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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-01-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Radian
I've had the sway bar bushing saddles break off...

I've had the sway bar bushing saddles break off at the tabs before on my Accord, but it was due to new end link bushings being installed too tight, which is not a factor on the E34.

Of all things,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-31-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Radian
You mean a RWD V8? Try an Ecotec water pump next...

You mean a RWD V8? Try an Ecotec water pump next time. :rofl:

If you were closer I'd drop by to help diagnose your car. Like I said, it's been a long time since I had an M20 though, and I didn't...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-28-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Radian
Should be an M20 motor according to the vintage....

Should be an M20 motor according to the vintage. Four bolts hold it on once the pulley is off, IIRC. It's been a while since I last wrenched on an M20.

Plenty of helpful links in the sticky's at...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-28-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Radian
I did mine about four years back using new OEM...

I did mine about four years back using new OEM gaskets.

Pretty straight forward job, following this guide:

https://web.archive.org/web/20150117205406/http://www.bmw4life.com/doorHandle.htm
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-24-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,225
Posted By Radian
I wasn't implying that. Rather I was just...

I wasn't implying that.

Rather I was just being honest. Walk into any performance or engine shop and ask the same questions. :dunno: In five minutes, you'll either be walking back out the door, or...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-11-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,225
Posted By Radian
Easy. Pay me $2500 USD via paypal and I'll...

Easy. Pay me $2500 USD via paypal and I'll research all the appropriate parts for you. You'll still have to buy everything and put it all together, unless you prefer to ship your car stateside to my...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-10-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Radian
I don't recommend buying a car under the premise...

I don't recommend buying a car under the premise that the body will somehow protect me in a crash.

Carryover from years of riding motorcycles, but my mentality is "Impact, of any sort, is not an...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-06-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Radian
Confirmed, new cars are simply huge.

The other half is driving a rental car while her Ion is in the shop for a minor repair. So for the last few nights our '91 E34 has been sharing the roost with a 2015 Toyota Corolla S, and it's been a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-03-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Radian
The injector electrical harness assembly is...

The injector electrical harness assembly is fastened down with socket head cap screws, and clips underneath onto each fuel injector electrical connector.

You can either pop off the individual...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-28-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Radian
Installing projector high beam conversions with...

Installing projector high beam conversions with 4300K HID would be much more practical.

You could also try 9011LL bulbs to improve upon the stock high beam output.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-01-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By Radian
Good catch. Woops. :ouch:

Good catch. Woops. :ouch:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-01-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By Radian
I wouldn't recommend messing with it...unless you...

I wouldn't recommend messing with it...unless you like playing the maintenance equivalent of "whack-a-mole".

The drive shaft has 6 discrete points of failure (excluding the Guibo):
1. Pilot...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-28-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Radian
FWIW - It does show that Anthracite / "Grey" was...

FWIW - It does show that Anthracite / "Grey" was only available in cloth, which was an option that never shipped to the U.S. and correlates with the trim options in the parts catalog.

Grey is...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-27-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Radian
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-27-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Radian
That's never the case unfortunately. Everything...

That's never the case unfortunately. Everything is always grouped according to exterior color and particular model/trim combinations from the factory.

That doesn't exclude dealer-requested...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-27-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Radian
Mike I'm pretty sure you've got Silver Grey, but...

Mike I'm pretty sure you've got Silver Grey, but you can always run the last seven of the VIN through:

http://www.bmwvin.com/

to be certain for yourself. Just enter your numbers, enter the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-26-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Radian
What year is that Mike? Prior to 9/1990...

What year is that Mike?

Prior to 9/1990 RealOEM is showing "Grey"

After 9/1990 it says "Silver Grey"
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-17-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By Radian
This is the conundrum of BMW ownership....do you...

This is the conundrum of BMW ownership....do you want a perfect used car, or can you live with some warts?

A perfect used BMW can be an expensive endeavor. It doesn't help that they don't fail...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-15-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Radian
A good bit more than 10 lb. or I wouldn't have...

A good bit more than 10 lb. or I wouldn't have even brought it up....granted, I wouldn't scoff at 10 lb. either...every bit counts. :D

The complete stock stainless exhaust weighs in at just over...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-15-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Radian
Are you telling me, or asking me? I do know...

Are you telling me, or asking me?

I do know what "body flex" is. It's not referred to as body flex on a K&C rig.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-15-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Radian
The biggest gain to be had in the E34 exhaust...

The biggest gain to be had in the E34 exhaust system is weight reduction.....not flow. It is a fine specimen of German stainless steel, but the stock is exhaust is the next single heaviest piece of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-15-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Radian
You guys have no metrics....and for that matter...

You guys have no metrics....and for that matter neither do I as I don't race my car. But I must ask:

Improve what? Where's the deficiency?

Long drives???

I suggest getting the numbers...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-10-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 954
Posted By Radian
Dirty blower resistors = dash fire. Inspect...

Dirty blower resistors = dash fire.

Inspect and clean them or change them out. Don't be a statistic.

http://www.wakeupandsmellthesausage.com/images/bmw-crashsmall.jpg
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-28-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Radian
If you had the drivetrain completely disassembled...

If you had the drivetrain completely disassembled in a shop environment where experimenting was simply a matter of bolting together salvaged parts and taking measurements, it'd be a different story,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-28-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By Radian
What Andy said is in agreement with the 535i...

What Andy said is in agreement with the 535i factory wiring diagrams such that the fusible link only services the rear battery bus, and does not affect the starting circuits connected to the front...
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