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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-25-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 306
Posted By Radian
That depends on the age. Sometimes it's just...

That depends on the age. Sometimes it's just dirt, but over time there can also be a gritty crust that simply can't be removed, requiring replacement. Buy once, cry once, IMO.

The part is called a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-25-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 306
Posted By Radian
Yes, it's required if your new pump did not come...

Yes, it's required if your new pump did not come with one already.

See this thread for pics: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549444&highlight=
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-22-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By Radian
What an ordeal. Glad to hear that you got it...

What an ordeal. Glad to hear that you got it fixed. Major props. I can only imagine the frustration.

ABS and IHKA....two acronyms that should strike fear in any euro mechanic.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-19-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 761
Posted By Radian
Heck, even an excellent condition Chevy Cavalier...

Heck, even an excellent condition Chevy Cavalier [of the right flavor of course] can still turn heads. :yikes:

http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/comment-image/88804.jpg

Frankly, at the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-17-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 682
Posted By Radian
FWIW the 'ol E34 535 vs. 530 battle took place...

FWIW the 'ol E34 535 vs. 530 battle took place back in the 90's...when the cars were still relevant showroom-wise.

Their direct comparison is covered extensively and archived nicely in the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-12-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 761
Posted By Radian
Opposite sides of the same coin. I for one would...

Opposite sides of the same coin. I for one would pay top dollar to have that cloth interior in my car over the leather one that's in there right now.

I made a plug (that admittedly looks like a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-12-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 761
Posted By Radian
What's wrong with Honda's interior? At least...

What's wrong with Honda's interior? At least Honda (and Toyota for that matter) know how to use elastomers in their plastics to make them last.

I've got an Accord out in my driveway right now...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-11-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 761
Posted By Radian
That's just it IMO. It's a matter of looks. Which...

That's just it IMO. It's a matter of looks. Which is fine for say concours.

I just haven't seen leather interiors hold up well to the rigors of daily driving without a significant amount of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-11-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By Radian
Seeing that the valve assembly is out, you could...

Seeing that the valve assembly is out, you could try reversing the flow through it.

That might dislodge something, but at this point all bets are off. :dunno:

Uncharted waters. Totally sucks....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-11-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 761
Posted By Radian
Bahhh. Overrated. I'd love to have that...

Bahhh. Overrated. I'd love to have that interior. Nice find OP.

Let's be real for a moment. Leather looks nice when it's new......and that's about it.

Any other time, you can fry your balls...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-09-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Radian
I typically don't make tools for my own work, but...

I typically don't make tools for my own work, but I do continue to scour the net for items that are basic, yet serious time savers IMO.

For example, a torque mutliplier and a pair of Rhino ramps....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-09-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,817
Posted By Radian
Awesome thread. Great read and love the pictures...

Awesome thread. Great read and love the pictures so far. : popcorn:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-05-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Radian
Tipping over a can of compressed "air" and...

Tipping over a can of compressed "air" and shooting it at the bolt after the surrounding area has been heated up will thermal shock it. Then a few quick taps with a hammer. Finally attempt to unscrew...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-04-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By Radian
Re-read the last sentence I wrote...carefully. ...

Re-read the last sentence I wrote...carefully.

Also, a basic system flush or bleeding out a single circuit after caliper work is one thing. An entire bleed and checkout for maintenance performed...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-04-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By Radian
Follow the book. Break down and buy a pressure...

Follow the book. Break down and buy a pressure bleeder. The $50 will get you out of this pickle.

That or limp it to the dealer and have them do it.

See:...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,858
Posted By Radian
"Yup, dead three years ago." ...

"Yup, dead three years ago."

http://coroner.smcgov.org/sites/coroner.smcgov.org/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/SMC3797x.jpg?itok=ZFYlwVc1
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-31-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,485
Posted By Radian
Try Atlanta...that's where I got mine. Was far...

Try Atlanta...that's where I got mine. Was far from perfect condition (still isn't), but the body was in excellent shape and everything was stock.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Radian
Got around to changing out the brick. Pics of the...

Got around to changing out the brick. Pics of the old one for posterity. Bye-bye Douglas™, it was a heck of a ride. :cry:

Upon picking up the new battery from the dealership, I was pleasantly...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-30-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 503
Posted By Radian
Thanks for the reminder. : puke: ....and I used...

Thanks for the reminder. : puke: ....and I used to think my old Celica was a wedge.

Growing up in my home town, a couple unfortunate souls happened upon the XT.

Three things:

1. Dealers...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-30-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Radian
To be quite honest, straight out-of-the-box, the...

To be quite honest, straight out-of-the-box, the Febi CSB looks like hell. There's a rough, thick layer of zinc spray coating on all the metal, and the rubber is slathered with copious amounts of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-30-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,485
Posted By Radian
..and it's 70 F here today at 3000 ft. Temps are...

..and it's 70 F here today at 3000 ft. Temps are supposed to drop like a rock tonight though.

Nice thread Mykk. I'll have to come up for a visit sometime, once I finish blowing the dust of my ride.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-30-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Radian
Info Note: The center support bearing is a...

Info Note:

The center support bearing is a Febi 75362 9097.

For anyone interested in crossing over to something like NSK, Schaeffler, Timken, or SKF.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Radian
Fingers crossed. Interesting thing about...

Fingers crossed.

Interesting thing about factory parts...They look a lot less expensive than they actually are. On the plus side when we throw money at quality parts for a decent car like the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-30-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Radian
535i drive shaft maintenance

Been a while since I last contributed here, and well that's because it's been two years since I've been able look at, much less drive, the hangar queen.

Three things are a priority for this car...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-24-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Radian
Welcome aboard Matt. Nice score. That's...

Welcome aboard Matt.

Nice score.

That's the cutout for the factory cell phone handset. I left my dock in place specifically to cover that hole.
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