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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Radian
a=F/m It's a lot less expensive to reduce...

a=F/m

It's a lot less expensive to reduce the "m" to increase "a" than throwing money at "F".
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Radian
The next logical step would be to check wheel and...

The next logical step would be to check wheel and tire runout.

http://marineinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/dial-gauge1-150x150.jpg
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-04-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Radian
Jim over at Metric Mechanic...

Jim over at Metric Mechanic (http://www.metricmechanic.com/product-prices/engines/m30/) offers one hell of an engine. Check out his Sport or Rally M30 offerings.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-03-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Radian
800 miles without the air filter isn't too bad...

800 miles without the air filter isn't too bad for the M30. It's a big bore, and they send most everything coming in right back out the tail pipe. I'd wager it's OK, but glad you caught it when you...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-01-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Radian
One of the most often overlooked tune-up items...

One of the most often overlooked tune-up items today is getting the fuel injectors cleaned off-car.

After 90K miles, it's time. It's not taboo.

Buy a new hose and o-rings for the fuel pressure...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-29-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 757
Posted By Radian
:beerchug: WB brotha.

:beerchug: WB brotha.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-29-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Radian
Indeed. Nice work. Very satisfying to enjoy the...

Indeed. Nice work. Very satisfying to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

...anyone would be very hard-pressed, even in 2014, to have another 4 door sedan that can handle like an E34 can with its...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-28-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 884
Posted By Radian
How about a video instead? ...

How about a video instead?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIOP576oXpA
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-28-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 884
Posted By Radian
I bought my 535i 5-spd from it's third owner in...

I bought my 535i 5-spd from it's third owner in '06 with 139 k on the clock for $4000.

I was 26. The purchase included a 5 figure stack of maintenance documentation traceable right back to the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-24-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Radian
:rofl: :beerchug:

:rofl: :beerchug:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-22-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Radian
You strap on bigger wheels...then notice that the...

You strap on bigger wheels...then notice that the car takes longer to stop. Hmmm.

Physics 101: Increasing moments of inertia along the drivetrain equate to slower rates of acceleration.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-20-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Radian
:dunno: My schedule is stacked. Can't make it....

:dunno: My schedule is stacked. Can't make it. Although it'd be a great excuse for a road trip into Cali, as of late it's hard enough for me to get out locally, much less cross-country.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-06-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By Radian
Maintenance: -Clutch slave and master cyl ...

Maintenance:
-Clutch slave and master cyl
-Service the A/C system
-Pads & Rotors
-Drive shaft center bearing & Guibo
-Steering center rod & idler arm bushing
-Headliner
-Twisted driver's seat...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By Radian
No. The "nut" shown in the picture above secures...

No. The "nut" shown in the picture above secures the cam gear drive flange to the end of the camshaft.

+1 :thumbup:

As-shown, the cam gear could be removed, but you'd put yourself in the hurt...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By Radian
You're welcome. In order to remove the...

You're welcome.

In order to remove the upper timing cover:

1. Remove the rotor adaptor (the metal piece that the rotor fastens to) using a either a large t-handle allen wrench or (better...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By Radian
The Bentley is almost useless for non-routine...

The Bentley is almost useless for non-routine maintenance like what you're doing.

For engine tear-down you should be primarily referencing the BMW factory service manual.

There's a link to one...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Radian
How's the alignment since the swap? Any excessive...

How's the alignment since the swap? Any excessive toe-in will cause the front end to jack...essentially anti-dive behavior, but without any braking input.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Radian
Crap. Just saw that Staskz necro-posted. ...

Crap. Just saw that Staskz necro-posted.

:throw:

Disregard.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Radian
The older Blaupunkt RDM126 ("7" series from circa...

The older Blaupunkt RDM126 ("7" series from circa '97) where manufactured with BMW interiors in mind. I used to have a TORONTO in my E30. It was a very fine aftermarket HU :thumbup:...arguably better...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By Radian
Yes...certainly. :mad: They are not removed...

Yes...certainly. :mad:

They are not removed from the bottom side with the manifold and head fastened to the block.

You have to pull the head (with the manifold still attached) from the block,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-13-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Radian
...and also reduced trail from an aftermarket...

...and also reduced trail from an aftermarket drop kit.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Radian
I realize I'm necro-posting my own thread, but I...

I realize I'm necro-posting my own thread, but I found a video that visually demonstrates how rotational inertia impacts the performance of a wheel assembly in terms of its acceleration.

This...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-12-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,907
Posted By Radian
Very likely just the fuel pump. :dunno: Mine...

Very likely just the fuel pump. :dunno:

Mine whirs like an electric razor, granted it's original.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By Radian
Juniper, good luck with that color down the road....

Juniper, good luck with that color down the road.

Back in the day, BMW offered the 3-series in a factory metallic "Daytona Purple". My local dealership had one E36 M3 in that color, and it took...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-09-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,907
Posted By Radian
That's normal for the E34. It's not mileage...

That's normal for the E34. It's not mileage related. It's a result of the shape of the fuel tank in combination with a fuel gauge that is not linearized.

The sending unit is linear in of itself,...
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