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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Radian
When it's all new, the E34 handles amazing. ...

When it's all new, the E34 handles amazing.

The 5-series are legendary for that very reason alone.

With V-rated tires, stiffer front sway bar & bushings, and a set of Koni Sports it's like the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Radian
When's the next time you intend to be working...

When's the next time you intend to be working inside the timing chain case? Are you comfortable going back in there simply to replace a guide? How frequently do you keep the engine above 2500 rpm?
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Radian
Check for perforations along the length of the...

Check for perforations along the length of the exhaust system, particularly the section between the manifolds and catalytic converters. It's easy for techs to miss the pinholes or cracks that hardly...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Radian
Threaded portion the tie rods, spring coils...

Threaded portion the tie rods, spring coils rubbing in their seats, or a malfunction in the strut upper mount assembly.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-12-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,475
Posted By Radian
Seeing that I have the exhaust system dropped for...

Seeing that I have the exhaust system dropped for driveshaft maintenance, I painted the car's muffler brackets.

Yes, the muffler brackets....

Almost three pounds of highly contorted, heavy...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-10-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Radian
Agreed. No shame. You gave it hell and it still...

Agreed. No shame. You gave it hell and it still won. But hey, that's cars....and they suck like that from time to time.:fruit:

It bears mentioning that everything can go by the book, so long as...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-08-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Radian
Clutch master or slave cylinder....they typically...

Clutch master or slave cylinder....they typically fail with age just as you experienced, all-stop. Take a peak under the car on the driver's side of the transmission or inside the footwell, up near...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-08-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Radian
Normal for the circumstances, yes. OTOH, if an...

Normal for the circumstances, yes. OTOH, if an engine is overhauled and a synthetic oil used after run-in, it'd look entirely different....as in the absence of any varnish, coking, or sludge.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-07-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Radian
That patina is typical of running dino-based oil...

That patina is typical of running dino-based oil at some time in the engine's life. They varnish quite easily. Change interval has nothing to do with it.

The stuff in question is motor oil. By the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-02-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Radian
Don't forget to also pop the pistons out and have...

Don't forget to also pop the pistons out and have a look in the bores while you're in there.

Corroded pistons and dirty, hardened seals could also restrict movement.

Might be surprised what you...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-27-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 825
Posted By Radian
Nvr enf

Nvr enf
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-27-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 825
Posted By Radian
Mnypit

Mnypit
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-27-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 825
Posted By Radian
144mph

144mph
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-24-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Radian
In short, no. There's a lot of rubber between the...

In short, no. There's a lot of rubber between the outside and the inside of the bushing.

They'll improve steering and braking sensitivity by quite a lot.

I'd seriously recommend having the old...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-23-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Radian
Yup. M5. Good to go. :thumbup: As far as the...

Yup. M5. Good to go. :thumbup:

As far as the claim on the website, I haven't the foggiest clue. :dunno:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-23-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Radian
The picture is definitely the M5 part. If so,...

The picture is definitely the M5 part. If so, then I have used them. I'll have to check my records to confirm the p/n though (later tonight) It'll work fantastic regardless of the suspension package....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-22-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Radian
Not yet. :eeps: Still up on the ramps. I know, I...

Not yet. :eeps: Still up on the ramps. I know, I know, I'm taking for ever....I'm even catching hell for it from the guys at work. :stickpoke

On the nicer side, the garage has taken on that...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-22-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Radian
Short clip of the failed support. You can hear...

Short clip of the failed support. You can hear that with all the rubber still in place, albeit completely shredded, any noise is still very well damped. No obvious metallic sounds from this...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-21-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Radian
Here's the result of CSB failure in my car's...

Here's the result of CSB failure in my car's instance:

This isn't something just happened over night. This was a progressive series of events that provided plenty of fair warning over a good long...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-21-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Radian
I took a gamble and bought a replacement forward...

I took a gamble and bought a replacement forward exhaust support (the big, gold-looking thing in the first post).

Good thing, because the 18" breaker bar made quick work of the only corroded bolt...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-21-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Radian
Got around to removing the exhaust today. Easily...

Got around to removing the exhaust today. Easily "the" single heaviest chunk of non-structural metal on this car. Stainless, dually everything, front to back. I wager 150-200 lbs. Even the floor jack...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-21-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Radian
Hmmm....with my car? Coolant system leaks, hands...

Hmmm....with my car? Coolant system leaks, hands down. Although the M30 "fits" in the E34, the engine bay was clearly plumbed for other designs.

When I stand back and look at it, it almost...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-12-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By Radian
Still believe all M30's have a lumpy idle? ;-)

Still believe all M30's have a lumpy idle? ;-)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Radian
I would think Bondo would work well. Just need to...

I would think Bondo would work well. Just need to sand off all the clear poly so it sticks.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By Radian
T rated??? Wrong tires for the car. Went too...

T rated???

Wrong tires for the car. Went too cheap. T-rated tread is like putty. :thumbdwn:



65 is the stock size tire for the car. With V-rated rubber and the right tuning, can pull well up...
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