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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-24-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Radian
In short, no. There's a lot of rubber between the...

In short, no. There's a lot of rubber between the outside and the inside of the bushing.

They'll improve steering and braking sensitivity by quite a lot.

I'd seriously recommend having the old...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-23-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Radian
Yup. M5. Good to go. :thumbup: As far as the...

Yup. M5. Good to go. :thumbup:

As far as the claim on the website, I haven't the foggiest clue. :dunno:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-23-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Radian
The picture is definitely the M5 part. If so,...

The picture is definitely the M5 part. If so, then I have used them. I'll have to check my records to confirm the p/n though (later tonight) It'll work fantastic regardless of the suspension package....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-22-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Radian
Not yet. :eeps: Still up on the ramps. I know, I...

Not yet. :eeps: Still up on the ramps. I know, I know, I'm taking for ever....I'm even catching hell for it from the guys at work. :stickpoke

On the nicer side, the garage has taken on that...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-22-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Radian
Short clip of the failed support. You can hear...

Short clip of the failed support. You can hear that with all the rubber still in place, albeit completely shredded, any noise is still very well damped. No obvious metallic sounds from this...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-21-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Radian
Here's the result of CSB failure in my car's...

Here's the result of CSB failure in my car's instance:

This isn't something just happened over night. This was a progressive series of events that provided plenty of fair warning over a good long...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-21-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Radian
I took a gamble and bought a replacement forward...

I took a gamble and bought a replacement forward exhaust support (the big, gold-looking thing in the first post).

Good thing, because the 18" breaker bar made quick work of the only corroded bolt...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Radian
Got around to removing the exhaust today. Easily...

Got around to removing the exhaust today. Easily "the" single heaviest chunk of non-structural metal on this car. Stainless, dually everything, front to back. I wager 150-200 lbs. Even the floor jack...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-21-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Radian
Hmmm....with my car? Coolant system leaks, hands...

Hmmm....with my car? Coolant system leaks, hands down. Although the M30 "fits" in the E34, the engine bay was clearly plumbed for other designs.

When I stand back and look at it, it almost...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-12-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By Radian
Still believe all M30's have a lumpy idle? ;-)

Still believe all M30's have a lumpy idle? ;-)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Radian
I would think Bondo would work well. Just need to...

I would think Bondo would work well. Just need to sand off all the clear poly so it sticks.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Radian
T rated??? Wrong tires for the car. Went too...

T rated???

Wrong tires for the car. Went too cheap. T-rated tread is like putty. :thumbdwn:



65 is the stock size tire for the car. With V-rated rubber and the right tuning, can pull well up...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-03-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Radian
The stock Style 5's look great with v-rated...

The stock Style 5's look great with v-rated 205's. Square, fast and light, but a complete PITA to clean.

Style 16's and Style 9's if you can find them state-side.... it's also difficult now to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-30-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By Radian
:thumbup: Sounds like that scene from...

:thumbup:

Sounds like that scene from Maximum Overdrive when all the trucks are circling the diner. :D
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-25-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By Radian
That depends on the age. Sometimes it's just...

That depends on the age. Sometimes it's just dirt, but over time there can also be a gritty crust that simply can't be removed, requiring replacement. Buy once, cry once, IMO.

The part is called a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-25-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By Radian
Yes, it's required if your new pump did not come...

Yes, it's required if your new pump did not come with one already.

See this thread for pics: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549444&highlight=
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-22-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Radian
What an ordeal. Glad to hear that you got it...

What an ordeal. Glad to hear that you got it fixed. Major props. I can only imagine the frustration.

ABS and IHKA....two acronyms that should strike fear in any euro mechanic.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-19-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 967
Posted By Radian
Heck, even an excellent condition Chevy Cavalier...

Heck, even an excellent condition Chevy Cavalier [of the right flavor of course] can still turn heads. :yikes:

http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/comment-image/88804.jpg

Frankly, at the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-17-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 787
Posted By Radian
FWIW the 'ol E34 535 vs. 530 battle took place...

FWIW the 'ol E34 535 vs. 530 battle took place back in the 90's...when the cars were still relevant showroom-wise.

Their direct comparison is covered extensively and archived nicely in the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-12-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 967
Posted By Radian
Opposite sides of the same coin. I for one would...

Opposite sides of the same coin. I for one would pay top dollar to have that cloth interior in my car over the leather one that's in there right now.

I made a plug (that admittedly looks like a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-12-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 967
Posted By Radian
What's wrong with Honda's interior? At least...

What's wrong with Honda's interior? At least Honda (and Toyota for that matter) know how to use elastomers in their plastics to make them last.

I've got an Accord out in my driveway right now...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-11-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 967
Posted By Radian
That's just it IMO. It's a matter of looks. Which...

That's just it IMO. It's a matter of looks. Which is fine for say concours.

I just haven't seen leather interiors hold up well to the rigors of daily driving without a significant amount of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-11-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Radian
Seeing that the valve assembly is out, you could...

Seeing that the valve assembly is out, you could try reversing the flow through it.

That might dislodge something, but at this point all bets are off. :dunno:

Uncharted waters. Totally sucks....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-11-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 967
Posted By Radian
Bahhh. Overrated. I'd love to have that...

Bahhh. Overrated. I'd love to have that interior. Nice find OP.

Let's be real for a moment. Leather looks nice when it's new......and that's about it.

Any other time, you can fry your balls...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-09-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Radian
I typically don't make tools for my own work, but...

I typically don't make tools for my own work, but I do continue to scour the net for items that are basic, yet serious time savers IMO.

For example, a torque mutliplier and a pair of Rhino ramps....
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