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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2014, 10:37 PM
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Posted By Radian
No. The "nut" shown in the picture above secures...

No. The "nut" shown in the picture above secures the cam gear drive flange to the end of the camshaft.

+1 :thumbup:

As-shown, the cam gear could be removed, but you'd put yourself in the hurt...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Radian
You're welcome. In order to remove the...

You're welcome.

In order to remove the upper timing cover:

1. Remove the rotor adaptor (the metal piece that the rotor fastens to) using a either a large t-handle allen wrench or (better...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Radian
The Bentley is almost useless for non-routine...

The Bentley is almost useless for non-routine maintenance like what you're doing.

For engine tear-down you should be primarily referencing the BMW factory service manual.

There's a link to one...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Radian
How's the alignment since the swap? Any excessive...

How's the alignment since the swap? Any excessive toe-in will cause the front end to jack...essentially anti-dive behavior, but without any braking input.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Radian
Crap. Just saw that Staskz necro-posted. ...

Crap. Just saw that Staskz necro-posted.

:throw:

Disregard.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Radian
The older Blaupunkt RDM126 ("7" series from circa...

The older Blaupunkt RDM126 ("7" series from circa '97) where manufactured with BMW interiors in mind. I used to have a TORONTO in my E30. It was a very fine aftermarket HU :thumbup:...arguably better...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Radian
Yes...certainly. :mad: They are not removed...

Yes...certainly. :mad:

They are not removed from the bottom side with the manifold and head fastened to the block.

You have to pull the head (with the manifold still attached) from the block,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-13-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Radian
...and also reduced trail from an aftermarket...

...and also reduced trail from an aftermarket drop kit.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Radian
I realize I'm necro-posting my own thread, but I...

I realize I'm necro-posting my own thread, but I found a video that visually demonstrates how rotational inertia impacts the performance of a wheel assembly in terms of its acceleration.

This...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-12-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,287
Posted By Radian
Very likely just the fuel pump. :dunno: Mine...

Very likely just the fuel pump. :dunno:

Mine whirs like an electric razor, granted it's original.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Radian
Juniper, good luck with that color down the road....

Juniper, good luck with that color down the road.

Back in the day, BMW offered the 3-series in a factory metallic "Daytona Purple". My local dealership had one E36 M3 in that color, and it took...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-09-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,287
Posted By Radian
That's normal for the E34. It's not mileage...

That's normal for the E34. It's not mileage related. It's a result of the shape of the fuel tank in combination with a fuel gauge that is not linearized.

The sending unit is linear in of itself,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-05-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Radian
+1 on the ACS wheels. Sharp looking ride there....

+1 on the ACS wheels. Sharp looking ride there. :thumbup:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-05-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By Radian
The bushings cleaned up power on/off transitions...

The bushings cleaned up power on/off transitions no doubt, but it'd be insightful to look particularly at differences in slalom times so that the forum can openly compare between the two types.
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-05-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By Radian
I would strongly advise against this. For...

I would strongly advise against this.

For many good reasons to include this one:


Sorry in advance if I'm stepping on anyone's toes here, but every poly suspension bushing I've seen...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-04-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By Radian
As long as the strut assembly is mechanically...

As long as the strut assembly is mechanically sound, more often than not the real noise maker ends up being the thrust arm bushing. If it's indeed an original part, then it's easily beyond its...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-04-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By Radian
Did you use new mounts when you reassembled the...

Did you use new mounts when you reassembled the strut?

Could also be a thrust arm bushing on its way out now that everything is really tight. :dunno:

With Bilstein Sports as firm as they are,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By Radian
Three things come to mind: 1. An improper...

Three things come to mind:

1. An improper fit between the damper cartridge and the strut housing.

2. An improper fit or assembly of the strut mount.

3. Coil binding of the spring.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-01-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Radian
Cars yield little if any investment...

Cars yield little if any investment potential....especially ones that have been tricked out by their previous owners.

:bling: Residual value of a used car weighs heavily upon whether or not it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-24-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 887
Posted By Radian
When's the last time the injectors were cleaned...

When's the last time the injectors were cleaned off the car? :dunno:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-24-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By Radian
For $5000, sure. ;)

For $5000, sure. ;)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-13-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Radian
There's no provisions for injector specific...

There's no provisions for injector specific issues in Bosch Motronic, or any OBD I for that matter.

With OBD II and CAN Bus, you can see a bad coil or at least an upstream electrical component...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By Radian
This has not necessarily been my experience. Some...

This has not necessarily been my experience. Some dealer specific repairs have certainly proven their worth.

...OTOH, if you simply waltz in with a crippled car, toss the service writer the keys...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-04-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By Radian
Yes. The bolts have a degree of...

Yes.

The bolts have a degree of adjustability via offset flanges and enlarged mounting holes. When the head is rotated, the entire bolt rotates about an eccentric axis.

The design is quite...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-03-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By Radian
No. Attaching the strut assembly to the chassis...

No. Attaching the strut assembly to the chassis is the straight forward part.

It's cleaning and reassembling all the components together (spring, housing, damper cartridge, upper mount, collars,...
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