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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-07-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By 62rebel
my '92 started puking oil from the pressure...

my '92 started puking oil from the pressure sender cover on the oil filter housing. it was enough that it left a trail behind the car, and i had a devil of a time locating the source. there is a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By 62rebel
Teutonic efficiency; Power Window Switch

when i bought my 525i in December, lack of operational power windows was, shall we say, not much of an issue. however, with the late onset of Spring, and warmer weather along with typical BMW...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-23-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By 62rebel
it looked like it was round cross section and...

it looked like it was round cross section and flattened from age and heat. it is shaped to fit the housing as are many gaskets of that type on VW's, Audi's, etc (i used to be a VW/Audi counterman)....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-23-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By 62rebel
i took the old gasket out, cleaned the whole...

i took the old gasket out, cleaned the whole cover and the gasket with solvent and dried it; laid a bed of black rtv in the groove and reset the old gasket in it, then put a bead over that and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-23-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By 62rebel
yup; the rather ancient rubber gasket perished...

yup; the rather ancient rubber gasket perished from age and heat. it was cracked at the bottom and came out as hard as rock. here's where my fabrication skills will be tested to the maximum today;...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-23-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By 62rebel
okay; the leak is coming from the plate that the...

okay; the leak is coming from the plate that the oil pressure sensor threads into. it's NOT coming from the sensor itself (damn, that's only a 3 dollar part) but the mating surface between the plate...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-22-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By 62rebel
that's the scary part! well; i know what i'm...

that's the scary part! well; i know what i'm looking for, but once you SEE it, you know it's there... hopefully it'll be clear if not warmer tomorrow so i can fix this..... it's been leaking for at...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-22-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By 62rebel
in preparation for the archeologic expedition...

in preparation for the archeologic expedition tomorrow, what is likely to present a leak on the driver's side of an m50 engine? please don't say everything...
where is the oil pressure sender, and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-22-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By 62rebel
man; either BMW's can run without oil or the...

man; either BMW's can run without oil or the dipstick doesn't come near the bottom of the pan.... it came out dry when i got to work this morning. i put 4 quarts in and have another 5 for reserve. i...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-22-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By 62rebel
that's my plan later today. i cleaned the sensor...

that's my plan later today. i cleaned the sensor area as well as possible with shop rags lying on my back in the parking lot at work, and checked the area several times during the afternoon to see if...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-21-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By 62rebel
it ticked me off that this problem occurred...

it ticked me off that this problem occurred pretty much in the last day or so... i had to see a customer today and drove Fritz over there, coming out to see a fresh oil puddle after only a minute or...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-21-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By 62rebel
oil level sensor O-ring not stocked at BMW

discovered a new puddle of oil under Fritz today; seems that the oil level sensor seal has crapped the bed and needs replacement.... we don't stock the Beck-Arnley part, so i called the dealer... he...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-09-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By 62rebel
did the PO install dealer accessory type dressups...

did the PO install dealer accessory type dressups or are they something from PepBoys? i should think that the factory pieces would be easy to mask off, scuff sand, and spray with a suitable paint in...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-09-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By 62rebel
switch removal procedure and radio/speaker question

specifically, the hazard switch and the door window switch unit. i'd like to take them out and clean out the accumulated dreck from the PO hauling his hound around to see if they can be made to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-09-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By 62rebel
my '92 does the same thing; it's pretty smart for...

my '92 does the same thing; it's pretty smart for a 20 year old car. maybe present-day cars can be more specific and communicate better, but i don't need that. at least it's not an Audi which will...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By 62rebel
HAHAHA! nope, never claimed that.... just...

HAHAHA! nope, never claimed that.... just acknowledged that it was a definite improvement over hauling jumper cables around, etc...

i think a lot of the issues i was experiencing were due to the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By 62rebel
thanks; i went and read through the stickys last...

thanks; i went and read through the stickys last night... which would have given me the answers i was looking for! i managed to get a new battery in today; nice to be able to start her up without...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By 62rebel
New to me, '92 525i Touring; acceleration issues;idle?

1992, A/T 2.5, touring; 237k miles; seems like she can't find idle and wants to rev too high, and can't seem to climb a grade very well under throttle.... i'm thinking idle air control valve. any...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-03-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By 62rebel
yep; already burrowed 14-15 pages down! i'm...

yep; already burrowed 14-15 pages down! i'm slightly amazed at the condition of my 20 year old acquisition, considering where it's spent the last several years (seaside South Carolina area)! if not...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-03-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By 62rebel
hello to everybody; just bought a 525i wagon

as the title says, i just bought a 1992 525i sportwagon for a daily driver. it's been an interesting day, hunting down glitches and trying to make sense of what BMW has going on... i used to own a...
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