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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 265
Posted By Larrick
Autozone will lend you a Tie rod puller if there...

Autozone will lend you a Tie rod puller if there is one near you.
I used a Pickle fork and just about went mad trying to get my thrust arm out.
I used a 3 pound sledge hammer and was finally able...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-19-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Larrick
I am thinking of replacing the left and right tie...

I am thinking of replacing the left and right tie rod assemblies and leaving the center rod assembly alone.
I agree that things will go bad with ripped and cracked boots.
Everything is so tight...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Larrick
In further investigation, I found that the Nut on...

In further investigation, I found that the Nut on the steering column
can become loose.
Is this an easy access?
When I google, I cannot find its location.
Some sites show the removal of the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-18-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Larrick
I was able to get under the car today. There...

I was able to get under the car today.
There was a bit of play in the steering box.
I tightened the adjusting screw and the play has been removed.

With both tires in the air an assistant...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-17-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Larrick
That is a great idea form ZombieHunter. If it...

That is a great idea form ZombieHunter.
If it works, it will save a lot of grief.
When I replaced the wires I bought them at a local electronics store.
The sheathing is silicon and is very...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-16-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Larrick
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?model=HJ63&m...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?model=HJ63&mospid=47414&hg=41&fg=60
This is realOEM diagram
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-16-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Larrick
I had the same problem. But I also had some...

I had the same problem.
But I also had some lights which were not working.
It was broken wires in the harness at the bending point at the tailgate hinge.
A problem arises due to the fact that you...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-15-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Larrick
I will check the entire front end next week. I...

I will check the entire front end next week.
I assume everyone recommends the changing of
the left and right tie rod assemblies, the center tie rod assembly and the idler arm at the same time.
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-14-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Larrick
How to inspect tie rods on 525it

The front tires are wearing excessively on the outsides.
I suspect tie rods are bad.
Do I need to have both front wheels off the ground at the same time
to properly inspect the tie rods?
Do I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Larrick
Yes, I was seconding your motion. Giving...

Yes, I was seconding your motion.
Giving testimony, if you will, to your posted guide.
I did not read your guide because I have already done it , and so I see the redundancy (now that I have looked...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-09-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Larrick
Correction..by all the way back, I mean back on...

Correction..by all the way back, I mean back on the floor rails not leaning back.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Larrick
I recently used the method of removing the metal...

I recently used the method of removing the metal sheath at the end of cable with heat.
Cutting the plastic tubing and remelting the metal end back on.
It is a simple task compared with replacing...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-08-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Larrick
I am curious..why do you dislike automatics?

I am curious..why do you dislike automatics?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Larrick
I do not know if your previous e34's were manual...

I do not know if your previous e34's were manual of automatic.
I remember back in the old days that you could assume an 8% mile per gallon bonus with a manual vs. automatic.
That may not be the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-04-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Larrick
I did not know there were such individuals on the...

I did not know there were such individuals on the forum.
I would stay with them also.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-03-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Larrick
There is a sweet woman at a local Pick-N-Pull...

There is a sweet woman at a local Pick-N-Pull junk yard who is helping
me find a rare wheel.
She told me, today, about a group called "Row 52"
They are active on many pick-n-Pull yards and other...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-03-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Larrick
Alert to all looking for e34 parts

I have been looking for a chrome style 5 wheel.
A kind woman named Kerry at a Pick-n-Pull in California is helping me.
I have notice a few recent threads where people are looking for body parts and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-03-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Larrick
I am running Mobile 1 full synthetic 10w30. I...

I am running Mobile 1 full synthetic 10w30.
I run it in all my vehicles but I also did the break in on those engines and not on this M50tu.
Since I did the valve cover gasket, it uses very little...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Larrick
I agree, it is always nicer to get an opinion...

I agree, it is always nicer to get an opinion about a specific issue.
Especially the difficult to diagnose ones.
Mine was just a point and a fault which I make myself.
That is not taking...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-01-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Larrick
You said you did some research. I apologize if...

You said you did some research.
I apologize if this sounds insulting but I often have asked
a question without referring to the "Search" feature on this forum.
I typed in "Battery drain" and there...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-01-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 322
Posted By Larrick
Pick-n-Pull will give you a printed read out of...

Pick-n-Pull will give you a printed read out of all the vehicles which share the part that you are looking for.
They are very accommodating.
The yards in California are always getting in e34's....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-01-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Larrick
There is no belt. The motor moves a large...

There is no belt.
The motor moves a large gear.http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E34-5-Series-Right-Front-Passenger-Window-Regulator-1989-1995-OEM-USED-/221021296501
The door panel is easily removed to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-01-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Larrick
Can give some more details about when and how it...

Can give some more details about when and how it acts?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-30-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By Larrick
You can jump the relay and if the fuel pump...

You can jump the relay and if the fuel pump works, the relay is bad.
Do you have the Bentley Manual?
Google how to jump the relay if you do not.
New items can fail quickly sometimes.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-28-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Larrick
The junk yard swere calling it a BBS but still a...

The junk yard swere calling it a BBS but still a style 7.
Thanks for the clarification.
It will help in my search
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