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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-22-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Radian
Typical for studs, and it's fine so long as the...

Typical for studs, and it's fine so long as the stud has the required clearance in order for it to be fully removed.

Suffice to say, a stud backing out in an application involving tight quarters...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-13-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Radian
+1 :( With warmest regards Steve. -Radian

+1 :( With warmest regards Steve. -Radian
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-28-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Radian
Yes. :thumbup: They are very stiff because...

Yes. :thumbup:

They are very stiff because the aerodynamic speeds the E34 is designed for. They may initially take two firm hands and make some noise if they haven't been folded in a long time,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-25-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By Radian
Worth mentioning aside that no amount of high...

Worth mentioning aside that no amount of high quality oil will undo any internal problem from previous ownership/mistakes.

My Accord has rod knock when it's cold for instance. Sounds just like a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-22-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,764
Posted By Radian
Agreed. :mad: Mine were a PITA too. ...

Agreed. :mad: Mine were a PITA too.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6140547&postcount=1
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-22-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,764
Posted By Radian
Another tip for future reference... When dealing...

Another tip for future reference... When dealing with a bolt under stress like that, instead of using a hammer, lever the very tip of the bolt with the claw of a mechanic's pry bar while at the same...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-12-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Radian
Good link! Well said. :thumbup:

Good link! Well said. :thumbup:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-01-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Radian
I've had the sway bar bushing saddles break off...

I've had the sway bar bushing saddles break off at the tabs before on my Accord, but it was due to new end link bushings being installed too tight, which is not a factor on the E34.

Of all things,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-31-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Radian
You mean a RWD V8? Try an Ecotec water pump next...

You mean a RWD V8? Try an Ecotec water pump next time. :rofl:

If you were closer I'd drop by to help diagnose your car. Like I said, it's been a long time since I had an M20 though, and I didn't...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-28-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Radian
Should be an M20 motor according to the vintage....

Should be an M20 motor according to the vintage. Four bolts hold it on once the pulley is off, IIRC. It's been a while since I last wrenched on an M20.

Plenty of helpful links in the sticky's at...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-28-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Radian
I did mine about four years back using new OEM...

I did mine about four years back using new OEM gaskets.

Pretty straight forward job, following this guide:

https://web.archive.org/web/20150117205406/http://www.bmw4life.com/doorHandle.htm
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-24-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,476
Posted By Radian
I wasn't implying that. Rather I was just...

I wasn't implying that.

Rather I was just being honest. Walk into any performance or engine shop and ask the same questions. :dunno: In five minutes, you'll either be walking back out the door, or...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-11-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,476
Posted By Radian
Easy. Pay me $2500 USD via paypal and I'll...

Easy. Pay me $2500 USD via paypal and I'll research all the appropriate parts for you. You'll still have to buy everything and put it all together, unless you prefer to ship your car stateside to my...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-10-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Radian
I don't recommend buying a car under the premise...

I don't recommend buying a car under the premise that the body will somehow protect me in a crash.

Carryover from years of riding motorcycles, but my mentality is "Impact, of any sort, is not an...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-06-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Radian
Confirmed, new cars are simply huge.

The other half is driving a rental car while her Ion is in the shop for a minor repair. So for the last few nights our '91 E34 has been sharing the roost with a 2015 Toyota Corolla S, and it's been a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-03-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Radian
The injector electrical harness assembly is...

The injector electrical harness assembly is fastened down with socket head cap screws, and clips underneath onto each fuel injector electrical connector.

You can either pop off the individual...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-28-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Radian
Installing projector high beam conversions with...

Installing projector high beam conversions with 4300K HID would be much more practical.

You could also try 9011LL bulbs to improve upon the stock high beam output.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-01-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,957
Posted By Radian
Good catch. Woops. :ouch:

Good catch. Woops. :ouch:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-01-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,957
Posted By Radian
I wouldn't recommend messing with it...unless you...

I wouldn't recommend messing with it...unless you like playing the maintenance equivalent of "whack-a-mole".

The drive shaft has 6 discrete points of failure (excluding the Guibo):
1. Pilot...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-28-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By Radian
FWIW - It does show that Anthracite / "Grey" was...

FWIW - It does show that Anthracite / "Grey" was only available in cloth, which was an option that never shipped to the U.S. and correlates with the trim options in the parts catalog.

Grey is...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-27-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By Radian
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-27-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By Radian
That's never the case unfortunately. Everything...

That's never the case unfortunately. Everything is always grouped according to exterior color and particular model/trim combinations from the factory.

That doesn't exclude dealer-requested...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-27-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By Radian
Mike I'm pretty sure you've got Silver Grey, but...

Mike I'm pretty sure you've got Silver Grey, but you can always run the last seven of the VIN through:

http://www.bmwvin.com/

to be certain for yourself. Just enter your numbers, enter the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-26-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By Radian
What year is that Mike? Prior to 9/1990...

What year is that Mike?

Prior to 9/1990 RealOEM is showing "Grey"

After 9/1990 it says "Silver Grey"
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-17-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By Radian
This is the conundrum of BMW ownership....do you...

This is the conundrum of BMW ownership....do you want a perfect used car, or can you live with some warts?

A perfect used BMW can be an expensive endeavor. It doesn't help that they don't fail...
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