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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-22-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By rdc
Thanks, you are correct. High prices and some are...

Thanks, you are correct. High prices and some are in really bad shape. I have parchement replacement leather so i may just have a quality upholstery shop recover and make sure the seat heater works.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By rdc
Need 1995 525i heated parchement passenger seat.

I need a 1995 525i heated parchment passenger seat complete or else complete seat coverings, paddings with operational seat heater.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-11-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By rdc
I found another way to deal with light colored...

I found another way to deal with light colored (parchment) hard plastic that hat has turned darker. Sand it! I tested it on a old parchment seat surround. I sanded part of it with 320 wet/dry paper...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-11-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By rdc
Another alternative would be to use SEM color...

Another alternative would be to use SEM color coat aerosols. They have lots of colors even a couple called light and medium parchment. I need to see a colo chart. :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-08-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By rdc
Plastic discoloration 1995 525i

I have some parchment colored hard plastic interior parts darkening from sunlight. Is there any way to restore the proper color?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-21-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By rdc
Temperature sensor reads normal now. Just seems...

Temperature sensor reads normal now. Just seems slow to react, I suspect impending failure as has been suggested. I will watch and repair as needed. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-21-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By rdc
Guys, I have checked the temperature twice,...

Guys, I have checked the temperature twice, turned car on and off each time, since the repair and the sensor seems to be calibrating itself. Sensor temperature has now risen to 44 degrees in garage....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-21-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By rdc
Outside temp sensor -33F Why?

I just replaced my auxiliary cooling fan and had to remove the bumper and disconnect the outside temperature sensor. When I hooked the sensor back up it did not work and the OBC shows -33f.
What...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,316
Posted By rdc
believe you had one bidder on e-bay. is that...

believe you had one bidder on e-bay. is that correct?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By rdc
That's what i currently believe. In a year of so...

That's what i currently believe. In a year of so who knows what might be available. :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By rdc
had to replace one bulb.

had to replace one bulb.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-20-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By rdc
LED Headlights on a e34, Anyone?

Anyone replace their low beams with LED headlights? I see some advertised but have no idea if they work well. I currently use HID lights I installed about 6 years ago.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By rdc
I just prefer to leave it stock.

I just prefer to leave it stock.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-30-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By rdc
Dr. Don's radio repair 95 525i

The stock radio in my 95 BMW 525i died. Believe it was the power supply. As I did not want to replace it with a new flashy radio, I just sent it to Dr. Dons in Huntsville Texas and he restored it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By rdc
what should one for a 525i cost at the scrap yard?

what should one for a 525i cost at the scrap yard?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-16-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By rdc
Have no idea what happened with the gigi. I found...

Have no idea what happened with the gigi. I found that the test-drive cars were pre-production cars so they were less refined than final production cars. Also as test vehicles they have a tough life....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By rdc
BMW i3 test drive

Drove the i3 TWICE in Louisville, Ky today at Sam Swope BMW. Interesting experience as the trips were short “around the block sort of thing. Drove a Giga and Terra. My experiences were similar to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-05-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,367
Posted By rdc
See if this helps understand how to check trany...

See if this helps understand how to check trany fluid in a e34 without a dipstick. I let my independent BMW shop do it.
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-23-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By rdc
I have replaced struts and shock and upper...

I have replaced struts and shock and upper control arms a few years ago. Not quite there yet. That said, the lower control arms are original. may replace those. :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-22-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By rdc
steering parts replaced-first time

Just had the center link, tie rods and idler arm installed on my 95 525i. All BMW or Lemforder parts. Found busted boots, slightly loose joints and fairly worn and loose feeling joint that connects...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By rdc
I just used the GM (ACDelco) coolant sealant...

I just used the GM (ACDelco) coolant sealant pellets. crushed and dissolved 4 pellets in a coolant/distilled water mixture and poured in the side tank. DID NOT FLUSH FIRST. Drove around for about 20...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-07-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By rdc
I have heard that some people have tried to use...

I have heard that some people have tried to use the GM (ACDelco) cooling system seal tabs with some success on small leaks and seepage. I have also heard it is mostly a natural product with ginger...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-06-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By rdc
I believe the hoses are drains for the AC. If...

I believe the hoses are drains for the AC. If your heater core is leaking coolant will drain out the same hoses. BTW, I think my heater core leaks some.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By rdc
3m used to make a solvent cleaner. I twas in a...

3m used to make a solvent cleaner. I twas in a small metal can. I understand it is no longer available. Great stuff, a very quick drying cleaner. Reminded me a dry cleaning fluid i used to see years...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By rdc
battery discharge test question

I was pulling the fuses to test for an amperage drain on my 95 525i and noticed what I thought was an oddity. The amperage drain went up when I removed fuse 21. Which is for license lights, interior...
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