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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Today, 04:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 657
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Have you tried pulling the wires off the window...

Have you tried pulling the wires off the window element and see if you get the same problem. That would test the wires rather than the load. Just an idea.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Once you have the seats, even if the cover is in...

Once you have the seats, even if the cover is in poor condition, its the style you are looking for. Any good trim shop can fix them.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Its working. Don't mend it. I have seen - ' If...

Its working. Don't mend it. I have seen - ' If its working mend it 'till it isn't ' more times than I like to remember. Keep an eye on the temp gauge and check the coolant level every few days...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
If the terminal has come off the glass - like my...

If the terminal has come off the glass - like my previous post - it can be soldered back. Scarey but true.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
If you blead it with the nose up and you are not...

If you blead it with the nose up and you are not getting over heat problems it seems to be OK. You did have the heater on full heat, didn't you?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 on the Sports Seats, if you can get them.

+1 on the Sports Seats, if you can get them.
Forum: Australia 12-20-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
RaceWars Western Australia

I have entered my E34 and my E38 in this event. I won't be the fastest but will be the only 2 BMW entry. April 11 & 12 2015 in Wyalkatchem.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-20-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Love the tool. Any chance of listing the source...

Love the tool. Any chance of listing the source (or PM me).
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-20-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
For the 'Full Tank' guy - Fuel will go off and...

For the 'Full Tank' guy - Fuel will go off and need draining away. I would also slacken off the filler cap. +1 on the rest - Jack stands; floating battery charger; oil changes. Careful clean just...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 12-20-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 on sticky 'stat. Also bleed with the car nose...

+1 on sticky 'stat. Also bleed with the car nose up (a littl bit) and heater on full. Make sure the pipe to the header tank is not kinked.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-20-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 303
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Never had an oil filled coil leak on me in 40...

Never had an oil filled coil leak on me in 40 years. Guess I'm just lucky. But I never bolted it down in the path of exhaust heat either.....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-20-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Another RTFM special. Love the $ reference!!

Another RTFM special. Love the $ reference!!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-20-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Here is a hoot. I bet he changed the key battery...

Here is a hoot. I bet he changed the key battery (works the remote door lock/unlock) BUT BUT BUT when that loose bit of plastic fell out he threw it away!! That is the ID chip!! How do I know...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-20-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 414
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Out with the heat srink sleeve and the soldering...

Out with the heat srink sleeve and the soldering iron.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-20-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Fully empty and de-trim the boot. Run your sound...

Fully empty and de-trim the boot. Run your sound system up and feel over the area the sound (rattle) is comming from. Check to see what is left in the boot in that area.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-20-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
You can flush the ICV with Carb Cleaner to smooth...

You can flush the ICV with Carb Cleaner to smooth its operation. Those cracks in the intake pipe will negate all the control that comes from the ECU. To get full heat (until summer) pull the wires...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-20-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Hi SS, Tint removal is best by steam jet, like...

Hi SS, Tint removal is best by steam jet, like some domestic cleaners. Has to be quite hot then the glue gives way. Its SCRAPING that does the damage.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-20-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Don't over tighten. Clean, bright , tight. That...

Don't over tighten. Clean, bright , tight. That is what you need. Over tight could distort or crack the cluster.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-20-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
And I have plans for more......

And I have plans for more......
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-19-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Has the air mass sensor taken a hit? TPS...

Has the air mass sensor taken a hit? TPS wires/plug? CPS wires and plug? That is where I would look. Those are performance/mpg related items that may have taken a bit of a shock, dislodged a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-19-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Very unusual for ALL the lines to go out - unless...

Very unusual for ALL the lines to go out - unless you scraped the inside of the window with a blade. Check for battery voltage at the terminal on the glass. If OK then it could be the earth or a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-15-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Check my ID picture. Glass top, 4 castors. Was...

Check my ID picture. Glass top, 4 castors. Was on my engine stand when this was taken.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-12-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I use +80% Narva. Not HID but nearly as good. ...

I use +80% Narva. Not HID but nearly as good. Seem to have good service life..
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-11-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,971
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Starting to get my 535i ready for the local...

Starting to get my 535i ready for the local RaceWars. Will be April 2015. Need to clay-bar, blow in bumper trim, stone chips, clean up interior, new ends and mains, and other minor stuff. Won't...
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 12-11-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
RaceWars In Western Australia 2015

Hi everyone,

Don't laugh too much, but I am entering my E34 and my E38 in the local RaceWars.
I wont be the fastest (last years winner clocked 312kmh) but I hope to get 220+ on the long course.
...
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