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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By Larrick
The locking system is strong but seems to have...

The locking system is strong but seems to have some quirks.
There is a synchronization technique which you can google for e34.
My locks do not want to allow the key to turn in the described...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-19-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Larrick
If you take the one to a hardware store you...

If you take the one to a hardware store you should be able to match it.
The metal will need to match the grade strength.
Metric have number engraved on the head. Range 4.6 to 12.9.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-18-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Larrick
That will be with a typical load of one and...

That will be with a typical load of one and sometimes two adults.
I guess it is something to play with.
I really had not given it much thought before because I usually drive a pick-up truck.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-18-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Larrick
I finally got a look at the door frame and the...

I finally got a look at the door frame and the proper tire pressure for
a 525i touring is 36 psi front and 44 psi rear.
Wheel Works was wrong, although they showed me a printed page showing
29...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By Larrick
WD40 is not a lubricant. It is good for...

WD40 is not a lubricant.
It is good for loosening things up but you need to clean up whatever it
is used on and then use the proper lubricant for the task.

I see people using WD40 on bicycle...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-13-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Larrick
Thanks Zombie, I was starting to feel a little...

Thanks Zombie, I was starting to feel a little lonely.
I agree and will pump up to 35 psi.
Good to see you resolved your water issue.
We could use some of that rain out here in Northern...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-13-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Larrick
Seems like I have a solo thread. My son loves...

Seems like I have a solo thread.
My son loves the ride with the pressure at 29 and 33.
Perhaps it is a counter intuitive thing.
I was thinking that the higher tire pressure would cause the front...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-12-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Larrick
I will find the passage in the Owners Manual and...

I will find the passage in the Owners Manual and Post it.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-12-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Larrick
The question guy is in the wrong place. I know...

The question guy is in the wrong place. I know that the front end is good
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Larrick
Proper tire pressure for 525i touring

I just had new tires and a front end alignment done at Wheel Works.
225/60R15
The front tires had worn excessively on the out side.
I had them flipped on the rims to get some more milage out of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-10-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Larrick
Check your fuses. Do the two share a ground...

Check your fuses.
Do the two share a ground wire?
Sometimes wires on different fuses can share a ground.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Larrick
I was just looking at the old regulator which I...

I was just looking at the old regulator which I just changed out.
The center (round) bushing appears to be riveted on.
How did you attach the new bushing?
They do not seem to be replaceable.
The...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Larrick
You may have put the central locking system into...

You may have put the central locking system into a lock down mode.
There is nothing about it in Bentley but there is mention in the OWNER'S MANUAL.
I do not have it in front of me but there is a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-09-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Larrick
I have 177,000 miles on a 1994 525it m50tu...

I have 177,000 miles on a 1994 525it m50tu engine.
I have been using Mobile 1 10w30
I think they make a 10w40 and will use that at the next oil change.
I began using Mobil 1 in 1976 when I lived...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-09-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Larrick
They are there for a reason. Get some at a junk...

They are there for a reason.
Get some at a junk yard.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-02-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Larrick
I can not turn the key in the door lock any more...

I can not turn the key in the door lock any more than 2 positions
Lock and unlock.
Not Bentley's 3 positions or the many internet site claiming 5 different positions.
Does anyone have the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-02-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Larrick
http://www.justanswer.com/bmw/12pbx-bmw525i-1990-m...

http://www.justanswer.com/bmw/12pbx-bmw525i-1990-model-car-not-responding.html
This is, yet another, diagram and instruction about door locks.
Granted this is for a 1990 but the door lock positions...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-01-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Larrick
That is interesting Zombie Hunter. I will get a...

That is interesting Zombie Hunter. I will get a look at the 1994 525it in the morning.
It is my Son's car.
I am not sure if the key moves to those positions either.
But in searching, It appears...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Larrick
Bentley Manual says that locks can become...

Bentley Manual says that locks can become unsynchronized if a door is not completely closed and is locked
or a handle is lifted before the interior lock button is raised.

Bentley also states...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-01-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Larrick
I cannot really find a good exploded view of the...

I cannot really find a good exploded view of the door lock assembly which shows the interaction of the
door handles (in and out) and the locking mechanism.
If both inside and outside do not...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-31-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Larrick
There is no remote locking system. I will try...

There is no remote locking system.
I will try the "Emergency " unlock technique
Passenger side
Pull up handle
turn key to emergency unlock (position 1)
OPen door
Close door and turn to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-31-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Larrick
Driver side door will not open

I took the door panel off today to see why the window would not go up.
That was an easy find.
The small bolt on the center of the round gear had snapped.
I wired the window in the up position so...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-28-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Larrick
I called Discount tires and they are pushing...

I called Discount tires and they are pushing UniRoyal Tiger Paw as their best suggestion
for my needs. $99 + $15 balance an mount.
Big O wants $117 + $20 balance and mount. (they are literally...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-27-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By Larrick
I agree. Pex gets mixed reviews. I do not...

I agree. Pex gets mixed reviews.
I do not understand why AutohausAz does not carry a Lemforder center tie rod but only the outer.
The Lemforder center is about the same price.
I used Meyle for the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-21-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 413
Posted By Larrick
Autozone will lend you a Tie rod puller if there...

Autozone will lend you a Tie rod puller if there is one near you.
I used a Pickle fork and just about went mad trying to get my thrust arm out.
I used a 3 pound sledge hammer and was finally able...
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