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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By ThoreauHD
I agree with Einstein. Buy the car from a mature...

I agree with Einstein. Buy the car from a mature owner. Not a teenie bopper who spent all his money on pimping it with bling, rather than repairs. The part that consistently wears on my car are...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-26-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By ThoreauHD
The trunk wiring loom is normally shorting out by...

The trunk wiring loom is normally shorting out by this time. Also check that your headlight connector isn't melted or charred and shorting out.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By ThoreauHD
Check your ecu codes via stomp test first. Not...

Check your ecu codes via stomp test first. Not enough info.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By ThoreauHD
See the brake booster vacuum leak thread below. ...

See the brake booster vacuum leak thread below. Also keep in mind that your MAF may simply have gone bad.
But as that is one of the most expensive parts on the car, explore the vac leak first.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-24-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By ThoreauHD
Yes it fits. But be warned, you want a single...

Yes it fits. But be warned, you want a single sparking electrode, no 2, 3, or 4 electrodes. It creates more heat, which preignites and screws up timing. Something like a Bosch iridium, ngk single,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-14-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By ThoreauHD
Rear Suspension Question

The E34 has a negative 3 degree camber by default. It's intentionally set that way for holding curves. That's why you can take a roundabout at 60 and feel it planted. To change that, you would need...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-01-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By ThoreauHD
Overheating! Electric cooling fan in front of radiator not working.

The aux fan resistor is $20 at bavauto. Easy to replace.


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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-01-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Oil
Views: 339
Posted By ThoreauHD
Oil

Or the fuel mixture is off because his oxygen sensor is dying.


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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-16-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By ThoreauHD
Don't try to diagnose jack until a week after you...

Don't try to diagnose jack until a week after you change the fluid. Until the marketing dept creates the laws of physics, fluids will degrade.

4-5 qts redline D4ATF transmission fluid

2 qts...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-16-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,240
Posted By ThoreauHD
You installed a facebook addon in your browser. ...

You installed a facebook addon in your browser. I suggest not using Facebook if this has you confused. Facebook is a lemming tracker.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-16-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By ThoreauHD
After watching two mechanics snap my oil pan...

After watching two mechanics snap my oil pan drain plug off while I paid them as I lost money from not being at work, I decided that I needed a new approach.

So in steps my mityvac 7201 and 15...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-15-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By ThoreauHD
Castrol update

I just wanted to let folks know that Castrol STP synth is now BMW LL-01 certified. There's a buy one get one free sale at advance auto for January. The weight that I bought was 5w-40. I didn't...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-30-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By ThoreauHD
What does taking a microsd out have to do with...

What does taking a microsd out have to do with quadrupling storage capacity?

You do realize you don't transfer data to a microsd by taking it out of the phone, right?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-20-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,989
Posted By ThoreauHD
I get proper fluid flow through a broken rubber,...

I get proper fluid flow through a broken rubber, but that doesn't mean it's working.

Paper and rubber/petroleum, even your physically impossible lifetime fluid, degrades.

Blow off what we're...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-20-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,989
Posted By ThoreauHD
O2 sensor x 2 Fuel filter x 2 Possible Mass...

O2 sensor x 2
Fuel filter x 2
Possible Mass Air Flow meter an issue(MAF)- if it dies on you in the middle of the street.
Transmission fluid, Gear oil, and transmission filter kit(if it's an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,111
Posted By ThoreauHD
Everything Chinese is made to break. They don't...

Everything Chinese is made to break. They don't have to worry about lawsuits, just upsetting the harmony of the Communist Party. When you have one billion people and a one child policy, killing as...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-06-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,773
Posted By ThoreauHD
Why have none of you laid off rocket scientists...

Why have none of you laid off rocket scientists told him to check the fking error codes? Do a stomp test first. Stop flinging feces at a wall like howler monkeys. He's going to go broke before he...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-25-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,163
Posted By ThoreauHD
You should focus on replacing ALL of the fluids...

You should focus on replacing ALL of the fluids before you start eating through petro products with an engine cleaner. Brakes, radiator, transmission, gas filter(if your model has one) Focus on...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-23-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By ThoreauHD
Under the back seat. Just step in the car, grab...

Under the back seat. Just step in the car, grab firmly with your hands on the bottom where the carpet meets the seat, and yank the living **** out of it going straight up. You can pick up a battery...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,805
Posted By ThoreauHD
My BMW racing shop does my alignment with a...

My BMW racing shop does my alignment with a string. DIY is fine if you have a lift and a clue.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-15-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,791
Posted By ThoreauHD
Seefood, we all appreciate your enthusiasm, but...

Seefood, we all appreciate your enthusiasm, but what you are doing is called hijacking a thread.

Unless you are in a free association Ritalin recovery forum, it's considered impolite and more...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-13-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By ThoreauHD
What's wrong is that you have bald dry rotted...

What's wrong is that you have bald dry rotted tires on your car. You don't need to call Mr. Wizard to figure that out.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-07-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,390
Posted By ThoreauHD
Not really. Redline D4ATF x 4 Redline...

Not really.

Redline D4ATF x 4
Redline 75w-90 x 2
Automatic transmission filter kit

That's it.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-28-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,517
Posted By ThoreauHD
That was seriously off topic. Jay Leno would...

That was seriously off topic. Jay Leno would put his foot right in your balls for that one, just on principle.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By ThoreauHD
4 qts redline d4atf Automatic transmission...

4 qts redline d4atf
Automatic transmission filter kit
Change every 60k miles

There is no conditioner.
Find a BMW mechanic.
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