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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-10-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By BennyM
While I also have cold feet (7 F here), I was...

While I also have cold feet (7 F here), I was talking about Car Fax. But, nevermind about that. I guess it doesn't work the way it used to. Plus, it's a lot more expensive to get a report than I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By BennyM
CF anyone?

Anyone have CF right now? Please PM me. Thanks.
Forum: The MINI Board 03-28-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,608
Posted By BennyM
2004 rims on a 2009 clubman?

Hey everyone. We just got our first Mini (a 2009 clubman S) and since the snow is still flying her in Minnesota, we immediately bought a set of 16" rims from a 2004 mini to use with winter tires. I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-13-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By BennyM
The auto gets better gas mileage than the manual?...

The auto gets better gas mileage than the manual? That has not been my experience, nor does it jive with what I've read elsewhere (including DOT specs).
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 12-31-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,625
Posted By BennyM
Well, I have to say, Gary made up for all of my...

Well, I have to say, Gary made up for all of my frustrations earlier. He has redeemed TireRack's reputation. I'm not sure why I had so much trouble talking to other reps, but he knew exactly what...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-25-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By BennyM
Merry Christmas to you too. I dig your...

Merry Christmas to you too. I dig your minimalist garage.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 12-23-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,625
Posted By BennyM
Thumbs down Tire Rack venting

I've always read singing reviews for sales service at Tire Rack. As I've done wheel research on various forums, I've heard people say things like "Just call tire rack. If anybody knows, they'll...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-17-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By BennyM
I guess they last longer in colder climates? I...

I guess they last longer in colder climates? I don't think I ever even had to top off the water inside. I bought it in the beginning of '03, so actually it lasted more like 7.8 years. It was an...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-17-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By BennyM
I just had to replace my battery and at no point...

I just had to replace my battery and at no point did I have flickering lights or erratic dash behavior as you describe. I concluded it was the battery because:
a. I had more and more frequent...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-16-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By BennyM
The Bently manual will tell you for sure, but on...

The Bently manual will tell you for sure, but on my car it's the white one next to the DME module. The other two are fuel pump and O2 sensor. .2 volt fluctuation is normal, assuming it's in the 14...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-15-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By BennyM
Did you change the main relay or just skip it and...

Did you change the main relay or just skip it and go for the DME? This could also be bad capacitors in your gauge cluster. When you say +14 volts, how much does it fluctuate? It could be that the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-15-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By BennyM
Wheel hub size

Can anyone tell me what diameter hub bore Mille Miglia wheels come with from the factory. I need to figure out what size hubcenteric rings to get. I know the inside diameter has to be 72.5mm, but...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-10-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By BennyM
Contact Jon K. He did exactly what you're...

Contact Jon K. He did exactly what you're talking about with his '92 525i.
http://www.new-sweden.com/forum/showthread.php?t=355...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-09-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By BennyM
First, were you able to bypass the fuel relay to...

First, were you able to bypass the fuel relay to get the pump going? If you know the pump works, then I think you've eliminated most every possibility except for a bad ECU. Go find a used brain...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-06-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By BennyM
Where do these freaking washers go?

Just did the rear dogbones and I'm pretty sure that whoever did them last did them wrong, so I'm not sure I put the washers on correctly....or if it even matters. For one thing, the diagonal cross...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-06-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By BennyM
I fixed this problem by making one cut in each...

I fixed this problem by making one cut in each gasket (at the floor so you can hide it under the trim) and then stretched the gaskets back into the spaces they originally filled. I glued the gaskets...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-06-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By BennyM
Actually, that's a strong testimony for the strap...

Actually, that's a strong testimony for the strap wrench. I didn't know it could grip that well.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-26-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,654
Posted By BennyM
If the shop tightened your bushings with the...

If the shop tightened your bushings with the suspension dangling freely and then lowered the car, it is possible that they tore the bushings before you could even drive it next door.
Is the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-26-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,095
Posted By BennyM
Has anyone gotten a response from this guy?

Has anyone gotten a response from this guy?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-21-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,095
Posted By BennyM
sunroof panel

BMWFactory,
I'm in need of a replacement sunroof panel. Is yours Oxford Grün by any chance?
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