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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-24-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By magusat999
I guess I'll check on those options before moving...

I guess I'll check on those options before moving on to other things...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-23-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By magusat999
Well I found that hose and connected it - engine...

Well I found that hose and connected it - engine still doesn't fire up - and now it's sounding like there is a starter problem (just a loud clicking when I turn the ignition key). I checked the spark...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-22-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By magusat999
Okay - that second hose I finally found (for...

Okay - that second hose I finally found (for sale) - sadly the shop isn't open until Monday! DARN IT! I'm going to try and re-connect the old hose (maytbe it just popped off?). In any event - does...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-18-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By magusat999
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-17-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By magusat999
You guys really saved my bacon! Thanks - I've...

You guys really saved my bacon! Thanks - I've been getting oil pressure warnings and my engine acts like it will start but wont - I guess I'm going to have to replace those hoses and see if that's my...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-17-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By magusat999
Exclamation What are these hoses for???

There is a small hose coming out of the Vanos - which in my case is chopped short and wet (oil)?...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-17-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By magusat999
Just to update - it turned out to be the...

Just to update - it turned out to be the waterpump. replaced it and the alternator (which had blown due to radiator fluid spilling all over it) and problem solved.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-12-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,973
Posted By magusat999
Update (finally) - that leaking WAS the...

Update (finally) - that leaking WAS the waterpump. I pulled it once and it looked like new. I replaced the thermostat and housing. Leak was still there. Took my car to a mechanic and he told me it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-12-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,264
Posted By magusat999
It was the water pump, but the liquid splashed...

It was the water pump, but the liquid splashed all over the alternator and took that out too, so I had to replace both. I know this took a long time, I've been through some personal difficulties...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-12-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By magusat999
I just found out something new. I looked...

I just found out something new. I looked underneath the car and it's wet beneath the engine. Looking at the top (or from inside the engine compartment) it looks like there is no leak, but apparently...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-12-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By magusat999
I'm sorry I forgot to write the things I know it...

I'm sorry I forgot to write the things I know it isn't:

The battery is good, relatively new and everything is fully powered.
The alternator is less than a year old. And no power or alternator...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-12-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By magusat999
Exclamation 1994 525i crank but no start...

Yesterday I tried to start my car and it was difficult to get it to crank over. There was an engine oil pressure light on ( the "oil can" symbol) so I checked the oil which was marginally low. I put...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-21-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,264
Posted By magusat999
I took the car to a mechanic and he told me it...

I took the car to a mechanic and he told me it was indeed the waterpump. I feel really stupid now because that's the first thing I thought it was, until I pulled the waterpump out which at that point...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-20-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By magusat999
Well thanks - that must not be it, then.

Well thanks - that must not be it, then.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-20-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By magusat999
What is this hose for?

Someone posted this really good pic of the front of an e34 engine, and hopefully it will help me identify a bad leak I've been having coming from this area (and is not the thermostat housing or the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-04-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,264
Posted By magusat999
Sorry it's not so pristine looking but I just...

Sorry it's not so pristine looking but I just started to get to work on it. I've been spending a lot of my time praying I would not have to go under the hood, but my fortunes have been down lately...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-03-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,264
Posted By magusat999
Wouldn't bleeding the system take care of the...

Wouldn't bleeding the system take care of the pressure? And its a new thermostat so I don't see how it would be that. There is a spray of coolant on the hose - as I described - which could not come...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-03-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,264
Posted By magusat999
Exclamation Yet another cooling problem... E34

My 1994 BMW 525i's cooling problem just turned into a mystery for me - maybe someone has some advice on how I should proceed from here? It started with the car spitting up coolant when I parked after...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,973
Posted By magusat999
I had a few surprises, even after consulting the...

I had a few surprises, even after consulting the manual. First off, the waterpump was located behind a pulley - there was no plate separating the pulley and the waterpump area. So I had to remove the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-29-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By magusat999
Talking E34 owner here!

Hi all - I've been lurking here a couple years (I think) but I just joined a couple days ago. I belong to so many forums I thought I was a member already... I have to get some pcs of my car - this is...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-29-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By magusat999
And all I want to do is get my car running nice...

And all I want to do is get my car running nice and looking normal... E34 is just not worth spending all that extra dough on. Not likely to resell high enough for that type of investment.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-29-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,083
Posted By magusat999
1994 BMW 525i - now its a project...

I'll post some pics later, but I got a decent running model with only minor repairs needed... and then I rear-ended someone. Bent up the driver's side fender, pushed in the lights on that side....
Forum: 5 Series DIY 06-29-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 94,465
Posted By magusat999
I was tricked by Sears today - the website said...

I was tricked by Sears today - the website said they had the fan clutch wrench and the tool in stock at my store. i walked two miles to the store abd they didn't have ANY 32mm wrenches of any sort...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-29-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,973
Posted By magusat999
Question 1994 525i (e34) - Getting to the fan, thermostat, wp area?

Those helper videos mostly use the e39 series - which does not have this thing in the way when you need to get the fan (and especially the thermostat housing) off:
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