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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-16-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By ThoreauHD
Loud fan clutch

I know your pain. Since these cars are so cheap now, no matter what you spend on it you have to come to terms with the fact that you will never get that money back- but you will get a car that will...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-16-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By ThoreauHD
Very nice. Find a junk yard in Germany, and...

Very nice. Find a junk yard in Germany, and it'll take all of 20 minutes to pull some nice door cards. 2-3 screws and a pop and thats all there is to it. If you need any help, let us know.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-16-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By ThoreauHD
Trunk wiring loom. They all crack and make...

Trunk wiring loom. They all crack and make contact with metal, shorting out every damned thing sporadically.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-16-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By ThoreauHD
You have to replace it. $104 at rockauto. You...

You have to replace it. $104 at rockauto. You aren't going to enjoy the installation I'm afraid.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-12-2016, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By ThoreauHD
Should I change my oil weight?

He shouldn't be using high mileage oil at all. Smoke or not. He'll turn his seals/gaskets into paste. Just like you don't put Dex-cool in your cooling system. Putting high mileage additive oil...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-10-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,093
Posted By ThoreauHD
This is turning into a Greek tragedy... Im sorry...

This is turning into a Greek tragedy... Im sorry man. Assuming your fluid is fresh, and its been bled properly, your friend might be correct.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-10-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By ThoreauHD
I should say so. You are a bit out of spec at...

I should say so. You are a bit out of spec at crank. You can do 5-30, 5-40, 10-40, & 15-50. Whatever is LL01 or better certified, which usually ends up being 5-30 or 5-40. But I dont keep up with...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-09-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By ThoreauHD
I think thats right. Its hard to read that black...

I think thats right. Its hard to read that black page on a damn phone. I think he doesnt have a trans chip as well. Obama will be disappointed.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-09-2016, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By ThoreauHD
Exhaust smoke when driving.

So you cracked open the exhaust manifold, but didn't replace the gasket, but did torque it at a dangling angle so you could access a O2 sensor.

Well.. yea, I'd say there's a slight possibility...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-09-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,093
Posted By ThoreauHD
Sticky Brake

That's not right. Your pads should not be touching at all if they are compressed tightly and mounted in the proper orientation. You need to clean the crap off the calipers with a wire brush for...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-08-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,093
Posted By ThoreauHD
Sticky Brake

Your pads sound like they need to be pushed into the caliper piston a bit more. I also put caliper grease on the side of the piston to give it a more even glide and flex during compression. And I...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-04-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,503
Posted By ThoreauHD
Faraday Future breaks ground on $1B eletric vehicle factory

All this hippie **** isn't going to address where the electricity is going to come from, where the rare earth metals/batteries are going to come(or go) from once China tells us to F off, and why most...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-04-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,093
Posted By ThoreauHD
Wow, with that kind of wedge, you could run the...

Wow, with that kind of wedge, you could run the risk of snapping the guide bolts off on your calipers. I'd say to replace the rear pads & rotors- and forget this ever happened. Luckily the mini...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-03-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,093
Posted By ThoreauHD
Sticky Brake

Whats with the step down 1/2 inch depression in the rotor? Its hard to see straight on, but that rotor looks beyond worn. Its like you took a grinder to half of it. Supposed to be flat and uniform...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-01-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By ThoreauHD
If you are talking about your entire suspension...

If you are talking about your entire suspension being shot:
http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=3904974&cc=1012026&jnid=359&jpid=0

If you are saying that your shocks are simply perished:...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-28-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By ThoreauHD
1995 525i that won't shift into 4th gear?

You don't go down a quart unless its not been changed in a very long time. It's a closed pressurized system.

If you have the means, I'd suggest replacing the trans filter, fluids, and diff...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-28-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By ThoreauHD
dinan transmission chip for a e34 1989

I misread. They have a chip for your model right here. $149

http://www.dinancars.com/products/?series=5-Series&model=525i-e34&mid=1058
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-27-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By ThoreauHD
When was the last time you replaced your...

When was the last time you replaced your transmission fluid/filter and differential fluid?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-26-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By ThoreauHD
No. The subframe looks like it took a hit. And...

No. The subframe looks like it took a hit. And the suspension definitely took a hit.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-26-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By ThoreauHD
This would be the time to bring it into a bmw...

This would be the time to bring it into a bmw indy repair shop. To properly check for leaks requires flammable spraying on the hoses and listening for the engine notes without setting your engine on...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-25-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By ThoreauHD
You may not even have an eprom to replace for the...

You may not even have an eprom to replace for the trans. Call them and ask. They are very customer service oriented since they make bespoke cars for a living.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-23-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By ThoreauHD
Bimmer Members I need your Opinions

I recall the earliest M's stripe going from trunk to front bumper. But you know where the rust is, so if its a no-go, then a full tape is gonna be whats needed. Just be mindful of the glare. Its...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-23-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By ThoreauHD
525i is ticking

With non-obvious stuff like that, a trusted BMW Indy mechanic can work wonders on the cheap. It won't be the first time he's heard that. I had that issue at one time as well, and for the life of me...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-23-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By ThoreauHD
I have it in a 94 530i. Its made by Jim...

I have it in a 94 530i. Its made by Jim Conforti, as I recall. Night and day acceleration difference. Also put in a Dinan transmission chip. In a any case, it's the first upgrade anyone should do...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-22-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By ThoreauHD
Bimmer Members I need your Opinions

Your friend will have a better idea as to what looks less cheap. Depending on where the rust is, you could put a M band across the offcenter midline of the car. It would look appropriate and not...
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