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Forum: E34 M5 (1988-1995) 05-25-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,947
Posted By Socram
Need S38b36 Engine

Hi, I'm looking to get an S38 Engine.. hoping to be in good condition and Warranty desired.
If you know about a place who has it or someone from here selling it please let me know.

I'm in the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-23-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,919
Posted By Socram
..No kidding! :D Being at Costa Rica is the...

..No kidding! :D
Being at Costa Rica is the hardest part of all this problem.

Luckily I have Internet Access and this Forum along with Google
had become basically my main tools!


Don't...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,919
Posted By Socram
I've been reading about how to Service Auto...

I've been reading about how to Service Auto Transmissions..
Not exactly a Bentley's Manual, I need to get me one of those.

..Does anyone have a good Link featuring ZF service?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-23-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,919
Posted By Socram
That's the thing! about 8-9 months the...

That's the thing!
about 8-9 months the Transmission Fluid was replaced..

I'm just beginning to doubt about the 'mechanics' who had gone into the car.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-23-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,891
Posted By Socram
As previously sugested by the others.. you may...

As previously sugested by the others.. you may run a scan to see if there is any fault code
that might guide you to solve the problem..

I'm my case I have the same Transmission with a different...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-23-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,919
Posted By Socram
Well it's been long time since my last update...

Well it's been long time since my last update here..
It's taking me a while to have this transmission problem resolved..
I took the car to a Transmission Repair shop a few days ago.. after a long...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-31-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,919
Posted By Socram
Sure thanks for the advise, I'll work on every...

Sure thanks for the advise, I'll work on every detail that would help me and might help somebody else with similar problem.. so I'll post here.

-Now about the radiator, I was mainly refering that...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-30-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,919
Posted By Socram
Thanks Robert! I was concidering the Valve Body...

Thanks Robert!
I was concidering the Valve Body and also the radiator,
I read somewhere that some BEHR radiators for Auto Tran presented function-design problems when cooling the transmission, ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-29-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,919
Posted By Socram
Thanks, The car was bought from BMW local...

Thanks,
The car was bought from BMW local dealer back in 1993,
I'm the 4th owner and as I rebuilt the transmission less than 3 years ago I'm sure I have
the ZF-5HP18 pretty rare arround here as it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-29-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,919
Posted By Socram
Well the transmision died, another high cost...

Well the transmision died, another high cost repair?.. I'm thinking about it..

What are really my options?
I mean we are talking about $1500 of trany rebuilt cost..
Is there any way to change...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-21-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,678
Posted By Socram
I have the same Auto Tran. I'm living almost...

I have the same Auto Tran.

I'm living almost the same story!
But only when I go Up Hills.
During normal use in the City no problem at all

I've rebuilt the transmission an yet the problem...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-11-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,114
Posted By Socram
E30/E36 Sport Seats could fit E34?

Hi!
Has anyone fitted Sport Seats from an E30, E36 or even from an E32 to an E34?

If the measures are not the same as an E34 normal seat to bolt in ..what's the best way to have them installed?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-30-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,756
Posted By Socram
Great you had fix the issue! I have a similar...

Great you had fix the issue!
I have a similar problem but time to time,
I mean the transmission works perfect almost always but when I get to hills it gets into LIMP MODE... The cause hasn't been...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-18-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Socram
The car hasn't been lowered ..yet.. and I'm not...

The car hasn't been lowered ..yet.. and I'm not thinking of too much
Most likely just new springs (not sure which) with Bilstein shocks.
And Yes.. I was planning 8.5" at the front wheels.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-17-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Socram
.. By the way, what's the maximum width that a...

.. By the way, what's the maximum width that a rim may have to fit the E34, both; rear and front?
Also the Offset, I know it is ET20 but how much more or less can you go different than that?
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 08-13-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By Socram
Thanks for sharing that second head! I will get...

Thanks for sharing that second head!
I will get back to my friend and let him know..
As soonest I have his reply I'll contact you.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-11-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 105
Sticky: Buying an E36?
Views: 84,868
Posted By Socram
I should say Good info! It's into my plans...

I should say Good info!
It's into my plans buying an E36 M3 sometime.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 08-11-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By Socram
NEED S50 Cylinder Head (1995 U.S. Spec)

Hi, a good friend's M3 cylinder head has cracked, presure from cylinder 3 is going into the cooling system and there is nothing else to do in order to fix it, So a replacement of it is now required....
Forum: Parting Out 08-11-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,538
Posted By Socram
Well is shame to see a good looking M3 to end up...

Well is shame to see a good looking M3 to end up like that..

I'm interested on the engine though..
I'm Looking for an S50 (U.S. Spec) just the Cylinder Head,
let me know if you can sell it or...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-06-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,919
Posted By Socram
I'll try to be short with the full story: I...

I'll try to be short with the full story:

I started this thread as I have this trasmission on my 92" 520i with 167,000 Miles on the car/engine, the transmission was overhauled about 2years ago.
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-05-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,919
Posted By Socram
ZF-5HP18 Automatic Transmission

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about this Transmission?
..good or bad things about it perhaps?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-01-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By Socram
^ There you go! they were made in 7x15 7x16...

^ There you go!
they were made in
7x15
7x16
8x17
9x17
for E34.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-25-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,579
Posted By Socram
I have a 520i-E34-5 speed Auto.Tran original...

I have a 520i-E34-5 speed Auto.Tran
original 167,000 miles.

The handling is great, the 5 speed -3setting- Auto.Tran is good, and prefer the looks over most BMWs if you fit the right Wheels and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-24-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By Socram
Not a clue either but you may use these sites to...

Not a clue either but you may use these sites to look after those Rims.
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
http://www.angelfire.com/biz7/bmwheelie/

I have no Idea what are mine´s neither, and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-21-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By Socram
Spectacular!!

Spectacular!!
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