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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-20-2014, 10:44 AM
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Views: 27,026
Posted By Doktor Bert
Incredible aerodynamics...not a single piece of...

Incredible aerodynamics...not a single piece of the car that doesn't have a specific function...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-20-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,122
Posted By Doktor Bert
I checked mileage in my 4.6 2V SOHC over the...

I checked mileage in my 4.6 2V SOHC over the 7,000 mile round trip to Florida running the A/C and on cruise 80-85 all the way. Numbers all hovered around 30 and the worst was like 28 and change. I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,122
Posted By Doktor Bert
Holy Crap! I been reading this and it made...

Holy Crap!

I been reading this and it made me cringe. My supercharged 2001 Mustang 4.6 V8/5-Speed knocked down 30 mpg on my 2012 trip to Florida. My E34 525i has netted a best of 33 mpg and the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-20-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 27,026
Posted By Doktor Bert
Nothing like the sound of a V-12

Nothing like the sound of a V-12
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-18-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Doktor Bert
Interesting..thanks for that....

Interesting..thanks for that....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-18-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Doktor Bert
What relay did you replace that is related to the...

What relay did you replace that is related to the 02???
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-18-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Doktor Bert
So far, it drives great. The slight pull to the...

So far, it drives great. The slight pull to the left is gone, but I have what feels like a slight wheel imbalance at 60-65mph that wasn't there before, which I think might actually be a slight shimmy...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Doktor Bert
Late style strut mount came out of the LF of my...

Late style strut mount came out of the LF of my car...The old style (bent which required repairing the hat) was on the RF...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Doktor Bert
E34 Codes 1221 & 1222:

Stared getting an intermittent 1221 code in my 525i after months of idling around in the shop while attending to the body work. I could clear the code and it would come back a few days later. This...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Doktor Bert
Correct...:thumbup:

Correct...:thumbup:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 27,026
Posted By Doktor Bert
Nice day for a drive...:thumbup:

Nice day for a drive...:thumbup:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,195
Posted By Doktor Bert
We jave each other's e-mail addresses already,...

We jave each other's e-mail addresses already, don't we????
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Doktor Bert
Thanks...I installed used 'hats' but they were...

Thanks...I installed used 'hats' but they were the style with the 'big cap' and the ones on the car where the early style (thin) on one side and a style 2 on the other....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,195
Posted By Doktor Bert
Oh wow, man!!!!

Oh wow, man!!!!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Doktor Bert
E34 Front Strut / Ride Height Question:

Changed the struts in my 1995 525i Saloon.

Due to budgetary constraints (broke) I installed a set of good used strut assemblies (hubs too since I had noisy wheel bearings) from a 1992 525i...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Doktor Bert
Could be, Andy....I stuck with the 'green dot'...

Could be, Andy....I stuck with the 'green dot' .522" OD springs since the car sat level and looked good. The old struts were TOTALLY blown out!!!!!!

I am still at the shop. I have been working on...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,199
Posted By Doktor Bert
I don't have the capability to shoot any good...

I don't have the capability to shoot any good quality pics at the moment, but I snapped in my grille (all new genuine BMW) today and even installed the front bumper impact strips. The exterior is now...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Doktor Bert
I got it... Mushroom head of snubber down,...

I got it...

Mushroom head of snubber down, firmly snapped into double-ring section of protective sleeve....as shown in pic...:thumbup:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Doktor Bert
Wagon springs have a red paint code and larger...

Wagon springs have a red paint code and larger .530" diameter and slightly taller.

Sedan has green paint code and smaller .522" diameter and slightly shorter.

They will physically interchange,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-15-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Doktor Bert
Good idea... 1995 BMW 525i front spring part...

Good idea...

1995 BMW 525i front spring part number 31332226669

However, real OEM does not even have a listing for the front springs on a 1992 525it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-15-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Doktor Bert
The 1995 525i springs measure .522" in diameter...

The 1995 525i springs measure .522" in diameter and the 1992 525it springs measure .530" in diameter, but they look similar in height and number of coils.....?????
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-15-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Doktor Bert
E34 Front Suspension Bumper & Protective Cover:

Could someone tell me how these go??? Mine were rotted away and I bought new ones, but it looks like the cover (plastic sleeve) snaps on the strut and the rubber bumper then snaps into that.
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Doktor Bert
Quick Answer Needed:

Have struts from 1992 525it complete with springs.

Question:

Are the springs the same as those on my 1995 525i????
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-15-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Doktor Bert
I got it! Thank for the pics!!!! The...

I got it!

Thank for the pics!!!!

The front ledge or shelf of my core support was bowed slightly. I rolled it into shape with my fingers....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-14-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Doktor Bert
These holes, marked with red tracers, align...

These holes, marked with red tracers, align laterally with my grille, but they are about 1/4" too low for the grill clips to snap in. We think there may be a plastic piece that snaps on the core...
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