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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-24-2014, 01:28 AM
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Posted By Radian
:rofl: :beerchug:

:rofl: :beerchug:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-22-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
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: 284
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: 26
Views: 853
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: 828
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: 828
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: 828
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: 297
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: 673
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: 673
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: 828
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: 297
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: 431
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...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-12-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,752
Posted By Radian
Very likely just the fuel pump. :dunno: Mine...

Very likely just the fuel pump. :dunno:

Mine whirs like an electric razor, granted it's original.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By Radian
Juniper, good luck with that color down the road....

Juniper, good luck with that color down the road.

Back in the day, BMW offered the 3-series in a factory metallic "Daytona Purple". My local dealership had one E36 M3 in that color, and it took...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-09-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,752
Posted By Radian
That's normal for the E34. It's not mileage...

That's normal for the E34. It's not mileage related. It's a result of the shape of the fuel tank in combination with a fuel gauge that is not linearized.

The sending unit is linear in of itself,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-05-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Radian
+1 on the ACS wheels. Sharp looking ride there....

+1 on the ACS wheels. Sharp looking ride there. :thumbup:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-05-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Radian
The bushings cleaned up power on/off transitions...

The bushings cleaned up power on/off transitions no doubt, but it'd be insightful to look particularly at differences in slalom times so that the forum can openly compare between the two types.
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-05-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Radian
I would strongly advise against this. For...

I would strongly advise against this.

For many good reasons to include this one:


Sorry in advance if I'm stepping on anyone's toes here, but every poly suspension bushing I've seen...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-04-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Radian
As long as the strut assembly is mechanically...

As long as the strut assembly is mechanically sound, more often than not the real noise maker ends up being the thrust arm bushing. If it's indeed an original part, then it's easily beyond its...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-04-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Radian
Did you use new mounts when you reassembled the...

Did you use new mounts when you reassembled the strut?

Could also be a thrust arm bushing on its way out now that everything is really tight. :dunno:

With Bilstein Sports as firm as they are,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Radian
Three things come to mind: 1. An improper...

Three things come to mind:

1. An improper fit between the damper cartridge and the strut housing.

2. An improper fit or assembly of the strut mount.

3. Coil binding of the spring.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-01-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Radian
Cars yield little if any investment...

Cars yield little if any investment potential....especially ones that have been tricked out by their previous owners.

:bling: Residual value of a used car weighs heavily upon whether or not it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-24-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,010
Posted By Radian
When's the last time the injectors were cleaned...

When's the last time the injectors were cleaned off the car? :dunno:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-24-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,334
Posted By Radian
For $5000, sure. ;)

For $5000, sure. ;)
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