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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-14-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By ThoreauHD
It's 12-$15 for a air bag reset tool on ebay. ...

It's 12-$15 for a air bag reset tool on ebay. Mine goes out whenever I move the front seat around too much. Try thay first. It's the easiest/least invasive.


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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,313
Posted By ThoreauHD
That's just finger in the butt hole horrible. I...

That's just finger in the butt hole horrible. I don't like ghetto pimp.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By ThoreauHD
I get that alot too. I guess I could stick a...

I get that alot too. I guess I could stick a bulb with a higher drain in there, but I don't really want people to see my license plate to begin with.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By ThoreauHD
Tires!!!

I have about 4000 miles on them so far. They sound the same as my previously discontinued Michelins, but they seem to be softer/a bit more grippy in the wet and cold. I assume that means they won't...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2016, 04:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By ThoreauHD
Which E34 model would you recommend?

Buy it anywhere in the US and ship it. There are shipping bidding sites that give you the cheapest price. I bought my car from some old Italian guy in the Adirondack mountains and had it shipped 6...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By ThoreauHD
Gas mileage between the 530 and 540 are the same....

Gas mileage between the 530 and 540 are the same. I would opt for the 540.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By ThoreauHD
Tires!!!

I have the thunderer for the 15 in wheels. They are quite nice, and the only one that can deal with the speed rating. Quite grippy. They were $250 for 4 shipped. Tireseasy I think was the website.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-29-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By ThoreauHD
Is this aftermarket? I don't have a transmission...

Is this aftermarket? I don't have a transmission fluid cooler at all. Replaced trans fluid and rad six times and twice, respectively, and have never seen a cooler. I'm on an automatic trans though.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-25-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By ThoreauHD
Interesting that it stalls after heat expansion,...

Interesting that it stalls after heat expansion, and you can only test for vacuum leaks when the engine is cold. I think a compression test will show something interesting.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-10-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By ThoreauHD
WOW, Super easy Trans shifting Fix

Did you change your fluid(twice) before doing the additive, or was it some brown/dark red used up fluid you are adding to?

The thing is those fluids exist to suspend debris and reduce heat. If...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-04-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By ThoreauHD
Who has the higest miles on the V8 ?

I have 155k on mine and haven't done anything but put synth 5w-40, denso iridium plugs, and a bavauto ignition coil set in it. And none of that due to breakage. Just wanted to pimp mein auto a bit....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-03-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By ThoreauHD
HELP! E34 530i no start

It's called a crankshaft position sensor. $48 at rockauto.com.

It's very easy to replace. There are youtube videos aplenty on it. You can also check the error codes for your car by doing a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-18-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,925
Posted By ThoreauHD
Daily driver down

That is the worst looking fuel pump I've ever seen. That looks like it's been at sea for 20 years.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-28-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By ThoreauHD
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-27-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By ThoreauHD
If I ever get an engine worthy of that thing,...

If I ever get an engine worthy of that thing, I'll be sure to buy it. Not much tuning room on my little 530 v8.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-27-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By ThoreauHD
Clueless ???

If that is what your cap looks like, then your coolant level sensor next to it is likely F'd beyond repair. It's $8 at rockauto.com. Clean the cap, flush the radiator, replace the sensor. Btw, you...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-27-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By ThoreauHD
Howling noise question

That's controlled by your auxillary fan resistor. $20-$30 and 10 minutes to replace. They fail every 50-60k miles. Other than that, you need to be more specific as to why it's a problem.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-16-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By ThoreauHD
Flat spots in steering

Yep, D4ATF fluid will eat the crap out of your bushings. That's a bad shake man. That with salty air and heat. If they were eurythane, maybe could haved walked it off, but the OE rubber is...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-16-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By ThoreauHD
Flat spots in steering

That sounds like a $20 ball joint/control arm. Slop plus pop, and it's usually that little piece O nothin ball joint that's grinding metal and has no tension. You ain't gonna see it until you put...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-13-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By ThoreauHD
I hope you didn't put the thermostat in backwards.

I hope you didn't put the thermostat in backwards.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-03-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By ThoreauHD
That's a nice set. Those springs are dangerous. ...

That's a nice set. Those springs are dangerous. Good to have the proper tools.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-03-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By ThoreauHD
E34 535i Sudden Front End Clunk

Sounds like your wheel isn't bolted on/torqued properly. Either that or you have a nail embedded in a tire and tacking in the road. But the interval sounds wrong for the latter.

I had the same...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-21-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By ThoreauHD
Man, that's expensive. Get that stuff at...

Man, that's expensive. Get that stuff at rockauto.com. That's 5x too much.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-21-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By ThoreauHD
Shocks or suspension query E34 540i

Bilstein shocks have lifetime warranties. Sachs shocks are OEM. Keep in mind that BMW's are very heavy, including our tank. Your standard ghetto Monroe shock isn't going to hold it's own very...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-21-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By ThoreauHD
Buying my first bmw question

18's will blow your suspension in short order. 17 is the max. You can do all of those things, but it will cause more harm than good. And almost welcome to the E34 club. You were smart to ask...
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