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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-18-2015, 09:17 AM
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Posted By rdc
Heater valve repair complete

I recently replaced my heater valve (original valve) on my 1995 BMW 525i with 236,000 miles. For years the heat was poor with what seems to like cold air leaking from somewhere. Well after replacing...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-10-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
One more observation and I am through with this...

One more observation and I am through with this thread. I disassembled the old heater valve (seems to be the original OE valve) to see what had failed. Everything was stuck either partially open or...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-09-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
IMO, you need to get over yourself. I stated...

IMO, you need to get over yourself. I stated everything as I saw it in the order of observation. Finding the problem is often imprecise, so please quit harping on precision etc. Most of us are...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-09-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
I have completed the repair and I am through with...

I have completed the repair and I am through with it. If something else breaks i will fix it. FYI, the brownish sludge has a very small granualarity and dissolves very easily. It may just be the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-08-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
That Nipple is "short" a hose and clamps seems...

That Nipple is "short" a hose and clamps seems to hold it. The more I look at the nipple i am not sure it it is broken It is smooth opening only has one ridge on the end where the pipe protrudes...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-08-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
No time for a complete backflush this winter. May...

No time for a complete backflush this winter. May do so in the spring when time and weather permits. Only a cold unheated garage... Good idea. Antifreeze is 3 months or so old.
However, I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-08-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
Well I did take it apart. after I did the hammer...

Well I did take it apart. after I did the hammer method to try to free it up. It did not have any effect. No sounds of either solenoid operational. As I was taking apart one solenoid it completely...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-08-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
Ended up replacing the heater control valve with...

Ended up replacing the heater control valve with a Bosch unit for about $106 through Amazon Prime. OE (made by Bosch) was about 300 to 400. Now have heat on both sides of the car. Bit fiddly to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
Thanks, That is my understanding about OE and OEM...

Thanks, That is my understanding about OE and OEM as well.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
Nope. I have owned this car since 2003. Only e34...

Nope. I have owned this car since 2003. Only e34 I have owned. E28 before this car.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
All of you have been very Helpful. I am going to...

All of you have been very Helpful. I am going to have my heater core repaired as needed after I check with my indy., However, i am going to replace my heater valve mysel just to have my heating...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
The crud was brown, soft with what looked like...

The crud was brown, soft with what looked like smallish flakes of brown hard stuff. Perhaps part of the corroded and broken off pipe. I may try a back flush on both side of the heater core. Remember...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
May try that today. However the pipe nipple is...

May try that today. However the pipe nipple is broken off or corroded. Already pulled all the crud i could reach with a pick and screwdriver. Both sides of the car are cold so i think the entire core...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
Looks that way. I may disconnect the damaged tube...

Looks that way. I may disconnect the damaged tube and plug the hose for now. It appears to be the driver's side tube.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
No. I run Zerex G05. Have for years. BTW, the...

No. I run Zerex G05. Have for years. BTW, the coolant was drained and refilled this summer. The heater core is original. When I bought the car 12 years a go, it had the green stuff. I changed it to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
Yes I do. However I think I found the real...

Yes I do. However I think I found the real problem. I went to feel the hose connections as they go into the firewall and a hose came off the first nipple on the heater core connection. Looks lke it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
Thanks. I may not have been clear. Ac seems to...

Thanks. I may not have been clear. Ac seems to work fine. However, i do not discount a mix-flap issue
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
Thank you. So far I have found only warm air with...

Thank you. So far I have found only warm air with heater control max(red) and center vents full on (red) I may just replace the heater valve as it is original. About $150 Bosch and $300 plus OE. ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
Thanks. i will do some checking in the next day...

Thanks. i will do some checking in the next day or so. may need to take to my indy mechanic.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
Thank you. I will give it a shot. However, what...

Thank you. I will give it a shot. However, what is the e34 bible link?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-02-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By rdc
heater valve test??

Is there a heater control valve test? I have warm air, not hot air. I had the pump replaced about 4 years ago so it should be ok. First time using heat this year and noticed it did not get very hot....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-13-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By rdc
I guess with your pipe technique you can...

I guess with your pipe technique you can remove/replace in the car?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-13-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By rdc
Are the trailing arm bushings difficult to...

Are the trailing arm bushings difficult to replace? Do they even need to be replaced-ever?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-07-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By rdc
Let me add I was referring to the trim on the...

Let me add I was referring to the trim on the bottom of the door. The actual side skirts are plastic. Good luck on finding the side skirts used. I know they were standard on the 95 e34s.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-07-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By rdc
The seam traps water and rusts the door. Also the...

The seam traps water and rusts the door. Also the trim has some metal inside and can rust. I had to replace one trim on my driver's door. Real common rust area.
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