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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-08-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By mda185
Assuming you have checked the bulbs and sockets...

Assuming you have checked the bulbs and sockets for corrosion or blown bulbs, I will offer the following. You don't say if you have a manual or auto transmission. The reverse light switch is...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-08-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By mda185
Sadly, I have experienced the 10% where the forum...

Sadly, I have experienced the 10% where the forum member is a low life who takes your money and never ships the part. A couple of years ago, I paid a member on the other big E34 forum for E34...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-08-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 850
Posted By mda185
My story is a little different than the rest of...

My story is a little different than the rest of you guys. I bought my 95 Touring 12 years ago for $12K with very low mileage. My wife drove it for about 9 years and then it became my project car. ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-08-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By mda185
You don't need to swap the ECU but you do need to...

You don't need to swap the ECU but you do need to buy a chip for the S52. Turner Motorsport and The Racer's Market both sell one. I have the TRM chip in my swap. The E34 auto box is the same one...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-08-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By mda185
The M5 factory sway bars are cheaper and very...

The M5 factory sway bars are cheaper and very close to the Racing Dynamics bars in size and performance. I paid about $260 for mine new including bushings about 3 years ago. I got the M5...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-08-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By mda185
178K miles on a well maintained E34 is nothing. ...

178K miles on a well maintained E34 is nothing. These engines and manual trannies are very robust. Just make sure well maintained means the suspension has also been refreshed or you will sink a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-08-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,404
Posted By mda185
Joe, I have been off the boards for a while and...

Joe, I have been off the boards for a while and missed your last two posts. Sorry to hear about little Brooklyn's health. I just called and left my phone number with your wife. Give me a call. No...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,889
Posted By mda185
I did not start out with intent to change my oil...

I did not start out with intent to change my oil at 2000-3000 miles. It happened that way because I tried switching to 15W-50 only 2000 miles after putting 0W-40 in. My car was purchased at ~125K...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,889
Posted By mda185
I can only speak specifically about Mobil One...

I can only speak specifically about Mobil One 15w-50. This oil predates the introduction of lower viscosity oils formulated to improve gas mileage by reducing friction. It is reported to provide...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,977
Posted By mda185
I don't have that car anymore and don't have good...

I don't have that car anymore and don't have good pic of how it sat. My current ride has H&R Sport springs and Konis. It sits about 2" lower than the Billies with stock springs did. Yours won't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-23-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By mda185
This is exactly what was wrong with my Secondary...

This is exactly what was wrong with my Secondary Air System. I replaced my hose with silicone vacuum hose that is typically used by the turbo import enthusiasts for their Subarus, Mistubishi Evos,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By mda185
I had a similar problem with my 530i factory...

I had a similar problem with my 530i factory radio but symptoms were a little different. My radio would go silent but I could still play CDs. The problem turned out to be a bad ground connection...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,889
Posted By mda185
My last name is Agnello and I am not offended. I...

My last name is Agnello and I am not offended. I am a fairly skilled mechanic and this is just one tool in my arsenal. :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By mda185
I have the Autoenginuity tool and they offer a...

I have the Autoenginuity tool and they offer a BMW upgrade option that enables the computer to read all the proprietary BMW fault codes. The base tool and most lower cost readers on the market only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-19-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,889
Posted By mda185
Try the Mobil 1 15W-50 for the summer months. It...

Try the Mobil 1 15W-50 for the summer months. It won't hurt your engine and may help. It is a very good quality oil and is better for high performance engines as it does not have the additive...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,889
Posted By mda185
If you have no power loss and engine runs great,...

If you have no power loss and engine runs great, I would think maybe the CCV repair was not done well or the valve is not performing as it should. This is not unheard of and it sucks to have do all...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By mda185
Bluebee gave you the best set of links to...

Bluebee gave you the best set of links to understand this problem but do you understand that no local locksmith can help you yet? Each key has to have a transponder in it that will be recognized by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By mda185
This is not a simple DIY unless you have the...

This is not a simple DIY unless you have the right tool to remove the bolts that hold the center piece to the outer rim and you use a torch to heat up the threaded hole before trying to remove the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-11-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By mda185
I have run both Koni and Bilstein on my E34. The...

I have run both Koni and Bilstein on my E34. The OEM bump stop and the plastic boot that keeps dirt off the piston rod are needed if you install Koni. Everything else is the same. It is a good...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-11-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,404
Posted By mda185
Joe, you know I love my kids and would not change...

Joe, you know I love my kids and would not change a thing but you are about my age when I found out we were going to have #2 and I still remember my father looking at me and saying, "What are you,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,404
Posted By mda185
No that dude kept trying to make me come see it...

No that dude kept trying to make me come see it at night. I don't like buying anything this expensive after sundown. I actually bought this in Manhattan. It was a lot more money but is 10 years...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By mda185
Actually, the trannies from the E36 328i, Z3, E39...

Actually, the trannies from the E36 328i, Z3, E39 528i, and E36 M3 will all work. They all use the same ZF design that was used on the M50 525i with a slightly higher torque rating. I have one from...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-08-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,404
Posted By mda185
Just one question. When am I going to get a...

Just one question. When am I going to get a chance to see Brooklyn? As you see from my sig, I have a new mistress and haven't been paying much attention to my cars. Isn't that rear sway a great...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By mda185
Jeremy Clarkson drove an E39 Touring over some...

Jeremy Clarkson drove an E39 Touring over some ridiculously tough terrain in Africa on what looked like stock sport suspension. (One of the funniest Top Gear specials ever made.)

I am not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,977
Posted By mda185
Great looking bike. My former next door neighbor...

Great looking bike. My former next door neighbor and riding buddy has one and he always gets the most attention when we stop for a break. I just bought my GS Adventure and am getting used to this...
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