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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-26-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,027
Posted By Pela84
This really helped... thanks

This really helped... thanks
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-26-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By Pela84
oil pan gasket e34 535i

1990 e34 525i
m20 engine

I have the Bentley, but it makes it sound too easy to be true. Anybody have a write up with pictures for this task? Does the pan drop out easily?

I know at least some...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-23-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Pela84
control arm torque specs HELP

Hello all!

I replaced both upper and lower control arms on my 1990 525i this weekend (oh joy). I am having a hell of a time torquing them down to specs where they attach to the cross member. I put...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-09-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By Pela84
wheel bearing question?

1990 525i here. can someone summarize the possible problems with my car if there is vibration only at a specific speed? In this case it is between 55-65. If I accelerate harder, it seems that I can...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-09-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Pela84
so far so good. I flushed the system thoroughly....

so far so good. I flushed the system thoroughly. put new coolant in. no overheating - no extra bleeding needed to be done either.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-03-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Pela84
I know it could def. be the HG but I'm just...

I know it could def. be the HG but I'm just trying to see what you all think ELSE it could be. I just talked to the previous owner and he said he did not ever flush the system so he thinks it's just...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-02-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Pela84
Overheating help! Gunk in coolant system.

m20 e34 525i automatic transmission...

First of all, the car had a head replacement 5+ years ago. The car randomly started trying to overheat at stop lights this week. The heater isn't wanting to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-15-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By Pela84
^WHAT?! this is good news! Thanks!

^WHAT?! this is good news!

Thanks!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-15-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By Pela84
Awesome stuff! Yeah, I am not scared to turn a...

Awesome stuff!
Yeah, I am not scared to turn a wrench at all. Not saying I know what I am doing... but I always make sure to do my research and LEARN what to do before I do it. So far the e34 is...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-13-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By Pela84
Thanks for the info...

Thanks for the info...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-12-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By Pela84
First 5 series - new owner questions

Hey I just bought a auto 1990 525i with 210k miles for $1500. The head was replaced 15k miles ago, timing belt replaced 20k ago... new suspension all around, newish tires (rubber goes fast here in...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-24-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,277
Posted By Pela84
Um... you mean the 021 (considering I'm am...

Um... you mean the 021 (considering I'm am currently using the 027)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-20-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Pela84
Did you have the old battery tested? Check...

Did you have the old battery tested?

Check the easy stuff like cabin lights, trunk light, little things that take a while to drain a battery. Happened to me, turned out my trunk wasn't closing all...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-20-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Pela84
this helped me out, too, visually. ...

this helped me out, too, visually.

http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=65059
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-20-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By Pela84
I'm having an issue similar at start up. Up to...

I'm having an issue similar at start up. Up to 1200 down to 800 up to 1200 down to 800... evens out at 1000

I'm pretty sure it's my Coolant temp switch/sender.

But, try unplugging the ICV and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-20-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By Pela84
Fuel sender unit / empty light always on

84 325e

Took out fuel sender from the tank... half curious how it works/half hoping I could fix it (my gauge was never right).

Clean connections on the exterior of it. Cleaned connections on...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-19-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,277
Posted By Pela84
Drove the car for about 10-15 miles tonight. No...

Drove the car for about 10-15 miles tonight. No hesitation or hiccups or bucking.

Things I did:
Replaced ecu (probably fried my old one a few weeks ago from jump starting it every day due to a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-18-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Pela84
i am referring to the coolant temp switch...

i am referring to the coolant temp switch variations
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-18-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Pela84
yellow or violet coolant temp switch - 84 325e

Does anyone know the difference between the violet/purple colored 2-prong switch that sits on the t-stat housing versus the yellow colored one?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-17-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,277
Posted By Pela84
I tested the TPS with a non-digital meter... it...

I tested the TPS with a non-digital meter... it seemed to check out fine. But maybe a analog needle volt meter isn't accurate enough.

How I tested it:

Put the test wires on the left and center...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-16-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,277
Posted By Pela84
But I LIKE my m20! I got a 027 at the junker for...

But I LIKE my m20! I got a 027 at the junker for 29.99. Doubt it will do anything. Maybe a vacuum leak... I hope the ol' m20 is ready for a carb cleaner bath.

I picked up this GREEN relay looking...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-15-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,277
Posted By Pela84
I'm going to swap out the 021 computer for a 027...

I'm going to swap out the 021 computer for a 027 - maybe that will magically fix things. Also, I ordered NEW temp. sensor and switch. I ordered the Violet one... when my car has the Yellow one.

I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-11-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,277
Posted By Pela84
random hesitation on acceleration 325e

Hello all,

Problem:
Car hesitates on acceleration (manual transmission, 84 325e). barely ever hesitates in 1st gear. most often in 2nd gear. sometimes in 3rd and 4th at higher rpm.

When:...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-13-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By Pela84
So, the new spark plugs were black the next...

So, the new spark plugs were black the next day...

It's at the mechanic - where it's been for friggen' 3 days now (5 days, including the weekend) and it'll be there at least another day. The tech....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-08-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By Pela84
Okay... yeah I hear the humming. New...

Okay... yeah I hear the humming.

New question (still regarding same thing, though):

I pulled the park plugs today (plantinum +4 from PO... I don't understand how you control the gap on those...
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