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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-09-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Radian
What motor is it? The M30 takes 20w50 in...

What motor is it?

The M30 takes 20w50 in the summer and 10W40 in the winter (if it gets cold enough).

I use Valvoline for the 20W50 simply because it's the only off-the-shelf brand still...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-09-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Radian
I wouldn't trust anyone to work on my car....

I wouldn't trust anyone to work on my car. Period.

Been burnt too many times.

When I absolutely must take to it to the shop, the service writers get an earful quoted directly from the factory...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-08-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 831
Posted By Radian
~$40,000 in 1990 money...which was a helluva lot....

~$40,000 in 1990 money...which was a helluva lot. Families were buying Cavaliers or Escorts for well-under $10K. 4X4 pickups were still in the low 20's new.

Adjusted for inflation (current...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Radian
a=F/m It's a lot less expensive to reduce...

a=F/m

It's a lot less expensive to reduce the "m" to increase "a" than throwing money at "F".
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Radian
The next logical step would be to check wheel and...

The next logical step would be to check wheel and tire runout.

http://marineinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/dial-gauge1-150x150.jpg
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-04-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Radian
Jim over at Metric Mechanic...

Jim over at Metric Mechanic (http://www.metricmechanic.com/product-prices/engines/m30/) offers one hell of an engine. Check out his Sport or Rally M30 offerings.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-03-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Radian
800 miles without the air filter isn't too bad...

800 miles without the air filter isn't too bad for the M30. It's a big bore, and they send most everything coming in right back out the tail pipe. I'd wager it's OK, but glad you caught it when you...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-01-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Radian
One of the most often overlooked tune-up items...

One of the most often overlooked tune-up items today is getting the fuel injectors cleaned off-car.

After 90K miles, it's time. It's not taboo.

Buy a new hose and o-rings for the fuel pressure...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-29-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By Radian
:beerchug: WB brotha.

:beerchug: WB brotha.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-29-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Radian
Indeed. Nice work. Very satisfying to enjoy the...

Indeed. Nice work. Very satisfying to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

...anyone would be very hard-pressed, even in 2014, to have another 4 door sedan that can handle like an E34 can with its...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-28-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By Radian
How about a video instead? ...

How about a video instead?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIOP576oXpA
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-28-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By Radian
I bought my 535i 5-spd from it's third owner in...

I bought my 535i 5-spd from it's third owner in '06 with 139 k on the clock for $4000.

I was 26. The purchase included a 5 figure stack of maintenance documentation traceable right back to the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-24-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Radian
:rofl: :beerchug:

:rofl: :beerchug:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-22-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Radian
You strap on bigger wheels...then notice that the...

You strap on bigger wheels...then notice that the car takes longer to stop. Hmmm.

Physics 101: Increasing moments of inertia along the drivetrain equate to slower rates of acceleration.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-20-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Radian
:dunno: My schedule is stacked. Can't make it....

:dunno: My schedule is stacked. Can't make it. Although it'd be a great excuse for a road trip into Cali, as of late it's hard enough for me to get out locally, much less cross-country.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-06-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By Radian
Maintenance: -Clutch slave and master cyl ...

Maintenance:
-Clutch slave and master cyl
-Service the A/C system
-Pads & Rotors
-Drive shaft center bearing & Guibo
-Steering center rod & idler arm bushing
-Headliner
-Twisted driver's seat...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
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: 908
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: 908
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: 324
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: 699
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: 699
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: 908
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: 316
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: 446
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...
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