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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-23-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Mr._Graybeard
They protect your suspension when it bottoms out....

They protect your suspension when it bottoms out. If only pieces of them remain in place, their function is reduced.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-22-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
You'll know if they're bad. They'll be cracked...

You'll know if they're bad. They'll be cracked and crumbling.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-21-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I'm with you. In my book, firsthand experience is...

I'm with you. In my book, firsthand experience is the most valuable contribution a person can make to this forum.

I always try to keep in mind that people soliciting help here have varying levels...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-21-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I'm only sharing my experience. You're being ......

I'm only sharing my experience. You're being ... well, who you are.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-21-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Good to see you posting again, BMWFF.

Good to see you posting again, BMWFF.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-21-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Shock mounts are a known weak point in BMW...

Shock mounts are a known weak point in BMW suspensions of the 1980s and 1990s. The Meyle HD mounts were engineered to address a design flaw in the factory part.

They're not indestructible, but...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-21-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
If you can easily push the shock rod into the...

If you can easily push the shock rod into the shock with your hand, they're shot. If they're leaking, they're shot. Simply rocking the car may or may not tell you much, depending on your diagnostic...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-21-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Yeah, but those are junk. Unfortunately the...

Yeah, but those are junk. Unfortunately the aftermarket is full of inferior parts nowadays. Get Meyle HD mounts or Lemfoerder.

This is a good source:...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-21-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
You may have deteriorated rear shock mounts, part...

You may have deteriorated rear shock mounts, part No. 33521132270. They have a rubber component that can deteriorate with age. Bad ones can produce a lot of thumping and clunking.

I'd also look at...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-20-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I'm betting on a vacuum leak. Manifold vacuum...

I'm betting on a vacuum leak. Manifold vacuum should be at its maximum at idle, and the engine isn't making it. Goose the throttle and it gets back within spec. Check the usual suspects.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-18-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,750
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Thank you, mods, for your diligence.

Thank you, mods, for your diligence.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-17-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
BTW, the ethanol situation has changed in my area...

BTW, the ethanol situation has changed in my area over the past couple years. Ethanol-free premium is now pretty widely available. Since my ECU is chipped, I run premium anyway...

Of course the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-17-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
The seam looks pretty good. There are a couple...

The seam looks pretty good. There are a couple spots where some cushions protect the tank seam against the straps. I can't see under them and I fear there might be some corrosion there. Like I said,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-17-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
The inside of the tank looked pretty clean when I...

The inside of the tank looked pretty clean when I opened it up to install a fuel pump about 70K miles ago. So here's hoping the repair guy can use a coating to seal it up.

It reminds me of when I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-16-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Now, a fuel tank leak

Seems like this is my summer of discontent with my daily driver. Fixed my fuel hose problem, but the fuel tank still has a wet spot, right by where one of the straps crosses the seam. :mad:

The...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-16-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,750
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
You'll notice by the little subtitle under...

You'll notice by the little subtitle under capricornbmw's username that he has been banned from this forum.

You may have simply overfilled your cooling system. I'd keep some water/coolant mix in...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-14-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Oops, I was going to reply to this, but it seems...

Oops, I was going to reply to this, but it seems that the OP has moved on. Oh well ...

Gotta agree with you, Mykk. Pulling the intake manifold isn't that tough. And if you're going to do the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-14-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Yeah the CCV tube is a likely culprit. And make...

Yeah the CCV tube is a likely culprit. And make sure the caps on the ccv vacuum ports are intact and in place.

Don't want to sound like a broken record, but put a vacuum gauge on one of those ccv...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-12-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Man, those are huge. Definitely wrong for your...

Man, those are huge. Definitely wrong for your car.

This is the size you want: https://www.amazon.com/pieces-Hubcentric-74-1mm-Aluminum-Hubrings/dp/B00CH8M376
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-12-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Not a bad idea there. It'll save me some plumbing...

Not a bad idea there. It'll save me some plumbing work.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-12-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Cool down, guys. I used CRP fuel hose, I'm...

Cool down, guys.

I used CRP fuel hose, I'm pretty sure, which is aftermarket but (I think) of decent quality. Just out of curiosity I tried blowing into both filters and neither seemed to have a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-12-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Not a good summer for rubbery bits

I caught a whiff of gasoline while walking behind my 5er the other day. Tool it out for a spin, and after I parked I spotted gas pooling under the RR wheel.

Checked it out, and found that one of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-12-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I like the style 29 wheels, and since they aren't...

I like the style 29 wheels, and since they aren't that popular you can usually get a good deal on them.

But they definitely require hubcentric rings on an E34.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-08-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I'd always look for vacuum leaks first on any...

I'd always look for vacuum leaks first on any fuel-injected engine when there are driveability problems like lurching, stalling and the like.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-07-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I just ran across a similar Rotella sale at my...

I just ran across a similar Rotella sale at my local Farm & Fleet.
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