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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-27-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Biasvoltage
I wasn't interested in the 335i because of the...

I wasn't interested in the 335i because of the twin turbochargers. Mo' turbos mo' problems.

I test drove a promising 530i over the weekend, but the smoke smell was overpowering, and it still...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-25-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Biasvoltage
I wonder if the underlying frame is really that...

I wonder if the underlying frame is really that different.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Biasvoltage
4 months in an E92 - ready to come back to E39

After 10 years and 160+k miles with an E39 525iT, I decided it was time for something new and traded it in on a 2013 328i coupe. Naturally aspirated 6 with 50 more hp! Bluetooth and nav! Its...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-25-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Biasvoltage
Last year I had a project in Vegas, and made the...

Last year I had a project in Vegas, and made the trip from LA every week for 8 weeks - August and September, in my 03 525i with 160k miles on it. 550 mile round trip x 8 = 4400 miles, with no margin...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-23-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Biasvoltage
Sport seats? Watch ebay or hit up some junkyards...

Sport seats? Watch ebay or hit up some junkyards for a donor seat with thrashed leather and have an upholstery shop swap your upholstery and pads over. Do the seat twist cable repair pro-actively...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-22-2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Biasvoltage
is there some kind of goofball aftermarket alarm...

is there some kind of goofball aftermarket alarm system installed?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-22-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Biasvoltage
I'd recommend registering and re-asking this...

I'd recommend registering and re-asking this question at the M5board.com E34 section - much more active with E34 M5 folks, some of whom have hands on experience rebuilding the S38.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-14-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By Biasvoltage
Is your car EWS or does it have a throttle cable?...

Is your car EWS or does it have a throttle cable? If it's a cable, maybe there's too much slack in the cable and full pedal travel is only opening up the throttle part way.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-10-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Biasvoltage
I've seen grey market cars with those cloth...

I've seen grey market cars with those cloth seats. Does it have an import sticker on the door jamb? I understand that's a get out of smogcheck free ticket.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-05-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Biasvoltage
Sold!

Sold!
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-30-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Biasvoltage
Here are a few pictures:

Here are a few pictures:
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-29-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Biasvoltage
FS: 1990 535i 5 speed

Bought an E34 M5 and don't have room for both - and this is far, far to nice to be a parts car.

$2495

Located in Los Angeles (SFV)

1990 535i 5 speed
Solid rust free California car
251k...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-07-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,601
Posted By Biasvoltage
Just wanted to express my admiration for your...

Just wanted to express my admiration for your ability and work ethic.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-13-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Biasvoltage
What's with the tiny low res pictures? Like a...

What's with the tiny low res pictures? Like a 1997 Geocities webpage.

The m30 is as solid an engine as you can hope for. Reading posts here it would appear that the M30 is somewhat susceptible...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Biasvoltage
I actually said exactly this to the dealer I...

I actually said exactly this to the dealer I bought the 328i from! He was trying to steer me towards an F10 528i; I said no way, it handles like a 75 Buick Electra and has a puny 4 cylinder engine,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Biasvoltage
10 years was a good run .. traded in my 03 525iT today

Ten years and 160k miles (on the original 5HP19 transmission no less) seemed like a solid run, but it was finally time to trade in the best car I have ever owned. Picked up a 2013 E92 328i coupe,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-22-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Biasvoltage
Welcome to E34 land, and what a way to start!...

Welcome to E34 land, and what a way to start! Looking forward to the pictures.

I've owned an '03 525iT since '06, and bought my first E34 (a '90 535i/5) this year just to have something to learn...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-07-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Biasvoltage
Water is actually a more efficient coolant than...

Water is actually a more efficient coolant than the antifreeze - the antifreeze is there to lower the freezing point of the water so the block doesn't crack at 32F (it also contains some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Biasvoltage
2nd cooling system refresh (50k miles after first one): some observations

4 years and 50k miles ago, I replaced the cooling system on my 2003 525iT. (at the time, there was right around 100k miles on the original components). I used a Stewart water pump, Behr radiator,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-03-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 825
Posted By Biasvoltage
That's what she said! And that's what I did...

That's what she said!

And that's what I did - I was just (poorly, apparently) indicating to the OP that he may have to unscrew the tip, depending on the nature of his specific set of spark plug...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-03-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 825
Posted By Biasvoltage
There are some sets of spark plug wires - like...

There are some sets of spark plug wires - like the one I bought from rockauto - that will only connect to the threaded terminal.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-01-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Biasvoltage
Fan problems are a known E34 issue: The worn fan...

Fan problems are a known E34 issue: The worn fan motor causes increased current draw, overheating the fan wiring. It has been known to cause catastrophic fires, so you want to get on top of this...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-22-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 13,091
Posted By Biasvoltage
Technically I did all of this yesterday on the...

Technically I did all of this yesterday on the 1990 535i/5:

- Adjusted valves
- replaced spark plugs (removing a very old set of Bosch +4s and installing a set of NGK plain copper plugs, and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-04-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Biasvoltage
I'm terrified of going underneath a car at the...

I'm terrified of going underneath a car at the PYP. One yard I go to has these stands made out of a piece of 6" pipe welded to a 18" square steel plate that the cars are perched on. Most of them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,182
Posted By Biasvoltage
Tip on parts from another LA area E39 owner: ...

Tip on parts from another LA area E39 owner: Autohaus AZ has great prices on stuff, free shipping for orders over 75 bucks, plus the fact that it's in AZ means no sales tax, but geographically close...
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