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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-08-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By rdc
Got lazy, real lazy, took the seat out, started...

Got lazy, real lazy, took the seat out, started work to fix the seat back and decided i did not have the patience that day to mess with it. Took it, without the car, to my indy they fixed with no...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-05-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By rdc
Thank you. I am going to start today. as fate...

Thank you. I am going to start today. as fate works, the passenger side now has the twist. :) So I will tackle it first.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-02-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By rdc
Still have not found time to take the seat out....

Still have not found time to take the seat out. Soon. :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-23-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By rdc
If it is a serial number 82-111467028 I will buy...

If it is a serial number 82-111467028 I will buy it. Now that i see I may not have mine fixed.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-23-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By rdc
Sorta worked. On a short trip today the remote...

Sorta worked. On a short trip today the remote would not work. However, later it did work. I suspect a bad connection somewhere. Ony one ever open one of a security boxes up?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-21-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By rdc
Reprogrammed one key chip and the remote worked!...

Reprogrammed one key chip and the remote worked! Checked the other key remote and it worked without reprograming. Have no idea why. I can only think I somehow reset the "brain" box. The serial number...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-20-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By rdc
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-20-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By rdc
Thanks In the past I have reprogramed the remotes...

Thanks In the past I have reprogramed the remotes per these instructions. Plan to do it again just to be sure. :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-20-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By rdc
I am suspecting module failure. Now to find a...

I am suspecting module failure. Now to find a repair or replacement source. any thoughts?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-20-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By rdc
both remotes quit working.

Both remotes on my 1995 BMW 525i quit working. this is the 3 button clicker. I checked fuses. all seemed ok, replaced remote batteries, realigned under seat antenna. Nothing. Searched and did not...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-18-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By rdc
Heater valve repair complete

I recently replaced my heater valve (original valve) on my 1995 BMW 525i with 236,000 miles. For years the heat was poor with what seems to like cold air leaking from somewhere. Well after replacing...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-10-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
One more observation and I am through with this...

One more observation and I am through with this thread. I disassembled the old heater valve (seems to be the original OE valve) to see what had failed. Everything was stuck either partially open or...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-09-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
IMO, you need to get over yourself. I stated...

IMO, you need to get over yourself. I stated everything as I saw it in the order of observation. Finding the problem is often imprecise, so please quit harping on precision etc. Most of us are...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-09-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
I have completed the repair and I am through with...

I have completed the repair and I am through with it. If something else breaks i will fix it. FYI, the brownish sludge has a very small granualarity and dissolves very easily. It may just be the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-08-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
That Nipple is "short" a hose and clamps seems...

That Nipple is "short" a hose and clamps seems to hold it. The more I look at the nipple i am not sure it it is broken It is smooth opening only has one ridge on the end where the pipe protrudes...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-08-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
No time for a complete backflush this winter. May...

No time for a complete backflush this winter. May do so in the spring when time and weather permits. Only a cold unheated garage... Good idea. Antifreeze is 3 months or so old.
However, I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-08-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
Well I did take it apart. after I did the hammer...

Well I did take it apart. after I did the hammer method to try to free it up. It did not have any effect. No sounds of either solenoid operational. As I was taking apart one solenoid it completely...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-08-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
Ended up replacing the heater control valve with...

Ended up replacing the heater control valve with a Bosch unit for about $106 through Amazon Prime. OE (made by Bosch) was about 300 to 400. Now have heat on both sides of the car. Bit fiddly to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
Thanks, That is my understanding about OE and OEM...

Thanks, That is my understanding about OE and OEM as well.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
Nope. I have owned this car since 2003. Only e34...

Nope. I have owned this car since 2003. Only e34 I have owned. E28 before this car.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
All of you have been very Helpful. I am going to...

All of you have been very Helpful. I am going to have my heater core repaired as needed after I check with my indy., However, i am going to replace my heater valve mysel just to have my heating...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
The crud was brown, soft with what looked like...

The crud was brown, soft with what looked like smallish flakes of brown hard stuff. Perhaps part of the corroded and broken off pipe. I may try a back flush on both side of the heater core. Remember...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
May try that today. However the pipe nipple is...

May try that today. However the pipe nipple is broken off or corroded. Already pulled all the crud i could reach with a pick and screwdriver. Both sides of the car are cold so i think the entire core...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
Looks that way. I may disconnect the damaged tube...

Looks that way. I may disconnect the damaged tube and plug the hose for now. It appears to be the driver's side tube.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By rdc
No. I run Zerex G05. Have for years. BTW, the...

No. I run Zerex G05. Have for years. BTW, the coolant was drained and refilled this summer. The heater core is original. When I bought the car 12 years a go, it had the green stuff. I changed it to...
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