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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-25-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By amk42092
Question Heating/Air not working

1995 525i

This morning my air/heat would not work. No matter the setting, no air would come out of any of the vents, hot or cold. I know it worked in the past. The on board computer said "OFF...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-16-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By amk42092
Cup holders

1995 525i

This car not having cup holders is starting to get under my skin :mad:

I have the little two cup holder piece BMW endorsed that clips on to the side, but that little rinky dink thing...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-13-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By amk42092
Can't offer any advice except make sure you send...

Can't offer any advice except make sure you send the head into a machine shop to be examined. Good luck :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-01-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By amk42092
Update 2! Ran the engine and disconnected...

Update 2!

Ran the engine and disconnected ignition coils one by one, one of them caused no change in engine idle. Popped it off and looked at the spark plug, there was a tiny bit of oil (?) in the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By amk42092
Interesting, wouldn't that cause a misfire code...

Interesting, wouldn't that cause a misfire code and turn on the CEL? But I will check them tomorrow, thanks for the advice.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By amk42092
Update! Manual, not an automatic. F**k...

Update!

Manual, not an automatic. F**k autos lol. Roberto- all that was done by the po less than 4 years ago. Aside from aux fans temp sensor, not sure about that one. Right now running on almost...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By amk42092
The idle is fine up until the point the...

The idle is fine up until the point the shuddering starts. Earlier when the shuddering started after it stopped, the rough idling stopped as well.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By amk42092
Plugs are new.

Plugs are new.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By amk42092
The shuddering started again on my way to work....

The shuddering started again on my way to work. Not shuddering in idle when revved. Very violent shuddering in low RPMs, decreases past 3k, almost unnoticeable past 4k. Idling rough, once again...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By amk42092
Great! That did the trick. It just kept flashing...

Great! That did the trick. It just kept flashing 1444 - no fault codes stored. So, back to the drawing board!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By amk42092
Okay, here's the video of me trying the stomp...

Okay, here's the video of me trying the stomp test -

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nHQqm8rVM4Y

And I was thinking something with the cat too, but would that cause a shudder? It was definitly...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By amk42092
Well, that's another thing, I can't get the stomp...

Well, that's another thing, I can't get the stomp test to work. I've read the sticky's, googled it, even watched youtube videos and tried it dozens of times. But I can't for the life of me get it to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By amk42092
Also, I might add I've been suspecting a small...

Also, I might add I've been suspecting a small head gasket fracture leaking coolant into my combustion chamber
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By amk42092
Shudder problem

So today while driving my 1995 525i started having a weird shudder when I gave it gas. Pretty much the whole car would shake, didn't matter what gear, and it even shuddered in neutrel when I gave it...
Forum: Parting Out 12-28-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By amk42092
Tan floor mats?

Tan floor mats?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-15-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By amk42092
^ He has a point. Like Roberto said, it could...

^ He has a point. Like Roberto said, it could have been simply coincidence, but that seems unlikely. Anyways, the problem's gone and that's what matters! :D
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-15-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By amk42092
I agree with Roberto, actually. I was...

I agree with Roberto, actually. I was entertaining the thought today, and in concept seems okay, but why would air pockets cause overheating issues unless it was a large amount? Also, I don't think...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-15-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By amk42092
Yea, I'll order the pressure test I suppose....

Yea, I'll order the pressure test I suppose. Also, what is bleeding the system? Never heard that term, same thing as flushing?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-15-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By amk42092
UPDATE 2: Radiator shop down the street did a...

UPDATE 2: Radiator shop down the street did a complimentary block check for me. Last night, smoke smelling like burnt coolant. This morning, no smoke, no smell. Fluid block tester was inconclusive,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-14-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By amk42092
Could it be possible to be burning fluid through...

Could it be possible to be burning fluid through a leaky intake manifold gasket? And if so, would this cause a positive reading on a block tester, anyone know?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-14-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By amk42092
Will give it a shot. Think I'll get a block...

Will give it a shot. Think I'll get a block tester just for peace of mind. Thanks as always Roberto!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-14-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By amk42092
And yes, it is strong smelling, bright green...

And yes, it is strong smelling, bright green coolant. No external leaks noticeable, not a drop. Practically brand new radiator, I doubt the cap is leaking. I've looked at it while running at normal...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-14-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By amk42092
UPDATE: The coolant level from hell. When I first...

UPDATE: The coolant level from hell. When I first purchased the car, coolant level @ max line. A few days later, coolant level dropped to 2 notches below max line. A day later, coolant level dropped...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-14-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By amk42092
Yes, my coolant level is dropping. And I went to...

Yes, my coolant level is dropping. And I went to the local O'Reilly's and the guy looked at me like I was a space monkey when I asked if they had block testers. "You know, they check to see if you...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-14-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,278
Posted By amk42092
Oh and I might add that there hasn't been even...

Oh and I might add that there hasn't been even the slightest overheating problem. The needle steadily climbs to a hairline before the middle and sits there regardless of if I'm in stop and go traffic...
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