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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 348
Posted By Radian
The pedal firming up after a hard stop is normal....

The pedal firming up after a hard stop is normal. It's from a combination of factors involving shock loading of a hydraulic system (bulk modulus, seals, etc.), but suffice to say entirely not unique...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-16-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Radian
Cool video. A little romantic in parts, but...

Cool video. A little romantic in parts, but hey...car nuts. :thumbup:

The way the e30 drove was missed until the day I stepped foot in the e34.

One interesting characteristic of the particular...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-13-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Radian
Stock M30 injectors are 1st gen pintle with no...

Stock M30 injectors are 1st gen pintle with no nozzle, just a plastic guard. When clean, they shoot a straight stream as opposed to an atomized "mist" under atmospheric conditions.
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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-13-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By Radian
Whatever. :rolleyes:

Whatever. :rolleyes:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-13-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By Radian
Yes. Waterless coolant that won't boil at...

Yes. Waterless coolant that won't boil at atmospheric pressure. Checkout Evans coolant (http://www.evanscooling.com/products/high-performance-coolant/) and start saving yourself from some grief.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-12-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Radian
The big hose that plugs into the center of the...

The big hose that plugs into the center of the plenum there is the air signal from the ICV. You can hardly see it situated directly below the throttle body with the injector harness, and fuel supply...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Radian
Machining, not so much. Cleaning OTOH? Totally...

Machining, not so much. Cleaning OTOH? Totally worth it. :thumbup:

Ultrasonic bath and it'll come out looking and performing just like new.

The M30 has no PCV and essentially a 1/2" garden...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-10-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Radian
+1 :thumbup: In addition, have a listen around...

+1 :thumbup: In addition, have a listen around the canister purge and brake booster check valves.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-09-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By Radian
China? Hmmm.. :flush: Something could...

China? Hmmm..

:flush:

Something could have very well happened in shipment as it's a looong ways from there to there. None the less, don't expect them to bend over backwards to resolve a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-04-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Radian
Forgot all about Koni. STR.T's good stuff....

Forgot all about Koni. STR.T's good stuff. :thumbup:



Between the Bilstein Sport and Bilstein HD, both of which are the monotube design, the HD are the better riding damper.

However, you...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-03-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Radian
Either one suck IMO. HD's should only ever be...

Either one suck IMO. HD's should only ever be installed on the rear as part of a tow package. Sport's are valved for lowered suspension (reduced travel).

Both ride like a box of rocks on all but...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-24-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Radian
Agreed. A bigger 4 door that drives / parks like...

Agreed. A bigger 4 door that drives / parks like a smaller one. Can we say turning radius? :thumbup:

I also had an E30 once, a 325is coupe. Just over 5 years of driving the wheels off of it.
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-24-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Radian
Dionte, if you have a stock intake then I'd...

Dionte, if you have a stock intake then I'd recommend keeping the resonator, barring any corrosion beyond service. The stock intake and resonator work in tandem below ~3000 RPM to maintain airflow...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-09-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
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: 195
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: 885
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: 562
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: 7
Views: 476
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: 215
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: 337
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: 309
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: 777
Posted By Radian
:beerchug: WB brotha.

:beerchug: WB brotha.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-29-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
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: 988
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: 988
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...
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