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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-11-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By Lapin 229
With that many miles you need to replace: your...

With that many miles you need to replace: your suspension, your cooling system, belt tensioners, belts, hoses, intake gaskets, brakes and maybe your radiator. And transmission eventually. especially...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Lapin 229
have you tried connecting the two battery leads...

have you tried connecting the two battery leads (without power). It reboots the computer.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-10-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By Lapin 229
e34 530 Waterpump

Anybody replaced theirs? I'm having all kinds of fun, removed everything normally, including the harmonic balancer. Now I can't get the damn tubes back into the rear fitting.

You have to be...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-10-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By Lapin 229
How many miles?

How many miles?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-29-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Lapin 229
4HP22-FA rebuild

Anybody done a valve body rebuild? I've found an excellent source for directions, but where to buy a rebuild kit? Since I still have reverse, I'm assuming my clutch pack is good.

I'm buying a low...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Lapin 229
Struts on ebay are $200. Shocks are whatever you...

Struts on ebay are $200. Shocks are whatever you want to spend $100 and up! I've done three Bmw's so far, it's not that hard.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-06-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By Lapin 229
trans solenoid replacement?

My 525 trans only goes in reverse. So I'm assuming it's not the pump, pressure, cable or fluid levels/filter (already done). Has anybody changed their solenoids? I can't afford a 5-speed swap and I'm...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-06-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Lapin 229
I did my e28 auto to manual swap in the parking...

I did my e28 auto to manual swap in the parking lot. All the parts bolt right in. It's not easy, but it's not that difficult if you can swing a wrench. I spent about $1500 when I was done, but I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-04-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Lapin 229
I had big fat 18's on my 740. It used to...

I had big fat 18's on my 740. It used to tram-line*! Keep your old wheels JIC!

*Get stuck in the low spots on the highway. It was an effort to pull the car out of the lanes.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 12,442
Posted By Lapin 229
Mine will bury you in the seat once the rev's...

Mine will bury you in the seat once the rev's come up. I don't think it's the problem, but have you cleared your computer? (short the battery cables with no power). And have you done your intake...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-24-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By Lapin 229
Mamji The temp sensor fix was on my e28 and...

Mamji

The temp sensor fix was on my e28 and an e24. If it falls off the car stops. If his car is firing at all, spark is good. Problem is fuel? My 525 runs like a raped ape! Only needs a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-08-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Lapin 229
How many miles on your 525. I might be interested...

How many miles on your 525. I might be interested in the transmission.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-08-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Lapin 229
Replacing a 530 Alternator

I'm becoming a little to good at pulling my alternator. Here's my quick guide 2-3 hrs.

Disconnect the fan (always the hardest part)
Disconnect the battery
remove the two vacuum lines and the top...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-15-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By Lapin 229
This konked out on my e28. Try the temperature...

This konked out on my e28. Try the temperature switch #10 on the radiator
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-15-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Lapin 229
I had this problem with my e28. It turned out to...

I had this problem with my e28. It turned out to be the temperature switch was disconnected on the water pump. Ours is on the radiator #9.

I'm having fun trying to pull the alternator (in the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-10-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,579
Posted By Lapin 229
on top of your water pump is a thermo (something)...

on top of your water pump is a thermo (something) with two connections. See if they are tight.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-10-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By Lapin 229
Alternator removal

I've tried several threads on this and the manual, but they all come up short. I've pulled the rad hose, vacuum lines, belt, tensioner (broke), unbolted the alternator, oil fill, power steering pump....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-07-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Lapin 229
Very rough idle!

Yeah, I know, vacuum leaks. Intake gaskets already done. 02 sensors are all new, Temp senders are new, No engine light on and no stomp test readings. It was really running like crap! Intermittent 02...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-21-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Lapin 229
Passed emissions! Thank you Jesus! With the check...

Passed emissions! Thank you Jesus! With the check engine and the SRS light on? Damn intake temp connection is wonky. Apparently 95 is the cut-off year for automatic fail for a check engine light....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-19-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Lapin 229
Engine Harness

Anybody have a dummies guide for reconnecting the TPS, Knock and all the other engine top connectors? I just did my intake gaskets and thought the connectors would be logical, Nope. I've got...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-18-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By Lapin 229
530 intake gaskets

I just pulled my intake manifold and I wanted to pass on a few tips. Don't bother disconnecting the throttle body or the gas rail. But do disconnect the washer overflow, it's in the way. That's it so...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-23-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Lapin 229
Have you done your stomp test? Vacuum leaks are...

Have you done your stomp test? Vacuum leaks are usually the culprit.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-23-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Lapin 229
Excellent news! 5-spd or automatic? I'm waiting...

Excellent news! 5-spd or automatic? I'm waiting for it to warm up before I do the vac leaks and the suspension.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-15-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,146
Posted By Lapin 229
Forget a turbo. It will cost more than your car...

Forget a turbo. It will cost more than your car is worth. Do your suspension next, then if you can afford a chip do that. With a 5-speed my most fun upgrade was an M5 clutch with a lightened flywheel.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-28-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,638
Posted By Lapin 229
OEM at Pelican was $400 on my 740. I've never had...

OEM at Pelican was $400 on my 740. I've never had bad luck with cheap parts, but I never push the car either.
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