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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By rdc
Dr. Don's radio repair 95 525i

The stock radio in my 95 BMW 525i died. Believe it was the power supply As I did not want to replace it with a new flashy radio, I just sent it to Dr. Dons in Huntsville Texas and he restored it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By rdc
what should one for a 525i cost at the scrap yard?

what should one for a 525i cost at the scrap yard?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-16-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By rdc
Have no idea what happened with the gigi. I found...

Have no idea what happened with the gigi. I found that the test-drive cars were pre-production cars so they were less refined than final production cars. Also as test vehicles they have a tough life....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By rdc
BMW i3 test drive

Drove the i3 TWICE in Louisville, Ky today at Sam Swope BMW. Interesting experience as the trips were short “around the block sort of thing. Drove a Giga and Terra. My experiences were similar to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-05-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,641
Posted By rdc
See if this helps understand how to check trany...

See if this helps understand how to check trany fluid in a e34 without a dipstick. I let my independent BMW shop do it.
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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-23-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By rdc
I have replaced struts and shock and upper...

I have replaced struts and shock and upper control arms a few years ago. Not quite there yet. That said, the lower control arms are original. may replace those. :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-22-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By rdc
steering parts replaced-first time

Just had the center link, tie rods and idler arm installed on my 95 525i. All BMW or Lemforder parts. Found busted boots, slightly loose joints and fairly worn and loose feeling joint that connects...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By rdc
I just used the GM (ACDelco) coolant sealant...

I just used the GM (ACDelco) coolant sealant pellets. crushed and dissolved 4 pellets in a coolant/distilled water mixture and poured in the side tank. DID NOT FLUSH FIRST. Drove around for about 20...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-07-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By rdc
I have heard that some people have tried to use...

I have heard that some people have tried to use the GM (ACDelco) cooling system seal tabs with some success on small leaks and seepage. I have also heard it is mostly a natural product with ginger...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-06-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By rdc
I believe the hoses are drains for the AC. If...

I believe the hoses are drains for the AC. If your heater core is leaking coolant will drain out the same hoses. BTW, I think my heater core leaks some.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By rdc
3m used to make a solvent cleaner. I twas in a...

3m used to make a solvent cleaner. I twas in a small metal can. I understand it is no longer available. Great stuff, a very quick drying cleaner. Reminded me a dry cleaning fluid i used to see years...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By rdc
battery discharge test question

I was pulling the fuses to test for an amperage drain on my 95 525i and noticed what I thought was an oddity. The amperage drain went up when I removed fuse 21. Which is for license lights, interior...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-26-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By rdc
Did it come with an expansion tank? I think most...

Did it come with an expansion tank? I think most replacement radiators do??? . Not sure from your post. I use a Nissen rad. last time. I may try an all aluminum tank next time as they seem to fail...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-11-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,788
Posted By rdc
Short lived suspension/steering parts even OE...

Short lived suspension/steering parts even OE parts, ENTIRE cooling system and minor yet expensive electrical issues. I think these are the most troublesome issues over the past 11 years.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-11-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,788
Posted By rdc
Indy shops around here will repair/replace the...

Indy shops around here will repair/replace the exhaust as well as most muffler shops with factory like parts. of course if you are talking about custom work-no idea.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,947
Posted By rdc
There is a place in Texas, Dr. Dons...

There is a place in Texas, Dr. Dons doctordons.com (believe that is the address) that can repair BMW radios and add an aux circuit to connect other devices such as iPods and iPhones. I may have mine...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-26-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By rdc
I have three keys. My other remotes are back-up....

I have three keys. My other remotes are back-up. I should have mentioned that one remote will not fit on a key ring since ithe corner pulled out of the plastic. This is why i went on a search for...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-26-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By rdc
Outlandish prices. Glad I have two that came with...

Outlandish prices. Glad I have two that came with car. Picked up three others very cheap about 4 years ago. No, I will not sell any of them. :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By rdc
Older BMW V8s

Check the April 2014 Bimmer mag. They like older V8 BMWs including the e34. They also like the new BMW i3 electric car.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-25-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By rdc
Excellent. Sounds like something we should all...

Excellent. Sounds like something we should all check.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-21-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By rdc
So true.

So true.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-21-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By rdc
Hey, my wife says i can find more ways to spend...

Hey, my wife says i can find more ways to spend money... BTW, I am not looking to "fill "my days. I have plenty to do. :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-21-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By rdc
Spring and warm weather, already seems like an...

Spring and warm weather, already seems like an old memory. Of course, there will be yard work and a paint brush. Already planned. :)

I did upper control arms and front struts about 120,000 miles...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-21-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By rdc
Not driving my car much-depressing

I retired 4 months ago. Have only driven my bmw 400 miles. Of course it is winter and cannot even clean it as the weather is too cold. May not even put on my winter tires as i have a 4-wheel drive...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-06-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By rdc
Waste of money and time unless body/roof is...

Waste of money and time unless body/roof is modified. Actually a coupe usually has much longer doors. Will look odd with just doors welded in. Just my opibion.
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