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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-22-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Biasvoltage
Welcome to E34 land, and what a way to start!...

Welcome to E34 land, and what a way to start! Looking forward to the pictures.

I've owned an '03 525iT since '06, and bought my first E34 (a '90 535i/5) this year just to have something to learn...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-07-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Biasvoltage
Water is actually a more efficient coolant than...

Water is actually a more efficient coolant than the antifreeze - the antifreeze is there to lower the freezing point of the water so the block doesn't crack at 32F (it also contains some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Biasvoltage
2nd cooling system refresh (50k miles after first one): some observations

4 years and 50k miles ago, I replaced the cooling system on my 2003 525iT. (at the time, there was right around 100k miles on the original components). I used a Stewart water pump, Behr radiator,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-03-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By Biasvoltage
That's what she said! And that's what I did...

That's what she said!

And that's what I did - I was just (poorly, apparently) indicating to the OP that he may have to unscrew the tip, depending on the nature of his specific set of spark plug...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-03-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By Biasvoltage
There are some sets of spark plug wires - like...

There are some sets of spark plug wires - like the one I bought from rockauto - that will only connect to the threaded terminal.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-01-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Biasvoltage
Fan problems are a known E34 issue: The worn fan...

Fan problems are a known E34 issue: The worn fan motor causes increased current draw, overheating the fan wiring. It has been known to cause catastrophic fires, so you want to get on top of this...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-22-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 12,519
Posted By Biasvoltage
Technically I did all of this yesterday on the...

Technically I did all of this yesterday on the 1990 535i/5:

- Adjusted valves
- replaced spark plugs (removing a very old set of Bosch +4s and installing a set of NGK plain copper plugs, and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-04-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Biasvoltage
I'm terrified of going underneath a car at the...

I'm terrified of going underneath a car at the PYP. One yard I go to has these stands made out of a piece of 6" pipe welded to a 18" square steel plate that the cars are perched on. Most of them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,931
Posted By Biasvoltage
Tip on parts from another LA area E39 owner: ...

Tip on parts from another LA area E39 owner: Autohaus AZ has great prices on stuff, free shipping for orders over 75 bucks, plus the fact that it's in AZ means no sales tax, but geographically close...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,539
Posted By Biasvoltage
I bought my 03 525i as a CPO in 2006 with less...

I bought my 03 525i as a CPO in 2006 with less than 20k miles on it .. and was convinced that it would be the first car I owned that I'd never be able to work on. Hell, I had almost 3 years left of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-03-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Biasvoltage
E34's at pick-your-part

Went to Aadlen Bros pick-your-part in Sun Valley today. There were 9 E34's, 2 E39s, an E32, an E28, E30 convertible, and a few E46's, E38's, and others scattered around. I don't remember ever...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-28-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Biasvoltage
OP here. So I've been commuting from the...

OP here.

So I've been commuting from the valley to downtown for the last week in the '90 535i, and took it on a trip up to Santa Barbara wine country and back to LA today. It performed...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-21-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 439,940
Posted By Biasvoltage
1990 535i - 247k miles

1990 535i - 247k miles
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-20-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Biasvoltage
Long time E39 driver with new-to-me E34

Hello All!

I've been on the 'fest for years with my 03 525iT, which I've owned since 2006. On a whim, I picked up a 1990 535i 5 speed this week; the previoius owner is a BMW entusiast who bought...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-18-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Biasvoltage
Welcome! I have the same story - have been...

Welcome! I have the same story - have been driving an E39 (03 525iT) for 9 years but just landed a screaming deal on a very well kept 1990 535i. It's wild how different the two are, yet still seem...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Biasvoltage
That sure looks like a coaxial antenna cable....

That sure looks like a coaxial antenna cable....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 39,596
Posted By Biasvoltage
Finally got back to this project after a 3 week...

Finally got back to this project after a 3 week trip for work.

My passenger side axle - to - flange interface was definitely damaged. As I posted above, I had an unbelievably difficult time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 39,596
Posted By Biasvoltage
I'm not following how this would work - the hole...

I'm not following how this would work - the hole in the wheel carrier where the bearing bolts on is too small to allow the CV joint to go through, so how did you get the axle shaft / bearing / hub...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-19-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 39,596
Posted By Biasvoltage
I guess I can always serve as a bad example or...

I guess I can always serve as a bad example or the worst case scenario! I'm about halfway through this project on my 03 525iT, starting with the passenger side. The wagon has a different rear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,690
Posted By Biasvoltage
A dozen E60s destroyed for FF6. It's just...

A dozen E60s destroyed for FF6. It's just ridiculous. The classics destroyed for that series make my blood boil. They're not getting my $$.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By Biasvoltage
You should probably replace the ambient air temp...

You should probably replace the ambient air temp sensor as well. Under $20 from the online parts places. The crappy plastic panel it mounts in is notorious for disintegrating, then the sensor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Biasvoltage
You do not need to get new rotors turned. Take...

You do not need to get new rotors turned. Take a look at the other side and make sure you've got the caliper bracket in the right orientation. You did do this one side at a time, right?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Biasvoltage
Other things to obsess over: Headlight...

Other things to obsess over:

Headlight adjusters

Rear door water seals

Disa (check out german auto soutions' kit)

MAF/IACV/TB cleaning
Forum: Cars - Private Party 05-14-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By Biasvoltage
I always heard you're supposed to keep it shiny...

I always heard you're supposed to keep it shiny side up
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By Biasvoltage
http://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/PEL-TOL-3037...

http://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/PEL-TOL-3037.htm?Counter%20Holder%2FFan%20Removal%20Tool%2C%20M42%2C%20M44%20and%20M60%2C%20M62%2C%20S62%20%284%20Cyl%20%26%20V8%20engines%20only%29%20%28BMW%20Se...
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