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Forum: E34 M5 (1988-1995) 06-14-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,638
Posted By westmtp
Any luck with this yet. I hate to tear my system...

Any luck with this yet. I hate to tear my system apart for a small issue. I did notice the evaporator gets cold but only on the inlet side, not the "out" tube.
Forum: E34 M5 (1988-1995) 06-05-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,638
Posted By westmtp
Dito

I am having the exact same problem. I am being told that the lines are clogged somewhere. I know there is a filter in the condensor, but if that was replaced, then what. I will keep troubleshooting...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-13-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By westmtp
OK. This motor does NOT have valve shims. I...

OK. This motor does NOT have valve shims. I talked to 3 different BMW indys and got 2 different answers. Heck, the dealer was only 60% sure that it did not. That is only 10% away from not knowing????...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-12-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By westmtp
Thanks for kinda confirming what I was expecting....

Thanks for kinda confirming what I was expecting. I could make it work for a short time, but I stand to really break something. I am able to get valves seperately which is probably the best course of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-11-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By westmtp
Exclamation valve shim

does the 1990 e34 m30b35 engine have valve shims? I was adjusting the valves today and found 2 valve that had worn valve stem "head" issues. The top is worn down and a small center "tip" is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By westmtp
I did clean the ICV and that helped tremendously....

I did clean the ICV and that helped tremendously. The rough idle is still present on cold mornings but not so bad now. I would say about a 70-80% improvement. Still a hint of white smoke and moisture...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By westmtp
Just noticed this thread and was wondering if...

Just noticed this thread and was wondering if someone could make it simple when it comes to purchasing a new set of wheels and tires. I have a 1990 Imola Red 535i (5 SPEED) that I purchased for a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By westmtp
I just checked my receipts and the CCV was...

I just checked my receipts and the CCV was replaced 2 years ago.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By westmtp
It is a 1998, however, it is a pre September...

It is a 1998, however, it is a pre September model so I typically buy parts for a 1997. The local dealer has pulled codes and I have replaced everything they said needed replacing?? When I first...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,559
Posted By westmtp
I own a '98 540 and if I ever need to make any...

I own a '98 540 and if I ever need to make any major repairs to the engine I will probably buy a crate motor (new) and save the time and money of troubleshooting any issues. If the car is in VERY...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By westmtp
Question cold start issues

when I start my 540 in the morning or anytime after it has cooled down, it runs very rough and acts like it doesn't want to run. I have replaced vanous seals, mafs, plugs, cam pos. sensor, etc. Once...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-18-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By westmtp
Question Starting problems on my 1990 535 manual tranny

I purchased a 1990 535i manual transmission that I have problems starting at times. I have owned a few e34's over the years, however, never a manual. When I turn the engine over it will rotate a few...
Forum: Parting Out 12-27-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By westmtp
Getrag

Do you still have this item? reply to westmtp at yahoo dot com. Thanks
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-27-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,701
Posted By westmtp
My sons car did the same thing recently. I had a...

My sons car did the same thing recently. I had a spare 535 out back so I had the luxury of canning numerous parts. I tried the stomp test with no luck due to no check engine light. Replaced fuel...
Forum: Parting Out 12-27-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,890
Posted By westmtp
Just picked this up. What all is left of the...

Just picked this up. What all is left of the interior and how much for the rear bumper cover shipped to 36093. You can reply to westmtp at yahoo dot com for a quicker response. I am overseas with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By westmtp
Question 1998 540i DSC light

My 540 just had the transmission rebulit and allignment performed. When I got home on leave I noticed the DSC light is on and will not turn off. Could the shop have forgotten something? The tranny...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-16-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By westmtp
New plugs did the trick. Runs like a sewing...

New plugs did the trick. Runs like a sewing machine again. It is off to get painted monday. I gave it news tires on the BBS rims from the 535 out back and my son detailed the interior yesterday. At...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-15-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By westmtp
Yes. ARMY Blackhawk pilot since 1989. The car...

Yes. ARMY Blackhawk pilot since 1989. The car started to show hesitation today after I detailed the engine. It happens with mild application to the throttle and sometimes at idle. Must have gotten...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-14-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By westmtp
I got this!!! Just went through a nightmare with...

I got this!!! Just went through a nightmare with my sons 1994 525i. Go to the DME cover located on the right side of the engine compartment behind the shock tower. Take the cover off and replace the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-14-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By westmtp
I got this!!! Just went through a nightmare with...

I got this!!! Just went through a nightmare with my sons 1994 525i. BMW LVR is spot on with the DME relay. Go to the DME cover located on the right side of the engine compartment behind the shock...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-14-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,382
Posted By westmtp
I got this!!! Just went through a nightmare with...

I got this!!! Just went through a nightmare with my sons 1994 525i. Go to the DME cover located on the right side of the engine compartment behind the shock tower. Take the cover off and replace the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-14-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By westmtp
Eureka!!! It was a relay located beside the DME...

Eureka!!! It was a relay located beside the DME control. It was found with all the advise from you guys on this site. I went to do the stomp test, but there was no check engine light to read. After...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-14-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By westmtp
Eureka!!! It was a relay located beside the DME...

Eureka!!! It was a relay located beside the DME control. It was found with all the advise from you guys on this site. I went to do the stomp test, but there was no check engine light to read. After...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-14-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,055
Posted By westmtp
I have another thread on this topic with no luck...

I have another thread on this topic with no luck getting the car started. I replaced the fuel pump in the trunk area and have checked many of the relays with no results. Exactly which relay would I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-07-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By westmtp
Not abel to get it to the shop to look at codes...

Not abel to get it to the shop to look at codes and I don't have code diagnotic equipment. I should probably buy one with all the old cars I have.
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