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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-19-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By DrCharles
Yes, you can connect the two hoses together. ...

Yes, you can connect the two hoses together.

Leave it mounted in the box, otherwise you have a 1" diameter hole downstream of the air filter, which is sucking all kinds of abrasive dirt and trash...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 245
Posted By DrCharles
You are correct, that's what I meant by "default"...

You are correct, that's what I meant by "default" (no power). I was just wondering if your heat controls were screwed up and telling the valves to stay closed.
But if you operate the system with the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 245
Posted By DrCharles
How do you know the heater valves are good? ...

How do you know the heater valves are good?
Have you tried disconnecting the power plug from the valve assembly? Default position is both valves open. Plug it back in with the key on and the heat...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-23-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By DrCharles
uh huh, and no BMW speedo has ever been known to...

uh huh, and no BMW speedo has ever been known to read a few mph high :confused:
:D
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-15-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By DrCharles
Much better, Alpina :thumbup: The voltage of the...

Much better, Alpina :thumbup: The voltage of the sensor portion will fluctuate (change back and forth) between very low and close to 0.8-0.9 volts while the engine is running (since it's basically a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-15-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By DrCharles
A brief intro to oxygen sensors: An oxygen...

A brief intro to oxygen sensors:

An oxygen sensor creates a voltage based on the amount of oxygen in the exhaust stream compared to the atmosphere. It's a very high impedance source, so a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-14-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By DrCharles
Thanks for the link. I just ordered one. My E34...

Thanks for the link. I just ordered one. My E34 has also occasionally given the same Brake LT error even though the bulbs (nickel-base Osrams) are good and light up.
The hardest part of the job will...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-14-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,107
Posted By DrCharles
I agree. So you have fuel, spark and compression....

I agree. So you have fuel, spark and compression. That pretty much only leaves timing :thumbup:
(Valve timing probably is not the issue since you have decent compression numbers - if off a tooth the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-14-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,107
Posted By DrCharles
OK, so you have compression. It's normal for the...

OK, so you have compression. It's normal for the reading to climb over several strokes since the volume in the adapter/hose/gauge has to be filled and compressed too.
Again... the basics: fuel,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-14-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,765
Posted By DrCharles
Nothing's a given when it comes to our BMW's ;) ...

Nothing's a given when it comes to our BMW's ;)

I always wanted to play my bass in a band but never had time, inclination and nearby musician friends at the same time!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-14-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,765
Posted By DrCharles
I read through the last couple pages and don't...

I read through the last couple pages and don't see where you got the rod out of the bellhousing... you could see it, and it was aluminum, but where/when did you grab and remove it?
Just wondering ;)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-07-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,765
Posted By DrCharles
Exclamation Question #1... What is the bellhousing made of?...

Question #1... What is the bellhousing made of? and,

Question #2... Does it dissolve in NaOH too? :tsk:

:bigpimp:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-06-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By DrCharles
Control arm and thrust arm bushings...

Control arm and thrust arm bushings...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-01-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 542
Posted By DrCharles
I got a better copy made of my (rather worn)...

I got a better copy made of my (rather worn) original key. Blanks are available cheap on eBay. This copy will unlock and lock the trunk! Works in the doors and ignition too :thumbup:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-01-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,765
Posted By DrCharles
I'd give these a try before pulling the...

I'd give these a try before pulling the drivetrain...

http://www.irwin.com/tools/screw-bolt-extractors/bolt-extractors

(When you say "stripped" you do mean the head is rounded off, not the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-31-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,107
Posted By DrCharles
The air/fuel ratio in the tank would still be...

The air/fuel ratio in the tank would still be above the rich limit even with just a few ounces of gas left...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammability_limit

... that said, I wouldn't...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-30-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,107
Posted By DrCharles
Perhaps this particular one does, with 233k miles...

Perhaps this particular one does, with 233k miles (i.e. leaky intake valves) although I hope not :(
I'd run a leakdown test while you've got everything apart.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-29-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,107
Posted By DrCharles
Certainly it's a little more complicated, but...

Certainly it's a little more complicated, but still you can eliminate a lot of things if: you have a fat blue spark from at least a couple of the plugs, proper pressure at the injector rail, and all...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-29-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,107
Posted By DrCharles
How about going back to basics... fuel, air,...

How about going back to basics... fuel, air, spark, timing, compression...

Are you getting good spark at the plugs?

Correct fuel pressure, injectors spraying during cranking?

While you have...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By DrCharles
If you know of any tan heated non-memory seats...

If you know of any tan heated non-memory seats with really "no wear at all" for sale, please let me know, I'd love to purchase them!
-Charles
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-26-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By DrCharles
No problem. I got the pics, thanks... they are...

No problem. I got the pics, thanks... they are definitely better than mine but that driver's seat is worn enough I'll pass for now. Sorry for the inconvenience.
I doubt there are any E34 seats that...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-25-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By DrCharles
That sounds good, but I'm still waiting on good...

That sounds good, but I'm still waiting on good clear pics of the seats... my email is in the PM. Thanks.
-Charles
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By DrCharles
I'm interested in at least the bottom seat...

I'm interested in at least the bottom seat cushions for both driver and passenger side. Might be expensive to ship the seat back cushions although I could use them too.
thanks.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By DrCharles
Me too :(

Me too :(
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-04-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 718
Posted By DrCharles
No, don't know him but WP does have a population...

No, don't know him but WP does have a population of 12K and I don't live in the city ;)

I have trouble believing mechanics who claim that the worn clutches are only working because they are...
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