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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-22-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By surfales
The final fix was changing the washer pump...

The final fix was changing the washer pump assembly, it was leaking.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By surfales
It was the belt...sort of. I realized the NAPA...

It was the belt...sort of. I realized the NAPA AC belt was too tight so I changed it. The sound lessened but still coming from the AC compressor. When I turn the AC off the noise becomes less. ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-22-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By surfales
The new radiator leaked and the new thermostat...

The new radiator leaked and the new thermostat was not working properly so the shop replaced both items (the radiator is an aftermarket part but the thermostat is from the dealer). Still had the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-17-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By surfales
Oooook, not the sypathetic types here. Any way I...

Oooook, not the sypathetic types here. Any way I got my car back with a new radiator. We'll see what happens????
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By surfales
Car is back in the shop. The new radiator...

Car is back in the shop. The new radiator "popped". I don't know if the shop did something wrong that caused excessive pressured to build or if it was just a defective radiator. The indicator...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-08-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By surfales
That's what I was thinking...sticky thermostat. ...

That's what I was thinking...sticky thermostat. My fingers are crossed that this was an isolated occurrence. Next project...turn the SRS light off.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-08-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By surfales
I decided go have a shop replace the radiator,...

I decided go have a shop replace the radiator, thermostat and hoses. Not cheap, but not too bad. But something weird happened on my first drive out of the shop...gage showed normal temp until I hit...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-29-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By surfales
Is the expansion tank a separate unit from the...

Is the expansion tank a separate unit from the radiator? How difficult is it to remove the radiator?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-29-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By surfales
I took another look at the problem today and...

I took another look at the problem today and determined that the radiator is leaking. Now I have to decide to do it myself or take it to a shop. One shop estimate was $875 to replace the radiator...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-28-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By surfales
525i Problems

Car spun out on my wife. Tires looked ok but bought new ones the next day to ease her mind. A couple of days later the engine overheats. Maybe the the thermostat but steam and spray comes out of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-17-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By surfales
ha, ha. I'll try the screwdriver in my ear trick...

ha, ha. I'll try the screwdriver in my ear trick and check the ac and ps and look for mm.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-16-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By surfales
Not the alternator. Any other ideas?

Not the alternator. Any other ideas?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-15-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By surfales
That's what I was thinking. Probably is the...

That's what I was thinking. Probably is the alternator bearing. I tried WD40 but squeek still there. Funny, WD40 doesn't get rid of the squeek but water does. Unless I'm not gettng the WD40 in...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By surfales
Squeeky Idle

Engine "squeeks" at idle and the squeak goes away as I increase the engine speed. I changed both tension pulleys and that did not help. I found out if I wet the "offset" pulley (the one that...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-28-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,987
Posted By surfales
Damn, didn't work again today. What's with that?

Damn, didn't work again today. What's with that?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-27-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,987
Posted By surfales
Damn, it worked!!!

Damn, it worked!!!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-25-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,987
Posted By surfales
E34 Odometer Light

My odometer and trip odometer is unreadable (very dim). Is there a bulb that needs replacement? Any tips if it is the light bulb or any tips on what could be the problem?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-04-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By surfales
I changed the grommet because it was leaking. ...

I changed the grommet because it was leaking. The light went off once I twisted the sesor into the correct position. Thanks for the reply(s). Thank goodness it was an easy fix.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-04-2008, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By surfales
How do I reset a warning message?

`1995 525i. How do I reset my "Washer Fluid Level Low" warning message?
Forum: E34 M5 (1988-1995) 09-03-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,304
Posted By surfales
Washer Fluid Level

How do I reset my "Washer Fluid Level Low" warning message?
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