? 2001); J - 740iL (1995 ? 1998);
  6. Body type: 2 - 750iL; 4 - 740i, 740iL
  7. Car type: 3, 4, 7 - passenger;
  8. Systems of safety:
    0 - seat belts;
    1 - Belts and safety cushion of the driver;
    2, 3 - belts and safety cushions of the driver and the forward passenger;
    4 - belts and additional safety cushions of the driver and forward passenger;
  9. Control symbol of VIN
  10. Year of release: R - 1994, S - 1995, T - 1996, V - 1997: Y - 2000, 1 - 2001, 2 - 2002;
  11. Plant: A, F, K - Munich (Germany); B, C, D, G - Dingolfing (Germany); E, J, P - Regensburg (Germany); L-Greer (South California, USA); N - Pretoria (South Africa);
  12. 17 Serial number of the car.

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