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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 265
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Take the steering plate off the bottom of the...

Take the steering plate off the bottom of the strut (three bolts, it's easy). If you do that and detach the tie rod you can take the plate with thrust and control arms still attached out of the wheel...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Today, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 200
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Pass. Do yourself a favor and wait for something...

Pass. Do yourself a favor and wait for something better. This is a car to be stripped for parts and junked.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-19-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 200
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Radiators need replacing periodically on these...

Radiators need replacing periodically on these cars, but a replacement could also be a sign the seller was trying to fix an overheating problem. And overheating is very bad for BMW engines. It could...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-19-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 149
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Wow, after looking at some pix I have to say that...

Wow, after looking at some pix I have to say that sucker is buried on the 535i. I had no idea. It's much more accessible on my old 633.

I'd get a wrench like this one:...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-19-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 200
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Look in the coolant reservoir and pull the...

Look in the coolant reservoir and pull the dipstick and examine the oil. If you see anything that looks like a chocolate milkshake (oil and coolant mixing), it's an instant reject. Also, watch the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-19-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 200
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
The cost of body parts depends on the proximity...

The cost of body parts depends on the proximity of E34s in local junkyards. car-part.com can tell you what is available in your area. As for the clutch, it's a 525i, not exactly a disk-blistering...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-19-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 149
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Get a six-point 22mm box-end wrench on the sensor...

Get a six-point 22mm box-end wrench on the sensor and give the wrench a whack with a mallet to force it counterclockwise. If you're using one of those O2 sensor sockets with the slot in the side,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 200
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Looks pretty beaten up. I'd hold out for...

Looks pretty beaten up. I'd hold out for something better. $1400 is about double what I'd pay for it.

You might get more responses if you got your description straight. Your subject line says...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-15-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
You could be looking at a sign of moisture...

You could be looking at a sign of moisture condensing in the crankcase. Short,low speed trips can fail to get the oil to operating temperature, which drives out residual moisture. This kind of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I believe you have a kickdown switch under the...

I believe you have a kickdown switch under the accelerator pedal. I'd check to make sure it isn't stuck in kickdown mode.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-12-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
You're probably due for new suspension thrust...

You're probably due for new suspension thrust arms and bushings, a fresh water pump, all coolant hoses and a radiator. Might as well replace the control arms while changing the thrust arms. Brake...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
One for the gumbo file! That's a joke, son. ...

One for the gumbo file! That's a joke, son.

Actually, the term is guibo, also known as a flex disk. If it's crumbling, it should be replaced ASAP, because significant damage can result if it fails...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-07-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
+1 -- I rebuilt a blower motor on a Benz and it...

+1 -- I rebuilt a blower motor on a Benz and it worked great for years. New brushes and dress up the commutator a bit. Make sure the brushes you get are for 12 volts DC instead of 110 volts AC.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-06-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Quick search of the autohausaz.com site shows a...

Quick search of the autohausaz.com site shows a Behr motor listing and a URO. Do NOT buy any aftermarket part by URO. They are junk.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-05-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Read this: http://bmw4life.com/windowGear.htm

Read this: http://bmw4life.com/windowGear.htm
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-05-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Watch this video. Is this the sound it makes?...

Watch this video. Is this the sound it makes? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGmMmUPjtsQ
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-03-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I've spotted other errors in the ETMs. Good catch...

I've spotted other errors in the ETMs. Good catch on this one.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-01-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
You could do a load test on the battery to see if...

You could do a load test on the battery to see if the charge is weak. If only 0.014 is flowing with the car shut down (I've never measured drain on my car, so I have nothing to compare that to), I'd...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-31-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Your problem may be more a matter of weak...

Your problem may be more a matter of weak charging than voltage drain. Wasn't there a previous issue with the B terminal at the alt with this car? I'd check all connections in the charging system ......
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-31-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Try the ETM posted at jokensy.com -- it's for...

Try the ETM posted at jokensy.com -- it's for later models but the manual is searchable.

I see X451 in the harness on the floor in front of the auxiliary fuse/relay box under the rear seat. I'd...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-28-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Pine tree air freshener ... Seriously, my...

Pine tree air freshener ...

Seriously, my favorite mod is euro-spec "smiley" headlights because it improves your nighttime field of vision, adding to your margin of safety. You're best off getting...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-02-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Chip the transmission. Dinan has a chip for the...

Chip the transmission. Dinan has a chip for the 5hp30. You can't flash the TCM. I've chipped the engine and the transmission, and the biggest bang came from the trans chip.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-21-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I usually use a 22mm combo wrench with a 6-point...

I usually use a 22mm combo wrench with a 6-point box end and a rubber mallet. I clip the wires, fit the wrench and give the handle a whack with the mallet to apply counterclockwise force on the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-19-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
The connector to the alt many have deteriorated,...

The connector to the alt many have deteriorated, which raised resistance and produced heat -- which plasticized the insulation on the cable and caused it to fail. I'd look long and hard at the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-18-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
That's great news. I recall someone losing a...

That's great news. I recall someone losing a motor-chassis ground and discovering that the current found a new ground path through the wiring in the passenger-side box.

Odd that the ground wire to...
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